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Year/Month: 2021/07


Written by Lutheran Spokesman | July, 2021
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TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS = Worship Supplement 2000; LSB = Lutheran Service Book, 2006 Date Hymns Reading Comments Jul 1 WS 744 (LSB 801) Genesis 1:1-31 Everything God made was very good. His original created worked—and worked perfectly. Jul 2 TLH 282 Genesis 2:1-25 God also made Adam and Eve, the “crown”… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Workers in the Word, Called by God

Written by Michael Roehl | July, 2021
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COVER STORY – THE DIVINE CALL Carrying out the Lord’s kingdom work under a divine call is a truly awesome privilege. It is, at the same time, both enormously gratifying and profoundly sobering to recognize that God Himself has elected you to the office you hold. The Holy Spirit through Paul communicated the weight and… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Building the Body of Christ

Written by Nathan Pfeiffer | July, 2021
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DEVOTION—THE PUBLIC MINISTRY In the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, “Hans and Franz” wanted to “pump you up!” Two comedians were mimicking body builder and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Wearing stuffed sweatsuits, weightlifting belts and gloves, Hans and Franz complained about “flabby arms” and weak bodies. In their comedy routine, they talked about wanting to “pump… Read More »Month Archive Read More

TLH Hymn 485 “Lord Jesus, Who Art Come”

Written by Craig Owings | July, 2021
Post Categories: A Hymn Of Glory Let Us Sing,
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A HYMN OF GLORY LET US SING Bernard of Clairvaux, whom Luther once called “the most pious monk that ever lived,” said that the office of the public ministry is “Sacerdotium non est otium, sed negotiorum negotium.” Fortunately for me, the source where I came across that quote also contained the translation. The first… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Your Word Has Given Me Life

Written by Delwyn Maas | July, 2021
Post Categories: Gems from the Old Testament,
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GEMS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT 2 Kings chapter 25 tells of how Nebuchadnezzar and his army laid siege to Jerusalem. The situation became so desperate that King Zedekiah fled from the city. “But the army of the Chaldeans pursued the king, and they overtook him in the plains of Jericho. All his army was scattered from… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Best Friends Forever

Written by David Schierenbeck | July, 2021
Post Categories: Studies in the New Testament,
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STUDIES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT “Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, ‘The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously’?”… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Law First, Then Gospel

Written by Timothy Daub | July, 2021
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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 | July, 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. There is a reason why… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Fiftieth Anniversary of the Mankato Church Fire

Written by Joseph Naumann | July, 2021
Post Categories: A Slice of Life in CLC,Articles,
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What’s New With YOU? Updates from congregations around the church of the Lutheran Confession But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine. When you pass through the waters,… Read More »Month Archive Read More

A Promising Leader in Liberia

Written by John Hein | July, 2021
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NOTES FROM THE FIELD In this series, those involved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors. It is truly astounding how the awe-inspiring Gospel message leads to heart-warming connections that were never foreseen. As an example, I’d like to introduce a faithful pastor whom I truly admire: Jethro Wallah. In November… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Introducing A New Professor

Written by Daniel Schierenbeck | July, 2021
Post Categories: ILHC Eau Claire,
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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. For regular readers of the Lutheran Spokesman, David Schaller, the new music and Greek professor at Immanuel Lutheran College, is likely not a stranger. He has been writing… Read More »Month Archive Read More

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