Talking Points with Pastor Lucas | A focus for mission & ministry

Talking Points with Pastor Lucas | A focus for mission & ministry

God works through what happens every day in the congregations of our District and in all of our individual lives. In order to have sustained vitality and hope for vibrant mission and ministry in our troubled and exhilarating times, everything we do should be framed by our love for the Lord, our love for people, and our love for our Lutheran theology.

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Vision for our District: A focus for mission & ministry

Vision for our District: A focus for mission & ministry

MN South District (LCMS) President, Rev. Dr. Lucas V. Woodford, shares his vision statement for the District. Let all we do be framed by the following three-fold priority: love the Lord, love people, and love our Lutheran theology. President Woodford shares a brief summary of what each of these priorities means, and then expands on their biblical foundation with an exposition of the parable of the good Samaritan in Luke 10:25-37.

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Talking Points with Pastor Lucas | Not by your own reason or strength

Talking Points with Pastor Lucas  | Not by your own reason or strength

It is not by our own reason or strength that we come to a saving faith—as the explanation of the Third Article in the Small Catechism so boldly states. It is only by the Helper—the Holy Spirit—that we are reborn to faith through baptism and the Gospel. By grace alone, we rest on the reason and strength of Christ alone.

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