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“The Fellowship of Kindred Minds”

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Post Date: January, 2014
Post Categories: Series,The Christian Congregation
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An essay titled “What place does the church (small “c”) have in a Christian’s faith-life?” was presented to a CLC Pastoral Conference at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Cheyenne, Wyoming, in September, 2013. This is the second of two parts from that essay (abbreviated by the editor).
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GOD’S OBSCURE SAINTS

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Post Date: January, 2014
Post Categories: Chapels,Devotions
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(Fourth in a Series) This edifying series of chapel talks comes from the archives of our Spokesman Assistant Editor, Prof. Em. Paul R. Koch • Eau Claire, Wis.
At Joppa there was a certain disciple named Tabitha, which is translated Dorcas. This woman was full of good works and Read More

Happy New Year!

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Post Date: January, 2014
Post Categories: Lead Story,Opening Devotion
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Do you ever wonder what is so new about “New Year”?

Oh sure, we add another number to the counting of years. We will call it 2014 instead of 2013, but does that really make it new? The world still has the same problems. Our flesh is still plagued with the same sins. A succession of broken Read More
Editor’s Note: After hearing Dr. Sumey’s presentation at our District Delegate Conference, we invited him to share a condensed version with our readers. We thank him for doing so. We would encourage (as Dr. Sumey does below) any who are suffering from an addiction to be in contact with their local pastor for further Read More

Seeking the Christ

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Post Date: January, 2014
Post Categories: Devotions,Epiphany
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Many things in life seem to be unfair. Thus it is often asked: “By what measure of fairness will God condemn to everlasting punishment those who have never heard the gospel of salvation in Christ Jesus?” A rebuttal question might be,

“Did they ever seek out God and His Christ?”

Surely the evidence and cause for such seeking Read More

Stilling the Storm (in our lives also)

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Post Date: January, 2014
Post Categories: Series,THE MIRACLES OF CHRIST
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"…The works that I do in My Father's name, they bear witness of Me." (John 10:25)
On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him. And a Read More

The Eighth Commandment: Not a big problem?

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Post Date: January, 2014
Post Categories: Commandments,Series
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"As the head of the family should teach them in a simple way to those of his household."  (Martin Luther)
The Eighth Commandment Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour What does this Read More

The Reason for the Season

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Post Date: January, 2014
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The word Epiphany means to show forth or make known.

The Epiphany season of the church year affords us an opportunity to see Jesus as He truly is: “our great God and Savior” (Titus 2:13), the One “in whom dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily” (Colossians 2:9). We see Jesus’ glory as the only Read More

The Value of Life

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Post Date: January, 2014
Post Categories: Devotions,Pro Life
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One doesn’t have to search far to find examples of human life being devalued. The periodic acts of violence in our nation’s schools and streets are regular reminders. So too are the statistics of abuse—physical and chemical—whether self-inflicted or by others. Statistics tell a similar tale in the running record of suicides, assisted Read More