Posts from May 2017

Posts from May 2017

THE TRIUMPH OF THE GOSPEL

Christ’s marching orders to His apostles are spelled out on page one of The Acts of the Apostles– “You will be My witnesses,” said Jesus.      So forth they marched in what St. Paul called a “triumphal procession” (2 Corinthians 2:14) from Jerusalem, throughout Judea, to Samaria, to the Gentile world, to the ends of the earth for some 20 wide centuries.   How does Paul…

“IT IS THE LORD CHRIST YOU ARE SERVING!”

Suppose Jesus asked you to sweep a floor.  Would you do it?  What kind of job would you do on that floor?  A sloppy job?  A really good job?  Why?  Suppose Jesus asked you to take out the garbage.  Would you do it?  Would you be grumpy or happy when you did it? Either way, why? You may recall that at the end of The Small Catechism, Martin Luther tacked on what he called…