The Office of the Keys as the Office of Preaching and Teaching

Mark LovettWhat is the Office of the Keys? Pr. Matt Lovett connects it not just with the confessing and being absolved of individual sins, but also with the confession of the faith and the office of preaching and teaching–the Office of the Ministry. How and why? Listen!

Read Pr. Lovett’s paper, “The Office of the Keys as the Office of Preaching and Teaching.”

One thought on “The Office of the Keys as the Office of Preaching and Teaching”

  1. Thanks, guys, for letting me participate.
    I do have one correction: toward the end of the segment I said that Jesus doesn’t say, “If he listens to the church.” Our Lord does say that – I misspoke.
    What I was trying to say is that listening to the Church is listening to the apostles’ and keeping the good confession of St. Matthew 16.
    So when one listens to the Church he is listening to the apostolic confession and teaching. If he doesn’t listen to the Church, those who hear and say “Amen” to the apostles, then he is to be as a tax collector or foreigner.

    Sorry for the misquote of Holy Writ! (There’s probably some stark irony here.)

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