But to keep me from being puffed up with pride because of the many wonderful things I saw, I was given a painful physical ailment, which acts as Satan’s messenger to beat me and keep me from being proud. Three times I prayed to the Lord about this and asked him to take it away…. Read more
Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and said to them, ‘This is what is written: the Messiah must suffer and must rise from death three days later and in his name the message about repentance and the forgiveness of sins must be preached to all nations, beginning in Jerusalem. You are witnesses… Read more
Recently ALWS Community Action Manager Jonathan Krause saw some very different ‘Lutheran’ schools – schools our Lutheran family in Australia is building and equipping for children trapped inside displaced-persons camps in Myanmar in Southeast Asia.
The LORD said to my lord, the king, ‘Sit here on my right until I put your enemies under your feet.’ From Zion the LORD will extend your royal power. ‘Rule over your enemies,’ he says. (verses 1,2) Read Psalm 110 In history and literature there are many stories about the restoration of kings. After… Read more
But if anyone dares to boast about something—I am talking like a fool—I will be just as daring. Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they Abraham’s descendants? So am I. Are they Christ’s servants? I sound like a madman—but I am a better servant than they are! I… Read more
Those men are not true apostles – they are false apostles, who lie about their work and disguise themselves to look like real apostles of Christ. Well, no wonder! Even Satan can disguise himself to look like an angel of light! So it is no great thing if his servants disguise themselves to look like… Read more
‘I have told you this while I am still with you. The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and make you remember all that I have told you.’ (verses 25,26) Read John 14:23-29 Do you remember how hard it was to learn for tests at… Read more
May the peoples praise you, 0 God; may all the peoples praise you! The land has produced its harvest; God, our God, has blessed us. God has blessed us; may all people everywhere honour him. (verses 5-7) Read Psalm 67 There really is no excuse for not knowing or acknowledging God . The signs of… Read more