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It Takes A Good Follow-Through

Written by Steven Sippert | September, 1996
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Ask any good athlete who throws a ball, swings a bat, or swings a golf club, and they’ll tell you that same thing: it takes a good follow-through. You follow through with your arm after you release the ball. You follow through with the bat after you make contact. A good follow through is the… Read More »It Takes A Good Follow-Through Read More

Online Courses at Immanuel Lutheran College

Written by Steven Sippert | March, 2019
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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. In the spring semester of 2014, ILC launched its first college online course, Religion 102 (Old Testament), with a goal of having almost all of the required CLC teacher… Read More »Online Courses at Immanuel Lutheran College Read More

Announcements

Written by Steven Sippert | January, 1999
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Installations In accord with our usage and order, Delwyn Maas, who was called by Holy Cross congregation of Phoenix, Ariz. to be its pastor, was installed on December 6, 1998. –Pastor W. H. Fanning In accord with our usage and order, Tina Stelter, who was called by Our Saviors’ congregation of Jamestown, N.Dak. to be… Read More »Announcements Read More

JESUS MAKES A POWERFUL IMPRESSION!

Written by Steven Sippert | January, 1997
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They say that a good product will sell itself. You can tell by the way people talk. If they like a new product, they not only use it for themselves. They tell their friends. They recommend the product to others. Likewise, when people are satisfied with their doctor or their mechanic or their barber, they… Read More »JESUS MAKES A POWERFUL IMPRESSION! Read More

The Old Evil Foe STILL Means Deadly Woe

Written by Steven Sippert | October, 2016
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As evidenced in the famous Reformation hymn he wrote, Martin Luther was one person who did not have to be convinced of the existence of the devil, nor of the great danger that Satan poses to the souls of men. The monstrous nature of our old evil foe is aptly depicted in Revelation 20, where… Read More »The Old Evil Foe STILL Means Deadly Woe Read More

“I Do So Intend, With The Help Of God.”

Written by Steven Sippert | May, 1997
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Do you remember hearing those words in a recent church service? Do you remember saying those words at a very big moment in your spiritual life? “I do so intend, with the help of God.” That is the response given by the confirmand when he or she is asked, “Do you as a member of… Read More »“I Do So Intend, With The Help Of God.” Read More

Letting the Lord Have the Limelight

Written by Steven Sippert | June, 2016
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“I, the servant, am inadequate and unworthy. We, the Lord’s people united by His Word, are inadequate  and unworthy. But that’s OK; that is exactly the way Jesus wants it to be.” At Immanuel Lutheran Seminary, students will often sense inadequacy toward their role as future ministers of Christ. Their inadequacy is more than just… Read More »Letting the Lord Have the Limelight Read More

When It’s Time to be Uncomfortable

Written by Steven Sippert | February, 2016
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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 »When It’s Time to be Uncomfortable Read More

Justification: By Grace Alone Through Faith Alone

Written by Steven Sippert | December, 2022
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As we begin a new church year with Advent, it’s good to hear a Reformation echo in those comforting words that God has justified us; that is, He has declared us righteous by grace alone through faith alone. Our status as His dear children to whom He gives eternal life depends on the fact that… Read More »Justification: By Grace Alone Through Faith Alone Read More

The Sufficiency of Scripture

Written by Steven Sippert | March, 2022
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This series offers an overview of the chief teachings of the Christian church. Owner’s manuals, employee handbooks, and college catalogs are examples of documents people use as guidance for their new appliance or how to navigate the requirements they face on the job or at school. It’s only a matter of time, unfortunately, until the… Read More »The Sufficiency of Scripture Read More

The Messiah: Old Testament Prophecy and New Testament Fulfillment

Written by Steven Sippert | September, 2022
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This series offers an overview of the chief teachings of the Christian church. Sometimes a curious unbeliever will ask a Christian acquaintance, “What’s the Bible all about?” One can imagine different answers that could be given. When I ask a similar question in religion class, I typically get the short answer, “Jesus.” The long answer… Read More »The Messiah: Old Testament Prophecy and New Testament Fulfillment Read More

The Truth of God’s Creation

Written by Steven Sippert | June, 2022
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This series offers an overview of the chief teachings of the Christian church. When it comes to the question of origins, be it the existence of the universe, or planet earth, or the human race, the prevalent view for many is a belief in the theory of evolution. I say “belief” because evolution is not… Read More »The Truth of God’s Creation Read More

OUR LINK TO LUTHER

Written by Steven Sippert | October, 1997
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Outside Lutheran circles the name “Lutheran” has very little respect. The lack of respect is largely die to a lack of understanding. Because of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) some associate “Lutheran” with the tenets of liberal theology or social gospel. Therefore we are compelled to explain what it means to be Lutheran… Read More »OUR LINK TO LUTHER Read More

The Inspiration of Scripture: “For the Bible Tells Me So”

Written by Steven Sippert | December, 2021
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Each article in this series offers an overview of one of the chief teachings of the Christian church. I imagine most of us were taught to sing: “Jesus loves me, this I know; for the Bible tells me so.” What a memorable, to-the-point statement! It stays with you as you age and makes a meaningful… Read More »The Inspiration of Scripture: “For the Bible Tells Me So” Read More

ILC’s New Dorm Parent

Written by Steven Sippert | July, 2018
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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. Up until the 1980-81 school year at ILC, when North Hall was built and then occupied in the second semester, the boys’ dormitory supervisors had routinely been college… Read More »ILC’s New Dorm Parent Read More

TWO SIDES OF GOD

Written by Steven Sippert | February, 1998
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Bible passages that describe the love of God or the grace of God are the most comforting statements one could hope to find in the Word of God. Consider as an example: “We have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in… Read More »TWO SIDES OF GOD Read More

The Limited Public Ministry Program

Written by Steven Sippert | November, 2021
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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. To the male readers of the Lutheran Spokesman, especially those who are past the traditional age of college, we pose this question: Have you had a desire to… Read More »The Limited Public Ministry Program Read More

‘The More You Know’

Written by Steven Sippert | June, 1998
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From time to time network television puts on the air a public service announcement with the catchy phrase, “The more you know.” The commercial makes use of popular actors who promote the ideals of staying in school, abstaining from drugs, and other matters of health, safety, and education. The basic idea seems to be the… Read More »‘The More You Know’ Read More

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