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TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS = Worship Supplement 2000; LSB = Lutheran Service Book, 2006
Date Verse Reading Comments Nov 1 TLH 463; Genesis 49:1-7 As Jacob speaks his last words to his sons, we know that some of his descendants will LSB 678 fall away. Praise God for all who remain faithful and Read More

Semper Paratus

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DEVOTION – SECOND COMING
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the Read More
A HYMN OF GLORY LET US SING (TWENTY-FOURTH IN A SERIES)
When do Christians give thanks? Initial answers would likely include mealtimes, happy times and moments of success. It’s relatively easy to express appreciation to God when something pleasant is at hand or in hand. But what about those times Read More
GEMS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT
“Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, yet I will not forget you. See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands.” (Isaiah 49:15-16a) For nearly seven centuries, from the time of Moses to the time of Read More
STUDIES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
“By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come. By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and worshiped, leaning on the top of his staff. By faith Joseph, when he was dying, made mention of the departure of the children of Israel, and gave Read More
“I’M GLAD YOU ASKED!” (THIRTY-SECOND IN A SERIES) Pastors Answer Frequently-Asked Questions
I’m not sure why some churches hire their pastors, but I can show why we call ours. Our forefathers used the phrase von Gemeinschafts wegen to describe what a call is and does. It means “in behalf of Read More

Luther on Trial—1518-1520

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The ROAD TO REFORMATION In observation of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, we are presenting a brief survey of the life of Martin Luther.
The posting of the Ninety-Five Theses started a series of events which can only be described as a trial. Luther published and distributed the theses to many Read More

Bringing the Little Children

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NOTES FROM THE FIELD In this series, thoseinvolved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors.
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 19:14, ESV) Teaching God’s Word to children Read More
A SLICE OF LIFE IN THE CLC SNAPSHOTS OF CONGREGATIONS FROM AROUND THE CHURCH OF THE LUTHERAN CONFESSION
“Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines forth.” (Psalm 50:2 ESV) For years—over a quarter of a century—the God of grace has sustained a remnant of His people in the Atlanta area. At Read More