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GEMS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT
(For context, please read 1 Kings 17:1-16) Scripture says that Ahab was more evil than the kings before him and that he thought it was a trivial thing to walk in those sins. He overtly promoted the worship of Baal. Ahab’s apostasy signaled dark times ahead for the Read More
STUDIES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.”  Read More
A SLICE OF LIFE IN THE CLC SNAPSHOTS OF CONGREGATIONS FROM AROUND THE CHURCH OF THE LUTHERAN CONFESSION
Out in the northwest lake country of Minnesota, a summer tourist might well be charmed by the sight of a white frame church set in a park-like grove. It is like so many that were built in early times for rural Read More

“BREAD OF LIFE” READINGS may 2017

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“BREAD OF LIFE” READINGS may 2017  TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS = Worship Supplement 2000; LSB = Lutheran Service Book, 2006
Date Verse Reading Comments May 1 WS 727; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12 You are already living to please God, but now I urge you to do it more and more, LSB 697 for this Read More

Jesus, the Good Shepherd

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Communication requires two things: a sender and a receiver. The most powerful transmitter in the world is worthless if no one turns on a radio, and all of the radios in the world are of little use if no one is broadcasting. The same holds true with human interaction. Someone has to send, someone else has to receive. If either one is missing, Read More

Graduating to the Real World

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DEVOTION – GRADUATION
“Do all things without complaining and disputing,  that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,  holding fast the word of life.” (Phil. 2:14-16) Formal Read More
A HYMN OF GLORY LET US SING (EIGHTEENTH IN A SERIES)
This hymn is a metrical translation of the 23rd Psalm—a psalm of comfort. Most psalms of comfort (for example, Psalm 91) speak words of comfort to believers, but Psalm 23 is different; it is the exuberant exclamation of a believer, joyous that he Read More
GEMS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT
He is known to history as “Cyrus the Great”; born 590 B.C., died 529 B.C. A skilled military strategist, Cyrus united the tribes of Persia (modern-day Iran), defeated the Medes and Babylonians, extended the Persian Empire westward to Macedonia and eastward to India, and showed extraordinary Read More
STUDIES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
“Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward.  For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise: ‘For yet a little while, And He who is coming will come and will not tarry. Now the just shall live by faith; Read More

Luther Begins Teaching: 1508-1509

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The ROAD TO REFORMATION In preparation for the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, we are presenting a brief survey of the life of Martin Luther. The series will culminate in the October 2017 issue with an account of his posting of the Ninety-Five Theses.
Brother Martin, the Augustinian monk, became Read More