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Year/Month: 2021/12

Christian Day Schools as Part of a New Approach to Domestic Missions

Written by Robert Sauers | December, 2021
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Every other month our CLC Board of Missions updates us with recent news from various mission fields. At this past year’s CLC Convention, the delegates recognized a need for a new approach to domestic missions. In order to encourage a new approach, the following resolutions were passed: (1) Resolved that the Board of Missions encourage… Read More »Month Archive Read More

“Ponder” the Gift

Written by Michael Eichstadt | December, 2021
Post Categories: From the CLC President,
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“In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus . . .” You know the rest. After a lifetime of Christmas Eve services, you may be able to recite Luke 2 from memory. It’s the precious record of God’s eternal plan of salvation coming together in the fullness of time. Who could forget the… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Worship in the Apostolic Era

Written by John Klatt | December, 2021
Post Categories: Our Liturgical Legacy,
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Ever wonder why we Lutherans do what we do in church? In this series we examine the depth and meaning of the various elements of our worship service, beginning with the history of Christian worship itself. The first mention of Christian worship in the book of Acts occurs immediately following the account of Pentecost. The… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Contrition is Essential, But Does Not Merit Forgiveness

Written by Joseph Lau | December, 2021
Post Categories: Walther Law Gospel,
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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 1986 editions of the… Read More »Month Archive Read More

When Things Go South

Written by David Fuerstenau | December, 2021
Post Categories: Gems from the Old Testament,
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[‘Going south’ is an idiom that generally alludes to directional maps, on which south is down. Thus, south means lower in value, or going into a bad or worsened situation.] I is not surprising that the great heroes of faith are also portrayed as great sinners. Such heroes were but sinner-saints with great weaknesses and… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Beyond the Manger

Written by David W. Bernthal | December, 2021
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Myguess would be that most, if not all, of us have a creche or manger scene that we display in our homes. These may range from simple hand-carved figures, to extremely expensive Fontanini’s, to light-up plastic yard models. Now, before we begin, I want to assure you that my purpose for this message is not… Read More »Month Archive Read More

The Christian’s Wait

Written by Chad Seybt | December, 2021
Post Categories: Studies in the New Testament,
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“Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.” (James 5:7-8) Te Christian faith… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Resurrection Lutheran Church—Corpus Christi, Texas

Written by Samuel Naumann | December, 2021
Post Categories: What's New With You?,
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Updates from congregations around the Church of the Lutheran Confession. Greetings from your fellow members of the Body of Christ who also happen to live in the Body of Christ. Corpus Christi, you see, is Latin for “the body of Christ.” This name gives us an easy opportunity to bring up our faith when we’re… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Delivered from Death to Life—My Experience With COVID-19

Written by Jyothi Benjamin | December, 2021
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In this series, those involved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors. [Ed.: the following is an account from CLCI Chairman, Pastor Jyothi Benjamin, in his own words. The report is lightly edited for clarity.] After this year’s Easter celebrations, following the jubilant cries of victory over the sin and death… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Watchmen On the Walls of Zion

Written by John Pfeiffer | December, 2021
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In the days of the Old Testament, there were no satellites, radar, Internet, or cell phones. People were dependent on one another to relay the news of the day. As for the more momentous news, they relied on “watchmen.” From a high tower or a mountain top, these watchmen would be on the lookout for… Read More »Month Archive Read More

The Inspiration of Scripture: “For the Bible Tells Me So”

Written by Steven Sippert | December, 2021
Post Categories: Pillars of Faith,
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Each article in this series offers an overview of one of the chief teachings of the Christian church. I imagine most of us were taught to sing: “Jesus loves me, this I know; for the Bible tells me so.” What a memorable, to-the-point statement! It stays with you as you age and makes a meaningful… Read More »Month Archive Read More

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