Are You Sinner or Saint? (Yes)

How is it that those who have been justified in Christ are not sinners and are sinners nevertheless? For Scriptures establishes both facts about the righteous man. John says in the first chapter of his canonical epistle: If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth

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Lucas Cranach and Albrecht Dürer, Artists

Commemoration of Lucas Cranach and Albrecht Dürer, Artists April 6 The Lord be with you April 6 is the Commemoration of Lucas Cranach and Albrecht Dürer, Artists. Lucas Cranach (1472-1557), a close friend of Martin Luther, was a celebrated painter of portraits and altarpieces and a producer of woodcuts of

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Comfort in Jesus The Almighty

Here I must relate a beautiful, noteworthy story: There was once a woman who was very sick and commended herself to the devil for a cure. Eventually regretting this dealing, she fell into a fearful worry. Luther came to see her and asked why she was so full of grief,

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Dead Orthodoxy?

Following the “Age of the Reformation” came the “Age of Orthodoxy.” There are many who insert the word “dead” before the word “orthodoxy” claiming that all the theologians and pastors did was contend over minor biblical and theological points. The “spiritually” of these teachers is called dry, boring, unhelpful, sterile,

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The Art of Neighboring – book Review

Jesus said the greatest commandment is, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself” (Luke 10:27). It is the second half of this commandment, to love your

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Unintended Consequences

The Lord be with you The sermon for Sunday, April 2, was titled “Unintended Consequences” (see video below). The message highlights how many of our plans have unexpected outcomes. Does our lack of foresight mean that God’s will has been thwarted? Are our “failures,” God’s failures? Such questions are addressed.

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