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Psalm 51:7 Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Hebrews 9:11-12, 26-28 But when Christ came as high priest of the good things that are now already here, he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle
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Who was told to roll up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end? Read Daniel 12.
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Thanks for visiting. We’re excited about what pilotknob.org can offer to both members of Pilot Knob Lutheran and the surrounding community. There are many churches in the North Iowa area, each with its unique ability of serving in the Body of Christ. We pray you find the congregation God has chosen for you to serve.

We encourage you to not only take a look around, but also tell us about your visit: how you use the web site, and what you’d like to see added to pilotknob.org. We desire to be a resource for the Christian and non-Christian alike. Thank you, and may God enrich your day.

We hope you’ll visit us in person, too! We’re a short drive from numerous communities: Forest City, Fertile, Hanlontown and Joice, Iowa.

Rev. Robert Snitzer Rev. Robert Snitzer
pastorbob@pilotknob.org
 


Now what?

Lent is over, Good Friday and Easter have now passed. Now what? Revert back to business as usual, back to our spiritual routine?

I’m sure the disciples had some kind of routine when following Jesus for those three years leading up to his crucifixion. Whatever that may have been it all changed Easter morning. Jesus was different. He had a glorified body, and his work for our salvation was over. It would not be business as usual for the disciples because Jesus would no longer be with them in bodily form. They would see him ascend back to where he came—with his Father and the Holy Spirit.

Secondly the disciples would be changed because they would now be filled with the Holy Spirit. Instead of God being with them in the person of Jesus they would have God with them 24/7. That means access to his wisdom, power, discernment and faith, to name a few. No longer would they be moving around as a group but individually or in pairs.

That could be frightening given what just happened to Jesus, however they all faced persecution and death for being his disciple and not once did they flinch. The book of Acts often says the Holy Spirit came upon them, or they were “filled with the Spirit.” It wasn’t the disciple who could do any of the things recorded but the Holy Spirit who lived in them after the ascension. A new routine began with the disciples meeting every day to read the Word, share Jesus’ teaching and celebrate communion. This ongoing practice fortified their faith, solidified their stand and anchored them on the solid and immovable rock of Christ.

Easter has come and gone for yet another year and we should consider how it can change our outlook and attitude. Knowing what is required for salvation, forgiveness and peace with God we should be motivate us to spend time in His Word and gather for worship on a weekly basis. It should motivate us to share the gospel with those outside the Christian church. It should also give us a joy beyond words and confidence to stare darkness in the eye knowing God will not take us into His Church Triumphant before his perfect time. What shall I fear as the Psalmist says, what can men do to me today or to my eternal destination. For God watches over my coming and going, my sleeping and waking hours. There is never a moment that God is not with us.

What does the death and resurrection of Jesus mean to you? How might it change your life today?

 —Pastor Bob

 



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