First Look: The Necessary Distinction

What happens when the distinction between the Law and Gospel in the Bible is blurred? Arrogant sinners gain a false sense of security toward God based on their own works and self-righteousness. Broken sinners see God’s lofty standards and despair that they will ever be free of their guilt and sin. Congregations begin adopting the(…)

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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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Why Do Pastors Preach?

New from Concordia Publishing House, A Lutheran Primer for Preaching by Rev. Dr. Edward Grimenstein provides pastors with a sound, biblical method for constructing a sermon. In the following excerpt, Grimenstein discusses why God directed pastors to preach and what that means for their preaching.

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