Monthly Archives: September 2012

October 2012 newsletter

Peace Lutheran Church    Natoma, Kansas  October, 2012 Early in the summer, Adult Bible Class did a Bible study from Lutheran Hour Ministries Men’s Network entitled: We the People: Citizens of Two Kingdoms.  And one of the key points of that … Continue reading

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Encouragement for Small Towns

How many times have you presented an idea, and been told ‘We can’t do that.’  Or ‘We don’t have the people for that?’ I am going to guess that if you live in a rural or small town, you have … Continue reading

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Leadership Series: Herod the Tetrarch – Bearing the Burden

Read St. Mark 6:14-29 One of the greatest burdens that any ruler carries is the burden of putting people to death.  One would hope that the President of the United States, or the leaders of Britain or France or any … Continue reading

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Music Review: Blown Away by Carrie Underwood

Pop-superstar Carrie Underwood has a new hit single entitled Blown Away.  The song is not particularly religious, dealing more with a daughter and her alcoholic father, but we will get to that later. One of the lines of the refrain … Continue reading

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Leadership Series: Archelaus – Living under a dictator

Read St. Matthew 2:19-23 Herod the Great was a brutal ruler who killed his own family members, not to mention the baby boys in Bethlehem, in an attempt to keep power.  In a case of the apple not falling far … Continue reading

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Pastor’s Corner Article

This is my article that was published today in the Natoma-Luray Independent of The Russell County News. Tell the next generation The phrase ‘tell the next generation’ can be seen throughout the entire Old Testament.  The people are constantly being … Continue reading

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9/11: A reflection and a lesson

Read 2 Timothy 4:1-5 Shortly after September 11, 2001, there was an opinion article in one of the local New York papers in which the author related how she had been watching ABC News and had felt that Peter Jennings … Continue reading

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Leadership Series – Herod the Great – Paranoid Ruler

Read St. Matthew 2:1-18 In Star Wars, Episode 3, Anikan meets with Chancellor Palpetine and discusses the location of General Grevious, and then the idea of power.  As he continues to manipulate Anikan, the Chancellor informs him that even the … Continue reading

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Leadership Series: Caesar – The Unspoken Actor

Read Luke 2:1-7; Matthew:22:15-22; John 20:12-16; Acts 15:1-12 Remember the Harry Potter book series; and how everyone was afraid to even say the name of Lord Voldermot, and how everything that the faculty and administration at Hogwarts did was in … Continue reading

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The Faith of R2D2 or C3PO?

There is much that can be taken from Star Wars and applied to the Church, some rightly and some wrongly.  But for today, I would like to draw a comparison in faith between two beloved characters: R2D2 and C3PO. R2D2 … Continue reading

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