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A Long Road to Spring

Written by David W. Bernthal
Post Date: February, 2016
Post Categories: Devotions,Lent
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If  there is one thing to look forward to here in the Midwestern part of our country, it is spring. I can remember long and brutal winters that seemed to hang around forever. I recall waiting with longing for the daylight to lengthen and the temperatures to rise. Everyone seems eager to see that first […] Read More

Adolf Hoenecke (1835-1908)

Written by Norman Greve
Post Date: February, 2016
Post Categories: In memory
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AS WE APPROACH THE 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE REFORMATION, WE TAKE A BRIEF LOOK At THE LIVES OF INFLUENTIAL AND IMPORTANT LUTHERAN LEADERS AND THEOLOGIANS What would you expect from a child born to a religiously indifferent father, whose body—weakened by typhoid fever—made a military career impossible, who then chose the ministry only after being […] Read More

Bread of Life February

Written by Lutheran Spokesman
Post Date: February, 2016
Post Categories: Bread of Life
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TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS = Worship Supplement 2000; [ ] = Biblical Events Remembered Feb 1 TLH 14 Genesis 45:1-10 Joseph saw clearly how God had overcome the brothers’ evil so that good could result. Feb 2 [The Presentation of Our Lord] TLH 138 Genesis 48:1-11 God sets the lonely in families. What […] Read More

Busia, Uganda

Written by Michael Gurath
Post Date: February, 2016
Post Categories: Missions,Notes from the field
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In this series, thoseinvolved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors. Before boarding the bus to Busia, you had better be sure for which Busia you are bound. Busia is a bustling border city split in half by the countries of Kenya and Uganda, and it is home to one of […] Read More

Esther—A Real Heroine

Written by Mark Gullerud
Post Date: February, 2016
Post Categories: Gems from the Old Testament,Series
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(O.T. Book of Esther) Our society has a fascination with heroes. A good example of this is the popularity of super-heroes found in D.C. and Marvel comic books and movies, such as Superman and Spiderman. There are, of course, also super-heroines like Wonder Woman and Supergirl. What intrigues and excites readers and viewers are the […] Read More

Hymn 143 “O Dearest Jesus, What Law Hast Thou Broken”

Written by Craig Owings
Post Date: February, 2016
Post Categories: Articles
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Sin. The Cross. Darkness. Sorrow. Anguish. Scourging. Blood. Crucifixion. Death. A significant number of modern American churches do not dwell on these themes—during Lent or at any other time. Instead, they try to avoid them. Such biblical elements are considered too negative for their members to hear, too much of a “downer.” Read More

Open Doors

Written by Nathanael Mayhew
Post Date: February, 2016
Post Categories: Missions,Newsletter
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Each month our CLC Board of Missions updates us with the latest news from various mission fields. The Book of Acts records the rapid expansion of the early New Testament church. The Holy Spirit worked through the Word, using believers like Peter, John, Stephen, Philip, Barnabas, James, and Paul. Of these men, Paul is one […] Read More

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Loveland, Colorado

Written by John Klatt
Post Date: February, 2016
Post Categories: A Slice of Life in CLC,Articles
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Snapshots of Congregations from Around the Church of the Lutheran Confession “I will lift up my eyes to the hills—from whence comes my help? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth” (Psalm 121:1-2). The imagery employed in this familiar psalm is the kind that is easily grasped by anyone, and it […] Read More

The Greatest of All Our Eternal Priest

Written by Andrew Schaller
Post Date: February, 2016
Post Categories: Series,Studies in the New Testatment
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“Therefore, if perfection were through the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people received the law), what further need was there that another priest should rise according to the order of Melchizedek, and not be called according to the order of Aaron? For the priesthood being changed, of necessity there is also a change of […] Read More

When It’s Time to be Uncomfortable

Written by Steven Sippert
Post Date: February, 2016
Post Categories: Ash Wednesday,Devotions,Lead Story
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It’s natural to seek a certain level of comfort. I’m talking about getting and being comfortable. People want to be comfortable in their clothing, in their homes, and in their lives. If we become uncomfortable, then we try to make a change of clothing, or the body position that doesn’t feel right, or the circumstances […] Read More