Luke 6 - Why Forgive?

Luke 6:27-38 - “Why Forgive?”


Sunday the 24th of February is the seventh Sunday in an unusually long Epiphany season (because Lent starts very late this year). At Lord and Savior Ev. Lutheran Church in Crystal Lake, Pastor David Carlovsky will again be preaching on the Old Testament lesson for that Sunday (Genesis 45:3-8a,15). This is part of the story of Joseph, who was sold into slavery by his own brothers but forgave them all. On a human level, we can think of many reasons why forgiveness doesn't seem to make sense.  Why forgive? Pastor Carlovsky will combine the Joseph story with thoughts from the Gospel lesson (Luke 6:27-38) about loving your enemies, to answer the question "Why forgive?” as well as to learn how we should forgive. 

The sermon theme will be:  "LEARN TO FORGIVE!” 

   I. With no conditions!

  II. Understanding God's plan!

 III. Trusting God's will!  

Luke 9:28-36 - “See the Glory of the Lord!”

The following Sunday, March 3rd, is Transfiguration Sunday. Pastor Carlovsky will be preaching on the Gospel lesson for that Sunday (Luke 9:28-36), which is Luke's account of the Transfiguration. In spirit we will stand on the Mount of Transfiguration.  Some interesting things happened on the top of mountains in the Bible.  On Mt. Moriah the Lord told Abraham to sacrifice Isaac.  On Mt. Carmel Elijah had his famous showdown with the prophets of Baal.  On Mt. Ararat the ark came to rest.  On Mt. Sinai Moses was given the Ten Commandments.  On Mt. Calvary Jesus died for our sins.  So it doesn't surprise us when Jesus decided to reveal His glory on a mountain!

In the sermon we will journey up the mountain with the three disciples and through the eyes of faith we will... "SEE THE GLORY OF THE LORD!"

   I. In a transfiguration

  II. In a heavenly conversation

 III. In the lives of His disciples

Visitors are always welcome at Lord & Savior. Lord & Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church in Crystal Lake is worshipping on its regular (non-summer) schedule — a single service each week on Sundays at 9:00am. The congregation’s regular services are recorded each week and appear on Cable TV's public access channel in the Crystal Lake/ McHenry/ Woodstock area -- every Monday at 4:00pm. The church is located at 9300 Ridgefield Road (at Route 14). For more information, contact Rev. David Carlovsky at (815) 455-4175 (church) or (815) 444-6647 (Parsonage).