Every Tribe and Nation.

“After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their...
Poverty of Spirit

Poverty of Spirit

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:3) Lately it seems that we Saints feel troubled, frustrated, and powerless due to all that is going on in the world. These things in the world frustrate us because we really...
Poverty of Spirit

The Gift of the Gospel.

“Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth–to every nation, tribe, language and people. He said in a loud voice, ‘Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment...
Poverty of Spirit

The Gift of Wisdom.

“Yet wisdom is justified by her deeds.” (Matthew 11:19) When John the Baptist was imprisoned by Herod, he realized that his ministry had reached its conclusion. He wanted his disciples and others to follow Jesus. He wanted them to see that the miracles Jesus was...

The Gift of Faith

“For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.” (Romans 3:28) These words from Saint Paul comprise one of the great passages of the Reformation. When Martin Luther read it the Lord revealed to him this great truth of salvation by...
Wrestling in Prayer.

Wrestling in Prayer.

“And the Lord said, ‘Hear what the unrighteous judge says. And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night?'” (Luke 18:6b-7a) In this week’s gospel reading Jesus presented a parable about persistence in prayer. A widow...