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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 63

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 63 I Cor. 16:9   “a wide door for effective work has opened…and there are many adversaries.” NOTICE: My email address will change, effective now.Please use my new email address of:  dnmkoenig [at] yahoo [dot] com THE TWELVE APOSTLES First Group PETER: given name Simon, changed to Cephas (Aramaic), or Peter (Greek); native

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“New” Used Van Purchased for TVBS

Raju Bhitrakoti, who is planning to attend ILC this fall to begin seminary training, reports making a recent 8 hour trip with his brother Rajan and two other Christian brethren to Jiri north of Kathmandu. At Jiri they attended a wedding service where the Gospel of Christ was proclaimed to many nonChristians. The following day

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2004 India Trip

Missionary Journal #1 – India – Aug. 25, 2004 I have had two meetings with the four leaders in the four districts of the BELC around Chennai.  We work in close cohesiveness, with no westerner imposing his notions.  As brothers we sit down and consider His work here and pray.

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2004 Summaries

Each year these summaries of our work in various areas are sent to the CLC Mission Board to allow us to get an overview of the year’s work with our overseas brethren.

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2005 Mission Trip

Hello All — The following comes from Missionary David Koenig, who has recently begun his annual “circuit” trave to our mission contacts in India and Africa.  Our CLC mission program is supported primarily from local “mission” offerings to the CLC General Fund, as well as through your congregational contributions to the Mission Development Fund (MDF).

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2005 Summaries

Bible Distribution – We distributed 576 Telugu and Tamil Bibles in our sister churches of the CLCI and BELC. The lower number of Bibles distributed this year is reflected by the higher costs in catechism distribution for this year. Beyond this we gave a few Bibles in other areas.

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2006 Work

Hello All — The following comes from Missionary David Koenig, who is serving as the CLC on-site missionary in India. Our CLC mission program is supported primarily from local “mission” offerings to the CLC General Fund, as well as through your congregational contributions to the Mission Development Fund (MDF). — Pastor Bruce Naumann, Mission Board

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2007 Work

Hello All — The following comes from Missionary David Koenig, who is serving as the CLC on-site missionary in India. Our CLC mission program is supported primarily from local “mission” offerings to the CLC General Fund, as well as through your congregational contributions to the Mission Development Fund (MDF). — Pastor Bruce Naumann, Mission Board Chairman

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2008 Christmas Greetings

2008 Christmas Greetings from India

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2008 East Africa VisitationTrip Journals

2008 East Africa VisitationTrip Journals

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2008 Visit to Myanmar

2008 Visitation to Myanmar, Report and Photos

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2008 Work

Hello All — The following comes from Missionary David Koenig, who is serving as the CLC on-site missionary in India. Our CLC mission program is supported primarily from local “mission” offerings to the CLC General Fund, as well as through your congregational contributions to the Mission Development Fund (MDF). — Pastor Bruce Naumann, Mission Board Chairman

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2009 CLCI SEMINARY GRADUATION

The 2009 seminary graduation day was a very festive and special occasion in the CLCI. By the wonderful grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the climax has come for the 11th batch of graduates from the CLCI seminary. We call these ceremonies as “commencement exercises,” because Graduation is not the end; it’s the

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2009 Nepal Visit Journal

An account of Pastor Todd Ohlmann’s and Missionary Matthew Ude’s recent trip to Nepal.

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2009 Work

Feb. 2009 CLCI Evangelism Effort Pastor Ude worked in the CLCI previously in a trip with the CLCI team in an evangelism effort. Now it was my turn. In our meeting with the CLCI leaders previously we arranged how long to be up there. More Bibles that I brought, as well as New Testaments and

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2010 CLCI Graduation

Report and pictures from the 2010 CLCI Seminary Graduation

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2010 Joint Asian Pastoral Conference

The following pictures and report come from Pastor Jyothi Benjamin of the CLC-India:

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2010 Work

October 2010 Eighten men from the CLCI, BELC and HCLCN and two CLC missionaries met for two days in Nellore, India to share reports on the Lord’s work among these sister churches. Pastors Thang and Kham could not come from the CLC Myanmar due to border difficulties. They did send a report on their work

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2011 East Africa Visitation Report

“In October, Russ Schmitt and I returned from five weeks among our churches in East Africa. We were accompanied on our visitation by Pastor Michael Gurath who just returned to the states a week ago. In the past, I have divided my time in East Africa into four parts: Visiting congregations, following up with new

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2011 Mission Helper Trip to Nepal

2011 Mission Helper Trip to Nepal On Tuesday, July 5th, the 2011 Mission Helper Team departed from Chicago O’Hare airport with the beautiful, mountainous country of Nepal as their destination. In addition to Pastor Todd Ohlmann, the mission team is made up of Chad Seybt, Natalie Schreyer, Ryan Augustin, Emily Hulke, Melanie Halstein, Randy Wittorp,

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2012 CLC Board of Missions Central Africa Visitation

It has been the goal and practice of the CLC Board of Missions to maintain a regular schedule of personal visits to the various church bodies we are privileged to work with around the world. Missionary Matthew Ude lives and works primarily in India with the CLC-India and the BELC, but part of his duties

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2012 Mission Helper Trip to East Africa

Sixteen applications for the 2012 Mission Helper Trip to East Africa have been approved. The Mission Helper Trip will take place in July and last for 3 to 4 weeks.  The maximum number of Helpers for this trip has been reached.  Please pray for this mission effort. Volunteers will be working with pastors and members

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2012 Mission Helper Trip to East Africa

The Lord has blessed us with the following fellow Christians who will be traveling to East Africa on the Mission Helper Trip this summer:  Gretchen Eichstadt, Emily Tester, Christiana Schreyer, Jessica Ohlmann,  Jennifer Grabow,  Kate Oster,  Tom Naumann,  Ashley Elliott,  Matthew Kranz,  Kirsten Gullerud,  Lucas Brown,  Jordan Horillo, Randy Wittorp, Loren Hansen,  Pastor Mike Gurath,

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2012 Mission Helper Trip to East Africa

On July 8th, fourteen Mission Helpers from several CLC congregations and Pastor Todd Ohlmann left for East Africa to proclaim the Gospel of Christ for three and a half weeks. These fifteen ambassadors of Christ were divided up into three teams: Etago Team, Moi’s Bridge Team, and Tanzania Team. The Etago Team was made up

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2013 Mission Helper Trip

India is the destination for volunteers in the Mission Helper Program this summer. Thirteen signed on to spread abroad the gospel message of salvation. The mission helpers are: Lucas Brown, Jennifer Grabow, Becky Haddad, Melanie Halstein, Katherine Kazemba, David Lueck, Rebecca McKenny, Nathan Noeldner, Andrew Roehl, Vanessa Ude, Missionary Matthew Ude, and Pastor Todd Ohlmann.

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2013 Mission Helper Trip to India

The 2013 CLC Mission Helpers spent three weeks this past sum-mer in the South Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pra-desh working along-side their brothers and sisters in Christ of the CLCI and BELC. Ten individuals (David Lueck, Nathan No-eldner, Andrew Roehl, Jennifer Grabow, Becky Haddad, Lucas Brown, Melanie Halstein, Katherine Kazemba, Becky McKen-ney,

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2015 MLBS Graduation

March 11th 2015 21 young men graduated from Martin Luther Bible School in Nagalapuram, Andhra Pradesh, India. This is the 4th graduating class of the MLBS. The commencement address was given by Missionary Edward Starkey. Pastor Starkey spoke about the need to keep preaching the word against all adversity. Pastor Bhaskar, Pastor Rajamani, Pastor D

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A Good Time Was Had By All

The BELC Koppedu District has been having an inauguration of their VBS throughout the district now for several years. This year fifteen pastors brought over 600 children together on Sunday afternoon to celebrate the beginning of VBS time. Several MLBS students and also some ladies helped to keep the children in order. Of course we

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A Report from Pastor Nolting on CLC work in Peru

The following is a report from Pastor Nolting on CLC work in Peru. Read with prayer of thanks. Regarding the work in Peru. Daniel Pfeiffer (member of CLC Mankato, Mn.) is back in Lima until Thanksgiving. He will be working full-time in mission outreach and teaching. He had begun the instruction of about 20 adults

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A Taste of India(BELC)

Persecution – Pastor Peter Bhasker of Chittoor Dist. had recently bought land and done digging for a foundation in his village. But radical Hindus said they did not want a Christian church built there. And the local politician(MLA) supported them so that the construction is at a standstill. Pastor had done everything legally, but now

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Africa Calling – Station Zambia

In January Teacher Ibrahim Karioki of the CLCEA sent out news that he was going to Zambia to try to establish the church there. In a February report he wrote: “I thank God because I had a good trip from Kilimanjaro-Tanzania to Lusaka Zambia. I departed my home place to Zambia on 21/02/2011 and I

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B.A.S.I.C NEWSLETTER #39

B.A.S.I.C  NEWSLETTER #39 October 15, 2004 Prov. 25:25  Like cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country. (BY PROFESSOR DAVID LAU) “The believer will be greatly enriched in his missionary thinking by reading through the Psalms and underlining all references to the nations of the earth. Indeed, the Psalter

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B.A.S.I.C #265

Volume 12, Issue 10 Thoughts From Nepal Excerpts from the recent 2014 MHT to Nepal Blog http://2014clcmhtnepal.blogspot.com One girl in particular was talking away to me and I tried telling her how I only speak English and she did not seem to care because she continued just talking away. Even though the people of Nepal

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B.A.S.I.C #266

Volume 12, Issue 11 News From Nigeria In Nigeria the churches of the NCLC are working together to build and support one another. The following report comes from Alfred Essien, board member of the NCLC: An evangelism support service was held in Iton, Mkat Enin,on 13th July 2014, aimed at  supporting that congregation to raise

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B.A.S.I.C #276

Volume 13, Issue 6 The Nicene Creed By Pastor Nathanael Mayhew I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light,

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B.A.S.I.C #280

Volume 13, Issue 10 The Augsburg Confession: Article One, Of God By Pastor Nathanael Mayhew The first article of the Augsburg Confession defines the person and nature of God. Every civilization in the world has a belief in “god” in one form or another. These “gods” are not all the same – there are many different

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B.A.S.I.C #281

Volume 13, Issue 11 The Augsburg Confession: Article Two, Of Original Sin By Pastor Nathanael Mayhew Article 2 of the Augsburg Confession deals with the fundamental problem faced by the human race – sin. The existence of sin cannot be denied by any reasonable person since it is abundantly evident in the world around us. Yet

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B.A.S.I.C 287

Volume 13 Issue 17 The Augsburg Confession: Article 8 – What the Church Is By Pastor Nathanael Mayhew The eighth article continues with the subject of the Church which was started in the previous article. This article states: “Again, although the Christian church, properly speaking, is nothing else than the assembly of all believers and saints,

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B.A.S.I.C NEWSLETTER #141

B.A.S.I.C NEWSLETTER #141 I Cor. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ March 29, 2009 REPORT ON WEST AFRICA (Missionary Matthew Ude) Concerning our brethren in West Africa who fight in the Lord surrounded on every side by spiritual foes and attacked within by our

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B.A.S.I.C Newsletter #147

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 147 I Cor. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ June 25, 2009 Prayer Request The  CLC Myanmar Chairman Pastor Thang has a prayer request to you all.  Pastor Thang’s Mom, the wife of founding president Rev.Pauzakhen Tombing, went to be with the Lord after she had

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B.A.S.I.C NEWSLETTER #168

B.A.S.I.C. Newsletter #168 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ May 13, 2010 Pray for One Another Pastor Jyothi Benjamin of the CLCI, India has written about his father, ” I regret to inform you that my father is in the hospital again. He is

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B.A.S.I.C NEWSLETTER #169

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #169 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ May 31, 2010 Pentecost On May 23rd this year we celebrated the first New Testament Pentecost and its spiritual explosion that has gone down through the years with the ever widening circle of

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B.A.S.I.C NEWSLETTER #171

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #171I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ June 30, 2010 On August 14th the Burial of Pastor E.E. Essien, NCLC, Nigeria will take place. Pastor M. Ude will be present with our brethren for the worship and praise of our God who

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B.A.S.I.C NEWSLETTER #177

 B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #177 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ Sept.29, 2010 With the Lord In the Kurnool District of the BELC the Lord has taken home His servant in the Word, G. Samuel, age 48. He was an active pastor in

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B.A.S.I.C Volume 14 Issue 1

The Augsburg Confession Article 11 Confession There are two separate articles in the Augsburg Confession which are titled “Of Confession” – Article 11 and Article 25. The first of these is found in the main section of the Augsburg Confession, and is very short. The second is found with the “Articles in dispute” and is

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #52

B.A.S.I.C.   NEWSLETTER #52 June 16, 2005 I Cor. 16:9   For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. THIS IS A REPORT FROM THE LCEA IN TANZANIA ON MUSLIMS AND THEIR WORK WITH THEM.   IT BEGINS A SERIES OF ARTICLES ON ISLAM Because Arabs were among the first

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #119

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 119 I Cor. 16:9 “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” April 29, 2008 Bible Challenges-continued Quiz Book by F.H.Moehlmann Quiz: Last (The answers are below) l. The last believer to have seen the risen and glorified Christ. 2. The last enemy to

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B.A.S.I.C. #251

[download id=”336″ format=”10″] The Solas of the Reformation Sailing at night without compass or GPS, North becomes the greatest direction. It can be found by the shinning of the polar star, and from it all other directions can be ascertained. The ship can then be sailed straight and true towards home. Although no doctrine of

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B.A.S.I.C. #267

Volume 12, Issue 12 [download id=”371″ format=”10″]   EXCERPTS FROM REGENERATION IN BAPTISM Originally written by Dimitri Quast for the Lutheran Free  Conference in Germany, August 29-31 2014 III) Baptism in the New Testament – The circumcision was a shadow in the Old Testament for the real covenant made by God with the human, namely the

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B.A.S.I.C. #268

Volume 12, Issue 13 If you would like to download the 2015 Pericope, click on the link below.   The Lord is Coming by Missionary Matthew Ude Advent is here. Advent means “coming.” It is the season during which we wait and prepare for the coming of our Lord. This makes it the perfect time

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B.A.S.I.C. #269

Volume 12, Issue 14 Immanuel by Pastor Emeritus Daniel J. Fleischer In the uniqueness of the divine God-head the pre-incarnate Son of God was Immanuel, even as He was Immanuel in His incarnate state, and is the God-Man Immanuel in His ascended state. As there never was a time when God was not, so there

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B.A.S.I.C. #270

Volume 12, Issue 15 B.A.S.I.C. –DECEMBER 2014   Greetings in the name and for the glory of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Dear Brothers And Sisters In Christ, it is my privilege to write to you on behalf of the CLC Board of Missions. This past June, the CLC met in convention and discussed

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B.A.S.I.C. #271

Volume 13, Issue 1 The Bronze Serpent by Pastor Jyothi Benjamin How many people like snakes? Snakes just aren’t something that turns us on or that we want to look at too often. Some people even don’t like to see a snake at all. And yet, in our text today, we find people looking at

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B.A.S.I.C. #272

Volume 13, Issue 2  Let us have faith in God until the time God exalts us By Pastor Moses Raghu 1 Peter 5:6-7 “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time.” We need to think on what occasion did Peter spoke this word and to whom? 1

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B.A.S.I.C. #274

Volume 13, Issue 4 The Book of Concord By Pastor Nathanael Mayhew What are the Lutheran Confessions? How are documents which were written hundreds of years ago – in another continent across the world – important or valuable for us today? What use should we make of them? In this series we will consider these

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B.A.S.I.C. #275

Volume 13, Issue 5 The Apostles’ Creed By Pastor Nathanael Mayhew As Lutherans we state that the three ecumenical creeds (that is the Apostles’, Nicene and Athanasian) are true and an accurate statement of what we believe. As we study them, we notice that as each  developed they became successively longer, due to the devil

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B.A.S.I.C. #277

Volume 13, Issue 7 The Athanasian Creed By Pastor Nathanael Mayhew Whosoever will be saved, before all things it is necessary that he hold the Catholic faith. Which faith except every one do keep whole and undefiled, without doubt he shall perish everlastingly. And the Catholic faith is this, that we worship one God in

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B.A.S.I.C. #278

Volume 13, Issue 8 The Catechisms of Luther By Pastor Nathanael Mayhew We have considered the ecumenical confessions of the early Christian church and have seen how the early church found it necessary to go into greater detail with their confessions and articles of faith in order to defend against error and false teaching, and

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B.A.S.I.C. #279

Volume 13, Issue 8 The Augsburg Confession By Pastor Nathanael Mayhew A copy of the Augsburg Confession can be found at http://clclutheran.org/atlanta/bibleclass/bookofconcord/augsburgconfessiondocument.html   The Augsburg Confession is probably the most familiar and most widely used of all the particular confessions of the Lutheran Church. It can be found printed in the front of many Lutheran

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B.A.S.I.C. #282

Volume 13, Issue 12 The Augsburg Confession: Third Article By Pastor Nathanael Mayhew In Article 3 the reformers begin to set the foundation for what would be the pivotal articles in the Augsburg Confession. This article discusses the person and the work of Jesus, the Christ. A proper understanding of this article is vital for

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B.A.S.I.C. #282

Volume 13, Issue 12 The Augsberg Confession: Third Article By Pastor Nathanael Mayhew In Article 3 the reformers begin to set the foundation for what would be the pivotal articles in the Augsburg Confession. This article discusses the person and the work of Jesus, the Christ. A proper understanding of this article is vital for

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B.A.S.I.C. #283

Volume 13, Issue 13 The Augsburg Confession: Justification By Pastor Nathanael Mayhew The Chief Article This article on justification is the chief article in the entire confession. To the average reader it may not seem like this article is of great importance especially when one considers the brevity in which it is presented. But as

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B.A.S.I.C. #284

Volume 13, Issue 14 Augsburg Confession: Third Article, The Means of Grace By Pastor Nathanael Mayhew The Means of Grace True Lutherans are unique on their understanding of the Means of Grace. No other branch of Christianity attributes to the Gospel the efficacy and power which Luther and his followers did, and still do. It

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B.A.S.I.C. #285

Volume 13, Issue 15 Augsburg Confession: New Obedience By Pastor Nathanael Mayhew The title for this article is “New Obedience”. While that term does not occur in our article, it is a good summary of what is being presented here. Note: Many of the titles we have for the articles of the Augsburg Confession in our Book

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B.A.S.I.C. #286

Volume 13, Issue 16 Augsburg Confession: Fellowship By Pastor Nathanael Mayhew The Church In the previous articles the Lutherans have stated their belief on God, Sin, Jesus Christ, Justification, the Means of Grace, and Sanctification. They have presented the Christian’s relationship with God and now, in the next two articles, they speak about the Christian’s relationship

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B.A.S.I.C. #288

Volume 13, Issue 18 [ This Issue also includes the 2016 Lectionary. See attachment. ] The Augsburg Confession: Article 9 – Baptism By Pastor Nathanael Mayhew The Sacraments In the fifth article on the means of grace we confessed: “To obtain such faith God instituted the office of the ministry, that is, provided the Gospel and

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B.A.S.I.C. #289

Volume 13 Issue 19 The Augsburg Confession: Article 10 The Lord’s Supper By Pastor Nathanael Mayhew In the previous article the doctrine of Baptism was discussed. There the Lutherans point out to the emperor that they teach and administer the Sacrament of Baptism according to Scripture and not like the Anabaptists. Now in Article 10

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B.A.S.I.C. #290

B.A.S.I.C. –DECEMBER 2015 Greetings in the name and for the glory of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Dear Brothers And Sisters In Christ, it has been our tradition for the past several years to give the Board of Missions the privilege of sending greetings to all of you through the December issue of the

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWLETTER #2

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #2 January 1, 2003 Father, let me dedicate All this year to Thee, In whatever earthly state Thou wilt have me be. Not from sorrow, pain, or care   Freedom dare I claim; This alone shall be my prayer:  Glorify Thy name. LH #118 Luther’s Small Catechism This little booklet has served the Evangelical

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWLETTER #3

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #3 January 14, 2003 Dear Brothers, As you notice, this newsletter has no name or Bible passage designating it.  I invite you to give me suggestions as to a name and a key Bible passage. The CLC Mission Board can not do everything that it would like to do, as they depend on

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWLETTER #4

BASIC NEWSLETTER #4 January 28, 2003 B.A.S.I.C. This was suggested as the name for the newsletter. It stands for “brothers and sisters in Christ.”. The word ‘basic’ reminds us that basic to our fellowship is being part of God’s family, Agreeing on God’s Word, Sharing God’s Word with each other, and Giving God’s Word to

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #64

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER   #64 December 10, 2005 Luke 2:7,8,9   And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #124

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 124 I Cor. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ July 17, 2008 We rejoice to report the following that Pastor Todd Ohlmann reported to the CLC Convention in June 2008. ABOUT NEPAL While the Good News of Jesus Christ has made

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 100

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 100 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” July 12, 2007   Prayers Pray for our brother, Pastor Muzakuza, who is the head of our sister church in Congo, the ELCC. He has been suffering from malaria and typhoid and

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 101

B.A.S.I.C. levitra online sales NEWSLETTER # 101 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” July 31, 2007 Homiletics  part  3 A lesson From the Palm Tree One can readily recall the words of Exodus `15:27 which reads, “And they came to Elim, where

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 103

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 103 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” Aug.31, 2007 Take the Task He gives you gladly, Let His Work your Pleasure be. These words from a hymn remind us of the joy of serving Him. For the East Africa

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 104

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 104 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” Sept. 15, 2007 Please announce to the host pastor for the conference so that he knows about hotel rooms. September – Joint English Conference at Nellore – Pastor Moses October – Joint

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 105

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 105 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” Sept. 30, 2007 A Good Time Was Had By All This might be a good way to describe the 7th Joint Pastoral Conference of the BELC and CLCI held recently in Nellore,

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 106

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 106 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” Oct. 13, 2007     New Missionary! We are happy to announce to our brethren that the CLC has called a new missionary, Matthew Ude. He will arrive in India to begin work

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 107

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 107 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” Oct. 31, 2007 PROPER HERMENEUTICS RESTORED God was at work to restore His Word to the people in the Reformation.  He also restored proper hermeneutics, the principles of interpretation, to His people. 

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 108

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 108 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” Nov.17, 2007 East African Joint Pastoral Conferance At the Foot of Mount Meru On October 30-31 twenty one Africans and five Americans studied the Word of God together. As we gathered and

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 109

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 109 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” Nov.30, 2007 CLCI Annual Report What follows are excerpts from the CLCI Annual Report given at the Indian pastoral conference by Pastor Nireekshana. “When we see all that is happening in the

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 111

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 111 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” Dec. 31, 2007 Etago CLC – Capsule Summary This year a lot of work was done on the orphan school at Etago, Kenya, which is up to 92 students with four teachers.

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 112

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 112 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” Jan. 15, 2008 LCEA-Lutheran Church in East Africa-Tanzania-Summary Pastor Angowi leads the LCEA. The Lutheran Church in East Africa consists of pastors and congregations who left the large Lutheran church in Tanzania.

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 113

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 113 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” Jan. 30, 2008 ELCC Congo Capsule Summary Our sister church in the Democratic Republic of Congo faces a lot of inquiries of pastors to join. But once they find out there is

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 114

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 114 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” Feb. 15, 2008 Visitation Pastors Ude and Koenig visited our brothers in West Africa in January. Now Pastor Matthew Ude will be doing the visiting of these churches and the  correspondence and liaison

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 115

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 115 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” Feb. 29, 2008 Translation Work – On Pentecost each one heard in his own language the wonderful works of God. It is a common goal among us to get the Word of

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 117 I Cor. 16:9 “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” March 29, 2008 Gone to Be With the Lord Pastor Prabhakar of the Nellore Dist. of the BELC died of a heart attack. He leaves his wife Padmamma 42, and three children:

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 190,Easter I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ April 14, 2011 HOLY WEEK PROPHECIES FULFILLED-John 12-19 John   19:1-3                                      Isaiah   53:5 19:9                                                       53:7 19:18                                                     53:12 19:24                                       Psalms 22:18 19:28-30                                                69:21 19:33-36                                                34:20 19:37                                       Zech.    

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B.A.S.I.C. Newsletter # 56 August 16, 2005 I Cor. 16:9 For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. WHAT MUSLIMS PRACTICE  IIIb (continued) CREED KORAN: There is no god except God and Muhammad is his messenger. Whoever obeys the Prophet obeys God. 4:80 BIBLE: That if you

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 65 December 28, 2005 Dear Brethren, As we begin the new year, we should remember that we have new life in Christ. We are new creatures in Him always. And at his coming we will have the new body to live with Him for all eternity in the new heaven and the

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 68

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 68 February 16, 2006 I Cor. 16:9   For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. NEWS – The CLCI celebrated a 25-year Jubilee on Feb. 8th with a worship service and fellowship meal. While the church was in existence well before 1981, it was

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 74

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 74 May 13, 2006 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” Thumbnail Sketches – Philippians While this is a prison epistle, it is even more the letter of joy. In it Paul uses the words ‘joy’ or ‘rejoice’ fifteen times.

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 75

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 75 May 25, 2006 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” The following comes from Pastor Todd Ohlmann, a CLC Mission Board member. ————————————————————————————————————— Behold what manner of the love the Father has bestowed on us that we should be

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 76

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 76 June 17, 2006 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” Noting a 300 year anniversary… “India’s Coral Strand” 1706-2006 First in a Series Bartholomew, Matthew, and Thomas Three apostles are mentioned in traditions in connection with India. In writings

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 77

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 77 July 4, 2006 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” Thumbnail Sketches – I Timothy This with II Timothy and Titus are called the pastoral letters as they deal with qualifications and duties of church ministers. Paul in humility

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 78

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 78 July 22, 2006 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” Thumbnail Sketches – Philemon Though this is certainly the shortest of the four prison epistles, yet it has passages that also should be committed to memory as guides for

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 79 Aug. 11, 2006 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” Thumbnail Sketches – James While there are several James’ mentioned in the New Testament, this author is the half-brother of our Lord. Mt. 13:55  At first he with the

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 80

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 80 Aug. 29, 2006 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” Thumbnail Sketches – I Peter Do you want to find out about suffering? First of all go to the end of the four Gospels and see it in our

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 81

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 81 Sept. 12, 2006 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” www.lutheranmissions.org is the website where we have a lot of information you, our brothers, can use off the internet like essays and teachings. Also, if you look at it

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 82

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 82 September 30, 2006 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” REPORT ON THE INDIA PASTORAL CONFERENCE OF CLCI AND BELC – Sept. 27-29, 2006 Fifty eight of our India brothers gathered for study in the Word and fellowship in

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 83

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 83 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” October 15, 2006 Thumbnail Sketches – Revelation Where does one start to do a brief summary and sketch of this deep book? Before even studying it one should study the clear passages

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 84

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 84 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” October 30, 2006 The following Reformation message is sent to us by Pastor Mark Bohde.  Pastor Bohde and family have lived in Thailand for a number of years.  He taught and preached

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 85

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 85 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” November 15, 2006 East Africa Pastoral Conference- How pleasant and how fair for brethren to dwell together in unity! The Psalmist has it right when he points up how blessed unity is.

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B.A.S.I.C. article writers needed NEWSLETTER # 86 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” November 30, 2006 In a recent Newsletter, you were given a quiz on the Books of the Bible. Here are the answers. a) Titus, b) III John, c) Philippians,

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 86b

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 86 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” December 14, 2006 The Church Year Christmas Season This is a time of great celebration among us as we joyfully consider His first coming to ransom us. The twelve days of Christmas

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 87

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 87 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” December 31, 2006 A Study of the Apostles Introduction In Dec. of 2005 we had in BASIC a one page listing of the apostles and highlights of them. This study will go

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 88

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 88 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” January 15, 2007 A Study of the Apostles (Part 2) Philip He is named this in all the four listings of apostles. (Mt. 10:3, Mk. 3:18, Lk. 6:14, Acts 1:13) It is

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 89

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 89 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” January 31, 2007 The Office of Christ There have been those who initially are confused with the name and office of our Savior. It might seem that “Jesus” is His first name

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 90

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 90 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” February 15, 2007 A Study of the Apostle’s Creed-2nd article-part 3 Submitted by Pastor Mike Schierenbeck Wisconsin, USA   In our study of the second article of the Apostles’ Creed we have

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 91

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 91 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” February 28, 2007 A Study of the Apostle’s (Part 4) Thaddaeus This apostle had three names: Judas(Lk. 6:16, Jn. 14:22, Acts 1:13), Thaddaeus(Mt. 10:3, Mk. 3:18), Lebbaeus(Mt. 10:3). In Lk. 6:16 we

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 92

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 92 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” March 15, 2007 A New Evangelist School In the BELC(India) this February a two year program of training was started  for young men to then finish as evangelists. This was started at

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 93

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 93 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” March 30, 2007 Easter Season It is interesting to note that in early church history Good Friday was celebrated more than Easter. Now for us Easter is one of the main festivals

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 94

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 94 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” April 13, 2007 Prayers Over a week ago Pastor D. Paul, President of the BELC, was involved in a motorcycle accident in which another cycle ran into him on his cycle.  He has suffered a fractured

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 95

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 95 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” April 30, 2007     Prayer of Thanks Pastor Jeremiah’s (CLCEA-Tanzania) wife broke her leg early in the year.  We thank the Lord that it is healed up. And we pray now

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 96

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 96 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” May 12, 2007 No one ever graduates from Bible study until he meets the author face to face. We celebrate Pentecost on May 20th of this year. This is a celebration of

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 97

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 97 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” May 29, 2007 Supporting Preachers of the Word In the CLC USA we have the joy of working together with our brethren in sister churches to bring the Word of God to

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 98

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 98 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” June 9, 2007 The Lord Has Seen Fit to Take Home Brother John Bishop John Kungu Muiruri of Muranga, Kenya has gone to be with the Lord. He was leading his people

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 99

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 99 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” June 28, 2007 Homiletics As preachers  each of us have been given certain gifts and abilities to aid us in our preaching and teaching the Word. In addition to this, homiletics is the

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #1

B.A.S.I.C. Newsletter – December 2002 Dec. 13, 2002 Dear Brothers, I know that there has been email correspondence between some of you as for instance between the LCEA, ECLC, and ELCC in preparation for your November meeting, and between India and Denis in Kinshasa exchanging information on the work.  And I receive email from you

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #10

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #10 May 20, 2003 I Cor. 16:9 “…a wide door for effective work has opened…and there are many adversaries. PASTORAL CONFERENCES AND MONTHLY SEMINARS “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.” II Tim. 2:15

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B.A.S.I.C. Newsletter #11 I Cor. 16:9  For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. June 5, 2003 We exercise our faith. The Man and the Butterfly A man found a cocoon of a butterfly.  One day a small opening appeared.  He sat and watched the butterfly for several

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #110

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #110 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” December 15, 2007 Let the Bells Ring out for it is Christmas Day Once again we read and treasure the Bible passages that tell of our dear Savior’s birth. Luke 2:7  And she

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #116

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #116 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” March 15, 2008 Part of Our Fellowship There are over 530 of us pastors, preachers, evangelists and catechists as servants of the Word in our fellowship of sister churches in Africa and India.

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #118

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 118 I Cor. 16:9 “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” April 15, 2008 Bible Challenges-continued Quiz Book by F.H.Moehlmann Quiz: First (from the previous BASIC) It was suggested that we have the questions and the answers in the same BASIC newsletter. That

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #12 July 5, 2003 I Cor. 16:9  For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. HERMENEUTICS (continued) Outline and Notes for Hermeneutics on the Fifteen “Principles of Interpretation” Principle #2 God has given us the Holy Scriptures so that we may all hear in our own

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #120

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 120 I Cor. 16:9 “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” May 11, 2008 Pentecost Let us celebrate the Holy Spirit’s work on the 1st Pentecost as well as now. Centrifugal or Centripetal? Introduction In the March report to the Mission Board I

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #121

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 121 I Cor. 16:9 “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” May 30, 2008 Pastor Nathanael Mayhew Beginning this year Pastor Mayhew will replace Pastor Koenig in the visitations to East Africa. I was glad to be able to work with our brethren

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 122 I Cor. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ June 23, 2008 Bible Challenges-continued Quiz Book by F.H.Moehlmann Quiz: Name the Prisoner(The answers are below) 1. This prisoner was placed in charge of all other prisoners. 2. He called himself a

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #123

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 123 I Cor. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ July 3, 2008 Bible Challenges-continued Quiz Book by F.H.Moehlmann Quiz: Recipients Of Jesus’ Praise (The answers are below) l. Jesus praised him for having faith without equal in Israel 2.Jesus praised this

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B.A.S.I.C. Newsletter #125 I Cor. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ July 28, 2008 Gone to be with the Lord In the NCLC, Nigeria this last week retired pastor Eakin Etuk went to be with the Lord. He attended the Bible Institute and graduated from

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #126

I Cor. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ August 13, 2008 The Athanasian Creed Part 2 (2 of 2 parts) by Pastor Nathanael Mayhew In our last study we considered the history of the Athanasian Creed. Now we will study the Creed itself and

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #127

I Cor. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ August 29, 2008 Catechetical Instruction – part 1 of 2 Biblical instruction as a foundation for church membership dates back to the very beginning of the Christian church. In the early days of the church this

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #128

I Cor. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ September 15, 2008 Catechetical Instruction – part 2 of 2 The Six Chief Parts Luther’s mode of operation was not to start completely from scratch, but to utilize the good, and dispose of what was bad in

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #129

I Cor. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ September 29, 2008 Parables (4th part) A Pastor Stubenvoll wrote some modern examples of the parable and Jotham’s fable which we will look at. Consider also how you could use these methods in preaching and teaching.

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #13 July 11, 2003 I Cor. 16:9 For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. PRAYER ALERT – Pastor Gideon (Denu, Ghana) needs our prayers.  Pastor Stewart, who visited him recently, reports that Gideon’s wife has bone cancer and that the bottom  half of her rib

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #130

I Cor. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ October 14, 2008 Highlights on our Sister Church in Congo During a recent visitation we saw that the translation work continued with six pamphlets translated into either French or Swahili. An even more ambitious agenda is

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #131

I Cor. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ October 29, 2008 CLCI Film Ministry – India This report comes from Jyothi Benjamin. “It’s dusk in a tribal village in Arlapadu Kammam District. The CLCI film ministry team carries an LCD projector with amplifier, screen

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #132

I Cor. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ November 14, 2008 We are glad to report that in October Larry Hansen, Mark Bohde and I visited the Upper Myanmar Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kalaymyo, Myanmar. They have had correspondence with the secretary of the

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #133

I Cor. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ November 30, 2008 We in the Lutheran church simply believe what God’s Word says: “He saved us, not because of deeds done by us in righteousness, but in virtue of His own mercy, by the washing

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #134

OUR SAVIOR’S BIRTH Luke 2:7  And she gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. He giveth more grace when the burdens grow greater, He sendeth more strength when the labors increase To added afflictions He

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #135

I Cor. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ December 30, 2008 Pray for One Another We encourage all of you to pray for Pastor Muzakuza’ s speedy recovery from an appendix operation. While he was out visiting his congregations a distance away from home the

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B.A.S.I.C Newsletter #136 I Cor. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ January 10, 2009 In January Pastor and Mrs. Koenig will be going back to India. We thank the Lord that the President and Secretary of the UMELC will be able to come to

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #137

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 137 I Cor. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ February 1, 2009 Pray for One Another Pastor Thang was not able to come to India with Pastor Kham. He was suffering from a nervous disorder on one side. He is head

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #138

.B.A.S.I.C Newsletter #138 I  Cor. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ February 16, 2009 Pray for One Another In the Nellore Dist. of the BELC an older pastor, Moses,  has gone to be with the Lord, District Chairman Moses Raghu reported. May the Lod comfort

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #139

I Cor. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ February 25, 2009 Fall 2008 Trip to East Africa I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You,

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #14 July 28, 2003 I Cor. 16:9  For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. HERMENEUTICS – continued Interpretation – Principle #4   Consider the Time and Setting Every book of the Bible needs to be interpreted in the light of the time in which it was

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 140 I Cor. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ March 15, 2009 (Message from Pastor Bruce Naumann, CLC Board of Missions Chairman) Greetings to all our beloved brethren in Africa, India, Nepal, and Myanmar, I am happy to write to you in

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #142

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 142 I Cor. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ April 12, 2009 Easter – HE IS RISEN He Lives A Blessed Easter to You We serve a living Lord. Though He died as punishment for our sins, His resurrection appearances prove

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #143

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 143 I Cor. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ April 30, 2009 Pray for Pastor Kham and the CLCM-Myanmar I hope  all your  family are well and doing good. Do you know we have change the Church name into Church of

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #144

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 144 I Cor. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ May 15, 2009 Distinctly Lutheran…Fellowship (1) We are Distinctly Lutheran in our Fellowship Practices At the time of the Reformation the German reformers under Luther and the Swiss reformers under Zwingli met

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #145

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 145 I Cor. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ May 30, 2009 Pentecost Celebration It is a sad commentary that among some Christian churches, the big thing about Pentecost seems to be the miracles: sound of  a mighty rushing wind, tongues

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #146

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 146 I Cor. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ June 13, 2009 Pastor Raju of the Himalayan Church of the Lutheran Confession – Nepal wrote: “23 May, 2009 Saturday, there was a bomb explosion in a church in Lalitpur. It is

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #148

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 148 I Cor. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ July 15, 2009 CLC Mission Helpers to India The CLC Mission Helpers arrived safely in India yesterday.  They will be working with both the BELC and the CLCI for the next two

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #149

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 149 I Cor. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ July 31, 2009 The Business of the Church The late Lutheran Pastor Hoyer, who wrote a well-known devotional also wrote on outreach. Below is an excerpt of his in an all-encompassing essay

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #15 August 15, 2003 I Cor. 16:9  For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. INTERPRETATION – Principle #5 A we read from Genesis to Revelation, we find that the Scriptures reveal more and more of what God wants man to know.  The Old Testament is

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 150 I Cor. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ August 12, 2009 A passage explained – Mt. 24:40-41 “Then two men will be in the field; one is taken and one is left. Two women will be grinding at the mill;

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 151 I Cor. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ August 31, 2009 A passage explained – John 14:12 The great overriding principle of Bible interpretation is “The Scripture explains Scripture.” It is not a matter of anyone’s private interpretation as Peter

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 152 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ September 15, 2009 Wall Calendars In past years Pastor Naumann has sent calendars to leaders of CLC sister churches. This year we are doing something different. Pastor Ude has made up a

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 153 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ September 28, 2009 Prayers are needed for Pastor V.S. Benjamin, the founder and head  of the CLCI in India.  He entered the Hospital on September 1st with lung and neurological problems.  He

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 154 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ October 15, 2009 In these next BASIC’s we will be reviewing reports that were given during the 9th annual meeting of our lead pastors in India. This year we also invited men

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #155

// B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER # 155 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ October 30, 2009 We thank the Lord that Pastor V.S. Benjamin, head of the CLCI,  is home from the hospital and recovering. Pray for his health. Reformation celebration Each year we celebrate

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #156

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #156 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ November 16, 2009 TIME FOR PRAYER Pastor Jyothi and Nireekshana of the CLCI have been working with many of their members to assist church members who are suffering from the recent floods in

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #157

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #157 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ November 30, 2009 The Church of the Lutheran Confession of Myanmar Mark Bohde and I had the pleasure in November of visiting brothers and sisters in the faith in Myanmar. After Mark Bohde

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #158

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #158 December 15, 2009 CHRISTMAS  2009 THE BIRTH OF JESUS OUR SAVIOR And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.   Luke 2:7 For there is born to you this day in the

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #159

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #159 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ December  31, 2009 Home with the Lord In the Tiruttani District of the BELC-India Pastor Magimaidoss has died due to liver problems. This is a time for rejoicing since another warrior for the

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #16

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #16 September 7, 2003 I Cor. 16:9  For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. HINDI CATECHISM – Praise the Lord that we have obtained 1000 Luther’s Small Catechism in  Hindi (one national language of  India as well as that spoken very much in north India).

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #160

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #160 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ January 15, 2010 Visitation to East Africa 2009 Pastor Nathanael Mayhew–Atlanta, Georgia On October 25th Russ Schmitt, Larry Hansen and I met at the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport ready to begin a four week

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #161

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #161 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ January 30, 2010 News – Pastor Baker of the CLC-USA is teaching in India in  the BELC especially with Pastor Deepak. We thank the Lord for this work in His kingdom. A passage

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #162

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #162 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ February 15, 2010 9th Annual Meeting of our lead pastors in India-Oct. 2009 Himalayan Church of the Lutheran Confession NEPAL (HCLCN) Background: Nepal is a country  where history of Christianity is not more

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B.A.S.I.C. Newsletter #163

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #163 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ February 25, 2010 9th Annual Meeting of our lead pastors in India-Oct. 2009 CHURCH OF THE LUTHERAN CONFESSION  OF MYANMAR Greetings in the name of our Lord Christ Jesus! First of all, I

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #164

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #164 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ March 13, 2010 News. Denis Mulumba in Johannesburg was in a car accident recently. We thank the Lord that he was not hurt. May His angels continue to watch out after Denis and

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #165

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #165 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ March 27, 2010 A Blessed Easter – He is risen, He is risen indeed! During this Holy Week why not read the week’s events from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday in: Matt. 21:1

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #166

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #166 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ April 15, 2010 9th Annual Meeting of our lead pastors in India-Oct. 2009 Annual Report for the Year of 2008 to 2009 of Child Evangelism Minstry of BELC’s Districts of Uthukottai, Chennai, Vaniyambadi,

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #167

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #167 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ April 29, 2010 Prayers Pray for Lewis(who has declared himself with the CLC) the former treasurer of the LCEA-Tanzania, who refused to give the deed of the seminary property in Tanzania to the LCEA

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #17

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #17 September 20, 2003 I Cor. 16:9  For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. OUTREACH One very basic consideration in doing outreach is that we actually do outreach, beyond the Christian church to those as yet in unbelief.  And then basic to this is going

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #170

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #170 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ June 15, 2010 Called Home This  comes from Martin Essien, the son of Pastor E.E.Essien of the NCLC in Nigeria. “””With gratitude to God for giving him a chance to spend 97 years

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #172

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #172 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ July 15, 2010 An Open Door? – Mission Opportunities in Lima, Peru Peru lies in the west-central part of South America along the Pacific Ocean. It is the third largest country in South

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #173

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #173 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ July 31, 2010 NCLC-Nigeria Word was recently received that, upon the passing of Pastor E.E. Essien, Pastor Patrick Udo has been elected as the new president of the NCLC. Your prayers are requested

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #174

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #174 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ Aug. 15 2010 What a blessing to dwell together in the unity of the Spirit and the bond of peace! The CLC has its pastors and laymen out among our brothers and sisters

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #175

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #175 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ Aug. 29, 2010 Martin Essien(NCLC), Nigeria , after concluding the Christian burial of his father, was able to join Pastors Ohlmann and Mayhew in Congo to join in the visitation there. We thank

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #176

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #176 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ Sept. 15, 2010 With the Lord Pastor U.S. Ukpong of the NCLC in Nigeria was called home earlier this year.  After he retired from teaching school, he attended the NCLC Bible Institute in

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #178

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #178 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ October 14, 2010 Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord… The Lord in His infinite wisdom called home Pastor Mani, age 45, through a heart attack. Mani had two legs that

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #179

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #179 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ October 31, 2010 From Hindu, to Christian, to Preacher, to Heaven In the Chennai Dist. of the BELC, India, one of our newer pastors went to be with the Lord. Pastor Christopher,51, leaves his

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #18

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #18 October 5, 2003 I. Cor. 16:9  For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. PRAYER ALERT – Our friend in Pakistan is trying to come to visit in Chennai, India before I leave for Africa on Oct. 16th.  Let us pray that Sardar Masih can

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #180

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #180 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ November 15, 2010 It is not death to die in the Lord. Pastor C. Vasu(48) in Renigunta District of BELC, India died from a heart attack. He had gotten married not too long

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #181

I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ November 30, 2010 All hail the power of Jesus’ name! Let angels prostrate fall; Bring forth the royal diadem And crown Him Lord of all. Bring forth the royal diadem And crown him, Lord of all.

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #182

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #182 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ December 14, 2010 Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Christmas is a time when we gather to celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus. Here in the U.S.,

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #183

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #183 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ December 31, 2010 A Report on the HCLCN, Oct. 2010 Nepal (A Report on the HCLCN presented to the Joint Asia English Pastoral Conference-2010) How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #184

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #184 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ January 15, 2011 10TH JOINT ASIA ENGLISH PASTORAL CONFERENCE NELLORE, INDIA  2010 I thank God our father who gave us this wonderful day of 10th Joint Asia English Pastoral Conference I thank those

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #185

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #185 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ January 25, 2011 Called Home Martin Essien of Nigeria sent the following notice on Jan.23rd: “Pastor Edet of NCLC Port Harcourt lost his bout with Diabetes(blood sugar) but won where it mattered most,

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #186

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #186 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ February 9, 2011 News from Congo The CLCC reports that they have new work in the north from Katanga Province on the border of Zambia with new congregations forming there. We pray for

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #187

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #187 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ February 27, 2011 Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, On March 9th with Ash Wednesday we begin with  our preparation time of Lent looking forward to the great Easter celebration. May this time

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #188

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #188 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ March 15, 2011 ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE YEAR OF 2009-2010 OF BEREA EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH/BELC DISTRICTS OF VANIYAMBADI AND UTHUKOTTAI OF TAMILNADU STATE, INDIA District of Uthukottai 31 pastors have been doing gospel

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #189

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #189 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ March 31, 2011 CLC INDIA ACTIVITIES ANNUAL REPORT – 2010 A report to the 10th Joint Asia Conf. at Nellore, Oct. 2010 I thank our Lord for His wonderful healing grace towards Rev.

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #19

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #19 October 20, 2003 I. Cor. 16:9  For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. PRINCIPLES OF INTERPRETATION We Are To Interpret Scripture Grammatically – #11 We are to look at the very sentence structure and word meaning of the words in the Bible. For instance

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #191

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #191  I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ April 30, 2011  ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE YEARS 2009-2010 OF MLBS AFFILIATED WITH BELC,NAGALAPURAM, A.P.STATE, S.INDIA “How than shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed?  And how shall they

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #192

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #192  I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’   May 15, 2011  The Lord is in Charge Pastor Kham, who is the secretary of the CLCM, Myanmar recently had a motorcycle accident that sent him to the hospital. This also contributed

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #193

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #193  I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ May 25, 2011  ANNUAL REPORT FOR  2009-2010 OF BEREA EV.  LUTH. CHURCH/BELC, CHENNAI AND THIRUVALLAURE, INDIA District of Chennai 39 pastors serving 43 congregations.  We are conducting monthly meetings twice a month. We

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #194

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #194  I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ June 11, 2011  PENTECOST – June 12, 2011 Pastor Paul Fleischer (CLC) sends this on the Holy Spirit. The festival of Pentecost reminds us of the Spirit’s importance in the birthing of the

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #195

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #195 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ June 30, 2011 Received from Pastor Yumba in Zambia Receive my warm greetings in the precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ who is our Redeemer. I would like to inform you that

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #196

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #196 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ July 15, 2011 End Time False Teachings RAPTURE There are Christians who teach a rapture, that is that Christians depart this earth before the judgment. They try to use Matt. 24:40-41 to show

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #197

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #197 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’   July 29.2011 News – Pastor Mike Gurath has returned to Kenya to work. He reported: I’m scheduled to head back to Kenya on July 18th with a return date of December 14th.

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #198

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #198 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ August 15, 2011 News from India – CLC member, Dave Lueck from Minnesota, arrived in India to teach pastors in the BELC and CLCI. He will be assisting for a couple months. We

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #199

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #199 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ August 30, 2011 News – Pastor Nathanael Mayhew and Russ Schmidt leave for five weeks working with our brethren in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania. May God bless the work for Him. The CLC

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #20

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #20 November 1, 2003 I Cor. 16:9 For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. WE THANK GOD FOR THE TOOL TO REACH THOSE WHO WE WILL LIKELY NEVER SEE IN CHURCH, BUT MAY WELL SEE IN HEAVEN. A REPORT ON CLCI BIBLE CORRESPONDENCE COURSE (By

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #200

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #200 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ September 15, 2011 – News of Victory – Pastor D. Paul, the head of the BELC of India, wrote “We would like to inform  you that Pastor Selvam of Chittoor Districtfaced sudden death

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #201

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #201 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ September 25, 2011 PARABLES To stand beneath a waterfall is to be inundated, overpowered by the descending cascade of water. Who can stand against such power? Think also of how that water came.

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #202

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #202 I Cor.. 16:9  ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ October 13, 2011 We rejoice with the report from Zambiawhich you can read below. CHURCH OF LUTHERAN CONFESSION IN ZAMBIA(CLCZ). How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed?

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #203

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #203 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ October 28, 2011 To Celebrate the Reformation this year we look at quotes from Martin Luther the Reformer. On Justification Commenting on Galatians 3:5 Luther says: “The article of justification, which is our

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #204

  B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #204 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ November 13, 2011 News to Pray Over – Pastor Rajamani of the BELC, India will be in Malaysia from Nov. 7 to Dec. 7 visiting friends and contacts. Pray that they not

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #205

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #205 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ November 30, 2011 News – Pastor Koenig, Mark Bohde and his son Carlton will be among the brethren in Myanmar for a seminar and visits. God-willing all the congregations will send representatives to

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #206

  B.A.S.I.C  #206        –DECEMBER 2011 Greetings in  the name and for the glory of our Savior Jesus Christ! It is  my privilege to write to you on behalf of the CLC Board of  Missions as we  look back on a year of God’s abundant blessings and rejoice in  the blessing that He has in store

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #207

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #207 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ December 31, 2011 The Will of God is Always Good Due to not getting visas Mark and Carlton Bohde were not able to attend the seminar in Kalay, Myanmar. And the trip to

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #208

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #208 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’   January 15, 2012 NEWS – Missionary Ude this month will be with the brothers in Nigeria, Togo and Ghana. After that he will join with the Mission Bd. Chairman Pastor Ohlmann in

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #209

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #209 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’     January 31,2012   News From the Nigerian CLC Pastor Ude reports that in 2010 there was one graduate from the Bible Institute, and in 2011 there were two. All three have been

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #21

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #21 November 13, 2003 I Corinthians 16:9  For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. CLC POLICY The CLC helps our sister churches overseas especially in the areas of outreach and training of pastors.  But our support can not go on forever.  We are also trying

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #210

  B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #210 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ February 13, 2012 A Report from Pastor Gondwe in Tanga, Tanzania includes the following news in the group’s two year growth there.    One thing very important  to share with you is

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #211

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #211 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ March 2, 2012 Greetings from teacher Ibrahim (A preacher in southern part of Zambia). I am very happy to write to you this mail because in the Christ we are one therefore we

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #212

  B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #212 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ March 15, 2012 Annual Report of BELC India Districts -Uthukottai, Chennai, Tiruvallure, Tiruttani, Vaniyampadi, Sri Kalahasti, Koppedu, Chittoor These are excerpts. – Number of Pastors Serving – 261, Number of Baptisms –

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #213

  B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #213 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ March 30, 2012 Pastor Ude reports: TOGO  As was the plan I did not go to Togo or Ghana, but I did meet with Pastor Kossi in Badagari. Kossi’s congregations in Varipariso

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #214

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #214 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ April 6, 2012 EASTER REFLECTIONS With our eyes, we see the beauty of Easter, as the earth awakens, once more! With our ears, we hear the birds sing sweetly, to tell us, Spring,

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #215

  B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #215 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ April 28, 2012 Introduction – From Wikipedia “The 10/40 Window is a term coined by Christian missionary strategist Luis Bush in 1990[1][2] to refer those regions of the eastern hemisphere located between

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #216

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #216 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ May 9, 2012 China – While we in the CLC and our sister churches are not involved in mission work in China, we can only rejoice at what Chinese Christians are doing to

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #217

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #217 Pentecost I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ May 24, 2012 The Invisible Hand In the study of economics I think it was Adam Smith who first coined the term ‘the invisible hand’ which referred to the operation of the

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #218

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #218 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ June 15, 2012 Prayers The C.L.C. Convention will be held the week of June 18th in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA We ask our brethren to pray for a God-pleasing convention and for God’s

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #219

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #219  I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ June 30, 2012 The CLC-USA in convention declared fellowship with:   Steadfast Evangelical Lutheran Church, Tanunda, Australia Lutheran Free church, Uppland, Sweden. May God preserve this spiritual relationship and allow us to work

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #22

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #22 November 29, 2003 A door for effective work has opened, but there are many adversaries. PRAYER ALERT – I have just visited with Pastor Gideon in Ghana.  His wife Patricia is still alive, and suffering with her serious disease.  She is up north in Ghana with their young son, at her mother’s

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #220

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #220 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ July 15, 2012 In July – Pastor Nathanael Mayhew and  Russ Schmidt will be working with our brothers in East Africa. Pastor Matthew Ude and Prof. John Ude will be teaching in Nepal

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #221

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #221   I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ July 30, 2012 Rabbi Jesus – Master Teacher Memorable Statements With any great teacher there will be those statements that his students will recall long after the teacher has turned to dust.

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #222

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #222 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. Aug. 15, 2012   CLC Mission Helpers On July 8th, fourteen Mission Helpers from several CLC congregations and Pastor Todd Ohlmann left for East Africa to proclaim the Gospel of Christ for three

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #223

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #223 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. Aug. 27, 2012 East Africa – Pastor Nathanael Mayhew and Russ Schmidt are with our brethren in East Africa enjoying the fellowship and sharing the Word. Pray for faith to be increased, problems

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #224

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #224 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. September 15, 2012 Rabbi Jesus — Master Teacher Figures of Speech Figures of speech enliven a language. Jesus was masterful in using them. This style of His lends itself to learning. Think of

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #225

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #225 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. September 29, 2012 Like Cold Water to a Thirsty Soul is Good News from a Far Country There are many ways of doing outreach in the world. One method that has been on

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #226

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #226   I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.       October 14, 2012   As we celebrate the Reformation this month think how in the Lutheran Reformation the Family was returned to its rightful place as God-given  and not

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #227

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #227 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. October 27, 2012 As we celebrate the Reformation The Singing Church The Lutheran Church has this title. Are we? Do we sing with all our hearts to God? We should not be too

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #228

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #228 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. November 15, 2012   The Bible and Archaeology We do not need archaeological finds to prove to us that the Bible is true in what it says. It is interesting though that whenever

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #229

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #229 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. November 30, 2012 We are considering Questions on the Old Testament Geology and the Flood Here is an article from ‘Discover’ magazine of Aug. 29th reminding us how the earth itself has the

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #23

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #23 February 5, 2004 (Pastor Bruce Naumann) John 8:12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, ‘I am the light of the world.  He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus.  Pastor Koenig has invited me, as the

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #230

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #230 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. December 15, 2012 – B.A.S.I.C. – DECEMBER 2012 Greetings in the name and for the glory of our Savior Jesus Christ! It is my privilege to write to you on behalf of the

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #231

  B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #231 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. December 30, 2012 On the 12th day of Christmas we celebrate the Wise Men arriving to where Jesus Christ had been born by following the Star of Bethlehem from the East. Caspar,

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #232

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #232 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. January 15, 2013 We rejoice that Pastor Ude was married to Vanessa on Jan. 28th. God’s blessings on them. Upcoming – Pastor Ude and his new wife Vanessa are in Congo, Zambia and

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #233

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #233   I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. January 30, 2013 Visit to BELC – Pastor Krause and John Bobek from the CLC-USA will be visiting and working with the BELC in February and we pray for a fruitful time

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #234

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #234 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. February 15, 2013   News Among the Brethren  Pastor Patrick Udo, President of the Nigerian CLC, went to be with the Lord recently. We pray that God comforts the family with the sure

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #235

  B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #235 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. February 28, 2013 Mission Trip – Pastors Bohde and Koenig made an exploratory mission trip to Thailand, where six years ago the CLC was working. We pray that some sort of work

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #236

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #236 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. March 14, 2013 Representatives of the BELC and the CLCI are planning a trip to Odisha State in India to explore fellowship with some Lutherans there. We ask your prayers for the trip

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #237

  B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #237 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. March 28, 2013 A BLESSED EASTER TO ALL.   Jairus’ daughter raised Mk. 5:22-24 Lazarus raised Jn. 11:21-27 Widow’s son of Nain raised Lk. 7:12-15 One of Jesus’ resurrection appearances Could there

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #238

  B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #238 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. April 15, 2013 REQUEST FOR PRAYER Pastors D. Paul, Deepak and Rajamani of the BELC will travel to Odisha State, India on April 22nd returning May 3rd to meet with a Lutheran

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #239

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #239 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. April 30, 2013 Pastor Nolting Reports on Peru Daniel Pfeiffer did return to Peru several weeks ago.  He will be teaching Religion and  English to about 60 children in Stella Maris School.  He

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #24

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #24 February 17, 2004 A door for effective work has opened, but there are many adversaries. In Africa our school year begins in January.  St. Peter’s Seminary, Himo, Tanzania and Lutheran  Bible Institute, Efa, Nigeria began classes in January for the new school year.  For St. Peter’s the new students are to begin

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #240

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #240 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. May 15, 2013 Uganda Pastor Nathanael Mayhew had been working with Pastor Samuel and we pray that fellowship can exist between the CLC and his people. Here is a recent report on the

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #241

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #241 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. May 31, 2013Pastors Ude and Ohlmann will be attending the burial of Pastor Udo in Nigeria in late May and going on to Ghana and Togo on June 1st to visit the brethren. God grant

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #242

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #242   I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. June 15, 2013 2013 Mission Helper Trip India is the destination for volunteers in the Mission Helper Program this summer. Twelve signed on to spread abroad the gospel message of salvation. The

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #243

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #243 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. June 30, 2013 Prayer    We ask our Lord to grant a successful surgery and recovery to Pastor V.S. Benjamin of the CLCI in India, as he undergoes surgery on July 15th for

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #244

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #244 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. July 15, 2013 Prayers Missionary and Mrs. Matthew Ude will be going to the Congo this week to work with our brethren.  We ask the Lord for their safe travels and work among

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #245

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #245   I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. July 31, 2013 News from the CLCI – Pastor V.S. Benjamin has come through his recent surgery successfully. May God grant recovery.  Pastor Barnabas at the age of 32 went to be

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #246

  B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #246 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. Aug. 15, 2013 ————————————– Part time missionary to Kenya/Uganda summary from 2013: The part-time missionary visit to Kenya this year revolved around a few main points of emphasis.  With only three and

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #247

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #247   I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.   Aug. 30, 2013 ——————- Fellowship is an Activity On our website www.lutheranmissions.org we have under ‘Teachings’ a longer and a shorter explanation of our fellowship. This is not a thing merely

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #248

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #248 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.   SEPTEMBER 15, 2013   ——————–   Reporting Recently in Work among the Masai Tribe in Tanzania – Many greetings from Kajiado District. We are fine and doing well in him who was

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #249

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #249 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. SEPTEMBER 25, 2013  ———————— NEWS Pastor David Koenig is being replaced in India as a CLC missionary by Pastor Ed Starkey. Ed and Janice Starkey are due to arrive in India Oct. 8th

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #25

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #25 February 29, 2004 I Cor. 16:9 A door for effective work has opened, but there are many adversaries. BELC The CLC’s involvement with the Bharath Ev. Lutheran Church in India dates from our initial meetings in 1984 although it was started earlier by Pastor Bas down in Kanyakumari, India. The work of

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #250

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #250 I Cor.. 16:9 ‘For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. October 15, 2013   —————– In the first BASIC Newsletter, Dec.13, 2002, I wrote It is great to share “information on the work. And I receive email from you of course, and am

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #252

[download id=”338″ format=”10″] New Missionary to India The LORD answered our prayers for a new foreign missionary to India when He called and led Pastor Ed Starkey to accept this calling in the Gospel ministry. Pastor Starkey, who is replacing Pastor David Koenig in India, will be working side by side with Pastor Matthew Ude.

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B.A.S.I.C. Newsletter #253

[download id=”340″ format=”10″] The Seven Prayers of Advent The ancient church there were seven special prayers which were used for one week proceeding Christmas, from Dec. 17 – 23. Each of these seven prayers begins with a different name from Christ. Because they all begin with an “O”, they are often referred to as the

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #26

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #26 March 23, 2004 I Cor. 16:9 For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. EGLISE LUTHERIENNE DE CONFESSION DU CONGO (ELCC) The Church of the Lutheran Confession of Congo began by that name on October 13, 1998.  Pastor Mutombo Muzakuza had been looking for a

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #27

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #27 March 29, 2004 I Cor. 16:9 For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. ETAGO CLC – KENYA A group of people from the Kisii area were looking for a new church in 1999.  These people had been Roman Catholic and Seventh Day Adventist.  They

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #28

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #28 April 5, 2004 I Cor. 16:9  For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. GHANA and TOGO In West Africa setting next to each other are the countries of Ghana and Togo. Our contact here was through a CLC-USA member teaching in a school in

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #29

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #29 April 20, 2004 I Cor. 16:9 For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. LUTHERAN CHURCH OF EAST AFRICA – TANZANIA On April 4, 2000 Pastor Jesse Angowi, bishop and head of the church, sent an inquiry letter to the CLC.  As the missionary was

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #30

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #30 May 14, 2004 I Cor. 16:9 For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. My name is David Lau, and I am one of the teachers at Immanuel Lutheran College and Seminary in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA. Every three years I teach a course in

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #31

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #31 May 20, 2004 Dear Brothers in Christ, greetings in the name of our Risen and Ascended Savior Jesus Christ. My name is Pastor Todd Ohlmann.  I serve a small CLC congregation called Faith Lutheran Church in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.  Pastor Koenig has asked me to compose the B.A.S.I.C. Newsletter for this

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #32

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #32 June 15, 2004 LEARNING FROM THE PAST We learn from the missionary Raymond Lull to follow Christ even into a martyr’s death.  Lull truly loved his enemies and died as did the first recorded martyr, Stephen. (Quote from ‘VOICE OF THE MARTYRS’) Raymond Lull, 1232-1315 “First Missionary to the Moslems” At age

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #33

B.A.S.I.C. #33 July 14, 2004 BARON JUSTINIAN ERNST VON WELTZ The foremost of Lutheran voices in the 17th century for reaching out was certainly Baron Justinian Ernst von Weltz who published five treatises on missions.  He put forward searing questions, “Is it right that we, evangelical Christians, hold the gospel for ourselves alone, and do

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #34

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #34 August 3, 2004 I. Cor. 16:9 ‘for a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ ROBERT THOMAS (KOREA) killed 1866 Robert Thomas was ordained on June 4, 1863, in a little church in Hanover, Wales. The next month he and his wife were sent to

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #35

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #35 August 21, 2004 I Cor. 16:9  ‘for a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.’ THE FOLLOWING WAS SUBMITTED BY PROF. DAVID LAU, OF EAU CLAIRE, WIS. U.S.A. From the beginning God has always wanted all people to hear about His plan of salvation in

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #36

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #36 September 1, 2004 I Cor. 16:9  ‘for a wide door for effective work has opened to me,  and there are many adversaries.’ MISSIONS IS OUTREACH As you our overseas brethren know, we stress reaching out above all to those not in the faith.  Think of Paul’s work of three successive mission trips

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #37

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #37 September 17, 2004 Prov. 25:25  Like cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country. HERE IS GOOD NEWS FROM OUR BRETHREN IN INDIA. Update on CLCI Bible Correspondence Course Pastor Jyothi Benjamin reports the following,  “This year 25 individuals are taking the course.  As you know

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #38

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #38 October 1, 2004 Prov. 25:25  Like cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country. MISSIONS IS OUTREACH Out of the Heart of God – We all know the passages in the end of the four Gospels that deal with our reaching out.  There are several other

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #40

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #40 November 1, 2004 Prov. 25:25  Like cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country. We are working with groups of Christians in Tanzania (LCEA) and in Kenya, as well as operating a Seminary to train men to learn more about our Lord and to be better

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #41

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #41 December 2, 2004 Prov. 25:25  Like cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country. MISSIONS IS OUTREACH With missionwork it is not a limiting but an expanding effort realizing what Scripture teaches us and seeing the Word fulfilled in the history of the spread of the

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #42

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #42 December 16, 2004 Prov. 25:25 Like cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country. TITLES OF CHRIST The two most popular titles or names Christians use in speaking of our Lord are  Jesus, a translation of the Hebrew word  Joshua, which means  “YAHWEH Is Salvation,”  and 

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #43

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #43 January 17, 2005 I Cor. 16:9 …a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. Prayer Alert BELC: Recently our pastors and members suffered from severe flooding in the Chennai area of India. This is in the BELC area. Pray that God would comfort our brothers

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #44

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #44 February 7, 2005 I Cor. 16:9 …a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. BAPTISM – We as Lutherans hold to the ancient and Bible teaching of infant baptism.  It is such a blessing to see from children to aged people baptized into God’s name

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #45

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #45 February 24, 2005 I Cor. 16:9   For a wide door for effective work has opened to me,and there are many adversaries. NEWS – Catechism Contest in the Nigerian CLC:  All of you know how hard we have been working in these last years to see that all pastors and then all congregations

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #46

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #46 March 7, 2005 I Cor. 16:9   For a wide door for effective work has opened to me,and there are many adversaries. NEWS – ETAGO CLC, KENYA With more children left from Aids parents’ deaths, this for Christians is becoming a great mission field to bring up those children in the nurture and

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #47

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #47 March 18, 2005 I. Cor. 16:9   For a wide door for effective work has opened to me and there are many adversaries. EASTER CELEBRATION As we celebrate His glorious resurrection it is a good time to remember how many witnesses there were to it.   At least eleven different resurrection appearances during the

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #48

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #48 April 5, 2005 I Cor. 16:9   For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. NEWS FROM SISTER CHURCHES – As we read these, let us pray to God giving Him thanks that we can work together to serve Him and that His Word does

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #49

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #49 April 15, 2005 I Cor. 16:9   For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. A PRAYER – While we usually don’t subscribe to too much of what Francis of Assissi said, the following is good.   “Lord make me an instrument of Thy peace.   Where

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #5

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #5 February 15, 2003 I Cor. 16:9 “…a wide door for effective work has opened…and there are many adversaries.” PRAYER ALERT – You have been sent by regular mail a map and information on the NCLC’s (Nigeria) possible work next year in the Muslim north.  We ask you to pray over this that

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #50

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #50 May 9, 2005 I Cor. 16:9   For a wide door for effective work has opened to me,and there are many adversaries .——The following was submitted by David Lau of Eau Claire, WI., USA. He is a teacher for our C.L.C. College and Seminary in Eau Claire. The Old Testament prophet Isaiah lived

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #51

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #51 May 31, 2005 I Cor. 16:9 For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. THE ARTICLE BELOW was written and submitted by Pastor Bruce Naumann, SleepyEye, Minnesota, U.S.A.   Pastor Naumann is the chairman of the C.L.C. Board of Missions. Dear Brethren,I have been asked

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B.A.S.I.C. Newsletter #53

B.A.S.I.C. Newsletter #53 July 1, 2005 I Cor. 16:9 For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. ————– Series on Islam and Witnessing to Moslems II. There are Muslims among many of you, whether it is East or West Africa or in India. The LCEA is working

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B.A.S.I.C. Newsletter #54

BASIC Newsletter #54 July 23, 2005 I Cor. 16:9 For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. CLC Mission Helpers The CLC has been increasingly sending to our sister churches volunteers to help in various ways. Just recently thirteen men and women of the CLC returned from

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B.A.S.I.C. Newsletter #55

BASIC Newsletter No. 55 August 2, 2005 I Cor. 16:9 For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. In our series on Islam and witnessing to Muslims Pastor Kingomella has sent his report on Tanzania. Now we have a part of an essay from Pastor Jyothi at

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #57

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #57 September 3, 2005 I Cor. 16:9 For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. God’s Love in the Qur’an (Koran) (Taken from KITAB No.25-Feb. 2001) Two things are essential when Christians think about the relationship of the gospel to Islam.  One is a thorough

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #58

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #58 September 15, 2005 I Cor. 16:9 For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. In the book “The Decline of Eastern Christianity under Islam” From Jihad to Dhimmitude” by Bat Ye’or or The two regions of the world the true Muslim considers are the

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #59

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #59 October 7, 2005 I Cor. 16:9   “a wide door   for effective work has opened…and there are many adversaries.” News Maasai Work – We are hoping to buy 600 catechisms to take care of any needs in the LCEA, CLCEA and ECLC.   At the Etago, Kenya CLC Maasai hymnals, catechisms and Bibles were

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #6

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #6 March 26, 2003 I Cor. 16:9 “a wide door for effective work has opened…and there are many adversaries.” A question has arisen about manifestations of fellowship. cost of propecia We hold to what we call the ‘unit concept’ of fellowship which means from Scripture that, if we are in agreement on God’s

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #60

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #60 October 19, 2005 I Cor. 16:9   “a wide door for effective work has opened…and there are many adversaries.” ISLAM – continued Question: When Muslims pray and worship, what exactly are they doing? Answer: Prayer in Islam is completely different from prayer in Christianity.   The   word “prayer” in the Arabic language is “Salat,”

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #61

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #61 November 4, 2005 I Cor. 16:9   “a wide door   for effective work has opened…and there are many adversaries.” REACHING MUSLIM WOMEN Some practical ways on how to share Christ’s love with them. PRAY for Muslim ladies in your neighbourhood, among your relatives, at work. start a prayer group with another person who

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #62

BASIC NEWSLETTER #62 November 14, 2005 I Cor. 16:9   “a wide door for effective work has opened…and there are many adversaries.” NEWS – South Africa Pastor Naumann, Larry Hansen and I were ready to meet with the United Lutheran Church of South Africa to discuss our teachings. I had sent to this church a lot

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #66

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #66 January 17, 2006 Prayer Alert Recently our pastors and members suffered from severe flooding in the Chennai area of India. This is in the BELC area. Pray that God would comfort our brothers and sisters in remembering that what truly counts – forgiveness of sins, deliverance from death and the devil, eternal

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #67

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #67 January 31, 2006I Cor. 16:9  For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. Phone numbers for me in India. Landline to flat –  #91-4422300139 Mobile phone  –   #91-9840551873 THUMBNAIL SKETCHES – MATTHEW The Gospel of Matthew first appeared it is thought near Syrian Antioch

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #69

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #69 February 27, 2006 I Cor. 16:9   For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. NEWS – Pastor Angowi of the Lutheran Church of East Africa reports that they held a worship service of thanking God for the church’s registration on Jan. 29th with over

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #7

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #7 April 10, 2003 I Cor. 16:9 “a wide door for effective work has opened…and there are many adversaries.” PRAYER ALERT – As you read this, Bible Institute student at Efa, Patrick Johnny Ekpo, is on a mission exploration trip to the northern part of Nigeria, specifically to Kano, to investigate us doing

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #70

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #70 March 15, 2006 I Cor. 16:9   For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. Mission Board Policy You are asked to remember that when the Mission Board approves an expense for any of our brethren overseas, the thing approved should not be drastically changed

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #71

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #71 March 31, 2006 I Cor. 16:9   For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. News from the Brothers in Africa NCLC – Nigeria – There are two new students this year in the Bible Institute. LCEA – Pastor Malyi who preaches at Mamba and

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #72

Basic Newsletter #72 April 14, 2006 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” “Easter with an Exclamation Point!” What a world of difference a simple punctuation mark can make. It can be the difference between sadness and delight. For instance, one man realizes,

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #73

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #73 April 28, 2006 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” News from the Brethren. ELCC (Congo) – Pastor Muzakuza reported that on March 26th they had ten people finish the catechist training course. The office of catechist is a practice

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #8

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #8 April 24, 2003 I Cor. 16:9 “a wide door for effective work has opened…and there are many adversaries.” NEWS FROM THE LUTHERAN CHURCH OF EAST AFRICA – TANZANIA Pastor Angowi reports that with the beginning of May, the St. Peter’s Lutheran Seminary will begin.  There are at least ten men who will

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B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #9

B.A.S.I.C. NEWSLETTER #9 May 8, 2003 I Cor. 16:9 “a wide door for effective work has opened…and there are many adversaries.” NEWS FROM THE ECLA (KENYA) Pastor Samson has sent this report on their work with AIDS children.  The congregation started a school for these children on 13th January 2003 called St. David Kinship Academy. 

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B.A.S.I.C.NEWSLETTER #102

B.A.S.I.C.NEWSLETTER #102 I Cor. 16:9  “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” Aug.15, 2007 BIBLE QUESTIONS  -part 5 Who Came to Jesus, a Centurion or Jewish Elders? According to Mt. 8:5-13 a centurion approached  Jesus directly to request the healing of his sick servant. Lk. 7:2

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BASIC Newsletter #254

[download id=”341″ format=”10″] The Meaning of Immanuel The following is an excerpt from “Die grosze Weissagung vom Jungfrauensohn in ihrem historisehen Rahmen,” by August Pieper. Quartalschrift, October, 1904, p 219ff. Translated by John Jeske, with some minor updating. The full essay can be found on the WELS Essay website, http://www.wlsessays.net/node/1897 Let us turn our attention

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BASIC Newsletter #255

[download id=”342″ format=”10″] B.A.S.I.C. –DECEMBER 2013  Volume 11, Issue 24 Greetings in the name and for the glory of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!   It is my privilege to write to you on behalf of the CLC Board of Missions as we look back on a year of God’s abundant blessings and rejoice

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BASIC Newsletter #256

B.A.S.I.C #256 Volume 12 Issue 1 [download id="346" format="10"] The Revelation of the Mystery Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness: He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory. (1Timothy 3:16 ESV) A mystery is

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BASIC Newsletter #257

B.A.S.I.C #257 Volume 12 Issue 2 [download id="347" format="10"] The Works of God Displayed And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3 Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in

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BASIC Newsletter #258

B.A.S.I.C. #258 Volume 12 Issue 3 [download id=”349″ format=”10″] CLC Work in Myanmar The government of Myanmar is far better now to deal with than five or six years ago. No bribes were paid this time. Conditions of travel are improving. For all this and more we thank our Lord who rules over all. Pastor

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BASIC Newsletter #259

B.A.S.I.C. #259 Volume 12, Issue 4 [download id=”354″ format=”10″] The SDA Church – Part 2 – Sabbath This month we are going to continue our series looking into the claims of the Seventh Day Adventist church. In the last issue we acknowledged that there may indeed be true Christians among the SDA church, however the

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BASIC Newsletter #260

Volume 12 Issue 5 [download id=”355″ format=”10″] The SDA Church – Part 3– Hell Missionary Matthew Ude Continuing our series on the SDA church we will take a look this week on their teaching concerning hell. Hell Concerning death and hell the SDA church writes the following:  There’s one upside to human mortality: nobody will

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BASIC Newsletter #261

Volume 12 Issue 5 [download id=”356″ format=”10″]   The series of articles on the SDA will resume next issue. The CLCI Seminary Pastor Jyothi Benjamin Psalms 103:21 “Bless the LORD, all you His hosts, You ministers of His, who do His pleasure.” Greeting! It’s been sixteen years since the CLCI Seminary has started and we

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BASIC Newsletter #263

Volume 12 Issue 8 [download id=”369″ format=”10″] The SDA Church – Part 4 – Christ’s Coming By Missionary Matthew Ude Concerning Christ’s second coming a brief but detailed description of the SDA beliefs can be found online at http://www.adventist.org/beliefs/apocalypse/the-millennium-and-the-end-of-sin/article/go/0/the-millenium-and-the-end-of-sin/ . Rather than quote the whole article I’ve summarized it here. Jesus returns, the wicked are

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BASIC Newsletter #264

Volume 12, Issue 9 The Noble Art of Music Pastor Matthew Ude In Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India Pastor Victor Vemuri loves to sing. At the beginning of every class, after tea break, and before leaving Victor makes sure that the men are singing. Sometimes I get impatient. Because of the limited time I want to

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BELC Bible School Graduation

On March 15th the BELC Bible School in Nagalapuram graduated 15 students equipped  with the Word of God to preach and teach in India. The students were greeted with garlands and shawls. Sermonettes were delivered at the graduation service by Rajamani (Eph. 6), D Paul, K. Asiravadam (2 Tim. 3:14-17), Sampath (1 Tim. 1:2), Bhaskar

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BELC Expansion in India

We thank the Lord and the representatives of the CLC in convention and the Board of Missions for the support of new outreach. With the increased budget approved by the Convention, 174 men are in studies with our seven district chairmen. Pastor Ude and I teach some in those new studies, though the responsibility of

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BELC Graduation Report

Eighteen men graduated from the Martin Luther Bible School in Nagalapuram, India. After two years of studying with men like D. Paul, Ashirvadham, Sampath, and Rajamani, eighteen new pastors were dedicated and sent out for the Lord’s work in India on February 28, 2011. Two years may seem like too short of a time to

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BELC Seminary Graduation, Feb. 2009

One of our sister church bodies in India, the Berea Evangelical Lutheran Church (BELC), graduated its first class of 16 pastors. More...

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CLC East Africa Visitation, 2008

CLC East Africa Visitation, 2008 October, 2008 — The Children of the AIDS Orphan School, Etago, Kenya During October and November of 2008, a team of three CLC men visited our sister churches in Kenya and Tanzania. These included our regular visiting missionary to East Africa, Pastor Nathanael Mayhew; Pastor Bruce Naumann, CLC Mission Board

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CLC Mission Development Fund — MDF

We look to the Lord to bless the CLC with the financial means and willing spirits to do all that we can to satisfy the many legitimate requests for help. The MDF has proven to be a great blessing over the years in financing various projects and needs in our mission fields. While many requests

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CLCI – India Flood Relief Report ~ January 2010

This report comes from Pastor Jyothi Benjamin of the CLC of India. Read about the efforts of our brothers and sisters in Christ as they reach out in love for the members of the CLCI who lost most if not all of their earthly possessions in the recent flooding in southern India.

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CLCI Mission Outreach, Jan 2009

From Pastor Jyothi Benjamin: The Lord has been good to us the year 2008-09. This year the Lord has opened amazingly many doors to start new CLCI congregations. This has been the beginning of our CLCI ministry in many new rural and tribal villages of Andhra Pradesh State...

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CLCI Vacation Bible School 2008

God is good! We are thankful to report that we had a fantastic week of VBS. God blessed the VBS-08 with more than two thousand children, and many children received Christ. When this vast number of children was given  . . .

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December 2010 – CLC Monthly Mission News

December 2010 – CLC Monthly Mission News Christmas Mission Work The month of December is well known to us as the special time for Christians to celebrate the birth of the Savior of the world. In the Christmas gospel of Luke we hear of mission work being done already at the very beginning of Jesus’

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Domestic Mission congregation series: Atlanta, GA

Domestic Mission congregation series Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Lawrenceville (Atlanta), Georgia Zion Ev. Lutheran Church is located in the Atlanta metropolitan area, about 20 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta. Since its beginning as a preaching station over 20 years ago, it has slowly grown into a small congregation. Zion has 54 members, but almost one-third

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Domestic Mission congregation series: Madison Heights (Detroit), Michigan

Domestic Mission congregation series Mt. Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Madison Heights (Detroit), Michigan When the Apostle Paul, in the course of his missionary travels, came to a new community, it was his practice to go first to the Jewish synagogue. There, as the “new teacher in town,” he was usually given the opportunity to address

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Domestic Mission congregation series: Mapleton, North Dakota

Domestic Mission congregation series Gift of God Lutheran Church, Mapleton, North Dakota Here is an update from the worst weather place in the United States. Fargo, ND can now claim that title following a weather.com survey. Gift of God organized as a preaching station in the fall of 1991. It was organized as an extension

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Domestic Mission congregation series: Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Domestic Mission congregation series Berea Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. For just about 11 years now the members of Berea, Sioux Falls, have maintained a ministry which is currently called “Friends on Fridays.” This ministry involves serving people in the Sioux Falls community who receive services from an organization called South Dakota Achieve. The

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Domestic Mission congregation series: Tacoma, Washington

Domestic Mission congregation series: Ascension Lutheran Church, Tacoma, Washington Ascension Lutheran Church worships in a graceful little chapel located just east of Tacoma, Washington. Three miles from the Tacoma Dome and almost within sight of beautiful Puget Sound, this group of 46 believers serves as a beacon of light in a notoriously un-Christian environment. Only

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Domestic Mission congregation series: Vernon, British Columbia

Now the Work of Christmas Begins It is the week after Christmas as I am writing this article. While the message of the angel is still ringing in our ears and giving joy to our heart, I am reminded of the song by Howard Thurman, “Now the work of Christmas begins.” It says, “When the

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East Africa Visitation Report

Part-time Missionary to Kenya/Uganda Summary from 2013: The part-time missionary visit to Kenya this year re-volved around a few main points of emphasis. With only three and a half weeks of total time in-country, there are fewer individual and congregational visits that can take place. The first week was dedicated to the training of semi-nary

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East Africa Visitation Trip 2010

Visitation Report: “All things work together for good, for those who love God.” Because of Missionary Mayhew’s Aug/Sept visit to East Africa, instead of the normal November visit, the Lord led me to Africa again, so we, the CLC, could have person to person contact twice this year. It was especially needed with the trouble

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East African Visitation Trip 2011

In about a week’s time, a small team will return to the East African countries of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda for the CLC’s yearly visitation of our brethren in those countries.  This year I will again be accompanied by Russ Schmitt of Mankato, Minnesota, who has willingly agreed to assist as a mission helper.  We

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Encounters of a Spiritual Kind the Third Party-Acts 13:5-12

This is what could be called a spiritual tug of war. With Paul on one end, Elymas on the other and Sergius in the middle. It is also confrontational. The confrontation though is not with Sergius, the object of the witnessing, but with the opponent Elymas. Here Paul must hurl the law at Elymas who is interfering with Sergius who “sought to

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Foreign Missionary Commissioning

On Monday, September 23rd, the commissioning service for Pastor Ed Starkey as foreign missionary  to India was conducted at Messiah Lutheran Church in Eau Claire, WI. Pastor Michael Eichstadt, CLC President, addressed the assembly on the basis of Isaiah 66:18-22 with the theme “Proclaim the Wonders of Salvation!” Pastor Mark Gullerud, Secretary of the CLC

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Good Friday ( Volume 15 Issue 1 )

Who Gains From the Cross? The Thief  ( Luke 23:39-43 ) It is understandable that the unbelieving world looks upon the crucifixion of Jesus as disturbing and does not understand the real meaning behind it. To them Jesus lost when He died. But when Jesus died on the cross, He did not lose, He won!

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Greetings from Teacher Ibrahim

I am very happy to write to you this mail because in the Christ we  are one therefore we need  to know each other in spiritual life and  physical as well. It is by the grace of God to communicate to you through mail but  in spirit we communicate every day through prayer as the

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He Is Arisen

B.A.S.I.C #262 Volume 12, Issue 7  |  April 20, 2014 [download id=”367″ format=”10″] 29 “Brothers, I may say to you with confidence about the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day.  30 Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an

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Himalayan Church of the Lutheran Confession of Nepal (HCLCN)

The Kingdom of Nepal had the distinction of being the world’s only Hindu nation until the Hindu Monarchy fell in the spring of 2008. With isolated valleys and steep mountains, Nepal is one of the least developed countries in the world. Much of the country is inaccessible to vehicles due to the rugged mountainous terrain. While

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Himalayan Church of the Lutheran Confession of Nepal (HCLCN) ( continued )

Pastor Ohlmann received email updates on the work and on-going study almost weekly from Pastor Raju. They continue to study together through email correspondence courses. The lessons they go through via email serve as the basis for the lessons that are then taught at the monthly pastoral meetings. Over the past few years the pastors

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Holy Cross Lutheran Church and School Emmaus Milimani

Report for Holy Cross Lutheran Church and School Emmaus Milimani Near Moi’s Bridge, Kenya School – The  Emmaus  Hill School is in its third year of operation.  The School year runs from January through November with the months of April and August recessed.  This school has been a welcome addition to the community due to

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Holy Cross Lutheran Church and School in Emmaus Milimani, Kenya

In 2009, Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Phoenix, AZ, began a Gospel partnership with a group of Christians in Emmaus Milimani (near Moi’s Bridge), Kenya. During a visit to the United States in May, Anna Sagala of Kenya attended worship services at Holy Cross with her family. Anna expressed her delight in having found “a

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India – CLCI Flood Relief Phase III

From Pastor Jyothi Benjamin: Isaiah 43:1-2 But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine. 2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall

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India Floods, Oct. 30 Update

Dear CLC Members, The latest report from Pastor Jyothi Benjamin of the CLCI, regarding the tragic loss of life and property from recent floods, is below. Please see the link to the photos he sent, at the bottom of the page. The Board of Missions has sent an initial $5,000 to the CLCI, to begin our assistance. We are estimating that there will be an urgent need, to help with even basic necessities, in excess of $20,000.

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India/Nepal Visitation, May 2008

Pastor Todd Ohlmann is a member of the CLC Board of Missions, and a part-time foreign missionary to India. He departed on May 12 for a three-week visitation to India and Nepal. He will be working and traveling with CLC Missionary Matthew Ude. Pastor Ohlmann will be posting regular updates on this trip at travel

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January 2010 – Outreach Efforts in the CLC-India

Pastor Jyothi Benjamin of the CLCI sent a brief report and pictures from a recent 9 day visit by Missionary David Koenig and his wife Mary. From Pastor Jyothi Benjamin: 12 March 2010 Nidubrolu, INDIA In Christ dearly beloved., Cordial greetings to you in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, who suffered for

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January 2012 East Africa Visitation Trip Report

“And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them” – Mark 16:20 In Badagari, Nigeria, a new church standing on the border between Benin and Nigeria welcomed me and pastors from three other countries. Some of these pastors came from churches with traditions and songs vastly diverse from our typical Lutheran heritage. Here traditions were shared while unity was preserved. As the words of F. Pieper reminded this group, “The unity of

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JAPC 2011 Summary

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JAPC 2012

View a Summary of JAPC by clicking on the picture below:   [lm_fancybox title=”Click on picture to see next slide” url=”http://lutheranmissions.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/JAPC-Report.swf” icon=”http://lutheranmissions.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/JAPC-Report.png” ]   Download a summary of JAPC 2012 in PDF format: [download id=”287″ format=”8″ ]   Here you can download the full reports from the 2012 JAPC. [downloads query=”orderby=title&order=ASC&category=43″ format=”4″] Name Size Hits

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JAPC Report 2014

Reports and Essays: Pictures:

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John Rohrbach Visits CLCI

And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.  Matthew 10:42 In Christ dearly beloved, Cordial greetings to you in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus

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Joint Asia India Conference 2009

Pastor Jyothi Benjamin reports on the recent Pastoral Conference in Nellore, India, involving representatives of the BELC and CLCI (India), UMLC (Myanmar), and HCLCN (Nepal). Includes photo gallery from this blessed event.

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Joint Asian Pastoral Conference

Dearly beloved in Christ, Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 13th Joint Asian Pastoral Conference 9th to 11th October 2013 in Nidubrolu, India:- Once again it is a joy to see through this conference that everyone is connected in prayer and spiritual fellowship with such a unity. Every effort was

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Liberia Dream, From Grace Lutheran

Like Cold Water to a Thirsty Soul is Good News from a Far Country There are many ways of doing outreach in the world. One method that has been on the increase among Christians is by a congregation initiating work. In the CLC this has been happening also. Here is a report on such from

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Messengers of the Christmas Gospel

The LORD used an angelic messenger to announce to certain Bethlehem shepherds the birth of the Savior of the world, saying to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David

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Missed Opportunity for Visit to USA

In the month of June, Pastor Thang Kham, the Secretary of the CLCM in Myanmar, was planning a trip to our country in order to attend our synod convention and also visit some of our congregations. Since he was unable to obtain a visa in time, the visit did not materialize. Pastor Kham is hoping

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Mission Contact in Zimbabwe

Our internet website has proven to be a valuable means of spreading the word worldwide of our Christian fellowship and teachings. From time to time we receive inquiries from other countries. Some of the contacts have developed into establishing fellowship relations and joint mission work, while others have not progressed very far. Missionary Ude and

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Mission Visitation to East Africa

After a recent visitation, part-time visiting foreign missionary Nathanael Mayhew of Zion, Atlanta,GA, reports: “We thank the Lord for the many faithful pastors and leaders He has provided for His church in East Africa who serve the Lord with joy and zeal. These men have a desire to grow in the Word and to teach

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Myanmar 08 Visit

Myanmar 08 Visit CLC Visitation Team with UMELC Chairman Thang (left), Mrs. Khen, and Secretary Kham Between October 20 and November 8, a CLC visitaition team met with the leaders and pastors of the “Upper Myanmar Ev. Lutheran Church” in the country of Myanmar (formerly Burma). Upper Myanmar Evangelical Lutheran Church (UMELC) was founded by

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New Church/School Building Needed in Etago, Kenya

During the time one of our Mission Helper teams was at Etago, Kenya, it was quite apparent to them that the building which houses the church and school known as St. David’s KINSHIP Academy is sorely in need of being replaced. (The school has been receiving financial support from KINSHIP.) Loren Hansen ,  who headed

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New CLC Missionary to India

The LORD answered our prayers for a new foreign missionary to India when He called and led Pastor Ed Starkey to accept this calling in the Gospel ministry. Pastor Starkey, who is replacing Pastor David Koenig in India, will be working side by side with Pastor Matthew Ude. While Pastor Koenig is retiring from his

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New Mission Partner

On December 28, 2012, the Lord united Missionary Matthew Ude and Vanessa Meyer as husband and wife at a wedding service performed at Vanessa’s home church of Messiah Lutheran Church in Eau Claire, WI. In the wedding sermon, Matthew’s father Professor John Ude spoke of the couple beginning a lifelong adventure. As Matthew and Vanessa carry

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October CLC Monthly Mission Newsletter

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Pastor David Baker Visit the CLCI and BELC

In January and February of 2010 Pastor David made a self-funded visit to India to encourage our brothers and sisters in Christ of the CLCI and BELC and to assist in the spreading of the Gospel in South India and the Andaman Islands.

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Pastor G. D. Bakthavachalam

Pastor G. D. Bakthavachalam is 73 years old at this most distant congregation in the Chittoor Dist. of the BELC. He is the white-haired man in the pictures. It has been decided to gather perhaps 20 men at his church to begin instruction in our Lutheran teachings. We want to get this established before the

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Pray for Thailand

                 Mark Bohde and his son Carlton, when finishing work in Myanmar with the CLCM, will be proceeding to Thailand to investigate possibilities of the resumption of work there. Pray for this success.                  Most recently Mark and his family lived and served in Thailand from 1999-2005. It

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RCC Oct 08

CLC Board of Missions Report to the Coordinating Council, October 1-2, 2008 Erik Weihenmayer has been blind since age thirteen. In 2001 he became the first, and thus far only, blind person to reach the highest peak in the world when he climbed to the top of Mt. Everest in Nepal. One year later, when

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Report from BELC in India

Joint District Meeting Pastor D. Paul, the head of the BELC who recently turned 46, decided to try having a joint Koppedu – Uthukottai District meeting at a marriage hall in Nagalapuram. There were 58 present. With the addition of Martin Luther Bible School graduates to Koppedu, this makes the group too large to meet

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Report to Coordinating Council October, 2008

The Latest News and Plans for Our Stateside and Overseas Missions

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Return Trip to India

“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.” Gal.6:10 On Dec. 14, 2010, John Rohrbach of Los Angeles, CA made a return visit to India for three weeks in order to help the brethren in the CLCI. It was John who made

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Starter Library

Starter Library (For Pastors in the Foreign Fields)   One of the primary goals of the CLC Board of Missions is to train indigenous pastors and evangelists in the truths of God’s Word and to prepare future leaders who can continue the work of training pastors. Having theologically sound materials to learn and teach from

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The Spiritual over the Material

Recently, with several district chairmen in the BELC we have been working on a survey of our church buildings. When I arrived at Indira Nagar church building, there was an old woman with grey hair sitting under the portico. I thought well maybe she wants a little money, but she did not hold out her

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Third Foreign Missionary and East Africa

¨ The 2008 CLC Convention acknow-ledge the urgent need for a full time missionary in East Africa. The Con-vention resolved, “we eagerly antici-pate the calling of a full time missionary when financially feasible.” ¨ The Board of Missions determined it would cost about $50,000 per year for a third full time missionary. ¨ As our  congregations set their

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Travelling VBS — 2010 Report

The Lord once again has blessed the efforts of the many who volunteered in the Traveling Vacation Bible School (TVBS) program for the summer of 2010. Only the Lord knows for sure how to measure success; we can only guess. Here are some numbers that we are using to suggest that the program this summer

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Trip to Jiri, Nepal

Raju Bhitrakoti, who is planning to attend ILC this fall to begin seminary training, reports making a recent 8 hour trip with his brother Rajan and two other Christian brethren to Jiri north of Kathmandu. At Jiri they attended a wedding service where the Gospel of Christ was proclaimed to many nonChristians. The following day

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TVBS Goes International

The TVBS mission effort hopes to go beyond the borders of the U.S. this summer. Trips this summer, beside some of our regular trips to Texas, Atlanta, and Wisconsin, include a trip to Vernon, British Columbia, Canada. This trip poses a unique problem in that participants will need passports or passcards to enter and return

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Vast Flooding in Andhra Pradesh, India

Dear CLC Members — Recent severe flooding in India has caused untold hardship for millions of people. It has happened in Andhra Pradesh State, where our fellow believers of the CLCI live. As Pastor Jyothi Benjamin reports below, there are 3 known deaths among CLCI members due to the flooding. 12 congregations and 36 preaching

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Visitation Trip to Myanmar

Missionary David Koenig made a visitation trip to Myanmar shortly after the first of the year to meet and work with our brethren in the CLCM. He reports that with the blessing of the Lord, travel conditions under the Myanmar government have improved. Southern Chin State is now open to foreigners and tourist visas are

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Volume 14 Issue 10

The Augsburg Confession: Article 20 Of Good Works  By Pastor Nathanael Mayhew   Good Works   This article, though placed near the conclusion of the first section of the Augsburg Confession, follows naturally after the study of Article 6 – Of New Obedience. The foundation laid in that article is necessary for a proper understanding of

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Volume 14 Issue 11

The Augsburg Confession: Article 21 Of the Invocation of Saints By Nathanael Mayhew   The topic discussed in this article is that of the role of departed Christians in the lives of Christians still in this earthly life. In our editions this article is entitled “The Cult of Saints” – pointing out that it is

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Volume 14 Issue 12

Purgatory and the Bible Written by Nathanael Mayhew    The Roman Catholic teaching about purgatory is closely connected to its teaching concerning the prayers of the saints. The doctrine of purgatory was first established by Pope Gregory I in 593 AD. He declared that souls of believers enter purgatory for purification before passing into heaven and that prayers

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Volume 14 Issue 13

The Augsburg Confession: Article 22 Of Both Kinds in the Sacrament By Pastor Nathanael Mayhew   Disputed Articles   Beginning with Article XXII the Lutherans deal with those issues that they knew were at variance with the teachings of the Roman Church. These issues include the Lord’s Supper (Articles XXII, and XXIV), the Priesthood (Articles

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Volume 14 Issue 14

The Augsburg Confession: Article 23 Of the Marriage of the Priests by Pastor Nathanael Mayhew The Marriage of Priests   This is a subject which has been of source of great contention between members within the visible church for hundreds of years. It continues to be a “hot topic” in our time, as is seen

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Volume 14 Issue 15

The Augsburg Confession: Article 24 Of the Sacrifice of the Mass by Pastor Nathanael Mayhew More on the Lord’s Supper The doctrine of the Lord’s Supper is spoken of in the Augsburg Confession more often than any other doctrine. In Article X the Lutherans clarify their teaching on the bodily presence of Christ in the

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Volume 14 Issue 16

The Augsburg Confession: Article 25 Confession by Pastor Nathanael Mayhew Confession In Article 11, which also dealt with the topic of Confession, we have already discussed the Biblical role of absolution as connected to confession and the errors (both perceived and real) on the part of the Roman Catholic church. As we continue with the

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Volume 14 Issue 17

The Augsburg Confession: Article 26 Of the Distinction of Foods Church Customs This article goes into more detail on the Church customs and traditions spoken of generally in Article XV. There the Lutheran confessors stated that church customs established by men were only useful if they were “observed without sin” and if they “contribute to peace and good

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Volume 14 Issue 18

The Augsburg Confession : Article 27 Concerning Monastic Vows This article is a follow-up to the church customs and traditions mentioned in Article XV. In that article the Lutherans stated that monastic vows were one of several customs which were abused in the Roman Church, and those abuses are taken up here in Article XXVII.

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Volume 14 Issue 19

A Day for Giving Thanks By Pastor Matthew Ude [ A note for our international brothers: November 23 was Thanksgiving, an national holiday in the US ] Psalm 136 is a psalm giving thanks to the Lord in which the Hebrews recounted the things that God has done for them. This Thanksgiving is good chance

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Volume 14 Issue 2

The Augsburg Confession Article 12 Penance Article XII of the Augsburg Confession brings us to the very issue that provoked the crisis which resulted in the Reformation: the Roman Catholic sacrament of Penance. Rome taught that Baptism negated Original Sin, and removed all sins committed before the time of Baptism, but not any of the

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Volume 14 Issue 20

 |   Advent Series – Canticles of the Christ-Child Mary’s Magnificat: Luke 1:46-55 Pastor Mark Bernthal Luke 1:46-55  46 And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord,  47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,  48 for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now on all generations

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Volume 14 Issue 21

Canticles of the Christ-Child Zacharias’ Benedictus: Luke 1:67-79  By Pastor David Ude  Luke 1:67-79, And his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied, saying, 68 “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people 69 and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in

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Volume 14 Issue 22

Canticles of the Christ-Child Simeon’s Nunc Dimittis: Luke 2:29-32 By Pastor Matthew Ude Luke 2:29-32  29 “Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word;  30 for my eyes have seen your salvation  31 that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,  32 a light for revelation to

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Volume 14 Issue 23 – Christmas Letter

Dear Brothers And Sisters In Christ, We associate gift giving with Christmas as we gather with family, friends, and loved ones and exchange carefully chosen gifts with one another. We do this because giving gifts is our way of showing our love for one another. It’s easy to give a gift to the ones we

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Volume 14 Issue 24

Redeeming Holy Days from Pagan Lies — Christmas by Pastor Joseph Abrahamson   SUMMARY: It is common in our day to hear claims that Christian teachings and holidays aren’t Christian at all but are merely rewrapped pagan teaching and holidays. Such claims are often accompanied by phrases such as “the earliest church fathers . . .”

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Volume 14 Issue 3

The Augsburg Confession Article 13 by Nathanael Mayhew The Sacraments What is a sacrament? How many sacraments are there? When we study these questions, we must realize that the term “sacrament” is a man-made term. The word “sacrament” comes from the Latin sacramentum which means oath or rite. The number of rites recognized as sacraments depends upon how one defines the

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Volume 14 Issue 4

The Augsburg Confession Article 14 Order in the Church By Nathanael Mayhew Every Christian, by virtue of faith in Christ has a call. The apostle Paul wrote: “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew,

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Volume 14 Issue 5

The Augsburg Confession Article 15 Of Church Usages By Nathanael Mayhew What are church usages? A more understandable title might be “Church Customs and Traditions” which would adequately describe the content of this article. Here the reformers discuss the dangers associated with customs and traditions when they are abused and made necessary for salvation. At

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Volume 14 Issue 6

The Augsburg Confession, Article 16  – Of Civil Authority by Nathanael Mayhew This was a very important article in the eyes of emperor Charles V, especially in light of the events within Germany during the past 10 years. In 1524-25 a revolt known as the Peasant’s Revolt raged in Germany, which became one of the

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Volume 14 Issue 7

The Augsburg Confession: Article 17 – Of Christ’s Return for Judgment By Nathanael Mayhew Agreement This was one article where the Lutherans and the Romanists were in agreement. There was nothing which was in dispute in this article. In the Confutation the Romanists responded: “The confession of the seventeenth article is received, since from the Apostles’

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Volume 14 Issue 8

The Augsburg Confession: Article 18 – Of Freedom of the Will By Nathanael Mayhew Article 2 (Of Sin) and Article 18 (Of Freedom of the Will) are very closely connected, because when a person comes to a faulty conclusion on one, he will usually have a faulty understanding of the other. The errors of Pelagius

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Volume 14 Issue 9

The Augsburg Confession – Article 19 Of the Cause of Sin By Pastor Nathanael Mayhew At first it may seem that this article is rather unimportant compared to other articles contained in the Augsburg Confession. Is an explanation of such a basic doctrine unnecessary? As we look ahead to the Roman Confutation on this article,

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Volume 15 Issue 02 – Easter Sunday

The Lord Prepares ALL that We May Have Life An Easter Sermon      |     Pastor Matthew Ude John 11:17-53 This text is all about preparation. He prepares the Jews First Jesus prepares the very ones who hated Him to carry out His will and deliver him up to death. At other times

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West Africa Visitation Report

Earlier this year Pastor Patrick Udo from Nigeria finished his earthly struggle and was taken home by the Lord. Missionary Matthew Ude accompanied by Pastor Todd Ohlmann, chairman of the Board of Missions, flew to Nigeria at the end of June for the pur-pose of representing the CLC at Pastor Udo’s funeral. It was unfortunate

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