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Question:  I am living with a chronic alcoholic. He refuses to go to church or seek help with his disease. This has affected my…
How God Blessed the Reformation through Katie Luther

How God Blessed the Reformation through Katie Luther

Katharina von Bora was born January 29, 1499. Much about her life must remain a mystery to us, but some sources give us glimpses…
Objective Justification

Objective Justification

Court dramas can be captivating. Perry Mason, Murder She Wrote, and Law and Order captivated television viewers for seasons. The intrigue and suspense generally…
Christian Acts of Righteousness Serve Neighbors

Christian Acts of Righteousness Serve Neighbors

There is a teen devotion book with an attractive title, If God Loves Me, Why Can’t I Get My Locker Open? Other than the…
Jesus’ Vocation Won Righteousness for All People

Jesus’ Vocation Won Righteousness for All People

The theme running through our Lutheran Sentinel articles this year is that of vocation. A vocation is defined in the dictionary as: “(1) a…
Be Ready To Answer

Be Ready To Answer

Know What God’s Word Says About Sin and Grace “Ryan, how do I put this picture in my email message to Aunt Susan?” “Oh,…
Daily Life Under Christ’s Sacraments

Daily Life Under Christ’s Sacraments

The human body is a marvel of God’s creative wisdom and power. The body has such strength and resiliency. Yet, without the Lord’s preservation…
Drawing Close to God: By Law or by Gospel?

Drawing Close to God: By Law or by Gospel?

Three women sat in the corner of the coffee shop, talking about holiday plans, sharing, supporting. Alice, the youngest of the three, was still…
Developing a Rich Prayer Life

Developing a Rich Prayer Life

When people have confided in me that they think their prayers are inadequate, I often suggest a good prayer book. This is not a crutch, I tell them, but a tool. They are good prayers not only in themselves, but they can provide a framework for our own prayers. When we are praying these written or memorized prayers, we often can’t help but think of other needs as well, and that becomes part of our prayer, spoken or not.
Make the Most Out of the Time You Have

Make the Most Out of the Time You Have

There is a time between Easter and Advent that we refer to as the non-festival season of the church year. Aside from Pentecost, Trinity,…
The UNITY of the Faith

The UNITY of the Faith

It has been well documented now, how infrequently families dine together; all at one table, all at the same time, all for the same…
Pastor, I Have a Question…

Pastor, I Have a Question…

Question:  My spouse has Alzheimer’s disease and is under the care of hospice. They have asked me to prepare an Advance Directive and a…
Lessons from Mom

Lessons from Mom

The same thing happened almost every year. At some point in the spring, my mother would have my brother and me go up to…
Sunday, May 5, 2013

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Light for My Path Daily Devotion Bible Reading By awesome deeds you answer us with righteousness,  O God of our salvation, the hope of all the ends of the earth  and of the farthest seas;  the one who by his strength established the mountains,  bei…
Pastor, I Have a Question…

Pastor, I Have a Question…

Question: On the way to church one Sunday, on the radio a preacher claimed that the Bible never commands us to baptize babies. Is that true? Answer:   False prophets have different and interesting ways to confuse us.  We might counter by saying tha…
The Good Shepherd’s Table for Our Troubled Souls

The Good Shepherd’s Table for Our Troubled Souls

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” (John 10:11) When Jesus says, “I am the good shepherd” (John 10:11), he is alluding to Psalm 23, where we are told that the Lord is our shepherd. This is a statement …
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