Commemoration of Johann Gerhard, Theologian

Commemoration of Johann Gerhard, Theologian August 17 The Lord be with you Another oversight in reference to our church calendar happened yesterday. August 17 is the Commemoration of Johann Gerhard, Theologian. Here is a short post about him. Johann Gerhard (1582-1637) was a great Lutheran theologian in the tradition of

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Commemoration of Isaac

Commemoration of Isaac August 16 The Lord be with you Oops. The 16th was the Commemoration of Isaac on the church’s calendar and I failed to make a post about him. So here is a quick read about the Patriarch Isaac. Isaac was the long promised and awaited son of

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A Prayer for Your Pastor and Yourself

Everlasting, Gracious, Heavenly Father, for my pastor I pray; grant him to speak Thy word with joy, fearlessly against every error, false doctrine, and abuse; that he may declare and make plain to us the mysteries of the gospel, and remove from our hearts all delusions. Keep him steadfast in

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A Richer Understanding of Sola Scriptura

The Lord be with you We have often heard of the great Reformation theme Sola Scriptura. This, though, applied to more than just the source of our teaching. See how Martin Luther masterfully, in these sermon snippets, uses this theme in reference to our righteousness, the work of the Holy

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Daddy, Will Animals Be In Heaven?

“Daddy, Will Animals Be In Heaven?” The Future New Earth By Paul R. Raabe (Paul R. Raabe is professor of exegetical theology (Old Testament) at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri. This article is adapted from an address at the Concordia Seminary Annual Theological Symposium, September, 2013. It appeared in Concordia

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Mary, Mother of Our Lord – Festival

Festival of St. Mary, Mother of Our Lord August 15 The Lord be with you Today we celebrate the Festival of St. Mary, Mother of Our Lord. She is mentioned repeatedly in the Gospels and the Book of Acts, with nearly a dozen specific incidents in her life being recorded:

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Where Is The Church?

The Lord be with you Something from Philip Melanchthon. Therefore, the authority of the crowd must not be appealed to against the Word of God, but it is necessary that one return to the rule: “If anyone shall preach another Gospel, let him be anathema” [1 Cor. 16:22; Gal. 1:8].

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Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God

The Lord be with you The article below appeared in the December 25, 2014 Wall Street Journal. Blessings in Christ By Eric Metaxas In 1966 Time magazine ran a cover story asking: Is God Dead? Many have accepted the cultural narrative that he’s obsolete—that as science progresses, there is less

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