God’s mercy in Christ is [our] only hope to be saved. Not without death, but despite it, through it, and from it.
Prayer is the sign that the church is still breathing, however labored that breath may be. The cross leads us to despair of everything — save Christ!
Reverend John A. Fale, Executive Director of the LCMS Office of International Mission, preached this homily in the International Center Chapel August 5, 2016
In his Maundy Thursday sermon given at the Synod’s International Center Chapel Service March 24, LCMS Chaplain William Weedon helps us appreciate Christ’s sacrifice, His body and blood, and the forgiveness that Jesus aches to give us.