Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: ‘May those who love you prosper. May there be peace inside your walls and safety in your palaces.’ For the sake of my relatives and friends I say to Jerusalem, ‘Peace be with you!’ (verses 6-8) Read Psalm 122 The Bible frequently refers to a Christian’s responsibility to pray… Read more
LCA leaders have held initial conversations with representatives of two international Lutheran bodies this month, in response to General Synod’s resolution that the church investigates applying for full membership of Lutheran World Federation and the International Lutheran Council.
But we wait for what God has promised: new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness will be at home. And so, my friends, as you wait for that Day, do your best to be pure and faultless in God’s sight and to be at peace with him. Look on our Lord’s patience as the… Read more
If people have escaped from the corrupting forces of the world through their knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and then are again caught and conquered by them, such people are in a worse state at the end than they were at the beginning. It would have been much better for them never… Read more
False prophets appeared in the past among the people, and in the same way false teachers will appear among you. They will bring in destructive, untrue doctrines, and will deny the Master who redeemed them, and so they will bring upon themselves sudden destruction. Even so, many will follow their immoral ways; and because of… Read more
The Professional Pastoral Supervision Program offers an opportunity for church workers to speak confidentially and regularly with a trusted and skilled practitioner about what is happening in their ministry.
Matt’s the extrovert; he’s great at conversation and drawing people in. I’m the introvert; I love hospitality, cooking and creating a space where people feel comfortable. We’re really looking forward to creating a missional community. You just have to find the place that God’s been calling you to.
We have not depended on made-up stories in making known to you the mighty coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. With our own eyes we saw his greatness. We were there when he was given honour and glory by God the Father, when the voice came to him from the Supreme Glory, saying, ‘This is… Read more
God’s divine power has given us everything we need to live a truly religious life through our knowledge of the one who called us to share in his own glory and goodness. In this way he has given us the very great and precious gifts he promised, so that by means of these gifts you… Read more
Two other men, both of them criminals, were also led out to be put to death with Jesus. When they came to the place called ‘The Skull,’ they crucified Jesus there, and the two criminals, one on his right and the other on his left. Jesus said, ‘Forgive them, Father! They don’t know what they… Read more