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The Smalcald Articles

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“THIS WE BELIEVE” In ongoing observation of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, we are presenting a brief overview of those confessional documents that make up the Book of Concord.
From the beginning of his dispute with Rome, Luther had asked that a council be convened to weigh his arguments fairly on Read More
I used to work for a major corporation, responding on their behalf to customers’ social media complaints. My job was to engage customers and resolve online conflicts. We had strict standards: Never respond in haste. Write precisely and clearly. Publish only words you can stand by. This was no mere business psychology. God says, “Do not be rash Read More

The Augsburg Confession

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“THIS WE BELIEVE” In ongoing observation of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, we are presenting a brief overview of those confessional documents that make up the Book of Concord.
“I will speak of Your testimonies also before kings, And will not be ashamed.” (Psalm 119:46) If asked, most Read More

The Large Catechism

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“THIS WE BELIEVE” In ongoing observation of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, we are presenting a brief overview of those confessional documents that make up the Book of Concord.
I magine for a moment—people are looking to you to establish order in all the churches of your entire state and those in Read More

The Large Catechism

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Imagine for a moment—people are looking to you to establish order in all the churches of your entire state and those in three or four nearby states also! Where would you even start? How would you begin? Luther found himself in that very situation as the Reformation started to take hold. It is almost impossible to understand the tremendous Read More

The Small Catechism

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I know nothing about sports. But since many of my church members are sports fanatics, I have had to learn a few analogies. One such is the phrase “back to basics.” It means a return to fundamental exercises. The best way to prepare for the overwhelming stress of a tough challenge is to practice the elementary moves of the game over and Read More

The Athanasian Creed

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“THIS WE BELIEVE” In ongoing observation of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, we are presenting a brief overview of the Book of Concord. The series will survey the three ecumenical creeds and the Lutheran confessions.
Martin Luther once said of the Athanasian Creed, “I doubt whether the New Read More

The Nicene Creed

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They think they have identified it, submerged in the clear, shallow waters near the shores of Iznik Golu in modern Turkey. This ancient church was destroyed centuries ago by an earthquake that also caused the ground to sink into the lake. The ancient name of Iznik was Nicea. In this church the Council of Nicea was held in A.D. 325, and here the Read More

The Apostles’ Creed

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“THIS WE BELIEVE” In ongoing observation of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, we are presenting a brief overview of the Book of Concord. The series will survey the three ecumenical creeds and the Lutheran confessions.
Throughout the Bible, God provides His people with concise summaries of Read More
“THIS WE BELIEVE” In ongoing observation of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, we are presenting a brief overview of the Book of Concord. After this month’s introduction, the series will survey the three ecumenical creeds and the Lutheran confessions.
In the Christian church, the study of Read More