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“BREAD OF LIFE” READINGS April 2019

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TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS = Worship Supplement 2000; LSB = Lutheran Service Book, 2006
Date Hymns Reading Comments Apr 1 TLH 24 Genesis 47:13-27 Through Joseph, the Lord extended many a person’s time of grace. I would hope that some Egyptians were brought to faith in the Lord during that time! Apr Read More

“BREAD OF LIFE” READINGS MAY 2019

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TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS = Worship Supplement 2000; LSB = Lutheran Service Book, 2006 Date Hymns Reading Comments May 1 TLH 144/LSB 421 Exodus 17:1-7 We, too, are just as tempted to test the Lord saying, “Is He among us or not?” May 2 TLH 363Acts 3:1-19Peter used the miracle to point the people to Jesus, which is what the Read More
Christ’s final act before He ascended into heaven was to lift up His hands and bless His assembled disciples. And it was while He was blessing them that He was parted from them and taken up into heaven (Luke 24:50-51). This parting picture of Jesus with His hands raised in blessing is most meaningful, a perpetual reminder that He continues to Read More

Answering for Themselves

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Post Date: April, 2019
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Jeslyn just looked at me. I had some very important questions for her, but she gave no answer. “Do you renounce the devil and all his wicked works and all his ways?” Obviously, that is a question to which you would hope to hear an unambiguous “YES!” answer. But, Jeslyn said nothing—she just looked at me. Why the silence to such an Read More

Berea Lutheran Church Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota

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Post Date: April, 2019
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People often ask, “Why the name Berea?” With a large Twin Cities metro area filled with Protestant and Lutheran churches with familiar names, the name Berea does indeed stand out. More importantly, it has a rich biblical significance (Acts 17:10-12) as a city visited by the Apostle Paul and commended as a flock which Read More

Both Shepherd and Lamb

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Jesus was many mutually exclusive things that, humanly speaking, He couldn’t be. He was the God of Sabaoth, Read More

Building Churches

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Post Date: April, 2019
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When you saw the title of this article, what came to mind? You probably thought about sending money overseas to build church buildings. We all want a nice place to gather together to hear God’s Word and to praise and worship Him for all that He has done. Our churches in the United States meet in various places, such as rented conference rooms, Read More
Because of editing deadlines, I am writing this Easter piece for the Spokesman today, though Easter itself lies many weeks in the future. Looking out my office window, I see nothing but snow, the thermometer stands at -9° F, and most schools in the state are closed for the next two days. It’s the end of January, and all anyone is talking Read More

Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church Coloma, Michigan

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Post Date: April, 2019
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Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church of Coloma, Michigan, came into existence when forces of religious liberalism challenged the truth of God’s eternal Word. By God’s grace, about eighty communicants and their pastor, Ralph Schaller, chose to remain faithful to God’s Word and separated from their former congregation. Armed with the Sword of the Read More

Graduating with the Lord

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Post Date: April, 2019
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Near the end of my first grade year, I asked my mom how much longer I needed to go to school. I enjoyed first grade as well as kindergarten the year before that, but I did wonder if there would be a day when I wouldn’t have to go anymore. I had suspected that I would need to go at least until eighth grade, and my suspicions were confirmed. Then Read More