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Sermon Thanksgiving Day Nov 28, 2019
November 30, 2019

Sermon on Thanksgiving Day (November 28, 2019) The sermon text is Psalm 100 and the title is "Godly Contentment." -   - Picture from St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Des Peres.  This sermon wasn't delivered there.

Book Of Concord Bible Class #10: Article XXI
November 27, 2019

We remember the saints, but we do not invoke them.  This Bible study examines article twenty-one of the Augsburg Confession. - Quiz #10 (tan sheet): Quiz-10-for-Nov-24-Augsburg-Confession-Art-20-21.pdf

Book of Concord Bible Class #9: Article XX
November 19, 2019

In this Bible study we finish up article twenty of the Augsburg Confession. - Quiz #9 (blue sheet): Quiz-9-for-Nov-17-Augsburg-Confession-Art-18-20.pdf Handout 1: Handout-Articles-of-the-Augsburg-Confession-Overview-Nov-3.pdf

Book of Concord Bible Class #8: Articles 18-20
November 07, 2019

This Bible study is an overview of Augsburg Confession, articles eighteen through part of article twenty. - Quiz #8 (grey sheet): Quiz-8-for-Nov-3-Augsburg-Confession-Art-6-17.pdf Handout 1: Handout-Articles-of-the-Augsburg-Confession-Overview-No...

Book of Concord Bible Class #7: Augsburg Confession-Art. 6 -17
October 29, 2019

This Bible study is an overview of Augburg Confession, articles six through seventeen. - Quiz #7 (blue sheet): Quiz-7-for-Oct-27-Augsburg-Confession.pdf Handout 1 (from October 13): Handout-Articles-of-the-Augsburg-Confession-Overview.pdf

Book of Concord Bible Class #6: Starting the Augsburg Confession
October 24, 2019

The Augsburg Confession is divided into "Articles of Faith and Doctrine" and "Articles Concerning Dissension, and Corrected Abuses."  In order to better understand the two-fold structure of the Augsburg Confession,

Book of Concord Bible Class #5: Confessional Subscription
October 11, 2019

"The Word of God alone should be and remain the only standard and rule of doctrine" (FC SD Rule and Norm 9).  Concerning the church fathers and  church councils, we accept them in so far as they agree with the Word of God,

Book of Concord Bible Class #4: Councils and the Prefaces
September 26, 2019

The Lutheran theologians explain, in the preface to the entire Book of Concord, that they never intended teach anything new, but only hold "to the ancient consensus which the universal and orthodox church of Christ has believed,

Book of Concord Bible Class #3: The Scriptures and the Creeds
September 19, 2019

Simply put, this Bible class examines the Scriptures to see the newly-formed Christian church engage in creed-like statements of faith.  There are both professions of who Jesus is and His work on our behalf.

Book of Concord Bible Class, Pt. 2: The Creeds
September 12, 2019

This Bible class presented an overview of the historic and ecumenical creeds of the Christian church.  The Apostles' Creed is the oldest of the creeds.  Although it is first quoted at the end of the fourth century (390 and then 404),