In Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, Jesus teaches that our heavenly Father expects moral behavior from His people. Moreover, God expects that behavior to be motivated by proper motives and attitudes. “Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day He visits us” (1 Peter2:12) God is looking for us to do the proper things not because we want to please others, but so that God may be glorified. Paul wrote, “We are not trying to please men but God, who tests our hearts” (1 Thessalonians 2:4b) As redeemed people, we strive to do right, because God deserves nothing less from us. For more information on stewardship, please contact Max Buban.
About this blog
Welcome to my running online dialog on matters of our life together in faith community at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church—where the grace of Christ Jesus our Lord engages each of us and, in turn, sends us out to engage others with that grace as well. I look forward to learning and growing together.
- Pastor Steve Wachtman
- Kathy Freeman Summers appointed president and CEO, ELCA Foundation, and executive director, Mission Advancement