Nine New Pastors Ordained in Tanzania

Between the special guests, bishops donning all their kit, and the brass band warming up, the little trading center of Uchira, Tanzania, drew an inordinate amount of attention from those passing by on the highway that divides the town. When all were assembled, the procession began with the cross leading

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Faith is the Glue

THE UNION OF FAITH, THE WORD, AND THE HEART. MARTIN LUTHER: That uniting or combination of the Word and the hearts is reciprocal. For these three—faith, the Word, and the heart—become one. Faith is the glue or the bond. The Word is on one side; the heart is on the

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Christ Turns the Tables

CHRIST DEFEATS THE DEVIL WITH THE DEVIL’S ON WEAPON, MARTIN LUTHER: God’s proper work … is “life, peace, and joy,” and the other fruits of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22. Yet in this the Lord “exalted his holy One” (Ps 4:3) and is “wonderful among all his saints” (Ps 68:35)

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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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