Where the Holy Trinity is present and received in faith, there cannot but be witness (martyría), mercy (díakonía) and life together (koinōnía). These three reflect God’s very being as Creator, Redeemer and Sanctifier, and encompass His holy and gracious will for all in Christ Jesus, namely that all come to believe in and bear witness to Christ, reflect divine compassion, and live together in forgiveness, love and joy in the Church (see The Augsburg Confession 1).
- LCMS President Matthew C. Harrison
This five-session study explores the biblical basis of WITNESS, MERCY, LIFE TOGETHER, the threefold emphasis of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Helpful explanations of Greek terms, and references to Bible passages addressing witness, mercy, and life together, are included.
To enhance your Bible study make sure you also pick up the DVD component
featuring four instructional videos by President Harrison (running time: 4 to 11 minutes each).
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