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Year/Month: 2020/07

The Mediation of Christ: A One➜Way Street

Written by Michael Roehl | July, 2020
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“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… Read More »The Mediation of Christ: A One➜Way Street Read More

The Brief Statement of 1932: A Landmark of Confessional Lutheranism

Written by Nathan Pfeiffer | July, 2020
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“Always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you.” (1 Peter 3:15) In the early New Testament church, identifying yourself as a “Christian” (Acts 11:26) was all you needed to say to let others know what you believed. “I am a follower of… Read More »The Brief Statement of 1932: A Landmark of Confessional Lutheranism Read More

TLH 383 “Seek Where Ye May to Find a Way”

Written by Craig Owings | July, 2020
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Hymn 383 is referenced to Acts 4:12: “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Clearly, this Bible passage teaches that only Jesus saves. Numerous other Bible verses teach the same thing. However, many today strongly object to that… Read More »TLH 383 “Seek Where Ye May to Find a Way” Read More

Refuge

Written by Mark Weis | July, 2020
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Many seek refuge in all the wrong places. But because God is our refuge and strength, we can confidently say, “We will not fear—anything.” Psalm 46:1-3 describes a scene of chaos and upheaval: the earth removed, mountains cast into the depths of the sea, waters roaring and troubled. This may be a cataclysmic event in… Read More »Refuge Read More

Genuine Faith

Written by Robert Sauers | July, 2020
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“If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.” James 1:26-27 ESV Think back to… Read More »Genuine Faith Read More

“Double Honor”

Written by Timothy Daub | July, 2020
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The Christian farmer on his tractor is no less a minister of the Word than the pastor in the pulpit. The only difference is that the Gospel labor of tilling the earth is a little less obvious than preaching and teaching. Before a mixed crowd of souls from all sorts of occupations, our Lord declared,… Read More »“Double Honor” Read More

Gnosticism

Written by James Albrecht | July, 2020
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“If your only tool is a hammer, every problem will look like a nail.” A similar thing could be said of Gnosticism. If you understand what Gnosticism is and how it works, you will see Gnosticism wherever you look. “Gnostic,” comes from the Greek word gnosis, which means knowledge. More specifically, it refers to experiential… Read More »Gnosticism Read More

Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church West Columbia, South Carolina

Written by David Pfeiffer | July, 2020
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Volunteer commitment, Southern hospitality, and dedication to the Word of God have been hallmarks of Holy Trinity since the time of its founding in 1965. Like the rain which comes from heaven, so the Word of God has caused His goodness to spring up and bear abundant fruit. You might say that Holy Trinity is… Read More »Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church West Columbia, South Carolina Read More

Spiritual Distancing

Written by David Schierenbeck | July, 2020
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It may end up becoming the 2020 phrase of the year, as it has dominated our lives over these last months. You guessed it: social distancing. Maintaining a safe distance from others who may be virus-infected not only helps “flatten the curve,” but also is the safest and healthiest course for ourselves and our loved… Read More »Spiritual Distancing Read More

COVID-19 and Cyclone Aid Sent to Overseas Brethren

Written by Todd Ohlmann | July, 2020
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In the middle of so much earthly uncertainty, we can be certain of God’s love for us all. It was God’s love for sinners that led Him to send His only Son to pay for the sins of mankind. And it is that same sacrificial love that we look to for hope when so many… Read More »COVID-19 and Cyclone Aid Sent to Overseas Brethren Read More

Pandemic Affects Our African Contacts

Written by Michael Gurath | July, 2020
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We are very familiar with how the global pandemic has affected the U.S. In addition to the threat of the virus itself, other challenges include job loss, school closures, cancellation of life events, and other disruptions. The most vulnerable people in developing countries are being impacted even more directly and severely. A majority of people… Read More »Pandemic Affects Our African Contacts Read More

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