Christmas and Advent are also about Christ’s coming in Word and Sacrament today, and about living in eager, joyful anticipation of His second coming.
Let us join the Holy Family and shepherds and angels in focusing our gaze on the babe in the crib, on the greatest Gift of God, born to bear all our sins and give us eternal life.
Chrismons turn our attention to Christ, symbolizing His life and ministry.
The atoning death of Christ is the fount of Christian thanksgiving.
The CTCR has produced five new documents and approved fellowship with four new Lutheran church bodies in the past year.
The loss of control magnifies the gift of prayer.
Who could think of Lutherans without thinking of a people possessed of an unflagging, unabating, almost obsessive desire to sit in the back of the church during worship?
Out of His unconditional love, grace and mercy, God makes saints of every generation.
Reformation Day reminds us that the blood Jesus shed for us on the cross sets us free. Jesus got it right. And, eventually, so did Luther.
Living generously does not always look sensible or wise, but it looks like the love of Jesus, and by this all people will know that we are His disciples.
“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord.”
The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is lived out in the life of the Christian. We live in the in-between time, the time of sorrows. But this time of sorrow is limited. It will not last forever.