Announcements for the week of March 3, 2019

 

THE SMALCALD ARTICLES
PART III

XII. The Church

1] We do not concede to them that they are the Church, and [in truth] they are not [the Church]; nor will we listen to those things which, under the name of Church, they enjoin or forbid. 2] For, thank God, [to-day] a child seven years old knows what the Church is, namely, the holy believers and lambs who hear the voice of their Shepherd. For the children pray thus: I believe in one holy [catholic or] Christian Church. 3] This holiness does not consist in albs, tonsures, long gowns, and other of their ceremonies devised by them beyond Holy Scripture, but in the Word of God and true faith.

XIII. How One Is Justified before God,
and of Good Works

1] What I have hitherto and constantly taught concerning this I know not how to change in the least, namely, that by faith, as St. Peter says, we acquire a new and clean heart, and God will and does account us entirely righteous and holy for the sake of Christ, our Mediator. And although sin in the flesh has not yet been altogether removed or become dead, yet He will not punish or remember it.

2] And such faith, renewal, and forgiveness of sins is followed by good works. And what there is still sinful or imperfect also in them shall not be accounted as sin or defect, even [and that, too] for Christ’s sake; but the entire man, both as to his person and his works, is to be called and to be righteous and holy from pure grace and mercy, shed upon us [unfolded] and spread over us in Christ. 3] Therefore we cannot boast of many merits and works, if they are viewed apart from grace and mercy, but as it is written, 1 Cor. 1:31: He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord, namely, that he has a gracious God. For thus all is well. 4] We say, besides, that if good works do not follow, faith is false and not true.

19-03-03 ,Transfiguration , BA-2019C

 

THIS WEEK

Sunday (March 3)

8:30a Divine Service @ Apostles, Platteville

11a Divine Service @ St. Luke Ev. Lutheran Church-UAC, Richland CenterA Summary of Christian Doctrine - Koehler

12:15p Bible study, Summary of Christian Doctrine

Wednesday (March 6)

12p Ash Wednesday Divine Service @ St. Luke, Richland Center

7p Ash Wednesday Divine Service @ Apostles, Platteville

Thursday (March 7)

9:30a Thursday Table Talk – Alumni Lounge in the Student Center, next to Starbucks

Sunday (March 10)

8:30a Divine Service @ Apostles, Platteville

11a Divine Service @ St. Luke Ev. Lutheran Church-UAC, Richland Center

12:15p Bible study, Summary of Christian Doctrine

<< Wednesday (March 13) >>

6:30p Bible Study, Bible Translations @ Apostles, Platteville

 

 

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