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It may be a new year, but do you get the feeling that you’ve done it all before? Just like last year, you’ve watched the thirty-first of December fade out of sight and the first of January come into focus. Unless the Lord returns first, you’ll likely do the same Read More
“I’M GLAD YOU ASKED!” (TWENTY-THIRD IN A SERIES) Pastors Answer Frequently-Asked Questions
It may be surprising to learn that the Bible doesn’t say a lot about homosexuality. It is mentioned specifically in just a handful of places (such as Leviticus 18:22-24, Romans 1:26-27, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, and 1 Read More

Life of Luther — School Days

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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.
Once Martin Luther was old enough, his Read More
A SLICE OF LIFE IN THE CLC Snapshots of Congregations from Around the Church of the Lutheran Confession
Driving down Frankford Road, a busy three-lane, it is easy to notice the painted cedar-wood exterior and pitched roof of St. Matthew Lutheran Church. Located in a prosperous area of North Dallas, the city has Read More

Cory Drehle

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IN THE PIPELINE (FIFTH IN A SERIES) This series profiles the men and women who are preparing for the public teaching and preaching ministry at our Immanuel Lutheran College and Seminary in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Age: 25 Program: College—Pre-Theological Studies Year in School: College Read More
TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS = Worship Supplement 2000; = Biblical Events Noted
Date Verse Reading Comments Dec 1 WS 796 Jeremiah 31:3-9 God never forsakes His believing children, but nourishes and cherishes His remnant. Dec 2 TLH 493 Ezekiel 2:1-3:4 Although Ezekiel Read More
Imagine yourself as a Jew living in Jerusalem in the year we now call A.D. 301. Roman rule over Judea embitters your life. Your religious leaders—the Pharisees—have burdened you with numerous invented religious “laws” which they say you must follow in order to be righteous in God’s eyes. Sadducees, the other prominent Jewish Read More
“Therefore, when He came into the world, He said: ‘Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, But a body You have prepared for Me. In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin You had no pleasure. Then I said, “Behold, I have come—In the volume of the book it is written of Me—To do Your will, O God.” Previously saying, ‘Sacrifice and Read More
(Please read Judges 9 for the setting, people, and events to which this devotion refers.)
Sunday school students are fascinated by the characters in the book of Judges—Deborah, Gideon, Abimelech, Samson. . . . You don’t remember a Sunday school lesson about Abimelech? That’s because Abimelech was not chosen by God to Read More
Started as a mission in the early days of the Synodical Conference, St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded in 1909. In March of 1908, the Herman Ferking family was making its way from Greenway, South Dakota, to Lemmon. At Roscoe, South Dakota, there was a layover of several hours between train connections, and Pastor Scherf of the Read More