The “onlys” of salvation, Cross Encounters, 23. Apr 2017
Only Jesus, only Scripture, only grace, only through faith to the glory of God alone and so that no one may boast in their own works. We don’t have to do good works. We get to.
The blood that neutralizes the serpent’s venom, Cross Encounters, 26. Mar 2017
Rebellion and disobedience have infected and poisoned all humanity with sin and the sure consequence is death. But Jesus, who knew no sin, became sin for us and his blood was shed to bring us forgiveness and life.
The snare of sin, Cross Encounters, 19. Mar 2017
Sin has you tied up in knots? Are you fighting to free yourself only to find sin’s grip tighter around you? Stop struggling and start confessing. Allow the Saviour who has conquered sin to come to you, to rescue you and to set you free.
The illusion of pleasure, wisdom, power and wealth, Cross Encounters, 12. Mar 2017
They promise so much but deliver so little. Jesus delivers us from sin and assures us of eternal life.
Taken by the horns, Cross Encounters, 05. Mar 2017
Under trampled by sin? Jesus’ righteousness is proclaimed to you: your debt has been paid in full.
Keep away from idols!, Cross Encounters, 26. Feb 2017
"A god means that from which we are to expect all good and to which we are to take refuge in all distress, so that to have a God is nothing else than to trust and believe Him from the heart" [Explanation to the First Commandment in Martin Luther’s Large Catechism]
Beware of false prophets!, Cross Encounters, 19. Feb 2017
False prophets mistake their own thoughts for the word of God. They may deceive and lead many people away from the truth. They are often full of grandiose promises of blessings and riches but say almost nothing about the disastrous effects sin has upon us. They cause people to doubt the Holy Scriptures and fail to provide people with God’s comfort.
From tragedy to glory, Cross Encounters, 29. Jan 2017
God's children through Christ. God's anointed King Jesus transforms crippled and lame sinners into the glory of His image.
Is Christianity relevant or counter-cultural?, Cross Encounters, 22. Jan 2017
This week Pastor Jon tells us that when we are one with Christ we can stand united and before God.
Seek the Lord “where” He may be found!, Cross Encounters, 15. Jan 2017
We cannot find God by our reason or strength. God’s Word leads us to Jesus. In Him our faith finds salvation.
Praise the Lord, O my soul!, Cross Encounters, 08. Jan 2017
God doesn’t need us to massage His ego. Rather, we give Him praise and honour for what He has done for us.
Don’t hide in the darkness!, Cross Encounters, 01. Jan 2017
Pastor Jon reminds us that in the New Year temptations are bound to come and advises us to seek security and shelter from the attacks of the evil one in God who is our fortress.
Jesus Christ: the Christmas present that really matters, Cross Encounters, 25. Dec 2016
Didn’t get what you wanted this Christmas? God gave us what we really need: salvation through His Son Jesus.
Sing “Glory to God in the highest”, Cross Encounters, 18. Dec 2016
Sing because God has come to us. Sing because God is with us and for us.
Let it be according to Your Word, Cross Encounters, 11. Dec 2016
The Holy Spirit works God’s will among humanity through the proclamation of His Word.
Jesus the Greatest, Cross Encounters, 04. Dec 2016
If you are looking for the greatest, look no further than Jesus
The voice of God’s mercy, Cross Encounters, 27. Nov 2016
Lift up your voice in praise; in the coming of Jesus Christ God came to save you.
How Long, O Lord?, Cross Encounters, 20. Nov 2016
Are you under attack? Consumed by sorrow? Have these things gone overtime? Remember, God is the ultimate time keeper and He will deal bountifully with those who trust in Him. Listen to Pastor Jon Ehlers’ devotion on Psalm 13 in Cross Encounters.
The heavy yoke and the light burden, Cross Encounters, 16. Oct 2016
Humans to often live their life as oxen of old – toiling and dying – but isn’t there more to it?
The Fall, Cross Encounters, 25. Sep 2016
We do not need an improved self. We need a new self through Christ.
Lost, sought, found!, Cross Encounters, 18. Sep 2016
Pastor Ehlers reflects on God’s joy over the repentant sinner.
Branded mavericks, Cross Encounters, 11. Sep 2016
Baptism: God’s way of marking His own
The hammer of God, Cross Encounters, 28. Aug 2016
The voice that breaks hearts of stone and creates new life.
Wait on The Lord, Cross Encounters, 21. Aug 2016
Are we to wait passively or actively for His coming? Pastor Ehlers reflects on what it means to wait on The Lord