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Holy Baptism — Available Now!

Here you stand, wondering what Holy Baptism is all about. Baptism is not a mere symbol of rebirth. It is not a choice or a prize for attaining a certain amount of faith. Lutheranism 101: HOLY BAPTISM gives an overview … Continue reading

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The True Body and True Blood of Jesus in the Lord’s Supper

The church has always taught that the body and blood of Christ are truly received in and under the bread and wine of the Lord’s Supper. The bread and the wine do not loose their natural substance but remain bread and wine. In the Sacrament Christ gives us His true body and true blood not just in a spiritual sense Continue reading

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The Lutheranism 101 Books Series

Lutheranism 101 books give you usable and comprehensive overviews of what Lutherans believe and teach. These beliefs rest upon the foundational discussions of who God is, who man is, and who Jesus is. Along the way, and because faith does not happen in isolation, the series also presents how this faith is confessed in what Lutherans do, both in their corporate practice and in their personal piety. Continue reading

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The Time of the Church: The Season after Pentecost

The Sundays after Pentecost make up the longest portion of the Church Year. This is the Time of the Church–the time we focus on growing together in the life of the Holy Trinity. Continue reading

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Join the Reformation

On October 31, it will be 494 years since Martin Luther penned his 95 statements and famously attached them to the door of the castle church at Wittenberg in Electoral Saxony. Luther’s Life Leading Up to the 95 Theses, from … Continue reading

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Holy Trinity

Having celebrated the greatest event in God’s history of salvation, the death and resurrection of the Son of God, we pause a bit at the Feast of the Holy Trinity to consider the essence of God. Certainly the essence of … Continue reading

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Holy Baptism, Regeneration, and Faith

The following is a useful discussion about Holy Baptism, regeneration and faith that took place in the comments of another post. The sincerity of the questions, and the information being shared merited it being pulled up from the comments to … Continue reading

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A Lutheranism Quiz — Just for Fun

Here are a baker’s dozen questions about Lutheranism and Lutheranism in America, for you to relax and ponder. How well did you do, before going to Wikipedia?
3. T/F: The name “Lutheran” is older than the name “Protestant.”
7. The oldest church that is today a member of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is
9. Which Lutheran pastor sparked the nineteenth-century Lutheran confessional awakening in 1818? Continue reading

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Justified by Faith Alone

Justification is received through faith. Continue reading

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Close Communion: An act of Love?

Before I became Lutheran, communion was a time to sit in my seat and beat myself up for being so evil that it required Jesus’ death to save me from my sins. It was a time for feeling guilt, shame, and unworthiness. And following communion, I left feeling the same.

But now that I know the true meaning of The Lord’s Supper, I gladly run to His table where I receive grace, forgiveness of sins, and strengthening of faith in partaking of, and participating in the Lord’s true body and true blood until he returns to take me home where I will join him at his own table in Heaven. Continue reading

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