Posts Tagged ‘Jesus’

Steve Harvey Gets It Wrong Again – Don’t Jump

Maybe some of you have seen the video below.  If has been going around on the internet in a viral fashion (almost 50 millions views). No, not the one where Harvey mistakenly crowns the wrong gal the beauty pageant queen, but the one where he “preaches” at the Family Feud audience.  This is the one is which […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on January 20th, 2016 under News Clippings, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , ,  •  1 Comment

#LoveSins

If by love, we mean simply that affectionate feeling we have towards the things we desire or fancy or trust in, then love does not always win.  Many times #LoveSins.   The obese man loves everything about food and so he fills his mouth celebrating victories and swallowing defeats to make everything sweeter.  The sports […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on June 30th, 2015 under News Clippings, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , , ,  •  1 Comment

Three Ways to Keep Amillennials in the Church

I have noticed that my Facebook feed that there is great concern over how to keep amillennials in the Church.  My own district in the LC-MS has identified this as the prime concern upon the minds of the clergy and laypeople.  Let me offer three ways to keep amillennials in the Church. 1)  Keep them […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on November 15th, 2014 under Humor, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , ,  •  1 Comment

God’s invisible creations…more than angels

We confess in the Nicene Creed that God created all things, visible and invisible.  But sadly when someone asks what we mean by God’s invisible creations, we usually have little to say.  We speak quickly of angels, trying not to say more than we really know.  After that, we go silent. But I would argue […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on September 8th, 2014 under Marriage and Family, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , , ,  •  1 Comment

What does the Fox Say?

If you haven’t heard the song, blessed are you.  A song with the above title is the latest internet craze.  Gangham Style is ancient news and the Harlem Shake has come to a still and silent end. Here is the video of The Fox.  Be the one of the first 175 Million to watch it: […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on October 31st, 2013 under News Clippings, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , ,  •  3 Comments

Why do you go to church?

Why do you go to church?  Most in our day think that if one goes to church, they go to show God how much they love him.  They go to serve him.  They go to give him glory.  They go to serve Jesus. Luke 10:40-41  But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on July 15th, 2013 under Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  No Comments

In the Womb

Luke 1:39-42  In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a town in Judah,  and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth.  And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, and she exclaimed […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on January 10th, 2013 under Sermons, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  No Comments

The One Little Word That Fells the Devil

You know the hymn.  You probably sang it this morning: Though devils all the world should fill All eager to devour us. We tremble not we fear no ill; They shall not overpow’r us. This world’s prince may still Scowl fierce as he will, He can harm us none. He’s judged; the deed is done; […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on October 28th, 2012 under Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , , ,  •  2 Comments

Hooking up with Jesus

It is sadly common behavior in our day: hooking up.  For those who do not know (blessed are you), the term refers to a casual sexual encounter without any strings attached.  On college campuses, it has become the norm rather than the exception for many students.  That is sad enough. But it has occurred to […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on October 8th, 2012 under Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  No Comments

Where is Jesus after Ascension?

Luke 24:51 While he blessed them, he parted from them and was carried up into heaven.  Where is Jesus the day after ascension?  Well the text makes clear that he is in heaven.  Shortest blog post ever, right?  And yet the two men in white that appear says the following. Acts 1:10-11  And while they […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on May 18th, 2012 under Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , ,  •  No Comments