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What is saving faith?

If even the demons believe that there is a God, what is saving faith?

Even though he is dead

Harlan Leistikow helped me to write his funeral sermon. Here is the story of how it happened.

A good death

What is a good death? There is, but only one kind.

My most difficult sermon

Let me be honest with you, if I may. Some sermons are harder to preach than others. Today is one of these times for me. This morning we...

Even the demons

You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that - and shudder. The three sentences quoted above come from the New...

A huge problem

Although Christians don’t like to admit it, we have a big problem when it comes to the truth.

The simple answer

I’m a sinner. I need a Savior. If you were to ask me why I'm a Christian, this is the simple answer I would give you. If you were to ask...

There is a name for it: Theodicy

God is pure love. God is all powerful. God is all-knowing. These are basic tenets of the Christian faith. Why then is there so much...

The pursuit of happiness

“We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable...

Inexpressible Joy

If someone were to ask you, “Why are you a Christian,” what would you say? If someone were to ask you, “Why are you a Lutheran,” how...

No Good

I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord, apart from You I have no good thing.” I love this passage from Psalm 16. For some time now it has...

Who knows?

Ecclesiastes is one of those short, hard to find, books in the Old Testament. Sadly, we rarely hear it in church; it's included only...

It was no accident

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. This is the very first sentence of the Bible. In the beginning God created the...

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