Category Archives: Means of Grace

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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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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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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The Church’s Family Meal

Those who receive the Lord’s Supper are members in an exclusive family, the Church. Christ marks you as His child in Baptism. Baptism is your invitation to Communion. And like receiving an invitation to any other grand gathering, you take … Continue reading

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What Is Baptism?

Simply put, Baptism is the application of water to a person in the name of the Holy Trinity—the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Plain water is truly used in this Sacrament, but it is not plain water … Continue reading

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