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Year/Month: 2020/10


Written by Lutheran Spokesman | October, 2020
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TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS = Worship Supplement 2000; LSB = Lutheran Service Book, 2006 Date Hymns Reading Comments Oct 1 TLH 450 1 Kings 9:1-9 The Lord answered Solomon’s prayer at the temple dedication, reaffirming His faithfulness toward those who put their trust in Him. Oct 2 TLH 567 1 Kings 10:1-13… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Luther’s Catechism

Written by David Reim | October, 2020
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COVER STORY – THE CATECHISM “From childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.” (2 Timothy 3:15) There is nothing in all the world more important than knowing the Holy Scriptures, for there is nothing else in all the world… Read More »Month Archive Read More

The Flesh and Bones of a Confessional Church

Written by Bruce Naumann | October, 2020
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DEVOTION—CONFESSIONALISM “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:31-32) What is more important to the human body, the flesh or the bones? It’s an absurd question, really. Take away either and life would be impossible. The bones… Read More »Month Archive Read More

TLH 337 “Our Lord and God, Oh, Bless This Day”

Written by Craig Owings | October, 2020
Post Categories: A Hymn Of Glory Let Us Sing,
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A HYMN OF GLORY LET US SING Historically, Lutheran churches have placed great emphasis on the study of the Bible, God’s Word, because that Word is the only true source and norm of theology. Apart from God’s self-revelation, man cannot know truth about God. Apart from God’s self-revelation, all religions would be merely the products… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Elisha’s Bears vs. Judah’s Lion

Written by David Fuerstenau | October, 2020
Post Categories: Gems from the Old Testament,
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GEMS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT Most people seem fascinated by contests, whether they be athletic games, car races, or spelling bees. TV programming has brought us fight-to-the-death encounters between mongooses and cobras, alligators and Burmese pythons. They once even showed a fight between a bear and bull. The poor bull didn’t last long. Holy Scripture… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment

Written by Robert Sauers | October, 2020
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STUDIES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT “For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become guilty of all of it. For he who said, ‘Do not commit adultery,’ also said, ‘Do not murder.’ If you do not commit adultery but do murder, you have become a transgressor of the law. So speak… Read More »Month Archive Read More

The Best Job Security

Written by Timothy Daub | October, 2020
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BEST. JOB. EVER! Are you a young person pondering a career? Have you considered becoming a pastor or a Christian day school teacher? This twelve-part series is meant to coincide with the work of the President’s Committee on Partners in the Public Ministry (CPPM). Its aim is to help you think more deeply about the… Read More »Month Archive Read More


Written by James Albrecht | October, 2020
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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. You may not recognize the… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Living Savior Lutheran Church— Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Written by Jeff Radichel | October, 2020
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A SLICE OF LIFE IN THE CLC Snapshots of congregations from around the Church of the Lutheran Confession Living Savior of Eden Prairie is a relatively young church, but its mission is one as old as the world itself. Before there was sin in Eden Prairie, there was sin in the Garden of Eden. It… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Luther’s Small Catechism: Essential to Foreign Missions

Written by Peter Evensen | October, 2020
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NOTES FROM THE FIELD In this series, thoseinvolved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors. I have a confession to make. I never held Luther’s Small Catechism in high regard. That is, not until I began serving as a missionary overseas. Since working overseas to help train existing and new pastors,… Read More »Month Archive Read More

The Lord Provides

Written by Paul Koch | October, 2020
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A LOOK BACK IN CLC HISTORY It’s worth reminding ourselves that God works in marvelous ways—ways that are mysterious at the time, but later prove to have been in our best interests. Let me illustrate. Back in 1965 the Lord put the CLC through its first austerity program because contributions from our CLC friends fell… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Time to Retire Our Name?

Written by Michael Eichstadt | October, 2020
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FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT This past June a statue of Col. Hans Christian Heq, which had stood in front of the Wisconsin state capitol since 1925, was torn down by protestors and tossed into a nearby lake. It was just one flashpoint in a nationwide wave of protests in which countless statues were… Read More »Month Archive Read More

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