More thought-provoking work from the Dr. Timothy Furnish.
So glad to see quite a few of our pastors and leaders pointing people to Luther’s writings on the plague that beset Wittenberg in 1527. Luther gives us solid gold instruction on what to do in these situations. For those of you who want to read it all in context, go to Luther’s Works Volume 43: pages 115-138. It is incredible to read Martin Luther’s advice in the midst of the plague that killed 1 out of every 4 people in Europe.
And then there is the ever profound writings of Gene Edward Veith writing on the Greatest Plague . . .
Read about it below.
Messiah is coming to Netflix, but check out the featured review of our own beloved brother in Christ, a renowned expert on Islamic eschatology (and tons of other stuff!), Dr. Timothy Furnish. Dr. Furnish is truly the closest thing possible to an LCMS Indiana Jones . . .
Warning! This is your only shot to ignore the spoiler alert! So, proceed by clicking below – with caution.
Dr. John Bombaro presents at the Mission Forum for the Lutheran Church of Pakistan. “Can Orthopraxy Be Missional?
At the Mission Forum for the Lutheran Church of Pakistan held in Cumming, Georgia, Dr. Bruce Lieske gives a concise overview of orthodox Islam.
Blessed New Year to each of you in the Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ! The Kairos Network is pleased to announce to you that there will be a Mission Forum for the future work of the Lutheran Church of Pakistan on January 12-14, 2020.
A forum of the church to come together by LCMS missions and sister churches to bring God’s Word and Sacraments to Pakistan.
PRESENTATION 1 – Can Orthodoxy Be Missional?
PRESENTATION 2 – Building A Sacramental Culture
PRESENTATION 3 – The Lutheran Church of Pakistan Project
PRESENTATION 4 – Missions To An Unbelieving World
Rev. John J. Bombaro, Ph.D. (King’s College, University of London) is a missionary of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, serving as the Assistant Director of Theological Education at the Luther Academy, Rīga, Latvia. In this role, he works to plant an English-speaking congregation in Riga. He teaches Lutheran theology and mentors seminary students in a Bachelor of Divinity program at Riga Luther Academy (the Latvian Ev. Luth. Church’s seminary). He assists in the re-accreditation of the seminary, not only as a Latvian seminary but also as an English-speaking seminary accredited throughout the European Union. He builds confessional and strategic relations between regional partner churches and synods. With Melinda’s help, John also coordinates conferences around Eurasia for pastors and other church workers.
Rev. James Krikava serves the Lord as a missionary through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) in the Eurasia region, based in the Czech Republic. In this role, James serves as the regional director for the Eurasia region. He partners with local church leaders and current LCMS international mission leadership to strengthen and sustain existing congregations in this part of the world. He also is involved with theological teaching and with building relationships with other church bodies that are currently not in fellowship with the International Lutheran Council (ILC).
Vicar Dass, along with his wife Julie (not pictured for her safety), are missionaries to all people, but mostly to adherents of the religion of Islam. They both grew up as Christians in Pakistan, but now serve as dedicated servants of Christ in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Vicar Dass is studying to be a Lutheran pastor through the Ethnic Immigrant Institute of Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis and will be ordained in 2021. His passions are studying God’s Word, sharing Christ, and reading the writings of Martin Luther. The Lord is preparing them to go to Pakistan to establish a Biblical, Lutheran Church there. Jay and Julie are working with 9 young men in Pakistan who are eager to study at the Lutheran Seminary in Riga, Latvia in Fall of 2020.
Living Faith Lutheran Church
1171 Atlanta Hwy
Cumming, GA 30040
915 Ronald Reagan Blvd
Cumming, GA 30041
Call and set up your reservation at 844-359-4652. Mention the Mission Forum at Living Faith Lutheran Church to get the special rate.
If you are in the area, attend as many events you are able.
Sunday: January 12, 2020
9:00 AM – Bible Study 1
10:15 AM – Divine Service – Rev. Jim Krikava
12:00 PM – Lunch and Fellowship
Afternoon – Open for Mission Meetings
Monday: January 13, 2020
8:00 AM – Coffee and Welcome
8:30 AM – Matins in the sanctuary
9:15 AM – Bible Study 2
10:15 AM – 1st Presentation – Dr. John Bombaro
11:30 AM – Table Discussion and Prayer
12:00 PM – Lunch at Living Faith Lutheran
1:00 PM – 2nd Presentation – Dr. John Bombaro
2:15 PM – Table Discussion and Prayer
2:30 PM – Break
2:45 PM – Lutheran Church of Pakistan Project
4:00 PM – Question and Answer
4:30 PM – Overview of Islam – Rev. Bruce Lieske
5:00 PM – Dinner at Living Faith Lutheran
6:00 PM – Evening Prayer in the sanctuary
7:00 PM – Reception at Living Faith Lutheran
Tuesday: January 14, 2020
8:00 AM – Coffee and Fellowship
8:30 AM – Matins in the sanctuary
9:15 AM – Bible Study 3
10:15 AM – 3rd Presentation – Rev. Jim Krikava
11:30 AM – Table Discussion and Prayer
12:00 PM – Midday Prayer and Departure
SOLA SCRIPTURA. SOLA GRACIA. SOLA FIDE.
All congregations in Georgia are invited to bring friends and join us for a festive Reformation Day Celebration at Living Faith Lutheran Church, 1171 Atlanta Hwy, in Cumming. We gather to receive our Lord’s powerful Word and Sacraments in order to be refreshed and renewed by His astounding grace! Praise our Lord for all He has said to us and for all He has done!
The REFORMATION CHOIR will have its rehearsal at 2:30 PM and ALL are welcome. Living Faith’s director of parish music, Nancy Smith, will be directing and leading on the newly installed organ. If you are not in the choir, gather early also at 2:30 PM to hear about how God is working in the our congregations.
The Divine Service begins at 4 PM with the Rev. Hiruy Gebremichael of St. Mark Lutheran Church preaching. There is a complete German Dinner to follow.
A free will offering will go to support the Lutheran school ministry to our partner church in Africa through the direct support of some of their students.
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. ~ Ephesians 2:8-10
To the glory of God and the salvation of man!
Dearest brothers and sisters in Christ,
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ!
On August 18, 2019, Living Faith Lutheran Church in Cumming, Georgia would like to invite you to the ordination of Myoung Eon Kang at 4 PM. Myoung’s ordination will take place within the Order of the Divine Service with President Greg Walton preaching, and pastors Chang Soo Kim and Tim Droegemueller presiding. A fellowship dinner will follow in the parish hall. Pray for Myoung Eon and his wonderful family as he prepares to serve the Lord faithfully as a pastor in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod!