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"…the Scriptures cannot be broken." John 10:35

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Articles by Pastor Mike Eichstadt:

Publicly post ninety-five theses critical of the church’s money-making practice of indulgences. Question and eventually oppose the Pope himself. Stand before the Holy Roman Emperor and other powerful officials and when ordered to recant, instead state, “Unless I am Read More

Surprise!… Again!

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Surprises. They make up a big part of Christmas anticipation, don’t they? Packages of all shapes and sizes begin to appear under the tree, and with them the growing expectation of wonderful, exciting surprises. Who knows what might be in that small, square box—perhaps a ring? And it’s not just the presents we give and Read More

What If…?

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Jesus’ cry:  “It is finished!”  was completely validated by the angel’s declaration: “He is not here; he has risen”  (Matthew 28:6 NIV84).
What if . . . ? What if you had been born a hundred years earlier? What if you had chosen a Read More
“Would you like to hold her?” Those are some of my favorite words to hear when I visit new parents. So with that invitation I carefully cradled all 6 lbs. 10 oz. of a precious little girl barely seven hours old. I never grow tired of seeing the wonder firsthand of a child “knit together” by the Lord Himself. What happens, Read More

Who Won?

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Whether it is believed or not, truth remains truth.

“What a game last night! You should have been there!” you breathlessly tell your coworker the next morning. “The lead changed every inning. Did you hear about the bases-loaded home run and the unbelievable catch by the center fielder in the ninth?” But finally, what your friend Read More
No cell phone bars! There we were on the road somewhere in Missouri, completely out of touch with everyone! It doesn’t happen very often, does it? We expect to be able to reach out to almost anyone at any time via voice, text message, or e-mail. We count on these means to stay in touch with children, parents, and other Read More


CLC President’s Report to the 31st Convention

Dear saints in Christ and fellow workers in His kingdom:

Does it matter? Does what we do here make any real, significant, positive, lasting difference? If it does, we have reason and incentive to get to work; Read More


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FROM the Sunday Church Bulletin of Messiah Lutheran Church, Hales Corners (Milwaukee), Wisconsin, January 26, 2014; CLC President Michael Eichstadt is pastor:

The following is from Pastor Jyothi Benjamin in India describing the escalating persecution of Christians in the areas of their Read More

This I Know

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“Pastor, I don’t know; I just don’t know,”

the elderly congregation member told me as I sat down for a visit.  I had heard it before. This long-time believer had plenty of time to think in the nursing home, and he carried a great deal on his Read More