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Word for the Day

God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. (John 3:17)

Pastor Spencer – The single mission of Jesus’ first coming was to absorb the full penalty for the sins of the world. This He did by living perfectly according to His Father’s holy will, and dying completely forsaken by Him in the place of each and every human being. His mission was totally accomplished. Christ was not sent into the world as an angry Judge, but the Lamb of God, the Redeemer, the Savior. Through faith in Him, any person, no matter how much a “sinner” obtains eternal life in heaven. In His Second Coming, then, Jesus will be the Judge, and will condemn all who refuse His free gift of salvation. This Coming will truly be terrifying for all unbelievers. May God grant them repentance and faith – and keep us in the same!

Who Are We? - What is a Lutheran?

The answer to this question is simply this, “A Lutheran is a person who believes, teaches, and confesses all the truths of God’s Word as they are summarized and confessed in the Book of Concord.” The Book of Concord contains the Lutheran confessions of faith.

Perhaps you have attended an ordination of a pastor and heard him promise that he will perform the duties of his office in accord with the Lutheran Confessions. Also, when people are received into membership into a Lutheran congregation through confirmation they are asked if they confess the doctrine of the Confessional Lutheran Church as contained in the Book of Concord to be faithful and true.

These solemn promises indicate to us just how important the Lutheran Confessions are for our church. Let’s take a look at the various items contained in the Book of Concord and then see why the Lutheran Confessions are so important for being a Lutheran.

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What is an “unconditional subscription” to the Confessions?

Confessional Lutheran pastors are required to “subscribe” unconditionally to the Lutheran Confessions because they are a pure exposition of the Word of God. This way our pastors and every member, is able to say simply, clearly, and without reservation or qualification what it is that he believes to be the truth of God’s Word.

An unconditional subscription is nothing more or less than the solemn declaration which an individual makes under oath that he accepts the doctrinal content of our Lutheran Confessions, because he recognizes the fact that they are in full agreement with Scripture and do not contradict Scripture on any point, whether of major or minor importance; and that he therefore heartily believes this divine truth and is determined to proclaim and live this doctrine.

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Service Times & Map

Sunday

Pastor Q & A: 9:00 AM

Adult Bible Time: 9:30 AM

No Children's Bible Time until September

Worship: 10:25 AM

Fellowship: 11:30 AM


Tuesday

Bible Break 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM

No Tuesday Bible Break the months of July and August


Wednesday Worship during Advent and Lent

6:00 PM - Light Supper

7:00 PM - Vesper Service

Trinity Orthodox Lutheran Church
4422 Snyder Boulevard
Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635
P: (520) 458-5897

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