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September 11, 2011 - Pentecost 13, Proper 19, series A

The following reading from the CONCORDIA edition of the Book of Concord is for the LSB series A Psalm 103:10 for the Pentecost 13, Proper 19, series A, September 11, 2011.

It is from Formula of Concord, Solid Declaration, Article V, page 556.

No one knows God until he knows the God of mercy who does not deal with us according to our sins.

Click here for the reading formatted for the back of a standard CPH bulletin.

Pastor Doug May
Socorro, New Mexico

A READING FROM THE BOOK OF CONCORDPENTECOST 13, PROPER 19, SERIES A
FORMULA OF CONCORD, SOLID DECLARATIONARTICLE V, THE LAW AND THE GOSPEL

The Gospel is properly a doctrine that teaches that God's Son, our Lord Christ, has taken upon Himself and borne the Law's curse and has atoned and paid for all our sins. Through Him alone we enter into favor with God, receive forgiveness of sins through faith and are delivered from death and all punishments of sins, and are eternally saved.

Everything that comforts, that offers God's favor and grace to transgressors of the Law, is, and is properly called, the Gospel. It is a good and joyful message that God will not punish sins, but will forgive them for Christ's sake. Every sinner ought to believe (i.e., place his confidence) in the Lord Christ alone. For Christ "was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification." "He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God," "whom God made our wisdom and our righteousness and sanctification and redemption." His obedience is credited to us for righteousness before God. The Gospel "is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes," which preaches righteousness. Dr. Luther taught that the knowledge of God from the Gospel is far different from that which is taught and learned from the Law. The pagans had a knowledge of God from the natural law. But they neither knew Him nor glorified Him correctly. (paragraphs 20-22)



Condensed from CONCORDIA: THE LUTHERAN CONFESSIONS, copyright 2005,2006 by Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission. All rights reserved. To purchase a copy of CONCORDIA, call 800-325-3040.

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