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.
Thoughts from Pastor Tom Eckstein on how to give an articulate and loving response—from Scripture—for those who think that same-sex behavior is something we should be proud about and affirm.
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.