November 10, 2017, marked the 534th birthday of the German monk whose reforms set the whole world on fire. This celebration, though, was overshadowed by that of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation. The posting of the Ninety-five Theses … [Continue reading] about The Value of Luther’s Works
“Consequently the true worship of God is to kiss this Son, that is, to adore Him in such a way that you see nothing in heaven and earth aside from Him and believe in nothing else than Him. As the First Commandment requires (Ex. 20:4): … [Continue reading] about What Luther Says About True Worship
Old Testament Reading Amos 5:18–24 (ESV) 18 ה֥וֹי הַמִּתְאַוִּ֖ים אֶת־י֣וֹם יְהוָ֑ה לָמָּה־זֶּ֥ה לָכֶ֛ם י֥וֹם יְהוָ֖ה הוּא־חֹ֥שֶׁךְ וְלֹא־אֽוֹר׃ 19 כַּאֲשֶׁ֨ר יָנ֥וּס אִישׁ֙ מִפְּנֵ֣י הָאֲרִ֔י וּפְגָע֖וֹ הַדֹּ֑ב וּבָ֣א הַבַּ֔יִת … [Continue reading] about The Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost
Rev. Matthew Harrison and Rev. John Pless teamed up together to offer the Church a wonderful collection of essays that brings together the best of the old and the new on the topic of closed Communion. Featuring essays from Luther, Elert, Sasse, … [Continue reading] about Q&A with Rev. Matthew Harrison and Rev. John Pless, General Editors of Closed Communion?
Following closely on the heels of the commentary on 1 Samuel, the next volume of the Concordia Commentary series will be 2 Samuel. Andrew Steinmann, author of 1 Samuel as well as Daniel, Proverbs, and Ezra and Nehemiah in the Concordia … [Continue reading] about First Look at Concordia Commentary: 2 Samuel