1. Christ’s Presence in the Sacrament

    Luther draws a distinction between God being present and God being present for you. Luther writes “[God] is there for you when he adds his Word and binds himself, saying, ‘Here you are to find me.’ Now when you have the Word, you can grasp and have him with certainty and say, ‘Here I have thee, according to thy Word.’”

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  2. Lutherans and the Early Church Fathers

    The Lutheran Reformation did not sweep away their predecessors into the dustbin of history. They were returning to the pure doctrine that the Church had taught from the time of Christ all the way up to their time.

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  3. Smalcald Articles Study: The Papacy

    The Smalcald Articles' teaching on the papacy comes from adherence to the chief article--that salvation is given by God by grace alone, received through faith alone, as revealed in Scripture alone.

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  4. Saints’ Days

    by Rev. Dr. Mark Birkholz Most people know that St. Valentine’s Day is on February 14 and St. Patrick’s Day is on March 17.  But do you know what the date is for St. Matthew’s Day?  Or St. Joseph’s Day?  Most of the important people in the Bible, and many figures throughout the history of... Read More >

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  5. The Marriage Booklet in the Catechism

    by Rev. Jonathon T. Krenz Marriage is under attack on many fronts.  The issues include no-fault divorce, pre-marital/extra-marital sex, living together outside of marriage, same-sex “marriage,” not to mention all of the gender confusion infiltrating nearly every facet of our society.  The culture itself has been hyper-sexualized, obsessed with sexuality in television and movies, music,... Read More >

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