What People Are Saying about The Unholy Trinity

What People Are Saying about <i>The Unholy Trinity</i>

Michael Lockwood shows that God’s use of the Law—for Christians as well as for non-Christians—includes the sufferings of life that destroy our self-sufficiency, which is the root of all idolatry. His book is full of practical suggestions for pastoral care and evangelistic outreach and will be an enormously helpful resource for pastors. —Gene Edward Veith,(…)

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A Letter in Honor of Pastor Appreciation Day

A Letter in Honor of Pastor Appreciation Day

Love Your Pastor “Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.” (Hebrews 13:17) Obey your leaders and submit to them(…)

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A Year of Reformation Reading

The coming year presents a unique opportunity as anticipation of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation builds. Not only is it a ripe opportunity to proclaim Christ with Reformation-focused services throughout the year (for example, The Presentation of the Augsburg Confession on June 25 falls on a Sunday), but it is also an apt occasion(…)

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What do you believe about supernatural healing? Are you in the 66%?

What do you believe about supernatural healing? Are you in the 66%?

The Barna Group recently conducted a survey on the topic of supernatural physical healing and discovered that the majority of Americans—Christians, people of other faiths, and even those who claim no faith—believe God can heal people supernaturally . . . miraculously. But what does God tell us (and warn us) about miracles? The following excerpt(…)

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A Devotion to Begin Your Week

A Devotion to Begin Your Week

PSALM 42 The 42nd psalm is a psalm of prayer in which the psalmist laments over his sorrow that God was angry with him and had afflicted him. Because of these he is mocked by the godless who taunt, “Where is your God now?” For the godless cannot restrain themselves; when they see that things(…)

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From Prison Guard to Pastor, an excerpt from The Executioner’s Redemption

From Prison Guard to Pastor, an excerpt from <i>The Executioner’s Redemption </i>

When Tim Carter became a member of the execution squad at a prison in the state of Texas, he signed away his life, his heart, and his very self to a career of brutal violence and routine executions. But in the midst of the darkness of prison life, the light of God’s Word shone in front(…)

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Why Should I Trust the Bible?

<i>Why Should I Trust the Bible?</i>

You or people you know have likely had tough questions about the Bible at some point or another. Maybe you’ve even heard things like, “The Bible is racist.” Or, “The Bible has too many errors and edits.” Or, “The Bible is merely a mythological story like Homer’s Odyssey.” Author Trevor Sutton’s newest book Why Should(…)

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Distinguishing Law and Gospel

Distinguishing Law and Gospel

On September 12, 1884, students piled into the auditorium of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, for Professor C. F. W. Walther’s usual Friday evening “Luther Hour” lecture. The new topic, which would last every Friday evening for one and a half school years, was the proper distinction between Law and Gospel. Walther recognized the apparent contradictions(…)

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Q&A with Timothy Schmeling, editor of Lives and Writings of the Great Fathers of the Lutheran Church

Q&A with Timothy Schmeling, editor of <i>Lives and Writings of the Great Fathers of the Lutheran Church</i>

The wisdom and biblical teachings of the early Lutheran Church have been locked away in German and Latin for centuries. But coming soon from Concordia Publishing House, Lives and Writings of the Great Fathers of the Lutheran Church provides a key to this treasure chest by introducing the chief confessional Lutheran theologians from the era(…)

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“Waiting for Contentment,” A Devotion from Living Life, Living Faith

“Waiting for Contentment,” A Devotion from <i>Living Life, Living Faith</i>

Waiting for Contentment Philippians 4:11–13 When I was young, I prayed for patience. When I was older, I prayed that I would have to stop waiting for things to happen! As I grew older, I learned firsthand that if you wait for contentment it will never come. In searching for that time of peace and(…)

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