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The people went unto their tents joyful and glad of heart for all the goodness that the LORD had done for David his servant, and for Israel his people. (1Ki 8:66 KJV) For it is all for your sake, so … Continue reading →. . . Read All
“Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.” (Isa 6:3 KJV) “For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.” (Rom 11:36 KJV) … Continue reading →. . . Read All
Thou shalt rejoice in the LORD, and shalt glory in the Holy One of Israel. (Isaiah 41:16 KJV) and St. Paul writes to the Philippians: “Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me … Continue reading →. . . Read All
When iPhone got Apple Maps, Apple received a storm of criticism. The maps were inaccurate. Australian police issued a warning not to use them to get to the town of Mildura. It would leave users stranded in Murray-Sunset Nation Park, … Continue reading →. . . Read All
The children of a prominent family commissioned a biographer to write a book of family history. They warned him about the black sheep of the family, an uncle executed in the electric chair. The biographer said he could avoid embarrassment. “I’ll say he occupied a chair of applied electronics at an important government institution. He was attached to his position by the strongest ties, and his death came as a real shock.” By contrast to the full truth, that’s how we usually speak of Christ’s crucifixion. We water down the embarrassment. In truth, the cross is a shame (Hebrews 12:2). Paul calls “Christ crucified a skandalon,” the Greek word for scandal. (1 Corinthians 2:23). The cross is a scandal. . . . Read All
Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The LORD reigneth. (1Ch 16:31 KJV) For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. (Mat 6:13 KJV) … Continue reading →. . . Read All
Hear what Rev. Craig Donofrio has to say today!
With guest Rev. Charlie Henrickson.
The Transfiguration of our Lord St. Peter Lutheran Church St. Matthew 17:1-9 January 25, 2015 “The Gift of Glory” Iesu Iuva Beloved in Christ: Look at the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ! Don’t pass over it. Meditate on it. It is a picture of the glory that is to be ours in eternity, when we see Christ face to face and know the splendor of the eternal God. This is the reason we say, “Lift up your hearts” in the liturgy before the Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Heaven is being opened before us, because our Lord Jesus is coming to us in His flesh and blood. But our hearts are usually weighed down to the . . . Read All
I will sing unto the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously. (Exodus 15,1) If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. (John 8,36) The liberation from Egypt was a foundational experience of Israel. All their history from … Continue reading →. . . Read All
The Lutheran Order of Service for the last Sunday after Epiphany – the Holiday of Transfiguration – is available here in isiZulu and seTswana. Today it comes with a sermon based on God’s word from the holy Gospel of St. … Continue reading →. . . Read All
The Psalmist requests: “O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.” (Psalm 51:15) and St. Peter admonishes in his first letter: “If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any … Continue reading →. . . Read All
You are O LORD our God. Therefore we will wait upon thee. (Jer 14:22-15:1 KJV) Through our Lord Jesus Christ we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. (Rom 5:1-2 KJV) … Continue reading →. . . Read All
The eternal God is your refuge (Deuteronomy 33:27) And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14) … Continue reading →. . . Read All
The Lutheran Order of Service for the high Holiday of Christmas (The Feast of the nativity of our Lord) is available here in isiZulu and seTswana. Today it comes with a sermon based on God’s word from the holy Gospel … Continue reading →. . . Read All
With guest Rev. Charlie Henrickson.
Thus says the Lord, our God: “I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are upon the ground by My great power and by My outstretched arm, and have given it unto whom it seemed meet unto … Continue reading →. . . Read All
The LORD hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death. (Ps 118:18 KJV) The apostle St. Peter writes: “Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some … Continue reading →. . . Read All
When I was brought low, he saved me. (Ps 116,6 ESV) and St Paul writes: “I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his … Continue reading →. . . Read All
Sing for joy to God our strength; (Psa 81:1 NIV) and Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! (Rev 19:7 NIV). . . Read All
Praise the LORD, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples. (Psa 117:1 NIV) Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying: “To … Continue reading →. . . Read All
Do not pervert justice or show partiality. Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the innocent. (Deu 16:19 NIV) How can you believe since you accept glory … Continue reading →. . . Read All
Like your name, O God, your praise reaches to the ends of the earth; your right hand is filled with righteousness. (Psa 48:10 NIV) And St. John writes: After this I heard what sounded like the roar of a great multitude … Continue reading →. . . Read All
Psalm 57 “Let Your Glory Be Over All the Earth” with guest Rev. John Lukomski of St. Paul/Trinity Lutheran Churches in Southern Illinois.
Praise our God, all peoples, let the sound of his praise be heard; he has preserved our lives and kept our feet from slipping. (Psa 66:8-9 NIV) That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in … Continue reading →. . . Read All