Tag Archives: Happiness

Morning Prayer with Dr. Böhmer

Today’s Morning Prayer was led by Dr. Karl Böhmer, who preached on 1.Timothy 6:6-12a. This is available here: 1Ti6,6-12 Matins KB Student of theology Nkosi Mduduzi (Middleburg, MP) assisted with the reading of the lectionary and intoning Psalm 123.

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Löhe on Philippians 4:4

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! (Phi 4:4 NIV) The apostle St. Paul wrote this letter in prison. Yet it overflows with joy and love and exudes a profound peace and calm. The congregation in … Continue reading

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Löhe on Philippians 4:5

The Lord is near. (Phi 4:5 NIV) That is the general tenor of this epistle. All sadness in the lives of the saved elect is to be transformed into joy, all rough edges smoothed out, all troubles feed into prayer, … Continue reading

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Löhe on 2. Thessalonians 1:10

On that day Jesus Christ, the Lord comes to be glorified in his holy people and to be marveled at among all those who have believed. This includes you, because you believed our testimony to you. (2Th 1:10 NIV) Yes, … Continue reading

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Löhe on Philippians 3:20

But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ. (Phi 3:20 NIV) St. Paul had described the enemies of Christ’s cross as having their mind set on earthly things. Here now … Continue reading

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Herrenhuter readings for Monday, the 15th July 2013

An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up. (Pro 12:25 NIV) Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other. (Col 3:12-13 … Continue reading

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Löhe on 1 Peter 5:7

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. (1Pe 5:7 NIV) Here the apostle does not write about our basic anxiety for daily bread. He is focusing rather on the anxiety of his congregants and fellow-Christians, who … Continue reading

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LÖHE ON 1. PETER 2:11

Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. (1Pe 2:11 NIV) The Apostle encourages the Christians to live chaste and pure lives. This does not only … Continue reading

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Herrenhuter readings for Thursday, the 14th February 2013

Then maidens will dance and be glad, young men and old as well. I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow. (Jeremiah 31:13 NIV) For our light and momentary troubles are … Continue reading

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LÖHE ON GENESIS 24:31

“Come, you who are blessed by the LORD,” he said. “Why are you standing out here?” (Gen 24:31 NIV) “Septuagesimae”: 70 day’s of Lenten preparations before Easter have now begun. The first Sunday of nine, which fall into this period … Continue reading

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