Pentecost 19A - Augsburg Confession Article XV - Colossians 2:16-17

  Colossians 2:16–17 (NIV)   16 Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. 17 These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.                 It’s common knowledge that it is easier to divide a church over the removal of an item of furniture

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Pentecost 18A - Augsburg Confession Article XIV Order In The Church

  Ephesians 4:11–16 (NIV)   11 So Christ Himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip His people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.   14 Then we will no

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Pentecost 17A - Augsburg Confession Article XIII The Use Of The Sacraments 2 Thessalonians 1:3

  2 Thessalonians 1:3 (NIV)     We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing.                 Have you ever heard a parent threaten a disobedient child by telling the child that they will call the police to come and deal with them?   This threat

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Pentecost 16A - Augsburg Confession Article XII Repentance Jeremiah 3:12

  Jeremiah 3:12 (NIV)     12 Go, proclaim this message toward the north:               “‘Return, faithless Israel,’ declares the Lord,               ‘I will frown on you no longer,               for I am faithful,’ declares the Lord,               ‘I will not be angry forever.     Romans 10:17 (NIV)     17Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the

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