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Articles by Professor Em. Paul Koch:

GOD’S OBSCURE SAINTS

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IMMANUEL LUTHERAN COLLEGE CHAPEL MEDITATION  (Third in a Series)  Now in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplying, there arose a complaint against the Hebrews by the Hellenists, because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution. Then the twelve summoned the multitude of the disciples and Read More

THE SIXTH COMMANDMENT

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It’s a short and simple commandment—but it’s another thing to live accordingly. If anyone supposes that he holds the high ground in other commandments, the Sixth Commandment turns us into slinking jackals. Let’s be honest about it—we humans habitually misuse and abuse God’s gift of sex.
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GOD’S OBSCURE SAINTS

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IMMANUEL LUTHERAN COLLEGE CHAPEL MEDITATION (Second in a Series) “Therefore, of these men who have accompanied us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, beginning from the baptism of John to that day when He was taken up from us, one of these must become a witness with us of His resurrection.” And they Read More

GOD’S OBSCURE SAINTS

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Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Read More
That’s not a weather report, but the theme of the ILC Spring Concert presented on Friday evening, May 17, 2013, at Messiah Lutheran Church of Eau Claire under the direction of Prof. John C. Reim. This theme was right on target, for choir instrumentalists stormed the audience with brass and percussive thunder aplenty. The Church’s Read More

THE FOURTH COMMANDMENT

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"As the head of the family should teach them in a simple way to those of his household."  (Martin Luther) By way of introduction, isn’t it a remarkable privilege that you were born into a Christian family? From the moment of conception you were swaddled in warm love; for nine months your mother protected you from Read More
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The Second Commandment

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It’s short and to the point: “You shall/should not take the name of the LORD your God in vain…” (Exodus 20:7).  Read More