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

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NOTE: A meditation presented to the West Central District Delegate Conference Grace Lutheran Church, CLC, Valentine, Nebraska (May 24, 2011) "And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers... So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to Read More

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)

In the first chapter of Acts we read the account of how Jesus, in the weeks leading up to His ascension, appeared to His Read More
When you read the following Bible words, you can be certain they are talking specifically about your heart—that it “is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked...” (Jeremiah 17:5). At first you might feel insulted. It’s normal—just your sinful flesh acting up. The original Hebrew words are frightening (the English is Read More
Just exactly what is “Scriptural fellowship”? Fellowship may be companionship or an exercise of friendliness toward one another. It expresses what the dictionary defines as a “community of interest.” The exercise of such fellowship serves society. But fellowship as society defines it is quite shallow—certainly a far cry from the Read More
(first written for the pastor’s column of a local newspaper) When someone speaks of menial labor, he’s probably talking about the kind of work that hardly anybody wants to do. The word menial originally meant household, which brings to mind all the chores that get done because, well, somebody has to do them. Who, after all, really wants Read More
Berea Lutheran Church, CLC Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota The main focus of Berea’s worship area is the triptych above the altar. The triptych’s design is intended to draw our attention to the cross. The design of all other chancel items is intended to support this emphasis on the cross. Read More
“…God and God alone can teach the truth, for He only is the source and foundation of truth. Hence those who proclaim the Word of God must exercise supreme care that what they preach is the Word of God. This can be accomplished only when the messenger bases his message squarely upon and makes it consonant with the written Word of God, the Read More

“Boys, don’t make me come up there!”

It happened very seldom, but that's how my father would warn us when my brother and I were making too much bedtime noise. It was all in good fun: giggling, harmless pillow fights, no bloody noses or anything—things kids will do on a sleepless night.

Neither were we very frightened, Read More