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November 25, 2012 - Last Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 29, series B

The following reading from the CONCORDIA edition of the Book of Concord is for the Gospel, Mark 13:24-37 for the Last Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 29, series B, November 25, 2012.

It is from Apology of the Augsburg Confession, Article VII&VIII, page 144.

During times of tribulation, though many may fall away, God's word and faithful believers, the church, will always exist. Don't be distracted, but stay awake and continue faithfully in your calling.

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Pastor Doug May
Socorro, New Mexico

A READING FROM THE BOOK OF CONCORDLAST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST, PROPER 29, SERIES B
APOLOGY OF THE AUGSBURG CONFESSIONTHE CHURCH

The Church is defined by the Third Article of the Creed, which teaches us to believe that there is a holy Catholic Church. The wicked indeed are not a holy Church. The words that follow, namely, "the communion of saints," seems to be added in order to explain what the Church signifies: the congregation of saints, who have with each other the fellowship of the same Gospel or doctrine and the same Holy Spirit, who sanctifies, and governs their hearts.

This article has been presented for a necessary reason. We see the infinite dangers that threaten the destruction of the Church. In the Church itself, the number of the wicked who oppress it is too high to count. Therefore, this article in the Creed shows us these consolations in order that we may not despair, but may know that the Church will remain ‹until the end of the world›. No matter how great the multitude of the wicked is, we may know that the Church still exists and Christ provides those gifts He has promised to the Church—to forgive sins, to hear prayer, to give the Holy Spirit. It says Church catholic, in order that we may not understand the Church to be an outward government of certain nations. Rather, the Church is people scattered throughout the whole world. They agree about the Gospel and have the same Christ, the same Holy Spirit, and the same Sacraments... (paragraphs 7-10)



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.

These are excerpts from the Book of Concord.



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