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The gospel with the message of salvation was at the heart and core of apostolic preaching. If the Church in its ministry — either through its called ministers or through the individual witness of each Christ-believer — is to remain true to its apostolic roots, the gospel of salvation by grace through faith in Christ Jesus must remain the Read More

As we come to the close of the Christmas season, we hear once again the remarkable account of how, by God’s guidance and grace, the Wise Men from the East came searching for the one “who has been born King of the Jews” (Matthew 2:2), so that they might bow before Him and worship Read More

Daniel’s Vision of the Messiah

I was watching in the night visions, and behold, One  like the Son of Man, coming with the clouds of heaven! He came to the Ancient of Days, and they brought  Him near before Him…” Daniel7:13. This “Son of Man,” theMessiah in human form, came riding on the clouds of heaven. Read More

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