”But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, … This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. . . and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus” (Romans 3: 21,22,24).
Our Reformation roots emerge this time of year. It is good to revisit the events beginning in 1517 which sparked this back-to-the-Bible movement. Martin Luther explained his experience, “Night and day I pondered until I grasped the truth that the righteousness of God is that righteousness whereby, through grace and sheer mercy He justifies us by faith. I felt myself to be reborn and have gone through open doors into paradise.”
How refreshing it was for those of Luther’s day to actually hear the Word of God in their own language and feel the effects of it working salvation in their hearts. They embraced the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit after receiving new life in Christ. This is what brought joy to the heart of the believer. The Lord offers that today through the preaching and teaching in our congregations and in concentrated form, on our campus.
Please join us in thanksgiving and prayer for:
- There were 78 attendees at UpClose. Eight students either started or completed applications in connection with the event.
- We were blessed to see so many alumni and friends on campus for the Alumni Basketball Tournament on October 23. We loved hosting this event on campus.
- We are praising God for a $1M donation toward the Student Life Center. This pushes us well over half-way toward reaching our initial fundraising goal.
- We ask for God to work powerfully through the upcoming Friends of FLBCS Banquet on November 11. We are thankful to be hearing from Dr. Ron Hunter of D6 Family Ministries. He will also be speaking to our student body the following morning.
- Pray for the daily schedule of students, that God would be transforming them through the power of His Word as they study in and out of class each day.
- Pray for preparations for the Christmas Concert, December 4-5. Yes, it’s in-person.
- Pray that men will answer the Lord’s call to prepare for the pastorate at FLS.
- Pray for those students considering starting FLBC in the spring.
- Pray for gospel teams in full swing as they travel to AFLC congregations and share in word and song.
- Pray for FLBCS leadership as several individuals traveled to the TRACS annual convention, our accreditation body.
Please keep up-to-date with us at flbc.edu. And please consider yourselves to be advocates of our Free Lutheran Bible College and Seminary. Join us in reaching out to others with our vision and passion for the instruction and edification of our young people. May Christ’s Church be a mighty and formidable force to build His Kingdom, secure the future of the next generation and ultimately bring glory to God.
Thank you, our intercessors, for praying back to God what He has placed in your heart.
On behalf of the Intercessor team,
Pastor Wayne HjermstadFLBC Congregational Connection Coordinator