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Archives From - October,2016


Written by Lutheran Spokesman
Post Date: October, 2016
Post Categories: Bread of Life
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TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS = Worship Supplement 2000; [ ] = Biblical Events Noted Date Verse Reading Comments [Festivals of the Church Year] Oct 1 TLH 267 Psalm 46 With God as our fortress, we find safety amid any turmoil. Oct 3 TLH 340 Psalm 92 We “bookend” our days with the […] Read More

“Reform” Can Go Too Far

Written by Michael Eichstadt
Post Date: October, 2016
Post Categories: From the CLC President,Series
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If two aspirin tablets take the edge off a headache, then four must be even better. If sixty minutes on the treadmill is good for the heart, then logging three hours nonstop will be especially beneficial. At least, that’s the thinking of some. Yet experience and common sense say otherwise. Too much of just about […] Read More
The chief concern for Christians in all things is to glorify God. Scripture says, “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV). The issue of legalized marijuana is no different. The answer was simple when the use of marijuana was illegal in […] Read More

A Necessary Death

Written by Mark Weis
Post Date: October, 2016
Post Categories: New Testaments,Series,Studies in the New Testatment
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“For where there is a testament, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. For a testament is in force after men are dead, since it has no power at all while the testator lives. Therefore not even the first covenant was dedicated without blood. For when Moses had spoken every precept […] Read More

Edmund Reim 1892-1969

Written by Rollin A. Reim
Post Date: October, 2016
Post Categories: In memory
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[Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from an obituary that appeared in the September 1969 issue of the Lutheran Spokesman, reflecting the very high regard in which Professor Reim was held by all.] “The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away.” In Professor Reim, the Lord gave much to the CLC. Much has […] Read More

Hymn 263 “O Little Flock, Fear Not the Foe”

Written by Craig Owings
Post Date: October, 2016
Post Categories: A Hymn Of Glory Let Us Sing,Series
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Thousands would die that day in Lűtzen, Saxony. Everyone on both sides knew it. November 6, 1632.  The Thirty Years’ War between the Roman Catholic Imperial forces and the Protestants had been raging for fourteen years. Camped in the fields of Lűtzen, the Protestant army of Sweden was awakened and assembled. They would attack the […] Read More

Our “New Wine” Reformation Heritage

Written by Bruce Naumann
Post Date: October, 2016
Post Categories: Lead Story,Reformation
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“No one puts a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch tears away from the garment, and a worse tear is made.  Neither is new wine put into old wineskins. If it is, the skins burst and the wine is spilled and the skins are destroyed.  But new wine is put […] Read More

Persecution of Christians in Nepal

Written by Nathanael Mayhew
Post Date: October, 2016
Post Categories: Missions,Newsletter
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According to the World Watch List*, there are twenty-five countries where Christians are currently experiencing extreme or severe persecution. On that list you will find Nigeria (number twelve), Kenya (number sixteen), India (number seventeen), and Myanmar (number twenty-three). You might recognize these countries as places where the CLC is actively involved in mission work through […] Read More
Four years have already gone by since St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Clarkston was blessed with the celebration of one hundred years of God’s grace as an organized congregation. It all began in the late winter and early spring of 1912, when several Lutheran families sent a letter to the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod […] Read More

The Great Uncompromiser

Written by David Fuerstenau
Post Date: October, 2016
Post Categories: Gems from the Old Testament,Series
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“Politics is the art of compromise.” Thus politicians and pundits advise that the way things get done is through compromise. No one gets everything they want, but both sides get something. Compromise is necessary and good for the country, it is said. Perhaps, but not always. The founding fathers compromised on the issue of slavery […] Read More