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God Is Enough

A man asked his pastor, “How do I make God’s voice louder…?” His pastor said, “God’s voice is as loud as it’s gonna get. Other things in your life have to get quieter so you can hear God better.” Pastor King Duncan said, “So, is...

 

Reformation

Of all the denominational traditions, Lutheranism is the only one that dedicates a Sunday to celebrate the legacy of the Reformation. Faithfulness to the day and the Reformation legacy, however, is not to celebrate the division of the church but to...

 

Renovation Uncovers Church History

In the early 1900s, a man named A. T. Hiett moved to Sidney. It is likely he didn't expect his passion to influence the community for 110 years later. Hiett “lost no time in trying to establish a...

 

Religion and Relationship

Many years ago, as a young woman, I was visiting with my grandfather in his later years. We were having a heart-to-heart talk. In the course of the conversation, I thanked him for sharing his Lutheran faith with our family. I thought what I had said...

 

For The Rest of Us

Rest. You may say, “rest, what is that?” But it is necessary. In fact it is a something all of us need to do (and be better at). From the Beginning, the Father knew we needed rest, so He sat a specific time aside for us to do just that, both...

 

Discovering Your Mission

Matthew 16:26: “What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul?” Bill Haber was once one of the most powerful people in Hollywood. For 30 years, his life consisted of making and breaking the careers of movie sta...

 

Loneliness - An Extential Experience for All Humans

‘Loneliness’ is perhaps the most primitive of all human emotions. The Bible tells us this. God saw that man was alone. Giving him a partner in the form of a woman was the solution to it. Some people see even the creation of humans itself as an...

 

Singing for Jesus

Some years ago, following fellowship dinner at church, the folks would gather together and have a good old fashioned testimony service with singing, sharing of blessings and telling what the Lord has done in their lives. The experience was like the...

 

What Are You Seeking?

What do we seek in Life? Some seek wealth, some good health some are looking for Peace. The Word seek has several definitions, To search out, to look for, to go searching for, or to seek to find. The best way I have found is to Seek after GOD. Why?...

 

Meditating on the Word of God

I Love Meditating on the things God Has done for Me (us) in Christ Jesus And who i am in Christ and who Christ is in me. That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen...

 

Curing the 'I' Problem

In Luke 12.16-19 there’s a total of 11 personal pronouns: I – I – My – I – I – My – I – My – My – I – My. Read for yourself: “Jesus told them this parable: The ground of a certain rich man produced a good crop. He thought to...

 

Transitions and Thresholds

In her book How to Lead When You Don’t Know Where You’re Going, author Susan Beaumont discusses the liminal spaces many of us are facing. She writes, How do you lead an organization stuck between an ending and a new beginning – when the old...

 

A Century of Service

The Lutheran Church first made its presence known in eastern Cheyenne County in the late 1800s. St. John’s Lutheran Church occupied a site northwest of the Village of Lodgepole, On Aug. 21, the...

 

Facing Trouble

Recently, I was surfing the Christian TV channels and couldn’t help but notice that all of the Pastors was preaching on the challenges of our world today. There is, indeed, a lot of troubles that a lot of people are trying to work through. We know...

 

Sending and Going

Over the last several months, I have had the blessing to disciple and train a young man that is preparing to be on the mission field in many countries, helping to combat human trafficking and work in family ministry. It has been such a refreshing...

 

God Brings the Best Out of the Worst

Matt 1:6 “And Jess the father of King David, David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah’s wife.” Matthew reports the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Messiah, “The son of David, son of Abraham (v.1).” He goes all the way...

 

Closed Church Opens as 'The Church'

He can tell a person of how rough life has been. She can share personal experiences of how all that glitters is not gold. They will also without second thought tell how life is more than the...

 

The Parable of the Sower

4 Again Jesus began to teach by the lake. The crowd that gathered around him was so large that he got into a boat and sat in it out on the lake, while all the people were along the shore at the water’s edge. 2 He taught them many things by...

 

Created to be Related

I believe we were created to be related. How do I know? Because God said in the beginning, “It is not good for humans to be alone.” (Gen. 2:18) God intended for us to live in groups or community. We were brought into existence for relationships...

 

How We Should Act

In today’s world it’s all about me, and what I want and how I feel. We don’t live in a Bubble everything we do or say effects somebody else, In Matthew Chapter 7 the Bible first tells us not to judge others, for in the manner, you judge is the...

 

The Time is Now

Jesus’ invitation has always been – and will always be – an invitation to action RIGHT NOW!  Procrastination is a major problem in people’s lives – and it’s ALWAYS a stumbling block to progress.  I’m awful about procrastinating, and f...

 

Holy Spirit

Most weeks we use the words of the Apostles Creed to confess our faith. The third article of the creed reads as follows: “I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of...

 

Tomorrow's Worries

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34 This is the Bible verse my Dad wrote in the Bible that he and my Mom gave to me many years ago when I was a young...

 

Discipleship

Discipleship. We hear that word thrown around a lot in western churchianity. Almost always it relates to a curriculum, program or a process. But What is it really? What does it mean, and how does one become a disciple of Jesus Christ? First and...

 

Faith-Based Salvation and Faith-Based Works

Ephesians 2:8-9 (NIV) “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by works, so that no one can boast. James 2:14, 17 (NIV) “What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if...

 

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