Our Life with God, Lesson 11: Christian Prayer, Pt. 4: Prayers for the Sainted Dead

After taking a look a one-lesson excursion on what it means to praise God, we again approach the topic of prayer.  Today, we examine the topic of praying for those […]

The Lutheran Church and Purgatory, Pt. 1

This is our pastor’s newsletter article for the June 2016 issue of our congregational newsletter. Last month, we looked the body’s resurrection and the intermediate state of our souls being […]

A Look into Praying for the Sainted Dead (2 Timothy, Lesson 3)

This is a lesson from our study of 2 Timothy.  Paul mentioned that he prayed for a man named Onesiphorus, who most likely had died when Paul prayed for him.  So, […]

Prayers for the Dead: A Scriptural and Lutheran Worldview

Introduction The Scriptures teach us that a when a person dies, he immediately begins to experience eternity in one of two states: heaven or hell. The Christian experiences eternity as […]

Prayers for the Dead: Regaining What We Have Lost Within Lutheranism

This is a paper our pastor presented at the Springfield Circuit winkel of the Missouri District on January 15th, 2013.  In it, he looked at prayers for those who have […]