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Archives From - December,2011

January 2- 7

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Post Date: December, 2011
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2 Mark 1:21-34 -THL 114 Jesus worked Saturdays AND Sundays! 3 Luke 4:14-30- THL 60 Was He Joseph’s boy, or God’s Messiah? 4Read More

Jesus, the Great Fulfiller

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Post Date: December, 2011
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Meditations On Jesus’s Sermon On The Mount Matthew chapters Five through Seven “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. Whoever Read More

Jesus, the Model Sufferer

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Post Date: December, 2011
Post Categories: Portraits of Christ
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So Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword into the sheath. Shall I not drink the cup which My Father has given Me?” (John 18:11) OK… raise your hand if you like pain… anyone? Who enjoys suffering… anyone? It’s fair to say that human beings are averse to suffering. The moment a headache or sore muscle begins to bother… there Read More

Seventy Five Years in Nigeria

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Post Date: December, 2011
Post Categories: NCLC
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Original Lutheran mission work began in Nigeria with Danish missionaries in 1913. This then was later supported by American Lutherans. For those of our background in the Lutheran Synodical Conference, the work in Nigeria is dated from 1936, so that this year (2011) is the 75th anniversary of that beginning. Read More

The Apologetical Encounter

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Post Date: December, 2011
Post Categories: Christian Apologetics
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"The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ."  (2 Corinthians 10:4-5) Read More

The Only Savior

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Post Date: December, 2011
Post Categories: Cross Purposes
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Before the fall into sin there was no need for salvation. Adam and Eve already enjoyed perfect bliss and happiness in paradise. But since the fall and the consequent loss of paradise, restoration of perfect bliss and happiness (eternal salvation) is regained only through the One who was promised by the Father and who came from the Father to rescue Read More

Thoughts About Christmas Greetings

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Post Date: December, 2011
Post Categories: Church Year
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I got to thinking about some of the Christmas greetings we hear and use. Out in the world it has become controversial to use a truly Christian Christmas greeting. We hear people exclaim “Happy Holidays!” with great exuberance, but that greeting rings artificial for the child of God. Read More