Fall 2017

Fall 2017
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Table of Contents

Check out all the great articles in the Fall 2017 issue of Higher Things Magazine.

Why Be a Lutheran?

You don’t to hold to the Lutheran confessions to be a Christian, but if you are looking for the clear proclamation of the Gospel as found in the Scriptures, those confessions won’t disappoint. Rev. Borghardt explains why this is the case by sharing his own story, which is all about Jesus.

On What—or Whom—Do We Stand?

It’s been 500 years since the curtains that obscured the Gospel began to part as Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses on the church door in Wittenberg! What’s at the heart of the Reformation? Find out as Rev. Hull recaps his plenary sessions from the San Antonio conference.

A Profound Mystery

There’s more to the “leave and cleave” aspect of marriage in Genesis 2 than meets the eye. Sandra sheds the light of Christ on this mystery that Paul describes in Ephesians 5.

Sometimes the Devil Loves It When You Pray

Sometimes we are afraid to be honest with God when we pray. Rev. Goodman encourages us to come before God openly since He knows the depths of our hearts anyway and loves us for the sake of His Son, Jesus.

Purpose and the Queen of Persia

Do you wonder what it is God wants you to do this life? Rev. Onken’s retelling of Queen Esther’s story will help to give you some perspective.

2017 Here I Stand Conference Photo Retrospective

Spot your friends, find your youth leader, or maybe even catch a glimpse of yourself in this whimsical collection of conference photos!

Leviticus: A Book of Shadow

If you’ve ever tried to tackle the book of Leviticus, you might have found yourself lost in a maze of ceremonial laws. However, Rev. Ogrodowicz encourages you to look at this book through the lens of Jesus because it will reveal God’s amazing plan of grace for His people throughout the ages.

Making the Case to Be a CCV

Katelyn provides yet another enthusiastic report as one of our College Conference Volunteers. Perhaps her experiences will spur you on to apply for one of the Sanctified 2018 Higher Things conferences!

Catechism: The 10 Commandments: A Summary

Rev. Cwirla succinctly sums up his series on the Ten Commandments and revisits that nagging question: If we’re baptized children of God why do we need the Law?

Bible Study: Sometimes the Devil Loves It When You Pray

Be sure to check out this sample of one of our student Bible studies which links up with Rev. Harrison Goodman’s article on p. 10.