What Is Justification?

The Faith and the work of Martin Luther centered in the doctrine of justification. Nowhere did he treat this more exhaustively than in his lectures of 1531 on Galatians. The following two quotes come from those lectures. Both quotes could be considered as answering the question: What is Justification? “By

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The Foundation of it All – a sermon

Lent has begun. This year, as always, we are having Wednesday worship services (preceded by a soup supper). The messages during the Wednesday services focus on a review of Word and Sacrament. The series is called, “The Savior (Still) Comes.” The first message, given Ash Wednesday, was titled “The Foundation

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Ash Wednesday

The Lord be with you Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. It falls 46 days before Easter, meaning it can be as early as February 4 or as late as March 10. For those who have always heard that Lent is 40 days, you are correct.

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