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Articles by Matt Schaser:

“Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our Read More
TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS = Worship Supplement 2000; = Biblical Events Noted
Date Verse Reading Comments Nov 1 TLH 190 Isaiah 35:1-10 Jesus brings redemption, peace, and joy to His people. Sorrow and sighing flee away! Nov 2 TLH 503 Isaiah 37:14-20 Hezekiah prays Read More
As evidenced in the famous Reformation hymn he wrote, Martin Luther was one person who did not have to be convinced of the existence of the devil, nor of the great danger that Satan poses to the souls of men. The monstrous nature of our old evil foe is aptly depicted in Revelation 20, where he appears as a dragon: “Then I saw an angel coming Read More

“BREAD OF LIFE” READINGS September 2016

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Date / Verse / Reading Comments TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS = Worship Supplement 2000; = Biblical Events Noted Sept 1 TLH 25 Nahum 1:2-9 The Lord is caring and good, but He is also just. His mercy and justice are not incompatible. Trust in Him and live. Sept 2 TLH 455 2 Kings 24:10-17 “As the Lord had Read More
A SLICE OF LIFE IN THE CLC Snapshots of Congregations from Around the Church of the Lutheran Confession
Thus says the Lord: “Stand in the ways and see, And ask for the old paths, where the good way is, And walk in it; Then you will find rest for your souls” (Jeremiah 6:16). With the desire among so many Read More

THE THIRD COMMANDMENT

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The Third Commandment  Remember the Sabbath-day to keep it holy. What does this mean? We should fear and love God that we do not despise preaching and His Word, but hold it sacred and gladly hear and learn it.
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A True Christian Love Song

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What Wondrous Love Is This—Words: Attributed to Alexander Means. This hymn is often sung during the Lenten season throughout the Church of the Lutheran Confession and the world. It's found in our Worship Supplement 2000 hymnal (#723), and the melody with its haunting modal or "mountain minor" character surely enhances Read More