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“Seconds” Can Be Good or Bad

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Post Date: November, 2015
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“Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation” (Hebrews 9:28). Our family enjoys disc golfing. Over the years and the courses that we played, we developed the practice of allowing each player one “mulligan” per course—one second Read More

At the End of the Day . . .

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Post Date: November, 2015
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How did it go today? Some days are a challenge from start to finish. Others seem monotonous. Yet always, it is the Lord Who brings us safely to the close of each day. It’s easy to forget the Lord’s role, to feel that each day just grinds along on its own, somehow dragging us with it; or that by our own powers we have seized Read More

Complicating a Simple Ending

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Post Date: November, 2015
Post Categories: Devotions,End Times
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Premillennialism, postmillennialism, and amillennialism—these are words that tangle the tongue, and concepts that twist the brain. If there is one thing humans seem to be adept at doing, it is complicating simple situations. God tells us in straightforward language in Genesis 1 that He has created the heavens and the earth, but man invents Read More

CONFIDENT . . .

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Post Date: November, 2015
Post Categories: Series,Studies in the New Testatment
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That Christ Is in You and at Work through You “But, beloved, we are confident of better things concerning you, yes, things that accompany salvation, though we speak in this manner. For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do Read More

Deborah—a Rare Judge

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Post Date: November, 2015
Post Categories: Gems from the Old Testament
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Judges Chapters 4 and 5  Many in our “enlightened” society, including liberals among the Christian churches, have mischaracterized the Bible’s patriarchal system as being sexist and discriminatory against women. These detractors decry the fact that men were chosen in the Old Testament to be prophets, priests, and kings; Read More

John Schaller (1859-1920)

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Post Date: November, 2015
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When Wilhelm Loehe, a mission-minded German pastor and church leader, heard from America of an urgent need for pastors to lead the many emigrants who had come there, he publicized that need, then approached several pastors about moving to America. Loehe even helped establish an emergency seminary to quickly supply the need. One of those he Read More

Peace Thru Christ Lutheran Church and School—Middleton, WI

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Post Date: November, 2015
Post Categories: A Slice of Life in CLC
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What do the Vietnam antiwar movement and a salesman have to do with Peace Thru Christ, Middleton, Wisconsin? Keep reading! In the fall of 1966, a CLC member, who was a salesman, saw an opportunity to serve some of the retired people at Lake Shore Manor on Lake Mendota in Madison. Soon thereafter, Pastor Egbert Albrecht from Markesan began to Read More
Not all the pastors of the Berea Evangelical Lutheran Church (BELC) are ordained. Most have not studied beyond Martin Luther Bible School or attended a formal seminary. Many had their first extended study in God’s Word through another pastor whom they may have helped in their home church. Regardless of how the men come to the BELC, all are asked Read More

What’s So Bad about Gambling?

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Post Date: November, 2015
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Statistics indicate that eighty percent of American adults gamble, and three to five percent of those struggle with a gambling addiction. In 2007, Americans lost more than $92 billion gambling (www.dailyfinance.com). As with other addictions, those caught up in gambling often turn to crime in order to fund their habit. Government-sponsored Read More