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[October 28, 2016 | No Comment | ]

by Glenn E. Schaeffer
The genius of Martin Luther was his recognition that there was only one way the Spirit of the Lord would reform, renew, and revive a lifeless, stagnant church and that was to get Jesus’ followers to read, study, inwardly digest, and proclaim God’s Word! Luther was not interested in dismantling and reconstructing the Roman Catholic’s corporate and ecclesiastical structure—except where it deviated from God’s Word. His priority was not to develop a Christian nation state, although he trusted that the Word of God would reshape, renew, and …

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[September 16, 2016 | No Comment | ]

by Paul Zabel
You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in Your bottle. You have recorded each one in Your book. (Psalm 56:8)
Upon attending the visitation at the funeral home for a dear friend and one of my many “fathers” in the faith, my wife and I were greeted in the line of family members by one of the gentleman’s daughters. As we conversed, she shared with me her recollection of the words of Scripture that referred to our tears being put into a bottle …

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[September 6, 2016 | No Comment | ]

by Thomas Prachar
“There’s an app for that!” With a sigh of relief you can now undertake just about any task you weren’t sure how to handle. Someone else has made it easy for you, outlining what to do step by step. Want to know which star you’re looking at in the night sky? There’s an app for that! Need to get blood stains out of your rug? There’s an app for that! Want to build a boat? There’s probably an app for that, too.
Want to know when you’re going to …

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[August 22, 2016 | No Comment | ]

by Nolan Astley
Way back in 1960, Rev. Dr. A. H. Schwermann, then President of Concordia College in Edmonton, wrote a chapter in a book called The Pastor at Work. His focus was on the doctrine of the call, but early in his chapter Schwermann, in reference to the parish pastor says, “all concerned should bear in mind that the office of the ministry is a glorious office.”
Over the past year, as I have travelled back and forth between various points in the ABC District and my home in Kitchener, I …

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[July 25, 2016 | No Comment | ]

by Nolan Astley
Like me, you may have some Christian friends who talk a great deal about being filled with the Holy Spirit. Though they do not mean to sound arrogant, they often come across as if they think themselves to be a cut above the ordinary Christian. They speak with confidence about their faith, they can pray easily even in a crowd, and they very much want everyone to share the same indwelling of the Spirit that animates their lives.
If you have encountered people like that, do not despair! You …

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[June 22, 2016 | No Comment | ]

by Paul Zabel
Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am” (John 8:58).
Almost everybody likes a good mystery, but few of us are comfortable with an unsolved mystery. We get itchy! We want to figure it out and resolve it. During the week of Pentecost and prior to Trinity Sunday, my wife, Judy, and I had an opportunity to travel to Greenwood, Indiana and spend some time with my parents. My mother is an avid reader and some of the books that she enjoys …

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