Holy Cross Lutheran Church 1414 E. Wabash Crawfordsville, IN 47933
Coming this Sunday.........August 2, 2015
God had wonderfully rained down blessing upon the Israelites by sending Moses to lead them from slavery in Egypt, through the sea, to freedom. Yet, as soon as difficulties arose, the people grumbled against Moses and Aaron. Their grumbling went even deeper, for it was really grumbling against God. Some things never change! God wonderfully rains down blessing upon us, bringing us from the slavery of sin and death to a whole new life through the waters of Baptism. Yet when difficulties arise, we grumble and complain. We think our complaining is just a little thing or against people we do not like, yet many times it is ultimately against God. God’s response to the Israelites was to keep being who He is and keep doing what He does; He rained down manna and quail on them. This was not to reward their complaining but to move them to thank, praise, serve, and obey Him. So God today rains down on us the bread of life, the body and blood of Christ. This is not so that we will complain all the more, but so that we, too, would thank, praise, serve, and obey Him.
Pastor's Message - What is it?
Holy Communion will be offered
Welcome to the Holy Cross Lutheran Church web site. We are glad you have stopped by as we gather before the altar of God the Father and beneath the cross of His Son, Jesus Christ. These are big days for our little congregation and we want you to share in our excitement with the spiritual leadership of Pastor Steve and pray that together we will grow in spirit and in numbers.
In God's Word today we hear about faith - no matter how little - that can accomplish great things in God's Kingdom. But we also hear a warning for those who would water down the Gospel and become a stumbling block to the faithful.
How are we called to respond to those who get in the way of the message of Christ Crucified? We call them to repent and then we forgive them. The church is in the forgiveness business. Faith, even a mustard seed sized faith clings to Jesus.
We are called to be faithful but also to remove the stumbling blocks that would cause other to lose faith. We are all unworthy servants and yet have been given a great responsibility with the faith we have. Faith is active and busy and even just a little can be used to bring the assurance of salvation to all who will hear.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us... Hebrews 12:1