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Archives From - December,2016

“Behold, I Am Coming Quickly!”

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Post Date: December, 2016
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“He’s coming! I’m so excited! It was three years ago that we were engaged, then he was sent overseas. I think about him every day. We text and e-mail, but I long to see him face to face and hold him in my arms. Now he’s coming home. We will be married and live happily ever after! I just can’t wait!” If you can imagine the Read More

“BREAD OF LIFE” READINGS December 2016

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Post Date: December, 2016
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TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS = Worship Supplement 2000; = Biblical Events Noted
Date Verse Reading Comments Dec 1 WS 796 Jeremiah 31:3-9 God never forsakes His believing children, but nourishes and cherishes His remnant. Dec 2 TLH 493 Ezekiel 2:1-3:4 Although Ezekiel Read More

“He is Elijah, Who is to Come”

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Post Date: December, 2016
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There are few Old Testament Bible accounts that captivate one’s imagination more than the story of the prophet Elijah. Elijah served as the Lord’s mouthpiece in the northern Kingdom of Israel during the reign of wicked King Ahab and Queen Jezebel. The nation was rife with idolatry. The Lord used Elijah to show the folly of worshiping Baal Read More

Count It All Joy

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Post Date: December, 2016
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What a joy it is to be able to again celebrate the birth of our Redeemer this December! We look around at a world gone haywire and then we look at the infant King and know why we celebrate His coming. Can there be any better answer to this world’s fears and worries than the Lord who calms our worries and casts out our fears? Can there be any Read More

How Far Is It to Bethlehem?

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Post Date: December, 2016
Post Categories: Studies in the New Testatment
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“Therefore, when He came into the world, He said: ‘Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, But a body You have prepared for Me. In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin You had no pleasure. Then I said, “Behold, I have come—In the volume of the book it is written of Me—To do Your will, O God.” Previously saying, ‘Sacrifice and Read More

Hymn 58 “O Lord, How Shall I Meet Thee”

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Post Date: December, 2016
Post Categories: A Hymn Of Glory Let Us Sing
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Imagine yourself as a Jew living in Jerusalem in the year we now call A.D. 301. Roman rule over Judea embitters your life. Your religious leaders—the Pharisees—have burdened you with numerous invented religious “laws” which they say you must follow in order to be righteous in God’s eyes. Sadducees, the other prominent Jewish Read More

Life of Luther (1483)

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Post Date: December, 2016
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In preparation for the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, we are presenting a brief survey of the life of Martin Luther. The series will culminate in the October 2017 issue with an account of his posting of the Ninety-Five Theses.
The World into which Luther was Born Martin Luther has been Read More

St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Lemmon, South Dakota

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Post Date: December, 2016
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Started as a mission in the early days of the Synodical Conference, St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded in 1909. In March of 1908, the Herman Ferking family was making its way from Greenway, South Dakota, to Lemmon. At Roscoe, South Dakota, there was a layover of several hours between train connections, and Pastor Scherf of the Read More

Surprise!… Again!

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Post Date: December, 2016
Post Categories: From the CLC President
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Surprises. They make up a big part of Christmas anticipation, don’t they? Packages of all shapes and sizes begin to appear under the tree, and with them the growing expectation of wonderful, exciting surprises. Who knows what might be in that small, square box—perhaps a ring? And it’s not just the presents we give and Read More

The CLC in Europe

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Post Date: December, 2016
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The mission work of the CLC in Europe is different from our work in other countries of the world. We have no indigenous church body with whom we are in fellowship. We have contacts with several individuals who, for various reasons, have left their previous fellowships or are in the process of leaving. In the past few years the CLC has sponsored two Read More