So all your loyal people should pray to you in times of need; when a great flood of trouble comes rushing in, it will not reach them. You are my hiding place; you will save me from trouble. I sing aloud of your salvation, because you protect me. (verses 6,7) Read Psalm 32 For two… Read more
‘How long has he been like this?’ Jesus asked the father. ‘Ever since he was a child’, he replied. ‘Many times the evil spirit has tried to kill him by throwing him in the fire and into water. Have pity on us and help us, if you possibly can!’ ‘Yes’, said Jesus, ‘if you yourself… Read more
‘The kind of fasting I want is this: Remove the chains of oppression and the yoke of injustice, and let the oppressed go free. Share your food with the hungry and open your homes to the homeless poor. Give clothes to those who have nothing to wear, and do not refuse to help your own… Read more
‘So when you give something to a needy person, do not make a big show of it, as the hypocrites do in the houses of worship and on the streets. They do it so that people will praise them. I assure you, they have already been paid in full. But when you help a needy… Read more
Before Australian Chey Mattner became LWF’s World Service Head of Operations, he was an Australian Lutheran World Service Executive Director. Hear from Chey about serving the church in an international setting.
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. (verse 16) Read 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 Our church changed names recently. We wanted a name that better reflected the community we lived in and served. This was a little unusual, but not unheard of… Read more
There was a man named Job, living in the land of Uz, who worshipped God and was faithful to him. He was a good man, careful not to do anything evil. (verse 1) Read Job 1:1-22 Job’s character is very important to note because it pleased God. Other Bible versions call Job ‘blameless’ and ‘righteous’…. Read more
Six days later Jesus took with him Peter and the brothers James and John and led them up a high mountain where they were alone. As they looked on, a change came over Jesus: his face was shining like the sun, and his clothes were dazzling white. Then the three disciples saw Moses and Elijah… Read more