Explaining Jesus and His Birth?

Gerhard quoting Athanasius: Athanasius, Contra Arian., sermon 3: “It is unseemly to ask how the Word is from God or how the splendor of God exists or how God begets or what the manner of the begetting of God is. He who would dare such things is crazy because with

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Thanksgiving Worship

Happy Thanksgiving This Wednesday, November 23, Thanksgiving Eve, we will have our annual Thanksgiving worship service. We will use Responsive Prayer 2 (LSB 285), which is spoken. We will sing “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” (LSB 790), “Now Thank We All Our God” (LSB 895) and “God Bless Our

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Commemoration of Elizabeth of Hungary

Commemoration of Elizabeth of Hungary November 19 The Lord be with you Elizabeth, the daughter of King Andrew of Hungary and his wife Gertrude, was born in the summer of 1207 in Pressburg, Hungary. In order to seal a political alliance, she was betrothed at the age of one to

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Knowing God

… God does not want to be known except through Christ; nor, according to John 1:18, can He be known any other way. Christ is the Offspring promised to Abraham; on His God founded all His promises. Therefore Christ alone is the means, the life, and the mirror through which

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The Mystery of the Birth of Jesus

The Lord be with you As we move towards Advent (November 27 is the first Sunday in Advent this year), my thoughts turn to that season and Christmas. It is at this time that we especially celebrate the mystery of the incarnation. I love St. Augustine’s sermons as he deals

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Revelation 2:18-29, part 1

The Lord be with you The next Revelation class has been posted. It covers an introduction to the church at Thyatria and we begin looking at the text. You will need to turn up the volume of your computer for this one. Blessings in Christ, Pastor

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Is God’s Law Against His Promises?

[T]herefore, Paul teaches, at some length and with considerable beauty, that if you consider the true and best use of the Law, it is nothing but some sort of discipline toward righteousness. It humbles men and makes them ready for the righteousness of Christ, if it performs its proper function,

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Understanding Absolution

The Lord be with you, “Absolution” is a common feature in Lutheran worship services. It is that point where the pastor says, “Upon this your confession, I, by virtue of my office, as a called and ordained servant of the Word, announce the grace of God unto all of you,

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