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Author: Nathan Pfeiffer

“Please Pass…the Word!”

Written by Nathan Pfeiffer | November, 2013
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“Man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.” (Deuteronomy 8:3, ESV) It’s just not Thanksgiving without football? While it might be missed, we could enjoy the festival without watching a game. What about celebrating Thanksgiving Day without family around?   Or what about a Thanksgiving […] Read More

Christian Marriage

Written by Nathan Pfeiffer | February, 2011
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“…Submitting to one another in the fear of God”  Ephesians 5:21 Most of you have probably heard the stunning statistic that 50% of all marriages in America end in divorce. When we look at different statistical websites, the breakdown is even more alarming: 40% to 50% of all first marriages end in divorce, around 65% […] Read More

Prepared by John the Baptist

Written by Nathan Pfeiffer | December, 2015
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We are in a season that involves a great deal of preparation. We prepare our homes and our church buildings with decorations for Christmas. In northern climates, the local hardware stores offer “winter survival [or preparedness] kits.” Such kits are suggested for a driver who might become stranded in his car during a blizzard. Such […] Read More

Building the Body of Christ

Written by Nathan Pfeiffer | July, 2021
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DEVOTION—THE PUBLIC MINISTRY In the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, “Hans and Franz” wanted to “pump you up!” Two comedians were mimicking body builder and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Wearing stuffed sweatsuits, weightlifting belts and gloves, Hans and Franz complained about “flabby arms” and weak bodies. In their comedy routine, they talked about wanting to “pump […] Read More

Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic to the Glory of God

Written by Nathan Pfeiffer | August, 2011
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There is a change that takes place somewhere between 4th grade and High School. When we were young, going back to school was an exciting time—new folders, new pencils, and we got to spend the day with our friends! But as we grew older, we realized how fun the summers could be and how much […] Read More

A Perfect Prayer from Our Perfect Lord

Written by Nathan Pfeiffer | April, 2018
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DEVOTION – LORD’S PRAYER “Our Father who art in heaven.”  We address the heavenly Father who sent His beloved Son to save us from our sins and in His amazing grace chose us to be His children. Just as a three-year-old child is unafraid to ask her dad for whatever is on her heart, let […] Read More

“…A Savior, who is Christ the Lord”

Written by Nathan Pfeiffer | December, 2014
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Reading through the four Gospels—particularly during the days leading up to the birth of Jesus—one often finds many of God’s people anxiously looking for ‘the Christ.’ The good news which the angels brought to the shepherds was that a Savior had been born “who is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11). Simeon was promised that before […] Read More

Ascension Joy

Written by Nathan Pfeiffer | May, 2012
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“Parting is such sweet sorrow.” So says Juliet to her love, Romeo, as they part ways for the evening. It was a sorrow for Juliet to part with her loved one for a time, but it was made sweet for her when she realized she would be able to see him in the morning. Read More

Let A Man Examine Himself…

Written by Nathan Pfeiffer | May, 2011
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EXAMINATION! A word that makes many eighth grade confirmation class students break out in a cold sweat and lose sleep at this time of year. Those who grew up in the Lutheran Church no doubt remember well their “confirmation examination” when they were publicly questioned on Christian doctrine as summarized in the Catechism. Oh, the […] Read More

The Brief Statement of 1932: A Landmark of Confessional Lutheranism

Written by Nathan Pfeiffer | July, 2020
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“Always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you.” (1 Peter 3:15) In the early New Testament church, identifying yourself as a “Christian” (Acts 11:26) was all you needed to say to let others know what you believed. “I am a follower of […] Read More

Christ’s Rock-solid Foundation for Life

Written by Nathan Pfeiffer | August, 2014
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MEDITATIONS ON JESUS’ SERMON ON THE MOUNT: MATTHEW’S GOSPEL, CHAPTERS FIVE THROUGH SEVEN Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and […] Read More

Jesus Cares For Body and Soul!

Written by Nathan Pfeiffer | May, 2013
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“The Works That I Do In My Father’s Name, They Bear Witness Of Me.” (John 10:25) Please have your Bible open to the Gospel of John chapter 5:1-16.  Imagine for a moment that back in in the year 1975 you took sick with some debilitating illness and for the last thirty-eight years you have been unable […] Read More

Rejoice! Your King Comes to You.

Written by Nathan Pfeiffer | March, 2015
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Written by: Nathan Pfeiffer pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Spokane, Washington. What if I told you that the President of the United States was going to come to visit you personally, and needed you to pick him up at the Greyhound bus station? It would never happen, right? He’s too busy to visit you personally and […] Read More

Faithful Stewards

Written by Nathan Pfeiffer | August, 2019
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DEVOTION – Stewardship “Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.” (1 Corinthians 4:2) “Thus he left all that he had in Joseph’s hand, and he did not know what he had except for the bread which he ate.” (Genesis 39:6) It is a strange course on which the Lord led Joseph. […] Read More

I Am Full

Written by Nathan Pfeiffer | November, 2010
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Thanksgiving Devotion Please read Philippians 4:10-20 If ever there was a holiday when it was fitting to talk about being “full,” Thanksgiving would be that day Eating is what most people associate with Thanksgiving Day. Families travel great distances to share a special meal together. Turkey is almost a requirement along with the staples of […] Read More

On Watch

Written by Nathan Pfeiffer | December, 2017
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DEVOTION – ADVENT  “And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!”  (Mark 13:37) “Place your order today to receive it by December 24.” Modern shipping services are pretty remarkable. Most orders we place online arrive on our doorstep three days later. If we’re in a real pinch, we can pay extra and […] Read More

Harvest Festival Service in Hecla

Written by Nathan Pfeiffer | December, 2010
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“Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name!  Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies […] Read More

Answering for Themselves

Written by Nathan Pfeiffer | April, 2019
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Jeslyn just looked at me. I had some very important questions for her, but she gave no answer. “Do you renounce the devil and all his wicked works and all his ways?” Obviously, that is a question to which you would hope to hear an unambiguous “YES!” answer. But, Jeslyn said nothing—she just looked at […] Read More

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Spokane, Washington

Written by Nathan Pfeiffer | June, 2018
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A SLICE OF LIFE IN THE CLC SNAPSHOTS OF CONGREGATIONS FROM AROUND THE CHURCH OF THE LUTHERAN CONFESSION “Then He said, ‘What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and put in his garden; and it grew and became […] Read More

The One Thing Needed

Written by Nathan Pfeiffer | September, 2015
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This year it is especially heartening to note that there are three schools in the Church of the Lutheran Confession that are either starting up fresh, or have plans to reopen. “And Jesus answered and said to her, ‘Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary […] Read More