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Archives From - February,2018


Written by Lutheran Spokesman
Post Date: February, 2018
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 Feb 1 TLH 603 Isaiah 25:1-9 The “shroud” that covers all people (death) is taken away by the Lord. He is our refuge. Feb 2 TLH 277 Matthew 11:25-30 We are Christians because God […] Read More

“Gossiping is no big deal.”

Written by James Albrecht
Post Date: February, 2018
Post Categories: I'm Glad You Asked,Series
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READY TO GIVE AN ANSWER (GOSSIP) Passages that will help you respond when people say… As I write these words, I am seated at my desk, fully armed. I’m not expecting any trouble, it’s just that my weapon is with me at all times, even when I go to church. It’s so much a part […] Read More
A HYMN OF GLORY LET US SING (TWENTY-SIXTH IN A SERIES) Why “-y”? In some cases converting an English noun into an adjective is as easy as adding a “y.” Sleep becomes sleepy. Dream dreamy. Silk silky. And yet, the addition of “y” in certain instances can actually reverse a meaning. Consider the word “rock.” […] Read More

More Than a Feeling

Written by Ross Kok
Post Date: February, 2018
Post Categories: Lead Story
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COVER STORY – TRANSFIGURATION Life on earth has been described as peaks and valleys. Even within a single day, we can feel euphoric one moment and despondent the next. While experiencing a joyful moment, we often long to extend it and make that time last just a little longer. Peter, upon witnessing Jesus’ transfiguration and […] Read More

That’s the Way I Heard It

Written by David W. Bernthal
Post Date: February, 2018
Post Categories: Devotions,Inspiration of Scripture
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Most people have heard of, if not played, the telephone game. In this party pastime a leader whispers a tricky word or phrase to the next person in line. This message is then passed along until the last individual in line reveals what he believes he has heard. Hilarity may ensue as the garbled phrases […] Read More

The Day a Whole Congregation was Confirmed

Written by Michael Gurath
Post Date: February, 2018
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. From the Missionary’s Blog, December 11, 2011: “Today the entire congregation at Moi’s Bridge, Kenya, was confirmed, and adult confirmands received the Lord’s Supper together as a KCLC church for the first time. “Great day! It […] Read More

The Gospel of Jesus Christ Gives Real Meaning to Our Lives

Written by Delwyn Maas
Post Date: February, 2018
Post Categories: Gems from the Old Testament
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GEMS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT (Please read Ecclesiastes 2.) Many find Ecclesiastes rather gloomy. They think it says that life and everything in it are meaningless. What it actually says is that life is meaningless “under the sun.” (verse 11) That expression limits the view to that of a life on earth without regard to […] Read More

The Power of Faith

Written by Craig Owings
Post Date: February, 2018
Post Categories: Studies in the New Testatment
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STUDIES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT “By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they were encircled for seven days. By faith the harlot Rahab did not perish with those who did not believe, when she had received the spies with peace.”   (Hebrews 11:30-31) Hebrews 11 has been called “The Honor Roll of the […] Read More

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Watertown, South Dakota

Written by Paul Krause
Post Date: February, 2018
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 As I am writing this, Watertown is expecting a major weather system to be coming through in the near future. Unfortunately, this will bring an end to the unseasonably warm weather we have been enjoying and give […] Read More

Unrest in Church and State 1524-1525

Written by Norman Greve
Post Date: February, 2018
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. Carlstadt Luther often had reason to be disappointed with those who were […] Read More