Matthew Harrison
Matthew Harrison
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The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison is president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

I challenge you to read the Bible

There is no problem of faith, life, family or Church for which the Bible does not have answers. As we move toward the Synod’s 175th anniversary in 2022, let’s be people of the Bible.

What is the good life?

The “good life,” the greatest life, is life reconciled to God our Maker and to our fellow human beings — in love, forgiveness and yes, great joy.

Will you pray for your pastor?

Will you, by God’s Spirit, resolve to be more diligent in prayer for for your pastor? He needs your prayers, always — and now, more than ever.

Concerning the six-day creation

There will always be a struggle between faith and reason. In matters of clear teaching of the Bible, however, we must hold to the Scriptures.

Luther’s Small Catechism: A Christmas gift for the whole Church

Here is a book for whole-life discipleship, giving guidance to Christians on how they are to believe and live mercifully for others, telling them about Christ, and offering wisdom for their various vocations.

A time to be “Joy:fully Lutheran”

And yet, there is a candle in the darkness. The light of Christ is burning, and the dawn of resurrection is glowing on the horizon.

How did Luther become a Lutheran?

Luther’s Reformation insights did not come in one fell swoop on October 31, 1517. Far from it. The indulgence controversy pushed him forward and into Scripture.

Joyfully Lutheran

How shall we live as Lutherans? “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances” (1 THESS. 5:16–18).

Rejoicing to confess

The Lutheran Confessions give us a firm place to stand as we consider the world in all its complexity.

Grieving with Hope

Several references tell of Luther’s great struggle – the struggle we all face in times of death.

Why do we suffer trials?

What is the purpose of trials in the Christian life?

Only the Christian’s Left Foot Remains in the Grave

What joy is ours as resurrection people to participate is Christ’s own great mission of seeking, finding and saving the lost!

Why Do I Believe in Jesus?

My reason follows after, in the wake of faith, and convinces me that the universe is simply too ordered and too complex to exist by chance.

How to Pray the Ten Commandments

Learn Luther’s method of prayer, which interestingly encompasses both rote and free prayer!

Christ Becomes the Greatest Sinner . . . for You!

Jesus comes to [John the Baptist] at the Jordan from Galilee and desires to be baptized [Matt. 3:13]. How marvelously backward this is!

Consolations for Our Times

As we await the advent of Christ, we need the same consolations for our times