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Renew Mission Life in Your Congregation Using Bible Study and Sermon Resources from the Lutheran Church of Australia

The Lutheran Church of Australia has initiated a new five week Renew Mission Life sermon and Bible study series to help congregations grow in their understanding of, and participation in, God’s mission in the world. To achieve this, congregations engage … Continue reading

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Outreach and Ministry Resources Available from Lutheran Church of Australia

The Lutheran Church of Australia provides a number of outreach and ministry resources. Here are some resources provided by Lutheran Media. www.happyland.com.au — Children can play a safe and fun online game here. There are also seasonal activities, such as … Continue reading

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Martin Luther as Missionary

This paper has been published previously on “Go!” But, I have had requests to publish it again. Over the next number of Mondays, an adapted version of a paper I presented on Martin Luther will be posted.  The topic of … Continue reading

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The Changing Face of World Lutheranism

For the past two weeks, an article by Dr. Douglas Rutt, “Martin Luthers’s Platzregen in Action: The Changing Face of Global Christianity” in the Concordia Journal (Summer 2014 pages 225-238) has been featured in “Go!”  Dr. Rutt has described the … Continue reading

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Check out the Debut Issue of the Journal of Lutheran Mission

If you are interested in reflecting on the work of Christ through His Church globally from a Lutheran perspective, you will want to check out the debut issue of the Journal of Lutheran Mission.  The debut issue of the journal features papers … Continue reading

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God’s Word Moves Us to Speak — Martin Luther

There is a vital connection between missionary proclamation and the power of God’s Word.  God does not simply “zap” Christians with faith apart from the means of grace; nor does God transport Christians from place to place via a “Star … Continue reading

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“I send you into the world as My Father Sent Me” — Jesus

Martin Luther reminds us that Jesus calls and sends all His followers as His missionary people so that other people may come to believe in Him. The Lord wants to say: You have received enough from Me – peace and joy and … Continue reading

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The Greatest Work of a Follower of Christ? “With My Mouth Confessing Christ so that Others Might Believe” (Martin Luther)

Martin Luther says the first priority of a follower of Christ is to speak of our Saviour to other people so that they might come to saving faith in Jesus Christ: Nothing but faith is needed to be saved, to give God … Continue reading

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Preach Them into Hell Before You Preach Them Into Heaven!

I see preachers kneeling in the starting blocks preparing for a mad dash.   “Get ready, get set,…”  Here are some timely words from C.F.W. Walther, a seasoned preaching practitioner, as you prepare to undertake the Holy Week preaching task! We must … Continue reading

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A New Journal of Lutheran Mission Published

President Matthew C. Harrison of the Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod explains why a new Journal of Lutheran Mission is being published.  He says,  “It is our desire to follow the tradition of mission that led to the founding of the Missouri Synod, … Continue reading

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