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The purpose of Even unto Death: The Spiritual Armory of the Evangelical Lutheran Church is to serve as a resource for Lutheran congregations to understand what it means to be Lutheran and why it matters in our spiritual warfare. Similarly, the purpose of this retreat is to assist congregational elders in evaluating the practices and activities of their congregations to determine if they bear faithful witness to the teachings of Scripture. I recommend congregational elders first complete Even to Death before engaging in the retreat.


congregations, lutheran, gospel, jonah, solomon, elders, scripture, nineveh, sacramental, liturgical


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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep

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2 Corinthians 11:13; 2 Corinthians 10:4; 1 Kings 11:5-6; 1 John 2:18-19, 22; 1 John 4:4; 1 John 4:1-3; 1 John 1:5—2:11; Romans 1:18; Ephesians 4:11-12; Acts 8:26; Acts 6-7; Acts 16:11; Acts 18:1; Acts 9:36; Acts 9:31; James 5:20; 1 Kings 11: 10; Psalm 122:1; Psalm 26:8; Acts 2:42; Acts 2:46-47; Luke 15:10; 2 Timothy 4:7-8; 2 Chronicles 20:15; 1 Corinthians 11:17;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars

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An Evangelical Lutheran Presence: A Retreat for Congregational Elders