Vol 26 Issue 18

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Called To His Praise: Living Sacrifices

The human body is a wonderful piece of workmanship whose existence must be ascribed only to the all-wise and Almighty God. And the more a believer considers the members of that body in their amazing construction and astoundingly harmonious working together of the several parts the more he sees that wherefore he owes praise to his God. Man constructs some marvelous machines and mechanisms and receives praise and honor for it.

Exposition of Ephesians 2:4-10 (8)

It has by this time become abundantly evident, that we are not at all saved by works of law that we perform, but that we are saved by grace through faith in Christ Jesus, our Lord. We are saved in Him alone. It is God Who saves us because of His great love wherewith He loved us, in order that in the ages to come He might exhibit the exceeding greatness of His grace in loving kindness to us. No man may ever boast in self, nor in the awful agonies of hell, nor in the joys of heaven.

The Arm of the Lord Revealed

To preach the Christ in His sufferings is to preach the Gospel, the promise of the Gospel. Now, the Gospel, certainly, is not shut up between the two covers of the New Testament Bible. All the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation is Gospel. There is just as good a reason to speak of the Gospel of Genesis or of Exodus or of Amos as there is reason to speak of the Gospel of Matthew, of Mark, Luke and John. The Gospel, Christ crucified and resurrected, began to be preached immediately after the fall and disobedience of our first parents.

David’s Victories, His Faith

We have seen how villainous David’s messengers, sent to comfort Hanun for his father, had been treated. Realizing full well that David would avenge the insult, the Ammonites hired the Syrians for the impending conflict. But, as we saw, at the approach of Israel’s armies under the leadership of Joab the Syrians fled the field, and the Ammonites at the sight of the fleeing Syrians hastily retreated into their stronghold. Thereupon Joab returned to Jerusalem, 10:1-14 (of 2 Sam.) But the battle had been but half won.

The Idea of Creation (1)

Why We Treat This Subject Now. The subject of “Creation” constitutes a part of what is commonly known as Anthropology (the doctrine of or concerning Man).

Part Two, Of Man’s Redemption Lord’s Day 29, Chapter 1: The Fearful Error of the Romanists

Qu. 78. Do then the bread and wine become the very body and blood of Christ? A. Not at all: but as the water in baptism is not changed into the blood of Christ, neither is the washing away of sin itself, being only the sign and confirmation thereof appointed of God; so the bread in the Lord’s supper is not changed into the very body of Christ; though agreeably to the nature and properties of sacraments, it is called the body of * Christ Jesus.

An Answer to Rev. A. Petter

In the Concordia number of May 11 the Rev. A. Petter gives his answer to the open letter which I wrote him in the Standard Bearer of March 15. Frankly, I have very little desire to continue this discussion. Hence, I consider this article the last which I will write in connection with this matter. The reason for this article is that I cannot permit Rev. Petter’s answer to remain unanswered. And I write this, not primarily for the sake of Rev.