The December issue of LW highlights how the canticles teach us about Christ and why the church continues to use them to keep us mindful of the most important Christmas gift all year long.
The December issue of ‘The Lutheran Witness’ explores how the Old Testament portrays and points to the Second Person of the Trinity, the eternally begotten Son of God.
Read the December ‘Lutheran Witness’ to learn more about the hymnody, poetry and decorations through which Christ is displayed for this world.
Among other topics, the issue considers how Christians’ observance of Christmas may sometimes serve to distract rather than enrich their celebration of Christ’s birth.
To help individuals and congregations commemorate the Reformation, the LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations (CTCR) developed prepared Bible studies on the doctrine of justification.
Merry Christmas to you and yours from The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. May Christ dwell in you richly this season.
This edition starts with articles about Advent and also addresses topics such as how the Christian keeps Christ in Christmas.
The lighted display shows three Wise Men and their camels, and a shepherd and sheep, making their way toward Baby Jesus in Bethlehem.
The message from LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison also is available as a free, downloadable bulletin insert.