What does St. Paul’s appeal for unity in Christ mean for the church today?

The following excerpt comes from Gregory Lockwood’s Concordia Popular Commentary: 1 Corinthians. In the excerpt, Dr. Lockwood discusses St. Paul’s words in 1 Corinthians 1:10–17 about divisions in the church and their meaning for us today. Modern Denominations How does the tendency Paul deplores in 1 Cor 1:10–17 manifest itself in the contemporary church? In response to(…)

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Luther on Christ’s Genealogy

The following excerpt from Luther’s Annotations on Matthew 1–18 (found in volume 67 of the American Edition of Luther’s Works) provides the reformer’s commentary on Matthew’s genealogy of Christ found in the Gospel’s first chapter.

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The Christian Year of Grace [EXCERPT]

After Martin Luther’s Postils (sermons on the appointed Bible readings of the Church Year), Johann Spangenberg’s Questions & Answers were the premier Lutheran devotional book of the Reformation era. His explanations of the chief parts of Scripture, in question-and-answer format, taught and fed countless Evangelical-Lutheran people of all ages and vocations for centuries. Now for(…)

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Luther on the Development of the Creed

Luther repeatedly pointed Christians old and new to the articles of the Apostles’ Creed as the simplest, most profound statement of faith. Not only did he address the Creed in his catechisms, but it found its way into his sermons with great frequency. The following excerpt from Luther’s 1535 Trinity Sunday sermon provides the reformer’s commentary on(…)

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Announcing the Release of Vol. 78 of Luther’s Works

The fourth volume in Concordia’s release of Luther’s Church Postil (sermons for the church year) offers Luther’s sermons for the Epistle and Gospel readings from Trinity Sunday through the Tenth Sunday after Trinity. Part of the ongoing translation of Luther’s Works, this volume also includes Luther’s Several Beautiful Sermons on 1 John, On Love (preached in 1532 and(…)

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Book Giveaway: Win a Copy of Concordia Commentary: John 1:1–7:1!

CPH is excited to announce the release of the newest volume in the Concordia Commentary series: John 1:1–7:1 by William Weinrich. And, as we often like to do, we’re celebrating the book’s arrival with a giveaway! During this time of year, we often hear people say “Jesus is the reason for the season.” But Jesus(…)

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Advent: The Tension between the Now and the Not Yet

In Heaven on Earth: The Gifts of Christ in the Divine Service, Arthur Just writes, “God does not need our worship, praise, or service. But we do need His service, His presence, and His gifts of forgiveness, life, and salvation. Whatever praise we give to God, whatever honor is due His name, is our response(…)

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