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Welcome to the Family

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“When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” (Matthew 2:10-11) The wise men, the three Read More

Called to Action

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Read John 1:29-51 Examples—good, bad, or indifferent—are all around us. Even though we know the Bible’s primary purpose is to show us the path to heaven through the grace of our Lord Jesus, the Scriptures are also full of examples. Paul tells us, “Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our Read More
The creation account gives surprisingly little attention to the stars. It tells us that on the fourth day God made lights and placed them in the sky, but it calls our attention mostly to the sun and the moon. The stars almost seem to be just mentioned: “He made the stars also.” Yet the stars, too, are called God’s lights “set in Read More

Frankincense

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“And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” Matthew 2:11 As a boy, I often puzzled over the gifts of the Magi. Gold was certainly a treasure. But what was myrrh, and who was Frank? Eventually, I realized that “Frank” was not a person but a nation; that Read More
“Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.”  (Hebrews 13:4) “What’s the point in marriage? It’s just a piece of paper, and a piece of paper doesn’t define our love.” That statement sums up how many people view marriage today. But Read More

Christian Science

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Some lies are so obvious they can’t be disguised. So, cults rely on a trick the Navy once used when trying to hide ships on the open seas. Vessels were painted in bright, bold colors, and covered with complex geometric patterns. The idea was not concealment but confusion. Confusion is a key factor in Christian Science. The name itself is a Read More

The Nicene Creed

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They think they have identified it, submerged in the clear, shallow waters near the shores of Iznik Golu in modern Turkey. This ancient church was destroyed centuries ago by an earthquake that also caused the ground to sink into the lake. The ancient name of Iznik was Nicea. In this church the Council of Nicea was held in A.D. 325, and here the Read More
Seventy-eight years ago, in the early summer of 1941, St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church had its first worship service, conducted by Pastor Reinhardt Schierenbeck of Sanborn, Minnesota. On June 27 of 1941, St. Paul’s was incorporated and its constitution adopted. At the time of organization, St. Paul’s membership consisted of fourteen Read More
Emirates Airlines Flight 236 departed Chicago at 8:45 P.M. on July 9th for a fourteen-hour flight to Dubai. So began the 2018 Mission Helper Trip to East Africa. Preparations for the trip, however, began months before. Purchasing airline tickets, visiting medical facilities for necessary shots, and preparing lessons to present the Seven Read More