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


Author: Paul Krause

“God Is Able—He Always Lives!”

Written by Paul Krause | February, 2015
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“O all-embracing Mercy, O ever-open Door, What should we do without Thee When heart and eye run o’er? When all things seem against us, To drive us to despair, We know one gate is open, One ear will hear our prayer.”  TLH 279:4 “Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who […] Read More
By the time candidates for public office have thrown their names into the ring, they have already thought things through long and hard. They know from previous election cycles just what to expect on the campaign trail, especially when running for the presidency. Knowing what is ahead, they have to decide if they want to […] Read More

“Bible Sunday” — November 23, 2014

Written by Paul Krause | November, 2014
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It was December 1941. Two noteworthy things were about to happen within hours of each other. First, there was the kick-off of the first-ever National Bible Week, which was to begin on Monday, December 8th. The National Bible Association had been making plans to have Scripture read nation-wide over the airwaves on NBC. Various political […] Read More

Worthless Worship

Written by Paul Krause | April, 2011
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Then the scribes and Pharisees who were from Jerusalem came to Jesus, saying, “Why do Your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.” He answered and said to them, “Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition? For God […] Read More

Where Is the Lamb?

Written by Paul Krause | March, 2014
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Abraham offers up the son he loves : Genesis 22:1-19 Now it came to pass after these things that God tested Abraham, and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” Then He said, “Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and […] Read More

Worship—With a Purpose

Written by Paul Krause | August, 2015
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I have held my fair share of gym memberships over the years—enough to realize the purpose behind all the machines that you find there. They aren’t there just to get your body into a wide variety of physical positions—sitting, standing, lying down, bending over. Their purpose is to exercise, and thereby strengthen, the various muscles of […] Read More

More Faithful than a Mother!

Written by Paul Krause | May, 2012
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Arguably, no image illustrates the essence of motherhood better than that of a mother and her newborn baby–for it is the birth of that child which marks a woman as a mother. Read More

The Beatitudes

Written by Paul Krause | August, 2011
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“1 And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him. 2 Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be […] Read More

The “Salt” of Scripture

Written by Paul Krause | December, 2010
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“For everyone will be seasoned with fire, and every sacrifice will be seasoned with salt. Salt is good, but if the salt loses its flavor, how will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace with one another.” Mark 9:49-50 What an amazing gift it is to be able to learn more and […] Read More

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Hidewood Township, South Dakota

Written by Paul Krause | May, 2018
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A SLICE OF LIFE IN THE CLC SNAPSHOTS OF CONGREGATIONS FROM AROUND THE CHURCH OF THE LUTHERAN CONFESSION I would imagine that the sight of a white, wood-framed church, sitting out on a hill in the midst of a rolling countryside, would turn the thoughts of many to the nostalgia of yesteryear—to a time when many […] Read More

God’s Gift Giving

Written by Paul Krause | December, 2013
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Years ago in my hometown an elderly woman crafted new pairs of mittens for my brother, my sister, and me every Christmas. It wasn’t that this lady had forgotten what she had given us the year before. But she knew that the mittens she had made the previous year would likely wear out over the […] Read More

“God Our Savior Desires All Men to be Saved!”

Written by Paul Krause | August, 2014
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Jesus is the One  Meditator of that Truth! The year was 1976, and I was ten years old, growing up just outside of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. The company where my Dad worked was a union shop, and a strike was called because of a disagreement between management and the union. The strike lasted for […] Read More

The King

Written by Paul Krause | November, 2010
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Portraits of Christ  from the Gospel of John Chapter Twelve Not many people in our world know what it is like to have someone as a king Many countries, such as ours, have representative governments which “derive their just powers from the consent of the governed” (as Thomas Jefferson penned in the Declaration of Independence). […] Read More

Children of God By Grace Alone!

Written by Paul Krause | June, 2012
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As we read in the Gospel of Luke chapter 1, when the eighth day came for Zacharias and Elizabeth’s new baby boy to be circumcised, it was assumed that he would be given his father’s name,  according to the custom of the times.Such was not the case here—not even close! When Zacharias had been struck speechless for […] Read More

Heaven is Our Home!

Written by Paul Krause | November, 2016
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Elvis Presley sang “Home is where the heart is.” Computer techies would suggest “home is where your Wi-Fi connects automatically.” Poet Robert Frost said, “Home is where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.” How about you? Where is your “home?” After being gone from “home” with my wife to […] Read More

Restarting of School— a Wonderful Opportunity!

Written by Paul Krause | September, 2014
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“For this reason I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know and are established in the present truth. Yes, I think it is right, as long as I am in this tent, to stir you up by reminding you, knowing that shortly I must put off my tent, […] Read More

A Remembrance of Sin— a Remembrance of Him!

Written by Paul Krause | June, 2013
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 What comes to mind with the word Boston? Before the horrific event that occurred two months ago, a person may well have associated that city’s name with the Tea Party or the marathon or even the music group popular in the 70s and 80s. That was until April 15, 2013! Ever since then what people […] Read More


Written by Paul Krause | September, 2013
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“…Him?!” That may not have been the exact word that the prophet Ananias spoke, but it does convey his incredulity at the Lord’s instruction. There is none better to do mission work, to share the gospel of the Savior with others, than you and I.  The Lord had commanded the prophet in a vision to […] Read More

A Mother’s Comfort

Written by Paul Krause | May, 2015
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It must have been in one of the special Sunday cartoon strips that I saw it—because otherwise Bil Keane’s Family Circus cartoons were always in circles. I remember three frames. The first showed Billy (Jeffy?) in tears, running to find his mother. The second frame shows the same boy encountering his dad—tears were gone—“Oh! Hi, […] Read More

The Emmaus Transformation

Written by Paul Krause | March, 2016
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“And they said to one another, ‘Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?’” (Luke 24:32). Usually it is easy to tell. There are the telltale signs that readily reveal a person’s frame of mind. You watch the youngster out […] Read More