Jesus fasted for all of us as part of His obedience to the Law. But no doubt, He also fasted to keep His body, mind and spirit focused upon His Father and His mission.
Belief can’t happen where the message has not been heard. And there can be no hearing of the message without a preacher.
My salvation is as certain as Christ, because everything Christ did is mine! You see, it’s blasphemous to say, “Yes, I believe in Christ, but I don’t know if I’m really going to heaven.”
Visitation is the sacred duty of every pastor. To be sure, the ministry of Jesus, the apostles and St. Paul was not tied to any one place.
The heart of our confession of Christ and the sacred Scriptures is summarized in the Augsburg Confession.
Hymns do more than effect emotion or even devotion. They bear the rich, deep words of Holy Scripture — the very Gospel itself — sung right into our hearts and minds.
“I do not recall any delegate denying any biblical teaching of our Lutheran church. In this day and age, that is, frankly, amazing.”
The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison is the president-elect of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod for a fourth term of office, 2019–2022, after receiving a majority of votes cast in the June 22–25 election. Harrison has served as LCMS president since 2010.
First Vice-President Herb Mueller has been a standout among many excellent and gifted servants of Christ throughout his years of service to the LCMS.