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“Jesus–The Lamb of God”

Search for the word “Lamb” in the hymns found in Lutheran Service Book and you find quite a few, about 70. 70 hymns in our hymnal use the word “Lamb” in one or more verses, and more often than not, lamb refers, not to a child of God, but to Jesus.

Take for instance the hymn entitled, “The Lamb,” often sung during the season of Lent (and in the section entitled, “Redeemer,” LSB 547). The first verse alone is pregnant with meaning, and quite related to today’s Gospel:

The Lamb, the Lamb, O Father, where’s the sacrifice?

Faith sees, believes God will provide the Lamb of price!…

Jn01.29-42a, Epiphany 2, 2011A.pdf

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“Jesus is the Light”

“Jesus Christ is the Light of the World.” “The Light no darkness can overcome” (Evening Prayer, Lutheran Service Book, p243, based on John 8:12; 1:5)

These words which begin the liturgy for Evening Prayer apply here and now just as much as the words from St. Matthew’s Gospel now apply. Isaiah the prophet, writing hundreds of years earlier by inspiration of the Holy Spirit, prophesied of the Light which was to come (Isaiah 9:1-2). That Light was Christ. That Light is Christ…

Mt04.12-25, Epiphany 3, 2011A.pdf

Sermon Preached at Rev. Matthew Harrison’s Installation into the Office of LCMS President

Read it!!! May the Lord move us to repentance and remain faithful in the midst of today’s challenges and temptations.

ObareSermon.Sept11,2010.Harrison’sInstallation.pdf

Does Being Lutheran Still Matter?

In short, the answer is a resounding YES! Read the PDF to learn more. Confessional Lutheranism DOES mean something–more than something–confessional Lutherans confess Christ in their teaching (doctrine) and by their practice.

DoesBeingLutheranStillMatter.pdf

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