Welcome


Take a Survey


Help support this site:


Sermon List
Search
About

Login or Register

Luther Sayings

Terms of Use

YAAG
(lectionary)

Newsletter Articles or other writings

BOC readings - 3 year

BOC readings - 1 year

Bible in One Year

Bible in Two Years

5 mins with Luther














Pericope

           

A Reading from the Book of Concord
1 year series

February 23, 2014 - Sexagesima

The following reading from the CONCORDIA edition of the Book of Concord is for the Gospel, Luke 8:4-15 for the Sexagesima, February 23, 2014.

It is from Augsburg Confession, Article V.

Jesus' parable of the sower and the seed speaks of the Office of the Holy Ministry. God sows the seeds of faith, that is His Holy Word, through the ministers He sends out into the world. In the parable, Jesus shows how those things that attack and thwart the seed that is the Word of God, are actually seeking to end life itself—along with all the future fruit that life would otherwise produce.

The attached reading is formatted for the back of a standard CPH bulletin.

Pastor Kurt Hering
Layton, Utah

A READING FROM THE BOOK OF CONCORDSEXAGESIMA
AUGSBURG CONFESSIONTHE MINISTRY

1] That we may obtain this faith, the Ministry of Teaching the Gospel and administering the Sacraments was instituted. For through the Word and Sacraments, as through instruments, 2] the Holy Ghost is given, who works faith; where and when it pleases God, in them that hear 3] the Gospel, to wit, that God, not for our own merits, but for Christ's sake, justifies those who believe that they are received into grace for Christ's sake.

4] They condemn the Anabaptists and others who think that the Holy Ghost comes to men without the external Word, through their own preparations and works.



Condensed from CONCORDIA: THE LUTHERAN CONFESSIONS, copyright 2005,2006 by Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission. All rights reserved. To purchase a copy of CONCORDIA, call 800-325-3040.


Lord grant you faith in His grace alone
for your salvation unto eternal life. Amen



These are excerpts from the Book of Concord.



To receive Book of Concord Readings - 1 year series by email each week,
Subscribe to Book of Concord Weekly Readings
Email:
Visit this group
    



Unique Visitors: