Northwestern Publishing House will release the EHV New Testament and Psalms this summer. This new translation will feel both fresh and familiar to readers. The readable style of the EHV will help readers understand clearly what God is revealing to them through his Word.
Translated faithfully from the original Greek and Hebrew, the EHV proclaims the gospel of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. The expressions, imagery, and style of the original texts are there, giving readers a lasting picture of God’s grace and mercy for a lost human race.
Some of the features of the EHV New Testament and Psalms that will help readers get the most out of their study include:
- Brief introductions for each book
- Topical section headings
- Footnotes for deeper understanding
- References to parallel passages
- References to Old Testament quotations
With a text that remains reliable and trustworthy, yet at the same time readable and familiar, the EHV New Testament and Psalms
honors the heritage of the church, which has handed down the Word of God for generations. See a sample here
The EHV New Testament and Psalms will be published in softcover for $14.99. Discounts will be available for congregational use:
- 10-49 copies – 10% off ($13.49 each)
- 50-99 copies – 20% off ($11.99 each)
- 100 or more – 30% off ($10.49 each)
“A man is to live, speak, act, hear, suffer, and die for the good of his wife and child, the wife for the husband, the children for the parents, the servants for their masters, the masters for their servants, the government for its subjects, the subjects for the government, each one for his fellowman, even for his enemies, so that one is the other’s hand, mouth, eye, foot, even heart and mind. This is a truly Christian and good work, which can and shall be done at all times, in all places, toward all people.”
(from Luther’s sermon on Matthew 21:1-9, for the First Sunday in Advent)
Patience is something that most people want to have and yet struggle with–this can be seen most readily when driving. Patience is a godly trait. As Christians, we want to live like Christ as much as possible. Patience is something we strive for in our daily lives. Here are three ways we need to show patience:
- In our relationships with other believers (Ephesians 4:1-2- “As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”)
- In our responsibility to teach God’s Word (2 Timothy 4:2-4- “Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine.Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.”)
- In our reactions toward non-believers (Jesus’ parable in Luke 18)
God bless you as you work on godly patience, showing love to one another, teaching the Word, and bringing Jesus to the world!
It’s almost here: the day we honor our fallen heroes. And they are our heroes! Without the men and women who have sacrificed their time, their families, and their lives, we would live in a much harsher reality. Thank you, God, for giving us courageous men and women who were willing to give up everything in order to protect and serve this great country of ours! Thank you, God, for giving those heroes courage to stand up for what they knew was right. Thank you, God, for using men and women in our military to keep us safe! Praise be to God!
In honor and remembrance of fallen military personnel, we will have a special worship service at Amazing Grace. The focus of the service will be: How God Has Blessed Us with Peace and Healing. We will begin with a presentation of the Flag of the United States of America and the Pledge of Allegiance. We will end with “America the Beautiful.” Throughout the service we will give thanks to God for healing us (from our sin, our hurts, etc.), and for giving us peace (peace with Him, peace with one another).
- We often misuse and take for granted the word “bless.” We say “God bless you” when someone sneezes. We hear the Blessing of God every week at worship.”To bless” carries the idea of kneeling down before someone who wants to give you a favor. Be kneeling you are showing humility and appreciation to that person by humbly accepting their gift of favor upon you. When we see how the Lord God has blessed us with the forgiveness of sins through the blood of Jesus, how can we not humbly bow before him?!
- The Lord causes his face to shine on you! He fills sin darkened hearts with his glory and grace. He does even more: he turns his face toward you; that is, he gives you the full, undivided attention that you need and want. You are God’s own child, and he wants you to know that truth!
- God blesses us with peace. Peace is not always a feeling. When we read through God’s Word, God uses that to give us peace. His peace goes beyond understanding. God wants you to have comfort from his Word. And he gives it: he blesses you with peace.
What greater blessings could there be than these that the Lord our God bestow on us each and every week!
Yesterday, May 8, the Bible lesson at church was Jesus’ prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane. He prayed this prayer right before he was arrested and then tried and killed. Here are some things to ponder this week:
- You are connected to Jesus. “I pray also for those who will believe in me … that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. … I in them and you in me … I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.” (John 17:20, 23, 26) No matter what you are going through, Jesus is with you (“Surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age”- Matthew 28:20).
- You are connected to all other Christians. “May all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one.” (John 17:21-22) No matter what race, nationality, age, gender, or social status, everyone who trusts in Jesus Christ alone for eternal life is a member of God’s family and is bonded to every other believer. You may be recently re-singled, or stepping into a new job in which you feel alone trying to figure out what to do, but you are not alone and you never will be. You are part of Jesus’ mighty army of God, united by his saving words.
- You are united to Jesus and to other believers for all eternity. “I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one…Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.” (John 17:22, 24) This promise is for you and me. In the next days or weeks you might be at your computer at work, finishing an assignment for school, walking across a graduation stage, walking into a job interview, or driving on a freeway, and, I pray that the thought hits you: “Nothing in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:39).
The most important thing in our lives is that we are united to Jesus Christ, now and forever. So, let’s encourage each other and build one another up!