In Saratov, Russia, Confirmations and New Outreach through Media Mark the Spring Quarter

Friday, June 24, 2016


This article draws from Rev. Alexander Furs’ report of congregational work at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Congregation in Saratov, Russia. Rev. Furs’ report was translated by Aleksei Zubtsov. Outreach work done in this congregation of LCMS sister church body, The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ingria in Russia (ELCIR), is supported in part by the LCMS […]

Eurasia Blog Wednesday GUEST Devotion: “Because You Say So”

Thu, Jun 23, 2016


This week’s wonderful guest devotion is based on Luke 5:1-11, the Gospel lesson for Sunday, June 26. It is written by an LCMS missionary serving in Central Asia. For the protection of the worker and worker’s family and the work they do, the person’s name will not be released. However, please pray for this worker […]

Eurasia Blog Wednesday Devotion: Who is a God Like You?

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.

Eurasia Blog Wednesday Devotion: Jesus in the Psalms

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 […]

Eurasia Blog Wednesday Guest Devotion: A Missionary Attitude Check by Rev. Dr. Wayne Braun

Wed, May 25, 2016

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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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