“Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven” (Matt. 19:14).
God did not create us for independence or autonomy. His freedom is not the same as the world’s “freedom.”
Of the 52 Sundays in the Church Year, only Trinity Sunday commemorates a doctrine rather than an event.
Congregations: Consider using these words in the Prayer of the Church on or before July 14, as you pray together for the Synod convention (July 20–25).
Look ahead to the 2019 Synod Convention with previews of overtures, nominees for president, essays, the opening service and more in the June/July issue of The Lutheran Witness.
First Vice-President Herb Mueller has been a standout among many excellent and gifted servants of Christ throughout his years of service to the LCMS.
My parents have lived in the same house since they got married in 1984. I have my passport number memorized. But where it counts, I am their spitting image.
The Church Militant is not only fighting with Satan and his demonic armies. It is also fighting with itself. Brothers fight.
In the end, no matter how hard you work to avoid it, death towers over you and remorselessly says, “I win. I always do.” And what are you to say?
Great blessings come to us when we fully embrace a Lutheran understanding of who the Spirit is, how He works and where He can be found.
We should take a little time to bless the mothers in our congregations, to thank them, pray for them, encourage them and support them.
Jesus’ peace is “peace on a mission.” “As the Father has sent me,” He told His apostles, “even so I am sending you.”
Readers curious to know more about who the Holy Spirit is and how He works will find plenty to ponder in the May issue of The Lutheran Witness.
It’s not hard to pick up on what the world around us wants us to want for our children. But what would God have us want for them?
Jesus was crucified, and He hung on the cross until death — alone. He understands loneliness. He understands sadness. He understands suffering.
If we truly examine our words and actions, we are forced to admit that we have sometimes echoed Peter’s words: “I know not the man!”