Posts with the tag “small-catechism”
Reflections: July 28, 2021
by HT Content on July 28th, 2021
There is comfort in the Lord who tempts no one.
Reflections: February 25, 2021
by HT Content on February 25th, 2021
The Author of Life is murdered by sinners in order to save them.
Reflections: December 30, 2020
by HT Content on December 30th, 2020
The baptized do not turn to the Law for their own sake or benefit.
Reflections: December 26, 2020
by HT Content on December 26th, 2020
With the birth of Jesus, God has taken us into Himself.
Reflections: December 23, 2020
by HT Content on December 23rd, 2020
By being born in human flesh, Jesus has taken every moment of ours and made it His, now.
Reflections: December 16, 2020
by HT Content on December 16th, 2020
You are already holy to God, all because of Jesus.
Reflections: December 9, 2020
by HT Content on December 9th, 2020
God does not love you because you love Him. God loves you because of Jesus, born of Mary for you.
Reflections: November 27, 2020
by HT Content on November 27th, 2020
Jesus is alive, and is keeping your salvation safe in heaven.
Reflections: November 25, 2020
by HT Content on November 25th, 2020
Your parents were hand-picked for you and share with you the same Savior.
Reflections: November 18, 2020
by HT Content on November 18th, 2020
Your parents are a gift to you, and you to them.
Reflections: November 11, 2020
by HT Content on November 11th, 2020
Submission doesn't mean what you think it does, when it comes to Christ and marriage.
Reflections: November 4, 2020
by HT Content on November 4th, 2020
Marriage is a picture of Christ and His Bride, the Church.
Debunked: Impossible Decision
by Katie Hill on October 23rd, 2020
The only reason anyone is getting into heaven, is because the Creator seeks and retrieves what was His in the first place.
Reflections: October 21, 2020
by HT Content on October 21st, 2020
Regardless of what happens in this world, our Baptism has sealed us to God through Christ.
Reflections: October 14, 2020
by HT Content on October 14th, 2020
We appreciate our pastor and the authority he has over us because of the Gospel he speaks.
Reflections: October 7, 2020
by HT Content on October 7th, 2020
Pastors are saints and sinners who are called to the teaching of true doctrine.
Reflections: October 1, 2020
by HT Content on October 1st, 2020
The bread and wine are the Body and Blood of Christ because He says so.
Reflections: September 23, 2020
by HT Content on September 23rd, 2020
You are worthy to receive the Sacrament, not because of your work but because Jesus says you are.
Reflections: September 16, 2020
by HT Content on September 16th, 2020
You don’t receive forgiveness just because you receive the Sacrament, but because Jesus promises that forgiveness to you.
Reflections: September 9, 2020
by HT Content on September 9th, 2020
Jesus' words give us His Body and Blood, and His words tell what that Body and Blood give us.
Reflections: September 2, 2020
by HT Content on September 2nd, 2020
The same Jesus who died for you forgives your sins by the special gift of His Body and Blood.
Reflections: August 26, 2020
by HT Content on August 26th, 2020
God doesn't count your sins against you.
Reflections: August 19, 2020
by HT Content on August 19th, 2020
God delivers repentance and forgiveness through your pastor.
Reflections: August 12, 2020
by HT Content on August 12th, 2020
You now walk in new life because of your Baptism.
Digging Deeper: Theology--Gotta Love It
by Katie Hill on August 11th, 2020
The study of theology is, above all else, a gift that is meant to be delivered to and enjoyed by all the saints, congregations, the Church itself—and to you.
Speaking of Faith: Being Lutheran in a Public School
by Katie Hill on August 6th, 2020
Despite the reality that public schools are often hostile to Christianity, I openly practice my Lutheran faith in my public school. Actually, it works out better than most people would think.
Reflections: August 5, 2020
by HT Content on August 5th, 2020
Through Baptism Jesus pours out the Holy Spirit and makes us children of God.
Reflections: July 30, 2020
by HT Content on July 30th, 2020
In your Baptism, no matter when it occurred, you have received a wonderful blessing from God.
Flex: Lutherans on Facebook
by Katie Hill on July 27th, 2020
In Christ--in our Baptism--we do keep the law, both on Facebook and in all other aspects of our lives.
Reflections: July 23, 2020
by HT Content on July 23rd, 2020
You are holy because you have a holy Lord.
Dean's List: Your Vote Is a Gift for your Neighbor
by Katie Hill on July 16th, 2020
Aaron T. Fenker Politics is all about power. Who has it. Who wants it. Who should have it. Who shouldn't have it. Who we want to have it. Who we don't want to have it. That's just the nature of things in this life. Politics are embodied in the civil authorities, and that's always a power game. It always has been. Kings, queens, emperors, pharaohs, presidents, prime ministers--whatever titles we gi...
Reflection: July 15, 2020
by HT Content on July 15th, 2020
Why bother with prayer? Because God has promised to hear us!
Under the Cross: The Sophia Worthy of Reception
by Katie Hill on July 9th, 2020
My daughter's Sophia's name means "wisdom." She's more precious to us than rubies! (Proverbs 8:11) She has taught me more about being a pastor than any theology book or seminary class. Her whole life flows from God. She literally can't make it on her own. She lives and grows completely and totally from the God who gives gifts to her.
Reflections: June 25, 2020
by Sandra Madden on June 25th, 2020
God forgives you because Christ died for you, and in turn, you forgive others.
Reflections: June 17, 2020
by Sandra Madden on June 17th, 2020
God gives us what we need each day and forgives us when we treat wealth as our god.
Reflections: June 12, 2020
by Sandra Madden on June 12th, 2020
God delights in you, because you have been clothed in the obedience of His Son!
Speaking of Faith: How to Defend Infant Baptism and Have Fun Doing It
by Katie Hill on June 11th, 2020
You might take infant Baptism for granted; and when someone tells you it didn’t count, you might not know what to say. Your memorization of the Small Catechism may vanish in a puff of panic. Fear not! Here are some of the most common arguments against infant Baptism, and how to respond.
Reflections: June 10, 2020
by Sandra Madden on June 10th, 2020
The Law produces contrition, and the Gospel draws up from the water of Baptism a son of God.
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