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Road Trip: 1510-1511

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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.
I love road trips. I think it is the Read More
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.
Have you ever been caught in a Read More

Life of Luther (1483)

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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.
The World into which Luther was Born Martin Luther has been Read More

Providence

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While man may sin and commit evil acts, God ultimately remains in control.
Providence is not a word we use very often in our daily lives. In fact, the first thing that comes to my mind when I hear the word is Providence, Rhode Island. That city was founded by the religious dissenter Roger Williams. He left Read More

“I AM the Good Shepherd”

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Twenty-three times in the Gospel of John we find “I AM” statements (in Greek, ego eimi). To seven of those are attached metaphors, including the passage in which our Lord states, “I AM the Good Shepherd” (John 10:11,14). Why did Jesus choose this word picture to describe Himself? The land of Israel had a mostly agrarian Read More

God is Pro-Life

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Perhaps you have seen the bumper sticker or heard the expression, “God is Pro-Life.” Exactly what does that mean? Because there are so many life-and-death discussions permeating our society, especially around election time, it may be helpful to review what God says about being Pro-Life. Read More

“Called by the Gospel”

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CATECHISM SERIES: Studies in The Apostles’ Creed FIRST OF FIVE PARTS OF A SERIES ON THE THIRD ARTICLE “This is most certainly true!”
The THIRD ARTICLE installments:  1) The Holy Spirit has called me by the gospel  2) The Holy Spirit enlightens, sanctifies, and keeps me 3) The Holy Read More
PART FOUR OF A SERIES ON THE SECOND ARTICLE THE APOSTLES’ CREED I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived  by the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell; the third Read More

You Shall Not Covet

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"As the head of the family should teach them in a simple way to those of his household."  (Martin Luther)
 The Ninth & Tenth COMMANDMENTS: You Shall Not Covet
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Jesus is True Man

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CATECHISM SERIES: Studies in The Apostles’ Creed 
THE APOSTLES’ CREED I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived  by the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, Read More