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Archives From - July,2018


Written by Lutheran Spokesman
Post Date: July, 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 Jul 2 TLH 392 Psalm 32 King David contrasts the torment of unrepented sin with the blessed sweetness of forgiveness in Christ. Jul 3 TLH 4 Leviticus 11:29-30, 41-47 God put these food laws […] Read More
READY TO GIVE AN ANSWER (SOCIAL GOSPEL) Passages that will help you respond when people say… As the word is typically used, a job is work performed for pay. In that sense, the church has no job. All that God provides us, whether for body or soul, He provides “purely out of fatherly divine goodness […] Read More

A Fixer-Upper

Written by David Fuerstenau
Post Date: July, 2018
Post Categories: Gems from the Old Testament,Old Testaments,Series
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GEMS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT Anyone familiar with the DIY Network has heard of Chip and Joanna Gaines. They are the married couple from Waco, Texas who find and “fix up” older houses for clients. The process includes demolition, “demo day”—loved by Chip—followed by renovation and refurnishing. A common response by many of the delighted […] Read More

Ascension Lutheran Church Tacoma, Washington

Written by Benjamin Libby
Post Date: July, 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 When you think about Washington State, what is the first city that comes to mind? It’s Seattle, isn’t it? Seattle is one of the top cities in America. It is famous for businesses like Boeing, Starbucks, Microsoft […] Read More

Citizens by Birth—and Rebirth

Written by Bruce Naumann
Post Date: July, 2018
Post Categories: Devotions,Holy Christian Church
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DEVOTION – CHURCH AND STATE The screaming crowd was ready to riot when the object of their fury was taken into custody by the Roman commander. The commander ordered his centurion to bind the prisoner and stretch him out for a lashing with the Roman scourge, as a quick and dirty means of interrogation. But […] Read More

God’s Loving Discipline

Written by Mark Gullerud
Post Date: July, 2018
Post Categories: New Testaments,Series,Studies in the New Testatment
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STUDIES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT “It is for discipline that you endure; God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline? But if you are without discipline, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. Furthermore, we had earthly fathers […] Read More

ILC’s New Dorm Parent

Written by Steven Sippert
Post Date: July, 2018
Post Categories: ILHC Eau Claire,News & Events
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ILC Newsletter Every other month we get an update on what’s been happening recently at our Immanuel Lutheran High School, College and Seminary in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Up until the 1980-81 school year at ILC, when North Hall was built and then occupied in the second semester, the boys’ dormitory supervisors had routinely been college […] Read More

Me—a Patriot?

Written by Thomas Schuetze
Post Date: July, 2018
Post Categories: Lead Story
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COVER STORY – PATRIOTISM I urge, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone, for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and […] Read More

Our Mission Strategy: Static or Sweeping?

Written by David Koenig
Post Date: July, 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. “We have a problem. Twelve disciples we could handle, but seventy? How can we keep tabs on what they are doing? And then there is this thing going on in Samaria. Furthermore, we have heard that […] Read More

TLH Hymn 577 “God Bless Our Native Land”

Written by David Schaller
Post Date: July, 2018
Post Categories: A Hymn Of Glory Let Us Sing,Series
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A HYMN OF GLORY LET US SING (THIRTY-Third IN A SERIES) History indicates that nations or governments almost never last more than five hundred years. By that measure, the United States of America today would be considered middle-aged. Although she may seem a great power that can never be toppled, so did the Roman Empire […] Read More