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Archives From - March,2018

“BREAD OF LIFE” READINGS March 2018

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Post Date: March, 2018
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TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS = Worship Supplement 2000; LSB = Lutheran Service Book, 2006 Date Verse Reading Comments Mar 1 TLH 29 Isaiah 45:1-13 Judah would go into exile, but God had already planned for their release and chosen the man (Cyrus) who would bring it about. Mar 2 TLH 609/LSB 337; […] Read More

“Is Anything Too Hard for the Lord?”

Written by Mark Weis
Post Date: March, 2018
Post Categories: Gems from the Old Testament
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GEMS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT “And the Lord said to Abraham, ‘Why did Sarah laugh, saying, “Shall I surely bear a child, since I am old?” Is anything too hard for the Lord?’” (Genesis 18:13-14a) Outside the tent the men were talking. Inside the tent, near the entrance, Sarah was listening. When she heard one […] Read More
READY TO GIVE AN ANSWER (PROSPERITY GOSPEL) Passages that will help you respond when people say… Prosperity theology teaches that believers are entitled to financial blessing and physical well-being. Followers are taught that faith, positive speech, and donations will increase wealth. Conversely, if you aren’t rich and prosperous, your faith must be weak and incomplete. […] Read More

Does My Name Belong on This List?

Written by John Klatt
Post Date: March, 2018
Post Categories: Studies in the New Testatment
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STUDIES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT “And what more shall I say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon and Barak and Samson and Jephthah, also of David and Samuel and the prophets: who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped […] Read More

Life of Luther—1525 Marriage is Honorable Among All

Written by Joseph Lau
Post Date: March, 2018
Post Categories: Reformation
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The ROAD TO REFORMATION In observation of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, we are presenting a brief survey of the life of Martin Luther. The series continues with major events in the life of the Reformer that took place after 1517. For many hundreds of years, the Roman Catholic Church had exalted celibacy […] Read More

Mandatum Novum The New Commandment

Written by Bruce Naumann
Post Date: March, 2018
Post Categories: Devotions,Holy Week Devotion
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DEVOTION – Maundy Thursday It takes conviction and effort to be willing to do the up-close and dirty work of washing a fellow sinner with God’s Word of grace. Our annual commemoration of the night before Jesus’ crucifixion is known as “Maundy Thursday.” Though it is difficult to be certain, most church historians think that […] Read More

Practice Makes . . . Better.

Written by Ross Roehl
Post Date: March, 2018
Post Categories: ILHC Eau Claire,News & Events
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ILC Newsletter Every other month we get an update on what’s been happening recently at our Immanuel Lutheran High School, College and Seminary in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Immanuel Lutheran High School, College, and Seminary in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, has the following on its website: “. . . giving young men and women a Christ-centered, Biblical […] Read More

Time to Think About Seed-Sowing

Written by Thomas Schuetze
Post Date: March, 2018
Post Categories: Lead Story
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COVER STORY – Lent “But Jesus answered them, saying, ‘The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified. Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.’”  (John 12:23-24) As you read this […] Read More

TLH Hymn 310 “Thy Table I Approach”

Written by Craig Owings
Post Date: March, 2018
Post Categories: A Hymn Of Glory Let Us Sing
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A HYMN OF GLORY LET US SING (TWENTY-NINTH IN A SERIES) To “take it for granted” is a shorthand way of saying that frequency and abundance of blessings can breed a lack of appreciation for those blessings. That lack of appreciation then hinders thankfulness. That which is part of our usual routine tends to have […] Read More

Word of God Evangelical Lutheran Church Pana, Illinois

Written by Dennis Rieken
Post Date: March, 2018
Post Categories: A Slice of Life in CLC,Articles
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A SLICE OF LIFE IN THE CLC SNAPSHOTS OF CONGREGATIONS FROM AROUND THE CHURCH OF THE LUTHERAN CONFESSION When God redeveloped the world after the Genesis Flood, He placed probably the most productive farm land in the world in what would become central Illinois. It contains an almost ideal combination of soil and weather, with […] Read More