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Year/Month: 2020/12


Written by Lutheran Spokesman | December, 2020
Post Categories: The Bread of Life,
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TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS = Worship Supplement 2000; LSB = Lutheran Service Book, 2006 Date Hymns Reading Comments Dec 1 TLH 75 (LSB 354) 1 Kings 21:1-29 “There was never anyone like Ahab, who sold himself to do evil in the eyes of the Lord. . . .” Yet when he humbled… Read More »Month Archive Read More

God’s Advent TIMING

Written by Bruce Naumann | December, 2020
Post Categories: Lead Story,
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COVER STORY – ADVENT “But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.” (Galatians 4:4-5) There is, perhaps, nothing in this life that is more anticipated… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Where is John Pointing?

Written by Samuel Rodebaugh | December, 2020
Post Categories: Devotions,John the Baptist,
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DEVOTION—JOHN THE BAPTIST Have you experienced the frustration that comes when you try to point at something exciting, only for your audience to miss it? This happens frequently in my family when we’re on the road. I will see something that I want my young children to see as well. I will point and exclaim,… Read More »Month Archive Read More

TLH 59, LSB 398 “Hail to the Lord’s Anointed”

Written by John Klatt | December, 2020
Post Categories: A Hymn Of Glory Let Us Sing,
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A HYMN OF GLORY LET US SING In the Old Testament, the kings of Israel were anointed to their office. We read of how Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anointed Solomon as king by pouring oil on his head (1 Kings 1:34, 39). This ceremony of anointing publicly identified Solomon as the one… Read More »Month Archive Read More

A Living Faith Works

Written by Chad Seybt | December, 2020
Post Categories: Articles,Studies in the New Testament,
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STUDIES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT “But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead? Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect?… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Introducing Law and Gospel

Written by Joseph Lau | December, 2020
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WALTHER’S LAW AND GOSPEL One of the hallmarks of the Lutheran Church is its proper understanding and application of the Bible’s two main teachings—Law and Gospel. Dr. C.F.W. Walther’s seminal work The Proper Distinction Between Law and Gospel is the basis for this two-year series. Most Christians around the world have heard of Martin Luther,… Read More »Month Archive Read More


Written by Norman Greve | December, 2020
Post Categories: Error's Echo,
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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. On one occasion while in… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Messiah Lutheran Church— Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Written by Caleb Schaller | December, 2020
Post Categories: A Slice of Life in CLC,
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What’s New With YOU? Updates from congregations around the church of the Lutheran Confession Does anyone else feel as if 2020 has lasted longer than a year? During the spring we canceled everything. In the summer we waited—and THEN canceled everything. But thankfully there have been some restarts along the way. Here at Messiah Lutheran… Read More »Month Archive Read More


Written by David Koenig | December, 2020
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NOTES FROM THE FIELD In this series, thoseinvolved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors. As we approach Christmas, we remember that it is always the season of giving, especially giving of the Word of God to all. The Lord Himself said that it is more blessed to give than to… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Committee on Domestic Fields

Written by Robert Sauers | December, 2020
Post Categories: Mission Newsletter,
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MISSION NEWSLETTER Every other month our CLC Board of Missions updates us with recent news from various mission fields. The front page of the website states well our primary goal on the Board of Missions. “We are here to speak the truth of the Gospel. We believe that it is our loving duty to… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Give the Gift of Christmas

Written by Michael Eichstadt | December, 2020
Post Categories: From the CLC President,
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Does it seem harder each year to find just the right Christmas gift for the people on your list? You can’t repeat the great idea you had last year. Everything seems more expensive this time around. Maybe there are a few more grandchildren or other family members to buy for than in years past. And… Read More »Month Archive Read More

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