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“BREAD OF LIFE” READINGS January 2017

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Post Date: January, 2016
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TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS = Worship Supplement 2000; LSB = Lutheran Service Book, 2006
Date Verse Reading Comments Jan 2 TLH 123:1-4 Psalm 90:1-6 We have to admit that we are nothing next to God. What grace that He takes notice of us at all! Jan 3 TLH 123:5-6 Psalm 90:7-10 Even those sins we are not Read More

“Why Do You Go Overseas?”

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Post Date: January, 2016
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During the past ten years I have made nine trips overseas to work with our brethren in India and Africa. In the course of those years, I have had people ask me why I feel the need to travel overseas, when there are people all around us in the United States who are lost and need to hear the Gospel. That is a good question, and worthy of a thoughtful Read More

A High Priest Like Melchizedek

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Post Date: January, 2016
Post Categories: Articles,Gems from the Old Testament,New Testaments,Series
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For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, to whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all, first being translated “king of righteousness,” and then also king of Salem, meaning “king of peace,” without father, without mother, without Read More

An Exciting Opportunity in Liberia

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Post Date: January, 2016
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In 2010 a man from Liberia was baptized as an adult and, professing his Christian faith according to what we believe and teach from the Bible, was received into membership at Grace Lutheran Church in Fridley, Minnesota. His name is Alvin Jask. Since then others from his family, originally from Liberia but now living in the U.S., have also become Read More

George Stoeckhardt

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Post Date: January, 2016
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American-German Theologian & Professor (17 February 1842 - 9 January 1913) One can say that what C.F.W. Walther was for dogmatics (the study of Bible doctrine) for the Lutheran church in North America, George Stoeckhardt was for exegesis (the translation and explanation of the Holy Scriptures). After Read More

Hymn 123 “Our God, Our Help in Ages Past”

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Post Date: January, 2016
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New Year Last August, a Yahoo News headline asked, “What Causes Plane Crashes?” My immediate reaction was “Gravity?” Can you think of anything else as reliable as gravity? Gravity is so universal in our experience and so unfailingly reliable that we never even consider the possibility that it “may not work this time.” When Read More

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Hecla, South Dakota

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Post Date: January, 2016
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Prince of Peace Lutheran Church was organized on March 9, 1962, by Christians desiring a church that faithfully taught the Word of God and practiced confessional Lutheranism. Hecla is a small town in northeastern South Dakota, located near the border with North Dakota. Businesses are few. Apart from a local restaurant and a meat company, Read More

We are Not Alone

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Post Date: January, 2016
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"I think it’s arrogant of us to think that we are alone in the universe."

So said a network television news reporter in a discussion of some new discovery in the universe.

That statement is surely one that we would agree with, though not as the reporter intended it. He was not talking about the Read More

We Have Come to Worship Him

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Post Date: January, 2016
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Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him” (Matthew 2:1-2). This account of the coming of the wise men from the East is Read More

When Ax Heads Float

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Post Date: January, 2016
Post Categories: Gems from the Old Testament,Series
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It is certainly true that without miracles there can be no Christian Church, no saving faith, no redemption, no life. Foundational are the miracles of incarnation, resurrection and sanctification. Following these are a host of other miracles—all meant to be purposeful and instructive. The miracles done by Jesus are described as “signs and Read More