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Perspicuity of Scripture in the Lutheran Reformers: Reformation 500

2017 marks the 500th anniversary of what is hailed by many as the start of the Reformation: Luther’s sharing his 95 Theses. I’ve decided to celebrate my Lutheran Protestant Tradition by highlighting some of the major issues that Luther and the Lutherans raised through the Reformation period. 1,322 more words

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The Next Step

On Sunday, February 5, Stacy left for a business trip on a Sunday morning, before church time. I intended to just skip church…to go back to bed and catch a couple hours more sleep. 514 more words

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Wrestling with Guilt

John 21:15-19, When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Feed My lambs.” He said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Tend My sheep.” He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?” Peter was grieved because he said to Him the third time, “Do you love Me?” and he said to Him, “Lord, You know everything; You know that I love You.” Jesus said to him, “Feed My sheep.  500 more words

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If You're Single on Valentine's Day

If you’re like me and you’re single on Valentine’s Day, it’s okay to love yourself. Take the sage advice of Tom and Donna on the right and “treat yo self!” If you’re unfamiliar with the show these two actors performed on— 1,348 more words

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Believing is Seeing

Mark 16:11, But when they  heard that He was alive and had been seen by her they would not believe it.

It amazes me that the disciples—the ones closest to Jesus—did not believe He was risen from the dead, especially because He told them several times He would die and then rise on the third day. 772 more words

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God Knows Best

Mark 10:35-40, And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came up to Him and said to Him, “Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask of You.” And He said to them, “What do you want Me to do for you?” And they said to Him, “Grant us to sit, one at Your right hand and one at Your left, in Your glory.” Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. 456 more words

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Evening Prayer 2.6.17, The Martyrs of Japan

Jesus sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.”

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 1,492 more words

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