Steadfast Media Pick of the Week – Dr. Marquart on the Third Use of the Law

    Dr. Marquart on the Third Use of the Law This week I ran across Dr. Marquart's 2005 Symposia presentation entitled, "The Third Use of the Law, a Contribution of the Formula of Concord." http://media.ctsfw.edu.s3.amazonaws.com/symposia/2005/symp05_marquart.mp3 Dr. Marquart's presentation begins ...

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The Devil Has a Rolodex of our Sin.

God knows my sin. He knows how corrupt my heart is. God sees the sins that most in the world would deem “little” and the big nasty sins of my past. God knows my sin. God knows my sin so well he sent his son, Jesus Christ to take all my sins to the cross. He does not want me to give into sin but fight against it. The Holy Spirit comes daily to strengthen me and help me fight my sin. The Word of God is my weapon of truth which declares me not ...

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Heaven in Nebraska: Reflections on the 2014 LCMS Institute on Liturgy, Preaching, and Church Music

  “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God and this is the gate of heaven.” Genesis 28:17   This July, several of Redeemer’s music staff and I attended the 2014 LCMS Institute on Liturgy, Preaching, and Church Music. Now, spending five days in Seward, Nebraska in late July may not sound like heaven on earth, especially for someone so acclimated ...

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Workshop – Confessing Christ in a Contrary Culture

This event is on the Lutheran Calendar that can be added to the sidebar of your blogs; add your item to the calendar by clicking here.   Saturday, September 13at 9:30am - 3:00pm Our Shepherd Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 9201 E County Road 100 N, Avon, Indiana 46123 Confessing Christ in a Contrary Culture Conference: This workshop, hosted at Our Shepherd, Avon, Indiana will ...

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The Church and the Single Mom – A guest post by Dcs. Ellie Corrow

When I was in college a couple of friends were brainstorming about where I could meet a nice, Christian man, since it was clear to them that I was single, 25, and committed to my faith. The face of ...

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Sermon – Pr Martin Noland – The Proper Use of Mammon

Text: Luke 16:1-9 [Ninth Sunday after Trinity] Our Gospel lesson this morning is one of the more difficult of Jesus’ parables. In order to understand it properly, we have to tease out every ...

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"Jesus and People on the Fringe" (Sermon on Matthew 15:21-28, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Jesus and People on the Fringe” (Matthew 15:21-28) People on the fringe. That’s what you might call them. People on the fringe of respectable society. Sometimes beyond the fringe. These are ...

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The Godly Kind of Mercy Killing

There's a ungodly type of mercy killing that receives a great deal of sympathy, if not support, in our world today. Consider the Terri Schaivo case that lasted from 1990—2005. Terri had been ...

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The Catechism and the Home in 1845: Wilhelm Löhe

Luther emphasized that the Catechisms are meant not just for study by pastors, Church and school, but primarily for the Home. Fathers are to instruct their children and daily to pray the Catechism at ...

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Great Stuff – Miguel Ruiz: God Has a “Wonderful Plan” for Your Death

Great Stuff found over on Internet Monk   by Miguel Ruiz [caption id="attachment_37632" align="alignright" width="300"] The Good Samaritan (after Delacroix), Van Gogh[/caption]If I ...

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The Importance of The Small Catechism in 1580, 3 of 3

We conclude our look at how the Small Catechism was used in 1580; the year the Lutheran Book of Concord was published and adopted as the confession of what Scripture teaches. Martin Luther's Small ...

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The Importance of The Small Catechism in 1580, 2 of 3

We continue to look at how the Small Catechism was used in 1580; the year the Lutheran Book of Concord was published and adopted as the confession of what Scripture teaches. Martin Luther's Small ...

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I’m a Great Husband.

In the world’s eyes, I’m a great husband. I love my wife; I support her and my children. I don’t cheat on her or beat her. I don’t yell at her or put her down. That being said if I’m ...

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Luther’s View on Financial Support for the Office of the Holy Ministry

In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus stated, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:21) St. Paul also warned against the inordinate desire for money as a hindrance to ...

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Sermon – Pr. Tony Sikora – Wind and Waves for Faith's Sake

August 10th -- Proper 14 Sermon Text: Matthew 14:22-33   Grace, mercy and peace be unto you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  AMEN!  Our text for this ...

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The Importance of The Small Catechism in 1580, 1 of 3

1580 was the year the Lutheran Book of Concord was published and adopted as the confession of what Scripture teaches. Martin Luther's Small Catechism is included in the Book of Concord as one of ...

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Steadfast Media Pick of the Week – Dr. Richard Stuckwisch

    Dr. Richard Stuckwisch Examples of different styles without changing substance. At the 2014 LCMS Institute on Liturgy, Preaching, and Church Music Dr. Richard ...

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Persecution is One of the Lord's Precious Promises

The Sanjian Church in Wenzhou in China’s east coast province of Zhejiang is demolished on April 29, 2014, just before the completion of its construction. The left photo shows the start of ...

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The Synod President - A Man Under Orders

It is well known that BJS has often supported President Matthew Harrison (especially in the 2010 effort to elect him), and that at times we have also been critical of him.  In considering the ...

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Is "Church" important?

This is from day 1 of the YouVersion app Bible Plan called, "I Love My Church," available for your phone or tablet. In addition to the below being a good topic for discussion here, we at BJS ...

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