Augsburg Confession, Article 24

AC XXIV: The Mass (Pt 1) Our churches are falsely accused of abolishing the Mass. In fact, the Mass is retained among us and is celebrated with the greatest reverence. […]

Augsburg Confession, Articles 22-23

AC XXII: Reception of Christ’s Body and Blood in the Lord’s Supper The laity are given both forms of the Lord’s Supper because this practice is the Lord’s command, “Drink […]

Acts, Lesson 3: A glimpse into the earliest New-Covenant Church

In the last lesson, pastor taught that the “they” in Acts 2:1 referred to the entire Christian Church at the time: those before whom Peter spoke (Acts 1:15). And we […]

Augsburg Confession, Articles 10-11: The Lord’s Supper and Private Confession

AC X: The Lord’s Supper Our churches teach that the body and blood of Christ are truly present and are distributed to those who eat the Lord’s Supper [1 Corinthians […]

Maundy Thursday Sermon

Today, we rarely use the word “mercy” in our everyday speech.  But in the Church, it’s as common as the air we breathe.  We pray in the liturgy: “Lord, have […]

Luke 14:15-24: Receiving God’s Invitation

A good father provides for his family.  He doesn’t do this by giving what he likes, or by doing what only happens to be convenient.  No, he provides for his […]

The Bread of Life You Need

This is our pastor’s latest “From the Pulpit” article for the Stone County Gazette.     Do you know one of the saddest events in the Bible?  It was when many […]

John 6:1-15: Seeing Jesus with Your Ears

Faith believes what it cannot see, for if faith could see what it believes, it wouldn’t be faith.  That would be walking by sight, which doesn’t need faith.  And so […]

Get Up and Eat: 1 Kings 19:1-8

“Get up and eat”: that was the buzzing alarm clock that awakened the Prophet Elijah as he slept under a broom tree.  He had just come back from the magnificent […]

Maundy Thursday: Exodus 24:3-11

Did they even realize or have a clue what they had agreed to do?  “We will do everything the LORD has said.”  We don’t even have to think about all […]