We Remember St. Andrew, Apostle

Festival of St. Andrew, Apostle November 30 The Lord be with you Vocation, acceptance, God’s call, our response, and ministry to our own family are themes of this feast day. Andrew, whose name means “manly,” was the brother of Peter, and was born in Bethsaida, a village in Galilee. Originally

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Commemoration of Noah

Commemoration of Noah November 29, 2012 The Lord be with you One of the features of the Liturgical Calendar developed for the Lutheran Service Book is the addition of a number of Biblical saints not previously celebrated in the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod with a designated day. One of

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Our Inheritance

The dominant metaphor in this section [Hebrews 9:15-28] is the picture of an inheritance that is delivered by the owner of an estate to his legal heirs. Since Jesus is a High Priest, the inheritance that he bequeaths is not a piece of land but his priestly office and its

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All Scripture is Pure Christ – a review

The Lord be with you In the January/April 2017 issue of Concordia Theological Quarterly (volume 81, Number 1-2) appears the article “All Scripture is Pure Christ” by Charles A. Gieschen. In it, Gieschen explores Martin Luther’s way of looking at Scripture through the lens of Jesus. He quotes Luther as

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We Remember Clement of Roime

Commemoration of Clement of Rome, Pastor November 23 The Lord be with you November 23 is set aside for the commemoration of Clement of Rome on the Church Calendar used in the LCMS. Clement (ca. 35-100 AD) is remembered for having established the pattern of apostolic authority that governed the

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Thanksgiving Day – USA

Thanksgiving Day Fourth Thursday in November The Lord be with you Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the USA. Many other countries have similar holidays, but typically on some other day of the year. So, for example, Canada celebrates Thanksgiving on the second Monday in October. For a Christian, every day

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The Exalted Christ’s Work

“I am the Alpha and the Omega”, says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty. Revelation 1:8 This week’s Gospel (Matthew 9:18-26) teaches us that Christ is elevated as the greatest and highest person in the whole world, not to terrify men

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