Español | The Church is born of water and the Word, and there also is her livelihood. She is the instrument of God’s mission, as stated by Luther in his explanation of Psalm 87, where he writes: “But it is clear that this proclamation is made in churches, parishes, and assemblies of the faithful, and so they themselves are the gates of Zion, because [it is] through them that everyone who is to be saved will enter.” This Church is built on the ministry of the Word. The ministry exists, “in, with, and under” the Church, but should never be confused with the Church. Continue reading
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“Invite…as many as you find. There should be no discriminations made. Send for men, women, young, old, everyone together. That’s how we are all called. So, “call everyone without discrimination, anyone you find!” That means, come, believe in Christ, let your self be baptized, hear the Gospel, love each other, that’s the invitation. Here you will find something to eat, that is – the forgiveness of sins, eternal life, victory over death and hell. This is how we call everybody. No one can say they haven’t been called. The servants go out and extend the invitation in every place and to all people.”
“Sermon on Matthew 22:1-14”, 1533