INTRODUCTION Whose responsibility is it to care for the Lord’s vineyard, the Church? Rightly answered, it’s all of us who have been called by the gospel and given faith. By this faith, we love the Lord and produce abundant fruits of faith in His service. Conversely, there are those who reject their Savior and live […]
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What is our God like? Over the next few Sundays, the Church hears Jesus tell parables which reveal characteristics of our God. Today’s lessons cause the worshiper to ask: Is God fair? No, he’s not. He doesn’t give us what we deserve, and that’s called mercy. In fact, he gives us what we don’t deserve, […]
1 Kings 19:9–18 —9 There he went into a cave and spent the night. And the word of the Lord came to him: “What are you doing here, Elijah?” 10 He replied, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, torn down your altars, and put your […]
Isaiah 55:1–5 —1 “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. 2 Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and […]
1 Kings 3:5–12 —5 At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon during the night in a dream, and God said, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.” 6 Solomon answered, “You have shown great kindness to your servant, my father David, because he was faithful to you and righteous and upright in heart. […]
FIRST LESSON: Joel 3:12–16 —12 “Let the nations be roused; let them advance into the Valley of Jehoshaphat, for there I will sit to judge all the nations on every side. 13 Swing the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Come, trample the grapes, for the winepress is full and the vats overflow— so great […]
FIRST LESSON: Isaiah 55:10–11 —10 As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, 11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth: […]
Verbal Inspiration and the Variant Readings Article from the Wisconsin Lutheran Quarterly, 71, 169–185, (1998). Author: Siegbert W. Becker Links to specific topics: Matthew 18:11 example I Verbal Inspiration and the Variant Readings II The Effect of the Variant Readings on the Doctrine of Scripture Summary Irresponsible advertising, designed more to sell books than to […]