The Essence of True Christianity

This is why I told you that no one can come to Me unless it is granted him by the Father. (John 6:65) You must believe. Well, when you hear that this is imperative, you are quick to say: “I will initiate this faith myself.” But no, I assure you

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Luther on John 6:46

Luther, commenting on John 6:46, preached: But now reason appears on the scene and wants to confuse you, saying: “If it is the Father who draws me, then I will let Christ go and preach while I gape heavenward at the Father, waiting for Him to draw me.” No, Christ

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From the President (of the LC-MS)

From the President of the LC-MS We all saw the recent uproar in the media about the separation of children from their parents who have entered the U.S. illegally. We (the LC-MS) did not enter this fray with public statements because we recognized immediately the inherently political nature of the

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Faith Makes a Christian

Therefore learn to distinguish clearly between this article [of faith in Christ] and works. For if this article is lost, then we can fall an easy prey to their [preachers of good works as our means of salvation] deception. They do not know the meaning of faith, but insist that

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Medical Care & Christ in Sierra Leone

Delivering Medical Care and Christ in Sierra Leone It took a year to prepare for The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod’s (LCMS) first mercy Medical Team (MMT) to Sierra Leone, West Africa. During this time, LCMS missionaries worked with local Lutherans to scout locations, secure government authorizations and order medications.

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Caring for Children

Caring for Children on the Border and throughout the World For more than 10 years, Upbring, a Recognized Service Organization (RSO) of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), has worked with the U.S. Office of Refugee resettlement (ORR) to provide emergency shelters to undocumented children. Upbring CEO Dr. Kurt Senske says

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Prayer and Muscles Needed for OGT

Dear Friend of Orphan Grain Train Mid-Atlantic, Have you heard the expression, “Nothing ever stays the same?” We know this to be true because our warehouse situation once again is changing! Our Savior, however, remains the same as he himself declares in Malachi, “For I the Lord do not change.”

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Baptized By A Secret Sinner!?!

If I were baptized by St. Peter and someone else were baptized by Judas, as no doubt happened, then, although Judas is a scoundrel and St. Peter is a righteous apostle of Christ, yet Judas does not therefore make the Baptism bad. Likewise, the fact that St. Peter is a

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