Small Catechism Tuesday #Ep16 – Close of the Commandments

A weekly quick take on the Small Catechism. This week we close out the commandments with a summary of God’s threats and promises in the commandments, and what wins in the end.

Concord #6: Justification

Justification is getting lined back up again, like this paragraph is “left justified” because the words are lined up straight on the left side. Justification is how we get pointed back toward [...]

“The Other Side of Baptism” – The Baptism of Our Lord 2019

It was not necessary for Jesus to be baptized—not for Himself—but it was necessary for you. Jesus’ baptism is the other side of your baptism, the thing that makes it worthwhile. The baptism of [...]

Small Catechism Tuesday #15 – Ninth and Tenth Commandments

A weekly quick take on Luther’s Small Catechism. This week we take a look at the Ninth and Tenth Commandments, which deal with the desire that precedes actual sins.

Concord #5: Jesus

In the second article of the Augsburg Confession, the first evangelical Christians presented the problem of sin. Without delay, the solution to sin is given in the very next article of [...]

Small Catechism Tuesday #Ep14 – The Eighth Commandment

A weekly quick take on Luther's Small Catechism. This week we take a look at the Eighth Commandment, which is God's defense of His good gift of a reputation.

Small Catechism Tuesday #Ep13 – The Seventh Commandment

A weekly quick take on Luther's Small Catechism. This week we take a look at God's commandment that protects possessions.

Concord #4: Original Sin

You can’t get too far in a theological discussion before you run into sin. It’s kind of a big deal in the Bible. And it also happens to be the topic of the second article of the Augsburg Confession.

Concord #3: God

"Concord" is a weekly study of the Lutheran Confessions, where we will take up a topic from the Book of Concord and reflect on what we believe, teach, and confess in the Lutheran Church.