Immanuel Lutheran High School, College, and Seminary
Eau Claire, WI

2018-03-05 ILC Chapel — Jesus, No Parlor Magician

2018 Chapels -
Jesus, No Parlor Magician

 

Date : 2018-03-05
Speaker : Seminarian Cory Drehle
Luke 11:14-20, 27-28
A House Divided Cannot Stand
14 And He was casting out a demon, and it was mute. So it was, when the demon had gone out, that the mute spoke; and the multitudes marveled. 15 But some of them said, “He casts out demons by Beelzebub,[a] the ruler of the demons.” 16 Others, testing Him, sought from Him a sign from heaven. 17 But He, knowing their thoughts, said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and a house divided against a house falls. 18 If Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? Because you say I cast out demons by Beelzebub. 19 And if I cast out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges. 20 But if I cast out demons with the finger of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you . . . 27 And it happened, as He spoke these things, that a certain woman from the crowd raised her voice and said to Him, “Blessed is the womb that bore You, and the breasts which nursed You!”
28 But He said, “More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”

Hymn: TLH 381: I Know my Faith is Founded

Hymnary.org Organ Audio


1. I know my faith is founded 
On Jesus Christ, my God and Lord; 
And this my faith confessing 
Unmoved I stand upon His Word. 
Man’s reason cannot fathom 
The truth of God profound; 
Who trusts her subtle wisdom 
Relies on shifting ground. 
God’s Word is all-sufficient, 
It makes divinely sure, 
And trusting in its wisdom, 
My faith shall rest secure. 

2. Increase my faith, dear Savior, 
For Satan seeks by night and day 
To rob me of this treasure 
And take my hope of bliss away. 
But, Lord, with Thee beside me, 
I shall be undismayed; 
And led by Thy good Spirit, 
I shall be unafraid. 
Abide with me, O Savior, 
A firmer faith bestow; 
Then I shall bid defiance 
To every evil foe. 

3. In faith, Lord, let me serve Thee; 
Though persecution, grief and pain 
Should seek to overwhelm me, 
Let me a steadfast trust retain; 
And then at my departure 
Take Thou me home to Thee 
And let me there inherit 
All thou hast promised me. 
In life and death, Lord, keep me 
Until Thy heaven I gain, 
Where I by Thy great mercy 
The end of faith attain.