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From Red as Blood to White as Snow

Written by John Pfeiffer | December, 2019
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GEMS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT “‘Come, now, and let us reason together,’ says the Lord, ‘Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool.’” (Isaiah 1:18) What if someone came to your house and said, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Woe […] Read More

The Vicar Program

Written by John Pfeiffer | November, 2017
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ILC Newsletter Every other month we get an update on what’s been happening at our Immanuel Lutheran High School, College and Seminary in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. It is the second week in August. A young man in his early twenties is packing his suitcase with enough necessities to last for six weeks. He is a […] Read More

God’s Affordable (Free) Care Act

Written by John Pfeiffer | April, 2014
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Lord God, teach us to leave all our worries in Your hands, for Jesus’ sake. Amen. ObamaCare–the Affordable Care Act: have you heard anything about this? It is a government-regulated program for health care in this country. There are those who strongly support it and those who strongly oppose it. Some say it is good […] Read More

Hope Rests on Grace

Written by John Pfeiffer | January, 2012
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Lord God, hear us: help us to hear You. Amen. Does anyone love you? I suppose there are times that we may feel unloved.  However, I am sure that every one of you is loved by someone and probably by many. Think of one person who loves you [pause]. Okay. Now ask yourself, “Can I […] Read More

“Commandment”

Written by John Pfeiffer | August, 2021
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GEMS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT It is likely that every person reading this article has studied the Ten Commandments in Luther’s Small Catechism. These Ten speak to us of divine requirements for daily living. The Hebrew word for commandment is mitzvah. This word is derived from a word meaning “to set up” or “set forth.” […] Read More

PORTION

Written by John Pfeiffer | August, 2020
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GEMS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT The Hebrew word for portion occurs frequently in the Old Testament. The concept behind the word is that of division. Certain possessions may be divided up, with portions being given to various people (for example, Genesis 14:24). Or, someone may divide off a piece of land and give a portion […] Read More

Clinging To and Confessing the Truth

Written by John Pfeiffer | June, 2013
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What is more important, the salvation of men or the glory of God? Some people set aside the glory of God, claiming that they are very concerned about the salvation of men. However, if you make the salvation of men more important than the glory of God, you will lose both. What is the glory […] Read More

Watchmen On the Walls of Zion

Written by John Pfeiffer | December, 2021
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In the days of the Old Testament, there were no satellites, radar, Internet, or cell phones. People were dependent on one another to relay the news of the day. As for the more momentous news, they relied on “watchmen.” From a high tower or a mountain top, these watchmen would be on the lookout for […] Read More

TRUTH

Written by John Pfeiffer | April, 2021
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GEMS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT “What is truth?” So spoke Pontius Pilate. He was responding to Jesus’ declaration: “For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” (John 18:37) On the […] Read More

No Prayer Barrier

Written by John Pfeiffer | October, 2014
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Heavenly Father, hear our prayers and accept our praises for Jesus’ sake. Amen. What we see and hear this day is a wondrous thing. The fact that this school exists is wondrous. The fact that you are here is wondrous. The fact that there are teachers and staff is wondrous. Most wondrous of all is […] Read More

Jesus Makes the Difference

Written by John Pfeiffer | March, 2013
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“It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”(Hebrews 10:31) What a Bible passage! There is nothing comforting about this statement. The word for “fearful” is always used in a negative way. Likewise, the word for “fall into” is used negatively. It is not like falling into the arms of […] Read More

SHAMÁYIM

Written by John Pfeiffer | April, 2020
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GEMS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT “Heavens” What comes to mind when you hear the word heaven? Are there thoughts of glory, of joy, of intimate fellowship with Jesus? Indeed, we should have such thoughts, because we are told that God “sits in the heavens” (Psalm 2:4) and that the heavens have received Jesus (Acts 3:21) […] Read More

The last best hope of earth.

Written by John Pfeiffer | November, 2011
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The Bible Text for our consideration is: “Paul, a bondservant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect and the acknowledgment of the truth which accords with godliness, in hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began, but has in due time manifested […] Read More

Opening Devotion – CLC Coordinating Council

Written by John Pfeiffer | July, 2011
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“If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable.” 1 Corinthians 15:19 Whenever I read this Word of God, I can’t help but shake my head at the striking example of hypocrisy. Throughout this dying world, millions of people believe that Jesus Christ is dead. They may […] Read More

REMEMBER

Written by John Pfeiffer | November, 2020
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Human beings, young and old, forget. We forget promises, events, names, and locations. Then, something happens to trigger a long-forgotten memory. It comes back to mind. How is it with God’s memory? In Psalm 25:6-7, we read, “Remember your mercy, O Lord, and your steadfast love, for they have been from of old. Remember not […] Read More