The Resurrection FACT – book review

The Resurrection FACT: Responding to Modern Critics Edited by John J. Bombaro & Adam S. Francisco New Reformation Publications, Irvine, CA, 2016 239 pages, including indexes From its opening words proclaiming that God created the heavens and the earth, to the closing words where John prays for the Second Coming

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Commemoration of David

Commemoration of David December 28 The Fifth Day of Christmas The Lord be with you In the Church Year, as celebrated in the LCMS, today is set aside to remember King David. This is another day added with the adoption of the Lutheran Service Book. David, the greatest of Israel’s

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Feast of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs

Feast of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs Fourth Day of Christmas December 28 The Lord be with you Today is the Feast Day of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs, also called the “Slaughter of the Holy Innocents” sometimes. This event is recorded only in the Gospel of Matthew. He tells of King

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Feast of St. Stephen, Martyr

Feast of St. Stephen, Martyr The Second Day of Christmas December 26 The Lord be with you Today is the Feast of St. Stephen, Martyr. St. Stephen, “a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 6:5), was one of the Church’s first seven deacons. He was appointed

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Our Honor at Christmas

Christmas Day December 25 The Lord be with you The following is an excerpt from a sermon, given by Martin Luther in the afternoon, Christmas Day, 1530. In my sin, my death, I must take leave of all created things. No, sun, moon, stars, all creatures, physicians, emperors, kings, wise

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Christmas Eve

The Nativity of Our Lord—Christmas Eve December 24 The Lord be with you The exact date of the birth of Jesus is not known, and during the earliest centuries of the Church it seemed to have little significance. This followed the Early Church’s tradition of honoring and celebrating a Christian’s

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