JESUS IS GOD’S LOVE. HE GIVES US NEW HEARTS – TO LAY ASIDE OUR OLD WAYS, TO BELIEVE AND FOLLOW HIM, TO LIVE WITH HIM EVERY DAY. Heartland ‘From that time Jesus began to proclaim, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near”’ (Matthew 4:17 NRSV). The four weeks before Christmas are the Advent… Read more
The LCANZ gives thanks for the service of Bishop John Henderson who has retired after eight-and-a-half years in the role and forty years in the ordained ministry, and for his wife Valmai. On 5 December at his home church in suburban Adelaide, Bishop John laid down his pectoral cross as part of a final rite… Read more
It’s nearly time for our church to gather as a synod once again, as we do every three years. The synod includes all our congregations and parishes across Australia and New Zealand, and representatives from various ministries, such as Lutheran schools.
When speaking to the recent online General Pastors Conference, I described the church as the ‘beachhead’ of heaven on earth. If we pay close attention, we will hear the distant surf crashing on its beaches and see the glow of the rising sun on the far horizon heralding the new era of justice, peace.
The first letter of Peter in the New Testament is addressed to Christians scattered across Asia Minor in the first century after Christ. It is a practical manual on how to survive persecution. We live very different lives to believers back then, but we, too, could soon face more active opposition.