1 Corinthians, Lesson 19: The Corinthians Bring Heresy into the Lord’s Supper

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Paul now deals with a topic that he had earlier touched on in 1 Corinthians chapter 10: The Lord’s Supper. In this section, Paul was admonishing the Corinthians for straying from what he had “traditioned” to them. “In following the command [the mandate of the Lord’s Supper], I do not praise you… For I received […]

John 6:51-58: Unless…

Pelican representing Jesus

According to legend, in a time of starvation, a mother pelican may dig into the side of her chest until it bleeds to feed her chicks. And so starting from the 2nd century, the Church has adopted the pelican as a symbol for Christ. The pelican represents Christ on the cross because, like a pelican, […]

Infant Communion and the CTCR’s Response

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This is a theological paper that our pastor originally presented at his circuit winkel in November 2011.  It looks at infant communion from the Scriptures and also from within the history of the Church.  To open or save the PDF document, click on the link below. Infant and Early Communion (with Appendix) On September 13, 2014, the Lutheran […]

First Communion during the Lutheran Reformation

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This is our pastor’s article for SOTHLC ‘s November newsletter.   Today, almost all of us have grown up seeing infant baptism as the norm.  Later, a baptized child would finish confirmation around the 8th grade, and then he would receive his first communion.  That is what is normal for us. Yet, throughout history, we […]