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Category: Devotions

Advent Is for Expectation

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COVER STORY – ADVENT
“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas,”  as the old song goes. We see it all around us: lights and decorations, Christmas songs, Christmas shopping, and the planning of Christmas events. Even without a calendar, you would know that Christmas is coming soon. You may Read More
DEVOTION – JOHN THE BAPTIST
Pick one of today’s more “popular” preachers with a large following. Maybe it would be Joel Osteen with his average attendance of 52,000. Or maybe it would be the “Purpose Driven” preacher, Rick Warren, with his average attendance of 22,000. Regardless of the numerically popular Read More
DEVOTION – HEAVEN The promise of life in glory, forever in heaven, is the Christian’s most cherished hope. We would like to know more, of course, about the wonderful place which will be our home for all eternity. Many of our questions can only be answered when we arrive, but here are some answers God has provided us now. Can I know, for Read More

Life of Luther — The Final Years

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The ROAD TO REFORMATION In observation of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, we have presented a brief survey of the life of Martin Luther. The series concludes with this installment. Luther’s life was very busy, and he was often in the center of much activity. In the final years, his life fell into a somewhat Read More

The Unseen Church

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DEVOTION – THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH
“The hand is quicker than the eye” is a very familiar adage. This saying was demonstrated to me quite thoroughly just last year. Our town had a festival at which a street magician was performing. Time and again this man astounded the gathered crowd with his sleight of hand. One Read More

Labor Day Thanksgiving

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DEVOTION – THE BLESSINGS OF LABOR
“Here is what I have seen: It is good and fitting for one to eat and drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labor in which he toils under the sun all the days of his life which God gives him; for it is his heritage. As for every man to whom God has given riches and wealth, and Read More

Found in Translation —1534—

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The ROAD TO REFORMATION In observation of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, we are presenting a brief survey of the life of Martin Luther. The series continues with major events in the life of the Reformer that took place after 1517.
Have you ever been frustrated when listening to a customer Read More
DEVOTION – THE MEANS OF GRACE
Ah, summer vacation! Time to get away from the city and enjoy nature around us. There are national and state parks to visit, tents to be pitched, campfires to sit around, and lakes to “get away” to. This time of year it’s not unusual to hear the comment, “I feel closer to God in Read More
The ROAD TO REFORMATION In observation of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, we are presenting a brief survey of the life of Martin Luther. The series continues with major events in the life of the Reformer that took place after 1517.
The birthday of the Lutheran Church is often placed on June Read More
DEVOTION – CHURCH AND STATE The screaming crowd was ready to riot when the object of their fury was taken into custody by the Roman commander. The commander ordered his centurion to bind the prisoner and stretch him out for a lashing with the Roman scourge, as a quick and dirty means of interrogation. But Paul, who had been testifying of Read More