About One Little Word

“One Little Word” takes its name from the third stanza of Dr. Martin Luther’s most well-known hymn, “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.”

Though hoards of devils fill the land
All threat’ning to devour us,
We tremble not, unmoved we stand;
They cannot overpower us.
Let this world’s tyrant rage;
In battle we’ll engage!
His might is doomed to fail;
God’s judgment must prevail!
One little word subdues him.


Lutheran Book of Worship. (C)1978 Augsburg Fortress Publishing House (Minneapolis) and Board of Publication, LCA (Philadelphia), hymn #229.

Lutheran Christians believe that there is great power in the Word of God (the Incarnate Word, the Written Word and the Proclaimed Word). This blog is an attempt to explore the power of that Word, as we reflect on Biblical texts, theological issues and congregational life.

“One Little Word” is a blog dedicated to the weekly (mostly) devotional messages and occasional theological ramblings of Pastor David J. Risendal.

It also contains periodic musings related to congregational life in the ELCA, in the Denver area, and at Saint Peter Lutheran Church in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

Pastor Risendal is entirely responsible for the posted content of this blog, and the opinions expressed here are not necessarily opinions held by members of Saint Peter Lutheran Church or the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.

One thought on “About One Little Word

  1. Shalom,
    Pastor, Greetings to you in the majestic name of our Lord Jesus Christ . I pray that this humble,friendly message finds you walking in the favor of God.
    God,s minister, God has invested enough message of salvation in you to get out of your country to go all over the world to preach the gospel and win more souls to Christ.
    God has called you out of many, chosen you ,anointed you and approved you for his great Job.
    Pastor, God has a purpose with you life.He has created you to accomplish the great things for him.
    Pastor, this specific task which God has for you and no body else! whether is to plant new churches, to start a bible school or a soup kitchen of the poor,is God,s vision for you.
    Pastor,God Has called you and He placed you in a specific congregation or ministry,because He has a specific task that you support to fulfill here.
    Pastor, God has a task and a purpose for you.He will be with you and He will accomplish the task through His power.He will equip you and give you the power to do it.
    Pastor, He is faithful.if He calls you to a task that is greater than your own abilities,He will also give you the people to support the good work you are doing for Him.
    Pastor God has a plan with your life.yes! even before you were born,He planned you in the finest detail, humble yourself before the Lord He will lift you up[James 4;-10]
    Pastor, you are God,s special workmanship.psalm 139,says that God knew you before you were formed in your mother,s womb!
    pastor, your greatest blessings began when God said,He created you in his image in Genesis 1;26, everything you put your hands to, is going to prosper.
    Pastor, you are so precious to the Lord,silver and gold wasn,t enough.God wanted to purchase you with something more valuable than any precious mental or mineral.so He used the blood of Jesus Christ.
    Surely, in everything we do,we believe in positive changing and affecting the lives of people who we are constantly working towards inspiring change.
    Pastor, working together is to fruitful growth and maturity in the Lord among us.
    My good friend, we are thanking God that we are connected to an anointing servant ,ministry ,who are committed in spreading the GOOD NEWS of spreading a salvation message and win more souls and many to LOVE Jesus Christ .
    We are requesting you to pray for us, send us teachings and we are pray that one day God will open a way you to bring His message to us-here in Africa.
    May the Lord be with you, please, work with us,so that we can win more to God.
    Thanks,
    Pastor Oyaro and flora.

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