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Give Your Burdens to the Lord

Written by Mark Weis | January, 2022
Post Categories: Gems from the Old Testament
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Out of the Depths (Read Psalm 130) The writer of Psalm 130 was “in the depths.” Not simply a mild depression or temporary problem, but deep trouble, deep pain, deep heartache. In fact, the Hebrew word for depths in Psalm 130 is used in Isaiah 51 to describe the depths of the ocean. At times, […] Read More

The Roman Mass

Written by David Schaller | January, 2022
Post Categories: Our Liturgical Legacy
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Ever wonder why we Lutherans use the form of worship that we do? In this series we examine the depth and meaning of the various elements of our worship service, beginning with the history of Christian worship itself. The word liturgy means “service.” In our worship services, liturgy refers to the order in which we […] Read More

The Clarity of Scripture

Written by Wayne Eichstadt | January, 2022
Post Categories: Heroes of Faith
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This series offers an overview of the chief teachings of the Christian church. We were returning home and the road ahead included mountain passes that were wet and slushy. As daylight gave way to night, I began having more and more difficulty seeing the road in front of me. There was no rain or blowing […] Read More

“You’ve Got to Believe”?

Written by Timothy Daub | January, 2022
Post Categories: Walther Law Gospel
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One of the hallmarks of the Lutheran Church is its proper understanding and application of the Bible’s two main teachings—Law and Gospel. Dr. C.F.W. Walther’s seminal work, The Proper Distinction Between Law and Gospel is the basis for this two-year series. Note: page numbers given are accurate for the 1929 and 1986 editions of the […] Read More

The Lord’s Purpose: Compassion and Mercy

Written by Robert Sauers | January, 2022
Post Categories: Studies in the New Testatment
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“Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door. As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness […] Read More

Contrition is Essential, But Does Not Merit Forgiveness

Written by Joseph Lau | December, 2021
Post Categories: Walther Law Gospel
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One of the hallmarks of the Lutheran Church is its proper understanding and application of the Bible’s two main teachings—Law and Gospel. Dr. C.F.W. Walther’s seminal work, The Proper Distinction Between Law and Gospel, is the basis for this two-year series. Note: page numbers given are accurate for the 1929 and 1986 editions of the […] Read More

Worship in the Apostolic Era

Written by John Klatt | December, 2021
Post Categories: Our Liturgical Legacy
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Ever wonder why we Lutherans do what we do in church? In this series we examine the depth and meaning of the various elements of our worship service, beginning with the history of Christian worship itself. The first mention of Christian worship in the book of Acts occurs immediately following the account of Pentecost. The […] Read More

“Ponder” the Gift

Written by Michael Eichstadt | December, 2021
Post Categories: From the CLC President
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“In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus . . .” You know the rest. After a lifetime of Christmas Eve services, you may be able to recite Luke 2 from memory. It’s the precious record of God’s eternal plan of salvation coming together in the fullness of time. Who could forget the […] Read More

The Christian’s Wait

Written by Chad Seybt | December, 2021
Post Categories: Studies in the New Testatment
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“Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.” (James 5:7-8) Te Christian faith […] Read More

When Things Go South

Written by David Fuerstenau | December, 2021
Post Categories: Gems from the Old Testament
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[‘Going south’ is an idiom that generally alludes to directional maps, on which south is down. Thus, south means lower in value, or going into a bad or worsened situation.] I is not surprising that the great heroes of faith are also portrayed as great sinners. Such heroes were but sinner-saints with great weaknesses and […] Read More