The main thing that makes our death blessed is faith in Jesus Christ.
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.
1 Corinthians 1:9 — “God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”
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 say THANK YOU this Thanksgiving. LCMS Youth Ministry is thankful for all those who volunteer to serve youth. #LCMSgivesthanks
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?’ ”
Sharon Thomas is a Registered Nurse who has served as a team leader on many LCMS…
Philippians 1:5 — “I always thank God … because of your partnership in the Gospel from the first day until now.”
Researchers have declared that our nation is now the third largest mission field in the world. Yet, we continue to think of mission work as something to do “over there.”
Matthew 25:4 — “….but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps.”
Each month Stewardship Ministry produces a newsletter article suitable for congregational use. Here is an excerpt from this month’s article on imitating the generosity of our Heavenly Father.
A review of Dr. Root’s book on Bonhoeffer’s ministry and the tension of focusing on YOUTH ministry in the congregational life of the church.
Matthew 5:7 — “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.”
This month we focus on stewardship — using the gifts that God has given us for His purposes according to the various vocations He has assigned us in Home, Church, and Society.
“Revitalization of the Synod shall come from neither missions nor more synodical power: The Word is the only remedy,” said Friedrich Pfotenhauer. When we plant churches, we plant the Word, and with it we bring reformation to the church at large.
Size is not a limitation for serving students well.