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Why “The Bible Says So” Is Not Enough Anymore — by Andy Stanley

Andy Stanley writes in an article, “Why ‘The Bible Says So’ Is Not Enough Anymore” offers some interesting challenges as Christians strive to share God’s Word in today’s North American context. Stanley writes, As I explain in Deep and Wide … Continue reading

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Affirming Mission — Rev. Klaus Detlev Schulz

Rev. Klaus Detlev Schulz writes, Mission is thus the activity by which God puts His salvific intentions into practice.  That is, God intentionally uses His Word and Sacraments as signs and testimonies of His will toward man, ‘intended to awaken … Continue reading

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Fear of God. A Key to Growth?

Dr. Dale Meyer, President of Concordia Seminary (St. Louis) observes that he doesn’t hear “the fear of God talked about much in the church.”  He then states, “I suspect that’s why mainline American denominations are not growing.” Dr. Meyer writes, There are many … Continue reading

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Is there a Correlation Between the Sermons Lutheran Pastors Preach and Declining Participation in Our Congregations? Dr. Dale Meyer Thinks So!

Dr. Dale Meyer, President of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis and former The Lutheran Hour speaker draws a correlation between the sermons Lutheran (i.e. LCMS) pastors preach and the declining participation in our congregations. Meyer writes, Listening to sermons on and … Continue reading

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Preach What You ‘Smartingly Feel’

In the Concordia Journal (Spring 2015 Vol. 41, No. 2) Dr. Dale Meyer quotes from William Barclay’s article, “In the Hand of God,” which is in For All the Saints (Part 2).  In the following quote, Barclay  tells of a … Continue reading

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Preach Them into Hell Before You Preach Them Into Heaven!

I see preachers kneeling in the starting blocks preparing for a mad dash.   “Get ready, get set,…”  Here are some timely words from C.F.W. Walther, a seasoned preaching practitioner, as you prepare to undertake the Holy Week preaching task! We must … Continue reading

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“Christ’s work would have been all in vain” — Martin Luther

Martin Luther writes in his Large Catechism: Neither you nor I could ever know anything of Christ, or believe in him and take him as our Lord, unless these were first offered to us and bestowed on our hearts through … Continue reading

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“Get the Word Out!” – Dr. Robert Preus (Part 2)

The following sermon excerpts are reproduced from a sermon preached by Dr. Robert Preus at the Concordia Theological Seminary (Fort Wayne, IN) Winter Call Service (February 4, 1986).  The sermon, based on 2 Timothy 4, was published in the Concordia … Continue reading

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“Get the Word Out!” – Dr. Robert Preus

The following sermon excerpts are reproduced from a sermon preached by Dr. Robert Preus at the Concordia Theological Seminary (Fort Wayne, IN) Winter Call Service (February 4, 1986).  The sermon, based on 2 Timothy 4, was published in the Concordia … Continue reading

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A.W. Tozer: A Passion for God (A Free E-Book Available from Christianaudio)

During the month of May Christianaudio is offering a free audio download of the book, A Passion for God: The Spiritual Journey of A.W. Tozer by Lyle Dorsett. A description of the book on Amazon.com states, “Pastor A. W. Tozer, … Continue reading

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