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What, would you say, is water worth? There’s no question that, as an element necessary for life, it is of great value. And yet, its prevalence on earth makes it relatively inexpensive. On a rainy day it’s even free. There are, however, versions which do fetch a higher price. The bottled variety, for example. A liter can sell for Read More
Read: 1 Kings 18:1-39 From its inception, the nation of Israel was intended to be a people through whom God’s Covenant Promise was to shine forth. After they immigrated into Canaan, however, we read what would become a common refrain, “Then the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord.” (Judges 2:11, and others) Read More
Read: 1 Kings 18:1-39 From its inception, the nation of Israel was intended to be a people through whom God’s Covenant Promise was to shine forth. After they immigrated into Canaan, however, we read what would become a common refrain, “Then the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord.” (Judges 2:11, and others) Read More
“By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise; for he waited for the city which has Read More
There is incredible freedom in the New Testament Church. We are not bound to a certain style of music nor a particular type of worship service. Our brothers and sisters overseas are not required to use page five in The Lutheran Hymnal or page twelve in the Worship Supplement. Nor are we. But what is permissible is not always Read More
Listen to hymn at: http://lutherantacoma.com/hymns/493.mp3 Hymn Text: Luke 6:12 ff. Author: Christopher Wordsworth, 1862, cento, alt. Composer: Dimitri S. Bortniansky, 1822, ad. Tune: “St. Petersburg”
Public ministers of God’s Word are faced with a challenging task. They bring that Word to bear in a world Read More
Forged In Fire is the name of a current TV show. Several bladesmiths are given various hunks of steel, and each one is asked to forge and create a knife of his own design. Their blades are then tested for sharpness, strength, and durability, by which tests the field is narrowed to two finalists, who then are challenged Read More
By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and through it he being dead still speaks. By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death, “and was not found, because God had taken him”; for before he was taken he had this Read More
This question begins with an unfortunate assumption; namely, that praying or singing requires certain visible motions. Praying is more than the folding of hands and the closing of eyes. Singing is more than opening the mouth and matching musical notes with one’s voice. Praying and singing are acts of worship, and worship is always primarily about Read More
A HYMN OF GLORY LET US SING (NINETEENTH IN A SERIES)
Think a moment about your daily prayers. To whom do you pray? The obvious answer would be, “I pray to God, of course.” But press the question a bit further, and you might respond, “I pray to the one true God; the God of Abraham, Isaac, Read More