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“BREAD OF LIFE” READINGS AUGUST 2021

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TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS = Worship Supplement 2000; LSB = Lutheran Service Book, 2006
Date Hymns Reading Comments Aug 2 TLH 536 (LSB 838) Genesis 16:1-16 When Abram was eighty-six years old, he and Sarai thought they should “help” God’s promise along by having a child through Sarai’s maid. Read More

“BREAD OF LIFE” READINGS JULY 2021 

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TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS = Worship Supplement 2000; LSB = Lutheran Service Book, 2006
Date Hymns Reading Comments Jul 1 WS 744 (LSB 801) Genesis 1:1-31 Everything God made was very good. His original created worked—and worked perfectly. Jul 2 TLH 282 Genesis 2:1-25 God also made Adam and Eve, the Read More

“Commandment”

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Post Date: July, 2021
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GEMS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT
It is likely that every person reading this article has studied the Ten Commandments in Luther’s Small Catechism. These Ten speak to us of divine requirements for daily living. The Hebrew word for commandment is mitzvah. This word is derived from a word meaning “to set Read More

“Welcome Back to Church!”

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Post Date: July, 2021
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COVER STORY – RETURN TO CHURCH
During the past year of pandemic isolation, we all have been very thankful to God that He has provided us with the means to share His Word through live streaming and other venues. Thanks be to God that He has spared the large majority of our members from severe health problems due to the Read More

A Promising Leader in Liberia

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Post Date: July, 2021
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NOTES FROM THE FIELD In this series, thoseinvolved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors.
It is truly astounding how the awe-inspiring Gospel message leads to heart-warming connections that were never foreseen. As an example, I’d like to introduce a faithful pastor whom I Read More

Best Friends Forever

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Post Date: July, 2021
Post Categories: Studies in the New Testatment
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STUDIES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
"Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, 'The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously'?" (James Read More

Building the Body of Christ

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Post Date: July, 2021
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DEVOTION—THE PUBLIC MINISTRY
In the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, “Hans and Franz” wanted to “pump you up!” Two comedians were mimicking body builder and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Wearing stuffed sweatsuits, weightlifting belts and gloves, Hans and Franz complained about “flabby arms” and weak bodies. Read More

Congregation, Not Isolation

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DEVOTION—FACE-TO-FACE FELLOWSHIP
In the beginning, the Lord punctuated His series of creative “Let there be’s” with this simple principle: “It is not good that man should be alone.” (Genesis 2:18) But it was only shortly after that when mankind sprinted headlong into isolation. The result of the Read More

Exactly the Wrong Medicine

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Post Date: July, 2021
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WALTHER’S LAW AND GOSPEL One of the hallmarks of the Lutheran Church is its proper understanding and application of the Bible’s two main teachings—Law and Gospel. Dr. C.F.W. Walther’s seminal work, The Proper Distinction Between Law and Gospel, is the basis for this two-year series. Note: page numbers given are Read More

Fiftieth Anniversary of the Mankato Church Fire

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Post Date: July, 2021
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What’s New With YOU? Updates from congregations around the church of the Lutheran Confession
But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be Read More