Reformation Day

Reformation Day October 31 The Lord be with you On October 31, 1517, an Augustinian monk posted ninety-five statements for discussion on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. Dr. Martin Luther hoped that posting his theses would bring about an academic debate regarding repentance, the sale of

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St. Simon and St. Jude, Apostles

Festival of St. Simon and St. Jude, Apostles October 28 The Lord be with you In the lists of the twelve apostles (Matthew 10:2-4; Mark 3:16-19; Luke 6:14-16; Acts 1:13), the tenth and eleventh places are occupied by Simon the Zealot (or “Cananaean”) and by Jude (or “Judas,” not Iscariot

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The Gift of Repentance

Luke 15 is the record of three related and beautiful parables of Jesus. The first it the parable of the lost sheep. It is really the parable of the seeking and finding shepherd. The parable is about Jesus. So He told them this parable: “What man of you, having a

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Dorcas, Lydia, and Phoebe, Faithful Women

Commemoration of Dorcas (Tabitha), Lydia, and Phoebe, Faithful Women The Lord be with you The Commemoration of Dorcas (Tabitha), Lydia, and Phoebe, Faithful Women was, actually, yesterday (October 25). However, I was out of town at a conference and so did not have a chance to post anything abut the

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One Lord, One Faith – a sermon

Today is the Festival of St. James of Jerusalem, Brother of Jesus and Martyr, also known as James the Just. The sermon focuses first on who this James is and then of the alleged conflict between him and Saint Paul. The sermon is titled “One Lord, One Faith.” The sermon

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The Greatest Gift

Let us learn, therefore, in every temptation to transfer sin, death, the curse, and all the evils that oppress us from ourselves to Christ, and, on the other hand, to transfer righteousness, life, and blessing from Him to us. For He does in fact bear all our evils, because God

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