“The world against me rages, Its fury I disdain; Though bitter war it wages, Its work is all in vain. My heart from care is free, No trouble troubles me. Misfortune now is play, And night is bright as day.” Rev. Paul Gerhardt (1607-76) , a Lutheran theologian “sifted in Satan’s sieve,” teaches us to sing under the cross. https://blog.cph.org/worship/composer-of-the-month-paul-gerhardt Jubilate calls us to “shout for joy to God” during the “little while” of this present evil age – for Christ has triumphed for us, risen for us, ascended for us, rules for us, and is coming again for us soon! Culture cannot “cancel” Jesus for He is The Truth! Sermon Text: 1 Peter 2:11-20. Sermon Theme: “Citizens of Heaven Living On Earth!” Preached for Jubilate, the Fourth Sunday of Easter, 25-April-2021, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Tell City, Indiana by Rev. Nathan J. Rusert.
1 Today Your mercy calls usTo wash away our sin.However great our trespass,Whatever we have been,However long from mercyOur hearts have turned away,Your precious blood