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Archives From - July,2013

“Spiritual Nones”—Some Thoughts

Written by Paul Fleischer
Post Date: July, 2013
Post Categories: From a Pastor's Desk,Series
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Recently this writer, a pastor, caught some self-described “non-denominational Christians” off guard. In connection with a pre-marriage counseling class, we remarked to the couple: “More and more religious people are becoming Nones.” “Really?!” “Yes, but the word is spelled n-o-n-e-s.” “Oh!” came the retort—and everyone snickered. A brief discussion followed on the roles which organized […] Read More

“Read…Ponder…Share

Written by Lutheran Spokesman
Post Date: July, 2013
Post Categories: Editorials,From the Editor
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June is subscription month for the Lutheran Spokesman. In that connection the usual appeal went out to CLC pastors nationwide, seeking their help in the promotion of the magazine in their respective congregations. The latest appeal prompted the following response from one of the pastors regarding “disposal” of the monthly issues. “’What to do with […] Read More

“Spot Your Own Plank First”

Written by Bruce Naumann
Post Date: July, 2013
Post Categories: From a Pastor's Desk,Series
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I’ll never forget the day I was working underneath my rusty, little pickup truck. I was foolishly banging around on the muffler without wearing any eye protection.  When a shower of rust and dust fell into my face, one tiny flake lodged firmly onto the surface of my eye. After a sleepless night of weeping, wiping, […] Read More

Baptism: Mere Ceremony or a Sacrament?

Written by Jay Hartmann
Post Date: July, 2013
Post Categories: Devotions,Lead Story,Opening Devotion
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 Our title may seem at first to be a silly question, but assuredly it is not.  In the religious world of our day doctrine is no longer a matter of Scriptural integrity but is rather a matter of popular vote. We have seen this for some time and understand well that our Lord says: “For […] Read More

CLC Teachers’ Conference 2012

Written by Lutheran Spokesman
Post Date: July, 2013
Post Categories: CLC Events,News & Events
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Douglas Libby • Reporter The 2012 CLC Teachers’ Conference convened Wednesday through Friday, October 17-19, in Hales Corners, Wis., enjoying the hospitality of Messiah Lutheran Church and School. Masterpieces of Christ was the conference theme (based on Ephesians 2:10):  “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand […] Read More

Led by God

Written by Wayne Eichstadt
Post Date: July, 2013
Post Categories: Articles,Old Testaments
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Moses prayed for it at Mt. Sinai when he said,   “If Your Presence does not go with  us, do not bring us up from here.”     Gideon wanted to be certain he had it, so he asked for the signs of wet fleece on dry ground and dry fleece on wet ground (Judges 6:36ff). King […] Read More

Mercy and Compassion Prevail

Written by David Reim
Post Date: July, 2013
Post Categories: Series,The Miracles of Christ
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And He entered the synagogue again, and a man was there who had a withered hand. So they watched Him closely, whether He would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse Him. And He said to the man who had the withered hand, “Step forward.” Then He said to them, “Is it […] Read More

Remember Where You Came From

Written by John Klatt
Post Date: July, 2013
Post Categories: Series,Studies in Titus
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Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all humility to all men. For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and […] Read More

Respect for Religion but with Doubts

Written by David Koenig
Post Date: July, 2013
Post Categories: Encounters of a Spiritual Kind,Series
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(Second of a Series) Then one of the Pharisees asked Him to eat with him. And He went to the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to eat. And behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at the table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask […] Read More

SECURE WEALTH

Written by Daniel Feischer
Post Date: July, 2013
Post Categories: Cross Purposes,Series
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Anyone who follows the political scene knows that the United States, the individual states, and the cities are in financial crisis.  Politicians talk the subject to death but exhibit little fortitude to do the hard things that will balance the books. Instead, many seem to get particular pleasure out of targeting those whose honest labor […] Read More