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Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church - The Bronx, New York.  A Parish of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod where “God’s People Pray.”

The Rev. Dr. Dien Ashley Taylor, Pastor

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Moved from Fear to Joy: A Christmas Gift that Keeps GivingFilled with Joy, Peace, and Hope

 

God fills His people with joy in believing as He calls them to faith by the Holy Spirit.  Joy is not the absence of sadness as much as it is the appreciation of Christ’s saving presence regardless of our circumstances.  As weeping tarries for the night, joy comes in the morning.  It came on a morning two thousand years ago to weeping women after they witnessed the death of their leader and teacher when they arrived at His tomb and heard the words, “He is risen.”  Christ’s precious blood that was shed on the cross for our sin covers us and makes us righteous before God, bringing us into His presence.  Baptized into Christ’s death and resurrection, we enjoy God’s saving presence.   The joy that the world could never give us is ours as the Holy Spirit calls us to faith in Christ.  Remembering our baptisms daily, joy becomes a daily part of our lives.  Thanks be to God for joy through the Holy Spirit!

 

God fills His people with peace in believing as He calls them to faith by the Holy Spirit.  Peace that the world cannot give is the wholeness, completeness and “sound mindedness” that dispels worry and concern.  Jesus the Prince of Peace brings peace to us through the forgiveness of our sin through His obedient death and resurrection to save us.  Having been justified by His grace, we have peace through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Peace is not the absence of hardship; peace is wholeness and completeness in life in the midst of life’s challenges that allows us to serve Him without fear but with courage, steadfastness and commitment.  “I forgive you all your sins,” we hear spoken to us, and that forgiveness offers peace to troubled and downtrodden sinners.  Holy Absolution makes for a wholly different way of living.  Thanks be to God for peace through the Holy Spirit!

 

God fills His people with hope in believing as He calls them to faith by the Holy Spirit.  Hope does not disappoint us because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts by the Holy Spirit.  Hope is not grounded in what we see or how we regard our circumstances.  Hope is not restricted to our own ideas and notions.  Hope is grounded in Christ.  It is a view of the future that He gives us rooted in His past faithfulness that affects our present day approach to life and living.  Celebrated by us as it is delivered to us in the Lord’s Supper, we eat and drink hope in the midst of a doomsday world.  As Saint Justin Martyr reminded us nearly two thousand years ago, the congregation responds to Christ’s gifts offered to us at the altar with the great “Amen.”  It is an “Amen” not only sung only in God’s house but lived each day by God’s people as we embrace God’s perspective on life and living.  Thanks be to God for hope by the Holy Spirit!

 

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.  (Romans 15:13 ESV)

 

Peace, joy, and hope, through the Holy Spirit,

Pastor

 

 

Worship Services

Saturday Liturgy: 7PM

Sunday Liturgies: 8AM & 11AM

Wednesday Liturgy: 7:30PM

 

Anointing with Oil for Healing: Once a month as indicated in the calendar.

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A Brief History

By the mercy of Almighty God, Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Bronx, New York, was founded in 1928.

 

Members of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Yonkers who lived in the Wakefield section of the Bronx in...

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Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church

4360 Rev. Theodore Wittrock Crossing

(Boyd and Barnes Avenues)

The Bronx, NY 10466-1804

Phone: 718.324.1288  -  Fax: 718.324.2056

 

Email: office@redeemerlutheranbronx.org

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