From little things, big things grow. The Bible is filled with stories of how God used small beginnings to create greatness. David was a shepherd boy. Esther was a slave. Joseph was hated by his brothers.
Jesus submits to God’s will. It’s not always God’s will for you to win the lottery. It’s not always God’s will for your severed finger to miraculously grow back. It’s not always God’s will for your hardship to be magically resolved. If prayer worked like that, Jesus wouldn’t have gone to the cross.
#youngSAVEDfree In this monthly column we hear from young people in our church about the ministries and mission they are part of – and how we in the LCA can better engage with youth in our communities. When Ben Schubert decided it was time to take a step back from the youth ministry roles he’d… Read more
Wendy Sherwell and Lorraine Janetzki from St Paul’s Nhill were returning from a visit to the first Christmas tree exhibition at St Stephen Lutheran Church, Rainbow, when they were inspired to share the true meaning of Christmas with their local community.
Long Tan is arguably one of Australia’s greatest military victories, and one of its least known. The shame that cloaked much of our involvement in the Vietnam War also obscured moments of great heroism and self-sacrifice. New film Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan will certainly raise that conflict’s profile. It may also raise… Read more
In the retelling of the wilderness experience, the Israelites’ reflections recount the difficulties they endured (including those they brought upon themselves) but those accounts always seem tinged with a touch of gilded longing: ‘Remember when God took care of us in the wilderness?