Not On Mission Alone

Sunday, November 20, 2016, has been set aside as Mission Prayer Sunday in the Texas District. It is a great day, indeed, a great week for prayer. Later in the week our families will gather together to give thanks to God for all of His provision in the past and

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Only One Thing Never Gets Old

Not long ago I was driving and saw an old, broken-down, pitiful representation of an automobile. It was a Lexus. Yes, I said Lexus. Even luxury cars get old. They get dented, dirty and worn out. Everything WE make gets old. This includes ways we’ve created to share the Gospel.

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Mission Planting Throughout Synod

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (it wasn’t called this at the beginning) has always had an emphasis on planting new congregations in the United States. The Synod was organized in 1847 and in a short period of seven years had to create four districts because of the growth in membership and congregations. This growth pattern continued, with a couple of down periods, all the way

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Anxious? High-Deductible Plan?

It’s that time of year again. Open enrollment for those covered by Concordia Health Plans. For many, the words “health care plans” and “high-deductible” creates anxiety. The employee wonders: Which plan will take care of my family best and how can I pay for it? The employer wonders: Which health

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Replying Like Jesus

Do you get defensive when someone challenges you? Do you respond with a counter-attack when someone expresses hurt or opposition? Rarely did Jesus get caught up in the anxiety of the people who confronted Him. When challenged, He redirected the conversation to where it needed to go. Was it lawful

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