For All the Saints – Bible/Hymn study

For All the Saints (A Hymn/Bible Study) Hebrews 12:1–3; Revelation 2:10; 14:13; 17:14 (Lutheran Service Book 677) Background “For All the Saints” is a great old hymn by William W. How (1823-1897) that we will be using as our sermon hymn this coming Sunday. We will sing all eight verses.

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Jesus Saves Lot and His Daughters

Jesus Saves Lot and His Daughters Now when the angels brought pious Lot to the edge of the city, they said to him, “Escape for your life, and do not look back or stop anywhere in the region. Escape to the hills, lest you be consumed” [Genesis 19:17]. Everyone who

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Commemoration of Samuel

Commemoration of Samuel August 20 The Lord be with you Today is the Commemoration of Samuel on the LC-MS liturgical calendar. Apparently those who framed our calendar took the date from the Eastern Orthodox, who remembers Samuel on this day as well. He is commemorated as one of the Holy

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Believing The Bible?

Whence Scripture’s authority becomes known to us. § 20. You might say the question is Whence is Scripture’s authority made know to us? We respond. Those who are within the church do not question Scripture’s authority, for it is the principle. How could they truly be disciples of Christ if

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Commemoration of Johann Gerhard, Theologian

Commemoration of Johann Gerhard, Theologian August 17 The Lord be with you Johann Gerhard (1582-1637) was a great Lutheran theologian in the tradition of Martin Luther (1483-1546) and Martin Chemnitz (1522-86) and the most influential of the seventeenth-century dogmaticians. His monumental Loci Theologica (twenty-three large volumes) is still considered by

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Commemoration of Isaac

Commemoration of Isaac August 16 The Lord be with you Today is set aside to remember the patriarch Isaac, the long promised and awaited son of Abraham and Sarah. He was born when his father was one hundred years old and his mother was ninety-one years old. The announcement of

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