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Our Father

Matthew 6:9, “Our Father, who is in Heaven…” (own Greek translation).

What does this mean? Luther explains in his Small Catechism, “With these words God wants to entice us, so that we come to believe He is truly our Father and we are truly His children, in order that we may ask Him boldly and with complete confidence, just as loving children ask their loving father” (1). 200 more words



This short story illustrates the thoughts and feelings that go through my mind every day as I suffer with social anxiety, and the comfort I daily receive from the Gospel. 2,023 more words


Ruth: Chapter 4 - Kinsman Redeemer

After Ruth had left for home, Boaz went to the city gate where he found the redeemer he had told Ruth about.

Boaz said to him, “Come, sit with me.” He came and sat with Boaz. 648 more words


Ruth: Chapter 3 - Ruth's Marriage Proposal

As time passed, Naomi grew increasingly concerned about Ruth being single. It was a Jewish woman’s right by the law of God to have a husband, especially a young one. 650 more words


The Bondage of the Will

John 1:12-13, But as many as received Him, He gave to them the ability to become children of God, to those who believe in His name, who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God  197 more words


Ruth: Chapter 2 - Ruth and Boaz

There was a man named Boaz, a mighty man of valor, who was a relative of Naomi’s husband, Elimelech. Having no food, Ruth took it upon herself to gather food for Naomi so she could eat. 997 more words


Water to Wine

1 On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2 Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. 743 more words