The issue also shares tips for talking to friends and family about the resurrection, examines what 1 Corinthians 15 says about the resurrection, and extols hymns that celebrate the resurrection.
Video equipment and technology are getting lots of use these days in church sanctuaries, staff homes and other places. However, there is one place, usually a hub of hospitality, not seeing any action these during this time: the church kitchen.
The kit is designed to allow each parish to add its own information and details about Holy Week and Easter services.
In the end, no matter how hard you work to avoid it, death towers over you and remorselessly says, “I win. I always do.” And what are you to say?
The Lent/Easter issue features a walk through St. Matthew’s account of the Passion and an in-depth examination of “apologetics under the cross.”
Christ alone. It seems so simple, so elementary. Every Lutheran knows and believes that, don’t they? And yet … how often do we forget?
The kit is designed to allow each parish to customize it with local information and details.
It is the bedrock teaching of the New Testament that Christ is the first one raised, and we too shall be raised from the dead at the Last Day.
The April issue of The Lutheran Witness looks at Christian missions through the lens of Easter and sees Easter anew through the eyes of LCMS missionaries around the world.
Though the Gospel we preach may be “a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles,” God’s beloved children are no fools. We know what really happened on Easter.
The Christian who prepares an “elevator speech” on Christ’s resurrection will be blessed in the preparation and opportunity to share it.
The darkness of Good Friday gives way to the light of the early Easter morning.
What joy is ours as resurrection people to participate is Christ’s own great mission of seeking, finding and saving the lost!
While transhumanists hope to prolong life by halting aging processes, they can’t make sure the parachute opens when you try sky-diving on your 650th birthday.
That this God even conquers death and disobedience by personally taking on death and overcoming it with His own suffering and death and giving mercy to the disobedient makes each fallen human story important and profound.