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Archives From - December,2011

A “silent” lesson in the promise of Christmas

Written by Mark Bernthal
Post Date: December, 2011
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Dear reader, please have Luke 1:5-25 before you “Silence is golden” is the old saying. To a frazzled mom with noisy, active little ones, it is a golden time when the children are put to bed and the house is quiet. For a teacher after a long day, it is a golden time when the […] Read More

A tale that is FINALLY* told!

Written by Paul Fleischer
Post Date: December, 2011
Post Categories: Editorial
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*Defined in Webster as 1) at the end, in conclusion; 2) decisively; conclusively, irrevocably “Finally… finally… finally… finally… finally… finally… finally… the split came!” Count ’em—seven times the word “finally” appears in two short articles (August & September 2011 issues) in Forward in Christ, the Wisconsin Synod’s counterpart to our Lutheran Spokesman. Read More

Advent – A Time for Penitence

Written by Andrew Schaller
Post Date: December, 2011
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He also spoke this parable: “A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. Then he said to the keeper of his vineyard, ‘Look, for three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none. Cut it down; why […] Read More

Announcements

Written by Lutheran Spokesman
Post Date: December, 2011
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2012 CLC Mission Helper Trip East Africa (Kenya and Tanzania) July 2012 The CLC Mission Helper Program is taking applications and making preparations for the 2012 Mission Trip. The number one priority of this trip will be spreading the Good News of forgiveness, salvation, and eternal life through the life, death, and resurrection of our […] Read More

Book Review— Enhance Your Christmas

Written by Paul Fleischer
Post Date: December, 2011
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Our CLC Bookhouse now carries the 80-page spiral-bound devotional titled AT BETHLEHEM’S CRIB— Seven Christmas Sermons by Norman A. Madson, Sr. (1886-1962). $8.50 Read More

Dec 12-17

Written by Lutheran Spokesman
Post Date: December, 2011
Post Categories: The Bread of Life
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12 Luke 2:21-24 -THL 114 And Jesus was His name. 13 Luke 2:25-38 -THL 137 These believers were ready and waiting. 14 Matthew 2:1-12 -THL 127 Again, man proposes, but God disposes. 15 Matthew 2:13-23 -THL71 Jacob’s Heir arrived on schedule. 16 Luke 2:39-52 -THL 133 Jesus excelled in all human attributes. 17 Psalm 24-THL […] Read More

Dec 19- 24

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Post Date: December, 2011
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19 Matthew 3:13-17 -THL 74 Praise the Spirit for these testimonies! 20 Matthew 4:1-11 -THL 142 Self-sacrifice was His constant purpose. 21 John 1:19-28 -THL 63 John did not compete with Jesus. 22 John 1:29-34 -THL 165 John’s insight came by divine revelation. 23 John 1:35-51 -THL 270 Revelations to download in our future, too. […] Read More

Dec 25-31

Written by Lutheran Spokesman
Post Date: December, 2011
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25 Christmas Day -THL 90 Enjoy Jesus’ birthday with Him and His family! 26 John 4:3-26-THL 279 Her Christmas gift came as a surprise. 27 John 4:27-38-THL 502 No water-pot needed for the water of Life. 28 John 4:39-45 -THL 67 Christmas with missionary out-reach. 29 John 4:46-54-THL 70 Conversion, new life, and sharing Christ. […] Read More

Dec 5-10

Written by Lutheran Spokesman
Post Date: December, 2011
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5 Philippians 2:5-11 -THL 104 Jesus gave up His regency for us. 6 Genesis 49:8-12-THL -THL 77 Jacob previews Jesus as Shiloh. 7 Numbers 24:15-19 -THL 99 Balaam sees Jesus as Star of Jacob. 8 Micah 5:2-5 -THL 647 Micah sees Bethlehem as His birthplace. 9 Jeremiah 33:14-16 -THL 2 THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. 10 […] Read More

Do You Believe In Miracles?

Written by David Fuerstenau
Post Date: December, 2011
Post Categories: Church Year
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An almost palatable taste of hope was in the air. Much had been promised and much was expected–at least by the faithful. The elements of success had been carefully brought together. People waited with bated breath. Finally, the winning shot went home and the team held on for ultimate victory. The USA hockey team had […] Read More