The Law and the Gospel

Text: Matthew 22:34-46 In our Christian Book of Concord, the Lutheran confessors write,  The distinction between the Law and the Gospel is a particularly brilliant light. It serves the purpose of rightly dividing God’s Word and properly explaining and understanding the Scriptures of the holy prophets and apostles. We must guard this distinction with specialContinue reading “The Law and the Gospel”

No Other Gods

Text: The First Commandment On the eve of their entrance into the Promised Land, Moses spoke to the children of Israel. He said to them,  Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with allContinue reading “No Other Gods”

The Widow’s Might

Text: Mark 12:38-44 Bulletin Listen to “2018-11-11 Pentecost 25 Sermon” on Spreaker. In the First Commandment, the Lord teaches us that we are to have no other gods besides Him alone. Martin Luther, in the Small Catechism, explains the First Commandment in this way: “What does this mean? Answer: We should fear, love, and trustContinue reading “The Widow’s Might”