Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Colossians 1:27-28: To them [Gentile Christians] God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of his mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.
Why Do We Teach?
It is to bring people, whether they're preschoolers, elementary kids, middle schoolers, intermediate schoolers, high schoolers, college students, and beyond, the power and riches of the wisdom of God encapsulated in Jesus Christ Himself. Jesus told the remaining 11 apostles to make disciples by means of baptism AND teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.
We teach in order to get the riches of the life that is Christian into people's lives. That is why we have a school. That is why we have Sunday School classes for children and adults.
We want people, all people, to experience God's love. Sometimes love says, "No, that is wrong. That is sinful. Do you not know this? You were taught the laws of God. Did you chose not to remember?" Love says, "I'm sorry. I was wrong. I know that is sinful against God and against you. Will you please forgive me?" Love also says, "I Do forgive you because Jesus forgave you of all your sins. You are a saint, forgiven and love by means of the sacrifice of Jesus. NOW, go and sin no more."
This is maturity of faith and life with God through Jesus.
Pastor Robert Hemsath joined Faith Lutheran Church and School as the Senior Pastor in January 2017. Pastor Hemsath comes to FLC from Christ the King Lutheran Church in Waxahachie, TX. He has also served congregations in Aberdeen, ID and Pocatello, ID. He has been a Lutheran pastor for the past 20 years.