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Pastor’s October message, 2017

Can the Sinner Justify Himself? The man came to Jesus to learn “how to inherit eternal life.” But Jesus didn’t give the answer he wanted. The man was a lawyer—he knew how to use God’s...

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October 03, 2017
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Vicar’s Corner, September 2017

Vicar’s Corner Most of my time in ministry at Grace Lutheran in Albuquerque, NM is spent with college students and young adults, who are college-aged. I have spent the better part of the last 2...

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September 08, 2017
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Pastor’s September message

Singing by The Waters of Babylon The scene: tens of thousands of families being dragged from their homes, forced to a foreign destination where they do not belong and do not want to go, and...

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September 08, 2017
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Pastor’s August Message

Your Spirit, Soul, Conscience, and Body God cares about your spirit. Psalm 34:18: The LORD … saves those who are crushed in spirit. God cares about your soul. Psalm 34:22: The LORD redeems the soul...

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August 22, 2017
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From a Book Worth Reading:

“And They Devoted Themselves to the Apostles’ Doctrine . . .” From a Book Worth Reading: Therefore he said, “He ascended on high and has led captivity captive and has given gifts to...

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July 07, 2017
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Pastor’s July Message

Moses Preaches the Gospel Moses speaks, of course, to the Israelites. But the Lord will always have his Israel. Jesus is Israel’s King, and he has his people, his new Israel, the church. So the...

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July 07, 2017
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Life Without Gospel

Life Without the Gospel Imagine life without the Gospel. For many people, even for many people that we know, this is their reality. What would such a life be like? How would we live, think,...

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May 25, 2017
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Pastor’s June Message

Ignatius Locates the Church In the Church’s early years, around the year 110 AD, the Christian pastor Ignatius was being forcibly taken from Antioch to Rome. Antioch, in what is now known as Turkey, was...

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May 25, 2017
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The Mutual Conversation of the Saints

The Mutual Conversation of the Saints The church’s confessions remind us of the great gift of the Gospel’s “mutual conversation” given to brothers and sisters in the Lord. Through the Gospel, the Lord is always...

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May 05, 2017
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Pastor’s May Message

Jesus in Heaven—Ascended Jesus prays. He prays for you. This month gives us Ascension Day, May 25. Jesus has finished his course of redeeming us and crushing death. Now that he is ascended, what is...

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May 05, 2017
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