Ephesians 5:22-33: Love and Submission?

Such a reviled word, submission.  Given a different worldview, which concerns itself for others, we set aside our desires and rights for the benefit of another.  Now, this is part […]

John 16:16-22: The Church as a Woman in Labor

The saints in the struggle, the Church on earth, is a woman in labor.  The saints at rest, the Church in eternal glory, is compared to a mother whose birthing […]

What is the Church?

Here is our pastor’s newsletter article for April 2017.   In the Nicene Creed, from the original Greek, we confess, “We believe in… one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church.”  What is […]

John 16:12-15: Receiving All–the Deposit of the Faith

We’ve inherited a strange way of reading the Bible.  When someone reads Scripture, he often thinks each passage is a direct line, straight from God, telling him what to do.  […]

Acts 2: It Had All Been For This

It had all been for this. Jesus ascended into heaven, taking His seat at the right hand of the Father, that position of authority and power, all to pour out […]

Augsburg Confession, Articles 8-9

AC VIII: The Church (Part 1) Properly speaking, the Church is the assembly of saints and true believers. However, since in this life many hypocrites and evil persons are mingled […]

Augsburg Confession, Articles 6-7

AC VI: New Obedience Our churches teach that this faith is bound to bring forth good fruits [Galatians 5:22-23] and that it should do good works commanded by God [Ephesians […]