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Beyond the Manger

Written by David W. Bernthal | December, 2021
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Myguess would be that most, if not all, of us have a creche or manger scene that we display in our homes. These may range from simple hand-carved figures, to extremely expensive Fontanini’s, to light-up plastic yard models. Now, before we begin, I want to assure you that my purpose for this message is not […] Read More

We Have Come to Worship Him

Written by Theodore Barthels | January, 2016
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Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him” (Matthew 2:1-2). This […] Read More

Celebrating the Jesus Antipoverty Program

Written by Theodore Barthels | December, 2014
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“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.” (2 Corinthians 8:9) Fighting poverty has been at the forefront of American politics for longer than I have been alive. Every few years a new […] Read More

No Small Role

Written by Wayne Eichstadt | December, 2014
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Joseph, Jesus’ step-father, is mentioned only within the context of Matthew’s and Luke’s “Christmas story” accounts. After Luke’s account of the twelve-year old Jesus in the temple (Luke ch. 2), we hear no more of Joseph in the record of Scripture. This minimal information about Joseph from Bethlehem has not prevented any number of people […] Read More

Loving Communication Wondrously Restored

Written by Michael Eichstadt | December, 2014
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No cell phone bars! There we were on the road somewhere in Missouri, completely out of touch with everyone! It doesn’t happen very often, does it? We expect to be able to reach out to almost anyone at any time via voice, text message, or e-mail. We count on these means to stay in touch […] Read More

The PERFECT Present

Written by Paul Fleischer | December, 2014
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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 heard one of my […] Read More

Christmas reminds us that…THINGS ARE NOT AS THEY SEEM

Written by Lutheran Spokesman | December, 2013
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Pastor Paul Naumann • Tacoma, Washington “Appearances can be deceiving.” No one knows the truth of that statement more fully than does a Christian. Most people understand the principle. They keep it in mind as a salutary warning against the false and deceptive product advertising that floods the media in our day. They use it […] Read More

Christmas at “Just the Right Time”

Written by Thomas Schuetze | December, 2013
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“But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons” (Galatians 4:4-5, NIV). “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.” So wrote Solomon in Ecclesiastes (3:1). […] Read More