Malagasy Lutheran Church Song & Gospel First Sunday after Epiphany 11th-16th January 2021

“The Redemptor reveals Himself” The Redemptor is God’s revealing Himself through the Lord’s Anointed to bring redemption for the descendants of Israel, the nation chosen by God; yet also for all men and all the nations on the earth through them ( Gen 22:18). He refers above all to the Messiah or the Christ, even … [Read more…]

Malagasy Lutheran Church Song and Gospel Sunday following Christmas December 28th, 2020 – January 02nd, 2021

« The Messiah comes » The Messiah, The Almighty God’s Anointed, has come to bring salvation upon earth. Although His coming had been proclaimed since a very long time, it was fulfilled according to the angel Gabriel’s word to Mary the mother of Jesus: « For no word from God will ever fail » (Lk 1:37). Therefore, now is … [Read more…]

Malagasy Lutheran Church Song & Gospel Third Sunday of Advent – week of 14.-19. December 2020

“God visits His people” “God visits His people.” That is a most enjoyable word. What does it say? Mercy, peace, forgiveness, consolation, restoration to be His people again, preparation for the renewing of His covenant which says: « I will be your God, and you shall be my people » Jer 7:23b. This word says indeed that … [Read more…]

Malagasy Lutheran Church Song & Gospel Advent Sunday I: November 30, 2020 – December 6, 2020

« The promise is fulfilled » The fulfillment of the promise reveals first and foremost the divinity of God–His being faithful, not changing nor denying the words He has said. The angel Gabriel witnessed about this when he came to tell to Mary the purpose of God: “For no word from God will ever fail” Lk 1:37. … [Read more…]

Malagasy Lutheran Church Song & Gospel Twenty forth Sunday after Trinity 23-28 November 2020

“God the Consoler of His people” It is usual for us to comfort those who are afflicted by saying, “Human life is not without its trials,” that it is not only sweet but also bitter (cf. Job 2:10). Everybody without exception surely needs a faithful “Consoler,” namely God. What is expected from Him? It is … [Read more…]

Malagasy Lutheran Church Song and Gospel Twenty-second Sunday after Trinity 09.-14. November 2020

“God is faithful” The message: “God is faithful:” this reveals His divine nature, but also expresses the name by which He should be called, just as the prophet Isaiah long ago revealed about the Messiah who would come: « And he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace » Isa 9:6b. The main … [Read more…]