Dave Koenig

Missionary David Koenig served his Lord for many years in numerous overseas locations including Nigeria and India. Now semi-retired he continues to serve with regular overseas trips to Myanmar.

Posts by Dave Koenig

From the Field – SE Asia Part 2 – Jan. 17, 2018

This is the second part in excerpts of reports from Mark Bohde in his independent work in SE Asia. If you want the full reports with pictures you can contact him directly at comabo [at] consolidated [dot] net “After teaching in… my translator and I took the long bus ride to… The bus ride takes

From the Field – SE Asia Report Part One – Jan. 1,2018

. Prov. 25:25 Good News from a far country is like cold water to a thirsty soul. What a way to begin the new year! Mark Bohde is doing independent mission work in SE Asia. In this emailing and the next one you have excerpts from his reports. ​ “… Normally, when I travel overseas

Liberia Visitation 2016

This is an excerpt of the report sent to the CLC Mission Board – I had the pleasure of working with Pastor John Hein and Alvin Jask in Liberia recently arriving there Nov. 1st and leaving Nov. 11th. It was decided to have the sessions of study for several days on the 45 Colloquy Practice

A Little History Lesson as we Celebrate the Lutheran Reformation

From the Field October 17, 2016​ This month we celebrate the Lutheran Reformation. God restored so very much to His church of the Word’s teachings that had been hidden for so long as the antichrist covered over the truth. We must also admit though that we Lutherans were slow to carry the Word into all

First Week – India – Great

India May 26, 2015 This is directly from the field as I am having a great time in India serving the Lord for the first week. Here is the rundown so far in the BELC: •Taught 15 of the students at Martin Luther Bible School a segment on ‘Doing the Work of an Evangelist’ and

Developments in Myanmar

From the Field January 16, 2015 Land finally purchased. In working together with our brethren in Myanmar in Chin State we rejoice that the land has finally been purchased upon which buildings could be constructed at Kalay. When Pastor Ohlmann and I are there in February we will discuss with the executive committee what we

Celebrate Epiphany Jan. 6th

From the Field Jan. 6, 2015 There is an ancient tradition that the wise came from as far away as India or China. One tradition has a wise teacher in China disappearing for a long time and then returning to his home village… We don’t know for sure where they came from. We do know

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

From the Field August 19, 2014 We started the Lutheran Bible Institute in Nigeria to train our pastors beginning in January 1987. Twelve men began with eight of those graduating. In the first years we had quite a number of applicants. While we sought to filter out trouble, it came nonetheless. The devil was not

WE ARE NOT PENTECOSTAL, BUT WE RELY ON GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT

(A Study Outline) 1)Think of where it is recorded that Jesus explains the most about the Spirit and His work. It was on Maundy Thursday evening recorded in John 14-16. There Jesus does not refer at all to miraculous gifts but exclusively to the Word that the Spirit would give showing how this is the

Understanding Prophecy – A Study Outline

1)First of all a ‘prophet’ is above all a preacher of the Word, 1 Cor. 14:3. He is one who is inspired by God. We receive upbuilding, encouragement and consolation from the Word. -Go through the prophetical books of the Old Testament and see how they are above all a preaching of the Word from

Baptism

Mathayo 28:19-20.Basi,enendeni mkawafanye mataifa yote kuwa wanafunzi,mkiwabatiza kwa   jina la Baba na Mwana na Roho mtakatifu;Nakuwafundisha kuyashika yote niliyowaamuru ninyi;na tazama nipo pamoja nayi siku zote;hata ukamilifu wa dahari. WOTE NI WATENDA DHAMBI,WOTE TUNAHITAJI KUAMINI. Kwa muda wa miaka mingi giza la mpinga Kristo limekuwa linadangaya wakristo Ulaya.Upapa uliweka mafundisho ya wanadamu katika andiko.Mungu aliwainua

The Hunting Dog – An Investigation into the Launching and Pursuit of foreign missions by Orthodox Lutheranism

>DEVOTIONALGO, PREACH THE GOSPEL TO ALL NATIONS THE HUNTING DOG (An Investigation into the Launching and Pursuit of foreign missions by Orthodox Lutheranism) INTRODUCTION Introspection is always good as the first step toward improvement.  If we find that we have done wrong, been negligent, and ignored what we aught to have done, then repentance is

Devotional on the Epistle of Joy

 (The Paradox of Philippians) l:3-11 What a Fellowship! (TLH ) Hymn 192 st. 1-3 This hymn ends on a high note, an exultant, joyful note. That is also this epistle. It has that high (based on Christ’s resurrection and triumph) joyful, exultant tone. Another old hymn goes ‘What a fellowship, what a joy divine, leaning

The Method of Applying Water in baptism

THE METHOD OF APPLYING WATER IN BAPTISM Introduction Most if not all in this essay may be old hat to some. But it is not so long and established to some who call themselves Lutheran. Even so-called Lutherans today deny aspects of baptism that we have held from Scripture as true for long ages.

A Cultural Practice for then. . . or commanded by God for now?

A CULTURAL PRACTICE FOR THEN OR COMMANDED BY GOD FOR NOW? Introduction At the outset of this study the tone is set by the Word unmistakably. This is not just lip service, but heart and soul commitment. Since God is the author of Scripture (IIPet. 1:21, II Tim. 3:16), we listen attentively. He is not

Zorn’s Basic Hermeneutical Principles

ZORN’S BASIC HERMENEUTICAL PRINCIPLES Pastor Zorn, a former missionary in India, had a series of basic principles of interpretation that he followed. These principles directed his exegesis work. l) The Bible must be interpreted according to its own claims that it is the inspired Word of God in all its parts. Therefore it is only

The Kingdom of God

THE KINGDOM OF GOD Introduction When the word ‘kingdom’ is used there is generally connected with it: a realm, boundaries of geographical space, rule of force, an army and police forces to maintain order, a monarch on a throne with all the trappings. How different and greater is the kingdom of God. As we shall

The Earth is the Lord’s and the Fullness Thereof

THE EARTH IS THE LORD’S AND THE FULLNESS THEREOF Ps. 24:1 Introduction A robber may approach us to take from us what is ours and to gain it for himself. He may threaten us, ‘Your money or your life.’ If we don’t give him our money, he will take our life. He uses brute force.

Suffering

Introduction This is a simple title for a complex subject. In this study we search the Word to see what God has to teach us. The perspective of this study we can easily draw from the epistle which instructs so very much on suffering, I Peter. We remember who and what we are and where

Homiletical Points – Preaching the Living Word

HOMILETICAL POINTS – PREACHING THE LIVING WORD Introduction Even now we see in our mind’s eye the apostle Paul preaching at Athens or at any number of other places the Living Word of God which is the very same Word which we possess. And as we picture the scene we thrill to consider the work

Freedom in Fulfillment, Form and Function

FREEDOM IN: FULFILLMENT, FORM AND FUNCTION Introduction In the study of government and politics the age- old tension between freedom and order is readily seen. In our Christian life we also see this. The tension be can be reduced in this area as in any by the intense use of the clear Word of God.

15 Principles of Biblical Interpretation

FIFTEEN PRINCIPLES OF INTERPRETATION (HERMENEUTICS) l) We work with a translation. Since we work with a translation, the translation is only accurate as long as it expresses the truth as recorded in the original languages. The Old Testament was written in Hebrew with a small part in Aramaic, while the New Testament was written in

Encounters of a Spiritual Kind

Introduction In the following examples from Scripture we try to learn ways and attitudes which will better enable us to witness of our Lord to others. These examples are drawn from a casual perusal of the Gospels and Acts. It is by no means exhaustive. As with the basketball strategy of ‘one on one’ we

A Theology of the Holy Spirit

Introduction As we do our work for Him in His kingdom support and expansion, we have seen in the last years an increase in the number of Pentecostal/Charismatics at work for Him. We don’t deny they have a zeal for God. Some of them though point at us and say we do not have the

History of India, Lutherans in

1909-2009 Introduction A lot can happen in one hundred years. Think of how our country has been transformed through the hundred years from 1909 to 2009 from the horse and buggy to the nuclear age. In this study we look at another transformation. What has happened with the Lutheran churches that were in India in

History of South Africa

2008 Correspondence had been carried on between Pastor Denis Mulumba of the ELCC and Pastor Koenig. Encouragement was given to Pastor Denis to do outreach work beyond the Democratic Republic of Congo. He decided to try in Johannesburg, SA. He, his wife and baby are now located in Joburg with the attempt to gather French

History of Myanmar

2008 Extensive correspondence was carried on by the Secretary of the Mission Board, Pastor Ohlmann with the Upper Myanmar Evangelical Lutheran Church beginning in February and carrying on into the Spring. It was proposed to have a visitation by CLC representatives to the UMELC. This was approved at a June meeting of the Mission Board.

Baptism

"Baptism is not just plain water. It is water used by God's command and connected with God's word." - Martin Luther

THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is promised by Christ to all those who "believe in His name." He teaches us the truth of God's word, comforts us with God's promises, strengthens us in faith, and is the seal of Christ upon our hearts. What other gifts does He give? How do we know He is with us? What happens with the laying on of hands? Is there a difference between the baptism of the Spirit and regular baptism?

COMMUNION

"The words, 'Given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins,' shows us that God gives forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation through the sacrament. For where there is forgiveness of sins, there is also life and salvation." - Martin Luther

Fellowship

Fellowship is the common union of God with man in what we call the church. It is found in His word, in prayer, in worship, in singing, in baptism, and in the Lord's Supper. It is found as we grow closer to Christ in His word, and as we grow closer to Christ we grow together closer to one another. Fellowship is the union of a common confession, of a united heart, and of one Lord.

FELLOWSHIP, BRIEFLY PUT

How happy we are to dwell together in the peace of Christ! We have that peace of heart and mind that surpasses all human understanding. We know Him as the Crucified. And we know Him as the Resurrected. We have peace with God through this our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. This we believe and

LAW AND GOSPEL

As Lutherans we are very concerned about using God’s Word properly. “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 Part of ‘rightly handling God’s Word’ has to do with using the two great teachings of the Bible correctly. When, how and why do we use Law and Gospel?

SANCTIFICATION

May the God of peace Himself sanctify you wholly;… I Thess. 5:23 Once we believe by the power of the Spirit in the Lord Jesus Christ, then it is that His Spirit works with our spirit. This work of preserving us in faith and of working within us to will and to work for His good

TEST THE SPIRITS

We in the Church of the Lutheran Confession and in our sister churches do not have persons who have visions from God. We do not speak in tongues. We do not perform exorcisms. None of us have the power to heal through our laying on of hands. We freely admit this and give glory to

THE POSITION OF WOMEN IN THE CHURCH

Can women hold office in the church? Can women be preachers in the Christian congregation? Today on this issue as in so many, the visible church organizations listen to the world instead of the Word. Let us listen to God’s clear Word.

VICTIMS OF OUR TIMES?

…OR STALWART IN THE WORD? All around we can see fine church buildings. Within those walls, though, the Word of God has suffered. It is not the firm, sure and only basis for teaching and practice among many who may have fine buildings. With the passing of time the devil has inveigled more and more denominations

WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT GOING TO CHURCH?

I. The Bible shows that a desire to hear and learn God’s Word is a mark of a Christian.   He who is of God hears God’s words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God. Jn. 8:47 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you

WHAT IS A LUTHERAN?

Naturally, a Lutheran is a follower of Martin Luther. Wrong! We are followers of Jesus Christ. Martin Luther as well as you and I are earthen vessels to carry the treasure of the Gospel to the world. Saved by the Grace of God, which is received through faith for the sake Christ.

WHY CLOSE COMMUNION?

The Lord's Supper is more than a tradition, it is more than a symbol or a memory. It is a union of things earthly and heavenly. It is a union of man with God. It is a joining of the redeemed with the redeemer. And as we are joined with Christ we are also joined with one another. The Lord's Supper is the receiving of Christ and the ultimate expression of our unity with Him and with one another.

YOU HAVE ONE MASTER, THE CHRIST!

With this pamphlet we shall try to tell you who we are and why we are a separate Lutheran church.

COLLOQUY PRACTICE

The question has arisen, what if a pastor wants to join our church, what should we do about that?  Our practice is to have a meeting or colloquy with him.  Several of our church body sit with him for a period of time and ask him questions as to what he believes according to the

History of Nigeria

History of the CLC’s work in Nigeria (NCLC) (A Story of Human Failure and God’s Mercy) Initial Contact In the early 1970’s Oscar Erpenstein of St. Stephen’s of San Francisco came into contact with certain Nigerian students schooling in the USA.  He showed them the truth from God’s Word.  When they returned to Nigeria, contact

History of Tanzania

History of the CLC’s work in Tanzania Initial Contact On April 4, 2000 Pastor Jesse Angowi sent his inquiry about the CLC to Prof. Pfeiffer at ILC.  Since the missionary was going to Kenya for meetings with the Etago people at the end of April, an email was sent to Pastor Angowi of the Lutheran

History of Togo

History of the CLC’s work in Togo Initial Contact In 1999 Elinore Gbedey was returning to the USA from teaching in the country of Benin. She came through Lome, Togo to visit there, since she is married to a Togolese. While in Lome, she came across a Lutheran, Amegan Kwaku Kpello (Mike) and explained our

History of Kenya

History of the CLC’s work in Kenya Initial Contact Some had been looking for a new church in their area of Etago, Kisii to replace the churches they were in, namely the Roman Catholic and the 7th Day Adventist. Inquiries were made among tourists from America who travelled nearby. A non-CLC friend from Michigan, upon

History of Congo

Initial Contact   Pastor Mutombo Muzakuza was baptized Catholic and joined a confessional Reformed Church in 1978, ordained as a bishop in 1977.  He left and sought to form a new church in the Lutheran mold, as suggested by a Methodist bishop.  The chairman of the CLC Mission Board corresponded with Pastor Muzakuza in April

History of India

History of the CLC’s work for Him in India Initial Contact The CLC Board of Missions (BoM) received a letter from John Rohrbach, a member of Zion, Ipswich, S.D., dated Dec. 10, 1981.  In it he wrote, “This past summer I went to Sri Lanka and India… While there I became sick and was hospitalized

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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 #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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 #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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 #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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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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 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. 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 # 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. 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 # 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 #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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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 #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 #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 #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 # 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 #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 #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 # 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   #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 # 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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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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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

B.A.S.I.C. Newsletter # 56

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

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

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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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. 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 #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 #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 #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 #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

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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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

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

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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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 #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. 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. 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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