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

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Articles by Pastor Paul Fleischer:

“For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both He who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are all of one, for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren, saying: ‘I will declare Read More

The PERFECT Present

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Fellow Worshippers of God’s Perfect Christmas Gift— 

The cover of a recent Sunday newsmagazine said, “There’s still time to find the perfect present for Christmas.” And then it was said, “Check inside for last minute gifts.” The word “perfect” has lately become a favorite adjective of many people. At home I Read More


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Dear brethren: With Jacob at the brook Jabbok I say: “O God of my father Abraham and God of my father Isaac…I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies and of all the truth which You have shown Your servant; for I crossed over this Jordan with my staff, and now I have become two companies” (Genesis 32:9-10). Having Read More
By Pastor Paul Fleischer, July 1989

An acquaintance regularly passes along to us The Lutheran, the magazine of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). We peruse its contents, since we are not unconcerned about what is being said (written) and done in “mainstream” Lutheranism.

The contents of the magazine are Read More
Not long after retiring and relocating to another city, this writer had a backyard “over the fence” (literally) get-acquainted visit with a next-door neighbor. Upon my mentioning that I was a retired Lutheran minister, the friendly chat quickly turned to the subject of religion. And when I noted that I was a long-time member of the Church of Read More
“Remember those who rule over you, who have spoken the word of God to you, whose faith follow, considering the outcome of their conduct. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Do not be carried about with various and strange doctrines. For it is good that the heart be established by grace....”  (Hebrews Read More


The Word of God that deserves special attention on this Confirmation Day is: “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9).

In the early days of the Christian Read More

A few months back we saw a bumper sticker which read: “WE ALL LIVE DOWNSTREAM.” It got us to thinking about how many and broad are its applications to life.

What does it make YOU think about? Here are some of our thoughts.
Intentionally or not, the sticker teaches the significance of history. Living Read More

Father’s Day

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It’s surely true as various billboards around town are proclaiming these days: “Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad.”

A “Wyoming Marriage and Family News” flyer that recently came across our desk lists the following “7 tips for Dads.” Each tip had a lengthy paragraph on the Read More
 STUDIES IN THE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWS “…Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation” (9:27-28) God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last Read More