The Lutheran Difference: Sacrament Wrap-Up

This entry is part 22 of 34 in the series The Lutheran Difference.

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve discussed the Lutheran sacraments, namely Baptism and Holy Communion. For Lutherans, these are not symbolic gestures, but ways that God has chosen to distribute the grace that is ours through Christ. Baptism adopts us into His family. Communion is the way He feeds…

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The Lutheran Difference: The Sacraments

This entry is part 16 of 34 in the series The Lutheran Difference.

If I had to pick one thing that set Lutherans apart from other Christians, it’d probably be our understanding of the Sacraments. So let’s start with a definition. To Lutherans, a sacrament is a sacred act, instituted by God, in which God Himself has joined His Word of promise to…

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The Lutheran Difference: The Means of Grace

This entry is part 15 of 34 in the series The Lutheran Difference.

So I’ll be honest. I wasn’t sure if I should include this entry or not. See, here’s the thing: I’ve been raised in a Lutheran bubble. My dad was a pastor and his dad was a pastor too. I attended my dad’s church all throughout my childhood and youth. When…

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