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Archives From - February,2015

“God Is Able—He Always Lives!”

Written by Paul Krause
Post Date: February, 2015
Post Categories: Devotions,Prayer
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“O all-embracing Mercy, O ever-open Door, What should we do without Thee When heart and eye run o’er? When all things seem against us, To drive us to despair, We know one gate is open, One ear will hear our prayer.”  TLH 279:4 “Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who […] Read More

A Roller Coaster in the Wilderness

Written by Andrew Schaller
Post Date: February, 2015
Post Categories: Articles,New Testaments
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…the same potential for disaster that faced the Israelites in the wilderness also faces us today. Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says: “Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, In the day of trial in the wilderness, Where your fathers tested Me, tried Me, And saw […] Read More

B R E A T H O F G O D

Written by David W. Bernthal
Post Date: February, 2015
Post Categories: Devotions,Inspiration of Scripture
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If God truly gave us His Word in written form, as He has in the Bible, then what do we have with which to compare it?  In a certain sense, we have all been inspired at one time or another. A moving poem, the birth of a child, a once-in-a-lifetime beautiful sunset, or a heartfelt […] Read More

Bread Of Life February 2015

Written by Lutheran Spokesman
Post Date: February, 2015
Post Categories: Articles,Devotions
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February 2015 TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS  = Worship Supplement 2000; SC  = Martin Luther’s Small Catechism; [  ] = Minor Festivals or commemorations in the Christian Church Year Feb 2 Luke 2:22-40 TLH 137  [The Presentation of Christ] Joseph, Mary, and Jesus heed the Law of Moses, and Simeon and Anna get […] Read More

Is it God-Pleasing To Visit a Church of Another Denomination?

Written by Wayne Eichstadt
Post Date: February, 2015
Post Categories: I'm Glad You Asked,Series
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  The answer to our question will ultimately come from the answer to another question: “What is my purpose for visiting the church?” In answering this question, we do well to start with what we mean by a church “of another denomination.” First of all, we are speaking of another Christian church—a church in which […] Read More

Johann Gerhard

Written by Norman Greve
Post Date: February, 2015
Post Categories: Articles,Historical
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Johann Gerhard As we approach the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we take a brief look at the lives of some of the most influential and important Lutheran theologians. Johann Gerhard (1582-1637) was born into a well-to-do family of the minor nobility of the central German city of Quedlinburg. He seems to have been a […] Read More

Jonathan and David—What a Friendship!

Written by Mark Gullerud
Post Date: February, 2015
Post Categories: Articles,Old Testaments
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Down through the centuries, the human relation of friendship has been greatly valued and cherished. Many are the quotes from the secular and religious world that sing the praises of it. In his book The Four Loves, C.S. Lewis writes the following about how highly those of old regarded friendship: “To the Ancients Friendship seemed […] Read More

Messiah Lutheran Church—Hales Corners, Wisconsin

Written by Theodore Quade, Jr.
Post Date: February, 2015
Post Categories: A Slice of Life in CLC,Articles
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Messiah Lutheran Church, in Hales Corners, Wisconsin, is one of the charter congregations of the Church of the Lutheran Confession (CLC). The first meeting of the group that would later go on to found Messiah Lutheran was in the home of Ruth Schaller, a parochial school teacher in Milwaukee. The church was formally established as […] Read More

Milimani, Kenya

Written by Lutheran Spokesman
Post Date: February, 2015
Post Categories: Missions,Myanmar
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“Where is grandfather?” was the question I posed to one of his many grandchildren early on a Sunday morning. I wasn’t sure which one of the grandchildren I was asking, as there was a host of names which I couldn’t quite keep straight, but they all shared an unmistakable likeness to their family patriarch. Asking […] Read More

Seen in Passing February 2015

Written by Lutheran Spokesman
Post Date: February, 2015
Post Categories: News & Events
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Items of interest from various sources of religious news and opinion, in print and on the web. Faithful doesn’t Always Mean Big. A top evangelical church planter pointed out the things that people (often falsely) identify as signs of success in a church: “. . . People showing up (above all else, this is the […] Read More