Concordia Theological Monthly

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hope, death, life, resurrection, easter, faith, christian

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Some of the great festivals that Christians (in our country) celebrate appeal to us, some do not. In a way we respond to some of them, but others estrange us: we do not know what to do with them. Many people obviously feel that Christmas has value for them. Regardless of what they think about it, they nevertheless have the feeling that God comes close to them again and that in His nearness they find human warmth. The "Totensonntag" (Sunday of repentance and prayer, last in the Trinity season) affects people who mourn their dead. We can even understand Good Friday. When we see and hear how One who is forsaken by God dies on the cross, we sense that this death might have similarity to our fate.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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1 Corinthians 15:26;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars