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Year/Month: 2021/01


Written by Lutheran Spokesman | January, 2021
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 Jan 1 TLH 114 (LSB 900) John 1:1-5 Jesus is described as both life and light. Think about how these descriptions are so fitting. Jan 3 TLH 76 (LSB 383) John 1:6-13 Jesus enlightens… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Will Your New Year Be Happy?

Written by Thomas Schuetze | January, 2021
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COVER STORY – NEW YEAR “I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11) As you read this article it is likely that you will soon be stepping over the threshold of the old year… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Life Lessons

Written by David W. Bernthal | January, 2021
Post Categories: Devotions,Pro Life,
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DEVOTION—PRO-LIFE Of all the political, social, and moral debates that have gone on for the past forty years, it would be hard to come up with a more sensitive topic than abortion. Since the U.S. Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade in 1973, 60 million children have been ripped from the safety of their mothers’… Read More »Month Archive Read More

TLH 128 “Brightest and Best of the Sons of the Morning”

Written by Craig Owings | January, 2021
Post Categories: A Hymn Of Glory Let Us Sing,
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A HYMN OF GLORY LET US SING “Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, ‘Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Elisha’s First Request and Last Miracle

Written by David Fuerstenau | January, 2021
Post Categories: Gems from the Old Testament,
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GEMS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT Although I saw some as a kid, I never wished upon a shooting star. Probably because I never saw the movie Pinocchio and heard the song therein. Neither did my parents ever talk about the old myth of so wishing. If anything, we talked about how King Solomon was given… Read More »Month Archive Read More

The Perfect Man

Written by Robert Sauers | January, 2021
Post Categories: Studies in the New Testament,
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STUDIES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT “Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole… Read More »Month Archive Read More

A Fundamental Difference

Written by Timothy Daub | January, 2021
Post Categories: Walther Law Gospel,
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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. Note: page numbers given are accurate for the 1929 and… Read More »Month Archive Read More


Written by James Albrecht | January, 2021
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. You probably know more about… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Messiah Lutheran Church Hales Corners, Wisconsin

Written by Michael Eichstadt | January, 2021
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What’s New With YOU? Updates from congregations around the church of the Lutheran Confession 2020 will long be remembered for many things, perhaps most notably the worldwide Coronavirus outbreak. The year also marks the 60th anniversary of Messiah congregation, Hales Corners, Wisconsin. Our history has its share of controversies which strained the fellowship and caused… Read More »Month Archive Read More

A Kenyan Rite of Passage

Written by Michael Gurath | January, 2021
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NOTES FROM THE FIELD In this series, thoseinvolved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors. The early morning light would not be seen for another few hours. The songs and dancing, clanging of pangas (blades), and the jingle of the bells began at midnight at home and would proceed into the… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Our God is the Only Constant

Written by Daniel Schierenbeck | January, 2021
Post Categories: ILHC Eau Claire,News & Events,
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ILC NEWSLETTER Every other month we get an update on what’s been happening recently at our Immanuel Lutheran High School, College and Seminary in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Perhaps you’ve heard the saying, “Change is the only constant.” That would certainly be one way to characterize the fall semester at ILC. Faculty, staff, and students had… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Drew Naumann

Written by Lutheran Spokesman | January, 2021
Post Categories: In The Pipeline,
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IN THE PIPELINE Want to meet the person who may be your next pastor or Christian day school teacher? This series profiles the men and women who are in their final year of preparation for the public teaching or preaching ministry at Immanuel Lutheran College and Seminary in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Age: 25 Program: Seminary… Read More »Month Archive Read More

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