We have just elected a new Bishop for the Lutheran Church in Queensland and two new assistant Bishops. Bishop Paul Smith celebrates this election and these “servants of the Word”: Ben, Mark and Nathan.
After this coming weekend, the Lutheran Church in the Queensland District will have elected a Bishop to take over the work from Bishop Paul Smith. Here Bishop Paul Smith reflects on the promise of the Lord to “build his Church”.
We yearn for mountain top experiences. The good news of Jesus explains that he will always be present with us in the highs and lows of life. Bishop Paul Smith writes on the story of the Transfiguration and the hope this brings to the human heart.
Bishop Paul Smith points to the surprising “unexpected upside down” Kingdom that is ruled over by our Lord Jesus. His power is shown in weakness and his strength is in serving. That is not how mighty kings are portrayed in movies!”
Advent and Christmas 2020 will be unlike any other in living memory. Bishop Paul writes his encouragement for Christians to get ready to eagerly share the life-giving hope-filled Good News of Jesus Christ during this Advent Christmas Season.
In Australia, so many around us are baptised, but we rarely speak of that. Bishop Paul Smith reflects on the amazing Grace of God at work in our baptism and the recent changes amongst the Christian Churches about recognising God at work in each other’s baptism.