I am indebted to Rev. W.M. Cwirla for some thoughts on this text. Soli Deo Gloria! In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit Most dangerous things have a fail-safe device. A fail-safe device responds in a way that will cause no harm, or at least […]
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In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit Contrary to what some might believe, the devil exists and he affects mankind. Those who confess there is a devil might be called superstitious in this post-enlightenment world. Why anyone would not believe the devil exists boggles the […]
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Spiritual Warfare Matthew 4:1-11 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. When the disciples asked the Lord to teach them to pray, among the things He told them to pray to the Father was, “And lead us not into temptation.” It might seem strange, […]
In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit Luther’s explanation of the Sixth Petition of the Lord’s Prayer begins with perhaps the four most unbelievable words in his Small Catechism: God tempts no one. If God tempts no one, then why are we tempted? Holy Scripture gives […]