27 Novembro 2014

Cristo voltará!

Cristo morreu!
Cristo foi sepultado!
Cristo ressuscitou!
Cristo voltará!

Gloria Dei
Gloria Dei Evangelical Lutheran Church
www.gloriadeigb.com

Salmos 100:4

"Entrai pelas portas dele com louvor, e em seus átrios com hinos: louvai-o e bendizei o seu nome."

Salmos 100:4
Bíblia Sagrada

25 Novembro 2014

Don't let me worry about death

Jesus, don't let me worry about death. Remind me every day that you have forgiven all my sins. Remind me also that if you have conquered death for me, then I don't need to worry about anything at all! Thank you, Jesus! Amen

www.wels.net
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

24 Novembro 2014

Jesus, you are my King

Jesus, you are my King. In love for me, you did what no king should have to do–you suffered and died for a rebellious servant like me. Thank you for your forgiveness and care. Fill me with your love and faithfulness so that I always serve and honor you.

www.wels.net
www.WhatAboutJesus.com

21 Novembro 2014

Blessing

The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you.
The Lord look on you with favor and give you peace.

Amen

20 Novembro 2014

Luther's Evening Prayer

I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have graciously kept me this day; and I pray You to forgive me all my sins where I have done wrong, and graciously keep me this night. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the wicked foe may have no power over me. Amen.

ELS Catechism and Explanation, p. 26

www.evangelicallutheransynod.org

19 Novembro 2014

Luther's Morning Prayer

I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray You to protect me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the wicked foe may have no power over me. Amen.

ELS Catechism and Explanation, p. 26

www.evangelicallutheransynod.org

06 Novembro 2014

A mighty fortress is our God

A mighty fortress is our God, A trusty shield and weapon;
He helps us free from every need That has us now o'ertaken.
The old evil foe Now means deadly woe;
Deep guile and great might Are his dread arms in fight;
On earth is not his equal.

With might of ours can naught be done; Soon were our loss effected.
But for us fights the valiant one Whom God himself elected.
You ask, "Who is this?" Jesus Christ it is,
The almighty Lord. And there's no other God;
He holds the field forever.

(Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal - Hymnal - 200, stanzas 1 and 2)

05 Novembro 2014

Interactive Faith (WELS)

January is two months away and what better way to start a new year than with a new Interactive Faith online Bible study series.

Beginning Wed., Jan. 7, 2015, Rev. David Scharf, Immanuel, Greenville, Wis., will lead a six-week study called "Breaking the Cycle with Grace (a study of the book of Judges)."

Scharf says of the topic, "It has been said that nearly every doctrine of the Bible can be found in the biblical narratives contained in the book of Judges. That fact alone merits a deeper look! And yet, how often have we read, let alone studied this action-packed book of God's grace? In our lives, we go through cycles of ups and downs - we think God is pleased one moment and that he is not the next. Come and break the cycle of uncertainty with grace as we study a book full of God's love and patience!"

The study will be streamed live online twice every Wednesday night between Jan. 7 and Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. (central).

Thousands of WELS members have participated in the Interactive Faith Bible studies, which are held twice a year and led by a WELS pastor or professor. Many congregations gather as a group for the study; other WELS members connect as couples or individuals. The studies are designed to have 10 to 15 minutes of lecture by the instructor, followed by 5 to 10 minutes for congregations to discuss a question or two or do further study. Participants can interact with the instructor via the chat box.

To learn more or join the study, go to www.wels.net/interactivefaith

04 Novembro 2014

Jeremias 29: 11

"Porque eu bem sei os pensamentos que tenho a vosso respeito, diz o Senhor; pensamentos de paz, e não de mal, para vos dar o fim que esperais."

Jeremias 29: 11
Bíblia Sagrada

03 Novembro 2014

1 John 2:9-10 (NIV)

Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness. Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble.

- 1 John 2:9-10 (NIV)

02 Novembro 2014

Eclesiastes 3: 1-8

1 Tudo tem o seu tempo determinado, e há tempo para todo o propósito debaixo do céu.
2 Há tempo de nascer, e tempo de morrer; tempo de plantar, e tempo de arrancar o que se plantou;
3 Tempo de matar, e tempo de curar; tempo de derrubar, e tempo de edificar;
4 Tempo de chorar, e tempo de rir; tempo de prantear, e tempo de dançar;
5 Tempo de espalhar pedras, e tempo de ajuntar pedras; tempo de abraçar, e tempo de afastar-se de abraçar;
6 Tempo de buscar, e tempo de perder; tempo de guardar, e tempo de lançar fora;
7 Tempo de rasgar, e tempo de coser; tempo de estar calado, e tempo de falar;
8 Tempo de amar, e tempo de odiar; tempo de guerra, e tempo de paz.

Eclesiastes 3: 1-8
Bíblia Sagrada

01 Novembro 2014

How God Blessed the Reformation through Katie Luther

"God blessed the Reformation through Katie Luther's support of Martin's preaching and teaching the Gospel, and her setting a model for the Christian family, her household, and Christian businesswomen."

Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS)

http://www.evangelicallutheransynod.org/Lutheran-Sentinel/how-god-blessed-the-reformation-through-katie-luther/

Encontrar Deus em Cristo

"Não devemos tentar penetrar nos sublimes mistérios da majestade de Deus, mas devemos simplesmente contentar-nos com o Deus na cruz. Quem tenta encontrar Deus fora de Cristo encontrará apenas o diabo."
Martinho Lutero

"We should not try to penetrate the lofty mysteries of God's majesty, but we should simply be content with the God on the cross. Anyone who tries to find God outside of Christ will find only the devil."
Martin Luther

30 Outubro 2014

Proverbs 13:24

He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.
Proverbs 13:24

Loving, Careful Discipline
Being a parent is very great privilege. Being a parent is also a very difficult job! It's hard to strike the balance between protecting your children and letting them spread their wings in a sometimes scary world. It's hard to strike the balance between letting your children have fun and making them abide by the rules. It's hard to strike the balance between being your children's friend and being their life's teacher. We know it is important to discipline our children, but we also want to balance that with what Colossians 3:21 says, "Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged."
We all need discipline because we have a sinful nature that needs to be continually trained. It is especially vital in a child's formative years to receive discipline. Sinful habits formed in childhood will be even more difficult to break in adulthood. For their own personal benefit and for the benefit of society children should receive careful discipline so they become humble, hard-working, ethical adults who strive to serve God and serve others with their lives. While children might not appreciate the disciplinary training their parents give them, later in life they will appreciate that their parents loved them in that way.
Key words in this Bible verse are "loves" and "careful". . ."he who loves him is careful to discipline him." God calls upon parents to carefully discipline their children out of love for them. If discipline - in whatever form it is administered - is not motivated by the love and care of parents for their children, it can lead to choices that are detrimental and sinfully wrong. The goal of discipline is to help children mature and lead more God-pleasing and productive lives, and ultimately that children are trained spiritually and spend eternity in heaven through faith in their Savior Jesus.
Parents, pray for wisdom to be able to lovingly and carefully discipline your children.

Prayer:
Heavenly Father, help parents to love their children to carefully discipline them for their earthly and eternal benefit. Amen.

WELS
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Isaías 49: 1

"O Senhor me chamou desde o ventre, desde as entranhas de minha mãe fez menção do meu nome."

Isaías 49: 1

28 Outubro 2014

Reflexão: Vocação e trabalho

"O que fazes na tua casa é tão valioso como se o estivesses a fazer no céu para o nosso Deus. Devemos acostumar-nos a pensar que a nossa vocação e trabalho são sagrados e agradáveis a Deus, não devido a si próprios, mas por conta da palavra e da fé, das quais a obediência e o trabalho fluem." (Martinho Lutero)

"What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow." (Martin Luther)

25 Abril 2014

Ressurreição

RESSURREIÇÃO
Raffaellino del Garbo (c. 1476 – 1527)


07 Abril 2014

As Portas do Paraíso Lutero


Amado por muitos, desprezado por outros, o monge, sacerdote, professor e Doutor em Teologia, Martinho Lutero, é conhecido como o Reformador da Igreja no século XVI. Influenciou consideravelmente a Educação e a Literatura. Lutou pela popularização das escolas. Traduziu a Bíblia Sagrada para a língua do povo alemão, e escreveu inúmeras obras exegéticas, doutrinárias e de educação cristã.
A doutrina, o culto e a piedade preconizadas por Lutero foram adoptados com algumas variantes na Alemanha, nos países bálticos, escandinavos e na Finlânida. Foram também aceites, por outros reformadores, na França, Inglaterra (onde a Igreja Anglicana ficou submetida à autoridade do estado), Escócia e Países Baixos. Com a emigração, os luteranos espalharam-se por todos os continentes, somando hoje, cerca de 70 milhões.
Sob uma óptica genuinamente lusitana, Artur Villares, aborda nesta sua obra os momentos e temas mais cruciantes da vida de Lutero.

Pela primeira vez em língua portuguesa são ainda apresentados neste livro as célebres 95 teses contra as indulgências com que Lutero, em 1517, incendiou a opinião cristã da Europa ocidental.

As Portas do Paraíso Lutero
Artur Villares
Edição: 1983
Páginas: 112
Editor: Vega
ISBN: 9789726991144

Bertrand Livreiros

Leitura Books & Living

WLS Christian Worship 106:1

Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary

Come to Calvary's holy mountain,
Sinners, ruined by the fall;
Here a pure and healing fountain
Flows to you, to me, to all,
In a full, perpetual tide,
Opened when our Savior died.

Christian Worship 106:1

http://www.wls.wels.net