Concordia Theological Monthly

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gospel, preaching, sins, law, forgiveness, sermons, faith, redemption, doctrine

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


With all of our glorying in the Gospel and our striving to retain purity of doctrine, is it possible that there is too little preaching of the Gospel in The Lutheran Church -Missouri Synod? It's not only possible; I fear that it's highly probable. This is not a blanket accusation against every pastor in Synod. One can judge only from the sermons that one hears and reads. Nor is this written to be sensational or critical. In this respect I am perhaps "the chief of sinners"; I have sometimes by-passed the Gospel. The Scriptures remind us to "exhort one another daily while it is called Today." Heb. 3:13. We are to "examine ourselves." We should "search and try our ways." Lam. 3:40.


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Hebrews 3:13; Lamentations 3:40;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars