Grow in God's Word
Today's Devotion
The Basement – February 17, 2019
The Long Walk – February 16, 2019
A Friend in a High Place – February 15, 2019
Today's Devotion - Audio
The Basement – February 17, 2019
The Long Walk – February 16, 2019
A Friend in a High Place – February 15, 2019
Forward in Christ Magazine
A gospel-filled life: Part 1
Merging for mission – Part 1
Ambassadors: Help them see Jesus : Part 4
Faith Related Q and A
I was raised in the CLC and later, in my thirties, started attending WELS congregations. For many of those years I never fully believed the Lutheran teaching on the real presence. The Bible did not convince me that it was the proper understanding. I left the Lutheran church several years ago, however, I'm not afraid of being wrong and changing my position if the Scriptures show me that I'm wrong. My question: I was told as a Lutheran that the simple words of Christ himself, "This is my body, this is my blood" is sufficient proof to support the teaching of the real presence. However, in John 6 Christ talks about himself and of eating his body and drinking his blood. Yet in "The People's Bible" the author says that this language was to be understood figuratively, not literally. I am in agreement with the author and think that it would be supportive of my understanding of the Lord's Supper if Christ's words in Matt. 26:26 were not taken literally. So the question becomes: Why is Matt. 26:26 taken literally and John 6:53 figuratively?
Is Holy Communion symbolic?
Can a non-Lutheran guest, who regularly attends a Presbyterian church, receive Communion at a WELS church?
Through My Bible In 3 Years
Through My Bible Yr 2 – February 17
Through My Bible Yr 2 – February 16
Through My Bible Yr 2 – February 15
Through My Bible In 3 Years - Audio
Through My Bible Yr 2 – February 17
Through My Bible Yr 2 – February 16
Through My Bible Yr 2 – February 15
The "Through My Bible" reading series is designed to take only a few minutes each day. Start anytime and pick it back up with the current day if you happen to miss a few days.
To help you through your Bible study, consider this:
Peter the Barber once asked Martin Luther how he, an ordinary kind of guy, could read the Bible with profit. Luther answered: Ask yourself...

1. What does God tell me here?
2. What makes me glad?
3. What makes me sad?
4. What do I want to pray for?
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