All Saints Lutheran Church

4325 SW Green Oaks Blvd
Arlington, TX 76017

Office: 817-483-1631

CLC: 817-483-6692

Fax: 817-483-8731

Email: office@allsaintsarlington.org

URL: http://allsaintsarlington.org/

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Traditional: 8:45 AM Sunday

Contemporary: 11:00 AM Sunday

Refuel Your Faith: 6:30 PM Wednesday

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For All the Saints - September 17, 2019

I am giving you these instructions, Timothy, my child, in accordance with the prophecies made earlier about you, so that by following them you may fight the good fight, 19 having faith and a good conscience. By rejecting conscience, certain persons have suffered shipwreck in the faith; 20 among them are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have turned over to Satan, so that they may learn not to blaspheme. (I Timothy 1:18-20, NRSV)

Friends,

What does it mean to fight the good fight of faith? When we look at the verse above, it seems that we fight the “good fight of faith” by following godly instructions. Timothy, a pastor in the 1st Century city of Ephesus, is receiving instruction and encouragement from the Apostle Paul, who has mentored him and appointed him to this position. The apostolic authority of the Apostle Paul roots these “godly instructions” in the Hebrew Scriptures, in the good news of Jesus Christ, and in the oversight and authority of the church that Jesus has established. Receiving this, God’s Word and God’s Church, centered in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we receive the ability to trust in God (faith) and forgiveness from sins (a clean conscience).

By contrast, what does it mean to reject conscience? How is the faith “shipwrecked” when conscience is rejected? Such a person is compared to a ship that wrecks, because it has no rudder; it is just randomly tossed around by the waves until it is thrown into something it cannot withstand. When we reject the Holy Spirit, who works through the Word of God to convict us – to provoke our conscience so that we might turn to him and repent – we find ourselves drifting, with no means to steer our life. Ultimately, we will be dashed against the forces of sin, death, and the devil; shipwrecked by things we cannot in our own power withstand.

Today, we are invited and exhorted to hear the Word of the Lord and to walk in it; that we might fight the good fight of faith. In this, we will live with a strong faith in Jesus Christ, and a conscience made clean by his forgiveness and new life!

In Christ,

Pastor John


Scripture Readings through September 26
  • Thursday, September 12
    • Genesis 6:1-6
    • 1 Timothy 1:1-11
    • Psalm 51:1-10
  • Friday, September 13
    • Genesis 7:6-10; 8:1-5
    • 2 Peter 2:1-10a
    • Psalm 51:1-10
  • Saturday, September 14
    • Genesis 8:20-9:7
    • John 10:11-21
    • Psalm 51:1-10
  • Sunday, September 15
    • Exodus 32:7-14
    • Psalm 51:1-10
    • 1 Timothy 1:12-17 (Used in worship)
    • Luke 15:1-10 (Used in worship)
  • Monday, September 16
    • Amos 7:1-6
    • 1 Timothy 1:18-20
    • Psalm 73
  • Tuesday, September 17
    • Jonah 3:1-10
    • 2 Peter 3:8-13
    • Psalm 73
  • Wednesday, September 18
    • Job 40:6-14; 42:1-6
    • Luke 22:31-33, 54-62
    • Psalm 73
  • Thursday, September 19
    • Exodus 12:1-9
    • Romans 3:1-8
    • Psalm 113
  • Friday, September 20
    • Ezekiel 22:17-31
    • Romans 8:31-39
    • Psalm 113
  • Saturday, September 21
    • Isaiah 5:8-23
    • Mark 12:41-44
    • Psalm 113
  • Sunday, September 22
    • Amos 8:4-7
    • Psalm 113
    • 1 Timothy 2:1-7 (Used in worship)
    • Luke 16:1-13 (Used in worship)
  • Monday, September 23
    • Proverbs 14:12-31
    • Acts 4:1-12
    • Psalm 12
  • Tuesday, September 24
    • Proverbs 17:1-5
    • 1 Corinthians 9:19-23
    • Psalm 12
  • Wednesday, September 25
    • Proverbs 21:10-16
    • Luke 20:45-21:4
    • Psalm 12
  • Thursday, September 26
    • Proverbs 22:2-16
    • 2 Corinthians 8:8-15
    • Psalm 146