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"…the Scriptures cannot be broken." John 10:35

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(Seventh of eight installments)

Already now in this sinful world believers in Christ are enabled to experience the beauty and joy of Christian fellowship. We certainly can appreciate those moments in our lives when God gives us such experiences as little glimpses and foretastes of future bliss. Consider a few Read More

“We only believe as much of the Bible as we practice.” This statement on a local church sign speaks a spiritually dangerous half-truth.

The implication that everything the Bible teaches is to be preached and taught is, of course, correct. In His Great Commission the Savior says, "...teaching them to observe all Read More
And again He entered Capernaum after some days, and it was heard that He was in the house. Immediately many gathered together, so that there was no longer room to receive them, not even near the door. And He preached the word to them. Then they came to Him, bringing a paralytic who was carried by four men. And when they could not come near Him Read More
But as for you, speak the things which are proper for sound doctrine: that the older men be sober, reverent, temperate, sound in faith, in love, in patience; the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things—that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to Read More

THE THIRD COMMANDMENT

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The Third Commandment  Remember the Sabbath-day to keep it holy. What does this mean? We should fear and love God that we do not despise preaching and His Word, but hold it sacred and gladly hear and learn it.
"As the head of the family should teach them Read More
(Sixth of eight installments)
As we continue to consider the beauty and joy of Christian fellowship, we recognize that the biggest threat to such fellowship is the intrusion of false teaching. Our Lord has told us what to do when false teaching takes over some earthly organization. We are to take note of Read More
The title above is the notice on the bulletin board of a non-denominational church in our city. Though we do not know what this church claims as its noteworthy difference, we commend its frankness. Nevertheless, that description loses some of its originality in the general religious climate of our day, for if the measure of a church is Read More
Introduction & Part One of a Series Let us first give some introductory comments, starting with the basic fact that “A creed is a statement (written or spoken) of what a person believes.” (p. 89, Luther’s Catechism, Sydow ed.) The Apostles' Creed is one of the three ecumenical (general or Read More
(Fifth of eight installments) As we study the Scriptures, we soon learn that there is another very special evil that is always threatening to spoil the beauty and joy of Christian fellowship. In fact, it is this evil that first spoiled the relationship between God and our first parents in Paradise. What is this evil? It is Read More
(Fourth of eight) We have indicated in previous articles that it is possible for believers in Christ to experience already now the beauty and joy of Christian fellowship. Read More