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Articles by Pastor Mark Gullerud:

(O.T. Book of Esther)
Our society has a fascination with heroes. A good example of this is the popularity of super-heroes found in D.C. and Marvel comic books and movies, such as Superman and Spiderman. There are, of course, also super-heroines like Wonder Woman and Supergirl. What intrigues and excites Read More
Judges Chapters 4 and 5  Many in our “enlightened” society, including liberals among the Christian churches, have mischaracterized the Bible’s patriarchal system as being sexist and discriminatory against women. These detractors decry the fact that men were chosen in the Old Testament to be prophets, priests, and kings; Read More
(II Kings 22-23; II Chronicles 34-35)  D own through the centuries, rulers of nations have had either a positive or negative influence on the subjects they govern. During the period of the Divided Kingdom in Israel, there were more ungodly kings that “did evil in the sight of the Lord” than God-fearing kings. Following the Read More
GEMS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT (FIFTH IN A SERIES)
One of the popular topics for jokes is mothers-in-law. Generally, the nature of these amusements is not very complimentary, as they poke fun at perceived weaknesses, shortcomings, and failings. Lighthearted quips can be good for the spirits, but not when they are demeaning to Read More
Down through the centuries, the human relation of friendship has been greatly valued and cherished. Many are the quotes from the secular and religious world that sing the praises of it. In his book The Four Loves, C.S. Lewis writes the following about how highly those of old regarded friendship: “To the Ancients Friendship seemed the Read More
SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST

How often hasn’t it been said, “Well, at least it’s not the end of the world!”?

This statement is generally made to console someone going through difficult times. The kind of comfort it’s trying to convey is that the situation could be far worse—even worse than what the troubled person is Read More

Convention Rain Showers

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Pastor Gullerud was asked to share with our readers some “Convention musings.” In this article he nicely captures the thrust of the 31st Convention of the CLC (June 2014). This issue also contains one of the Chaplain’s devotions as well as an abbreviated version of the second Convention essay. “I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave Read More

One of the distinctive ways the one true God reveals Himself in Holy Scripture is by referring to Himself as the great “I AM” God. When the Lord appeared to Moses in the burning bush to call him as one of His prophets and Moses asked Him to give His name by which He is to be known, God said, "I AM WHO I AM" (Exodus Read More

The Best Seller of All Time

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When people are looking for a good book or e-book to buy and read, they may look over the New York Times Best Seller list.

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An essay titled “What place does the church (small “c”) have in a Christian’s faith-life?” was presented to a CLC Pastoral Conference at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Cheyenne, Wyoming, in September, 2013. This is the second of two parts from that essay (abbreviated by the editor).
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