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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Pentecost 15A - Augsburg Confession Article XI Confession - Psalm19:12

 Psalm 19:12 (NIV)   12 But who can discern their own errors?  Forgive my hidden faults.               Several ancient practices of the Christian Church have been largely forgotten in many churches since the Reformation began. They’re practices which the secular world have picked up on in the latter half of the 20th century and continue today in non-spiritual fashions.              One of

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Pentecost 14A - Augsburg Confession Article X Matthew 26:26-28 & 1 Corinthians 10:16

  Matthew 26:26–28 (NIV)  26 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to His disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is My body.” 27 Then He took a cup, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. 28 This is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.   1

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