Category Archives: Lutheran

Epistle for Aug. 19, 2018

Ephesians 5:6-20 NLT 6 Don’t be fooled by those who try to excuse these sins, for the anger of God will fall on all who disobey him. 7 Don’t participate in the things these people do. 8 For once you were full of … Continue reading

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Whose righteousness?

Continuing our look at Matthew 5, consider these verses: [Jesus said:] “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill. For truly I say to you, until … Continue reading

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Something to reflect on

Who are we as the Body of Christ? Sometimes we let others define us, rather than Scripture. There is an individual aspect to this question, as well as a community aspect. The most important aspect is that God is the initiator … Continue reading

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Fred Cable

We lost a brother in the faith Monday night when Fred Cable died at his home; but he received the crown of life. He is survived by his wife, Donna. Fred had just had knee replacement surgery on June 9, … Continue reading

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Parade Decorating 2014

Here are a few snapshots of our team decorating for the 2014 Rose Bowl Parade. What a delight it was for me to meet Gunya and Berhanu Moges. Both of them will be riding on the LHM float.     … Continue reading

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ER09 Now, Not Yet

Now, Not Yet This section ends the introductory topics to understanding the Bible and specifically the framework of the Biblical message. As with the last several topics, this is directly pertinent to the study of the end times and specifically … Continue reading

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ER08 Glory vs. the Cross

The full title is actually: Theology of Glory vs. Theology of the Cross. But that is long for a blog post title. These two approaches to life (and theology) meet us head-on every day. The theology of glory vs. the theology … Continue reading

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ER07 Saint-Sinner

Saint-Sinner In a paraphrase of Paul in Romans 7 Doggone it, the things I want to do, I don’t do. But the things I don’t want to do, I end up doing! Does that sound like your life? It doesn’t … Continue reading

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ER06 Two Kingdom Theology

This past week we looked at what is called two kingdom theology. Contrary to some people this is not the separation of church and state. God operates in this world in two distinct ways, two kingdoms. The kingdom of the … Continue reading

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ER Bible Study 05

Last week we covered Law and Gospel (again!). But the study was worth the time because we added two new dimensions to the discussion that affect us in our living in and studying end times. Law and Gospel Review God … Continue reading

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