Rev. Arturo Mendez Sermon Theme: Freedom of the Will Sermon Text: Rom:8:7; 1Cor:12:3         7  For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot. During This Lent Season we began our Series regarding on Lutheran Doctrine meaning on what we believe teach and confess about the creation of the World and today we are go deep in what we believe about the Freedom of the Will. Lets see what  Dr Martin Luther teach us about this.   Martin Luther addressed this issue in his work "De Servo Arbitrio" (On the Bondage of the Will), in response to the ideas presented by the Catholic theologian Erasmus of Rotterdam. Luther teach that, due to original sin, the human will is enslaved and not free to choose good on its own. He maintained that the human will is completely inclined toward evil and can only be freed by the grace of God. In other words, human freedom is constrained by total depravity of sin, and without divine int
Rev. Arturo Mendez  07/09/2023 Sermon:Romans 7:14-25 Sermon Theme:   "Sold to Sin, Set Free by Grace: The Battle of Human Nature"   14  For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am of the flesh, sold under sin.  15  For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.  16  Now if I do what I do not want, I agree with the law, that it is good.  17  So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me.  18  For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out.  19  For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing.  20  Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. First, let me briefly contextualize this passage. Paul, in his letter to the Romans, addresses the crucial question of justification  The apostle teaches us that we are all sinners and
Call to Mission: “Extending the Hands of Love and Hope to the World" Rev. Arturo Mendez   Sermon: Text: Matt: 28:16-20   Sermon Theme:  A Call to Mission: “Extending the Hands of Love and Hope to the World"     Grace and peace be with you,   I would like to start different today, just think for a moment what it is the most greatest places that you have been on vacations, or what is your favorite dish that you like it a lot and you want to talk about it, for example I would like to share with you my last year vacations in Colorado Springs, and I would like to share with you, and please don’t miss understand my point, cause I really don’t want be boastful,  but I really want that you had the same special moment that we have, we really enjoy it a lot, for example the first day we ride with horses in the garden of the gods, beautiful place to visit, then the second day we ride the train on the side of the Arkansas river, the third day we do ziplining and boat rafting in the river
The Day of the Unleavened Bread  Rev. Arturo Mendez   Sermon Text: Lev. 23:4-8 Matt: 26:17:29   Sermon Theme: the Day of Unleavened Bread         Lev:23:4-8     4  “These are the appointed feasts of the   Lord , the   holy convocations, which you shall proclaim at the time appointed for them.   5  In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight, [ a ]   is the   Lord 's Passover.   6  And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the   Lord ; for seven days you shall eat unleavened bread.   7  On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall not do any ordinary work. 8  But you shall present a food offering to the   Lord   for seven days. On the seventh day is a holy convocation; you shall not do any ordinary work.”   23:4–8 This passage and its parallel in Num 28:16–25 provide further regulations for Passover, which was instituted in Exod 12 (compare Deut 16:1–8). Passover is an annual commemoration of events leading

Jesus HIs Character Lent

Rev. Arturo Mendez Sermon Text: Isaiah:11:2,  Luke 2:52, Luke 4:18 Sermon Theme: Jesus His Character.                Isaiah:11:2  And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him  the Spirit of wisdom and understanding,  the Spirit of counsel and might,  the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. What is the character of Jesus in his Divine Nature? first we will know that Jesus is the Promised Messiah, He is the Son of God, who comes to save the world, of Our sins. And to fulfill the Prophets,  The prophet Isaiah was Prophecy the Messiah, Jesus Christ, the True King the Anointed one By God the Father as a True King of the whole World, this Characteristics that God has given to His Son Jesus are, Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel and Might, Knowledge and fear to the Lord.  God the Father has Anointed to His Son Jesus in the Baptism, the Heavens where open and a Voice form HEAVEN Said this is my beloved Son, John bore Witness about this the Spirit of the Lord descend from Heaven and re
Rev. Arturo Mendez Advent Mid Week Dec 7 2022 Sermon Theme: The First Promise to Abraham 3 I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed. A double stream of narrative runs through the first four books of the Pentateuch. One of these may be called the Priestly narrative—the other, the Prophetical narrative. The text sets before us one of the characteristic features of the Prophetical narrative—that consciousness of the ideal destiny of Israel which developed afterwards into the definite hope commonly called Messianic. God Yahweh has already made a promise to Abraham his chosen one, he was chosen not because he was a good person nor much better than others, just by mercy he was chosen by God, because we need to remember that because of the disobedience of our first parents Adam and Eve, original sin came into the world, and in consequence of their disobedience we were co-heirs of original sin, so God ma
Sunday Nov 20 2022 Last Sunday of the Church Year Prop.20   Rev. Arturo Mendez Sermon Text: Luke 23:27-43 SermonTheme: Following Jesus is a Mourn and Lament? Or Hope and Joy ?         27  And there followed him a great multitude of the people and of women who were mourning and lamenting for him.  28  But turning to them Jesus said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.  29  For behold, the days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren and the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’  30  Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us,’ and to the hills, ‘Cover us.’  31  For if they do these things when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?” Why do we begin to follow Jesus? Perhaps we have begun to follow it because we want to receive some favor from Him or because we are in pain and struggles, a lot of the best thing would be to follow Him for Hope and Joy, which I think is the