It’s 2023 – Expect Miracles!

Dear friends and supporters of our ministry to Germany—and across Eurasia In the Christmas season, our lectionary readings demonstrated our Lord’s human nature—as He manifested Himself as a baby in a manger. Now, in the season of Epiphany, our focus expands: the lectionary readings illustrate how the Lord manifests His divine nature by working a variety of miracles—for instance, … Continue reading It’s 2023 – Expect Miracles!

Mullahs for Christ?

Last Sunday in Bible class we discussed the Gospel lesson of that morning’s Divine Service—Jesus turning water into wine (John 2:1-11). My Iranian parishioners asked me why the Lord hadn’t prevented that embarrassing crisis from occurring in the first place, with the host running out of wine. I explained that this is the first miracle … Continue reading Mullahs for Christ?

Babylonian Captivity

Last week in Bible class for our Persian friends at Zion Lutheran in Hamburg: While enjoying German stollen cake, lebkuchen, chocolate Santa Clauses and Iranian chai, we discussed the Old Testament lesson of that morning—Isaiah 40:1-11, which opens with those beautiful words of “‘Comfort, comfort my people,’ says your God.” Here the Lord promises consolation … Continue reading Babylonian Captivity