Being Fully Human: Lesson 4

How Creation Shapes Our Understanding of Vocation In Lesson 1, we explored God creating us in His likeness and image.  Today, we examine this again, but this time to understand how God’s creation of us shapes our vocations of service.  Genesis 1:27-28: So God created mankind in his own image; in his own image God […]

Reformation 4: Sirach 38:1-4, 6-9, 12: Vocation

Sirach 38:1-4, 6-9, 12 Honor the doctor for his services, according to your need of him.  For the Lord established him, and healing comes from God, the Highest, which is why the king rewards him.  The doctor’s knowledge will lift him up, and those in authority will hold him in high regard. The Lord makes […]

Our Life with God, Lesson 5: Serving Your Neighbor: The Doctrine of Vocation

When we thank God for our food before a meal, we are right to do so.  For He does provide our food, and He does so through vocation—regular people doing their everyday jobs.   It’s Identity: You Serve Based on Who You Are Imagine you are a son, 14 years old, still living at home.  […]

Augsburg Confession, Articles 15-16

AC XV: Church Ceremonies Our churches teach that those ceremonies should be observed that can be observed without sin. Also, ceremonies and other practices that contribute to peace and good order in the church, such as holy days, festivals, and the like, should be observed. Yet, the people are taught not to be burden consciences […]