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"…the Scriptures cannot be broken." John 10:35

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Articles by Pastor Thomas Schuelze:

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.

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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).

"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven." Read More

"…The works that I do in My Father's name, they bear witness of Me."  (John 10:25)
Now it happened, the day after, that He went into a city called Nain; and many of His disciples went with Him, and a large crowd. And when He came near the gate of the city, behold, a dead man was being carried out, the only Read More
MEDITATIONS ON JESUS’ SERMON ON THE MOUNT: MATTHEW CHAPTERS FIVE THROUGH SEVEN "Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your Read More
"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights."  (James 1:17, NIV) This passage from the New Testament epistle of James describes our heavenly Father as the source of all the good things we enjoy during the time of grace He grants us on Earth. If we were Read More

When was the last time you fasted? Have you ever fasted?

In Old Testament times fasting—abstaining from food for a specified time—was a common religious practice. Even though there was no direct command from God to do so, voluntary fasting for religious purposes was regularly undertaken. A main reason why Read More
Picture the scene. The date is approximately 1600 B.C. The Israelites are living in Egypt, suffering as slaves at the hands of brutal taskmasters. Pharaoh had refused to let the Israelites leave his country though God has commanded him to do so, and He had sent nine plagues to try to lead him to comply. Now Read More