Divine Service Summary – Sunday, 12 January 2020
Title: God’s presence
Bible verse: Mark 1: 22
And they were astonished at His teaching, for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
Message: Jesus Christ acts with authority.
- Jesus received authority from God. That which He preached is the revelation of the divine will and is thus binding for the salvation of man.
- Jesus does not keep His authority for Himself, but also allows His Apostles to share in it.
- We believe in the authority and ambassadorship of those who proclaim the word of God and dispense the sacraments.
- This belief creates the certainty that word and sacrament serve for our salvation.