Grow in Grace Notes Devotions

Lord, What Should We Do?

“You brood of vipers!  Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?” (Luke 3:7).   Wow, is that John the Baptizer’s suggested homiletical greeting for Gaudete?  That historic name for ...

Do You Love Your Hearers? Then Speak of God’s Judgment!

“Where never is heard a discouraging word, and the skies are not cloudy all…Sunday.”  Such is the current reality in many Christian pulpits.  In misguided love preachers wash from their ...

Look Closer, What Whom Do You See?

(The following devotion was preached in the chapel of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary on Monday, October 8, 2018) Did anyone need to look very closely to find the malady of last ...

Living and Leading in the Kingdom of the Joyfully Double-Crossed!

Next week our seminary campus hosts the Symposium on the Pastor as Shepherd-Leader.  Since leadership is a “hot topic,” the world trumpets one new theory after another about the essence ...