'Holy Baptism' Tagged Posts

'Holy Baptism' Tagged Posts

“TAUGHT BY GOD”

In a world that had largely lost the Bible, the goal of Luther and others was that all of God’s people might be Theodidacti – “Taught by God.” To that end, Luther wrote The Small Catechism as a short summary of the very basics that every Christian ought to know about God – His law in the Commandments, His gospel in the three articles of the Creed, how to pray with the…

“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…

“YOU’VE NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD!”

And now, in honor of Mother’s day, a few things your mother said to you which you vowed never to say to your children – things such as:  “We’ll see, maybe later,” or “Shut the door; were you born in a barn?” or “Just wait till your father gets home,” or “I suppose if everyone else jumped off the bridge, you would too,” or “You’re going to poke somebody’s eye out…

SOMETHING SPECIAL

Today’s “cross-examination” takes us to the upper room where Christ institutes Holy Communion – the Lord’s Supper – as a “visible gospel.” We call these visible expressions of the gospel “sacraments.”   A sacrament  1)  is instituted by Christ,  2)  has an earthly visible element used with God’s Word, and 3) conveys in a special way the forgiveness of sins which Christ…