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Are you Growing in your Commitment to Christ?

Posted November 12, 2019
For many of us we’re very committed in certain aspects of our lives.  Maybe you are a die-hard Bears fan! You’re devoted to your family or you’re dedicated at work. How is your faith commitment to your Lord Jesus?  What’s holding you back from letting go and letting Jesus rule in your life?I know that one of the things that holds me back in my faith life is my desire to be in control.  I want …
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Making the Most of Your Time!

Posted November 6, 2019
Even though “trick or treat” is over, this last weekend we played a “trick” on ourselves as we adjusted our clocks back an hour as we “fall back” to Standard Time. Although most of us may have enjoyed getting an “extra” hour of sleep, we know that we can’t really gain extra time. Time is so precious.  Even though we may say things like, "saving time" or "buying time", we realize that time really can't …
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Growing in Grace

Posted October 3, 2019
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 as you have received Jesus as your …
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Jesus Calms Your Storms

Posted September 19, 2019
Recently hurricane Dorian came ripping through the Caribbean.  At one time Dorian was a category 5 storm with winds over 150 miles per hour! Some experts estimate that the hurricane caused over 3 billion dollars’ worth of damage. Over 50 people lost their life. Thousands lost their homes. It was a terrible storm.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 …
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Does Life Have a Purpose?

Posted September 12, 2019
Have you ever asked the questions, “Why are we here on earth?” or “What is the meaning of life?” Sure! We all have at one time or another! What is the purpose of life?  Some people may say, “To do good” or “To love one another.”  Still others may say that life has no purpose or that everything in life is simply random.  There have been many times when I have struggled with trying to …
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Are you walking with Jesus?

Posted September 5, 2019
Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”  (Matt 16:24)  Are you really following Jesus? Our mission at Good Shepherd is to “Love People to Jesus!”  That’s WHAT we are called to do! But just exactly HOW do we do that?  That's a good question, so here is a brief answer. To “Love People to Jesus “at Good Shepherd we are going to “Love Jesus, Love God’s Word and Love People!”  So …
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Labor Day Weekend

Posted August 29, 2019
What are you doing this Labor Day weekend?  Labor Day officially became a holiday in the US 1894 and was designed to “pay tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers!”  “Unofficially”, Labor Day marks the end of summer! For most of us Labor Day is that last chance to “squeeze” the last bit of fun out of summer! For many Americans Labor Day is a day off from work! A chance to cook-out …
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Back to School!

Posted August 22, 2019
It’s that time of year again.  Kids are heading back to school to take another step in a life of learning.  New school clothes and school supplies.  New teachers and new friends. A new season of adventure that will create new memories!  This is a season of fresh starts and new beginnings. (repent/forgive).Often times the beginning of a new school year includes a review of the topic to be studied. This review gives a firm …
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Where are you on your faith journey?

Posted August 15, 2019
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 as you …
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LCMS National Convention

Posted August 1, 2019
Last week, I was at the National Convention of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in Tampa, Florida.  The Theme for the convention was “Joy:Fully Lutheran!”  This comes form 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, “Rejoice always! Pray without ceasing! Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you!”  It was a VERY BUSY WEEK!  Every day was crammed full of convention business from 8:00 AM- 6:00 PM. The work of the convention included the election of officers …
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