Who Goes with You into Surgery?

One of my vain ideas was to reach 60 without being an inpatient of a hospital. Didn’t work. Two Januaries in a row, I was hospitalized. I was a suffering puppy, though still nothing like many around me. My condition … Continue reading

When God Tests You — Sermon by Pastor Rolf Preus

Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.  Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. No temptation has … Continue reading

Husband, Love your Wife with the Small Catechism

Adam fell down on his vocation as catechist of Eve. Ever since, husbands have had the tendency to default on their calling to teach the Word to their wives. This sin of husbands has had terrible effects in marriage and … Continue reading

“Between God and the Devil” — Sermon by Pastor Rolf Preus

“Between God and the Devil” + + + The First Sunday in Lent February 14, 2016 St. Matthew 4:4 Trinity Lutheran Church, Sidney, Montana St John Lutheran Church, Fairview, Montana Pastor Rolf Preus “But He answered and said, ‘It is … Continue reading

Satan, the World’s First Feminist

Adam did battle with Satan in the Garden Paradise and lost. It was a no-contest, really. By the time round two came around, Eden had been a distant memory and Satan had home-field advantage. The desert wilderness couldn’t have been … Continue reading

Sermon — Pr. Rolf Preus — Our Victory over the Devil

Sermon Text: Matt 4:1-11 February 22, 2015 — Lent 1   The temptation of Christ is one of the most wonderful events in all of human history. In the cosmic battle between God and the devil, this event displays God’s … Continue reading

One Question Satan Wants Every Church to Ask

Not all questions are good questions.  Godly curiosity has limitations.  The serpent’s question, “Did God really say…?” (Genesis 3:1) resulted in the fall into sin.  The question seemed innocent enough, which is exactly what Satan wanted.  After all, the tree … Continue reading