Book of Revelation: Tree of Life

“Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city. On either side of the river is the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, producing its...

Thank You: Year End Ask with LDR

“It is more blessed to give than to receive.” (Acts 20:35c) The people of the Northwestern Ohio Synod have been richly blessed by God. To close out 2021: The Year of Generosity, the Council of the Northwestern Ohio Synod encouraged us to partner with Lutheran Disaster...

A New Heaven and A New Earth

“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud...

All Things New: Bible Study

“And the one who was seated on the throne said, “See, I am making all things new” (Revelation 21:5a). Our focus in 2022: the Year of Vision will be on God’s vision and promise to make “all things new”. At the end of the Book of Revelation, God paints a picture of a...

Reading in Community

“Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of the prophecy and blessed are those who hear and who keep what is written in it; for the time is near” (Revelation 1:3). Take a moment and slowly re-read the verse above as it is recorded in Revelation 1:3. Notice that...

Poets and Prophets

“The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place; he made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who testified to the word of God…” (Revelation 1:1-2a) There are a few times in the Book of Revelation where...