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Year/Month: 2021/08


Written by Lutheran Spokesman | August, 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 Aug 2 TLH 536 (LSB 838) Genesis 16:1-16 When Abram was eighty-six years old, he and Sarai thought they should “help” God’s promise along by having a child through Sarai’s maid. Their weakness of… Read More »Month Archive Read More

“Welcome Back to Church!”

Written by Bruce Naumann | August, 2021
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COVER STORY – RETURN TO CHURCH During the past year of pandemic isolation, we all have been very thankful to God that He has provided us with the means to share His Word through live streaming and other venues. Thanks be to God that He has spared the large majority of our members from severe… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Congregation, Not Isolation

Written by Samuel Rodebaugh | August, 2021
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DEVOTION—FACE-TO-FACE FELLOWSHIP In the beginning, the Lord punctuated His series of creative “Let there be’s” with this simple principle: “It is not good that man should be alone.” (Genesis 2:18) But it was only shortly after that when mankind sprinted headlong into isolation. The result of the first sin was that Adam and Eve hid… Read More »Month Archive Read More

TLH Hymn 481 “Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow”

Written by David Schaller | August, 2021
Post Categories: A Hymn Of Glory Let Us Sing,
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A HYMN OF GLORY LET US SING Other than what God has told us in His Word, we do not know what the future holds. Several years ago we did not know that the whole world would essentially shut down for an entire year. We did not know that churches would be closed, and we… Read More »Month Archive Read More


Written by John Pfeiffer | August, 2021
Post Categories: Gems from the Old Testament,
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GEMS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT It is likely that every person reading this article has studied the Ten Commandments in Luther’s Small Catechism. These Ten speak to us of divine requirements for daily living. The Hebrew word for commandment is mitzvah. This word is derived from a word meaning “to set up” or “set forth.”… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Humble Yourselves

Written by Chad Seybt | August, 2021
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STUDIES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT “But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: ‘God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.’ Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Exactly the Wrong Medicine

Written by Paul Naumann | August, 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 Wayne Eichstadt | August, 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. Whether learning to ride a… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Peace Thru Christ Lutheran Church Middleton, Wisconsin

Written by Mark Bernthal | August, 2021
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What’s New With YOU? Updates from congregations around the church of the Lutheran Confession Since our article appeared in the Lutheran Spokesman under the heading “A Slice of Life in the CLC” (November 2015), quite a bit has changed in our congregation. The most devastating change was the closing of our school in the fall… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Persecution of the Truth in India

Written by David Koenig | August, 2021
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NOTES FROM THE FIELD In this series, thoseinvolved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors. If there was ever a place where Paul’s words apply—“exchanging the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man or birds or animals or reptiles” (Romans 1:23 RSV)—it is in India, with its over… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Serving our Ever-Expanding Overseas Mission Fields

Written by Robert Sauers | August, 2021
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MISSION NEWSLETTER Every other month our CLC Board of Missions updates us with recent news from various mission fields. We are continually overwhelmed by how our gracious God has blessed the CLC with an ever-expanding number of church bodies and contacts in our overseas fields. To meet these growing needs, we have increased the number… Read More »Month Archive Read More

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