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Easter Lessons from Notre Dame

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On Holy Monday just before Easter one of the most beautiful and beloved church buildings on earth, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, caught fire and was severely damaged. Spires, woodwork, masonry, and priceless artwork of a nearly nine-hundred year old cathedral are now a pile of ash. That Monday morning groups of Christians gathered all throughout Paris to observe their...

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A Family Christmas

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There is a reason songs like “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and “There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays” are Christmas classics. These songs put to music a desire common to us all. Even in our mixed up and individualistic culture, we all know deep down that being a part of a family is a universally good thing. ...

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Breaking through the Darkness

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Perhaps you didn’t know this about your pastor, but I hate winter. I don’t really mind the cold, and I kind of like the snow. It’s the darkness of winter that gets me down. This isn’t uncommon, though. Most people are affected by darkness to one degree or another. Between one and ten percent of Americans become so depressed during the dark winter months that t...

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Why do we celebrate Reformation Day?

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Christ, cross, blood, justification, grace, faith. This is the answer to sin and hell. That is, this is God’s answer to sin and hell. You have forgiveness, life, and salvation through faith: by trusting that Jesus died for your sins on the cross and rose again to open eternal life for you. This gospel message became Luther’s greatest joy, as it is the greatest joy of...

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Graduation Day According to Ecclesiastes

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The month of May is the month of graduations. Graduation day is a big deal. It’s a big deal for the students who worked hard to complete their classwork and pass their tests. It’s a big deal for parents and grandparents who are proud of their child’s accomplishments. Graduation day is a day for celebration, but it can also be a time for personal reflection ...

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Finding Easter Joy in the Cemetery

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If you’re like most people, you’re probably not fond of hanging around cemeteries. Cemeteries are creepy. They’re sad. They remind us of death. If we were to associate a holiday with cemeteries, Halloween would likely be the first to come to mind....

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