Prayer of the day: O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, and His mercies endure forever! In the midst of Your blessings, grant me a thankful heart to praise You for caring for my needs of body and soul. Amen.
Welcome to Immanuel Lutheran in Seymour, IN! At Immanuel our mission is to "Connect People to the Life, Calling, and Community of Christ."
7:00 pm. Communion follows 2nd, 4th and 5th Sunday.
God's Word This Week
ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (31 July 2016)
Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12–14; 2:18–26 Colossians 3:1–11 Luke 12:13–21
Faith in Christ Is Rich toward God
To live for earthly things “is vanity and a striving after wind,” and work that is driven by such vanity “is an unhappy business” (Eccl. 1:13–14). The man who lives like that has nothing to show for “all the toil and striving of heart with which he toils beneath the sun … all his days are full of sorrow” (Eccl. 2:22–23). So, too, your “covetousness, which is idolatry” (Col. 3:5), makes a god out of that which cannot give you life or happiness. For “one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions” (Luke 12:15). But “Christ who is your life” (Col. 3:4), in giving you Himself, gives you all the wealth of heaven. Instead of striving to lay up treasures for yourself, be “rich toward God” in Him (Luke 12:21).