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Archives From - December,2010

Harvest Festival Service in Hecla

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Post Date: December, 2010
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“Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name!  Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your Read More

Immanuel — God with Us!

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Post Date: December, 2010
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Surveying CLC History From the 25th Anniversary Booklet (1985) “Reflections – Projections” “Projection” Number Twelve of twelve (series concluded) Pastor Norbert Reim (1918-2007) How we humans would love to draw aside the curtain and take a peek into what is to come! What do the next years hold in store for the Church of the Read More

Jacob in Egypt

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Post Date: December, 2010
Post Categories: Bible History,Old Testaments
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“All History is GOD’S STORY!”  – No. 23 in series: Genesis chapters 46-50 “…few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, and they have not attained to the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.”  Genesis 47:9 Jacob was standing beforethe Pharaoh of Egypt when he Read More

South-East Pastoral Conference

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Post Date: December, 2010
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South-East Pastoral Conference • January 18-21, 2011 Zion Ev. Lutheran Church • Atlanta (Lawrenceville), Georgia Agenda:
  • New Testament Exegesis, Colossians 3:15ff—Pastor Matthew Hanel
  • Old Testament Exegesis, Genesis 2:1ff—Pastor Aaron Ude
  • Isagogical study of Zechariah—Pastor Roland Read More

The “Salt” of Scripture

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Post Date: December, 2010
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“For everyone will be seasoned with fire, and every sacrifice will be seasoned with salt. Salt is good, but if the salt loses its flavor, how will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace with one another.” Mark 9:49-50 Read More

The Festival of the Father

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Post Date: December, 2010
Post Categories: Church Year
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He (God) did not give His Son for the purpose of coming to straighten us out. Of all our customs at Christmas time, gift giving is perhaps the most universal. It may also be the most exciting custom, at least in the minds of children who can’t wait to see what they will get for Christmas. When a gift is received, it’s natural to want to Read More

The Old Paths

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Post Date: December, 2010
Post Categories: Daily Life
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“…God and God alone can teach the truth, for He only is the source and foundation of truth. Hence those who proclaim the Word of God must exercise supreme care that what they preach is the Word of God. This can be accomplished only when the messenger bases his message squarely upon and makes it consonant with the written Word of God, the Read More

“Christmas is giving!”

How often haven’t we heard that statement? And properly understood, it is correct. However, the majority of people who hear that statement would think of the giving of gifts, the giving of love, the giving of help and kindness. None of that is wrong except that it misses the real point of Christmas, the Read More

Yes, We Believe in Angels!

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Post Date: December, 2010
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A Christmas Sermonette… As the opening narration for the children’s service will tell us, our Christmas Eve service is constructed around Dr. Martin Luther’s hymn “From Heaven Above to Earth I Come,” echoing the Christmas angel delivering the good news of the Savior’s birth. I would summarize my remarks this evening with the Read More