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What does Walther say about the Preaching Office?

As the subtitle of the original German edition states, The Church and The Office of The Ministry is “a collection of testimonies . . . from the Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church and from the private writings of orthodox teachers of the same.” Professional church workers and interested lay members will find a wealth of insights(…)

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Now Available! Walther’s Works: Church Fellowship

The latest volume in Concordia Publishing House’s Walther’s Works collection, Church Fellowship, is now available. From 1857 to 1884, C.F.W. Walther wrote numerous articles and speeches dealing with Lutheran identity and unity in doctrine and practice on the basis of Holy Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions. For the first time, these previously scattered, inaccessible, and(…)

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A Prayer for the New Year

We are God’s mouth and hands in this world, and how we pray is important to our life together in Christ’s Body, the Church. C. F. W. Walther’s For the Life of the Church reunites today’s Christians with a treasure-trove of prayers that relate to all facets of public Christian life. These prayers reinforce basic(…)

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What Others Are Saying about Church Fellowship

This book could easily be titled, “The Best of Walther,” because it contains his most significant essays outside of his well-known Law & Gospel and Church & Office books. All the essays are eminently relevant today. Walther’s writings on confessional subscription, doctrinal development, and the duties of a Lutheran synod are alone well worth the(…)

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An Excerpt from Walther’s Works: Church Fellowship

From 1857 to 1884, C. F. W. Walther (the first president of the LCMS) wrote numerous articles and speeches addressing Lutheran identity and Lutheran unity in doctrine and practice on the basis of Holy Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions. For the first time, these previously scattered, inaccessible, and even forgotten writings are being brought together in Church(…)

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Walther’s Sermon for the 12th Sunday After Trinity

In observance of the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity, reflect on the following sermon by C.F.W. Walther (from the second volume of Gospel Sermons).

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An Excerpt from Walther’s Hymnal to Commemorate the Visitation of Mary

Throughout the formative years of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and well into the early twentieth-century, congregations throughout America used a German hymnal edited by C.F.W. Walther. In Walther’s Hymnal, Matthew Carver, a translator of German and classical literature, presents for the first time in English the hymns and liturgical texts that our grandparents sang and(…)

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New Addition to Walther’s Works

With the release of the second volume of C. F. W. Walther’s Gospel Sermons, Concordia  provides yet another collection of key writings of the first president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Walther’s sermons reflect not only his importance as leading theologian of the LCMS in the first decades of its existence but also his extraordinary(…)

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Walther’s Gospel Sermons – Available Now

Available now! Walther’s Gospel Sermons: Vol. 1. C.F.W. Walther’s sermons reflect not only the importance of Walther as a leading theologian but also his extraordinary gift as a preacher. These compelling and comforting sermons give us a glimpse of life in the 1800s – surprisingly not so different from today. Dr. Joel Heck, professor of theology(…)

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