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“BREAD OF LIFE” READINGS October 2017

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Post Date: October, 2017
Post Categories: Bread of Life
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Date Verse Reading Comments Oct 2 TLH 278 Matthew 5:21-26 The Law reveals our inward sins as well as our outward ones, sins such as anger in the heart. Oct 3 TLH 623/LSB 860; Matthew 5:27-32 The marriage relationship is to be guarded and protected at all costs. Oct 4 TLH 279 Matthew 5:33-37 Needless […] Read More
“I’M GLAD YOU ASKED!” (THIRTY-SECOND IN A SERIES) Pastors Answer Frequently-Asked Questions Grace is a word that one will hear in almost any church that claims to be Christian. Even those denominations that deny Christ’s deity as well as those who don’t speak about the cross will talk about grace. Grace is a recurring word […] Read More

A Difficult Mission

Written by David Koenig
Post Date: October, 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. Working with our brethren in the Nigerian Church of the Lutheran Confession (NCLC), our fellowship made a prolonged attempt to establish a mission in northern Nigeria. The NCLC sent a missionary, Patrick Johnny Ekpo, to the […] Read More

Divine Treasure Map

Written by David W. Bernthal
Post Date: October, 2017
Post Categories: Devotions,Reformation
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DEVOTION SOLA Scriptura Anyone who has ever heard of the Superstition Mountains of Arizona has most likely also heard of the Lost Dutchman’s Mine. This legend, which most experts agree is based on distorted facts, is the stuff of movie plots and fantasy. Many have searched for the riches of this lost mine, some even […] Read More

Faith Alone: No Asterisks

Written by Ross Kok
Post Date: October, 2017
Post Categories: Lead Story
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COVER STORY SOLA fide Every year a debate rages in the baseball world: who should be admitted into the Hall of Fame? In the last few years, the debate has been particularly centered around players from the so-called “Steroid Era.” Should those who broke the rules and enhanced their performances with drugs be let in? […] Read More

I Could Never Do That!

Written by Michael Eichstadt
Post Date: October, 2017
Post Categories: From the CLC President
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FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT Publicly post ninety-five theses critical of the church’s money-making practice of indulgences. Question and eventually oppose the Pope himself. Stand before the Holy Roman Emperor and other powerful officials and when ordered to recant, instead state, “Unless I am convicted by Scripture and plain reason . . . I […] Read More
The ROAD TO REFORMATION In preparing for the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, we have presented a brief survey of the life of Martin Luther leading up to the posting of the Ninety-Five Theses. The series culminates in this month’s issue. A disgruntled child stomps away when angry. You decide to tackle projects alone […] Read More

One Is Not Enough

Written by David Fuerstenau
Post Date: October, 2017
Post Categories: Gems from the Old Testament,Series
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GEMS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT There was an old Lay’s commercial that challenged, “Bet you can’t eat just one.” The implied message was that their potato chips were so good that eating just one was impossible. You had to have more. Apart from potato chips, David understood the wisdom that one is not enough. We […] Read More
A SLICE OF LIFE IN THE CLC SNAPSHOTS OF CONGREGATIONS FROM AROUND THE CHURCH OF THE LUTHERAN CONFESSION This month’s unique “Slice of Life in the CLC” is the testament to God’s grace that is St. Stephen Lutheran Church of the San Francisco Peninsula—Mountain View, California. The congregation is most commonly known among us as […] Read More

The Height of Faith and Love

Written by Mark Gullerud
Post Date: October, 2017
Post Categories: Series,Studies in the New Testatment
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STUDIES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT “By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, of whom it was said, ‘In Isaac your seed shall be called,’ concluding that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead, from which […] Read More