We Believe – Part 7

The Lord be with you One accusation that is leveled at Lutherans because of their Biblical accent on justification by grace alone without mixing in good works is that Lutherans prohibit good works. The Augsburg Confession faces this false charge squarely and demonstrates that Lutheran teaching actually promotes true good

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Jerome, Translator of Holy Scripture

Commemoration of Jerome, Translator of Holy Scripture September 30 The Lord be with you Eusebius Hieronymus Sophronius, more commonly called Jerome, the Anglicized from of Hieronymus, died September 30, 420. Marking the day of his birth into glory, the Church commemorates this great saint on this day. Jerome was born

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News Flash from OGT

2016 Dear Friend of Orphan Grain Train Mid-Atlantic, Most of you are used to opening up your News Flash on the 1st of the month. So here’s a surprise – the News Flash a few days early! OGT & KAH Meal Packing Event – Just in case you didn’t get

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We Believe – Part 6

The Lord be with you The Augsburg Confession now turns to our relationship with civil governments, the Second Coming of Christ, to what extent we do and don’t have free will and the cause of sin. XVI – Civil Affairs Of Civil Affairs they teach that lawful civil ordinances are

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Festival of St. Michael and All Angels

Festival of St. Michael and All Angels September 29 The Lord be with you September 29 is the Festival of St. Michael and All Angels. The name of the Archangel Michael is Hebrew and means “Who is like God?” Michael is mentioned in the Book of Daniel (10:13ff; 12:1), as

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We Believe – Part 5

The Lord be with you The next three articles from the Augsburg Confession basically cover our worship services. XIII – The Use of the Sacraments Of the Use of the Sacraments they teach that the Sacraments were ordained, not only to be marks of profession among men, but rather to

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Revelation 2:8-11

This video is of the Revelation class that covered the letter to the church of Smyrna covered Monday, September 26, 2016. Though Jesus finds no faults with this church that doesn’t mean everything was trouble free. Blessings in Christ, Pastor Rickert

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We Believe – Part 4

The Lord be with you We have now covered who God is, what original sin is, who Jesus is, justification, the ministry of the Church and new obedience (good works). I hope you noticed that the reason for the existence of the church is so that people may receive saving

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We Believe – Part 3

The Lord be with you So far the Augsburg Confession has covered who God is, original sin and who Jesus is. All vitally important as we lead up to what is called the central doctrine of the Christian Faith, Justification. Article IV – Justification Also they teach that men cannot

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A Visit From the Dead – a sermon

The Lord be with you Below is the video of the sermon given Sunday, September 25, 2016. It is a “narrative” sermon, meaning it is basically a story. To give credit where credit is due, the inspiration for my story was from a story published in 1968 by Ewald Bash.

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