God’s Ministers Are His “Beggars”

The Fifth Sunday After Pentecost – Sermon based on 2 Corinthians 5:14-21

Learning The Liturgy – Part 2

The Divine Service – Hymnary, p. 60:1-3 The Service of Preparation came into the historic liturgy of the church during the reformation.  During the middle ages, the salutary use of private confession and absolution was abused into the “sacrament” of penance[1].   The reformers kept the practice of private confession and absolution as preparation for communion.  Read more about Learning The Liturgy – Part 2[…]

Lutheran Churches Reject ELCA Statement on Homosexual Clergy

  MANKATO, MINNESOTA— A local pastor, together with officials of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS), a church body based in Mankato, noted with concern and disappointment the decision of the national convention of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), held in Minneapolis August 17-23, to allow the ordination of practicing homosexuals and lesbians as Read more about Lutheran Churches Reject ELCA Statement on Homosexual Clergy[…]

The Danger of False Prophets

  THE DANGER OF FALSE PROPHETS I.  They Are Deceitful A.  They Thrive Where People Aren’t Discerning B. They Lie II. Only the Truth Reveals Them A.  We Can Know the Truth B. One Opinion Isn’t as Good as Another III. The Consequences Are Eternal