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Wise Instruction: The Office of the Keys
Ash Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Pastor Steve Brown
The honest confession of one’s sins is a necessary, wise, and helpful spiritual discipline. This discipline is practiced both corporately and privately. Luther’s Small Catechism gives wise instruction on how to best practice this discipline. The greatest benefit from an honest confession of one’s sins is hearing and believing the words of absolution that give us the assurance of our forgiveness and salvation.
We encourage you to read through Luther’s explanation of Confession in the Small Catechism enough to become familiar with its teaching so that it can guide and enhance your practice of confessing your sins.
Lessons: 2 Corinthians 10:3-5, Revelation 1:17-18, Matthew 16:13-19
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