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Archives From - April,2015

“Holding Up the Profs’ Hands”

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HAPPENING AROUND THE CHURCH OF THE LUTHERAN CONFESSION
The title is not a misprint; it is an adaptation from a line of a well-known mission hymn: “You can be like faithful Aaron, Holding up the prophet’s hands” (TLH 496:3). This, in turn, is a reference to the biblical event found in Exodus 17:8-13: “Now Amalek Read More

“I AM the Good Shepherd”

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Twenty-three times in the Gospel of John we find “I AM” statements (in Greek, ego eimi). To seven of those are attached metaphors, including the passage in which our Lord states, “I AM the Good Shepherd” (John 10:11,14). Why did Jesus choose this word picture to describe Himself? The land of Israel had a mostly agrarian Read More

Audio Spokesman

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A new addition to the Lutheran Spokesman website is Audio versions of each article.

You will find them at the end of each article starting in this issue.

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ENTERING GOD’S REST

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Post Date: April, 2015
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So I swore in My wrath,`They shall not enter My rest’” (Psa 95:11).
Please read Hebrews 4:1-10 It was a tragic story with which every Hebrew was familiar; how, at the brink of Canaan, the Israelites refused to go in. “Our enemies are too big,” they said, implying their God was Read More

Johannes Quenstedt

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Post Date: April, 2015
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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.
The foremost person of the Reformation was, of course, Martin Luther. In a previous article we introduced a second Martin, Martin Chemnitz, who lived during the time Read More

May 2015 Bread of Life

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Post Date: April, 2015
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TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941;   WS  = Worship Supplement 2000;   SC  = Martin Luther’s Small Catechism;  = Minor Festivals or commemorations in the Christian Church Year
May 1 John 6:1-14 PS 61   Jesus strengthens Philip’s faith in His redeeming work Read More

Peace Lutheran Church—Mission, South Dakota

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Post Date: April, 2015
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Peace Lutheran Church of Mission, South Dakota is a unique congregation in the CLC in a number of ways.

Although it began as did many of our CLC congregations, its subsequent history proved in a number of ways to be different.
First of all, its location is unique. Mission, South Dakota (population 1,182 at the Read More

Resurrection Power

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Post Date: April, 2015
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“. . . that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death”  (Philippians 3:10). Before his Read More

Three Steps to Building Relationships

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Post Date: April, 2015
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These brief topics were written to help Christians think about the ways in which they share the Gospel with others. Cut this page out if you like and post it on your refrigerator. Decide for yourself whether this is a helpful addition to your “outreach repertoire.”

1) Get to KNOW Read More

To Rise from Sin

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Post Date: April, 2015
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“. . . just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life” (Romans 6:4). 

EASTER

is indeed a joyful time of the year as we celebrate the anniversary of our Savior’s resurrection. He who died for us rose Read More