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Archives From - July,2020

“Double Honor”

Written by Timothy Daub
Post Date: July, 2020
Post Categories: Best Job Ever
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The Christian farmer on his tractor is no less a minister of the Word than the pastor in the pulpit. The only difference is that the Gospel labor of tilling the earth is a little less obvious than preaching and teaching. Before a mixed crowd of souls from all sorts of occupations, our Lord declared, […] Read More

COVID-19 and Cyclone Aid Sent to Overseas Brethren

Written by Todd Ohlmann
Post Date: July, 2020
Post Categories: Newsletter
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In the middle of so much earthly uncertainty, we can be certain of God’s love for us all. It was God’s love for sinners that led Him to send His only Son to pay for the sins of mankind. And it is that same sacrificial love that we look to for hope when so many […] Read More

Genuine Faith

Written by Robert Sauers
Post Date: July, 2020
Post Categories: Studies in the New Testatment
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“If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.” James 1:26-27 ESV Think back to […] Read More


Written by James Albrecht
Post Date: July, 2020
Post Categories: Articles,Editorial
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“If your only tool is a hammer, every problem will look like a nail.” A similar thing could be said of Gnosticism. If you understand what Gnosticism is and how it works, you will see Gnosticism wherever you look. “Gnostic,” comes from the Greek word gnosis, which means knowledge. More specifically, it refers to experiential […] Read More
Volunteer commitment, Southern hospitality, and dedication to the Word of God have been hallmarks of Holy Trinity since the time of its founding in 1965. Like the rain which comes from heaven, so the Word of God has caused His goodness to spring up and bear abundant fruit. You might say that Holy Trinity is […] Read More

Pandemic Affects Our African Contacts

Written by Michael Gurath
Post Date: July, 2020
Post Categories: Notes from the field
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We are very familiar with how the global pandemic has affected the U.S. In addition to the threat of the virus itself, other challenges include job loss, school closures, cancellation of life events, and other disruptions. The most vulnerable people in developing countries are being impacted even more directly and severely. A majority of people […] Read More


Written by Mark Weis
Post Date: July, 2020
Post Categories: Gems from the Old Testament
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Many seek refuge in all the wrong places. But because God is our refuge and strength, we can confidently say, “We will not fear—anything.” Psalm 46:1-3 describes a scene of chaos and upheaval: the earth removed, mountains cast into the depths of the sea, waters roaring and troubled. This may be a cataclysmic event in […] Read More

Spiritual Distancing

Written by David Schierenbeck
Post Date: July, 2020
Post Categories: Editorial
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It may end up becoming the 2020 phrase of the year, as it has dominated our lives over these last months. You guessed it: social distancing. Maintaining a safe distance from others who may be virus-infected not only helps “flatten the curve,” but also is the safest and healthiest course for ourselves and our loved […] Read More

The Brief Statement of 1932: A Landmark of Confessional Lutheranism

Written by Nathan Pfeiffer
Post Date: July, 2020
Post Categories: Reformation
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“Always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you.” (1 Peter 3:15) In the early New Testament church, identifying yourself as a “Christian” (Acts 11:26) was all you needed to say to let others know what you believed. “I am a follower of […] Read More

The Mediation of Christ: A One➜Way Street

Written by Michael Roehl
Post Date: July, 2020
Post Categories: Lead Story
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“For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all.” (1 Timothy 2:5-6 ESV) Bible words and phrases are routinely tainted by secular usage. Christians hear one thing, the unregenerate hear another. The challenge is to prevent their misunderstanding […] Read More