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Back to School

by emmaus

And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3 among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out […]

“Yuck!”

by emmaus

14 “And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s creation. 15 I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! 16 So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will […]

Vision

by emmaus

“For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away.” -Matthew 25:14-30 In the parable of the talents, a master gives each […]

Not Ashamed

by emmaus

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”  ~Romans 1:16-17 […]

The Gospels: An Eye Witness Report

by emmaus

“When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who also was a disciple of Jesus. He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered it to be given to him. And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen shroud and laid […]

Don’t Forget!

by emmaus

I do not know what I would do without my desk calendar. I cannot begin to list or mention what I would forget to do without having it written down on my calendar. Once I hear about a meeting or deadline, I immediately write it on my desk calendar so that I don’t forget. I […]

A Lutheran Look on Lent: Giving Things Up

by emmaus

In the small towns of Island Lake and Wauconda where I grew up, there were not many Lutherans.  Between the two cities there were about 17,000 people, and maybe about 100 Lutherans.  Growing up, it seemed that everyone was Roman Catholic.  Every year when Ash Wednesday would come around, I would hear my Roman Catholic […]

Snow

by emmaus

Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the LORD has spoken: “Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me. The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master’s crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.” Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, […]

Where Are the Wise Men?

by emmaus

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”-Matthew 2:1-2 In the Kooi […]