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Archives From - December,2017


Written by Lutheran Spokesman
Post Date: December, 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 Dec 1 TLH 415 Matthew 24:1-14 Before the end comes, things will get worse, but salvation is in store for the believers in Christ. Dec 2 TLH 526/LSB 659; Matthew 24:15-34 The destruction of […] Read More
READY TO GIVE AN ANSWER (DECISION THEOLOGY) Passages that will help you respond when people say… These statements and others like them are examples of what is broadly termed “decision theology.” Decision theology is taught in many denominations. It is frequently encountered in Christian literature and in conversations with other Christians. What can you do […] Read More

Flooding in Nepal

Written by Robert Sauers
Post Date: December, 2017
Post Categories: Missions,Newsletter
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MISSION NEWSLETTER Every other month our CLC Board of Missions updates us with recent news from various mission fields. This past August, South Asia was devastated by major flooding during the yearly monsoon season. While seasonal monsoon rains, a lifeline for farmers across South Asia, typically cause some loss of life and property every year […] Read More

God and Sinners Reconciled!

Written by David Reim
Post Date: December, 2017
Post Categories: Lead Story
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Are there any more amazing words than that? We sing these words of “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing” (TLH 94) every year. Those words might roll off our tongues with hardly a thought. In fact, many secular choirs sing this famous hymn of Charles Wesley at this time of year without even pausing to wonder […] Read More

Hymn 272 “When All the World was Cursed”

Written by Craig Owings
Post Date: December, 2017
Post Categories: A Hymn Of Glory Let Us Sing,Series
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A HYMN OF GLORY LET US SING (TWENTY-FIFTH IN A SERIES) God had not spoken to His people for 430 years.  More than four centuries had come and gone since Malachi had declared God’s final Old Testament promise, “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet Before the coming of the great and dreadful day […] Read More

Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church Mankato, Minnesota

Written by Joseph Naumann
Post Date: December, 2017
Post Categories: A Slice of Life in CLC,Articles
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A SLICE OF LIFE IN THE CLC SNAPSHOTS OF CONGREGATIONS FROM AROUND THE CHURCH OF THE LUTHERAN CONFESSION On September 15, 1866 five German Lutherans, Henry Himmelman, John Dreher, Jacob Traub, Simon Blume, and Frederick Steuernagel, signed articles of incorporation for “The German Lutheran Emanuel Church of Mankato.” The next year, the congregation’s first pastor, […] Read More

Life of Luther—1520

Written by Joseph Lau
Post Date: December, 2017
Post Categories: Devotions,Reformation
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The ROAD TO REFORMATION In observation of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, we are presenting a brief survey of the life of Martin Luther. The series continues with major events in the life of the Reformer that took place after 1517. At the Diet of Worms in 1521, Martin Luther would be asked […] Read More

Mission Helper Trip to Nepal—2017

Written by Drew Naumann
Post Date: December, 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. The participants in the 2017 Mission Helper Trip to Nepal landed in Kathmandu at 6:00 A.M. on Wednesday, July 12. Our hotel there was the Norwegian House, so named because of all the Norwegian guests it […] Read More

On Watch

Written by Nathan Pfeiffer
Post Date: December, 2017
Post Categories: Devotions,End Times
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DEVOTION – ADVENT  “And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!”  (Mark 13:37) “Place your order today to receive it by December 24.” Modern shipping services are pretty remarkable. Most orders we place online arrive on our doorstep three days later. If we’re in a real pinch, we can pay extra and […] Read More

The Calculation of Faith

Written by John Klatt
Post Date: December, 2017
Post Categories: Series,Studies in the New Testatment
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STUDIES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT “By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king’s command. By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather […] Read More