We Remember St. Mark

Feast of St Mark, Evangelist April 25 The Lord be with you Today is the Feast Day of St. Mark, Evangelist. Mark was the author of the second Gospel, which he composed, according to some Early Church Fathers, when the Christians in Rome asked him to write down the preaching

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We Remember Johann Walter, Kantor

Commemoration of Johann Walter, Kantor April 24 The Lord be with you One of the great blessings of the Lutheran Reformation is its strong endorsement of “the arts” as a gift from God in our lives and a wonderful aid in worship. This included paintings, sculpture, cloth, woodcuts, and so

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We Remember Anselm of Canterbury

Commemoration of Anselm of Canterbury, Theologian April 21 The Lord be with you Today we remember Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109). Born in Aosta, which is now part of northwestern Italy and then the frontier of Lombardy and Burgundy, Anselm was the son of a nobleman. After the death of his

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Picking A Sermon Topic

The Lord be with you One of the joy-filled pressures of the Holy Ministry is the proclamation of God’s Word each Sunday through the sermon. It is an awesome responsibility, one for which the Lord God himself will hold every minister accountable for on the Last Day. Did we faithfully

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We Remember Johannes Bugenhagen

The Commemoration of Johannes Bugenhagen April 20 The Lord be with you Today, on the calendar used in the LC-MS, is recognized as the Commemoration of Johannes Bugenhagen. Born in Eastern Pomerania in June 24, 1485, Bugenhagen studied humanism in Greifswald and was ordained as priest before holding diverse positions

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More Than A Nice Story

As my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. With this Christ entrusts to his disciples the office of proclaiming the gospel, telling of and applying Christ’s suffering and resurrection according to their intended purpose. For if the suffering and resurrection of Christ had remained apart from the

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Christ’s Mercy to the Weak

So we see in this story [John 20:19-31], not only in the example with Thomas, but also in the example with the other disciples, what a very gracious Lord we have in Christ, who treats us neither sternly nor harshly, but seeks us out and comforts us as sheep gone

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Finding Where God Speaks

If anyone knew of a church on earth where God’s voice could be heard, how he would run to get there! Yet he would hear nothing other than what he hears from the minister at home in his own church. Of all the blessings and gifts which he received from

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Comfort from Jesus’ Resurrection

From a sermon Martin Luther preached in 1534: In this manifestation [of Jesus to the disciples in John 20:19-31], there are other teachings and examples which are useful and comforting. First, it is good to note that the Lord does not wait for his disciples to go after him, but

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