A SLICE OF LIFE IN THE CLC Snapshots of Congregations from Around the Church of the Lutheran Confession“I lift up my eyes to the hills — where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth” (Psalm 121:1-2 Read More
Articles by Pastor Thomas Schuelze:
“I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints” (Ephesians 1:18, NIV). As you read this article, there’s a festival fast approaching on the church year calendar. It’s a festival that doesn’t Read More
It’s the “Same Old Same Old” “Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, ‘This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called “woman,” for she was taken out of man.’ For this reason a man will leave his father and mother Read More
“If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith” (1 Corinthians 15:13-14 NIV).
“Good luck! And, by the way, there’s no such thing as Read More
“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news” (Isaiah 52:7 NIV). “I sure could use a little good news for a change!” Do you ever have such thoughts? You encounter the plethora of tragic news stories broadcast on TV and the internet: natural disasters like earthquakes and floods causing Read More
DEVOTION – CONFIRMATION
The Comfort of Your Confirmation“Be faithful until death and I will give you the crown of life” (Revelation 2:10). “This certifies that (fill in your name), having received a thorough instruction in the sacred teachings of the Christian religion as found in the Holy Scriptures Read More
“I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever.” (John 14:16, NIV 1984)PARACLETE—It’s a name we probably don’t use too often in our prayers. It may ring strange in our ears when we sing it in hymns at church.
MEDITATIONS ON JESUS’ SERMON ON THE MOUNT: MATTHEW CHAPTERS FIVE THROUGH SEVEN “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise Read More
The Holy Spirit’s Perfect Book
It contains historical writings, selections of poetry, and words of prophecy. †
It boasts a collection of twenty-one letters and four Gospels telling Read More
"But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons" (Galatians 4:4-5, NIV).