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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Proper 21

And being found in human form, [Jesus] humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2.

What does it mean for God in human flesh Jesus to be exalted? Simply this: He did what no one else could do, that is die for the world’s sin. And this is the very same exalted name placed on you in your baptism. Your name is with His. You are forgiven all your sins. So we boldly confess with our lips and our lives all that Jesus has done for us!

These Seeds of Faith have been sown by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bridgeport, NE. I’m Pastor Allen Strawn.

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