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Welcome to the website of the Laestadian Lutheran Church (LLC), the central organization of Laestadian Lutheran churches in North America. The website provides information about our faith, mission, organization, and activities. Here you will find an overview of our publications and links to member congregations. Selecting "Worship Services and Events" will lead you to hearing the spoken Word of God at various worship service occasions, both live and archived. Welcome to our website and welcome to our services!
The theme for this first Sunday in Lent is, “Jesus, the Victor over Temptations.” In this text, we can certainly see why Jesus needed to rebuke Peter for his carnal thinking. Jesus needed to suffer, die, and rise again for salvation’s sake. By hearing and obeying Jesus’ admonition Peter would be able to overcome temptation in the future. Peter’s temptation was just as Jesus said: “For thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.” In other words, Jesus was telling him that just because you don’t like to hear what I am saying, you still need to believe it.
Scripture speaks of trumpets, which were cornets made of ram horns. With the blowing of trumpets events were heralded, for example the beginning of the jubilee or festive year. To slaves, or those who had sold their land because of debt, the beginning of the jubilee year and the blowing of the trumpet were a great reprieve, for they got back their forfeited land, their debts were forgiven, and they were freed. The jubilee year only occurred every 50 years, so it usually came only once in a person’s life. Just as unique is God’s call: At its sound, there is reason to make haste when it’s a time of visitation, for the occasion may not be repeated.