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DEVOTION—CONFESSIONALISM
“If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:31-32) What is more important to the human body, the flesh or the bones? It’s an absurd question, really. Take away either and life would be impossible. The Read More
A SLICE OF LIFE IN THE CLC Snapshots of congregations from around the Church of the Lutheran Confession
Living Savior of Eden Prairie is a relatively young church, but its mission is one as old as the world itself. Before there was sin in Eden Prairie, there was sin in the Garden of Eden. It was there that the Living Read More

The Lord Provides

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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
A SLICE OF LIFE IN THE CLC Profiles of congregations from around the Church of the Lutheran Confession
“Hody, Hody, Hody!” I could hear it all the way up front (not that it’s really all that far in our cozy congregation). One of our younger members was joyfully joining in with the liturgy. Another time I blessed the Read More

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DEVOTION—CHRISTIAN WORSHIP
Teachers get a great deal of mail for professional development opportunities. I’m sure other professions do, too. Books, seminars, and subscription services all make their case for offering essential knowledge. Continued learning opportunities are an important part of doing a job well, but Read More

PORTION

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GEMS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT
The Hebrew word for portion occurs frequently in the Old Testament. The concept behind the word is that of division. Certain possessions may be divided up, with portions being given to various people (for example, Genesis 14:24). Or, someone may divide off a piece of land and give a portion to Read More
A SLICE OF LIFE IN THE CLC Snapshots of congregations from around the Church of the Lutheran Confession
Our gracious God has been with and remains with Resurrection Lutheran Church in Calgary. Calgary is a city of 1.5 million people (1950 population—133,073). It is the fourth-largest city in Canada, lying some two Read More

Gnosticism

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“If your only tool is a hammer, every problem will look like a nail.”

A similar thing could be said of Gnosticism. If you understand what Gnosticism is and how it works, you will see Gnosticism wherever you look. “Gnostic,” comes from the Greek word gnosis, which means knowledge. More specifically, it refers to experiential Read More
Volunteer commitment, Southern hospitality, and dedication to the Word of God have been hallmarks of Holy Trinity since the time of its founding in 1965. Like the rain which comes from heaven, so the Word of God has caused His goodness to spring up and bear abundant fruit. You might say that Holy Trinity is a “grass-roots ministry.” This Read More