Fourth Sunday of Easter – Information and Live Stream

Our Redeemer Lutheran has been safely worshipping in-person for quite sometime and we would love to have you join us! Here are this week’s scripture lessons, a brief explanation of the day, and some additional information so you can join us in-person! If you are unable to join us in-person, no worries. You can join via live-stream on our YouTube Channel or by watching the live-stream below!

This Week’s Scripture Readings:
Acts 4:1–12
1 John 3:16–24
John 10:11–18

Jesus, the Good Shepherd, Lays Down His Life for the Sheep

The Lord Jesus is “the good shepherd” who “lays down his life for the sheep” (John 10:11). His life is not taken from Him, but He lays it down willingly, of His own accord, because He knows and loves the sheep. As the One sent by the Father, He has the “authority to lay it down” and the “authority to take it up again” (John 10:18). So has He done, and now He continues to love and serve as the Good Shepherd of the sheep by the voice of His Gospel. He thus calls all people into the fold of His Church, so that there may be “one flock, one shepherd” (John 10:16). That is why the apostles “were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection from the dead” (Acts 4:2). Since “there is salvation in no one else,” His voice rings out to this day through the preaching of His name, “for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). His voice comforts our hearts against all condemnation and gives us courage to “love one another” and “to lay down our lives for the brothers,” as He laid down His life for us (1 John 3:16, 23).

Our Service starts at 9:30 AM at Our Redeemer in Kingsgate. We ask that you please wear a mask and feel free to join us after the service for coffee and fellowship! See you there!