Dr. Schmitt said that preaching with variety “honors the fact that God Himself proclaimed the Gospel in varying ways. So, when we read the Scriptures we have such a variety of ways in which God has preached the Gospel to us, in Psalms and in the poetry, and in the prayers, and in the epistles, and in the narratives.”
Today, October 31, 2014, is the 497th anniversary of the day when Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Town Church in Wittenberg. We celebrate this because God used His servant, Martin Luther, to place the Gospel of Jesus Christ back into the center of belief and practice. Today, the Eurasia Region celebrates Reformation Day with a reflection on Luther’s hymn, “A Mighty Fortress is Our God.” Below you will find a short devotion, as well as a sampling of the first verse in many of the different languages found in the Eurasia Region. Truly, all nations sing in praise of what God in Christ has done for us! *This piece ran last year, and we are rerunning it this year again in celebration of the Reformation.
From September 31–October 4, 2013, several Eurasia region missionaries joined LCMS chaplains for a preaching conference in Garmisch, Germany. By invitation of the chaplains, the missionaries were able to join them at a U.S. Army hotel and base for the conference. The conference is a yearly event called the Lutheran Chaplain Professional Development Training Seminar and is sponsored by the LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces.
Happy Belated Birthday to A.J. Davis!