Individual confession and absolution is retained in the Lutheran Church. The power of the keys (Matthew 16:19, John 20:19-23) is God’s voice sounding from heaven that, in faith, Christ has forgiven your sins. Instead of us making satisfaction by going to confession, Christ has made full satisfaction, so we simply receive the fruits of the cross by His called servants. Absolution is meant to bring consolation to an anxious conscience which we need to hear each day. “Jesus sinners doth receive; Oh may all this saying ponder. Who in sin’s delusions live, and from God and heaven wander! Here is hope for all who grieve: Jesus sinners doth receive.” LSB #600 st. 1
Rev. Dr. Steve Schave, Executive Director of Lutheran Association of Missionaries and Pilots (LAMP) joins Rev. Brady Finnern to study Confession in Article 25 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.
Do you have questions about this program? Email Andrew.Bates@kfuo.org or call at (314) 996-1519.