Concordia Theological Monthly

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grace, teaching, christian, luther, ministry, st. paul, doctrine, gratia, pelagian

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Whenever St. Paul had occasion to speak of his work in the Christian ministry, his thoughts dwelt on one subject: "The Gospel of the grace of God." At a conference at Miletus he characterized his ministry thus : "None of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy and the ministry which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the Gospel of the grace of God," Acts 20, 24. On the present occasion we cannot, and we would not, speak on any other subject. Let us single out this particular point: The great need, the one great need, of the Church is "the Gospel of the grace of God.''


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Ephesians 2:8; Romans 3:24; Mark 16:15; Titus 2:11; Jeremiah 33:16; Acts 20:32;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars