Concordia Theological Monthly

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holy spirit, luther, preaching, sermons, baptism, faith, soul

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


"In our day the Holy Spirit suffers great ignominy," sighed Luther, in reference to current doctrinal misunderstanding. "In our day the Holy Spirit suffers great ignominy," might be a contemporary comment on neglect of the worship of, and witness to, the Holy Spirit. It has become almost a rubric to bemoan this neglect on Whitsunday, the third great feast of the church year, but this complaint is often followed by a tendency to contribute to the neglect and the ignominy through silence from the pulpit, as far as a living concern for the work of the Holy Spirit is concerned, on the other days of the year.


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John 3:1-15; Luke 1:26-38; Luke 1:39-56; Luke 1:57-80; Luke 2:22-32; Matthew 4:1-11; John 14:23-31; John 15:16-16:4; John 16:5-15; John 20:19-31;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars