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  • Grace alone, faith alone, Scripture alone. October 17, 2019
    A friendly counselor shares what the message of the Reformation means to him and to those he serves in South Asia. As soon as they opened the door of my plane, I could tell the air was different and that I was in a place I had never been. At one in the morning it […]
  • Lutheran Leadership Conference coming in 2020 October 10, 2019
    WELS Congregational Services will host the first WELS National Conference on Lutheran Leadership at the Sheraton Grand in Chicago, Ill., Jan. 21-23. WELS Congregational Services works under the Conference of Presidents to help congregations assess, plan, and carry out gospel ministry.   The conference will have five keynote presentations that deal with major cultural challenges before every WELS congregation. Twenty-five breakout sessions will deal with issues specific to […]
  • For the Lord’s glory October 9, 2019
    The new WELS hymnal is moving into production.  Michael D. Schultz  Something has been going on in Israel. It was no small thing.   A noble cause  King David established a huge endowment fund with his own money to build it.  Why? Why did he invite the citizens of his kingdom to make their own generous donations to this temple construction fund? Why […]
  • God’s gifts, our giving: Part 2 October 1, 2019
    With what shall I come before the Lord?  Aaron L. Christie  Regardless of one’s political persuasion—or lack thereof—it seems that the American economy is booming. Unemployment is at a lifetime low. The stock market has had some hiccups, but it still is positive in the long run. Wages are up, but paradoxically, something is down: Personal giving to religious charities.  A giving snapshot  […]
  • Walk by the Spirit: Part 6 October 1, 2019
    God warns us about being drunk and encourages us to practice self-control.  John A. Braun  Some say the Bible is ancient, out of touch, and old-fashioned, but they have not read Paul’s two lists in Galatians. Read the section again (Galatians 5:19-23), and you will see just how contemporary it is. Paul includes drunkenness as one of the acts of the flesh. Drunk drivers, shootings outside bars at […]