Sunday, December 11, 2016

Looking for a New-Years' Resolution?

Here's one passed by our Synod in convention this Summer-
"WHEREAS, In the 50th Anniversary of the Reformation in 2017 we are celebrating the triumph of the Gospel, not of Martin Luther or any other individual or church body, and that the Lutheran Reformation is"still all about Jesus"; and
WHEREAS, The source of renewal and reformation is always the Word, as the Lord Jesus says, "If you abide in My Word... you will know the truth and the truth will set you free" (John 8:31-31);... therefore be it Resolved, That the members of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod commit to growing in faith themselves, personally and corporately, by reading through the entire Scriptures in 2017..."
I encourage every member of St.John to commit themselves to reading through the Scriptures next year, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Copies of a daily Bible reading guide will be made available for those who would like a schedule. Our heritage is in God's Word- make the Word central as you celebrate our heritage in 2017.  ~Pastor Merrill

Charts for reading through the Bible in one year are on the counter in the front hallway.


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