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

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Articles by Pastor Wayne Eichstadt:

MankatoGraduation2014“The same, but different” is an oxymoron—two ideas Read More

The Last Picture

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The recording of family histories has changed over the years, from grainy sepia tone, to black and white, to full vivid color, to digital. The storage of these family memories has likewise transitioned from shoeboxes to archival paper with adhesive corners to magnetic pages in bound Read More

“…The works that I do in My Father's name, they bear witness of Me.” (John 10:25)
When He had come to the other side, to the country of the Gergesenes, there met Him two demon-possessed men, coming out of the tombs, exceedingly fierce, so that no one could pass that way. And suddenly they cried Read More

The Value of Life

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One doesn’t have to search far to find examples of human life being devalued. The periodic acts of violence in our nation’s schools and streets are regular reminders. So too are the statistics of abuse—physical and chemical—whether self-inflicted or by others. Statistics tell a similar tale in the running record of suicides, assisted Read More
A large percentage of Christians today are Millennialists, eagerly waiting for Christ to return to establish a thousand-year reign on the Earth. This expectation also includes false teachings such as a “rapture” of believers and a “battle of Armageddon” (to name but two). This millennial outlook concerning the end of time is not Read More
There are milestones, course-changing events, and other momentous days that define our personal histories. These pivotal points may be filled with great joy or great sorrow, significant success or monumental failure, or anything in between. In all cases, these events are how we mark time and blessing. Viewing these events with Scripture’s Read More

Led by God

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Moses prayed for it at Mt. Sinai when he said,   If Your Presence does not go with  us, do not bring us up from here.     Gideon wanted to Read More

Witnesses of an Empty Tomb

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On that first Easter morning the soldiers guarding Jesus’ tomb saw the angel come and roll away the stone, but they squandered the opportunity to be powerful witnesses and took the bribe to remain silent.

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The contrast was stark.  The underlying message was startling.  Two newspaper headlines, one on either side of the fold, told two very different stories.  Read More
And as He stands in victory, Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me. For I am His and He is mine, bought with the precious blood of Christ. ('In Christ Alone,' arr. Keith Getty, Stuart Townsend) With such words as those above, the assembly which was gathered for the graduation service of Immanuel Lutheran High School-Mankato joined with the Read More