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Year/Month: 2022/02


Written by Lutheran Spokesman | February, 2022
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Argentinian Cities Ban Worship Around Election Day. Several major cities in Argentina have banned worship and religious observances for a several day period before and after election days in an apparent attempt to stifle religious conservative candidates. Such candidates have proliferated in the wake of a contentious national debate about whether to legalize abortion, and… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Kendra Rodebaugh

Written by Lutheran Spokesman | February, 2022
Post Categories: In The Pipeline,
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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 Immanuel Lutheran College and Seminary in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Age: 21 Program: Education Year in School:… Read More »Month Archive Read More


Written by Lutheran Spokesman | February, 2022
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 Feb 1 TLH 133 Luke 2:41-52 Jesus takes up work in His Father’s business. We see the boy Jesus keeping the Law for us, and thus already laboring to accomplish our salvation. Feb 2… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Domestic Mission Program

Written by Robert Sauers | February, 2022
Post Categories: Mission Newsletter,
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Every other month our CLC Board of Missions updates us with recent news from various mission fields. Our CLC domestic mission program assists in the spread of the Gospel by providing direction, encouragement, and financial support to preaching stations and congregations that are unable to support a full-time ministry on their own but demonstrate the… Read More »Month Archive Read More

“The Number of the Disciples Multiplied Greatly!”

Written by David Koenig | February, 2022
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In this series, those involved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors. Growth Three times in Acts there are indications as to the growth of the church as the Word went forth. There is the title of this article from Acts 6:7. It is the Word in hearts that grew and… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Salem Evangelical Lutheran ChurchEagle Lake, Minnesota

Written by George Dummann | February, 2022
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In the fall of 2019, the members of Salem were blessed to have a special service commemorating the seventy-fifth anniversary of the congregation. Though many things certainly change in that amount of time, the steadfast love and care of our Lord for His people does not! On a local level that steadfast love can be… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Lutheran Liturgical Reform, Part 1

Written by Craig Owings | February, 2022
Post Categories: Our Liturgical Legacy,
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Ever wonder why we Lutherans use the form of worship 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. Because of the lead time for Lutheran Spokesman submissions, the writing of this February issue article is being… Read More »Month Archive Read More

What Do You Mean by Faith?

Written by James Albrecht | February, 2022
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

Your Word Should Be Sufficient

Written by Mark Gullerud | February, 2022
Post Categories: Studies in the New Testament,
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“But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath. But let your ‘Yes,’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No,’ lest you fall into judgment.” (James 5:12) The saying “truth is in short supply” is as true today as in the past. Children of the world… Read More »Month Archive Read More

The Lord Has Anointed Me to Preach

Written by Delwyn Maas | February, 2022
Post Categories: Gems from the Old Testament,
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Several Old Testament prophecies declare that the Messiah would be a preacher. Jesus verified that, saying, “I must preach the kingdom of God . . . because for this purpose I have been sent!” (Luke 4:43) Jesus spoke those words after entering the synagogue in Nazareth and preaching from Isaiah 61, which we quote here:… Read More »Month Archive Read More

The Efficacy of Scripture

Written by Peter Reim | February, 2022
Post Categories: Pillars of Faith,
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Teachers of writing often encourage students to strengthen their writing by moving key ideas away from the nouns to the verbs; in other words, to put the action where it belongs—with the action words. For instance, there is just a smidgin more vitality in saying “Don and Shirley farm the land,” than to say simply,… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Sacrificial Love

Written by Samuel Rodebaugh | February, 2022
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When we consider St. Valentine—the early Christian martyr for whom Valentine’s Day is named—his identity remains a mystery. There were numerous Christian martyrs named Valentine, and any number of them could have been the one whose name we remember every year. Regardless of his identity, I’m certain he would not recognize the current customs of… Read More »Month Archive Read More

Reconsidering Epiphany

Written by Michael Roehl | February, 2022
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It is hard to deny that our celebration of Epiphany has fallen on hard times. For most Christians, both the day itself (January 6th) and the season of the church year that follows pass largely unnoticed. A reevaluation is in order, if for no other reason than that this was not always so. Church historians… Read More »Month Archive Read More

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