Reading through the Book of Concord, week of Dec 22nd

For those of you who have said that you want to start the Online Reading Group when we start at the beginning of the Book of Concord — make note that it’s coming up soon! Be sure to start reading this in January! It might be good to get into the habit of reviewing it a week or two before then, and not start cold in January.


One of the goals of the Brothers of John the Steadfast is the creation of reading groups whose intention is to get with a Pastor and read through the Book of Concord. For those people who do not have access to a reading group, it occurred to us that we might try creating an “online reading group” right here on the BJS site. Sorry this posting is late! Hopefully you can catch up on it.

Pastors reading this — please take the time to reply to any questions brought up on this list, or even comment yourselves on what this section of the BOC means to you.

Each Sunday we will post the readings for the week, broken down into daily readings. Read through the passages yourselves, either using your copy of the Concordia or using the BookofConcord.org website.

For Dec 22nd through Dec 26th we are in week 52 in 2008, so according to the 2nd edition of Concordia, nearing the end of the Solid Declaration of the Formula of Concord.

Monday SD Article XI paragraphs 65-77.

Tuesday SD Article XI paragraphs 78-86.

Wednesday SD Article XI paragraphs 87-XII paragraph 4.

Thursday SD Article XII paragraphs 5-27.

Friday SD Article XII paragraphs 28-40.

Write any questions or comments on the readings for the week below. Please try to keep discussion limited to the readings for this week or topics that grow out of them. Remember, no question is a stupid question, and insights you see clearly may not be evident to others, so write about anything you want regarding these readings!

Norm Fisher, Technical Editor
Pastor Rossow, Editor

Links —

  • Daily reading category on Steadfast Lutherans (//steadfastlutherans.org/daily)
  • Daily readings on the Book of Concord site (http://bookofconcord.org/daily)
  • About Norm Fisher

    Norm was raised in the UCC in Connecticut, and like many fell away from the church after high school. With this background he saw it primarily as a service organization. On the miracle of his first child he came back to the church. On moving to Texas a few years later he found a home in Lutheranism when he was invited to a confessional church a half-hour away by our new neighbors.

    He is one of those people who found a like mind in computers while in Middle School and has been programming ever since. He's responsible for many websites, including the Book of Concord, LCMSsermons.com, and several other sites.

    He has served the church in various positions, including financial secretary, sunday school teacher, elder, PTF board member, and choir member.

    More of his work can be found at KNFA.net.

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