Faith Makes a Christian

Therefore learn to distinguish clearly between this article [of faith in Christ] and works. For if this article is lost, then we can fall an easy prey to their [preachers of good works as our means of salvation] deception. They do not know the meaning of faith, but insist that

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Medical Care & Christ in Sierra Leone

Delivering Medical Care and Christ in Sierra Leone It took a year to prepare for The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod’s (LCMS) first mercy Medical Team (MMT) to Sierra Leone, West Africa. During this time, LCMS missionaries worked with local Lutherans to scout locations, secure government authorizations and order medications.

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Caring for Children

Caring for Children on the Border and throughout the World For more than 10 years, Upbring, a Recognized Service Organization (RSO) of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), has worked with the U.S. Office of Refugee resettlement (ORR) to provide emergency shelters to undocumented children. Upbring CEO Dr. Kurt Senske says

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Prayer and Muscles Needed for OGT

Dear Friend of Orphan Grain Train Mid-Atlantic, Have you heard the expression, “Nothing ever stays the same?” We know this to be true because our warehouse situation once again is changing! Our Savior, however, remains the same as he himself declares in Malachi, “For I the Lord do not change.”

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Baptized By A Secret Sinner!?!

If I were baptized by St. Peter and someone else were baptized by Judas, as no doubt happened, then, although Judas is a scoundrel and St. Peter is a righteous apostle of Christ, yet Judas does not therefore make the Baptism bad. Likewise, the fact that St. Peter is a

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The Last Optimist Left

One of the most remarkable passages in Bill Moyers’ book Genesis is an exchange between two feminists, Karen Armstrong and Carol Gilligan, and a black theologian, Samuel Proctor. The women do their best to convince Proctor that God is murderous, angry, vindictive – and they imply, immature – a God

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Revise the Ten Commandments?

We, however, will build not at all on man’s work but strictly on God’s, which is not only certain and neither fails nor deceives but also, once done, lasts and avails forever. It never needs to be changed or renewed the way men’s deeds and ways change and shift. Take,

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Why Moses Includes Esau’s Genealogy

But the main reason why Moses recorded this [the genealogy of and promises about Esau] was to show that our Lord Jesus has wicked, unruly cousins and kinsmen. Easu’s children were part of Jesus Christ’s family; they were kinsmen of the Israelites in blood but not in heart. They were

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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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