Malagasy Lutheran Church Song & Gospel Second Sunday of Advent, December 5 – December 11, 2021 « God is gathering His people » *

The message: The coming of God’s Messiah we are waiting for this Advent is for Him to gather His people, and His purpose is that He may dwell in the midst of His people. This is His fulfillment of His promise for which He made a covenant with His people, saying, « I will be their … [Read more…]

Malagasy Lutheran Church Song & Gospel First Sunday of Advent, November 29 – December 4, 2021 “God visits His people” *

The message: The phrase « God visits His people » points primarily at Jesus Christ, the Word of God made flesh who dwelt and lived among us, in order to bring us salvation. It is the fulfillment of God’s long-held promise of the coming of the Messiah, according to Jesus’ reading of the words about the Servant … [Read more…]

Malagasy Lutheran Church Song & Gospel XXIV Sunday following Trinity, November 14-20, 2021 « The believer triumphs in God » *

The message: « The believers triumph in God » because God gives them the victory. For life does not go without struggle, and this is especially true nowadays, in this time which the Scriptures refer to as « the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth » Rev 3:10b. … [Read more…]

Malagasy Lutheran Church Music & Gospel XXIII Sunday following Trinity, November 7-13 2021 « The Kingdom approved by God » *

The message: The « kingdom approved by God » is that which accomplishes God’s will, namely, the reign of justice and peace for the benefit of the community, as God’s word says: « See, a king will reign in righteousness, and princes will rule with justice » Isa 32:1. Jesus Christ, the Faithful and Just King, is the center … [Read more…]

Malagasy Lutheran Church Music & Gospel XX Sunday following Trinity October, 17-23rd, 2021 « Draw near to God » *

The message: « Draw near to God »: this is at the same time a command and an exhortation that God extends to all people. In fact, many are distracted with the short-lived things of this world, and are still strangers to God and His kingdom; yet: « The world and its desire are passing away, but those … [Read more…]

Malagasy Lutheran Church Music & Gospel XIX Sunday following Trinity 10-16 October 2021 “God redeems the sinners” *

The message: It has been God’s plan to live together with humans, and for that He created them in His own image (Gen 1:26). Unfortunately, the humans became separated from their Creator when Adam and Eve transgressed God’s command and fell into sin (Gen 3:6). And because « the wages of sin is death » Rom 6:23a, … [Read more…]

Malagasy Lutheran Church Song & Gospel Sunday XVIII after Trinity, 3-9 October 2021 « Fear the Lord » *

The message: The statement « Fear God » is both a message and a command from the Lord to let us know the manner and attitude we should have in our relationship with Him. For « the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom » Pr 9:10a. This means acknowledging and honoring Him as Lord, and obeying … [Read more…]