Announcements for the week of January 24, 2016


I-Believe“When the Christian confesses, ‘I believe in God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,’ he is saying, ‘I believe in that God who is gracious to me, a sinner.’” (F. Pieper, Christian Dogmatics, Vol 1, 378).


16-01-24, Epiphany 3, BA-2016C




Announcements for the week of October 18, 2015


15-10-18, Pentecost 21, BA-2015B


“…atheism of all shades—crass atheism, or pantheism, or polytheism, or agnosticism—is neither rational nor scientific.  On the contrary, atheism springs from the suppression and denial of the natural knowledge of God.  And this suppression has its source in  man’s love of immorality.” (F. Pieper,  Christian Dogmatics, Vol 1, 372-373)

Announcements for the week of March 22, 2015


Bible-Word of God,1“God has given us His Word in order to deliver us from our own perverse thoughts of God and divine matters.  But if we will not give up our own thoughts, but oppose them to God’s thoughts and thus condemn God in His Word, the dread judgment will come upon us: We will look upon God’s Word as obscure and offensive. (Is. 6:9-10; Acts 28:25-27; Rom. 9:31-33; 10:21; 11:7-10; Matt. 13:13 ff.)” (F. Pieper, Christian Dogmatics, Vol 1, 322)


15-03-22, Lent 5, BA-2015B


Announcements for the Week of June 29, 2014


“The Jews’ rejection of the Word of Christ as not being the Word of God (i.e. John 8) was but a symptom of a deeper-seated disease, namely, that they did not believe in Christ’s vicarious satisfaction . ”

(F. Pieper, Christian Dogmatics, Vol 1, p300)


14-06-29, Pentecost 3, 2014A, BA

Announcements for the week of October 6, 2013


13-10-06, Pentecost 20, BA-2013C


“The Word of God shall establish articles of faith, and no one else, not even an angel.” (From the Smalcald Articles, II. The Mass, ¶15 in fn. 13; F. Pieper, Christian Dogmatics, Vol I, 204)



Announcements for the week of September 1, 2013


13-09-01, Pentecost 15, BA-2013C


Apology, IV. Justification

 We wonder what our opponents do when they pray, if indeed these profane men ever ask God for anything! If they declare that they are worthy because they have love and good works, and ask for grace as though they had earned it, then they pray like the Pharisee in Luke 18:11 who says, “I am not like other men.” Such prayer, which relies on its own righteousness and not on the mercy of God, insults Christ, who intercedes for us as our high priest.

Therefore prayer relies upon the mercy of God when we believe that we are heard because of Christ the high priest, as he himself says (John 16:23), “If you ask anything of the Father, he will give it to you in my name.” “In my name,” he says, because without the high priest we high priest. cannot draw near to the Father. (Tappert, ¶332-333)

Announcements for the week of August 11, 2013


13-08-11, Pentecost 12, BA-2013C


“Since Scripture is the very Word of God, it is proper for the theologian (Christian) that as often as he opens Scripture, he put no faith whatever in his wit or intellect and ask from God His Holy Spirit, who alone teaches one to understand God’s Word and creates that spirit which subjects itself to the Scriptures.” (F. Pieper, Christian Dogmatics, Vol I, 187)

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