Lutheran Church of Australia
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The LCANZ has welcomed three new pastors to its ranks over the summer.
by Kathy Matuschka
The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you shall heed such a prophet (Deuteronomy 18:15).
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born, I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations (Jeremiah 1:5).
by Pastor Matthew Bishop
You have given the command to save me, for you are my rock and fortress (Psalm 71:3b).
by Craig Heidenreich
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Tongan people after the recent volcanic eruption, so it seems a good time to highlight our Pacific neighbour as the ethnic focus of this edition.
For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished (Matthew 5:18).
At 5.00pm on 15 January, the local population of Tonga was deafened by an almighty bang so loud that the sound waves went twice around the world, and within minutes, ocean waves flattened homes and ash rained down.
Pastors are being invited to share their insights into how religious beliefs and practices have been misused in the perpetration of violence, as part of a research project initiated by the LCANZ.
At once they left their nets and followed him (Matthew 4:20).
They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated (Isaiah 61:4a).
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