'Gospel' Tagged Posts

'Gospel' Tagged Posts

THE CONSOLATION OF BRETHREN

In one of our Lutheran Confessions, The Smalcald Articles, Martin Luther talks about the different ways in which the Gospel gives us counsel and help.   Predictably he says, “Through the spoken Word…Secondly, through Baptism, Thirdly, through the holy Sacrament of the Altar, Fourthly through the power of the keys.”  And then Luther adds this neat little phrase:  “And also…

WHERE IS THIS WRITTEN?

In the second chapter of his second letter, Peter releases a blistering attack on false teachers.  We know that false doctrine is poisonous. We know that true doctrine is the only antidote.   In the Small Catechism Luther was accustomed to ask:  “Where is this written?”  He then set down the Bible passages where a given doctrine or teaching was found.  By way of review…

THE MARRIAGE ARENA

St. Paul wrote one last letter to young pastor Timothy from death row, his “green mile,” in a Roman dungeon.    The old lion in winter sounded a warning:  “Know this:  In the last days there will be terrible times…” (2 Timothy 3:1  EHV). He lists a legion of symptoms. We see the truth of Paul’s warning all around us, don’t we?  The family feuds, rebellious children,…

“DO NOT HINDER THEM”

The Gospels tell us that little children were brought to Jesus that He might bless them.  The Gospel According To St. Luke uses the term “babies.” One of the chief ways we bring our children to Jesus is in Holy Baptism.  There are some denominations which do not offer this means of grace to little children.  A review of what the Scriptures say is always helpful. In The…