Pastors

  • Our Current Suffering and Eternal Salvation

    Our Current Suffering and Eternal Salvation

    Dealing with daily suffering is a sad reality of living in a fallen world. But in Romans 8:18, Paul reminds all believers that our current suffering is worth the beauty of heaven and...

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  • Luther’s Catechism Series: Second Article of the Apostles’ Creed

    Luther’s Catechism Series: Second Article of the Apostles’ Creed

    The words “passus sub Pontio Pilato, crucifixus, mortuus et sepultus” are translated by the reformer: “suffered under Pontius Pilate, crucified, dead, and buried”; admittedly, the...

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  • Psalm 27 Commentary: True Salvation in God

    Psalm 27 Commentary: True Salvation in God

    One of the themes that weaves its way through Psalm 27 is the belief that true salvation is to be found only in the presence of Yhwh. The speaker desires to dwell in the house of Yhwh...

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  • Luther’s Catechism Series: First Article of the Apostle’s Creed

    Luther’s Catechism Series: First Article of the Apostle’s Creed

    Luther’s interpretation of the First Article is shaped through and through by his astonishment about the character of life as a gift. In this way, the reformer confronts that aspect...

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  • Books of the Bible Study Questions: 2 Samuel

    Books of the Bible Study Questions: 2 Samuel

    In the Book of 2 Samuel, we get to witness David’s rise to power and his rule as king of God’s people. In David’s kingship, we are reminded of our heavenly King Jesus, who is ruling and...

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  • Easter Sunday Message from Trevor Sutton | Holy Week Series2:57

    Easter Sunday Message from Trevor Sutton | Holy Week Series

    Jesus lives, God is in control. Rev. A. Trevor Sutton is associate pastor at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Haslett, Michigan. He is the author of Being Lutheran, among other titles. To view more resourc

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  • Holy Saturday Message from Timothy Shoup | Holy Week Series3:20

    Holy Saturday Message from Timothy Shoup | Holy Week Series

    Reflect on the woman who trusted in Jesus’ resurrection. Rev. Timothy J. Shoup is administrative pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church and School in Bonduel, Wisconsin. He is also the author of Praise &

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  • Good Friday Message from Alfonso Espinosa | Holy Week Series3:39

    Good Friday Message from Alfonso Espinosa | Holy Week Series

    Alfonso Espinosa is senior pastor at Saint Paul's Lutheran Church of Irvine in Irvine, CA and the author of Faith that Sees Through the Culture. To learn more about Dr. Espinosa, visit his author page

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  • Holy Thursday Message from Kristian Kincaid | Holy Week Series2:09

    Holy Thursday Message from Kristian Kincaid | Holy Week Series

    All that Jesus endured during Holy Week was for us. Pastor Kristian Kincaid has served as a parish pastor for over thirty years, serving currently at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Dubuque, IA and St

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  • Wednesday Message from Matt Richard | Holy Week Series3:36

    Wednesday Message from Matt Richard | Holy Week Series

    Hear the surprising answer to who the greatest sinner of all is. Rev. Dr. Matthew Richard is the pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran of Minot, ND, and author of Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?: 12 Fals

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  • Lutheran Witness Special Issue

    Lutheran Witness Special Issue

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  • Apologetics | Lutheran Life Spring 2020

    Apologetics | Lutheran Life Spring 2020

    Apologetics is a defense of the Christian faith using reason and logic. For Christians, apologetics support the truth about faith in Jesus Christ using examples in the Bible and the real world.

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  • Luther's Catechism Series: The Ten Commandments Part 2

    Luther's Catechism Series: The Ten Commandments Part 2

    Leading up to Christ’s crucifixion, the Gospel of Matthew recounts that “the chief priests and the whole council were seeking false testimony against Jesus that they might put Him to...

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  • Jesus’ Temptations: Reflecting on Your Struggle against Sin

    Jesus’ Temptations: Reflecting on Your Struggle against Sin

    During the Lenten season, Lutherans inwardly reflect on Christ’s sacrifice for us and our own sinful nature to prepare for the coming resurrection and Christ’s victory over Satan. In...

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  • The Word Became Flesh: How Is Christ both God and Man?

    The Word Became Flesh: How Is Christ both God and Man?

    Ash Wednesday marks the start of Lent. For forty days and forty nights, Lutherans reflect inwardly on themselves and on Christ. As Christians, it seems as if the person of Christ is...

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  • Defending the Faith: Martin Luther Holds True to His Theses

    Defending the Faith: Martin Luther Holds True to His Theses

    Defending Lutheran beliefs can be difficult, especially against those who fervently believe differently than you. Martin Luther had to defend his theses against hostile adversaries,...

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  • Luther’s Catechism Series: The Ten Commandments Part 1

    Luther’s Catechism Series: The Ten Commandments Part 1

    The First Commandment, “You shall have no other gods before Me,” is one of the most important to the Christian faith. Read Albrecht Peters’ Commentary on Luther’s Catechisms, Ten...

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  • C. F. W. Walther’s Explanation of Predestination

    C. F. W. Walther’s Explanation of Predestination

    The idea of predestination can be difficult to understand. Are Christians truly saved simply by Baptism and belief in Christ, or is there human effort that is needed? Are Christians...

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  • Johann Gerhard on St. Timothy

    Johann Gerhard on St. Timothy

    During 1 and 2 Timothy’s introductions, we see a small snapshot of the fatherly affection that Paul has for Timothy. We watch as Paul takes Timothy on his journeys, teaching him in the...

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  • Smaller and Smaller Churches: Evaluating Our Retention

    Smaller and Smaller Churches: Evaluating Our Retention

    My hometown church is small. It always has been. I started attending my junior year of high school, and at that time, it was already a pretty small congregation. But it’s smaller now,...

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