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ST. LUKE LUTHERAN JACKSON, MICHIGAN

 

ST. LUKE LUTHERAN CHURCH

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JESUS LOVES ME LEARNING CENTER 

3501 Morrill Road, Jackson, Michigan 49201

517-782-0114 · Fax: 517-782-4577

St. Luke Lutheran Church has been planted by God to give the people of Jackson County  what they need most -- the message of free and full forgiveness through Jesus Christ. That good news is at the heart of everything that happens here.

We want to share this message with you!

 

 

 

WORSHIP SERVICES

Sunday 9am

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Wednesday 7pm

(same service as the following Sunday)

 

 

 

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Today's Devotion
» Devotion - March 31, 2015

Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death—even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Philippians 2:5-11

A Savior Worthy of Honor

The highest honor given by the United States military is the Medal of Honor. It is awarded for personal acts of valor “above and beyond the call of duty.” The Medal of Honor was created in 1861 during the Civil War and only 3,469 medals have been awarded in more than 150 years. The Medal of Honor is truly a prestigious award.

Right now the church is celebrating Holy Week. It is a time when we remember all that Jesus did by his suffering and death to pay for the sins of the entire world. Jesus went “above and beyond the call of duty” to fight for us.

In a letter to the Philippians the apostle Paul lists some of the things Jesus did for us. Even though he is true God, Jesus willingly became a man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He lived a humble life and then, as the God-Man, gave his life as a payment for sin. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, he was crucified, died, and was buried. Jesus paid the ultimate price for our sin.

Not everyone knows or appreciates Jesus’ sacrifice, but a day is coming when they will. Jesus will receive the honor and recognition he deserves. Even now Jesus sits at the right hand of God ruling the world in the best interest of his children. And he will come again as a righteous judge. At that time all will recognize him as the Almighty Lord, and his believers will celebrate his sacrifice as our perfect Savior.

This week we will watch one more time as Jesus goes to battle for the world. Take time to consider and confess your sin that made his death necessary. Never doubt for a moment that this is a fight that Jesus has fought and won for you.

Prayer: 

Lord, thank you for sending Jesus as my perfect Savior. As I reflect on the payment he made for my sin, I am assured of his great love for me. May I respond by giving him the worship and praise he deserves. Amen.

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