Christ Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to help us in our weaknesses and to keep and preserve believing all that God has done to rescue and save us from the craziness we see all around us in this world.
What was Jesus' purpose, according to the eye-witness testimony of John, of Jesus' miraculous feeding of the 5000? What does this account teach us about adopting the Feeding of the 5,000 as a template for missionary activity? Listen in and find out!
In Ephesians 5, we see answers the question that has been raging in our society as of late - why is marriage defined as a man united with his wife in a one-flesh union? Why is marriage restricted to one man and one woman united for life? The answer is, “Because . . . Jesus.” Or, more specifically, “Because Jesus and the Church.”
As our nation remembers, the Christian church upholds her duty and responsibility to pray for our leaders and those in authority and also to pray for our communities, fellow citizens and even our enemies.
By establishing and maintaining Lutheran Schools, our churches are bestowing innumerable blessings on their local communities and the world. Motivated by the love of God, our students go forth loving and serving their neighbor as they live this life continuing in what they have learned and have firmly believed, being acquainted with the sacred Scriptures which are able to instruct them for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus and equip them for every good work.
Prayer for the Opening of the Senate of the State of Michigan
June 5, 2013
O God, by Your Eternal Word, you created the heavens and the earth and all that is in them. You, O God, raise up nations …
The only thing that saves is a clear proclamation of Jesus -- not just speaking His Name and attaching it to the vague concept of grace offered on account of a loving God who desires to bring us into communion with Himself.
If you have been directly impacted by the events at Sandy Hook Elementary School, know someone who has, or simply live in that area, THIS POST IS NOT FOR YOU. But those of who have NOT been directly impacted by these events . . . can we be honest with one another?
Why? That will be the question of the next several days as many seek to make sense of the tragedy in Newtown Connecticut. The answer is simpler and more painful than many want to admit.