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Luther’s Catechism

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COVER STORY – THE CATECHISM
“From childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.” (2 Timothy 3:15) There is nothing in all the world more important than knowing the Holy Scriptures, for there is nothing else in all the world that Read More

“He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.’” (Mark 16:15 NIV84)

The story is told of a doctor back in the day who moved from the East to a small Midwestern town. One of his first patients was a man who was afflicted with a vexing skin Read More

God Called Me by the Gospel

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COVER STORY – CONVERSION
I certainly believe that the Lord works conversions, I just don’t think my actions always show it. If you’re like me, you find it comfortable—even exciting—to share God’s Word with those you find agreeable. If they look like me, share similar interests, and carry a friendly demeanor, Read More
“For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all.” (1 Timothy 2:5-6 ESV) Bible words and phrases are routinely tainted by secular usage. Christians hear one thing, the unregenerate hear another. The challenge is to prevent their misunderstanding from altering our Read More

Stand in Awe of Our Triune God

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COVER STORY – ASCENSION
“Let all the earth fear the Lord; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.” (Psalm 33:8) When we contemplate the greatness and glory of God, how can we do anything but stand in awe of Him? We stand in awe of His power when we see how He created the whole Read More

Jesus Went Up So That You May Go Up

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COVER STORY – ASCENSION
“And He led them out as far as Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them. Now it came to pass, while He blessed them, that He was parted from them and carried up into heaven.” (Luke 24:50-51) If you’re acquainted with the topography of the Holy Land, you’ll understand Read More

Triumphant Humility

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COVER STORY – Palm Sunday
One of the fun parts about attending a professional basketball game is the home team player introductions. The lights dim, the pump-up music plays, spotlights pan around the crowd, and the stadium announcer stretches every syllable of the star player’s name so the fans can cheer for longer. Read More

Will You Accept the Gift of Lent?

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COVER STORY – Lent
I’ve never found myself in a situation where I felt I needed to refuse a gift. Some obviously have. No honorable woman would ever, for example, accept a diamond ring while refusing a marriage proposal (as much as she might like to). Others may have found it necessary to refuse gifts that would Read More

The Reliable Word

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COVER STORY – INSPIRATION OF SCRIPTURE
The simple child of God takes those words at face value and knows that when he reads the Bible he is reading the very words of God. What a glorious truth and solid foundation for our faith! Since the Bible is God’s Word, it is completely without error, and we can depend on every Read More

The Big Unveiling

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COVER STORY – Epiphany
How often in our world of self-centered people don’t we hear promises of big things, soon to come. Coming soon, we are told, is the newest, greatest breakthrough in automotive excellence. Coming soon is the ground-breaking, sure-fire, Oscar-winning movie. But in the world of man, it sometimes Read More