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"…the Scriptures cannot be broken." John 10:35

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Articles by Pastor Em. Daniel Feischer:

The pastoral ministry is, of course, broader in responsibility and scope than preaching. But there is no more important responsibility or privilege that a servant of God has than to preach! It is to be regretted when a pastor becomes so busy or otherwise occupied that he cannot put his Read More

In preparation for the Lord’s Supper we do well to engage in self-examination. Martin Luther’s “Christian Questions” help in this regard:

“Do you believe that you are a sinner?” (Ans.): “Yes, I believe it; I am a sinner….”   “Are you also sorry for your sins?” (Ans.): “Yes, I Read More

Death is the common denominator among all people.

Scripture tells us “Through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned…” (Romans 5:12). That is an indisputable, observable truth! There is another indisputable truth of Scripture which, however, is not Read More
If then you count me as a partner, receive him as you would me. 18 But if he has wronged you or owes anything, put that on my account. 19 I, Paul, am writing with my own hand. I will repay—not to mention to you that you owe me even your own self besides. Read More
“…On earth peace…” declared the angels to the shepherds on the night of the Savior’s birth (Luke 2:14).    

How shall we understand the expression "…On earth peace…"? Read More

As children of God we have been richly blessed. If we have to ask how we have been blessed or how richly, that indicates we are taking those gifts for granted. Above all, we thank God the Father for His love in Christ Jesus. The precious gospel of salvation in Jesus is our greatest blessing, the most secure and enduring. Our salvation is Read More


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When our Lord Jesus Christ was crucified, there was a certain glee among His enemies, for in their minds they had accomplished their goal of being rid of Jesus. But as the Passion history suggests, they could not rid themselves of the nagging thought that perhaps what He said was true. Perhaps He would rise from the dead. They concocted a cover for Read More
STUDIES IN TITUS “For a bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God…holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught…”  (Titus 1:7ff)
But avoid foolish disputes, genealogies, contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are Read More
(Second of two) The claim that the existence of private religious schools—Catholic and/or Protestant—“encourages division and discourages cooperation” bears watching, as it may well bespeak an attitude that will impact our schools. It is significant in that it reveals an attitude toward Christianity that, while not new, is Read More
(First of two) In Ireland in June of 2013 the American president said, “If towns remain divided—if Catholics have their schools and buildings and Protestants have theirs, if we can’t see ourselves in one another and fear or resentment are allowed to harden—that too encourages division and discourages cooperation” (emphasis Read More