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Back to Basics – Reasons for forming the LCMS
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This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Back to Basics

From the original constitution of the LCMS I. Reasons for forming a synodical organization. 1. The example of the apostolic Church. (Acts 15:1-31.) 2. The preservation and furthering of the unity of pure confession (Eph. 4:3-6; 1 Cor. 1:10) and to provide common defense against separatism and sectarianism. (Rom. 16:17). … Continue reading

Back to Basics – The conditions of congregational membership in the LCMS
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This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Back to Basics

From the original constitution of the LCMS. II. Conditions under which a congregation may join Synod and remain a member. 1. Acceptance of Holy Scripture, both the Old and the New Testament, as the written word of God and as the only rule and norm of faith and life. 2. … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for the Twenty-First Sunday after Trinity
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This entry is part 89 of 89 in the series Lambs at Pasture

Lambs at Pasture for the Twenty-First 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

Back to Basics – the Business of Synod
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This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Back to Basics

From the original Constitution of the LCMS. IV. Business of Synod. 1. To stand guard over the purity and unity of doctrine within the synodical circle, and to oppose false doctrine. 2. Supervision over the performance of the official duties on the part of the pastors and teachers of Synod. … Continue reading

Twentieth Sunday after Trinity – The Wedding Feast of the King’s Son
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The Twentieth Sunday after Trinity   October 13, 2013   “The Wedding Feast of the King’s Son”   Matthew 22:1-14   Click here to listen to audio of this sermon.   Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables and said: “The kingdom of heaven is like a certain … 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

Christ Myth Theory [Jesus is a copy-cat]

This particular claim toward pagan sources for Christianity and Christian Holy Days goes under various names: Jesus Myth Theory, Jesus Mythicism, Mythicism, Copy-cat Theory, and probably other terms. The basic claim is that Christ is a fake: an unoriginal copy-cat … Continue reading

LCMS prof calls maleness of Jesus/pastors “inconsequential” (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

I came across an interesting blog article written by Dr. Matthew Becker, an LCMS clergyperson serving as a professor at Valparaiso University. The article is called “The Being of Adam, the New Adam, and the Ontology of Pastors.” In it, … 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

The Call Process Primer

Calling a new pastor is a great and glorious occasion.  It can however be a hard time as well.  Your congregation is going through a lot of things after losing its pastor.  There is grief in many situations at his … Continue reading

Reviewing Forde – “Where God Meets Man” Chapter 2

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Reviewing Forde

Gerhard Forde 1972 Where God Meets Man: Notes on Chapter 2 Where God Meets Man: Luther’s Down-to-Earth Approach to the Gospel, Published by Augsburg Publishing House, Minneapolis. https://archive.org/details/wheregodmeetsman00fordForde’s second chapter is titled “The ‘Down to Earth’ God.” Forde continues with … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for the Twentieth Sunday after Trinity

This entry is part 88 of 89 in the series Lambs at Pasture

Lambs at Pasture for the Twentieth 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

The Nature of God’s Grace as Evidenced by the Liturgy: Part 2 – Service of the Word

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series The Nature of God’s Grace as Evidenced by the Liturgy

In Part Two we begin on page 186 in the Lutheran Service Book which is where the Service of the Word begins. Again, we will be following Divine Service Setting 3 and the words of the liturgy will be in … Continue reading

Reviewing Forde – “Where God Meets Man” Chapter 1

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series Reviewing Forde

Gerhard Forde 1972 Where God Meets Man: Notes on Chapter 1 Where God Meets Man: Luther’s Down-to-Earth Approach to the Gospel, Published by Augsburg Publishing House, Minneapolis. https://archive.org/details/wheregodmeetsman00ford In his Preface, Forde states that he wrote this particular book for people struggling … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for the Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity

This entry is part 87 of 89 in the series Lambs at Pasture

Lambs at Pasture for the Nineteenth 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

Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity – David’s Son and David’s Lord

The Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity   September 25, 2016   “David’s Son and David’s Lord”   Matthew 22:34-46   Click here to listen to audio of this sermon.   But when the Pharisees heard that He had silenced the Sadducees, … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for the Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

This entry is part 86 of 89 in the series Lambs at Pasture

Lambs at Pasture for the Eighteenth 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