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Category: Chapels

No Prayer Barrier

Written by John Pfeiffer | October, 2014
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Heavenly Father, hear our prayers and accept our praises for Jesus’ sake. Amen. What we see and hear this day is a wondrous thing. The fact that this school exists is wondrous. The fact that you are here is wondrous. The fact that there are teachers and staff is wondrous. Most wondrous of all is […] Read More

God’s Affordable (Free) Care Act

Written by John Pfeiffer | April, 2014
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Lord God, teach us to leave all our worries in Your hands, for Jesus’ sake. Amen. ObamaCare–the Affordable Care Act: have you heard anything about this? It is a government-regulated program for health care in this country. There are those who strongly support it and those who strongly oppose it. Some say it is good […] Read More

GOD’S OBSCURE SAINTS

Written by Paul Koch | January, 2014
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(Fourth in a Series) This edifying series of chapel talks comes from the archives of our Spokesman Assistant Editor, Prof. Em. Paul R. Koch • Eau Claire, Wis. At Joppa there was a certain disciple named Tabitha, which is translated Dorcas. This woman was full of good works and charitable deeds which she did. But […] Read More

GOD’S OBSCURE SAINTS

Written by Paul Koch | November, 2013
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IMMANUEL LUTHERAN COLLEGE CHAPEL MEDITATION  (Third in a Series)  Now in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplying, there arose a complaint against the Hebrews by the Hellenists, because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution. Then the twelve summoned the multitude of the disciples and said, “It is not desirable […] Read More

GOD’S OBSCURE SAINTS

Written by Paul Koch | September, 2013
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IMMANUEL LUTHERAN COLLEGE CHAPEL MEDITATION (Second in a Series) “Therefore, of these men who have accompanied us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, beginning from the baptism of John to that day when He was taken up from us, one of these must become a witness with us of […] Read More

Clinging To and Confessing the Truth

Written by John Pfeiffer | June, 2013
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What is more important, the salvation of men or the glory of God? Some people set aside the glory of God, claiming that they are very concerned about the salvation of men. However, if you make the salvation of men more important than the glory of God, you will lose both. What is the glory […] Read More

Jesus Makes the Difference

Written by John Pfeiffer | March, 2013
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“It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”(Hebrews 10:31) What a Bible passage! There is nothing comforting about this statement. The word for “fearful” is always used in a negative way. Likewise, the word for “fall into” is used negatively. It is not like falling into the arms of […] Read More

Hope Rests on Grace

Written by John Pfeiffer | January, 2012
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Lord God, hear us: help us to hear You. Amen. Does anyone love you? I suppose there are times that we may feel unloved.  However, I am sure that every one of you is loved by someone and probably by many. Think of one person who loves you [pause]. Okay. Now ask yourself, “Can I […] Read More
Dear Friends in Christ, It is fitting that we conclude this series of chapel talks on the history of the Church of the Lutheran Confession (CLC) on the day of our Lord’s ascension. For just as our risen Lord and Savior at God’s right hand has guided us in the past, so our present and […] Read More
Dear Friends in Christ, Chapter 20 of the history of the CLC is entitled “The Changing Times.” Everyone will have to admit that there have been many changes in the world and in the church world since our church body was organized in 1960. But have there been changes in the Church of the Lutheran […] Read More