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Member of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
We are Located in Maryville, Tennessee.

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Luther Sparked Church and Societal Reforms

Martin Luther’s preaching and various writings sparked not only reforms within the church, but new ideas in art, music, science, politics, education, and family life that lasted well beyond the middle ages. “Scripture was made more readily available by Luther’s translation into German. Friends of Luther did the same into English. The Reformation changed society…

Martin Luther: The Conservative Reformer

Many people believe Martin Luther, the father of the Reformation, was a rabble-rouser, a rebel in the Catholic church who pushed for its split, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. “It’s a common misconception that Martin Luther sought to be the founder of a new religion, a cult, or even a denomination. Luther…

The Word of Truth (Martin Luther’s Legacy)

In a lecture ca.1516, Luther said, “The earth is full to overflowing with all manner of filth and teaching: the people are loaded down with…laws, so many opinions…so many superstitions, that the Word of Truth is hardly audible…For everything rests on the preaching of the Word. As it is written, ‘He has called us through…

Wanted: Dead or Alive

  500 years ago, a young monk from a small town of Eisleben, Germany presented 95 Theses that set in motion reforms in the church and world. His name was Martin Luther.   Initially, Luther desired to correct some abuses within the Roman Catholic Church concerning indulgences and purgatory, but his challenges to the status…

Train Derailment and Chemical Fire

Dear Friends in Christ, Thus far, everyone I’ve checked with is okay from Praise Lutheran Church which is in the region of the train derailment and chemical spill/fire which took place northwest of our church in Maryville, TN. The accident, it would appear, was less than a mile from the church as the crow flies. Five…