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How long has it been since you read the Book of Acts?

This important book is often overlooked by many Christians who prefer to read the Gospel accounts of the life of Jesus or the doctrinal sound-bites of the New Testament epistles (letters). But the Book of Acts is an invaluable commentary on the message and work of the early Read More
With the passing of each year we observe changes in our lives and in the world about us. While some of the changes are good and beneficial, others are not. Were it not for the assurance of the abiding presence of our unchangeable Lord, our spirits would be greatly distressed and our hearts would melt out of fear and worry. The sure and certain Read More
One of the time-honored Christmas traditions we love to observe is the custom of exchanging presents. We pay a visit to a local shopping mall (or perhaps surf online) that we might search out and purchase items for sharing with family members. We gift-wrap our presents and tuck them away in a secret location or position them under the Christmas Read More
Berea Lutheran Church, CLC Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota The main focus of Berea’s worship area is the triptych above the altar. The triptych’s design is intended to draw our attention to the cross. The design of all other chancel items is intended to support this emphasis on the cross. Read More
“…God and God alone can teach the truth, for He only is the source and foundation of truth. Hence those who proclaim the Word of God must exercise supreme care that what they preach is the Word of God. This can be accomplished only when the messenger bases his message squarely upon and makes it consonant with the written Word of God, the Read More
He (God) did not give His Son for the purpose of coming to straighten us out. Of all our customs at Christmas time, gift giving is perhaps the most universal. It may also be the most exciting custom, at least in the minds of children who can’t wait to see what they will get for Christmas. When a gift is received, it’s natural to want to Read More

“Christmas is giving!”

How often haven’t we heard that statement? And properly understood, it is correct. However, the majority of people who hear that statement would think of the giving of gifts, the giving of love, the giving of help and kindness. None of that is wrong except that it misses the real point of Christmas, the Read More
“For everyone will be seasoned with fire, and every sacrifice will be seasoned with salt. Salt is good, but if the salt loses its flavor, how will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace with one another.” Mark 9:49-50 Read More
“All History is GOD’S STORY!”  – No. 23 in series: Genesis chapters 46-50 “…few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, and they have not attained to the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.”  Genesis 47:9 Jacob was standing beforethe Pharaoh of Egypt when he Read More

Immanuel — God with Us!

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Surveying CLC History From the 25th Anniversary Booklet (1985) “Reflections – Projections” “Projection” Number Twelve of twelve (series concluded) Pastor Norbert Reim (1918-2007) How we humans would love to draw aside the curtain and take a peek into what is to come! What do the next years hold in store for the Church of the Read More