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MISSION NEWSLETTER Every other month our CLC Board of Missions updates us with recent news from various mission fields.
We are continually overwhelmed by how our gracious God has blessed the CLC with an ever-expanding number of church bodies and contacts in our overseas fields. To meet these growing needs, we Read More
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

Workers in the Word, Called by God

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COVER STORY – THE DIVINE CALL
Carrying out the Lord’s kingdom work under a divine call is a truly awesome privilege. It is, at the same time, both enormously gratifying and profoundly sobering to recognize that God Himself has elected you to the office you hold. The Holy Spirit through Paul communicated the weight and Read More

Building the Body of Christ

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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
A HYMN OF GLORY LET US SING
http://lutherantacoma.com/hymns/417.mp3 Bernard of Clairvaux, whom Luther once called “the most pious monk that ever lived,” said that the office of the public ministry is “Sacerdotium non est otium, sed negotiorum negotium.” Fortunately for me, the source where I came across Read More
GEMS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT
2 Kings chapter 25 tells of how Nebuchadnezzar and his army laid siege to Jerusalem. The situation became so desperate that King Zedekiah fled from the city. “But the army of the Chaldeans pursued the king, and they overtook him in the plains of Jericho. All his army was scattered from Read More
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

Law First, Then Gospel

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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

Monothelitism

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ERROR’S ECHO  In this series we take a look back at some of the most notorious errors and heresies that have threatened the church over the centuries, as well as the subtle (and not so subtle) ways in which those false teachings continue to haunt 21st century thought and Read More
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