The Lutheran Witness

Christ Is Our Rock. Be Bold!

Comments (3)
  1. Pr. Robert M. Bjornstad says:

    I would like to have read a verse or two where Jesus tells his disciples that standing firm in his ministry and mission means loving as he has loved us. Maybe something like: “They will know that you are my disciples by your love..” It is true that we can expect hate and injustice from the world, but there is too much hate and injustice coming in response from those who claim to be followers of Jesus.The strategy supported by President Harrison often fails to produce fruits that show care and love!

    1. Dave N. says:

      I came to the LCMS page looking to see what statement the Church has regarding last week’s events in Orlando. It seems there is no statement.

      If this is the Church’s strategy for becoming increasingly irrelevant, then it’s a good one.

      1. Daniel Maske says:

        From the LCMS Facebook page:

        A prayer after the terror attack in Florida.
        Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we pray to You for the many shattered lives after this horrific shooting. Have mercy, Lord, have mercy. We know that it is the thief who comes only to steal and kill and destroy but Your Son came that we might have life and have it abundantly. Comfort in Your kindness all who grieve and let them find in You the only source of peace and forgiveness and eternal hope. Grant healing to those who have been injured and are receiving medical care. We pray You to bring an end to such sad moments in our national history. We ask this in the name of Him who bore our every sin to death on the cross and who rose in triumph over the grave, even Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.