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Third in A Series–

Written by David Schierenbeck | March, 1999
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Christian Marriage: A Sacred Spiritual Commitment It is significant that Holy Scripture speaks of Christian marriage as much in terms of commitment as it does in terms of love. And even the term “love” (which the world sees primarily as romantic love), when used in Scripture (agape) includes something greater. The “love” in Christ’s relationship… Read More »Third in A Series– Read More

The Radichel Family Reunion

Written by David Schierenbeck | September, 1995
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Across the CLC we are privileged to have a number of large families who for a long time have anchored our CLC congregations and church body. Their blessed tentacles extend far and deep, going back to the very establishment of our churches and synod, reaching forward to the next generation of faithful that will fill… Read More »The Radichel Family Reunion Read More

Where Will Satan Spend Christmas?

Written by David Schierenbeck | December, 1995
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There is one very powerful, influential figure whose name is rarely mentioned in many circles this time of year — and that is the devil or Satan. Eminently successful throughout the year in his efforts to turn the hearts of people away from God, one may wonder where he spends Christmas. At first glance it… Read More »Where Will Satan Spend Christmas? Read More

Death Takes An Eternal Holiday

Written by David Schierenbeck | April, 1996
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“Blessed are the dead which die in the LORD.” Rev 14:13 Some years ago a TV movie was shown, entitled “Death Takes A Holiday.” In this film Death, which was personified, felt that people simply did not understand the wonderful purpose it served, but instead clung to “life” at all costs. Seeing no other recourse,… Read More »Death Takes An Eternal Holiday Read More

RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!

Written by David Schierenbeck | August, 1996
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Many of our eyes in recent weeks have been fastened on Atlanta — and the 1996 Summer Olympics. The sight of some of the world’s greatest athletes from 150 countries displaying their finely-honed skills has left us filled with awe and amazement. Any involved in sports well knows that these performances are products not just… Read More »RUN FOR YOUR LIFE! Read More

(The following is an adaptation of the opening devotion at a Minnesota

Written by David Schierenbeck | July, 1998
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District delegate conference in preparation for the convention.) A MODEL CONFERENCE Although most CLC members will likely never attend a CLC Convention, we hope that interest in what happens there reaches deep into all of our CLC congregations. We all recognize the importance of these gatherings–to fellowship with and encourage one another, to discuss scriptural… Read More »(The following is an adaptation of the opening devotion at a Minnesota Read More

Special Effects at Berea, Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota–

Written by David Schierenbeck | September, 1998
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Chancel Triptych As part of its new church, Berea Lutheran of Inver Grove Heights, Minn. asked one of its members, Jim Doring, to develop a chancel wall design to cover several organ and audio speakers. With the help of his family, Jim designed and built what is pictured and described below. The three panels behind… Read More »Special Effects at Berea, Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota– Read More

First In A Series . . .

Written by David Schierenbeck | November, 1998
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God’s Wonderful Marriage Math Equation There are more than a few Bible numbers that for many just don’t add up. The numbers 6 (days of Creation) and 6,000 (approximate age of the earth) present insurmountable obstacles for the evolutionary mind and society; 5 (barley loaves) and 2 (fish) cannot be multiplied to feed 5,000+ people.… Read More »First In A Series . . . Read More

Christian Marriage: A Heaven-sent Blessing

Written by David Schierenbeck | January, 1999
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Second In A Series In our November Spokesman we spoke of God’s Wonderful Marriage Math Equation: 1 + 1 = 1. Even though our amoral society and our own sin-nature would emphasize other “new math” marriage equations: 1 + 1 = 2 (independence) or 1 + 2 = 3 (extra-marital relationships) we do well to… Read More »Christian Marriage: A Heaven-sent Blessing Read More

ADRIFT ON THE SEA OF THEOLOGY

Written by David Schierenbeck | October, 1995
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It makes for a captivating, albeit often tragic, story or TV drama. A seaworthy vessel with supposedly capable seamen at the helm loses its power or moorings while at sea and soon finds itself adrift — at the mercy of the currents, the elements, the wind and waves. Compounding the problem are a scarcity of… Read More »ADRIFT ON THE SEA OF THEOLOGY Read More

Fourth in a Series–

Written by David Schierenbeck | May, 1999
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Christian Marriage Faces Sin-Pitfalls It is no surprise that Satan’s strategy for winning souls would focus on those institutions God has established for the propogation and preservation of the Christian faith–the church, the family, and Christian marriage. In recent generations all of those sacred institutions have come under relentless siege and, to no one’s surprise,… Read More »Fourth in a Series– Read More

Fifth in a Series–

Written by David Schierenbeck | July, 1999
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CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE IN AND WITH CHRIST Much can be learned about Christian marriage by observing one in action–especially from within the perspective of the Christian family. How blessed are those children who are reared in the wonderful atmosphere of a truly Christian marriage and family! There, in spite of the sin-weaknesses and struggles of all… Read More »Fifth in a Series– Read More

Sixth and last in a series–

Written by David Schierenbeck | September, 1999
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LIVING OUR FAITH IN CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE One of the great faith-challenges facing us as Christians is to live and practice our faith. Within Christian marriage this means translating the God-desired, ideal “love” of Ephesians chapter five into a language of feelings, attitudes, and behavior which prove pleasing to God and a blessing to our spouse.… Read More »Sixth and last in a series– Read More

Parables Of The Master

Written by David Schierenbeck | December, 1999
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Luke 14:25-35 Cost-Counting The scenario is all too familiar. A young person with no significant or permanent income source is bombarded with almost irresistible offers from the credit card companies. “Buy now, pay later” is simply too tempting to resist, and the spending spree begins. The joyride is wonderful, until the harsh reality of burdensome… Read More »Parables Of The Master Read More

Eulogized Be Our God

Written by David Schierenbeck | July, 2022
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“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by… Read More »Eulogized Be Our God Read More

God’s Amazing Redemption Center

Written by David Schierenbeck | November, 2022
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“And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear; knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood… Read More »God’s Amazing Redemption Center Read More

CHOSEN TO BELONG IN CHRIST

Written by David Schierenbeck | March, 2023
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“Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious; but to those who are disobedient ‘the stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone,’ and ‘a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense.’ They stumble, being disobedient to the Word, to which they also were appointed. But you are a chosen generation, a… Read More »CHOSEN TO BELONG IN CHRIST Read More

REAL ENEMY LOVING IN ACTION

Written by David Schierenbeck | July, 2023
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“For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps: ‘Who committed no sin, Nor was deceit found in His mouth’; who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him… Read More »REAL ENEMY LOVING IN ACTION Read More

As A New Year Begins —

Written by David Schierenbeck | January, 2002
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ETERNITY’S SONG In our Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany celebrations at Berea (Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota) we have been singing and scrutinizing the songs of the season–our beautiful carols and cherished hymns which lyrically and musically set forth the story and significance of our Savior’s birth. From David’s Psalms to Mary’s Magnificat to Simeon’s prophetic prelude;… Read More »As A New Year Begins — Read More

Best Friends Forever

Written by David Schierenbeck | July, 2021
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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’?”… Read More »Best Friends Forever Read More

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