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Archives From - December,2013

“Blessings in the Family of God”

Written by Mark Gullerud
Post Date: December, 2013
Post Categories: Series,The Christian Congregation
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First of a 2 part Series An essay titled “What place does the church (small “c”) have in a Christian’s faith-life?” was presented to a CLC Pastoral Conference at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Cheyenne, Wyoming, in September, 2013. This is a first of two parts from that essay (abbreviated by the editor). During Israel’s wilderness journeys children […] Read More

“On Earth Peace…”

Written by Daniel Feischer
Post Date: December, 2013
Post Categories: Cross Purposes,Series
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“…On earth peace…” declared the angels to the shepherds on the night of the Savior’s birth (Luke 2:14).     How shall we understand the expression “…On earth peace…”? Does the angelic declaration of peace on Earth refer to some millennial peace during which Jesus allegedly returns to set up His kingdom on Earth? Does it […] Read More

Christmas at “Just the Right Time”

Written by Thomas Schuetze
Post Date: December, 2013
Post Categories: Christmas,Devotions
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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

Christmas reminds us that…THINGS ARE NOT AS THEY SEEM

Written by Lutheran Spokesman
Post Date: December, 2013
Post Categories: Christmas,Devotions
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Pastor Paul Naumann • Tacoma, Washington “Appearances can be deceiving.” No one knows the truth of that statement more fully than does a Christian. Most people understand the principle. They keep it in mind as a salutary warning against the false and deceptive product advertising that floods the media in our day. They use it […] Read More

Farewell and God-speed to Pastor Ed Starkey, CLC Missionary

Written by Paul Koch
Post Date: December, 2013
Post Categories: CLC Events,Missions,NCLC,News & Events
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Good friends may be parted by the ocean, but not from our hearts and prayers. That holds true as Ed Starkey, pastor of our CLC congregation, St. Peter’s of Stambaugh-Iron River, Mich., became Missionary Starkey for India. The commissioning service was held on September 23 at Messiah church of Eau Claire, and early in October […] Read More

God’s Gift Giving

Written by Paul Krause
Post Date: December, 2013
Post Categories: Lead Story
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Years ago in my hometown an elderly woman crafted new pairs of mittens for my brother, my sister, and me every Christmas. It wasn’t that this lady had forgotten what she had given us the year before. But she knew that the mittens she had made the previous year would likely wear out over the […] Read More

Jesus is True God

Written by David W. Bernthal
Post Date: December, 2013
Post Categories: Apostles’ Creed,Series
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PART ONE OF A SERIES ON THE SECOND ARTICLE “This is most certainly true!” THE APOSTLES’ CREED I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived  by the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was […] Read More

New Entrance Sign at Immanuel Lutheran High School, College, and Seminary

Written by Lutheran Spokesman
Post Date: December, 2013
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This past summer a new entrance sign was erected for our CLC’s Immanuel Lutheran High School, College, and Seminary, 501 Grover Rd., Eau Claire, Wis. in memory of Prof. Michael Sydow (left, Dec. 19, 1941-Oct. 9, 2009) who taught at the school from 1996-2008. Doing the construction work for the family Memorial were the Prof.’s […] Read More

Re-gifting Encouraged!

Written by Michael Eichstadt
Post Date: December, 2013
Post Categories: From the CLC President,Series
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Have you ever re-gifted a present? In recent years the practice of re-gifting has been promoted as a way to deal with unwanted or unneeded gifts. After all, what are you going to do with two identical DVDs? What if you already own three Green Bay Packer caps? You could shove them into the depths […] Read More

The Shocked

Written by David Koenig
Post Date: December, 2013
Post Categories: Encounters of a Spiritual Kind,Series
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Those shocked by love (Fifth of a Series) And when they had laid many stripes on them, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to keep them securely. Having received such a charge, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks. But at midnight Paul and Silas were […] Read More