Concordia Theological Monthly

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bible study, ministry, preaching, christian faith, lutheran, layman, pastoral, doctrine, education

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


At its 44th regular convention (1959) our church resolved "that the Synod reemphasize to its congregations the central place which the Bible has in Lutheran theology and the importance of Bible study in parish life and work." While in its theology our Synod has always emphasized the doctrine of Holy Scripture, the corresponding practice in the life of the church (as also in other ages) has left much to be desired. Bible use has not always reflected the church's teaching on Holy Scripture. It is for this reason that in every generation the church needs to ask itself: Is the church giving lay Bible study the place and the status which it deserves if the church is to have the vitality it needs for its mission?


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Romans 17:10; 1 Peter 2:9;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars