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Author: David Reim

An Amazing Act of Love

Written by David Reim | June, 2021
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COVER STORY – BLESSINGS OF FELLOWSHIP “Say to your brethren, ‘My people,’ And to your sisters, ‘Mercy is shown.’” (Hosea 2:1) The above passage is the conclusion to one of the most amazing human love stories ever told. God told His prophet Hosea to marry a prostitute, so he married a woman named Gomer. She […] Read More

Stand in Awe of Our Triune God

Written by David Reim | June, 2020
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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 […] Read More

Thank God for Your Spouse

Written by David Reim | July, 2014
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“And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him”  (Genesis 2:18). Have you thought of the implications of these words of our God? Adam was living in the Garden of Eden. It was literally a paradise. Everything was perfect. Not just […] Read More

Sheep & Shepherds

Written by David Reim | April, 2012
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“The Lord is my Shepherd.” What an amazing truth that is! The eternal, almighty Lord of heaven and earth is MY Shepherd. He takes care of my every need so that “I shall not want.” I will not lack any good thing. Few books draw the reader to know and feel the love of the […] Read More

Waiting for More than Christmas

Written by David Reim | December, 2015
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The outcome is always the same. Christ and His Church always come out victorious and all His enemies will be judged.  “‘Surely I am coming quickly.’ Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!” (Revelation 22:20). John was in exile, banished to the island of Patmos where he was isolated from the people he loved and prevented from […] Read More

This We Believe

Written by David Reim | April, 2012
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A Review of Dr. Martin Luther’s  Smalcald Articles 1. Of the Divine Majesty/Redemption/Salvation by Grace When God’s Word is attacked, the salvation of souls is in jeopardy. For that reason, Christians must stand up and proclaim the truth of God’s Word boldly and clearly. We do that not only as a testimony to those who […] Read More

The Festival of the Father

Written by David Reim | December, 2010
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He (God) did not give His Son for the purpose of coming to straighten us out. Of all our customs at Christmas time, gift giving is perhaps the most universal. It may also be the most exciting custom, at least in the minds of children who can’t wait to see what they will get for […] Read More

Easter Glory!

Written by David Reim | April, 2018
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COVER STORY – Easter Glory! Is there any more glorious day than Easter? Christ is risen from the dead! From the DEAD! What is more dreadful or final than death? Death is a bleak reminder of the horror of our sin, the wages of which must be paid. It violently tears the soul from the […] Read More

Into the Wilderness

Written by David Reim | March, 2015
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“Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry” (Matthew 4:1-2). Just when we are seeing signs that spring is coming soon, as the days are getting longer and warmer, we begin what […] Read More

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Written by David Reim | August, 2019
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Don’t you love to ponder God’s creation and His creative powers? There are multitudinous things at which we marvel that proclaim God’s glory. • Marvel at the power of God, Who simply spoke and it was done! (Genesis 1) • Marvel at the wisdom of God, Who designed every living thing with incredible intricacy and […] Read More

Reaching Out with the Gospel… “Bragging Rights”

Written by David Reim | September, 2011
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Many people like to brag to others about what they have or what they’ve done. The child on the playground may brag about what his dad can do. He may even get into a “My dad’s better… stronger than your dad” argument with other kids. As adults we are inclined to brag about our children […] Read More

St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church Vernon, British Columbia

Written by David Reim | July, 2017
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God invites us, “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good.” (Psalm 34:8) This month’s “Slice of Life in the CLC” gives us another taste of the Lord’s goodness. Life in any congregation of God’s people is like a little taste of heaven, for our life is already “hidden with Christ in God.” (Colossians […] Read More

Jesus Manifests His Glory

Written by David Reim | January, 2013
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Although Jesus usually hid His divine Sonship, in this episode Jesus revealed His divine power and glory as the Son of God.  Read More

God and Sinners Reconciled!

Written by David Reim | December, 2017
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Are there any more amazing words than that? We sing these words of “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing” (TLH 94) every year. Those words might roll off our tongues with hardly a thought. In fact, many secular choirs sing this famous hymn of Charles Wesley at this time of year without even pausing to wonder […] Read More

The Reliable Word

Written by David Reim | February, 2020
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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 […] Read More

Christ, the Firstfruits, Is Risen!

Written by David Reim | April, 2014
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“Now Christ has risen from the dead and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep” (1 Corinthians 15:20). Three important festivals came together at the time of the Passover, therefore also at the time of Jesus’ death and resurrection. All three have great significance for our salvation—significance that we do not want […] Read More

The Ashes of Repentance

Written by David Reim | February, 2021
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COVER STORY – ASH WEDNESDAY The custom of observing a time of fasting, prayer, and repentance leading up to the celebration of Christ’s resurrection began very early in the Christian church, but practices and customs varied among congregations in different areas. The First Council of Nicea (A.D. 325) unified the Christian church in observing Lent […] Read More

Risen with Christ!

Written by David Reim | April, 2019
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“Do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” […] Read More

Pray for the Spirit

Written by David Reim | June, 2011
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When I was a young child, I recall feeling somewhat disappointed when I heard this Bible verse. It was building up to a grand conclusion, “If you then, being evil know how to give good gifts….” Then I expected, “How much more will your heavenly Father give even greater gifts to those who ask!” Again, […] Read More

Surveying the Wondrous Cross

Written by David Reim | March, 2011
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We are entering what many consider to be their favorite season of the church year – the season of Lent. Isn’t it interesting that some appreciate the somber season of Lent more than the excitement of a newborn Savior at Christmas? Or the exuberant joy of victory over death at Easter? Without Lent Christmas would […] Read More