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  • Get and give the gift of the Gospel
    by Lutheran Spokesman on October 6, 2017 at 3:25 pm

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  • “BREAD OF LIFE” READINGS October 2017
    by Lutheran Spokesman on October 6, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    Date Verse Reading Comments Oct 2 TLH 278 Matthew 5:21-26 The Law reveals our inward sins as well as our outward ones, sins such as anger in the heart. Oct 3 TLH 623/LSB 860; Matthew 5:27-32 The marriage relationship is to be guarded and protected at all costs. Oct 4 TLH 279 Matthew 5:33-37 Needless […]

  • Faith Alone: No Asterisks
    by Lutheran Spokesman on October 6, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    COVER STORY SOLA fide Every year a debate rages in the baseball world: who should be admitted into the Hall of Fame? In the last few years, the debate has been particularly centered around players from the so-called “Steroid Era.” Should those who broke the rules and enhanced their performances with drugs be let in? […]

  • Divine Treasure Map
    by Teacher David Bernthal on October 6, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    DEVOTION SOLA Scriptura Anyone who has ever heard of the Superstition Mountains of Arizona has most likely also heard of the Lost Dutchman’s Mine. This legend, which most experts agree is based on distorted facts, is the stuff of movie plots and fantasy. Many have searched for the riches of this lost mine, some even […]

  • TLH 377, LSB 555 “Salvation unto Us Has Come”
    by Lutheran Spokesman on October 6, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    A HYMN OF GLORY LET US SING (TWENTY-Third IN A SERIES) SOLA Gratia Although there was some congregational singing before Martin Luther’s time, there is no disagreement that during the Reformation in Germany, the laity were transformed into the “singing church.” New hymnals were published as fast as printers could set up their Gutenberg presses. […]

  • One Is Not Enough
    by Pastor David Fuerstenau on October 6, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    GEMS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT There was an old Lay’s commercial that challenged, “Bet you can’t eat just one.” The implied message was that their potato chips were so good that eating just one was impossible. You had to have more. Apart from potato chips, David understood the wisdom that one is not enough. We […]

  • The Height of Faith and Love
    by Pastor Mark Gullerud on October 6, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    STUDIES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT “By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, of whom it was said, ‘In Isaac your seed shall be called,’ concluding that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead, from which […]

  • “What do Roman Catholics mean when they say that salvation is by grace?”
    by Lutheran Spokesman on October 6, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    “I’M GLAD YOU ASKED!” (THIRTY-SECOND IN A SERIES) Pastors Answer Frequently-Asked Questions Grace is a word that one will hear in almost any church that claims to be Christian. Even those denominations that deny Christ’s deity as well as those who don’t speak about the cross will talk about grace. Grace is a recurring word […]

  • Life of Luther—1517 “Just leave me alone!”
    by Lutheran Spokesman on October 6, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    The ROAD TO REFORMATION In preparing for the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, we have presented a brief survey of the life of Martin Luther leading up to the posting of the Ninety-Five Theses. The series culminates in this month’s issue. A disgruntled child stomps away when angry. You decide to tackle projects alone […]

  • A Difficult Mission
    by Missionary David Koenig on October 6, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    NOTES FROM THE FIELD In this series, thoseinvolved with CLC foreign missions profile one aspect of our overseas endeavors. Working with our brethren in the Nigerian Church of the Lutheran Confession (NCLC), our fellowship made a prolonged attempt to establish a mission in northern Nigeria. The NCLC sent a missionary, Patrick Johnny Ekpo, to the […]