congregation, preacher, ministry
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
Our question does not simply ask in what way Christ speaks through the minister's sermon, but in what way Christ speaks through the ministry: Hence our first thesis treats of this office (diakonia), the ministerium ecclesiasticum. It is neither possible nor necessary to adduce a locus classicus for the institution of this office: we have such only for the Apostolic office. But Gospels and Epistles alike reveal the same factual situation - the "office" is there! Word and Sacrament require it and, as it were, create it as their own instrument.
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Ephesians 4:11; 1 Corinthians 12:28; 1 Corinthians 14:33; 2 Corinthians 4:1-2; Matthew 21:16; Philippians 1:18;
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
"In What Way Does Christ Speak Through the Ministry?,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 23, Article 39.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol23/iss1/39