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“Judge Not…” — and the Lutheran Reformation

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Post Date: October, 2013
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The Reformer on “Judging”

God-pleasing Judging: “You must understand this in such a way that it does not take away the right of the man in the public ministry of preaching to judge matters of doctrine as well as of life. Indeed, it is incumbent on him in his office to rebuke publicly Read More

“This is most certainly true!”

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Post Date: October, 2013
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PART Five OF A SERIES

The Five Installments:  1) God is my Father Almighty; 2) God is Maker of Heaven and Earth; 3) God is my Preserver and Provider; 4) God is my Protector; 5) God does all this for me by His grace.

The Father of Grace

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Consumer-Driven Or Spirit-Drawn?

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Post Date: October, 2013
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I am a typical consumer. If a new grocery store opens down the street and advertises lower prices, I’ll abandon my old store without a second thought. After all, saving fifty cents a gallon on milk adds up. Airlines make a point of thanking passengers for choosing them because they know that consumers have choices and will go to a competitor if Read More

Contend Earnestly for the Faith!

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Post Date: October, 2013
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In his short epistle Jude wanted more than anything to write about the wonders of “our common salvation” (v. 3), which is the marvelous gospel of God’s gracious love and forgiveness through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. We have been led by the Spirit to appreciate how “God was in Christ reconciling the world to Read More

EVIL CANNOT PREVAIL!

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Post Date: October, 2013
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When our Lord Jesus Christ was crucified, there was a certain glee among His enemies, for in their minds they had accomplished their goal of being rid of Jesus. But as the Passion history suggests, they could not rid themselves of the nagging thought that perhaps what He said was true. Perhaps He would rise from the dead. They concocted a cover for Read More

Forerunners Of The Reformation

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Post Date: October, 2013
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In memory of Pastor Paul F. Larsen

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Post Date: October, 2013
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larsens_atsizePastor Paul F. Larsen

August 24, 1932 – August 2, 2013

The Scripture passage “A man’s Read More

Keeping The Wells Unblocked!

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Post Date: October, 2013
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Most kids are curious, and I was no different. When I asked my father why a certain pasture which we passed almost every Sunday had a small fenced-off area serving no apparent purpose, he explained what could not be discerned at a distance. A spring of water was being protected from cattle which in the past had blocked up the water’s flow with Read More

Membership Has Its Privileges

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Post Date: October, 2013
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We understand and appreciate the difference between a church denomination or congregation and the Church—the spiritual Israel, “the Holy Christian Church, the communion of saints” (The Apostles' Creed). Through membership in our local congregations the Spirit strengthens us in the Christian faith through His Word and Sacraments; there we Read More

October 2013 Announcements

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Post Date: October, 2013
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Great Lakes Pastoral Conference

October 1-3, 2013

Calvary Lutheran Church Marquette, Michigan
Agenda:
+ New Testament Exegesis: Romans 4:14ff—Pastor Thomas Schuetze + Old Testament Exegesis: Essayist’s choice—Pastor Bruce Naumann + Homiletical Topic: Essayist’s choice—Pastor Michael Read More