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Tuesday of the 18thWeek after Trinity

And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and to love Him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, (Deuteronomy 10:12)  [ read more ]

In Reflections // September 10, 2016

Who Was Martin Luther? Part 6

Reflecting on his time in the monastery, Martin said, "I did not think about women, money, or possessions; instead my heart trembled and fidgeted about whether God would bestow his grace on me... for I had strayed from faith and could not but imagine that I had angered God, whom I in turn had to appease by doing good works."  [ read more ]

In Articles // September 24, 2016

What does it mean and not mean to be forgiven?

What does it mean to be forgiven? What does it not mean? Pr. Borghardt talks about forgiving your neighbor and what it looks like on this week's video.  [ read more ]

In Video Shorts // September 24, 2016

If You Believe, Why Aren't You Better?

The only off switch for sin is death. So Christ died. In your baptism, you will too. Every single day. Jesus says, "I desire mercy, not sacrifice." Just mercy. It's not your job to conquer sin on your own. It never will be. It's Christ's job.  [ read more ]

In Articles // September 24, 2016

New Obedience

That's why the teaching on new obedience concludes not with the Law, but with the Gospel. The promise of forgiveness and that promise alone is what creates faith. In faith, that is, in Christ, we are right with God. The same Spirit who creates faith through the Gospel also stirs up love in us on account of those forgiven sins; and love fulfills the Law. And works done in faith, no matter how small and humble according to outward measures, are truly good and pleasing works before God.  [ read more ]

In Articles // September 22, 2016

The Largely Catechized Life: Trust in God, Not Yourself

Pastor Harrison Goodman moves into the 4th paragraph on the first commandment in Luther's Large Catechism. He teaches us how we end up making ourselves our own God and trust in ourselves more than we trust in the one, true God.  [ read more ]

In The Largely Catechized Life // September 24, 2016

Here I Stand 2017: Conference Registration Opens November 1!

"The Higher Things motto echoes next year's conference theme," said Conference Executive Sandra Ostapowich. "Here I stand. Dare to be Lutheran. We'll look at how we're saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone."  [ read more ]

In News // September 19, 2016

HT Video Catechism - Ep. 57: The Table of Duties, To Wives

Pastor Buetow teaches on the Table of Duties Bible verses for wives.  [ read more ]

In Video Catechism // September 16, 2015

Is There a God? Does He Exist?

Pr. Borghardt answers questions about the existence of God. Is there a God? Does He exist? You can bet on it.  [ read more ]

In Video Shorts // September 24, 2016

The Sign of the Holy Cross

For us Lutherans, the celebration of the Holy Cross isn't about going halfway across the world to try to find some ancient lumber. And it's certainly not about worshipping a tree. Let all those relics be thrown into a wood chipper. The True Cross for the Christian is more about water than about wood. Receive the sign of the holy cross, both upon your + forehead, and upon your + heart to mark you as one redeemed by Christ the crucified. The Holy Cross is your baptismal gift.  [ read more ]

In Articles // September 14, 2016

Episode 46: C is for Creation

More on the First Article of the Creed as Pastor Riley and Sandra discuss how Christians can talk about the world we live in and the gifts of God in it, while still dealing with the whole problem of sin.
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In Simulcast // September 13, 2016

Who Was Martin Luther? Part 5

Martin Luther wasn't even 22 years old when he approached the monastery door in Erfurt. But he'd made up his mind. He knocked on the door of the Augustinian hermits. Martin asked the prior—the man responsible for running the monastery—to admit him.  [ read more ]

In Articles // September 13, 2016