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Looking ahead to August

In August, Pastor Paul will continue to preach on the assigned 2nd lessons from Romans as interpreted by Martin Luther in his 1516 lectures to students at Wittenberg University.

August 5, 6, 7 “Christ’s Love Suffers for Us” Romans 9:1-5

The Apostle Paul’s longing for salvation of the Jews was interpreted by Martin Luther as a metaphor of Christ’s love that suffered for us.

August 12, 13, 14 Romans 10:5-15 and Matthew 12:22-33

Pastor Paul is in his hometown, Columbus, Indiana, this weekend where he is portraying Martin Luther at a special event celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

Synodically Authorized Minister Pamela Scott preaches and presides at Holy Communion Saturday and Sunday. S.A.M. Cheryl Schnirring presides at Holy Communion and leads the discussion of Holy Scripture on Monday.

August 19, 20, 21 “God Is Faithful” Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32

Martin Luther understood that the Apostle Paul’s persecution of Christians prior to his conversation was a sign of God’s faithfulness to all people.

August 26, 27, 28 “A Christian Ethic” Romans 12:1-8

In 1516 Martin Luther began his lecture on Romans 12:1-8 by saying, “The apostle is about to teach a Christian ethic.” 

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