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  “He has not let our feet slip” (Psalm 66:9)  More From the Pastor on our YouTube channel.   �

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Tags: devotion, psalm

Light, Revisited (John 1:4–5, 3:1–2; 12:46; 19:39)

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I’ve become more aware of light over the last several weeks. Maybe you have, too. Yes, we’ve moved from standard to daylight savings time and now enjoy light outside during the early evening hours! But I’m talking about a different kind of light. I’m referring to a...

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Tags: easter, john, darkness, light, lent

Am I Really Good Enough? (Genesis 12:1–9; Romans 4:1-8)

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March is the month that the season of Lent really starts to get underway. (For an introduction to the season we call Lent, see this video produced by Concordia Publishing House: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkqHQGdPwMo) Though any day in the life of a Christian is a time to reflect on...

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The Gift of Jesus for “All”…and for “Me” Too (1 Corinthians 1:18–31)

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When I was a young person, the church I attended at the time had a sign that proclaimed to every car leaving the parking lot, “You are now entering the mission field.” I like that sign. It’s always good to be reminded why we’re here. We’re not put on this earth to...

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“Welcome Home” (Romans 15:7)

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With a new month and new year on the calendar begins a new emphasis in our church life together: the season of receiving the revelation of God in the person of God’s Son, Jesus Christ during “Epiphany.” As we reaffirm our baptisms on the weekend of January 12, hear the weekly...

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