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.”
Rev. Dr. Christopher S. Ahlman, Strategic Mission Developer for LCMS Eurasia, traveled to Russia April 27-May 4, 2016, where he gave a series of lectures on April 29-30 entitled “The Church Musician and the World” at the May Lectures of the Siberian Evangelical Lutheran Church (SELC), held at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Novosibirsk, Russia. […]
We may not be the apostles. Our call may not be the same as theirs. But we, like them, face a world that is hostile to the Lord we confess and proclaim. We face a world that increasingly wants to shut us out and shut us down. They have no interest in hearing the witness of the holy and righteous God who died for sinners like them.
Read about 50 students, missionaries and leaders from Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia who gathered together at the end of March to celebrate the story of God’s love for them in Christ Jesus during a weekend retreat.