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NOTES FROM THE FIELD In this series, thoseinvolved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors.
The following is a report from Pastor Raju Bithrakoti, in his own words, about current activities in the Dang Province of Nepal. The report is lightly edited for clarity. This is a story of Bhoglal Read More
A SLICE OF LIFE IN THE CLC Snapshots of congregations from around the Church of the Lutheran Confession.
The numbers are grim. 24% consider themselves Protestant. Of these, only 0.9% say that the Bible is the Word of God. This is the state of things in Germany today—a country from which God raised up many faithful Read More
MISSION NEWSLETTER Every other month our CLC Board of Missions updates us with recent news from various mission fields.
Imagine traveling to a foreign country, getting through immigration, and arriving at your hotel at the beginning of what you expect to be an extended stay. Then imagine being picked up by immigration Read More
TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS = Worship Supplement 2000; LSB = Lutheran Service Book, 2006
Date Hymns Reading Comments May 1 TLH 144/LSB 421 Exodus 17:1-7 We, too, are just as tempted to test the Lord saying, “Is He among us or not?” May 2 TLH 363 Acts 3:1-19 Peter used the miracle to point the people to Jesus, Read More

Both Shepherd and Lamb

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COVER STORY – GOOD SHEPHERD
Jesus was many mutually exclusive things that, humanly speaking, He couldn’t be. He was the God of Sabaoth, and He was the Prince of Peace. He was Lord and Master, and He was the humble Servant. He was “true God, begotten of the Father from eternity,” and He was a mortal man Whose life Read More

Graduating with the Lord

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DEVOTION – GRADUATION
Near the end of my first grade year, I asked my mom how much longer I needed to go to school. I enjoyed first grade as well as kindergarten the year before that, but I did wonder if there would be a day when I wouldn’t have to go anymore. I had suspected that I would need to go at least until Read More
A HYMN OF GLORY LET US SING
Christ’s final act before He ascended into heaven was to lift up His hands and bless His assembled disciples. And it was while He was blessing them that He was parted from them and taken up into heaven (Luke 24:50-51). This parting picture of Jesus with His hands raised in blessing is most Read More

Stability Control

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STUDIES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8) Electronic stability control, or ESC, is an advanced form of automotive technology that assists the driver in keeping or regaining control over the vehicle by automatically braking individual wheels. Some estimates Read More

The Way International

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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.
“My name is Todd Davis. This is my Social Security number: . Read More

The Large Catechism

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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.
I magine for a moment—people are looking to you to establish order in all the churches of your entire state and those in Read More