Being the Remnant Church: “Don’t Go to Egypt”

Being the Remnant Church is a call to the Cross … Our Savior’s urgent plea for His Remnant Church — for our sake as well as for the sake of those who are perishing around us — is “Don’t go to Egypt.”

ALMA Conference Devotion, Jan. 30, 2015, “Loving the Unloveable of the World”

“…spur one another on toward love and good deeds…” we are told by the writer of the letter to the Hebrews. Stirring someone on to serve in good deeds is a noble task and can be achieved by the Law. But to the love the unloveable, that can only come from Christ’s love for you, and is motivated by the Gospel. And it is only by a living, active faith, in love, that a good deed can truly be called good.

Reluctant Witness

What a way to consider our calling as citizens of His kingdom…to “faithfully fulfill your role as His witness” wherever and whenever He sends us.

They Speak For Life

A celebration of three women who stand for life and the LCMS participation in the March for Life.

Demographics and the Devil

Demographically speaking, the future is bleak for the LCMS. And that is the future that the devil would have us believe.

Reflecting on the Baptism of Our Lord: Water in the City

Toxins may seep into the water supply of our major cities, just as sin is flowing in deep supply. But the church brings water in mercy for the body and the soul.

The Skeptic Among Us

Neighborhood renewal is a good thing for the church if it is a grassroots effort that does not displace the neighbors we are called to serve. And if done well there is an influx of new neighbors … but how will we engage them?

A Divine Birth, A Divine Gift

Oh that little town of Bethlehem, so long ago…where darkness would be shattered by the advent of The Everlasting Light.

O Holy Night: Christmas Memory of a Child

A child’s memory of an enchanting Christmas scene, the beauty of a choir’s song and the celebration of our Savior.

God Grant Us a Blessed End

The main thing that makes our death blessed is faith in Jesus Christ.

The Question of Revitalization

The church can be the church she is called to be without being liked, appreciated, or favored by the culture in which she exists. Indeed, we may even find that we can more readily be a faithful church when we are not liked, appreciated, or favored.

The faithfulness of God

1 Corinthians 1:9 — “God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”

First things first

Deuteronomy 8:3 — “…that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.”

5 Ways to Thank Volunteers

5 ways to say THANK YOU this Thanksgiving. LCMS Youth Ministry is thankful for all those who volunteer to serve youth. #LCMSgivesthanks

Sheep do sheep works

Matthew 25:44 — “Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’ ”

God’s Mercy at Work in Madagascar

Sharon Thomas is a Registered Nurse who has served as a team leader on many LCMS…