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Living in the Light of Christ!

Posted August 15, 2018
Please complete this verse, “In the beginning ...” Even a child in Sunday School knows how the verse continues, “...God created the heavens and the earth!” (Gen.1:1)   And what was the first thing that God created?  Light!  “And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light!  God saw that the light was good and separated the light from the darkness.” (Gen 1:3-4) Before God created light there was NOTHING!  Nothing but darkness.  God did …
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Don't Fear Change

Posted August 9, 2018
What comes to mind when you hear the word change? Does it scare you? Or Do you embrace it? Have you ever felt like you needed a change but were too afraid to do it? Did you ever feel like the change was necessary? God points a similar understanding through the Apostle Paul. "Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds.They are darkened in …
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Growing in Grace!

Posted August 1, 2018
Growing in grace!Where are you on your faith journey?  If you are a “good” Christian, you know that you have been “saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves it is a gift of God so that no man may boast!” (Ephesians 2:8-9)  If you are a “good” Lutheran you may have to ask yourself, “What does this mean?”Well, if you are like me, sometimes you may struggle with your faith.  Even …
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Built on Immeasurable Love

Posted July 26, 2018
Last week, our family went on vacation to Michigan. We had a chance to visit my Grandpa. Growing up, summer was not summer without a trip to Grandpa's farm. Grandpa's farm was first his father's. The farm has seen two generations of families raised. The farm has produced countless acres of wheat, corn, soy beans, sugar beets, and other dry beans.You could measure the love on the farm over family photos hanging on the walls in the farm house. It would …
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The Christian's ID

Posted July 19, 2018
The Christian's ID: Saved by Grace and Called to ServeAt one time or another, I am sure you were asked to show some personal identification. Perhaps, you were pulled over by a police officer and the officer asked to see your license and registration. Maybe, you were at the doctor's office and they needed proof of your health insurance. Our ID cards show our name, where we live, and give a general description of who we are. Our personal identity …
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No Try-Outs

Posted July 12, 2018
The other day I was driving to the hardware store to pick a few things up for the house. I came upon an intersection on Randall Road. On the corner, I saw a sign for Pee Wee Football "Try-Outs." Do you remember "try-outs?" You maybe recall "try-outs" or "auditions" from choir, theater, or sports programs.I still remember trying out for the freshman basketball team in high school. We had 15 guys trying out for 12 …
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Do Not Fear; Only Believe

Posted June 28, 2018
Faith. Belief. Trust. Faith has an object. Belief has an object. Trust has an object. So, what is the object of faith, belief, and trust? Well, the Christians' object of faith, belief, and trust is Jesus. Jesus is the object of our faith, belief, and trust.In Mark 5:21-43, we have an account of a man named, Jairus, who was a leader at the synagogue in Galilee. He was an important leader at the local church. …
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Jesus calms your storms

Posted June 21, 2018
In Mark 4:35-41 we see Jesus with His disciples in a boat caught up in a storm. The disciples have been around Jesus for some time now, but when the storm hits they panic and think they are all going to die. What I love about these few verses is the simplicity of such a fundamental lesson. Jesus doesn't wake up, look at the storm and start panicking with them, He just rebukes it and …
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Got faith?

Posted June 14, 2018
Have you ever been out driving in your car and...ran out of gas?  I have, a number of times!  One time I ran out of gas less than a block away from the gas station!  I had to walk to the gas station, buy a gas can, walk back to the car and put a gallon of gas and then drive one block to the gas station to fill the car up. How embarrassing! The …
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Jesus Rescues

Posted June 7, 2018
God is active in our world. We can struggle with this by looking around us. Our Christian faith believes, teaches, and confesses that God is present everywhere and is always with us. He is busy rescuing people from sin, death and the grip of Satan. Jesus came into this world to save sinners and to call us from that life of sin to a new life, in His grace, to …
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