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  • Full Maturity in the Word (September 23, 2017)

     And he gave … teachers to equip the saints … until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to full maturity… (Ephesians 4:11-14) A nightmarish thought for parents is about some stranger luring their little children into danger by offering them candy.  At the same time, the thought… Read more

  • Christian Stewardship (September 18, 2017)

     “Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning, and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the wedding feast, so that they may open the door to him at once when he comes and knocks. (Luke 12:35-36) It is easy to get confused about the nature of Christian stewardship.  Our tendency… Read more

  • We Came To Rome (September 9, 2017)

    There we found brothers and were invited to stay with them for seven days. And so, we came to Rome. (Acts 28:14) In Acts 28 Luke writes about the final leg of Paul’s amazing journey.  After lengthy travel on various missionary treks; after a fateful trip to a hostile Jerusalem with two years of imprisonment; and after a… Read more

  • Gifts of Grace (August 26, 2017)

     For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.  For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function,  so we, though… Read more

  • Going on a Diet (July 29, 2017)

     “Please test your servants for ten days: Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink.  Then compare our appearance with that of the young men who eat the royal food, and treat your servants in accordance with what you see.”  (Daniel 1:12-13) Morgan Spurlock, an independent filmmaker produced a cult classic movie in 2004… Read more

  • Lutheran Confirmation (July 22, 2017)

    And Paul said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” (Acts 19:2) It is a common problem in our culture to make religion about feeling and experience with little regard for knowledge and understanding.  It goes without saying… Read more

  • Aquila and Priscilla (July 15, 2017)

    After this Paul left Athens and went to Corinth.  And he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to leave Rome. (Acts 18:1-2) Most people have little or no idea who Aquila and Priscilla were.  They are not the big-name characters in… Read more

  • Gospel Focus (July 6, 2017)

    When the jailer woke and saw that the prison doors were open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped. But Paul cried with a loud voice, “Do not harm yourself, for we are all here.” (Acts 16:27-28) The drama in these two verses from the book of Acts… Read more

  • Wait for the Lord (June 30, 2017)

    Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. (Psalm 27:14) Most of us are not very good at waiting. We want things to happen right now. We want to be able to establish the time and place when things are going to happen. We want to make things happen…. Read more

  • Introducing the “Holy Family Time” Daily Devotional (June 27, 2017)

    And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. (Joshua 24:15) Have you been looking for… Read more

  • VBS 2017 – “Put It On” (Theme Song) (June 25, 2017)

  • VBS 2017 – Bible Boot Camp – Slideshow (June 23, 2017)

  • God Is Not Mocked (June 22, 2017)

     Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. (Galatians 6:7) Mockery has become a way of life in our society.  Everything from incendiary Facebook posts to toxic tweets to disgusting public displays.  When confronted, perpetrators of the worst rash of mockery in our country’s history claim that… Read more

  • Lunches Served! (June 6, 2017)

    Heritage Lutheran Youth/Volunteers join with the local Kiwanis Club to pack lunches for Labor Ready. Thanks folks for serving your neighbor!

  • Sabbath Worship (May 30, 2017)

    Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. (Exodus 20:8) It is true that summer is here and worship attendance is down.  But this article is not about scolding people for missing church.  We know that this time of year requires a lot of mobility for family and recreational activities.  That is understandable.  But Christian… Read more

  • Pleasing God (May 23, 2017)

    And he (Amaziah) did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, yet not like David his father. (2 Kings  14:3) Who was Amaziah?  He was one of the many kings in Judah that followed in the ancestral line from King David.  As Jewish kings went, he did pretty well.  He wasn’t quite up… Read more

  • When Bad Things Happen (May 18, 2017)

    “Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing; heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled.  My soul also is greatly troubled.  But you, O Lord-how long?”(Psalms 6:2-3) We understand that faith involves trusting God even though we don’t understand why he lets bad things happen to us.  Such an understanding may not be very comforting.  And honestly, it does… Read more

  • The Measure of Success (May 8, 2017)

    And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. (Acts 8:2) How do we measure success in a Christian Congregation?  Most of the time we start by counting people and money.  But this is not always… Read more

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