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Reaching Prisoners in Estonia

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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On 8 July 2017, Rev. Oleg Sevastyanov from the Alexander Cathedral in Narva, Estonia presented a lecture for future church volunteers who want to work with inmates of Estonian prisons. Rev. Sevastyanov, who has been engaged in prison ministry for more than 6 years, spoke by invitation of Rev. Avo Üprus, a pastor in the […]

Eurasia Blog Wednesday Devotion: The War Within

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

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–By Elizabeth Ahlman But that is not the way you learned Christ!—assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the […]

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

Thursday, June 23, 2016

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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?

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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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.

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