Caring for Our Church Workers in Need

Caring for Our Church Workers in Need ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit...

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On the Road Together

On the Road Together “Did not our hearts burn within us while He talked to us on the road, while He opened to us the Scriptures.”  Luke 24:32 Synod means “on the road together.”  The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is comprised of congregations, ministers of religion – ordained (pastors) and ministers...

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Visitation and Oversight

Visitation and Oversight “Let us return and visit the brothers in every city where we proclaimed the word of the Lord, and see how they are.” And he went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.  Acts 15:36, 41 One of the most difficult aspects of the COVID-19 restrictions was the prohibitions of hospital...

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Freedom and Order

Freedom and Order And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Acts 2:42 Immediately after his account of the Day of Pentecost, St. Luke describes the worship life of the church at Jerusalem.  From its very infancy, the Church had...

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Strong Defense

Strong Defense And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God,...

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Lutheran Schools Making Disciples for Life

Lutheran Schools Making Disciples for Life Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end...

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A Compassionate God, A Compassionate People

A Compassionate God, A Compassionate People The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.”  Exodus 34:6 This verse is how God describes Himself to Moses after Moses has broken the two stone...

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Laborers Needed

Laborers Needed Command and teach these things.  Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.  Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching. 1 Timothy 4:11-13 While Paul’s letters to Timothy...

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A Banner for the Nations He will raise a signal for nations far away, and whistle for them from the ends of the earth; and behold, quickly, speedily they come!  Isaiah 5:26 According to naval history, the word ensign “comes from the Latin word insignia that means emblem or banner. ...

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Unity for a Purpose

Unity for a Purpose I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.  1 Corinthians 1:10 On April 26, 1847...

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