Jesus fasted for all of us as part of His obedience to the Law. But no doubt, He also fasted to keep His body, mind and spirit focused upon His Father and His mission.
Listening to sermons on Sunday morning often requires wrestling with my sinful flesh to focus on what the pastor is preaching. It’s not easy; it takes work.
Through hymns, the Gospel is carried to hearts and minds in music.
The February Lutheran Witness focuses on preaching and God’s Word, under the theme “Hearing and Believing.”
Belief can’t happen where the message has not been heard. And there can be no hearing of the message without a preacher.
Denominations in Christianity understand “grace” in a variety of ways. See how the Scripture-based understanding Lutherans have of grace compares with others.
As dark days become brighter, Epiphany delivers us the Jesus who Himself is the Light of the World.
The January issue of The Lutheran Witness explores the biblical and Lutheran definition of “grace.”
My salvation is as certain as Christ, because everything Christ did is mine! You see, it’s blasphemous to say, “Yes, I believe in Christ, but I don’t know if I’m really going to heaven.”
What exactly is the “priesthood of all believers”? And what does it mean for us?
Christmas and Advent are also about Christ’s coming in Word and Sacrament today, and about living in eager, joyful anticipation of His second coming.
Let us join the Holy Family and shepherds and angels in focusing our gaze on the babe in the crib, on the greatest Gift of God, born to bear all our sins and give us eternal life.
Chrismons turn our attention to Christ, symbolizing His life and ministry.
Visitation is the sacred duty of every pastor. To be sure, the ministry of Jesus, the apostles and St. Paul was not tied to any one place.
The Lutheran Witness examines the arts of Christmas in its December issue, “We wish to see Jesus.”
The atoning death of Christ is the fount of Christian thanksgiving.