concordia journal, spring 2018 – a review

The Lord be with you Concordia Publishing House published three milestone volumes last year. The first is a new edition of Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanation. The second and third comprise the two volume Confessing the Gospel: A Lutheran Approach to Systematic Theology . The spring 2018 issue of concordia

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The Sabbath – a sermon – Deuteronomy 5:12

Sermon: The Sabbath Text: Deuteronomy 5:12 Lections: Deuteronomy 5:12–15; 2 Corinthians 4:5–12; Mark 2:23–28 Old Testament Reading: Deuteronomy 5:12–15 12 “‘Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as the LORD your God commanded you. 13Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 14but the seventh day is

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We Remember Justin Martyr

The Commemoration of Justin, Martyr June 1 Today we commemorate Justin. He was born around the year 100 AD and was martyred in 165. He is, therefore, one of those who give us a good look at the Christian Church in the time immediately following the days of the Apostles.

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Galatians as Banner of the Reformation – a Review

A Review In Search of Celebrating the Reformation Rightly: Luther’s “Lectures on Galatians” as the Banner of the Reformation Dr. Naomichi Masaki Concordia Theological Quarterly Volume 81-3-4; July/October 2017 One of the truly grand works of Martin Luther (1483-1546) was his lectures on Galatians (Luther’s Works, volumes 26-27, Concordia Publish

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Concerning the Trinity

The Lord be with you As we celebrated the Holy Trinity this past Sunday, I have decided to post a devotion adapted from Theological Commonplaces: On the Nature of God and on the Trinity. Scripture Readings Genesis 1:1–2:4a Psalm 8 Acts 2:14a, 22–36 Matthew 28:16–20 Introduction We believe, teach, and

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Stitched Crosses – Book Review

Book Review Stitched Crosses: Crusade By Joshua Rothe Grail Quest Books, Bangor Paperback 221 pages Joshua Rothe blends history and legend in this story of redemption for Markus, an English lord and Knight Templar. The story begins with his return home in disgrace, bitter with leaders of his order, and

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