There’s one thing that’s missing for the 2023 convention: nominations. As of August 10, fewer than half of the normal number of nominations are in. That’s alarming. Our Lord’s work deserves better.
If COVID has taught the LCMS one thing, it is that all ministry is local. Local layfolk, pastors, teachers, and other commissioned ministers make ministry happen.
When God calls His people to change, it starts with “me.” Every one of us needs change. God’s kind of change is a change that requires us to take a good look at ourselves and capture a God kind of hope for the future.
When Christ brings to our hearts His humility, gentleness, truth and love, we can be used to build up the Community of Believers, His Church.
The Epiphany story (Matthew 2:6-10) teaches Christians at least three things: we can’t get to Jesus without God’s light leading us – we can’t make sense of where He’s leading us to without Scripture – and we can’t follow the star without moving our feet.