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Fulfilling the Law

8 Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. 9 For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. (Romans 13:8-10 (ESV) Love is the fulfilling of the law. This isn’t saying that as long as we love that we fulfill the law. What it means is that love that cares for other people does not want to break the commandments. You can’t love your . . . Read All
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So a school in Brighton (Brighton College) has decided to abolish gender altogether and allow students to self-identify with the old Chicago election mantle — vote early and vote often.  Whatever you may think you are at the moment, the self-admitted purpose of the Brighton College, according to its headmaster, is to make you happy…  I wish somebody would have told me that when I was laboring under the oppression of tests, papers, and rules (like mandatory chapel attendance)! Education remains the area in which we exhibit the most far flung manifestations of our overall lunacy.  How odd it is a child’s self-identity would be identified as the radical route to happiness, as though the natural world were designed. . . Read All

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Light for My Path Daily Devotion Bible Reading You were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot. He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was […]

Thursday of the Second Week in Lent

Daily Lectionary: Genesis 24:1-31; Mark 7:24-37 You shall not murder. What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not hurt or harm our neighbor in his body, but help and support him in every physical need. (Small Catechism: The Fift…

“Today you will be with Me in Paradise” — Sermon by Pastor Rolf Preus

Wednesday Vespers February 24, 2016“Today you will be with Me in Paradise”Luke 23:39-43 Two evildoers — criminals – were facing their just deserts. They did the crime and now had to ‘face the punishment. Matthew and Mark tell us they were robbers. They preyed on the innocent. They cared nothing for their neighbor’s wellbeing. We might regard death by crucifixion as too severe a penalty for robbery, but it would be good if robbers were as afraid of severe justice as innocent citizens are of being robbed. Those lawless thugs were only getting what they deserved. The Bible doesn’t question the justice of their penalty. God’s word does present us with a stark difference between them. Both deserved . . . Read All
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