"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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Heilsgeschichte! Saint Luke 24:44-53 Heilsgeschichte! If you’re itching to respond, “God bless you!” or “Gesundheit!” it’s understandable, for that strange utterance does sound like some sort of noise a nasally distressed individual might make. Heilsgeschichte! Gesundheit! God bless! Thank you very much! Heilsgeschichte, however, is a German word that means, “salvation history”—it’s a word I[…]
Praying With the Mind of Christ Saint John 16:23-33 In Ephesians 3:20, the apostle Paul affirms that God is “able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think,” which prompts Martin Luther to add, “God’s title and true name is this, that He is a Hearer of prayers. But we …[…]
Your Reason to Sing Saint John 16:5-15 Imagine for a moment, if you will dear friends, that you are somewhere around eleven or twelve years of age and sitting with your peers in Confirmation Class. Currently, you and your classmates are learning all about the Third Article of the Creed, which begins with the words,[…]
Shout for Joy! Saint John 16:16-22 “Shout for joy to God, all the earth! Alleluia. Sing the glory of His name; give to Him glorious praise! Alleluia.” So begins the worship of millions of Christians around the world on this Sunday known as “Jubilate,” which means: “Rejoice.” We may sometimes wonder, though, what there is[…]
Following the Good Shepherd’s Voice Saint John 10:11-16 There is one flock, one shepherd … now. But about a half a year before His death and resurrection, when our Lord Jesus first spoke the words of our Gospel text, there were two flocks—two flocks of sheep, but still only one true shepherd—one Good Shepherd. The[…]
Do Not Disbelieve, But Believe Saint John 20:19-31 On Holy Saturday, the day before Easter Sunday, the London Free Press ran an article entitled, “Redeeming Thomas: How Doubt Has Become a Stepping-Stone To Faith.” What I liked the most about the piece was the accompanying artwork, a painting by the Italian master Caravaggio, which I’ve[…]
Resurrected In Christ Saint Mark 16:1-8 Alleluia! Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia! These are not the words that Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome, speak in welcome to each other as they set out to go to the grave of Jesus, early in the morning of the third day.[…]
The Day God Died Saint John 18:1-19:42 On Good Friday, fifty-one years ago, Time magazine detonated a religious bombshell in the midst of the American population, 97% of whom at the time said they believed in God. The magazine did this with its cover that simply, with a three-word question, asked, “IS GOD DEAD?” Inside[…]
You Are Commanded: Do This 1 Corinthians 11:23-32 On the night in which He was betrayed our blessed Lord Jesus instituted the Sacrament of Holy Communion for His disciples, indeed for all Christians, that it might be unto us His Testament, His parting gift, full of great comfort and blessing. As Martin Luther says, “We[…]
Through the Second Gate For You Saint Matthew 27:11-54 If the Divine Service had begun today as it normally does on most Sundays, without the liturgy of the Palm Procession, we would not have heard anything about our Lord Jesus entering Jerusalem, riding in through her gates on the back of a donkey, except for[…]
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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