Mount Hope Lutheran Church ~ LCMS is located at 30571 Chestnut Drive, Evergreen, Colorado 80439. Our phone number is (303) 670-1387.
We are a Lutheran Church Missouri Synod congregation, and we warmly welcome you to join us on Sundays and during our scheduled activities during the week. Please check the calendar for more information.
God’s Salvation Plan to Easter Completion
As we begin April, we continue on our Lenten journey with Jesus, as we with repentant hearts participate in God’s divine plan of salvation for us and all of sinful mankind. “The Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.” Luke 19:10. For “We all, like sheep, have gone astray …and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” Isaiah 53:6
Lent is a time to reflect and soften our callous hearts, as we understand; we are sinners in need of a Savior. We are all under God’s laws, and by breaking His laws, we deserve nothing but punishment and eternal separation as a consequence.
But God by His grace offers us forgiveness for our sins as He with divine purpose sends His Son Jesus to be born, to fulfill all the laws perfectly in our stead. “God was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them.” 2 Corinthians 5:19 This is known as the wonderful –miraculous exchange; “God sent His Son….to redeem those under the law, that we might receive the full rights of sons.” Galatians 4:4-5 By God’s grace and love for us, we are given His forgiveness, when we on bended knees, with contrite hearts, go to the foot of the cross and repent of our sins.
We follow as Jesus enters Jerusalem – as Holy Week begins upon His arrival. We observe Jesus faithfully submit to His Father’s will of salvation for us, “[He came to] free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.” Hebrews 2:15 Jesus was crucified, died and “He was raised on the third day.” 1 Corinthians 15:4 He is risen! Alleluia!
The good news of Easter; is the greatest news of all time; God has “made us alive with Christ” Ephesians 2:5, through His resurrection from the dead, He by His perfect life, death and resurrection, has completed His Father’s will, for the salvation of sinful mankind. We, through faith in Jesus as our Lord and Savior, and by God’s grace receive freely the forgiveness of our sins unto salvation. So we can shout in exultation, as we pray, praise and give God thanks.
Christ has risen! He has risen indeed! ALLELUIA! All glory and praise be to God! With joyful hearts, we as Christian believers in Jesus, get to celebrate Easter every day!
Have a blessed Easter!