Three Sermons from Mount Olive's 2020 Higher Things Retreat: Pastors Ted Giese, Todd Guggenmos and Arron Gust
Watching with Wisdom, Knowledge, & Understanding – Regina, SK, CAN – February 20-21, 2020
Three Sermons from - Pr. Ted Giese of Mount Olive Lutheran Church - Regina (the Host Congragation), Rev. Todd Guggenmos of The Triune Lutheran Parish - Langenburg, Landestreu, & MacNutt and Rev. Arron Gust of Grace Lutheran Church - Regina.
Opening Devine Service Scripture Readings - Old Testament Reading: Proverbs 4:1–11, Epistle Reading: 1 John 5:13–20, Gospel Reading: Luke 2:40–52
"And the child [Jesus] grew and became strong, filled with wisdom. And the favour of God was upon Him." (Luke 2:40 ESV)
Pr. Giese mentions this hymn LSB # 585, “Lord Jesus Christ, with Us Abide” which was sung at both the opening and closing Divine Service in his sermon. He especialy mentions verse 5 “Restrain, O Lord, the human pride That seeks to thrust Your truth aside Or with some man-made thoughts or things Would dim the words Your Spirit sings.” Have a listen.
Matins Scripture Readings - Old Testament Reading: Proverbs 18:1–10
"A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion." (Proverbs 18:2 ESV) The World is like that, but should the Christian be like that in the World?
Pr. Guggenmos encourages people to monitor their screen time and then plan to spend 50% of their screen time the next week studying Gods word carving out for themselves a time for learning from the Lord in Scripture reading, instruction and devotional reading. He also makes this good point, "It’s good to express opinions but they ought to be formed by the knowledge of the word of God, or the fear of God.” How can you do that when you arn't a student of God's Word?
Closing Devine Service Scripture Readings - Old Testament Reading: Proverbs 19:20–23, Epistle Reading: 1 Corinthians 2:6–16, Gospel Reading: Matthew 10:5–16
“Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves." (Matthew 10:16 ESV) Living as ones sent by Christ.