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Archives From - October,2015

“TIME TO GROW UP”

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Post Date: October, 2015
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(Hebrews 6:1-8) Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this we will do if God Read More

August Otto Wilhelm Pieper

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Post Date: October, 2015
Post Categories: Heroes of Faith,Series
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Of Reformation confessors, there are many whom we generally do not recognize in the context of the Reformation era itself. However, in that the Reformation was about the Word, and further that perpetuation of the Reformation principles calls for steadfast and bold confessors of the Word, it is fitting that we recognize latter day confessors as Read More

Can You Please Explain our Position on Fundraisers?

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Post Date: October, 2015
Post Categories: I'm Glad You Asked,Series
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It seems like the perfect business model. Start with products that are donated or deeply discounted. Add volunteer labor and a worthwhile cause. Plug in a community of willing buyers. Reap a handsome profit that any retailer would envy. It also seems like the perfect fit. Picture a not-for-profit church groaning under financial obligations. It Read More

French, Fervent, and Faithful

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Post Date: October, 2015
Post Categories: Missions,Notes from the field
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A few years ago, while Missionary David Koenig and I were visiting pastors around India, we happened to come across two pastors who could not have been more different in some respects. One was young and bouncing all over the place, full of ideas and dreams, restless and eager to serve the Lord. The second was an older man whose character was Read More

Luther’s Catechism — A Treasure of the Reformation

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Post Date: October, 2015
Post Categories: Catechism,Devotions
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“He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it” (Titus 1:9 NIV). The Apostle Paul wrote these words to Titus to give him direction for appointing elders within congregations. These are words that are applicable to all of us. Simply Read More

Peace Lutheran Church—Orofino, Idaho

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Post Date: October, 2015
Post Categories: A Slice of Life in CLC,Articles
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Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you” (John 14:27). Jesus’ gift of spiritual peace has always been a wonderful and amazing part of God’s steadfast love and kindness to His Church. By faith God’s children are guided by the Holy Spirit to believe in the promises of the Word that assure us of the complete Read More

The Lord of Hosts Is with Us

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Post Date: October, 2015
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The hymn “A Mighty Fortress” (TLH 262), is Martin Luther’s most famous hymn, and one of the most well-known of all Christian hymns. I was reminded of this recently when I heard a character refer to it in an episode from an old TV series. Not many hymn titles make it into popular culture.

“A Mighty Fortress” has long had a place Read More

The Man Who Did Not See

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Post Date: October, 2015
Post Categories: Gems from the Old Testament,Series
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I thought it a bit surprising, if not embarrassing. A lady had commented that it was too bad that the editors of The Lutheran Hymnal didn’t have spell-check available to them. When I raised my eyebrow in question, she bemoaned the fact that in the Sanctus (p.26), Sabbath had been misspelled. Turned out Read More

The Youth Conference 2015

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Post Date: October, 2015
Post Categories: CLC Events,News & Events
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The Youth Conference 2015 was held at Camp Como, just outside Como, Colorado, from July 28 through August 2. It was sponsored by Immanuel Lutheran Church of Mankato, Minnesota. Twenty-eight young people (ages fourteen to twenty and representing eleven different CLC congregations) together with twelve staff members (from five different CLC Read More

What God Has Joined…

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Post Date: October, 2015
Post Categories: Christian Marriage,Devotions
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While I write this, I am pondering the upcoming marriage of our daughter, a new experience for my wife and me. Perhaps a brief refresher on the estate of marriage would benefit all of us. First and foremost, marriage is not an invention of humans. God ordained it, and the Bible is the instruction manual. We must then turn to Scripture for Read More