What is the heart and soul of when God’s people gather around His gifts? The actions done or the faith in the works of Christ? The Roman Catholic Church was allowing various abuses of an unbloody sacrifice to make atonement for sins and to receive “filthy gain” from members for a personal Mass. The Mass was kept so that the focus would be on faith in Christ and to receive the forgiveness of sins by His blood and blood. Although the service might look similar, the actions of the pastor only have authority as it pertains to the Word and giving the fruits of HIs cross to sinners who need heavenly medicine. “Weary am I and heavy laden; With sin my soul is sore oppressed; Receive me graciously and gladden My heart for I am now Thy Guest. Lord, may Thy body and blood. Be for my soul the highest good.” LSB #618, st. 4
Rev. Dr. Rick Stuckwisch, District President of the Indiana District of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, joins Rev. Brady Finnern to study Article 24 of the Augsburg Confession.
Study the Lutheran Confession of Faith found in the Book of Concord with lively discussions led by host Rev. Brady Finnern, President of the LCMS Minnesota North District, and guest LCMS pastors. Join us as these Christ-confessing Concordians read through and discuss our Lutheran doctrine in the Book of Concord in order to gain a deeper understanding of our Lutheran faith and practical application for our vocations.
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