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


Author: Thomas Schuetze

The Mystery of Marital Love

Written by Thomas Schuetze | July, 2019
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“Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church. . . . Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing […] Read More

St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church Lakewood, Colorado

Written by Thomas Schuetze | February, 2017
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A SLICE OF LIFE IN THE CLC Snapshots of Congregations from Around the Church of the Lutheran Confession “I lift up my eyes to the hills — where does my help come from?  My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth”  (Psalm 121:1-2 NIV84). This Scripture verse has held rich meaning […] Read More

Don’t Forget to Give Thanks

Written by Thomas Schuetze | November, 2017
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COVER STORY – THANKSGIVING “Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men! Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare His works with rejoicing.” (Psalm 107:21-22) “Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.”  […] Read More

God’s Little Christmas Gift Just What We Needed!

Written by Thomas Schuetze | December, 2010
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One of the time-honored Christmas traditions we love to observe is the custom of exchanging presents. We pay a visit to a local shopping mall (or perhaps surf online) that we might search out and purchase items for sharing with family members. We gift-wrap our presents and tuck them away in a secret location or […] Read More

It’s the Heart that Matters

Written by Thomas Schuetze | May, 2012
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“You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery.’ But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one […] Read More

Draw Comfort from Your Lord’s Unbreakable Promises!

Written by Thomas Schuetze | January, 2013
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“Change and decay in all around I see.” So wrote Henry Lyte in his well-known hymn “Abide with Me” (TLH #552:2). “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed, says the Lord, who has compassion on you” […] Read More

For My Soul the Highest Good

Written by Thomas Schuetze | March, 2015
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Written by: Thomas Schuetze pastor of St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church in Lakewood, Colorado. “While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, ‘Take and eat; this is my body.’ Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, ‘Drink from it, all […] Read More

Christmas at “Just the Right Time”

Written by Thomas Schuetze | December, 2013
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“But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons” (Galatians 4:4-5, NIV). “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.” So wrote Solomon in Ecclesiastes (3:1). […] Read More

Butterflies, Jesus, and You

Written by Thomas Schuetze | March, 2019
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LEAD STORY – TRANSFIGURATION After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them.”  (Mark 9:2 NIV84) One of the wonders of the created world is the process of metamorphosis. When God called into existence the […] Read More

Our Good Shepherd Warns Against False Prophets

Written by Thomas Schuetze | April, 2014
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MEDITATIONS ON JESUS’ SERMON ON THE MOUNT: MATTHEW CHAPTERS FIVE THROUGH SEVEN “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but […] Read More

Human Life… A Precious Gift of God!

Written by Thomas Schuetze | January, 2012
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I believe that God has created me and all creatures.He has given me my body and life… In these words from Luther’s Small Catechism we state our belief that God the Father used His almighty power to bring all things into existence. The crowning stage of His creative handiwork happened on day six when He […] Read More

Called To Be Witnesses

Written by Thomas Schuetze | September, 2011
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“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8) In the first chapter of Acts we read the account of how Jesus, in the weeks leading up to His […] Read More

Will Your New Year Be Happy?

Written by Thomas Schuetze | January, 2021
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COVER STORY – NEW YEAR “I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11) As you read this article it is likely that you will soon be stepping over the threshold of the old year […] Read More

Praise Be to the Paraclete!

Written by Thomas Schuetze | August, 2014
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“I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever.” (John 14:16, NIV 1984) PARACLETE—It’s a name we probably don’t use too often in our prayers. It may ring strange in our ears when we sing it in hymns at church. What does that name mean and why […] Read More

Called by Christ to Be Servants of His Servants

Written by Thomas Schuetze | July, 2017
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“‘When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men.’ . . . And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we […] Read More


Written by Thomas Schuetze | May, 2018
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Date Verse Reading Comments May 1 TLH 59 2 Samuel 7:1-16 God promised David that his throne would endure forever, a promise that was ultimately fulfilled in Christ, the greatest King of all. May 2 TLH 524/LSB 691; Psalm 52 The wicked may boast, but in the end those who trust in God’s unfailing love […] Read More

Christ Loves You with a PASSION

Written by Thomas Schuetze | March, 2017
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“My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.” (John 4:34, NIV84) What’s your passion? Is there a hobby you especially enjoy doing? Cooking? Playing piano? Fixing cars? Long distance running? Most folks have a set of activities they choose to include in their schedules depending […] Read More

God’s Sacred Institution

Written by Thomas Schuetze | June, 2012
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It happened one hundred years ago on April 15, 1912. The newly commissioned steamer, the RMS Titanic, struck an iceberg and foundered in the north Atlantic Ocean. Among the passengers was an elderly couple, Isidor and Ida Straus, who had been married forty-one years. As the doomed ship sank slowly but surely into the sea, Isidor and Ida […] Read More

What Is the World’s Expiration Date?

Written by Thomas Schuetze | November, 2018
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COVER STORY – END TIMES “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.” (2 Peter 3:10) […] Read More

All Saints’ Day A Minor Festival With Major Comfort

Written by Thomas Schuetze | November, 2016
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“I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints”  (Ephesians 1:18, NIV). As you read this article, there’s a festival fast approaching on the church year calendar. It’s a […] Read More