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Did I Sign Up for This?!

“Did I sign up for this?” I know I asked that question on occasion. You too? The Gospel reading for this Sunday is the end of a lengthier segment. Jesus ...

Watch Yourself and Your Doctrine Closely

It’s easy as WELS pastors to read the first paragraph of Sunday’s gospel (Mt 7:15-29) and mentally check off this pericope as having no rebuke for us.  Jesus urges his ...

Give What You Command, O Lord!

“Give what you command [O Lord], and then command whatever you will.” In St. Augustine’s Confessions, that was his memorable way of capturing this comforting scriptural truth: God himself effectively ...

“Do Not Be Afraid!” The Urgent Message of Easter Messengers

What fears do you, like the two Marys in Sunday’s Gospel (Matthew 28:1-10), bring with you to the tomb this Easter week?  Perhaps never in our lifetimes has it been ...