Reformation 2017: What’s at Stake? The Same Thing as Always

This article written by John Preus, was originally published on the LCMS Blog website ( on April 26, 2017.


What’s at stake in the 500th year of the Lutheran Reformation? The same thing as always: The Gospel. It’s attacked everywhere. But if we lose Christ, we lose everything. That’s why we risk everything to defend the doctrine of justification by grace alone through faith in Christ alone.

How is this battle fought? On what front do we find the false doctrine of works-righteousness seeking to replace the doctrine of salvation freely offered in the obedience of Christ? Where does this error first begin to creep into the Christian mind and congregation?

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LCMS Military Chaplains Needed More Than Ever

Who better to deliver the Gospel to our nation’s troops on the front lines of conflict — while also caring for their families — than an LCMS chaplain?

Could that chaplain be you or someone you know?

As our nation approaches three decades of constant armed conflict in the Middle East and elsewhere, our troops need LCMS chaplains more than ever.

From Word and Sacrament ministry to suicide prevention to advising commanders on ethical issues, you could deliver God’s Word to those in need in these tumultuous times

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Easter Photos 2017

Photos from Richard Thies of the Church Sanctuary and altar taken Easter of 2017.



The LCMS at the 2017 March for Life

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s (LCMS) members were among the hundreds of thousands of participants in the 2017 March for Life on Jan. 27 in Washington, D.C. The 44th annual event seeks to change hearts and minds, save lives and build a culture of life.

Hundreds of LCMS Christians marched while singing hymns, carrying large signs promoting the #eyesoflife campaign and its website, and wearing distinctive lime-green hats.

The LCMS Life Conference, with the theme “Life 360◦,” was held in nearby Arlington, Va., from Jan. 27-29. Attendees gathered Friday morning for a Divine Service at The Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel, and afterward they joined in the march.

Bold Public Witness to the Gospel

Reformation 2017 logoBold Public Witness to the Gospel — The Hallmark of Lutheranism

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When the Lutheran Confessions were published in the Book of Concord, in 1580, the group of Lutheran theologians asserted that what they were confessing was not merely their own private opinions, but were asserting publically the truth that they were willing to stake their very lives on, here in this world, and more importantly, before the judgement seat of Almighty God. 

Intrepid hearts indeed! What could possibly be so important that you would stake eternity on it? What gives a person such courage and conviction? Only one thing—the truth. This is what the Lutheran Reformation is all about, the truth of God’s Word.

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