Malagasy Lutheran ChurchSong & GospelSunday second after Trinity, 18th May – 24th June, 2023″God invites men » *

« Inviting » to dinner conveys three main ideas. It is an honour to be invited. Grief and peacekeeping. Provision of nourishing food. When met, it is unity and assurance, yes, friendship, just as God destined Adam and Eve to live in Eden, filled with His grace. But the human mind cannot understand that the Holy and … [Read more…]

Malagasy Lutheran Church Song & Gospel Sunday of Pentecost I and II, 28th May – 4th June, 2023 « Receive the holy spirit » *

« Receive the Holy Spirit who saves, gives life, exhorts and establishes the kingdom of God for eternal life ». Indeed, Jesus said, « Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them. By this He meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were later to receive » Jn … [Read more…]

Malagasy Lutheran Church Song & Gospel Sunday III after Easter, 21 – May 27, 2023 “God works renewal” *

The message: Our life as humans needs renewal because of the work of sin, which is “the sting of death” (1 Cor 15:56). To this purpose the Lord says, “I am making everything new!” Rev 21:5. For “darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples” Isa 60:2, the death that covers all … [Read more…]

Malagasy Lutheran Church Song & Gospel Fifth Sunday after Easter, 14th-20th May 2023″God Reconciler » *

The message: The appellation « God Reconciler » reveals in the first place His nature as love. Indeed, « God is love », declared the Apostle John (1 Jn 4:16), and as such He loves peace and loves reconciliating men. What is good, right and perfect is the fruit of the work of God’s love. Regarding the things He … [Read more…]

Malagasy Lutheran Church Song & GospelPalm Sunday 02-08 April 2023 « The Covenant of Eternal Salvation » *

The message : We have seen successively the three great themes of God’s work for mankind, which are « his redemption », « his blessing », and now « his salvation ». These are all forms of manifestation of God’s grace towards mankind. Therefore, in order to establish and perpetuate them in manand his offspring, God seals them by means of … [Read more…]

Malagasy Lutheran Church Song & Gospel Sunday I after Easter, April 16th-22nd 2023 « God is the Redeemer of His people » *

The message: « God is the Redeemer of His people » means that there is no other name that can save them. It also means jealousy of God, as He is « the Redeemer and Lord of His people », since He said to the Israelites in the following terms: « But now thus says the LORD, he who created … [Read more…]

Malagasy Lutheran ChurchSong & Gospel Sunday II before Easter, 26th March – 1st April 2023″ The eternal covenant of redemption » *

The message: To say that « God makes a covenant of blessing » with His people means that He gives a guarantee of the fulfilment of His purpose of blessing to them. With this, He makes His blessing last forever for the benefit of all the generations that will follow, according to the word that He gave … [Read more…]

Malagasy Lutheran Church Song & Gospel Second Sunday after Easter, 23-29 April 2023″God takes care of His sheep » *

The message: « God cares for His sheep », because He loves them and holds them close to His heart. The word of God compares the people He cares for to « sheep »; the psalmist thus says: « For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture » Ps 95:7a. Yes, « it is he who made … [Read more…]