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Faith Alone Saves. Works Follow.

Written by Timothy Daub
Post Categories: Walther Law 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 accurate for the 1929 and […] Read More


Written by James Albrecht
Post Categories: Articles,Error's Echo
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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 theology. Did you know that, by […] Read More

Progress in Nepal

Written by Todd Ohlmann
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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 not always for us to understand or explain why things do not go the way we have planned. These past several months of the coronavirus pandemic have proven this to us in many ways. […] Read More
What’s New With YOU? Updates from congregations around the church of the Lutheran Confession Prince of Peace in Loveland, Colorado, is set in the shadow of the majestic Rocky Mountains where we preach Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Over the past few years, this small congregation, although it has not grown in number, has had […] Read More

The Enemy Within

Written by Michael Eichstadt
Post Categories: From the CLC President
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FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT They are called “sleeper cells.” Reportedly, they are made up of radicalized militants living within quiet communities all across America. These individuals don’t appear dangerous. They live under the radar of law enforcement and work quietly to recruit more people to their cause. They may not be noticed until […] Read More
Date Hymns Reading Comments TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS = Worship Supplement 2000; LSB = Lutheran Service Book, 2006 Sep 1 TLH 9 (LSB 906) Luke 6:1-11 The disciples weren’t “harvesting” on the Sabbath, they were eating lunch. It was clear that the Pharisees had distorted and lost the true purpose for the […] Read More

The Real Normal

Written by David W. Bernthal
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  DEVOTION—BACK-TO-SCHOOL “Welcome to the new normal!” “I wish things could get back to normal!” “Finally, we’re getting back to normal!” I have heard (and even expressed) similar sentiments since new guidance, mandates, and rules began to upset our lives a year ago last March. But I would ask you, what is “normal,” and do […] Read More

CLC Convention Report

Written by Thomas Schuetze
Post Categories: CLC Events
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2021 CONVENTION “Still our Great Commission: ‘Make Disciples of All the Nations’” These words (drawn from the Great Commission of Jesus recorded in Matthew 28:18-20) served as the theme of the Thirty-Sixth Convention of the Church of the Lutheran Confession. The convention was held—after a year’s delay due to COVID—on the campus of Immanuel Lutheran […] Read More
A HYMN OF GLORY LET US SING Bible History is the substance of our congregations’ educational programs for children. Sunday school and vacation Bible school lessons cover history that God Himself has caused to be recorded so that every new generation can know Him. From accounts such as the Creation, the Flood, and the Passover, […] Read More

The Dirty Dozens

Written by David Fuerstenau
Post Categories: Gems from the Old Testament
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GEMS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT 1967 saw the release of the WWII movie The Dirty Dozen. A rather recalcitrant U.S. army major (Lee Marvin) was given the task of recruiting, training, and leading twelve men on a suicide mission behind enemy lines. The dirty dozen were all convicted felons, slated for execution. But if the […] Read More