We Believe – Part 2

The Lord be with you The following quotes are taken from the Augsburg Confession. Article I – God Our Churches, with common consent, do teach that the decree of the Council of Nicaea concerning the Unity of the Divine Essence and concerning the Three Persons, is true and to be

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We Believe – Part 1

The Lord be with you Many churches these days develop statements of belief. They tend to be short and accent a few fundamental truths. One might call these mini-confessions. As a person prepares to join the church (in the more faithful ones) a closer examination of fundamental beliefs are reviewed.

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The Sabbath of Sabbaths and other quotes

The Lord be with you The great reformer Martin Luther is one of the most quoted people of all time. These three short quotes help us understand why. Luther, commenting on Galatians 1:7, said Either Christ must abide, and the Law perish; or the Law must abide, and Christ perish.

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Commemoration of Jonah

Commemoration of Jonah September 22 The Lord be with you Today we remember the prophet Jonah. A singular prophet among the many in the Old Testament, Jonah the son of Amittai was born about an hour’s walk from the town of Nazareth. The focus of his prophetic ministry was the

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St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

Festival of St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist September 21 The Lord be with you September 21 is the festival of St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist. St. Matthew, also known as Levi, identifies himself as a former tax collector, one who was therefore considered unclean, a public sinner, outcast from the

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When the Devil Looks Like Jesus

The Lord be with you To have an incomplete understand of Jesus can be a terrifying thing. While commenting on Galatians 1:4, Luther referred to this problem. So far as the words [“who gave Himself for our sins”] are concerned, we know all this very well and can discourse on

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Justification, Grace and Peace

The Lord be with you, In commenting on Galatians 1:3, Martin Luther wrote: For if we lose the doctrine of justification, we lose simply everything. Hence the most necessary and important thing is that we teach and repeat this doctrine daily, as Moses says about his Law (Deut. 6:7). For

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Cyprian of Carthage, Pastor and Martyr

Commemoration of Cyprian of Carthage, Pastor and Martyr September 16 The Lord be with you Cyprian (around 200-258 AD) was born in Carthage, North Africa, where he became a lawyer and a university lecturer. He did not become a Christian until he was about 46, and yet, within two years

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