Rev. Dr. Richard CARTER Preaching at CLS in North Point
(6 September 2017)
For the first assembly of the new school year at Concordia Lutheran School (CLS) - North Point, Concordia Theological Seminary (CTS) professor Rev. Dr. Richard CARTER was invited to preach. For his text Dr. CARTER used the school’s Scripture this year, Luke 2:52. The theme for the sermon was the school’s theme for this year, “Develop Ourselves.”
Dr. CARTER supported the theme, noting the important work of students as they develop, as they earn good marks, compete athletically, and develop socially. He noted his own developing, recently learning from his daughter a new skill in basketball. Dr. CARTER also pointed out that many people misunderstand Jesus when they see him only as an example of self-development. The Bible makes clear that Jesus developed for all of us. In our development we find guilt and shame. Jesus’ death on the cross pays the price for the guilt. In his resurrection, as He did in the New Testament, he comes to be with us even when we are shameful.
The seminary is pleased with such opportunities to be a partner in the Synod, supporting the work of its schools.
Rev. Dr. Richard CARTER [middle], Rev. Paul CHEUNG [left], Rev. Simon KWAN [right]
Rev. Dr. Richard CARTER Preaching, Rev. Simon KWAN Translating
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