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Archives From - September,2017

“Back to School”

Written by Michael Roehl
Post Date: September, 2017
Post Categories: Lead Story
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COVER STORY – CHRISTIAN EDUCATION It’s just a loaded, emotive phrase, isn’t it? “Back to school.” Individual reactions vary wildly, depending on your station in life and how you are wired. Kids who love school get excited, those that don’t, not so much. Some parents tend to hear the phrase with relief, others with a […] Read More


Written by Lutheran Spokesman
Post Date: September, 2017
Post Categories: Bread of Life
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TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS = Worship Supplement 2000; LSB = Lutheran Service Book, 2006 Date Verse Reading Comments Sept 1 TLH 483, LSB 749; Jeremiah 23:33-40 If prophets or preachers speak words that contradict what the Lord has already said, you know them to be false. Sept 2 WS 758 Ezekiel 34:1-10 The […] Read More

“What is the proper way to apply water in Baptism?”

Written by Wayne Eichstadt
Post Date: September, 2017
Post Categories: I'm Glad You Asked,Series
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“I’M GLAD YOU ASKED!” (THIRTY-FIRST IN A SERIES) Pastors Answer Frequently-Asked Questions This question arises frequently, especially since there are certain denominations who teach that the only valid form of Baptism is by immersion—that is, by dunking a person all the way under the water When considering the proper way to apply water in Baptism, […] Read More
A HYMN OF GLORY LET US SING (TWENTY-SECOND IN A SERIES) Contrary to the oft-repeated cant1 of collectivists, it does not “take a village” to raise a child; it takes parents.  God entrusts parents—not society in general, not educational or governmental institutions, and not villages—with the responsibility of the proper upbringing of children.  This responsibility […] Read More

Faith’s Journey Ends in Our Homeland

Written by John Klatt
Post Date: September, 2017
Post Categories: Series,Studies in the New Testatment
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STUDIES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT “These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For those who say such things declare plainly that they seek a homeland. And truly if they […] Read More

Graduation in Togo

Written by Todd Ohlmann
Post Date: September, 2017
Post Categories: Missions,Notes from the field
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NOTES FROM THE FIELD In this series, thoseinvolved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors. Three-and-a-half hours of pure and unbridled joy and thankfulness as only our brothers and sisters in Africa can express it. That is what I witnessed and was privileged to be a part of at the Mission […] Read More

Luther and Erasmus —1516

Written by Joseph Lau
Post Date: September, 2017
Post Categories: Reformation
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The ROAD TO REFORMATION 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 next month’s issue with an account of his posting of the Ninety-Five Theses. The European Renaissance (“rebirth”) was, in part, good for those who […] Read More
A SLICE OF LIFE IN THE CLC SNAPSHOTS OF CONGREGATIONS FROM AROUND THE CHURCH OF THE LUTHERAN CONFESSION St. Stephen Lutheran Church of the East Bay is a small collection of friendly and faithful members whose residences are scattered across North-Central California—from the East Bay (Oakland area), to Stockton in the Central Valley, all the […] Read More

The Gibeonite Deception

Written by Mark Weis
Post Date: September, 2017
Post Categories: Gems from the Old Testament,Series
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GEMS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT “Then the men of Israel took some of their [the Gibeonites’] provisions; but they did not ask counsel of the Lord.” (Joshua 9:14) After forty years of wilderness wanderings, the Israelites finally entered the Promised Land to conquer and possess it. Cities fell, kings fled, nations trembled—not because of Israel’s power […] Read More

Time to get Back to the Book (of Holy Scripture)

Written by Theodore Barthels
Post Date: September, 2017
Post Categories: Devotions
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DEVOTION – BACK TO SCHOOL “But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them.”  (2 Timothy 3:14) “Back to school” often means back to a more disciplined routine. “Back to school” means getting back to careful study. For many parents, it means […] Read More