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Category: Historical

The Lord Provides

Written by Paul Koch | October, 2020
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A LOOK BACK IN CLC HISTORY It’s worth reminding ourselves that God works in marvelous ways—ways that are mysterious at the time, but later prove to have been in our best interests. Let me illustrate. Back in 1965 the Lord put the CLC through its first austerity program because contributions from our CLC friends fell […] Read More

Caught in a Storm (1504-1505)

Written by Joseph Lau | March, 2017
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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. Have you ever been caught in a severe storm? It […] Read More

The Emmaus Transformation

Written by Paul Krause | March, 2016
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“And they said to one another, ‘Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?’” (Luke 24:32). Usually it is easy to tell. There are the telltale signs that readily reveal a person’s frame of mind. You watch the youngster out […] Read More
A HYMN OF GLORY LET US SING (Fourth IN A SERIES) Easter What terrified thoughts and emotions might well torture the mind and grip the heart of an unbeliever facing imminent death! While still in good health and favorable circumstances, some unbelievers—if they ever think about the afterlife at all—might for a time delude themselves […] Read More

Johann Gerhard

Written by Norman Greve | February, 2015
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Johann Gerhard As we approach the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we take a brief look at the lives of some of the most influential and important Lutheran theologians. Johann Gerhard (1582-1637) was born into a well-to-do family of the minor nobility of the central German city of Quedlinburg. He seems to have been a […] Read More

“Bible Sunday” — November 23, 2014

Written by Paul Krause | November, 2014
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It was December 1941. Two noteworthy things were about to happen within hours of each other. First, there was the kick-off of the first-ever National Bible Week, which was to begin on Monday, December 8th. The National Bible Association had been making plans to have Scripture read nation-wide over the airwaves on NBC. Various political […] Read More

What is a Lutheran (according to Luther)?

Written by David Reim | October, 2014
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You meet a new colleague and to your surprise you discover she is a Lutheran. You are delighted to find you have this in common. In the course of time, however, after several discussions you realize your colleague does not believe God created the world in six days, as the Bible says. Then, come to […] Read More

JOHN BUGENHAGEN

Written by Lutheran Spokesman | October, 2014
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[These vignettes of men associated with Luther and the Reformation first appeared in connection with our CLC’s daily website devotions during Reformation season, 2013. Pastor David Schaller, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Sister Lakes, Mich., reports that the devotions were adapted from a Bible Class presentation, adding that “The original booklet and slides can be downloaded from […] Read More

PHILIP MELANCHTHON

Written by Lutheran Spokesman | October, 2014
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[These vignettes of men associated with Luther and the Reformation first appeared in connection with our CLC’s daily website devotions during Reformation season, 2013. Pastor David Schaller, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Sister Lakes, Mich., reports that the devotions were adapted from a Bible Class presentation, adding that “The original booklet and slides can be downloaded from […] Read More

This We Believe

Written by David Reim | April, 2012
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A Review of Dr. Martin Luther’s  Smalcald Articles 1. Of the Divine Majesty/Redemption/Salvation by Grace When God’s Word is attacked, the salvation of souls is in jeopardy. For that reason, Christians must stand up and proclaim the truth of God’s Word boldly and clearly. We do that not only as a testimony to those who […] Read More