Winston-Salem 2012

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 49TH ANNUAL LWMS CONVENTION
Our God Reigns
2012 ~ Winston-Salem, North Carolina

"How beautiful of the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, "Your God reigns!" Isaiah 52:7

Opening Service - Thursday

Rev. Keith Free, who preached at the opening service of the annual LWMS convention, set the tone for the convention by focusing on the words of the Bible verse that served as the theme for the convention. “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!”   Isaiah 52:7
The Gospel message that is active in the heart of Christians can have the same impact on the hearts of others.  We should be among those who bring the good news of salvation to sinners around the world.

Closing Service - Sunday

As always, no one looks forward to the closing service because it signifies the end of the convention. The worship service was edifying reminding us that we are all prisoners of our own sin-filled body, a sort of a demon possession per se. We do the things we don’t want to do and fail to do the things we should. Praise the Lord that “Our God Reigns” having conquered Satan so one day we will all be living with him in his kingdom.  The installation of the newly elected officers followed the worship service and then the traditional presentation of the flags. And as expected, when the gavel hits the podium, signifying the end, one cannot help but be a bit melancholy that it is over but then throughout the area, one repeatedly hears, “see you next year in La Crosse!” so there is also anticipation of the next one which will be our 50th Annual LWMS Convention.  See you next year in La Crosse!



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2011 Highlights PowerPoint