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TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS = Worship Supplement 2000; LSB = Lutheran Service Book, 2006
Date Hymns Reading Comments Aug 1 TLH 512; LSB 839 Romans 11:25-36 In His great wisdom, God sent Jesus to die for all people. So let’s not adopt a condescending attitude toward others whom He wants to save. Aug 2 TLH 440; Read More

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

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Don’t you love to ponder God’s creation and His creative powers? There are multitudinous Read More

Faithful Stewards

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DEVOTION – Stewardship
“Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.” (1 Corinthians 4:2) “Thus he left all that he had in Joseph’s hand, and he did not know what he had except for the bread which he ate.” (Genesis 39:6) It is a strange course on which the Lord led Joseph. At home, he was Read More
A HYMN OF GLORY LET US SING
Our lives consist of periods of work followed by periods of rest. We finish our shift or complete our daily tasks, and then we go home to get a night’s sleep. But all the while that we are sleeping, our God is awake and active. “He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel Read More

“Happiness-es”

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GEMS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT
(Read Psalm 1) If you are on the right path, God’s path, happiness will come. It cannot be otherwise. The Hebrew word for “blessed” in Psalm 1 also means happy, whole, and full. Wherever it is used in the Old Testament, it always appears in the plural; literally, HAPPINESS-ES. When Read More
STUDIES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
“For here we have no continuing city, but we seek the one to come. Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name. But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well Read More

Church of Scientology

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UNDERSTANDING THE CULTS In this twelve-part series we are taking a brief look at some of the major cults, past and present, that have found adherents in the United States. Your pastor can help you if you’d like a more in-depth study of a particular group.
Imagine a world so ancient that even an evolutionist would blush. Read More

The Smalcald Articles

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“THIS WE BELIEVE” In ongoing observation of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, we are presenting a brief overview of those confessional documents that make up the Book of Concord.
From the beginning of his dispute with Rome, Luther had asked that a council be convened to weigh his arguments fairly on Read More
A SLICE OF LIFE IN THE CLC Snapshots of congregations from around the Church of the Lutheran Confession.
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1) Like many congregations of the CLC, Faith Lutheran Church in New Ulm was born out of a desire to stand firm on the Read More