In light of the Synod’s 175th anniversary, President Harrison discusses C.F.W. Walther’s theses to the first Iowa District Convention.
Letter From the President
Who we are — a 175-year-old church body — is important, but it pales in comparison to the history of the church. But what we do — preaching and pointing to Jesus for 175 years — is quite significant indeed.
Realizing the distinction between Law and Gospel turned Luther into a reformer. Here are six of those differences, according to CFW Walther.
To the suffering, the discouraged, the downtrodden, the preacher proclaims the pure sweet Gospel of Christ.
Christ demonstrated how precious every life is at every stage of development. He is truly the creator and “Author of life.”
It’s a marvel that we can “listen in” to Martin Luther’s own sermon on Luke 2, from Christmas 1544.
Christ humbled Himself and became a servant. We do likewise, freely, compelled by this Gospel.
Lutherans confess Scripture to be inerrant. We are also pledged — every one of us — to the Book of Concord.
The “problem of death” is a great opportunity to confess Jesus.
You are entering on a journey that will humble you and bring you to realize you are nothing and that Christ is everything.
The Church is a paradox. She is the Bride of Christ, ‘spotless,’ ‘holy.’ And yet she only appears in this world hidden under the guise of poor sinners.
This word of promise helps us face our anxieties and cry out in confidence to our Lord and Savior.