Our Saviour's Lutheran Church - Blogs http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org Proclaiming a changeless Christ in a changing world Copyright 2020 Our Saviour's Lutheran Church Sun, 29 Mar 2020 12:15:39 -0500 http://backend.userland.com/rss/ ImpressCMS 1.3.11 Blogs steve@christianwebresources.net steve@christianwebresources.net 60 en Our Saviour's Lutheran Church - Blogs http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/images/logo.gif http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org 144 50 My only prayer http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=136 <p style="text-align: justify;"> Do you ever struggle with prayer?&amp;nbsp;</p> <p> I imagine that this is a situation most people have from time to time.&amp;nbsp;</p> <p> Am I right?&amp;nbsp; Is this true for you?</p> <p> It&amp;rsquo;s true for pastors.&amp;nbsp; At least, for this one, it is.</p> <p> There are times when words fail us.&amp;nbsp; We just don&amp;#39;t know what to pray for ourselves, or for a loved one or friend.&amp;nbsp; Then there are times when we are physically exhausted, emotionally drained, or spiritually spent. &amp;nbsp;I&amp;rsquo;ve been there myself, with just enough energy left at the end of the day to utter a one word prayer.</p> <p> Sometimes, the only prayer I can come up with is:&amp;nbsp; HELP!&amp;nbsp; &amp;nbsp;</p> <p> The church has long used the following simple prayer:&amp;nbsp; Help, save, comfort and defend us, gracious Lord.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;</p> <p> Amen.&amp;nbsp;</p> Fri, 06 Mar 2020 10:30:00 -0600 http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=136 Nowhere Else http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=135 <p> God would attach us to this one person, Christ.&amp;#160; Apart from this person, born of Mary and having real flesh and blood, we are neither to seek nor find God.&amp;#160; For we grasp and find God only through faith in the flesh and blood of Christ.</p> <p> So declared Martin Luther, to which I can only add, "Amen".&amp;#160; &amp;#160; &amp;#160;&amp;#160;</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2019 15:20:00 -0600 http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=135 The Main Thing http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=134 <p> "Why are you a Lutheran?"</p> <p> <a href="http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=134&amp;amp;title=the-main-thing" title="The Main Thing">keep reading ...</a> Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:10:00 -0500 http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=134 What is the Church http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=133 <p> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">What is the Church but a school where Christ teaches us what the love of God is, and how to love one another?</span></span></p> <p> &amp;#160;</p> Sat, 16 Feb 2019 08:00:00 -0600 http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=133 All over again http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=131 <h1 style="color:rgb(24,24,24);font-family:Merriweather, Georgia, serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;line-height:21px;margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;"> <span style="font-family:verdana, geneva, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:14px;">Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.</span></span></h1> <div> <span style="font-family:verdana, geneva, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:14px;">C.S. Lewis</span></span></div> <div> &amp;#160;</div> Sat, 16 Feb 2019 08:00:00 -0600 http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=131 Now that is faith http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=132 <p> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">To trust God in the light is nothing, but trust him in the dark - that is faith.</span></span></p> <p> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Charles Spurgeon</span></span></p> <p> &amp;#160;</p> Sat, 16 Feb 2019 08:00:00 -0600 http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=132 Hell, Yes http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=130 <p> Hell is the inability to love.</p> <p> Fyodor Dostoevsky.&amp;#160;&amp;#160;</p> <p> &amp;#160;&amp;#160;</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2019 09:50:00 -0600 http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=130 a much greater hunger http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=129 <p> Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody I think is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.</p> <p> <a href="http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=129&amp;amp;title=a-much-greater-hunger" title="a much greater hunger">keep reading ...</a> Thu, 14 Feb 2019 09:00:00 -0600 http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=129 A 10 Word Sermon http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=128 <p> Every week I face a challenge.&amp;#160; What challenge is this?&amp;#160; Deciding what message should go on the sign out front along the parkway.</p> <p> What can we say that is meaningful in just a few words?</p> <p> This week I chose to have a short sermon displayed.&amp;#160;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=128&amp;amp;title=a-10-word-sermon" title="A 10 Word Sermon">keep reading ...</a> Fri, 30 Nov 2018 10:50:00 -0600 http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=128 The Worst Days of My Life http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=126 <p> <span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">If you were to make a list of the worst days of your life, what would you put down?</span></span></span></p> <p> <span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana, geneva, sans-serif;"> <a href="http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=126&amp;amp;title=the-worst-days-of-my-life" title="The Worst Days of My Life">keep reading ...</a> Thu, 09 Aug 2018 04:50:00 -0500 http://www.oursaviourslutheran.org/modules/imblogging/post.php?post_id=126