Hockey as a Ministry Tool

Hockey as a Ministry Tool

"For many Native kids, the best place to get a listening ear is in a sweaty dressing room after a grueling game of hockey."

Rick Martin, LIM missionary in Manitoba, tried staying away from hockey. With all the counseling needs he and his wife, Linda, address in their ministry, other things seemed more serious. More important.

But, "Somehow, God seems to keep bringing opportunities back to ministry through hockey, and when I follow them He blesses."

What is the purpose of the Sacraments? (What do Lutherans Believe?: Part 6)

What is the purpose of the Sacraments? (What do Lutherans Believe?: Part 6)

The Bible reveals the Sacraments to be the means with which God distributes his grace and promises. God attaches his word of promise to the element of the Sacrament.

The Latin word "Sacrament" means mystery. God's gifts are given in God's mysterious ways. He offers, gives, and seals the forgiveness of sins earned by Jesus Christ.