Category Archives: Martin Luther

Lutheran Mission Matters — A Journal Worth Reading

The current issue of Lutheran Mission Matters presents a variety of viewpoints on contextualization. The authors include Lutheran Missionaries who served at the grassroots nationally and worldwide. They include well experienced theological educators, mission executives, area directors, practitioners and mission … Continue reading

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“Luther: He Filled the Vacuum of his time: What About Ours?” — Rev. Scott Gress

Rev. Scott Gress writes, Luther: He filled the vacuum of his time. What about ours? As I write this I am above the Atlantic ocean, flying back home from the land of Luther. As I visited the Luther sites at … Continue reading

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Commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation By Engaging in a Significant Outreach Project

People near and far need to hear the biblical truth proclaimed by the reformer, Martin Luther: “We are saved by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ.”  As Martin Luther says in his Large Catechism, “In short, unless God constantly … Continue reading

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What Does the Future Hold for Bible Translation and Literacy? — Rev. Dr. Jim Keller (Director of Lutheran Bible Translators of Canada)

The following excerpts are from an article written by Dr. Keller in the Messenger (Volume 44, Number 1, Fall 2016): Scripture translation has been going on around the globe since the time our Lord walked among us, and despite this, … Continue reading

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Lutherans for Life Provides a New Bulletin Insert for Father’s Day

A new bulletin insert, produced by Lutherans for Life, for Father’s Day is now available for shipping from Concordia Publishing House. Check out: God Smiles on Fathers.  

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What Does Your Talk Reveal about You and Your First Love?

In his discussion on Psalm 2, Martin Luther observes that our language tends to reveal that which a person loves or hates. Luther writes, “For just as the lover willingly talks at length about his beloved, so the hater keeps on … Continue reading

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The Christian Confesses His Treasure Before Everybody — Martin Luther

Martin Luther said: “For once a Christian begins to know Christ as his Lord and Savior, through whom he is redeemed from death and brought into His dominion and inheritance, God completely permeates his heart. Now he is eager to … Continue reading

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How Long Before the Gospel Leaves Us? — Martin Luther

Commenting on Matthew 24:14,  Martin Luther writes, Before Judgment Day comes, the rule of the church and of the Christian faith must move over the whole world, just as the Lord Christ also said before in an earlier chapter that … Continue reading

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Mary and Joseph Were Missionaries in Egypt — Martin Luther

In Matthew 2:13-23, Joseph, Mary, and Jesus escape to Egypt.  Commenting on their flight and their subsequent life as refugees in Egypt as a result of persecution, Martin Luther observes, Moreover God wants to watch over his Word and church in spite … Continue reading

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Fear of God. A Key to Growth? — Part 2

Last Monday, we focused on the first temptation the devil uses to make Americans indifferent to the fear and love of God. This week, we focus on two other temptations the devil uses to make people indifferent to fearing and … Continue reading

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