Means Of Grace: Wednesday's Word Of The Week

 Means of Grace:

The tools or instruments that God uses to create or sustain faith in the believer.
According to the Lutheran Confessions the means of grace are two:

  1. The Word of God in its various forms of presentation- spoken, read, sung, pictured, etc...
  2. The Sacraments.  According to the Lutheran Confessions the sacraments are identified as Baptism, Absolution and Communion.

The Sacraments are sometimes referred to as the 'visible means of grace' in that there is a visible element associated with them.

For More Definitions Go To: The Lutheran Lexicon