Welcoming Guests is the Mission

Welcoming Guests is the Mission

Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.                                    –Hebrews 13:2 Dear Friends of the Living Messiah, WHY DOES THE CHURCH EXIST?  The short answer is “mission.”  But so...
Remember That You Are Dust …

Remember That You Are Dust …

By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken:  You are dust, and to dust you shall return. –spoken by the Lord when first humans were expelled from Eden.  Genesis 3:19 There shall be in that great...
You’ve Got a Friend

You’ve Got a Friend

Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son,  whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom he also created the worlds. He is the reflection of God’s glory and the exact imprint...
It’s Good to Be Lutheran

It’s Good to Be Lutheran

Dear Friends of the Living Messiah, WE ARE LUTHERAN.  WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? That is a good question to ask this month as we celebrate the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting the 95 Theses in Wittenberg, Germany, on October 31, 1517.  Luther was an Augustinian...