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Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass. He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, And your justice as the noonday. Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass. (Psalms 37:5-7) Read More
We have only five loaves and two fish.” (Matthew 14:17 ESV) “There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what are they for so many?” (John 6:9 ESV) John tells us that this miracle took place at the time of the Passover. This would place this event at about a year before Jesus’ crucifixion. Matthew places this Read More
Ezekiel cried, “Dem dry bones!” Ezekiel cried, “Dem dry bones!” Ezekiel cried, “Dem dry bones!” “Oh, hear the word of the Lord.”Then He said to me, "Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They indeed say, ‘Our bones are dry, our hope is lost, and we ourselves are cut off!’ Therefore prophesy and say to Read More
“This is the King of the Jews” (Luke 23:38 ESV). The season of Lent reveals Jesus to us as the promised messiah-King. Jesus established His everlasting kingdom by delivering us out of Satan’s kingdom of darkness and sin into His everlasting kingdom of light. Luke ends his Gospel by presenting to us “Christ Read More
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! "This is He of whom I said, 'After me comes a Man who is preferred before me, for He was before me.' "I did not know Him; but that He should be revealed to Israel, therefore I came baptizing with water. Read More

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President John Schierenbeck | December 2010 Pastoral Letter Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass. He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, And your justice as the noonday. Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man Read More
Pastoral Letter November 2010 Dear Fellow Servants: Ten lepers called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” They probably hadheard of Jesus’ healing miracles in Galilee. The report of Jesus’ power had spread throughoutthe entire region. They addressed Jesus as Master. They also appealed to Jesus for Read More
Pastoral Letter September 2010 "Have this mind among yourselves which is yours in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 2:5 ESV). Dear Fellow Servants: We live in an age which emphasizes self-esteem and self-worth as desirable characteristics.People take classes in self-assertion. This attitude of pride is nothing new. In Read More
Pastoral Letter “From the Mountain to the Cross” July and August 2010 “Now about eight days after these sayings he took with him Peter and John and James and went up on the mountain to pray....And when the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone.” (Luke 9:28, 36 Read More

May 2010

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Pastoral Letter May 2010 “But Jesus called them to him and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them. It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, even as the Son of Man came not be served but to serve, and to Read More