Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller
Jesus is the Bread of Life, the true food that has come down from heaven, and when we hear and believe His Word we feast on Him. In His flesh is life, and by faith we have that life of His, life that endures forever, life that pushes through death to the resurrection.
Gathering together with a crowd of Lutheran youth, pastors, and parents in Ft. Collins, Colorad this July for the Higher Things Conference was, indeed, a feasting on the Bread of Life. The worship—straight from the hymnal—was incredibly encouraging and the highlight of every youth I talked to. I laughed out loud as extended quotations from the Large Catechism were projected during the plenary lectures, imagining a stranger walking by and saying, “What kind of youth conference is this?” The kind that loves doctrine!
The break-out sectionals were loaded with phenomenal teachers of the church, that is, pastors, with open Bibles and engaging topics.
There was plenty of time to play, to eat, to sing, to pray, to rejoice in the Lord’s Word, and I give thanks to God for His blessings, and for the opportunity to be a part of this conference.
Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller serves as pastor at Hope Lutheran Church of Aurora, Colorado.