Friday, July 22, 2016
Rev. Dr. Christopher Ahlman, Career Missionary to Leipzig and Russia shares with us his sermon for The Feast of St. Mary Magdalene. The sermon was preached on July 20, 2016 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Lincoln, NE during Home Service. (the feast day was transferred for the Wednesday night service).
Wed, Jun 22, 2016
If there is anyone who can say “You meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive,” it’s Jesus. The world, the devil, the Pharisees, Judas, the Chief Priests — they all meant evil against Jesus. And they thought they had accomplished it. But what they meant for evil — Jesus’ death — God meant for good.
Tue, Jun 14, 2016
But often we do not believe or confess this God like no other. Instead, we make gods of our own. Our sins stack up and up and up. From the sin of gluttony (food becomes god) to the sin of lust (pleasure becomes god) to the sin of anger (self-righteousness becomes god), our sins and the false gods they create pile up, condemning us to the deepest reaches of the true God’s righteous anger. And when faced with our ugly selves and the truth that we are so incredibly outside of God’s perfect will, our self-made gods crumble.
Wed, Jun 8, 2016
This week’s Eurasia Blog Wednesday Devotion focuses on a portion of the Psalm for the Second Sunday after Trinity (this past Sunday). The whole Psalm appointed for the day is Psalm 34:12-22. Last year, we looked at the Gospel reading for this Sunday. You can find the devotion on the Gospel reading here: “Still there […]
Wed, May 25, 2016
Because of what Jesus did for us, every Sunday at every Divine service we replay Isaiah’s encounter with the Lord Almighty. The first thing we do in worship is to confess our sins. We are essentially saying the same thing that Isaiah said. “Woe to me. I am ruined. For I am a man of unclean lips and I live among a people of unclean lips.”
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