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Year/Month: 2022/01

Heaven Has Been Torn Open!

Written by Nathan Pfeiffer | January, 2022
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And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” (Mark 1:10-11 ESV) Can you recall any Baptisms that were memorable? Perhaps… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Give Your Burdens to the Lord

Written by Mark Weis | January, 2022
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Out of the Depths (Read Psalm 130) The writer of Psalm 130 was “in the depths.” Not simply a mild depression or temporary problem, but deep trouble, deep pain, deep heartache. In fact, the Hebrew word for depths in Psalm 130 is used in Isaiah 51 to describe the depths of the ocean. At times,… Read More »Month Archive Read More

The Roman Mass

Written by David Schaller | January, 2022
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Ever wonder why we Lutherans use the form of worship that we do? 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 word liturgy means “service.” In our worship services, liturgy refers to the order in which we… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Washed, Dressed and Ready for the Day

Written by David Reim | January, 2022
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Most of us have a regular routine we go through most mornings to start our day. We get up, take a shower, get dressed; and we are ready to take on the day. If you skip any of these it can spell embarrassment or disaster. Then we eat breakfast and grab that cup of coffee.… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Zachary Sippert

Written by Lutheran Spokesman | January, 2022
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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 our Immanuel Lutheran College and Seminary in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Zachary Sippert Age: 24 Program: Seminary… Read More »Month Archive Read More

The Clarity of Scripture

Written by Wayne Eichstadt | January, 2022
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This series offers an overview of the chief teachings of the Christian church. We were returning home and the road ahead included mountain passes that were wet and slushy. As daylight gave way to night, I began having more and more difficulty seeing the road in front of me. There was no rain or blowing… Read More »Month Archive Read More

“You’ve Got to Believe”?

Written by Timothy Daub | January, 2022
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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

Student Counsellors

Written by Stephen Sydow | January, 2022
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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. Our heavenly Father did not create us to live in isolation—He designed us to interact with one another. From the very beginning He said, “It is not good that man… Read More »Month Archive Read More

The Lord’s Purpose: Compassion and Mercy

Written by Robert Sauers | January, 2022
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“Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door. As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness… Read More »Month Archive Read More

The Word is Growing in the Himalayas!

Written by Raju Bithrakoti | January, 2022
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In this series, those involved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors. [Ed.: the following is a report about current activities in the Himalayan Church of the Lutheran Confession in Nepal (HCLCN). It is written, in his own words, by the indigenous pastor who is our main contact in Nepal. Names… Read More »Month Archive Read More


Written by Paul Naumann | January, 2022
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Items of interest from various sources of religious news and opinion, in print and on the web. Prominent Evangelical Leader Succumbs to COVID. Marcus Lamb, a prominent Christian broadcaster known for his outspoken opposition to COVID-19 vaccines, died on December 1 after contracting the virus. He was 64. Lamb was co-founder and CEO of the… Read More »Month Archive Read More

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church—Melrose, Wisconsin

Written by Chad Seybt | January, 2022
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Updates from congregations around the Church of the Lutheran Confession. Right along Highway 54, which runs through the middle of downtown Melrose, Wisconsin, stands St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. The congregation dates back to 1902 when Pastor William Parisius of Christ’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELS) in Burr Oak, Wisconsin, began holding services for a number of… Read More »Month Archive Read More

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