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  • Get and give the gift of the Gospel
    by Lutheran Spokesman on December 1, 2017 at 3:33 pm

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  • “BREAD OF LIFE” READINGS Decmeber 2017
    by Lutheran Spokesman on December 1, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    TLH = The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; WS = Worship Supplement 2000; LSB = Lutheran Service Book, 2006 Date Verse Reading Comments Dec 1 TLH 415 Matthew 24:1-14 Before the end comes, things will get worse, but salvation is in store for the believers in Christ. Dec 2 TLH 526/LSB 659; Matthew 24:15-34 The destruction of […]

  • God and Sinners Reconciled!
    by Pastor David Reim on December 1, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Are there any more amazing words than that? We sing these words of “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing” (TLH 94) every year. Those words might roll off our tongues with hardly a thought. In fact, many secular choirs sing this famous hymn of Charles Wesley at this time of year without even pausing to wonder […]

  • On Watch
    by Pastor Nathan Pfeiffer on December 1, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    DEVOTION – ADVENT  “And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!”  (Mark 13:37) “Place your order today to receive it by December 24.” Modern shipping services are pretty remarkable. Most orders we place online arrive on our doorstep three days later. If we’re in a real pinch, we can pay extra and […]

  • Hymn 272 “When All the World was Cursed”
    by Lutheran Spokesman on December 1, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    A HYMN OF GLORY LET US SING (TWENTY-FIFTH IN A SERIES) God had not spoken to His people for 430 years.  More than four centuries had come and gone since Malachi had declared God’s final Old Testament promise, “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet Before the coming of the great and dreadful day […]

  • When God Comes with a Still Small Voice
    by Lutheran Spokesman on December 1, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    GEMS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT (Please read 1 Kings 19:1-18 for context.) Elijah was feeling tired and dejected. To him, all his devotion and hard work in serving the Lord seemed to make little difference. He felt as if he had reached the quitting point and just wanted to die. The Lord, however, had more […]

  • The Calculation of Faith
    by Lutheran Spokesman on December 1, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    STUDIES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT “By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king’s command. By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather […]

  • “You can have a relationship with Jesus Christ, just invite Him into your heart.” “I made a decision for Christ last week.”
    by Pastor Wayne Eichstadt on December 1, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    READY TO GIVE AN ANSWER (DECISION THEOLOGY) Passages that will help you respond when people say… These statements and others like them are examples of what is broadly termed “decision theology.” Decision theology is taught in many denominations. It is frequently encountered in Christian literature and in conversations with other Christians. What can you do […]

  • Life of Luther—1520
    by Professor Joseph Lau on December 1, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    The ROAD TO REFORMATION In observation of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, we are presenting a brief survey of the life of Martin Luther. The series continues with major events in the life of the Reformer that took place after 1517. At the Diet of Worms in 1521, Martin Luther would be asked […]

  • Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church Mankato, Minnesota
    by Lutheran Spokesman on December 1, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    A SLICE OF LIFE IN THE CLC SNAPSHOTS OF CONGREGATIONS FROM AROUND THE CHURCH OF THE LUTHERAN CONFESSION On September 15, 1866 five German Lutherans, Henry Himmelman, John Dreher, Jacob Traub, Simon Blume, and Frederick Steuernagel, signed articles of incorporation for “The German Lutheran Emanuel Church of Mankato.” The next year, the congregation’s first pastor, […]