Up Becomes Down, and Down Up

But they did not understand the saying, and were afraid to ask him. Mark 9:32 In God’s kingdom, up becomes down and down becomes up; but this is the only way salvation can occur.  We who are down in sin and death can only be saved if we are brought up in forgiveness...

Time to update your 2021-22 Synod Statistics!

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ: It is time again to review and update your 2021-2022 school statistics. Much of this information is published on the LCMS School Locator (locator.lcms.org). You will go to the same LISN for school website, lisn.lcms.org, and use...

Where is the Prayer?

And he said to them, “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer.” Mark 9:29 In this Sunday’s Gospel Jesus informs us that certain kinds of evil spirits cannot be driven out, except by prayer.  Seeming to contradict his own statement Jesus did not pray when...

Devotional from Eugene Brunow 9-13-2021

Who is the Greatest? The gospel for this coming Sunday (Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost) is Mark 9:30-37.There are two narratives in this text. The first account is about Jesus once again foretelling his upcoming death and resurrection. The disciples are still...