Reformation and Transformation Begin with the Word of God

Dear Disciples of Jesus,

I invite your continued prayers for those devastated by the ravages of the storms in Texas and Florida and the surrounding areas. Please continue to pray as well for those leading our disaster response efforts. I encourage both your prayers and support to meet those needs as we respond with Christ’s love in word and deed. These acts of love and care are vital to our witness and prompted me to share this reflection. Continue reading “Reformation and Transformation Begin with the Word of God”

The Nature of Christian Relationships – Fair or Unfair Has Nothing to Do With It

“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.  But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”   ~ Matthew 18:15-20
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Haitian Pastors Are Making Disciples

A group of disciples from Living Water Lutheran Church in Centerville, Ohio, recently returned from their fifth mission trip to Haiti. In addition to supporting the discipleship efforts of 12 local pastors, the group was able to extend God’s love to children at the Guitton School, orphans of the 2010 earthquake residing at a Bon Repos Children’s Home, and dozens of families in several local communities.

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