Announcements for the week of February 17, 2019

 

CONCORDIA: THE LUTHERAN CONFESSIONS

THE SMALCALD ARTICLES, PART III

IX. Excommunication

The lesser, that is, the true Christian excommunication, consists in this, that manifest and obstinate sinners are not admitted to the Sacrament and other communion of the Church until they amend their lives and avoid sin. And ministers ought not to mingle secular punishments with this ecclesiastical punishment, or excommunication.

19-02-17 ,Epiphany 6 , BA-2019C

 

Beginning Sunday, Feb 24 (Next week)

Divine Service @ 8:30a; Children’s Sunday School @ 10a

Beginning Wednesday, March 13

Adult Bible Study @ 6:30p

 

Pastor’s Study hours change this week: Tues-Fri, 9a-1p

 

 

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Announcements for the week of October 14, 2018

 

“They have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.  For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.” (Rom. 10:2-4 NKJ)

The righteousness of God in Christ is our sufficiency.  Our righteousness is not.

 

18-10-14, Pentecost 22, BA-2018B

 

 

Announcements for the Week of May 27, 2018

The Augsburg Confession

 

Chief Articles of Faith

 

Article I: Of God.

1] Our Churches, with common consent, do teach that the decree of the Council of Nicaea concerning the Unity of the Divine Essence and concerning the Three Persons, is true and to be believed without any doubting; 2] that is to say, there is one Divine Essence which is called and which is God: eternal, without body, without parts, of infinite power, wisdom, and goodness, the Maker and Preserver of all things, visible and invisible; and 3] yet there are three Persons, of the same essence and power, who also are coeternal, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. And the term “person” 4] they use as the Fathers have used it, to signify, not a part or quality in another, but that which subsists of itself.

5] They condemn all heresies which have sprung up against this article, as the Manichaeans, who assumed two principles, one Good and the other Evil: also the Valentinians, Arians, Eunomians, Mohammedans, and all such. 6] They condemn also the Samosatenes, old and new, who, contending that there is but one Person, sophistically and impiously argue that the Word and the Holy Ghost are not distinct Persons, but that “Word” signifies a spoken word, and “Spirit” signifies motion created in things.

 

18-05-27, Trinity Sunday, BA-2018B

 

 

Announcements for May 13, 2018

 

“If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.” (Colossians 3:1 NKJ)

 

18-05-13, Ascension, BA-2018B

 

 

Announcements for the Week of May 6, 2018

THE SMALCALD ARTICLES

Part II, Article IV: Of the Papacy.

1] That the Pope is not, according to divine law or according to the Word of God the head of all Christendom (for this [name] belongs to One only, whose name is Jesus Christ), but is only the bishop and pastor of the Church at Rome, and of those who voluntarily or through a human creature (that is, a political magistrate) have attached themselves to him, to be Christians, not under him as a lord, but with him as brethren [colleagues] and comrades, as the ancient councils and the age of St. Cyprian show.

2] But to-day none of the bishops dare to address the Pope as brother as was done at that time [in the age of Cyprian]; but they must call him most gracious lord, even though they be kings or emperors. This [Such arrogance] we will not, cannot, must not take upon our conscience [with a good conscience approve]. Let him, however, who will do it, do so without us [at his own risk].

3] Hence it follows that all things which the Pope, from a power so false, mischievous, blasphemous, and arrogant, has done and undertaken. have been and still are purely diabolical affairs and transactions (with the exception of such things as pertain to the secular government, where God often permits much good to be effected for a people, even through a tyrant and [faithless] scoundrel) for the ruin of the entire holy [catholic or] Christian Church (so far as it is in his power) and for the destruction of the first and chief article concerning the redemption made through Jesus Christ. (1-3)

 

18-05-06, Easter 6, BA-2018B

 

 

 

Announcements for the Week of November 13, 2016

lutheran-worship

 

“Our Lord speaks and we listen. His Word bestows what is says. Faith is born from what is heard acknowledges the gifts received with eager thankfulness and praise. Music is drawn into this thankfulness and praise, enlarging and elevating the adoration of our gracious giver God.” (Lutheran Worship, Introduction)

 

 

16-11-13-penteocst-26-ba-2016c

 

 

 

Announcements for the week of September 7, 2014

 

 

Pieper's "Christian Dogmatics" Vol 1

“Only after the Holy Ghost has entered (a man’s) heart by faith in the forgiveness of sins does he know that the Scriptures are God’s Word, the voice of the Good Shepherd; in other words, only then does he have the Christian certainty, the fides divina (divine faith), the testimonium internum Spiritus Sancti (internal testimony of the Holy Spirit) as to the divinity of the Holy Scriptures
(John 8:37, 43, 47).” (F. Pieper, Christian Dogmatics, Vol 1, p311).

 

 

 

14-09-07, Pentecost 13, BA-2014A

 

 

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