Articles

God’s Law Is Good for Us

I was scrolling a certain social media platform recently when I saw a post that said, “Jesus doesn’t care how ...
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/ / Lutheran Confessions

What’s So Bad About Sin?

Christians still talk about sin. The world has moved on, or at least it’s trying to move on. But we ...
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/ / Forgiveness, Sin, Uncategorized

New Midweek Plan for this Fall

For the past several months, the deacons and the church council have been discussing a new Wednesday program to begin ...
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/ / Uncategorized

Hymn Study: “Praise to the Father, the Glorious King of Creation”

I did not know this hymn before I became a pastor. When it became my responsibility to pick hymns, I ...
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/ / Uncategorized

The Purpose of the Sabbath

The word “Sabbath” means “rest.” In the Old Testament, it was the last day of the week, on which the ...
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/ / Sabbath, Worship

Advent Hymn Preview

I really enjoy our church’s hymnody. Someone might say, “Well, yeah. You get to pick them.” And I suppose that’s ...
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/ / Worship, Worship

Falsifiable

Sometimes I say something in a sermon where, on further reflection, I think to myself, I didn’t explain that very ...
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/ / Apologetics, Apologetics

Jesus Is Jealous for His Children

“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if ...
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/ / Uncategorized

Thy and Us

Have you ever noticed that there are two distinct sections of the Lord’s Prayer? Our Father, who art in heaven, ...
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More Than We Ask or Think

Sometimes in passages there are little side lessons. They’re not the main point, so in sermons I usually don’t get ...
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/ / Prayer, Uncategorized