Category Archives: Pithy Quotations

“The faith that saves trusts in Christ alone. The faith that condemns trusts in self. The Divine Service is ordered so we might trust in Christ alone and not in ourselves.”

Rev. Robert Mayes, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Beemer, NE and Zion St. John Lutheran Church, Wisner, NE Jr. Catechesis — (Curriculum B: Biblical and Liturgical) Cat. 2: Commandments 1-3; Divine Service Structure), 2015, as found at “Catechesis in Normal Words“, Big Red Lutheran, James Howard DeLoach, Editor.

Catechesis Quotes from John T. Pless at 2016 BJS Conference

John T Pless at 2016 BJS ConferenceQuotations from John T. Pless speaking at the 2016 Brothers of John the Steadfast Conference in Tomball, Texas, as reported by Cafe’ Sola on Facebook.

“The small Catechism has been influential in bringing whole congregations into the Lutheran faith.”

“Even non Lutherans were using the Small Catechism for mission work!”

“A full 1/4th of the Lutheran pastors were dismissed after the (Saxon) visitation.”

“There is rhyme and reason to why Luther structured the Catechism the way he did, starting with the 10 Commandments.”

“Where is the faith transmitted? In God’s own small group, the family!”

“The antinomian controversy … it started in 1520, and it hasn’t ended yet!”