C.F.W. Walther was the first president of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and president of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. He remains the most influential theologian to arise from the Synodical Conference. He is most well known for his book The Proper Distinction Between Law and Gospel, and his contributions to the debate on God's eternal election. Though a dogmatic thinker, Walther was primarily a pastoral theologian. He served at Trinity Lutheran Church in St Louis from 1841 until his death in 1877.
This volume is a compilation of several of Walther's sermons. These sermons are edifying as well as theologically rigorous. In these messages, Walther shows a great concern for the believer's life in Christ. He is a careful expositor of God's Word, a studied dogmatician, and a caring shepherd of Christ's church.
Along with these sermons, this book contains an treatise consisting of questions and answers on the doctrine of election in which Walther navigates his way between synergism and Calvinism.