Revelation 7:1-8 Bible Study

This, the next class in our Revelation class, covers chapter seven verses one through eight. Some of the topics covered include being sealed by the living God, the 144,000, and the four angels that hold back destructive winds. Blessings in Christ Pastor

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Forty Years after Seminex – a review

“The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LC-MS) is a problem—for the historian, at least. And the problem, stated simply, is this: Where exactly does one place the LCMS in the larger landscape of American Christianity? Obviously we’re not Roman Catholic. But does that make us Protestant? No, we’re Lutheran, we answer. But

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On Not Thinking Globally

The following article appeared in Forum Letter, volume 46, number 5, May 2017. Forum Letter is a monthly publication of the American Lutheran Publicity Bureau. Think Globally, Act Locally is a common and catchy bumper sticker slogan. David Brower, founder of Earth Day, allegedly coined the phrase in 1970 in

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Christ is Risen

“If Christ is risen – then nothing else matters. And if Christ is not risen – then nothing else matters.” That’s worth memorizing, now as daily duties would pull you away from the decisive fact of Easter. Jaroslav Pelikan’s insight can make this Easter season as blessed for you as

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Mother’s Day

The modern holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. Her campaign to make “Mother’s Day” a recognized holiday in the United States began in 1905, the year her mother, Ann

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Keep Your Eye on the Church’s Ball

… what would happen if we really would make the saving of souls the ultimate purpose, the end and aim of our joint work? … what an influence it will be on our dear congregations and their pastors and on their relationship toward one another if all acknowledge the saving

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Finding Paradise

This is enough for our discussion of the paradise and pleasure garden of all believing hearts and souls as found in Jesus Christ’s sweet benefits. Now this pleasure garden is only found in the Christian Church, and therefore Tertullian, Augustine, and others besides call the Christian Church the spiritual paradise.

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