Sure, you've got a Small Catechism and you learned it in confirmation—well enough for Questioning anyway. But sometimes it's good to liven up those memories, and maybe hear the basics of your Lutheran faith explained in a slightly different way. We aren't interested in any sort of "new" or novel theology (that's how heresy gets started!) but we can take a fresh look at the FOUNDATIONS of our faith, making sure they're still strong and forming the basis of what we believe and live out as Christians.
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Foundations: Stand by Me
July 15th, 2020
Jesus always embraces, welcomes, and forgives sinners. It is His association with, as well as compassion and love towards, sinners that is most scandalous to the world. He runs after the doubters, the unbelievers, the sinners. Jesus goes after the poor, the lost, the sick, and the dead. They are the reason that Jesus came....
Foundations: Can, Cannot, and Vocation
June 30th, 2020
Because the biggest truth is this: You are forgiven in Christ Jesus, regardless of any chaos you see around you or within you. All that sin and disorder doesn't surprise Jesus. He loves you, forgives you, defends you, and He gives you life--now and for eternity....
Foundations: Better Than Bulletproof
June 23rd, 2020
You think that being a Christian bulletproofs you against sin. Well, maybe not the little ones--we're all sinners, of course; but against those other sins. Christians never do the Big Ones. However, if you think this way you're kidding yourself and the truth is not in you....
Foundations: Your Father's Love
June 17th, 2020
I look back now on my childhood, and I can see a reflection of God the Father's love through my own father in all the good things he did and provided for me. ...
Foundations: No You-Gotta with Jesus
June 12th, 2020
So in place of the church of "you gotta," Jesus gives us the Church of "It is finished." Instead of the works wejus wanna do, Jesus gives us the Church of "Father, forgive them." ...