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Articles by Pastor Thomas Schuelze:

Date Verse Reading Comments May 1 TLH 59 2 Samuel 7:1-16 God promised David that his throne would endure forever, a promise that was ultimately fulfilled in Christ, the greatest King of all. May 2 TLH 524/LSB 691; Psalm 52 The wicked may boast, but in the end those who trust in God’s unfailing love […] Read More

Time to Think About Seed-Sowing

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COVER STORY – Lent “But Jesus answered them, saying, ‘The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified. Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.’”  (John 12:23-24) As you read this […] Read More

Don’t Forget to Give Thanks

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COVER STORY – THANKSGIVING “Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men! Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare His works with rejoicing.” (Psalm 107:21-22) “Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.”  […] Read More
“‘When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men.’ . . . And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we […] Read More

Christ Loves You with a PASSION

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“My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.” (John 4:34, NIV84) What’s your passion? Is there a hobby you especially enjoy doing? Cooking? Playing piano? Fixing cars? Long distance running? Most folks have a set of activities they choose to include in their schedules depending […] Read More
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 NIV84). This Scripture verse has held rich meaning […] Read More
“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 […] Read More

God’s Institution of Marriage

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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 […] 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 luck.” This was the parting comment a Christian friend […] 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