God has time

Here's the audio from last Sunday's sermon on the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. There is no script, so listening is the only option. Except, of course, for not listening. Text: Luke 1:57–80 (Acts 13:13–26) [audio:http://www.oslc.org.uk/audio/2012/oslc-2012-06-24.mp3%5D Source: Our Saviour Lutheran Church  

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A thought for (another) rainy day

He shall come down like showers Upon the fruitful earth; Love, joy, and hope, like flowers, Spring in His path to birth. Before Him on the mountains Shall peace, the herald, go; And righteousness in fountains From hill to valley flow. James Montgomery (1771–1854), 'Hail to the Lord's Anointed', verse 3.

Missionaries’ Paradigm Shift

An open letter from Kenya, received (unsolicited) yesterday: MISSIONARIES’ PARADIGM SHIFT! Dear brothers and sisters, Greetings in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you for the support you are giving the Lutherans in Africa (LIA). Through your support, Rev. James May has been able to teach the Word of God in East, Central,…

Love

Wonderful lines from George Herbert, on the eve of Trinity 2 (Luke 14:15-24) LOVE bade me welcome; yet my soul drew back, Guilty of dust and sin. But quick-eyed Love, observing me grow slack From my first entrance in, Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning If I lack'd anything. 'A guest,' I answer'd, 'worthy to…

Waiting for your Boaz

Found on Facebook, some good advice for unmarried ladies. Read, mark, learn and inwardly digest, I say. Click on the picture to get the full text. HT: Jay Newman

Holiness and Sinfulness

It is a truism of the Christian life that the most saintly are the most conscious of sin. R.S. Thomas, 'Introduction' in A Choice of George Herbert's Verse (Faber & Faber, 1967)

Baptised into the Triune Life

Sermon preached on Trinity Sunday at Our Saviour Lutheran Church 3 June 2012 Text: John 3:1–15 (Isaiah 6:1–7; Romans 11:33–36) The audio recording of the sermon can be found here. Today’s Gospel text from John 3 gives us a rather disjointed conversation between Jesus and Nicodemus. As is so often the case in John’s Gospel,…