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Author: Wayne Eichstadt

Is Tithing Commanded in Scripture?

Written by Wayne Eichstadt | September, 2016
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Yes, tithing is commanded in Scripture, but that is not the whole story. Tithing actually began before it was commanded. When Melchizedek blessed Abram, he responded by giving Melchizedek “a tithe of all” (Genesis 14:19-20). A “tithe” is, simply, a “tenth.” In the Old Testament, God commanded that a tenth of all the land’s produce […] Read More

Stop Being Afraid

Written by Wayne Eichstadt | December, 2019
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COVER STORY – CHRISTMAS The sight, smell, and sounds of a little baby give no reason for fear. Quite the opposite; watching a sleeping baby can overwhelm one’s heart with comfort, contentment, and joy. The world’s noise, wickedness, and danger all fade away when one is gently rocking in a chair while cradling a baby. […] Read More

Readiness for Christ’s Return in Glory

Written by Wayne Eichstadt | November, 2013
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A large percentage of Christians today are Millennialists, eagerly waiting for Christ to return to establish a thousand-year reign on the Earth. This expectation also includes false teachings such as a “rapture” of believers and a “battle of Armageddon” (to name but two). This millennial outlook concerning the end of time is not supported by […] Read More

Witnesses of an Empty Tomb

Written by Wayne Eichstadt | April, 2013
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On that first Easter morning the soldiers guarding Jesus’ tomb saw the angel come and roll away the stone, but they squandered the opportunity to be powerful witnesses and took the bribe to remain silent. “You are witnesses of these things.” (Luke 24:48) Mary Magdalene’s heart overflowed with love for her Lord—first in weeping as […] Read More

Victorious with Jesus— Spread the Word!

Written by Wayne Eichstadt | March, 2014
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“…The works that I do in My Father’s name, they bear witness of Me.” (John 10:25) When He had come to the other side, to the country of the Gergesenes, there met Him two demon-possessed men, coming out of the tombs, exceedingly fierce, so that no one could pass that way. And suddenly they cried […] Read More

“I try to be a good person.”

Written by Wayne Eichstadt | September, 2018
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READY TO GIVE AN ANSWER (Work Righteousness) Passages that will help you respond when people say… “I can do it mySELF!” said the young daughter to her daddy as she made her case for independence. After a few minutes, the first statement seemingly forgotten, and a somewhat impatient girl cried, “Daddy, will you help me?” This […] Read More

ILHS-Mankato Graduation 2013

Written by Wayne Eichstadt | August, 2013
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There are milestones, course-changing events, and other momentous days that define our personal histories. These pivotal points may be filled with great joy or great sorrow, significant success or monumental failure, or anything in between. In all cases, these events are how we mark time and blessing. Viewing these events with Scripture’s light shining upon […] Read More

Graduating with the Spirit

Written by Wayne Eichstadt | August, 2014
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“The same, but different” is an oxymoron—two ideas that are seemingly contradictory. Yet when one talks about our unchanging, eternal God in the context of a changing world, “the same, but different” often applies.  An example of “the same, but different” was evident at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Mankato on June 8, 2014. In the […] Read More

“How do confessional Lutherans differ from others regarding Baptism?”

Written by Wayne Eichstadt | June, 2017
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“I’M GLAD YOU ASKED!” (TWENTY-Eighth  IN A SERIES) Pastors Answer Frequently-Asked Questions Some of the differences in the ways that Christian churches conduct Baptisms are merely matters of custom and logistics. Other differences surrounding Baptism are significant matters of “what does the Lord say?” and are, therefore, stones in the foundation of sound biblical teaching. […] Read More

Why Are There No Women Pastors (or Even Voters) in the CLC?

Written by Wayne Eichstadt | August, 2015
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The beginning of the answer to this question is found in the creation of Adam and Eve. “The Lord God said, ‘It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.’  . . . Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made […] 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

A Winning Team

Written by Wayne Eichstadt | August, 2011
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Christian education is, first and foremost, an activity for the home. God has called parents to train their children in the fear and admonition of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4) and make them wise for salvation (2 Timothy 3:15). A Christian fellowship is able to support the home by providing Sunday School, Christian Day school, Vacation […] Read More

Rosicrucianism

Written by Wayne Eichstadt | March, 2019
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UNDERSTANDING THE CULTS – ROSICRUCIANISM In this twelve-part series we are taking a brief look at some of the major cults, past and present, that have found adherents in the United States. Your pastor can help you if you’d like a more in-depth study of a particular group. In the arena of secret societies, historic […] Read More

Prepared, Called, and Equipped

Written by Wayne Eichstadt | May, 2011
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At the age of forty years Moses was ready to solve Israel’s problems his way. He saw an Egyptian taskmaster beating an Israelite and killed the Egyptian (Exodus 2:11ff)…and then had to flee for his life! At the age of eighty a humbled Moses was a shepherd working for his father-in-law when a day came […] Read More

A Deliverance for the Ages

Written by Wayne Eichstadt | August, 2011
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Moses was in a showdown with Egypt’s powerful king. Though the king despised Moses, the people of Egypt had come to live in fear and awe of him: “The man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh’s servants and in the sight of the people” (Exodus 11:3). As […] Read More

This We Believe

Written by Wayne Eichstadt | May, 2012
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A Review of Dr. Martin Luther’s  Smalcald Articles 2. Of The Mass The faithfulness of an individual’s or a church’s doctrinal confession depends on its foundation. A set of beliefs that begins with false premises and man-made ideas is sure to end up in error. Read More

Understanding Life to Value It!

Written by Wayne Eichstadt | January, 2013
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The contrast was stark.  The underlying message was startling.  Two newspaper headlines, one on either side of the fold, told two very different stories.  Read More

Sabellianism

Written by Wayne Eichstadt | August, 2021
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ERROR’S ECHO In this series we take a look back at some of the most notorious errors and heresies that have threatened the church over the centuries, as well as the subtle (and not so subtle) ways in which those false teachings continue to haunt 21st century thought and theology. Whether learning to ride a […] Read More

Jacob in Egypt

Written by Wayne Eichstadt | December, 2010
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“All History is GOD’S STORY!”  – No. 23 in series: Genesis chapters 46-50 “…few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, and they have not attained to the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.”  Genesis 47:9 Jacob was standing beforethe Pharaoh of […] Read More

Sing a New Song Daily

Written by Wayne Eichstadt | January, 2012
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Exodus Chapters 15-17  (with your Bible in hand) The Children of Israel were navigating uncharted paths. Never before had the descendants of Abraham been such a great nation. Never before had God delivered a people from bondage as He had Israel from Egypt. Never before had any of these people been led through a wilderness […] Read More