Perez and Jesus

JESUS, The Mighty Perez, a Breacher and Breaker (Gen. 28:29) When Perez was born, he injured his mother’s womb, which is why he was named Perez, “breacher, shatterer, breaker.” This Perez is one of the ancestors of our Lord Jesus (Matt. 1:3; Ruth 4:18). He also portrays our Lord Jesus

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The Thread of Life

JESUS CHRIST’S Scarlet Blood Signified by the Scarlet Thread on Zerah’s Hand (Gen. 38:28). Zerah was marked with a scarlet thread on his hand, just as Rahab, in Joshua 2:18 below, marked her house with a scarlet ribbon and was preserved. In this our dear forebears saw the scarlet blood

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News from the District

New voice in the Mission and Ministry Office Taylor Holmes is the new primary person to answer the phones in the Mission and Ministry office. Sirpa Quinn has been answering the calls for over 20 years and has now moved into a part-time position continuing to work in district communication

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Sunday Thoughts for Reformation Sunday

The Lord be with you This coming Sunday (October 28) we will observe as Reformation Sunday. Reformation Day is actually October 31 because that is the day Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the castle church door. While the Reformation impacted the entire history of the world, Lutherans tend

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Hebrews 4:9-10 Our Sabbath Rest

It may seem strange to Christians, but the Ten Commandments were not immediately adopted by the Church as our moral code. Not until a biblical understanding of “Sabbath” was understood did the Ten Commandments take its place in the Churches Catechism. This message explores that biblical understanding of “our Sabbath

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Walther on Mercy – a review

The Lord be with you The full name of the pamphlet I’m reviewing is “Walther on Mercy: Selections on the Pastoral Office, the Congregation and the Church’s Corporate Diakonic Life.” It contains excerpts from C.F.W. Walther’s writings. Walther’s day was different from ours. He begins by suggesting people are joining

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