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I Don’t Want to Be Baptized!

July 28, 2022 Rev. David Jander and a child he baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Carver, MN. "I Don't Want to Be Baptized!" Some years ago I was the Spiritual Life Director and LCMS Liaison for a Christian maternity home. It was a blessing to hold individual weekly Bible studies with each woman who had chosen life for her baby ...
Grace Under Pressure

Grace Under Pressure: Responding Faithfully to Stress

The pressures of life can be overwhelming. Stressful circumstances cause us to sin. While feeling stress is not a sin, how we react to it can be. Everyone has been on the receiving and giving end of ungrateful behavior, expressing their feelings in ungodly ways. We recognize the damage it can do, but our sinful nature still often wins. Yet ...
Family Praying

Joining Jesus As A Family: How to Raise Your Children to be Followers of Jesus: Part Two

Last week I talked to Greg and Susan Finke about their newest book Joining Jesus As A Family: How to Raise Your Children to be Followers of Jesus. We’ll continue our discussion this week as we talk about where you want your child to end up. We find many parents concerned that their children, youth, or young adults will stray ...
Family Praying

Joining Jesus As A Family: How to Raise Your Children to be Followers of Jesus: Part One

How do we join Jesus as a family? Greg and Susan Finke tell us it’s simpler than you think and a lot more fun. Christian parents want to raise their children to be life long followers of Jesus, but many parents watch their children grow up, leave home and then walk away from the faith. What went wrong; and how ...
Family Playing Games

Families – Spend Time Together

July 8, 2022 Families - Spend Time Together! I like to use the above picture in our newsletter and on Facebook. Playing games with children of all ages is an excellent way to spend time together.  Spending time together is one of the six traits that build strong, healthy families. Our daughter and her family love to play games together. Dana Herbst told us ...
Overcoming Sorrows

Overcoming Life’s Sorrows

How often do you experience sorrow? How often can you experience sorrow and recover? How can you keep your heart from turning to stone when it's been wounded or broken? Is there a help that you can take that can take you from the depths of despair, the crushing blows of life, and never really live again? Well if you've ...
Family studying the Bible

Bible Storying for Families

What is the best way to study the Holy Bible? Which teaching methods are helpful for adults? What makes for the best learning for children? And are Christians studying the scriptures at all today? Our guest for today’s program is the Rev. Jason Boetcher, pastor of Trinity Family of Faith Lutheran Church in Basehor, Kansas.

The Rock of Our Salvation

June 17, 2022 The Rock of Our Salvation And who is the Rock except our God? Psalms 18:31 Rocks have many uses. Their strength lies in their durability. The Bible calls Jesus our Rock. He is the Rock of our salvation. He holds and sustains us when we are tempted to sin. He shields us from the shifting sands of life. ...
Spiritual Gifts

God’s Gifts for His Purpose

As the Body of Christ, the Holy Spirit gives each of his children unique abilities and various gifts to further His Kingdom. Hear how God has blessed a group of Christians who have united to give for the benefit of others and for the sake of the Gospel of Christ. Rev. Art Klausmeier discusses stories of hope through the years, ...

Talking to People About Jesus

May 27, 2022 Talking to People About Jesus Talking to people about Jesus can be a joy, a privilege, and a challenge. Many people, within and outside of the church, think Jesus was only a man and that we should strive to be like him. Sometimes Christians wlll say, "Jesus is God." But Christians seldom talk about the fact that Jesus has a dual nature. He is both true God ...