Sermon: “A Long Way From Shore”

I goofed up in recording today’s sermon. Below is what I take into the pulpit. It begins with general information, including the assigned readings, and then the sermon text. The text is not exactly what I say in the pulpit, but it comes darn close. Pentecost 10 Proper 14 August,

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Luther on Music (What Luther Says)

The Lord be with you WHAT LUTHER SAYS: A Practical In-Home Anthology for the Active Christian is a book compiled by Ewald M. Plass and published by Concordia Publishing House. Originally published as a three-volume series in 1959, it is now available in a single volume (1667 pages). Plass combed

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The Reason for the Teaching of the Creed

Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, etc. … [Col. 2:8] Vice mimics virtue, and the tares strive to be thought wheat, growing like the wheat in appearance, but being detected by good judges from

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Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr

Commemoration of Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr August 10 The Lord be with you Today we remember Lawrence, who was the chief deacon of the Church at Rome, being in charge of administering the church budget, particularly with regard to the care of the poor, and a martyr. The year 258

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Faith Must Be Taught First

To teach works without danger according to laws of any kind is impossible unless you have first taught the better part of doctrine and taught it with greater emphasis (studio); faith in Christ. In the Letter to the Romans Paul lays down faith as the foundation in eleven chapters and

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One God, many gods

Do you want to know what your religion means in today’s world. Starting this Sunday, Christianity and fourteen other religious faiths will examined and compared during the Bible study hour (8:45 -9:45 AM). The goal will be to identify the central teachings of each and provide some tools for Christians

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Jesus, Our Pillar

When Lot honored Your ministers in Your stead, he said, “Behold, Lord, dear Adon.” This is by rights Your proper title, O Jesus Christ, for David too calls You this: “The LORD (Jehovah) said to My Lord (Adon)” (Ps. 110:1). Adon comes from ‘edon, which means “pillar, foundation, post, basis,

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