golter's mussings June 2021

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. (Romans 10:17)

  • He was Tall and Strong

    June 10, 2021

    To a little boy, he must have seemed as tall as a mountain.

    The mountain man was Goliath; he was over 9 feet tall (1 Samuel 17:4).

    How strong was he?

    The head of the spear he carried was 1.3 pounds.

    Try to throw a long stick with that weight on the end!

    David didn’t look at the frightening foe. This runty little boy fought by faith and with God’s promises.

    Oh, he heard the taunts by the pride-filled Goliath. But his ears were focused on what he had been taught about the true God, the one, true and living God from his mom and dad.

    “This day the LORD WILL deliver you into my hand,” (1 Sam. 17:6).

    And then this: “For the battle is the LORD’s, and He will give you into our hand,” (v. 47).  That’s the way it is for all the battles of life; He leads, fights, consoles, and comforts. This past school year was a battle on all sides, for parents, teachers, the kids, administrators.

    The Lord pulled us through.

    Kids were taught the Gospel at Lutheran schools. God gathered His own in-person and online to fight sin, death and the devil. God led the way as people worked at home.  Runty, little David’s example of faith; let it preach to you.

    And, let us rejoice in our strong God.

    “Who is like the LORD our God, who is seated on high?” (Psalm 113:5). The amount matters according to Jesus’ view of the widow’s giving. 

    Pastor Golter is the Senior Pastor at Trinity Lutheran

  • We shouldn’t be Surprised

    June 18, 2021

    We shouldn’t be surprised.

    God’s Word actually works.


    Because God says something, and it actually happens.

    Psalm 33:9, “For He spoke, and it came to be; He commanded, and it stood firm.”

    Through Elijah, God spoke the downfall of the wicked Jezebel. What happened? Dogs ate her flesh and her body “became as dung,” (2 Kings 9:36-37).

    God does what He says.

    No surprise here.

    His Word actually works salvation (Eph. 1:13).

    His Word saves our souls. “Therefore put away all filthiness…and receive the implanted Word, which is able to save your souls,” (James 1:21).

    Jesus says His own words give the Holy Spirit and cause life (John 6:63). “The words that I have spoken to you are Spirit and life,” (John 6:63).

    Things happen in the Divine Service, and whenever you read the Word.

    No surprise here.

    Holy Scripture is the energy drink for your soul.

    And your kid’s.

    Pastor Golter is the Senior Pastor at Trinity Lutheran

  • From Clutching to Giving

    June 25, 2021

    From clutching to giving.

    Oh, it’s such a terrible state of the heart.

    When you see each day with miserly eyes.





    Each day is seen as a huge challenge to gain security for the soul.

    Such a life is draining, spiritually, emotionally, and physically. It gains no security.

    Is there a better way?

    “It is more blessed to give than to receive,” the very words of Jesus (Acts 20:35).


    This is Jesus’ way, the Kingdom of God way.

    It is in giving that one receives.

    It’s a clear glimpse into God’s heart. He finds great joy in your giving.

    It brings a smile to Jesus’ face.

    You’ve experienced it, every one of you.

    You helped someone without any expectation of a return.

    Giddiness erupted inside of you.

    Giving away is a fundamental principle of Christ’s kingdom.

    Jesus not only preached it, He modeled it.

    He gave His life for yours.

    Pastor Golter is the Senior Pastor at Trinity Lutheran

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