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Archives From - April,2014

“LET US DRAW NEAR…”

Written by John Klatt
Post Date: April, 2014
Post Categories: Devotions,Good Friday
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The words “Let us draw near” are probably familiar to us from hearing them many times at the beginning of the liturgy in the Sunday worship service. The pastor invites us to draw near to God to confess our sins and receive the assurance of forgiveness. We may not think much about those words when […] Read More

Christ, the Firstfruits, Is Risen!

Written by David Reim
Post Date: April, 2014
Post Categories: Easter,Lead Story
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“Now Christ has risen from the dead and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep” (1 Corinthians 15:20). Three important festivals came together at the time of the Passover, therefore also at the time of Jesus’ death and resurrection. All three have great significance for our salvation—significance that we do not want […] Read More

Fear On the Other Side?

Written by Daniel Feischer
Post Date: April, 2014
Post Categories: Cross Purposes,Series
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Death is the common denominator among all people. Scripture tells us “Through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned…” (Romans 5:12). That is an indisputable, observable truth! There is another indisputable truth of Scripture which, however, is not universally accepted. “For the […] Read More

From Triumph to Travesty—to Triumph!

Written by Jay Hartmann
Post Date: April, 2014
Post Categories: Devotions,Palm Sunday Devotion
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On that first Palm Sunday Jesus rode into Jerusalem as a hero, but He would go out in a much different manner. From triumph to travesty may well describe our Savior’s entry into the city—until He triumphed for us on the cross. Yes, our Savior rode into Jerusalem to die the death of the cross. […] Read More

God’s Affordable (Free) Care Act

Written by John Pfeiffer
Post Date: April, 2014
Post Categories: Chapels,Devotions
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Lord God, teach us to leave all our worries in Your hands, for Jesus’ sake. Amen. ObamaCare–the Affordable Care Act: have you heard anything about this? It is a government-regulated program for health care in this country. There are those who strongly support it and those who strongly oppose it. Some say it is good […] Read More

MARRIAGE PERSPECTIVES (Bible/Christian style)

Written by Paul Fleischer
Post Date: April, 2014
Post Categories: Editorial,Editorials
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The national (liberal/progressive) narrative increasingly bad-mouths “old-fashioned traditional” man/woman marriage as being stodgy and dull—while promoting the new relationship excitement between people of the same sex “uniting” in marriage. Just this week we learn that Chevrolet is using the Olympic games to promote a pro-gay platform, thus “helping drive the crusade to normalize two men […] Read More

Our Good Shepherd Warns Against False Prophets

Written by Thomas Schuetze
Post Date: April, 2014
Post Categories: Articles,Discourses of Christ
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MEDITATIONS ON JESUS’ SERMON ON THE MOUNT: MATTHEW CHAPTERS FIVE THROUGH SEVEN “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but […] Read More

Pastor/Professor Roland A. Gurgel 1920-2014

Written by Paul Koch
Post Date: April, 2014
Post Categories: In memory,News & Events
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“JESUS, Thy blood and righteousness My BEAUTY are, my GLORIOUS dress; Midst flaming worlds, in these arrayed, With JOY shall I lift up my head.” So begins the service folder for the Victory Service of Roland A. Gurgel, celebrated with family and friends at Messiah Lutheran Church, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, on Feb. 16, 2014. We thank […] Read More

Redeemable, But With No Cash Value

Written by David W. Bernthal
Post Date: April, 2014
Post Categories: Apostles’ Creed,Series
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PART THREE OF A SERIES ON THE SECOND ARTICLE “This is most certainly true!” THE APOSTLES’ CREED I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived  by the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was […] Read More

REMEMBER IN PRAYER:

Written by Michael Eichstadt
Post Date: April, 2014
Post Categories: CLCI,Missions,News & Events
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FROM the Sunday Church Bulletin of Messiah Lutheran Church, Hales Corners (Milwaukee), Wisconsin, January 26, 2014; CLC President Michael Eichstadt is pastor: The following is from Pastor Jyothi Benjamin in India describing the escalating persecution of Christians in the areas of their ministry: Still we have been facing some problem in various places of Andhra Pradesh. […] Read More