Scriptures: Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22; Ephesians 2:1-10 NRSV
Preaching: Pastor Dirk Stadtlander
Sermon: "Come Together: Freed by Christ"
In the second chapter of his letter to the Ephesians, Paul tells us we have been made alive in Christ and gives us a cornerstone verse in Lutheran theology (Ephesians 2:8-9), "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast." We no longer have to earn our way to heaven or work to achieve our own salvation. We have been set free by Jesus Christ.