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Assignment Service Sermon: Alone with the LORD
Professor Tiefel preached this sermon for the 2012 Assignment Service. He encourages the candidates for ministry with Psalm 73 and how the Lord will never leave them. Ministry brings bright days, sad days, and busy days, ...
On the Establishment and Preservation of the Public Ministry
Stoeckhardt reiterates the fact that all Christians are given the duty to carry out the Great Commission, though it is our practice to single out those with special gifts to do so full-time. He encourages congregations to ...
Treasures in Jars of Clay: The Synergy Between the Instrumental and Ministerial Causes in God's Plan of Salvation
Hein explains, “The purpose of this paper is to examine the synergy that exists between God’s instrumental cause of salvation (the Gospel) and his ministerial cause of salvation (you and me). First, we will define what we ...
Defeatism in the Church: Its Nature, Danger and Cure
This essay, written at the height of the Great Depression, is a warning for Christians of every era against a sinful, defeatest attitude in the Church, and an exhortation to put our trust in the Lord.
Doctrinal Brief: Part-Time Pastors
Dr. Brug discusses part-time pastoral calls, specifically retirement calls and tent ministries. While recognizing that some congregations may have good reasons for being unable to support a full-time pastor, this should ...
Exegetical Brief: Romans 16:1,7 Phoebe, a Deacon? Junia, an Apostle?
In this exegetical brief Professor Zell examines Romans 16 and the context of the words “deacon” and “apostle.” He concludes with these words, “Whether Phoebe actually held the office of “deacon” remains uncertain. Including ...
Storytime with Professor Brug
Professor Brug reflects on his ministry: “The stories are not intended to be about one particular minister or about ministers in general but about the holy ministry of the Word. More specifically, how do people inside the ...
God's Timeless Word for Today's Ministry