Concordia Theological Monthly

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disciples, authority, apostle, apostolate, apostolic, commission, jewish, rabbi

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Our Lutheran Confessions state: "We believe, reach, and confess that the sole rule and standard according to which all dogmas together with all teachers should be estimated and judged are the prophetic and apostolic Scriptures of the Old and of the New Testament alone." In using the word "apostolic," they are confessing to something which is not merely a historical but also a theological entity. For the conception "apostle" and "apostolic" is one which is determined entirely by its relationship to the Lord, who establishes the apostolate and sends the apostles.


History of Christianity

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Isaiah 6:8; 1 Samuel 25:40; 2 Samuel 10:1; Acts 9:1; John 15:16; Matthew 21:23; Mark 4:10; Matthew 7:24; Mark 3:14; Matthew 10:1; Mark 6:7; Luke 9:1; Luke 24:36; Matthew 16:13; Matthew 16:17; Matthew 5:3; Matthew 10:8; Matthew 13:11;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars