We are familiar with our Lord Jesus saying, “I am the Good Shepherd” and this is a well-loved and well-known image for God. But why is the ‘portico of Solomon’ mentioned in this passage?
‘God did something wonderful among us at the Muster, and we pray that this movement in the Spirit and truth of his Word will spread, helping to fill the void replaced by the shrinking footprint and decreasing resourcing of the organised church.’
Churches that grow young understand the importance of ‘giving keys away’ … not simply referring to keys to a car or building. They are keys to decision-making, to entrusting and to empowering.
When the Risen Lord Jesus met his disciples behind those closed doors, he brought them deep joy and then sent them to be his witnesses to this good news.
The Royal Commission into Aged Care is an opportunity for Lutheran Services to contribute to shaping Australia’s aged care system and to improve the quality of care to older Australians.
Ipswich Lutheran Parish looks forward to opening its doors to everybody at this year’s Synod. Together we can carry on the work of the disciples and express our love for God and each other.
In their book, Growing Young, (Baker Books, 2016) Powell, Mulder and Griffin share “6 essential strategies to help young people discover and love your church”
Each of the characters of the Good Friday and Easter story is confronted with the same human emotions that you and I know … I pray that you would find yourself in the story this year.
The heart of mission … is an invitation to descend into the spaces of pain and confusion of those who do not yet know Jesus, and to ascend alongside others, as they discover the hope and the promise of the gospel.
Bethany McGibbon and her team at QLECS have a goal to see every Lutheran early childhood service engaging in regular ‘Jesus Time’ with all their children.