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The World Wants To Be Fooled
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By the early 1530s Dr. Martin Luther had taught concerning the nature of the ministry and the call of pastors in various writings.  Additionally, Lutherans explicitly stated their position on the Office of the Holy Ministry in the Augsburg Confession and its Apology. Simply put, Dr. Luther and the first … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for the Fourth Sunday after Trinity
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This entry is part 72 of 72 in the series Lambs at Pasture

Lambs at Pasture for the Fourth Sunday after Trinity and its Answer Key are now available for download. English Version English Answer Key The repetitive nature of Lambs at Pasture aids in familiarity and memorization of key passages. This is especially true when used in conjunction with the Daily Prayer meditation found … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Holy Baptism
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This entry is part 25 of 25 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

I will sing of the steadfast love of the Lord, forever;     with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations. 2 For I said, “Steadfast love will be built up forever;     in the heavens you will establish your faithfulness.” 3 You have said, “I have made a covenant with … Continue reading

Third Sunday after Trinity Sermon – Separating Sin from Sinners
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For Pastor Rolf Preus Third Sunday after Trinity July 8, 2017 and June 12, 2005 “Separating Sin from Sinners” Luke 15:1-10 CLICK this link to listen to audio of this sermon. I’m sure you’ve all heard the saying, “Hate the sin, but love the sinner.”  Well that’s rather difficult, isn’t … Continue reading

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Some Quotes for Discussion of AC XIV

Here are some quotes when considering AC XIV: XIV Of Ecclesiastical Order they teach that no one should publicly teach in the Church or administer the Sacraments unless he be regularly called.     “…it is with those who are … Continue reading

Does your worship prepare you for death?

I had the opportunity to hear an excellent presentation this afternoon from a neighboring pastor (Rev. Shawn Kumm of Zion, Laramie) on Lutheran worship.  One of the best points that he made was related to how worship is meant to … Continue reading

Steadfast in Education: Why Lutheran Schools and Why Lutheran Teachers?

Why do we need Lutheran schools? Why do Lutheran schools need Lutheran teachers? Though these are simple questions, their answers get at the whole reason that the extensive system of Lutheran schools exists in the first place. Lutherans in North … Continue reading

It’s More About the ‘Heart’ Knowledge than it is About the ‘Head’ Knowledge According to St. Louis Sem Magazine, by Pr. Rossow

In this Fall’s edition of “Concordia Seminary,” the magazine of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, it is reported that the professors remind the students that “it’s more about the ‘heart’ knowledge than it is about the ‘head’ knowledge” (p. 21). This … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for the Third Sunday after Trinity

This entry is part 71 of 72 in the series Lambs at Pasture

Lambs at Pasture for the Third Sunday after Trinity and its Answer Key are now available for download. English Version English Answer Key The repetitive nature of Lambs at Pasture aids in familiarity and memorization of key passages. This is especially true … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for the Second Sunday after Trinity

This entry is part 70 of 72 in the series Lambs at Pasture

Lambs at Pasture for the Second Sunday after Trinity and its Answer Key are now available for download. English Version English Answer Key The repetitive nature of Lambs at Pasture aids in familiarity and memorization of key passages. This is especially true … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Seventh Petition

This entry is part 1 of 25 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

  The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2     He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. 3     He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness     for his name’s sake. 4 Even … Continue reading