The Die is Cast

The Die is Cast

There are moments in history that shape the future. Some of these moments are obvious, like the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the assassination of President Kennedy, or the terrorist attack on 9/11. If you lived through one of those moments, you understood that something...
Kingdom Secrets

Kingdom Secrets

John the Baptist’s disciples asked of Jesus, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?” (Matthew 11:3) The prophet John, the one man who should have known beyond any shadow of a doubt that Jesus was the Messiah, wonders if he’s been wrong all...
Dramatic Farming: The Weedy Truth

Dramatic Farming: The Weedy Truth

Matthew 13 contains more of Jesus’ parables than any other chapter in the New Testament. The Greek word for “parable” is parabole, from two smaller words: the preposition para, meaning “alongside,” and bole, which is related to the verb ballo, meaning “to throw or...
A Treasure New and Old

A Treasure New and Old

Through a glorious string of kingdom parables and explanations, CLB Biennial Convention 2018 attendees found life and were reminded of our place in the kingdom of God. The last parable in this string is found in Matthew 13:51-52. “‘Have you understood all these...
Leave a Legacy

Leave a Legacy

The theme of the 2018 Church of the Lutheran Brethren Biennial Convention was “King me.” I remember when I learned to play checkers. What a relief it was to get a stone (piece) to the other side of the board and yell, “King me!” As a result, the stone operated very...
Japanese Ministries:  A Model For Outreach

Japanese Ministries: A Model For Outreach

From this article I hope you take away these two things. First: Learn how God is using Japanese Ministries in Seattle, so that you can support it in prayer and offerings. Second: Recognize the opportunities all around you in your daily life where God wants to use you...