The Augsburg Confession has throughout my days in ministry been a source of great comfort and occasional rebuke. It has consistently taken my eyes off of myself and the world and placed them firmly on the Christ of the cross and empty tomb. It was my initial idea to hand out copies of the Augsburg ..
It has been 500 years since a lone monk’s actions ignited a firestorm that changed the religious, social, and political landscape of the West. Concordia Seminary has produced a new video resource that explores how the Reformation has shaped the world around us, perhaps more than we realize. Hosted by St. Louis anchor, Sandy Miller, ..
December 23 READER O Emmanuel, our King and Lawgiver, the Desire of All Nations and their Savior: Come and save us, O Lord our God. PREACHER Is there anyone here whose life has left him afraid to hope, afraid to dream, afraid to wish for anything? Is there anyone here whose Christmas list is ..
December 22 READER O King of the Nations, the Ruler they long for, the Cornerstone uniting all people: Come and save mankind whom You formed out of clay. PREACHER Is there anyone here who feels that she has never, in all her life, had a ﬁrm foundation? Who feels that ..
December 20 READER O Key of David and Scepter of the House of Israel, You open and no one can close, You close and no one can open: Come and rescue the prisoners who are in darkness and the shadow of death. PREACHER Is there anyone here who feels that he has been ..
December 19 READER O Root of Jesse, standing as an ensign before the peoples, before Whom all kings are mute, to Whom the nations will do homage: Come to deliver us, and delay not. PREACHER Is there anyone here who feels that she simply has no life left in her? Is there anyone ..
Today in chapel we had a service that prayed, preached, and sung the O Antiphons of Advent. Traditionally, the O Antiphons were sung consecutively beginning on December 17 and ending on December 23. For our students, we experienced them all at once, but for you our readers, we offer them one at a time (albeit ..
In the Word Bible Studies from Concordia Seminary is a unique, complete electronic Bible study-in-a-box. All the materials you need to facilitate the Bible study topic are downloadable – the Student study sheets, the Leader Guides and the video presentations. This series, “Isaiah’s Ancient Song for Today: The Servant Suffers for Straying Sheep,” is presented ..
This series, “The Psalms and Life in God’s Creation ” is presented in five video vignettes. The first four videos feature discussion of the text of texts from the Psalms by Dr. Tim Saleska and Dr. Chuck Arand in a casual, fun setting. In the video for the last session, Saleska and Arand sit down with Rev. Gary Ellul to discuss implications further implications for life together as church. The Leader Guides and Student Handouts were written by Pastor Ellul. The flexible format allows the facilitator to complete this study in as little as one session, or up to five
“Reaching the Summit and Holding On to Hope: 1 Corinthians 15 and the Resurrection” is presented in five video vignettes. The first four videos feature discussion of the text of 1 Corinthians Dr. Jeffrey Gibbs with Dr. Jeffrey Kloha in a casual, fun setting. In the video for the last session, Dr. Gibbs and Rev. Gary Ellul discuss implications for hope in Christ as it applies to challenging questions of life and death. The Leader Guides and Student Handouts were written by Pastor Ellul. The flexible format allows the facilitator to complete this study in as little as one session, or up to five
The “Who is the Greatest? (It’s Not Who You Think)” series is presented in 4 separate video vignettes discussed by Dr. Jeffrey Gibbs with Dr. Jeffrey Kloha in a casual, fun setting. The Leader Guides and Handouts were written by Pastor Gary Ellul. The flexible format allows the facilitator to complete this study in as little as one meeting or up to four