To Sin is Human – Luther Quote

Martin Luther, commenting on Galatians 6:1, once wrote: Anyone who weighs the apostle’s words carefully will see clearly that he is not speaking about heresies or about sins against doctrine but about much less important sins, into which a man falls, not on account of deliberate malice or on purpose

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Who Are Christian Saints?

The Lord be with you Who are Christian saints? Martin Luther, commenting on Galatians 5:19, gives us the answer. But now that the light of truth is shining, we see with utter clarity that Christ and the apostles designated as saints, not those who lead a celibate life, who are

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Commemoration of Zacharias and Elizabeth

Commemoration of Zacharias and Elizabeth September 5 The Lord be with you Zecharias and Elizabeth are remembered on our calendar on September 5. They were “righteous before God, walking blamelessly in the commandments and statutes of the Lord” (Luke 1:6). One should be clear about what the New Testament means

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Commemoration of Moses

Commemoration of Moses September 4 The Lord be with you Moses was born in Egypt several generations after Joseph brought his father, Jacob, and his brothers there to escape a famine in the land of Canaan. The descendants of Jacob had been enslaved by the Egyptians and were ordered to

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Commemoration of Gregory the Great, Pastor

Commemoration of Gregory the Great, Pastor September 3 The Lord be with you The Sixth Century was a century of change in Europe. To truly appreciate Gregory (540-604 AD), understanding those changes is quite helpful. However, this is not the place for a 100-year history lesson. So, below, are some

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In Praises of God’s Work – Labor Day

The article below first appeared in the September issue of The Lutheran Witness, 2010. It is presented here in its entirety because this is Labor Day weekend. In Praise of God’s Work by Dr. Gene Edward Veith We often talk about recovering the true meaning of Christmas or the true

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Commemoration of Hannah

Commemoration of Hannah September 2 The Lord be with you Hannah was the favored wife of Elkanah, the Ephraimite, and the devout mother of the prophet Samuel (Samuel is commemorated on August 20.) He was born to her after years of bitter barrenness (1 Samuel 1:6-8). After she weaned her

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Commemoration of Joshua

Commemoration of Joshua September 1 The Lord be with you Joshua, the son of Nun, of the tribe of Ephraim, is first mentioned in Exodus 17 when he was chosen by Moses to fight the Amalekites, whom he defeated in a brilliant military victory. He was placed in charge of

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