"This doctrine of Christ and of the apostles, from which the true faith of the primitive church was received, the apostles at first delivered orally, without writing, but later, not by any human counsel but by the will of God, they handed it on in the Scriptures."
- Martin Chemnitz
Our faith is in One God, the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. This is confessed in the ecumenical creeds.
All theology is christology. The Scriptures testify and speak concerning Jesus. It’s all about Him.
We retain the ceremonies and traditions of the ancient church because they deliver Jesus and the forgiveness of sins in Word and Sacrament.
The real adornment of the churches is godly, practical, and clear teaching, the godly use of the sacraments, ardent prayer, and the like.
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The Light and Truth of Christ Saint John 8:42-59 There sure is a lot to take in with today’s reading from Saint’s John’s Gospel, much of it filled with anger and discord, accusation and condemnation. The sweet word of salvation is present, but one must wade through a great deal of unpleasantness to reach it.[…]
The Cost of Discipleship Saint Luke 9:57-62 and Saint Luke 14:25-33 This evening we again join our Lord Jesus in “Facing the Cross.” Throughout our Saviour’s journey on the way to the Cross and His suffering and death and His resurrection on the third day, He speaks with those following along with Him about a[…]
The Rest of the Story Saint John 6:1-15 The Rest of the Story was a Monday-Friday radio program hosted by the late Paul Harvey from the early 1950s until 2008 in which Harvey would tell a story—well two stories, neither of them being all that remarkable on their own, but when connected could be quite[…]
The Narrow Door Saint Luke 13:22-30 As we continue in our Lenten devotion of Facing the Cross, we consider yet another episode in the time of our Lord’s journeying through the valley of the shadow of death after “he set his face to go to Jerusalem,” and to His suffering, death, and resurrection. The evangelist[…]
One Way or the Other Saint Luke 11:14-28 If you’ve been attending the Wednesday evening Lenten services, you will have heard that, not only is there a point in the earthly life and ministry of our Lord Jesus where He “set his face to go to Jerusalem,” that is, He steels Himself and presses on[…]
Beware the Leaven Saint Luke 12:1-3 The first mention in the Bible of unleavened bread, that is, bread made without the rising agent of yeast, is in the Book of Exodus when God gives directions for the meal that the children of Israel are to eat as He passes over Egypt with His tenth and[…]
Prevailing In Christ Saint Matthew 15:21-28 In his letter to the Ephesians, the apostle Saint Paul writes of the conflict and struggle that’s going on—the war being waged against Christians, like you dear people. And he says, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the[…]
He Set His Face Saint Luke 9:51-56 There came a time—a point in our Lord’s earthly life and ministry—when Jesus, as we heard Saint Luke say in tonight’s third reading, “set his face to go to Jerusalem.” In the four Gospel accounts, only Luke uses this phrase, “he set his face,” which, in itself, is[…]
It’s No Contest! Saint Matthew 4:1-11 The Philistine champion Goliath was a nine and a half foot tall giant of a man, a seasoned veteran of war from the time of his youth. The armor that he wore weighed more than the average soldier. His coat of mail alone was over a hundred and twenty[…]
Shhh! It’s a Secret! Saint Matthew 6:1-6; 16-21 I’d like to tell you a little real life Ash Wednesday story about a dad and his young son. The two of them, along with Mom, were at home getting ready to set off for Church, for the Ash Wednesday service. Before leaving, Dad wanted to make[…]
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"... Rather than being dull, stodgy or stuck in the past, the worship at Our Saviour is substantive and serious. It is substantive in that it is filled from beginning to end with the real meat and potatoes of Christianity. There is no fluff or filler. Everything is directed toward Christ, the forgiveness of our sins, the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. "
- Rev. Dr. Kenneth Voege