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Seven Christian Skills – #1 Prudence

 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?”  And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. (Matthew 19:36-37) This week we turn our thoughts to the Christian skill which has classically been called “Prudence.”  This term is terrifically… Read more

Announcing Octoberfest – October 29th

Duane and Becca chat about the upcoming Octoberfest event on October 29th at Heritage Lutheran Church. They also introduce the Reformation Players who will be presenting the play, “Luther’s Pigtails,” at that event.

Introduction to 7 Christian Skills

Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. (Matthew 10:16) Today the word “Christian” is almost worthless.  It is a sad fact that the term has been wrenched from its original meaning and recast to mean something that is so universal, so all encompassing that it has lost… Read more

Faith in a Scientific Era

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. (Psalm 19:1) Does science conclusively show that God is unnecessary? Some people think so.  Many in our culture today use this as an excuse to ignore matters of faith.  But there are significant problems with these assumptions.  First, faith in God is not… Read more

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Full Maturity in the Word

 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

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Christian Stewardship

 “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

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We Came To Rome

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

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Gifts of Grace

 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

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