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Home and Family, Diaconal Workshops Guide and Support

Various | 2017 September Voice of Zion

The LLC’s Home and Family committees were established in 2012. In September of that year, committee representatives from many congregations gathered at Stony Lake Camp to discuss and organize this work. In recent years, congregations have requested workshops in their areas to continue discussing..

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Care for the Conscience

Mark Pikkarainen | 2017 August Voice of Zion

Free from Sin Do you remember how good it felt as a child, when the forgiveness of sins in Jesus’ name and blood was preached by mom or dad for something that you had done that was wrong? Was it not a good feeling to know that you were free of that heavy burden of sin that weighed on you..

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The Internet--Good and Evil

Various | 2017 June/July Voice of Zion

“Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” (Gen. 3:1). “And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the e..

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Christian Publications--a Gift From God

Various | 2017 May Voice of Zion

Christian publications are one tool that God provides His children to help them in living faith. Some writings teach about God’s Word and His kingdom. Some address Christian Doctrine and the core tenants of living faith. Other writings share personal experiences—joys and struggles—an..

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Building Hope Girls' Home

Various | 2017 April Voice of Zion

There has been a considerable amount of chatter about the newly established girls’ home in Monticello, Minnesota. It has been positive and exciting! God answered many prayers and provided the necessary gifts to make this happen. The Building Hope home is not an LLC project, but it certainly capt..

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Lord, Bless this Home

Various | 2017 March Voice of Zion

Lord, Bless This Home Sing to the Lord, all the earth! Tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and he is to be feared above all gods (1 Ch..

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Friendship

Various | 2017 February Voice of Zion

Friendship Friendships are important. Jesus is a friend to all and we can learn much from His example. He gave His life for us, shed His innocent blood, so that we could have the living hope of everlasting life through the forgiveness of our sins, in His name and blood. The Bible descr..

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A New Year--A New Start

Paul Waaraniemi | 2017 January-February Shepherd's Voice

A New Year—A New Start Have you ever heard a grown-up talk about making a New Year’s resolution? What do you think that big word resolution means? When used in this way, it actually means a promise. At the beginning of each new year lots of people make special promises to do, or not do..

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Every Good and Perfect Gift Is from Above

Jim Jurmu | 2017 January Voice of Zion

Every Good and Perfect Gift Is from Above One Way to Set Aside Dedicated Family Time The gift of a home and a family is not always first and foremost in a person’s thoughts. Yet often when we pause we realize much reason for thankfulness. God provides all that is needed for this body and..

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Christmas in the Family

Eric Jurmu | 2016 December Voice of Zion

Christmas is a magical time. Regardless of age it transports us back to our childhood. Some of my fondest childhood memories are from the Christmas season: family gatherings; the smell of a newly-cut Christmas tree; special goodies; decorations; colorful gifts that needed shaking—some..

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Many Reasons to Thank God

Jim Moll | 2016 November-December Shepherd's Voice

Many Reasons to Thank God When we thinkof Christmas, we often think of gifts or presents. Each of us gets gifts, and we also give them. Gifts are something given without payment, or expecting something back in return. They make us happy. At Christmastime, God gave the greatest gift. He ..

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"Thanks for Joys and Thanks for Tears" (SHZ 351)

Janelle Huhta | 2016 November Voice of Zion

“Thanks for Joy and Thanks for Tears” (SHZ 351) Thanksgiving is an official government holiday in both Canada and the U.S. with a variety of underpinnings, traditions, and meanings. For some, it’s a work-free day to prepare for Black Friday shopping deals or to focus on a football game, wit..

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At Peace with Singlehood

Various | 2016 October Voice of Zion

At Peace with Singlehood Though aware of the many blessings I’ve received in life, how can I be at peace fully with my singlehood and find support as an unmarried person? This is a question that some might have, especially if they have desired to be married and God has not yet given them a s..

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A New Family Member

Elaine Nikula | 2016 September-October Shepherd's Voice

A New Family Member This is baby Makenna, who was just born on June 20. She is special because she is the first girl after eight boys! Her mom and dad were excited to have a new baby, but super excited to have a girl! The oldest brother thought it was cool to be a family of only boys, but h..

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Accepting Children--A Matter of Faith

Various | 2016 September Voice of Zion

On These Pages: We live a time when human reason fiercely battles against faith on many fronts. Accepting children is one front in which there is need to support and help one another. For that reason, LLC’s Home and Family Committee felt the need to draw on previous writings founded upon Scriptu..

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God's Will Is Always Best

Nina Vanska | 2016 August Voice of Zion

God’s Will Is Always Best During good times, the works of God are easy to appreciate. We feel the warmth of His embracing arms and the blessings in the small things in life. The baby’s slumber, a message from a friend, or a stroll in the park on a summer day bring smiles to our face. We may ..

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A Special Auntie

Lydia Hillukka (with Katie Hillukka) | 2016 July-August Shepherd's Voice

A Special “Auntie” With a big yawn, Nora sits up in bed. “Mom!” she calls. No answer. She crawls out of bed and clomps down the stairs. “Mom?” Still no answer. She wanders into the kitchen and finds auntie Bernice standing at the stove putting a pile of steaming pancakes on a plate next to h..

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In the Center of the Flock--at Camps and Summer Services

Suzanne Pitkanen | 2016 June-July Voice of Zion

In the Center of the Flock—at Camps and Summer Services In addition to the many activities in our congregations and the online sermons and publications available to believers, attending special service events and camps can be a great support to remaining “in the footsteps of the..

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Believing Parents Are a Great Gift

Gloria Keranen | 2016 May-June Shepherd's Voice

Believing Parents Are a Great Gift Why is having a believing mother and father a great gift? I asked this question to a couple of my boys, and they said, “They can forgive our sins.” The gift of faith that we have been given allows us to preach the forgiveness of sins in Jesus’ name and bloo..

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Focus on Mental Health

Various | 2016 May Voice of Zion

Focus on Mental Health God Cares for His Children In this Home and Family feature, which believers have requested, God’s children of different ages and stages in life share psalms and experiences they or close ones have encountered. May God bless this feature and help the authors of th..

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My Heart Sings

Ruthanne Anderson | 2016 April Voice of Zion

My Heart Sings We have been blessed in recent years as the music in our Zion has developed and grown. Our hymnal has over 600 songs. It seems we can find a song for nearly every feeling and emotion we have, for the many different phases in our lives. Many CDs have been produced for our comfo..

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Grandma, Why Are You Happy?

Gloria Niemela | 2016 March-April Shepherd's Voice

Grandma, Why Are You Happy? A grandson recently asked me, “Grandma, why are you always happy? It seems like you’re happy for about a week!” This is my answer! Dear grandchild! We have been blessed with many children. They’ve gotten married and have supportive and loving husbands and ..

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Grieving

Stephanie Westerinen | 2016 March Voice of Zion

Grieving Grief is an emotion that everyone will experience at some point in life. Grief is a feeling of sadness, a reaction to some loss in a person’s life. A dictionary definition describes grief this way: “Keen mental suffering or distress over affliction or loss.” It can be described as ..

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What Is Sin?

Howard Parks | 2016 February Voice of Zion

One definition of sin states that sin is everything that is contrary to the will of God. Sin is also described as the falling away of the heart from God. We cannot fully understand or know all our sins. “Sin is a religious concept. It cannot be understood by reason. It becomes apparent only..

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When I Sin

Sam Roiko | 2016 January-February Shepherd's Voice

The Bible says that we all fall into sin every day. What is sin? Sin is saying, doing, or even thinking things that are against God’s Word. Have you sometimes not listened to what your mom or dad asked you to do? If we don’t listen to what our parents or our teachers instruct, that is the s..

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Love Some or All?

Keith Waaraniemi | 2016 January Voice of Zion

Love Some or All? Jesus condenses the Law into two statements: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind… Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself” (Matt. 22:34–40). Do we love God? Do we love our neighbor? We love God, “b..

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The Joy of the Shepherds

Kathy Waaraniemi | 2015 November-December Shepherd's Voice

Then shepherds, be joyful, salute your liege King, let hills and dales ring with the song that ye sing. Blest be the hour, welcome the morn, for Christ our dear Savior on earth now is born! These words are from a familiar children’s Christmas song (SHZ 54:3). Who were the shepherds? Why wer..

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Elders' Care and Eldercare

Various | 2015 November Voice of Zion

Elders’ Cares and Eldercare In the normal course of life, individuals and families face the issues of aging and the elder’s increased needs for assistance due to waning strength and diminished ability to manage the activities of daily living. God has blessed today’s seniors with longer life,..

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Faith of the Heart

Nathan Muhonen | 2015 October Voice of Zion

Faith of the Heart Jesus spoke to His disciples and many other listeners in His Sermon on the Mount. “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Matt. 6:21). Living faith is a gift from God. Only God can give this gift, and we can only receive it by seeking God’s kingd..

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Our Grandpa Lives with Us

Ed & Yvonne Tolkkinen | 2015 September-October Shepherd's Voice

Our Grandpa Lives with Us Our family has been blessedin the last year to have the chance to have our grandpa Paul live with us. Now we will share some of what we have experienced. Justin (15) remembers grandpa telling him that once he went fishing and he caught a good size northern. Whe..

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Confession--Healing Salve for the Soul's Wounds

Ari Pelkonen | 2015 September Voice of Zion

Confession—Healing Salve for the Soul’s Wounds Martin Luther writes about three types of confession. Confession, in which acknowledgment of sins is directed to God, is confession of faith or confession of the heart. Private confession happens in the presence of a trusted confessor fath..

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A Believing Friend Is a Treasure

Becky Randall | 2015 August Voice of Zion

A Believing Friend Is a Treasure Friends are important. Both the Bible and Songs and Hymns of Zion speak of friends. We all have positive experiences that we can associate with friends. But, what is the purpose of a friend? Probably most people find that sharing an experience with someone e..

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Why Do We Believe?

Brian Johnson | 2015 July-August Shepherd's Voice

Why do we believe? I asked this question of my eight-year-old son, who replied, “So I can get to heaven!” I also asked this question of youth camp children. They said, “So we can get to heaven!” Believing gives us focus and hope of reaching of our home in heaven one day. We are influe..

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Forgiveness, God's Great Gift

Jim Frantti | 2015 June-July Voice of Zion

Forgiveness, God’s Great Gift Forgiveness is a basic, foundational matter for God’s children. The 23rd Sunday after Pentecost is “Forgiveness Sunday.” Its theme contains the instruction to forgive one another. The church lectionary that lists the themes and Bible texts for each Sunday has th..

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Believing Friends

Ruthanne Anderson | 2015 May-June Shepherd's Voice

A Believing Friend Is a Treasure Friends are important. Both the Bible and Songs and Hymns of Zion speak of friends. We all have positive experiences that we can associate with friends. But, what is the purpose of a friend? Probably most people find that sharing an experience with some..

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Doubts on the Journey: Where Do We Turn?

George Koivukangas | 2015 May Voice of Zion

Doubts on the Journey: Where Do We Turn? Do you doubt? Have you doubted? I believe doubts of one kind or the other affect all of us at various times. Doubts have a way of bringing sorrow. Certainly they take away joy and can destroy hope. To be without hope is fearful. Jesus lovingly re..

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The Old Paths

Eric Jurmu | 2015 April Voice of Zion

By definition, a pathway is a route or a way of reaching a destination. A pathway is often narrow, and formed or trodden by the feet of persons or animals. We sing in a familiar song of Zion: “The pathway of a child of God goes through a wilderness, yet every moment closer home it leads me ..

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Our Path to Heaven

Adrian Pirness | 2015 March-April Shepherd's Voice

Our Path to Heaven When I was a boy, I sometimes spent time on my uncle’s farm. My cousins and I went out into the pastures around the farmyard. There were just a few trees, and usually we could see where we were going. It wasn’t always easy to walk across the pasture. Stones were hidden in ..

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Healing the Brokenhearted: Hope and Help amid Marriage Breakup

Various | 2015 March Voice of Zion

Healing the Brokenhearted: Hope and Help amid Marriage Breakup Continuing the Voice of Zion’s effort to include helpful, honest writings about the trials that families face in many areas of life, we have gathered a number of writings drawn from responses to questions on family or marriage b..

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A Sad Winter Day

Arvin Pirness | 2015 January-February Shepherd's Voice

A Sad Winter Day It was a Sunday afternoon in mid-January. Our family had spent most of the day at the church at our congregation’s annual meeting. The lane into our farmyard was very icy, and skillful driving was needed to bring the station wagon carefully to its parking spot. I thought it ..

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Family Wellbeing Affects All of Society

Hannu Kallunki | 2015 February Voice of Zion

Family Wellbeing Affects All of Society The welfare of the family is important to its members, but also to all of society. After all, the family unit is the foundation of society. Society’s future and the raising of its new citizens are built and dependent upon the family. Parents are i..

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Sunlight through a Veil of Tears: Loss of a Spouse through Death

Various | 2015 January Voice of Zion

Sunlight through a Veil of Tears Some happenings in life bring changes that can deeply affect a person and be difficult for a long time. The early death of a spouse or parent is one such life changing, extremely difficult, and even incomprehensible trial. It can affect a person throughou..

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The Giver and Gifts

Dan Wuollet | 2014 December Voice of Zion

We all know about gifts, especially at Christmas time. Gifts can be physical objects, such as a good book, a new sweater, or even an iPad. But other things are gifts as well. We consider a unique talent or ability to be a gift. For example, a person might be able to play a musical instrumen..

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The Gift for Every Day of the Year

Pat Frantti | 2014 November-December Shepherd's Voice

Most of us have given or received gifts at some time in our lives. At Christmas time, we especially think about giving gifts to people we love. We can spend a lot of time thinking about the “perfect” gift for mom, dad, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, cousin, or a good friend. A gift can be m..

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Parenting and Friends

Marjaana and Tero Saapunki | 2014 November Voice of Zion

Friends Support Family Life in Joy and Sorrow Parenting is rewarding but also challenging work. One’s own spouse is an important support and listener. We also need other friends alongside us. Spending time in discussion with friends may open new perspectives. At its best, friendship is..

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Why Do We Visit?

Keith Waaraniemi | 2014 October Voice of Zion

She had been waiting. The coffee table was set. It was a festive day for Senja. She was getting visitors! My wife, children, and I entered the house filled with the charm of yesteryear. We sat down to visit and began asking her about leaving the Old Country and coming to the New World. My childr..

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It's Good to Visit!

Carol Kariniemi | 2014 September-October Shepherd's Voice

It’s Good to Visit! A Visiting Memory… “Fran! Fran! Has anyone seen her?” It was 1931 and my mother Fran Hillukka was four years old. Aunt Minnie had come to visit and brought Fran her first box of animal crackers. Have you ever had a box of animal crackers? In 1902, animal..

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When A Loved One Loses Faith

A Mother | 2014 September Voice of Zion

We had already been concerned about our son, so when the phone call came that he was no longer believing, it was not a complete surprise. The call confirmed our fears. He had tried to remain in faith, and many escorts in faith had tried to help and support, but sin was too difficult for him to b..

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Courtesy and Good Manners

Beth Simonson | 2014 August Voice of Zion

Courtesy and Good Manners What is the meaning of courtesy? To put it simply, it is “polite behavior.” Other similar words that come to mind are respect, thoughtfulness, kindness, and good manners. To be courteous is to show thoughtful consideration of others. God’s Word&mdas..

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Were You Taught about Courtesy, Nana?

Susan Wuollet | 2014 July August Shepherds Voice

“Nana, when you were a little girl in the olden days, were you taught about courtesy and that kind of stuff?” Nine-year-old Ellie sits on the porch swing holding her great-grandma’s hand and smoothing out its wrinkles. “Oh yes, Ellie, we were. What made you think of that question?” Na..

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Humility

Aimo Hautamaki | 2014 June July Voice of Zion

Humility Humility beautifies a person. A humble person projects self-respect and respect toward others. He likes himself in moderation, but at the same time values and respects others’ opinions as well as his own. The proud person, on the other hand, is self-sufficient, self-centered,..

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Humble Children of God

Mikko Pasanen | 2014 May June Shepherd's Voice

Humble Children of God God has made each one of us, as it says in Genesis, on the first pages of the Bible. We are made in God’s image. He loves us unconditionally. For this reason He sent His only Son Jesus to die for our sins and the sins of all people. “For God so loved the world, that he..

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Love Not the World

Ray Waaraniemi | 2014 May Voice of Zion

Love Not the World “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, thelust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. A..

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In the Caregiver's Role

Jouko Haapsaari | 2014 April Voice of Zion

In the Caregiver’s Role A caregiver has been defined as a person who has accepted responsibility for looking after a vulnerable neighbor or relative, or an adult who cares for an infant or child. The definition suggests that the nature of caregiving is to give—maybe more than they seem..

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God Made Everything We See

Bruce Hillukka | 2014 March April Shepherd's Voice

God Made Everything We See “I’m amazed at God’s creation when I see the birds in flight, when the clouds above are passing, when I see a star-filled night” (SHZ 524:1) We see God’s creation all around us and it truly is amazing. In the first book of the Bible, Genesis, we se..

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Difficulties in Human Relations

Allison Keranen | 2014 March Voice of Zion

Difficulties in Human Relations Human relations are the social and interpersonal relations between people. This includes our behavior with and toward one another. Our relations with others affect the joy, love, and comfort we experience in life. We thrive on positive human relations, b..

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Recognizing and Avoiding Burnout

Adrian Pirness | 2014 February Voice of Zion

Recognizing and Avoiding Burnout When does a fire go out? If a fire is extinguished it will go out, but what if it is allowed to burn out on its own? If we continue to add fuel to the fire, it will burn; if there is no more fuel, the fire eventually goes out. This can also happen to people. ..

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There Is So Much to Do!

Gloria Niemela | 2014 January February Shepherd's Voice

There is so much to do! Sometimes, though, we pick the wrong things to do. If we think about our relationship with God, it will help us to choose good things. I am a Grandma. My life is much different now than it was when I was a young girl, or when I was a busy mom with all of our c..

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Facing Abuse in the Family

Daren Hendrickson | 2014 January Voice of Zion

Facing Abuse in the Family Many of us are aware of families in the world and even those close to us that have struggled with issues of abuse. We know of many types of abuse that occur: physical, sexual, verbal, emotional, spousal, and others. Many of these situations and behaviors may ..

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Preserving Valuable Traditions

Todd & Ruthanne Anderson | 2013 December Voice of Zion

Traditions Reinforce Teachings, Provide Security Traditions within the home have always been important and have played a role in the lives of believers. In the time in which we live, it is even more important to strive to create and preserve valuable traditions. Our lives are busy with..

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Our Most Precious Blessing

Carol Simonson | 2013 November December Shepherd's Voice

Our Most Precious Blessing One day Jesus was teaching on the coasts of Judea and people gathered to listen. The disciples wanted the parents to take their children away, but Jesus wanted the children to come closer to Him so He could bless them. “And he took them up in his arms, put his hand..

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My Grace Is Sufficient for Thee...

Pentti Vinnurva | 2013 November Voice of Zion

“My Grace Is Sufficient for Thee…” Childlessness as a Gift from God A childless couple has the right to examine the matter of being childless and its positive aspects independently and for the best for their own lives. It is not wrong, that such individuals are joyful for example..

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My Special Connections in God's Kingdom

Tricia Tervo | 2013 September October Shepherd's Voice

My Special Connections in God’s Kingdom My brother Matthew and I arrived home from school on a warm autumn evening. As we finished eating supper, the phone rang. I answered. On the other end was Keith Johnson. “Hi! Mariah and I are wondering if you and Matthew can come over to play?” I smile..

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Discussing Faith at Home

Eric Jurmu | 2013 September Voice of Zion

Discussing Faith at Home How do you discuss matters of faith in your home? Is it in a formal setting where things have been neatly arranged? Or is it like in our home, where the discussion of faith happens, most often, as part of everyday life? However it happens, whether formal or inf..

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Prayer Is a Gift from God

Denise Loukusa | 2013 July August Shepherd's Voice

Prayer Is a Gift from God Prayer is a gift God gives to all people as a way to speak with Him. Although we see the signs of God around us, we cannot see or hear God. God’s Son Jesus teaches us how to pray by giving us what we call “The Lord’s Prayer.” Jesus also teaches us when and where to ..

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When the Financial Foundation Crumbles

Jim Moll | 2013 June July Voice of Zion

Every builder knows the importance of a strong and sure foundation. The Master Builder in our lives of faith instructs in Isaiah 28:16: “Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation.” We wish to ..

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The Golden Rule

Becky Randall | 2013 May June Shepherd's Voice

“Treat others as you want to be treated” is a familiar saying. Maybe you have heard it in a little different way. One of the teachers at our elementary school says, “If you are nice to others, they will be nice to you.” Other examples are, “Do to others as you want them to do to you” and “W..

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My Spiritual Home

Olli & Nina Vanska | 2013 May Voice of Zion

My Spiritual Home Where is the best place to be for all of us? Where can we be free, rest, eat, and be comforted? Where are our dearest ones? Wouldn’t, “At home,” be our reply? Home is where our heart is, they say. Although a family’s temporal home can be seen as a building, the building it..

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Feeling Alone in a Community of Believers

Carol & Gary Tiffany | 2013 April Voice of Zion

Feeling Alone in a Community of Believers Have you ever felt alone at a gathering of a large group of people? There can be times in life when we feel alone even though we’re among familiar ones. We all probably have felt shy and alone approaching others within a large group, all of whom appe..

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Mary, See Your Son!

Adrian Pirness | 2013 March April Shepherd's Voice

Mary, See Your Son! In a familiar easter song we sing, “Easter is our day of great festivity, when the Lamb was offered there on Calvary” (SHZ 107:1). A festivity is a happy celebration. Easter is truly a happy celebration because Jesus rose from the dead. He suffered and died on the cross f..

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Living Hope of Heaven

Jouko Haapsaari | 2013 March Voice of Zion

Living Hope of Heaven Why do you believe? Sometimes simple questions are deep and meaningful. It has always brought me a special joy to ask this question of young Sunday school kids. It seems to be their favorite question, too. With happy faces they answer simply, “To make it to heaven.” The..

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David and Jonathan

Todd Anderson | 2013 January February Shepherd's Voice

David and Jonathan In the Bible there are many stories about friendship. One of these friendships was between David, a shepherd boy, and Jonathan, the son of King Saul. Saul was king when David fought the giant Goliath. Goliath had asked for one of Saul’s people to come fight him. Saul..

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Why Me?

Jim Frantti | 2013 February Voice of Zion

“Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you” (1 Pet. 4:12). In the world, there is a saying that “life is not a bed of roses.” The saying comes from the realization that nobody’s life is free from difficu..

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The Family Unit

Walt Lampi | 2013 January Voice of Zion

A New Year Brings Hope The Christian family can look to the future with hope even in this time of increasing spiritual darkness. Faith in the gospel has sustained the family in the passing year and will do so in the new year. The dawn of a new year offers a time of reflection on the ev..

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In the World, Not of the World

Dan Wuollet | 2013 September Voice of Zion

In the World, Not of the World Believers might wonder: With the world being such a sinful place, and seeming to grow worse daily, how can we actively live in today’s society and still maintain a good conscience as a believer? The narrative of Daniel and his friends in the Old Testament help..

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She Wrapped Him in Swaddling Clothes

Adrian Pirness | 2012 November/December Shepherd's Voice

She Wrapped Him in Swaddling Clothes Christmas is an exciting time! At home you help your mom and dad clean, bake, and decorate for Christmas. Perhaps you write a letter to Santa or write a list of presents you hope to receive. At services you hear the ministers talk about Advent, the time o..

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Advent--A Time of Preparing

George Koivukangas | 2012 December Voice of Zion

Advent—a Time of Preparing This time of year leading up to Christmas is a special season for young and old. It is a time of preparing for Christmas. What Is Most Important? Do we place too much emphasis on the externals? Has the material preparation become too important? On ..

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Accepting Children as Gifts from God

| 2012 November Voice of Zion

Accepting Children as Gifts from God The holy bible begins with the words: “In the beginning God created…” Everything that exists has originated with Him. As John says, “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” God made all things by the powe..

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Myself as a Contact

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Marriage, Marriage Relationships, & Today’s Challenges

Jouko Haapsaari | 2012 LLC Home and Family Workshop (SLC)

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Parenting, Home Relationships, and Today’s Challenges

Eric Jurmu | 2012 LLC Home and Family Workshop (SLC)

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Time Management

Keith Waaraniemi | 2012 LLC Home and Family Workshop (SLC)

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Social Relationships and Social Media

Adrian Pirness | 2012 LLC Home and Family Workshop (SLC)

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Beyond Families (Needs of Elders, Singles, Others)

Jim Frantti | 2012 LLC Home and Family Workshop (SLC)

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Opening Presentation

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The Good Samaritan

Jim Frantti | 2012 September/October Shepherd's Voice

Jesus once told a story that we call the Parable of the Good Samaritan. It is found in the Bible in Luke 10:25–37. The story tells about a man who was traveling between two cities. On this trip, the man fell among thieves who took his clothing and left him wounded by the side of the road. ..

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Love and Limits

Eric Jurmu | 2012 October Voice of Zion

Love and Limits When a family is blessed with children, believing parents accept them as God’s gifts (Ps. 127:3). Children bring additional work to the family, but much more than that they bring joy and blessings. The mother and father’s job is to teach and raise the child in such a way that..

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To the Feet of Jesus

Ruthanne Anderson | 2012 July/August Shepherd's Voice

To the Feet of Jesus “Why do we have to go to church again?” Jimmy asks. “We just went this morning; we don’t have to go every time!” Jimmy’s cousins are over and they are playing a great game of baseball. Now Mom calls them to come eat so they can get ready for services. Jimmy sighs, puts h..

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The Family of God

Duane Pirness | 2012 August Voice of Zion

“Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32). Jesus told His followers that God has given them His kingdom. This kingdom, whose head is Jesus Christ, has always been on this earth, and still is. Those who endeavor as God’s children, wh..

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The Role of a Father

Eric Jurmu | 2012 June/July Voice of Zion

When I asked one of my young daughters what she thought the role of a father is, she answered, “To teach his children about God’s Word, forgive them their sins, and to be there for them.” She shrugged and added, “I suppose there are many other things as well, but that is what I think is mos..

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Honor Thy Father and Mother

Lori Loukusa | May/June 2012 Shepherd's Voice

Honor Thy Father and Mother “Get in here, David! It’s your turn! I did it last time!” “Hey, Don! Watch this! Did you know that popped bubbles are slippery? It’s fun!” “Hey…stop it! OUCH!” their older brother shouts. Tonight it’s the boys’ turn to clean the kitchen. Mom ..

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The Role of a Mother

Kathy Waaraniemi | 2012 May Voice of Zion

In His perfect plan, God gave men and women different but complimentary roles. To the woman He gave the role to carry and give birth to children. The mother carries this miracle of new life inside of her body for nine months before the child is even born. The mother’s care is vital to the h..

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The Prodigal Son

Jouko Haapsaari | 2012 March/April Shepherd's Voice

How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants&m..

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Keeping Focused amid Life's Busyness

Becky Randall | 2012 April Voice of Zion

Keeping Focused amid Life’s Busyness The elementary school children come bounding in the door from school, excited to share the news of their day. The big kids are already home. The oldest reminds she needs a ride to work. The baby wakes up hungry and in need of a diaper change. Walking past..

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The Believing Home as a Refuge

Jouko Haapsaari | 2012 March Voice of Zion

A Place of Protection “I remember from my youthful years, how especially good it sometimes felt to come home.” A brother reminisced of the years of his battles in faith when growing up. Possibly many of us can join with his memories. A believing home is a refuge for all of its members...

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Joseph Forgave his Brothers

Keith Waaraniemi | 2012 January/February Shepherd's Voice

Joseph Forgave His Brothers I pray that you can forgive your brothers for their sin against you. Joseph’s brothers gave this message to Joseph after their father Jacob died. They said that their father wanted it relayed to him. Why did Joseph’s brothers say this? They feared that now Jo..

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Caring for the Marriage Relationship

Keith Waaraniemi | 2012 February Voice of Zion

Caring for the Marriage Relationship Love, Commitment, and Work Keep Marriage Strong Marriage is like holding on to a treasure that increases in value. Itre­quires a lot of effort, but its rewards are immeasurable! A faithful spouse—a friend of the heart who understands, listens, ..

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The Power of the Gospel in Our Homes

Jim Frantti | 2012 January Voice of Zion

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth (Rom. 1:15,16). The Power to Believe Common to all believers is the experience of the battle of faith. We often say that we fight against a threefold enemy—the..

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"Behold I was Shapen in Inquity" (Ps. 51:5)

John Stewart | 2017 LLC Winter Services, Congregation & Youth Evening

Introduction for Phoenix Winter Services February 25, 2017 John Stewart Behold, I was Shapen in Iniquity (Ps. 51:5) The theme for this introduction, Behold, I was shapen in iniquity, from Psalm 51, perhaps in some ways takes on special significance, because in 20..

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The Office of the Holy Spirit

Carey Simonson | 2016 LLC Summer Services - Youth Presentation

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The Office of the Holy Spirit

Walt Lampi | 2016 LLC Summer Services - Ministers and Board Members Meeting

Overview Can we ever thank God enough for giving us His kingdom, His Word, and causing the Holy Spirit to work among us? God has revealed Himself to us through His Word as a Triune God: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Yet many things about Him remain hidden, “For my thoughts are not y..

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Confession

Randy Herrala | 2016 LLC Winter Services, Congregation and Youth Evening

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“Be Ye Not Unequally Yoked Together With Unbelievers” (2 Cor. 6:14)

Randy Haapala | 2015 LLC Summer Services - Youth Presentation

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"Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness" (Rom.6:18).

Jim Frantti | 2015 LLC Summer Services - Ministers and Board Members Meeting

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"Comfort ye, comfort ye my people" (Isa. 40:1).

Ken Wuollet | 2015 LLC Winter Services

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“Remember, now thy Creator in the days of thy youth”(Eccl. 12:1)

Sam Roiko | 2014 LLC Summer Services - Youth Presentation

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How to Approach Another Person

Keith Waaraniemi | 2014 LLC Summer Services - Congregation Evening

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Through Faith We Understand (Heb.11:1-3)

Keijo Nissilä | 2014 LLC Phoenix Winter Services - Congregation & Youth Evening

The Bible's examination of the relationship between faith and reason (Heb. 11:1–3) Phoenix February 21, 2014 Introduction How do faith and reason relate to one another? As Christians we often experience that reason positions itself against faith—and faith against reaso..

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My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord - Prov. 3:11

John Stewart | 2013 LLC Summer Services - Youth Presentation

Introduction – LLC Summer Services Youth Discussion, July 6, 2013 John Stewart My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord “My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of his correction: For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in ..

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Children are an Heritage of the LORD - Ps. 127:3

Jim Jurmu | 2013 LLC Summer Services - Congregation Evening

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As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. – Josh. 24:15

Keith Waaraniemi | 2013 LLC Phoenix Winter Services - Congregation & Youth Evening

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The Holy Spirit and the Work of the Holy Spirit - English Translation

Viljo Juntunen | SRK Speakers Meeting

Viljo Juntunen: THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT Translated from: PYHÄ HENKI JA PYHÄN HENGEN TYÖ (Presented at annual Conservative Laestadian Speakers’ Meeting in Oulu, Finland, Dec. 28, 2012) Introduction: The Holy Spirit is the spirit of God and Christ God w..

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Did God Really Say?

Eric Jurmu | 2012 LLC Brainerd Summer Services - Youth Discussion

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Home, Family, and Diaconal Work

Jim Frantti | 2012 LLC Brainerd Summer Services - Congregation Evening

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The Believing Home as a Refuge

Jouko Haapsaari | 2012 LLC Phoenix Winter Services

A Place of Protection “I remember from my youthful years, how especially good it sometimes felt to come home.” A brother reminisced of the years of his battles in faith when growing up. Possibly many of us can join with his memories. A believing home is a refuge for all of its members. G..

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Responsibility for Temporal Talents

Phil Huhta | 2011 LLC Marquette Summer Services - Youth Discussion

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The Triune God

Ray Waaraniemi | 2011 LLC Marquette Summer Services

The Triune God God’s Word teaches us that “God has revealed Himself to us as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. That is why we speak of God as the Triune God” (Christian Doctrine 43). The content of our Christian faith has been gathered into three articles of faith and is documented in the creeds..

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Blessed are they that hear the Word of God and keep it (Luke 12:28)

Howard Parks | 2011 Phoenix Winter Services

Believing Parents Are a Great Gift Why is having a believing mother and father a great gift? I asked this question to a couple of my boys, and they said, “They can forgive our sins.” The gift of faith that we have been given allows us to preach the forgiveness of sins in Jesus’ name and bloo..

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Heaven

James Moll | 2010 LLC Minneapolis Summer Services - Youth Discussion

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God is Lord over Life and Death

Jon Bloomquist | 2010 LLC Minneapolis Summer Services - Ministers and Board Members Meeting

LLC 2010 Ministers & Board Members Meeting Rogers, Minnesota July 2, 2010 Jon Bloomquist God, Lord of Life and Death In the beginning there was nothing and no one but God. Thus the Holy Bible begins with the words: “In the beginning God.” Everything that is has or..

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The Church Law of Christ

Neil Waaraniemi | 2010 LLC Phoenix Winter Services

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Prayer

Matti Kontkanen | 2009 LLC Longview Summer Services Ministers & Board Members Meeting

1. Why do we pray? Statistics show that people in general pray more as our physical safety or our financial security is challenged. It is quite obvious that also believers turn to God more in times of distress. In Christianity we do not boast about our praying, but rather say that we are poo..

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Music: A Gift of God and a Tool of the Enemy

Keith Waaraniemi | 2009 LLC Longview Summer Services Youth Discussion

Presentation by Keith Waaraniemi Music: A Gift of God and a Tool of the Enemy. We have had this discussion now in a few places, and there have been some Voice of Zion articles covering the topic of music in the last year or so and in recent years. As we prepared for tonight, many people talk..

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Sin and Its Consequences

Dave Anderson | 2009 LLC Phoenix Winter Services

Sin and Its Consequences The boundary between right and wrong, between that which is permitted and that which is forbidden, has dimmed to a great extent in the way people commonly think about matters today. At the same time, people’s morals have become relative. Many are of the opinion tha..

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I Will Seek That Which Was Lost (Ezek. 34:16)

Hannu Kallunki | 2008 LLC Cokato Summer Services

Presentation at the Speakers’ Meeting At Oulu, Finland on December 28, 2007 Hannu Kallunki “I WILL SEEK THAT WHICH WAS LOST, BRING AGAIN THAT WHICH WAS DRIVEN AWAY AND BIND UP THAT WHICH WAS BROKEN” The subject of the presentation is from the Book of Ezekiel (Ez..

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Neither Jew Nor Greek

Brian Johnson | 2008 LLC Phoenix Winter Services

Neither Jew nor Greek... “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for ye are all one in Christ Jesus” Gal.3:28 Would they accept me? I wondered as I entered the hotel’s hot tub in which a few Orthodox Jews were already relaxing. ..

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Unity of Faith and Understanding

Walt Lampi | 2007 LLC Toronto Summer Services Ministers and Board Members Meeting

Unity of Faith and Understanding “If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin”(1 John 1:7). Here the Apostle John reveals the central reason for the unity that is a unique trait of the ch..

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Unity of Faith and Understanding - Youth Discussion

Lawrence Byman | 2007 LLC Toronto Summer Servics Youth Discussion

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What I Say Unto You, I Say Unto All, Watch

Jim Frantti | 2007 LLC Phoenix Winter Services

“And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.” Mark 13:37 Of that day and that hour knoweth no man The text from the gospel of Mark that is the theme for this presentation contains the words of Jesus. Jesus was speaking about the end times. Although he gave many signs of the end time..

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He Made Them Male and Female

Keith Waaraniemi | 2006 LLC Monticello Summer Services Youth Discussion

PRESENTATION for Youth Discussion - July 2, 2006 2006 LLC Summer Services By Keith Waaraniemi “He made them male and female” Note: This transcription is taken from the audio recording. It is best used as reference for the PowerPoint presentation as opposed to reading verbatim as a ..

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The Sacraments

Jim Frantti | 2005 LLC Seattle Summer Services Youth Discussion

What is a sacrament? Juhani Uljas, in the book Treasure Hid in a Field, answers the question in this way: “The word, ‘sacrament,’ is not found in the English or the Finnish Bible, yet the sacraments are deeply founded in Scripture. In the Latin Bible, the word ‘sacramentum’ corresponds (ex. ..

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Let No Man Despise Thy Youth, but be Thou an Example

Jim Jurmu | 2005 LLC Seattle Summer Services Youth Discussion

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God's Kingdom, the Pillar and Ground of Truth

Russ Roiko | 2005 LLC Phoenix Winter Services Congregation and Youth Discussion

God’s Congregation, the Pillar and Ground of Truth The Congregation, its foundation The Congregation and the Word of God Believers in the Congregation The Security of Its Members The Congregation, its foundation Matthew records for us a discussion between Jesus and his disciples: ..

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All Saints’ Day - A Christian Counterpoint to Halloween and Secularization

Jon Bloomquist | Voice of Zion Article - October 2004

All Saints’ Day—a Christian Counterpoint to Halloween and Secularization All Saints’ Day falls on November 1st in our church calendar. The origins of this holy day go back the Early Church’s practice of commemorating the death of Christian martyrs. By the 3rd century, because t..

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He That Hath an Ear, Let Him Hear

George Koivukangas | 2004 LLC Outlook Summer Services Ministers & Board Members Meeting

Presentation for Ministers and Board Members Meeting LLC Outlook Summer Services July 2, 2004 € “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.” — Revelations 2:7 Our Heavenly Father has at all times and in all phases of history made kn..

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Righteousness of Faith, Righteousness of Life

John Stewart | 2004 Outlook Summer Services Youth Discussion

The introduction for this year’s Summer Services youth discussion is entitled, Righteousness of Faith and the Righteousness of Life. The LLC board asks for God’s guidance in selecting presentation topics, and I’m sure that this theme was chosen because of the primary importance that righteousnes..

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The Young and the Old

Tomm Stewart | 2004 LLC Phoenix Winter Services Conrgregation & Youth Discussion Evening

The young and the old: Saved by faith Dear listener, whether you are young or old, whether you are from the generation that has already seen their own grandchildren, or if you are from the current generation of children - you can believe all your sins forgiven in the name and blood of Jesus...

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The Sparrow Hath Found an House

Duane Pirness | 2003 LLC Marquette Summer Services Ministers & Board Members Meeting

“How amiable are thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts! My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God. Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O..

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Confession

Markus Korpi | 2003 LLC Marquette Summer Services Youth Discussion

Presentation for Youth Discussion LLC Summer Services 2003, Marquette, MI Markus Korpi Confession In God’s Kingdom we say and believe that confession is a grace gift yet the enemy of souls attempts to deprive us of this grace gift by sowing seeds of confusion and misu..

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Make Straight Paths for Your Feet

Jon Bloomquist | 2003 LLC Phoenix Winter Services Congregation Evening

Presentation for Congregational Evening LLC Phoenix Winter Services February 21, 2003 Make straight paths for your feet. —Heb. 12:13 Introduction Hymn 310 The hymn that we just sang tells of a journey to an eternal city in a distant land. The journey winds throug..

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Friendship

Jim Jurmu | 2003 LLC Phoenix Winter Services Youth Discussion

Presentation for Youth Discussion LLC Phoenix Winter Services February 22, 2003 James Jurmu Friendship “A faithful friend is a strong defense: and he that hath found such an one hath found a treasure. Nothing doth countervail a faithful friend, and his excellency ..

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If a Man Love Me, He Will Keep My Words

Brian Johnson | 2002 LLC Wadena Summer Services Youth Discussion

Presentation for Youth Discussion 2002 Summer Services, Wadena, MN Brian J. Johnson “If a man love me, he will keep my words.” John 14:2 When we are believing, the love of God has been shed into our hearts and we desire to remain close to Him. The life of a believer is in a consta..

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Our Societal Mission

Matti Kontkanen | 2002 LLC Phoenix Winter Services Congregation Evening

Presentation for Congregational Evening LLC Phoenix Winter Services February 22, 2002 Our Societal Mission A Christian and Christianity in the World A Believer and the Church in Society I Introduction 1.1. The love of a child of God toward someone in the world Ou..

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Feed and Guide My Sheep

Jim Frantti | 2001 LLC Longview Summer Services Ministers and Board Members Meeting

Presentation for Ministers and Board Members Meeting LLC Summer Services 2001 Feed and Guide My Sheep "So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord: thou knowest that I love thee. He sa..

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The Kingdom of God, the Fellowship of the Saints

David Anderson | 2001 LLC Longview Summer Services Youth Discussion

What is the Kingdom of God? "For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. " (Romans 14:17) The Kingdom of God is a refuge from the temptations and evil that are in the world, a sheepfold where the Good Shepherd cares for H..

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He That Hath an Ear, Let Him Hear

Heikki Kankkonen | 2001 LLC Phoenix Winter Services Congregation Evening

He That Hath an Ear, Let Him Hear Presentation outline: 1. Faith cometh by hearing repentance the reconciliation sermon of the Holy Ghost the authority of the keys 2. Faith is preserved by hearing the word of God the effects of inherited sin the gospel is the preachi..

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Respect

Dan Wuollet | 2001 LLC Phoenix Winter Services Youth Discussion

The word ‘respect’ in the sense that we want to discuss here means "to feel or show deferential regard for: esteem." Another word we could use is reverence. I want to talk about respect in two areas -respect for God, His Word and His congregation, which is where we might use the word reverence, ..

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Here am I, Send Me

Quentin Ruonavaara | 2000 LLC Minneapolis Summer Services Ministers & Board Members Meeting

HERE AM I, SEND ME 1. Call to Serve These are the words of the Prophet Isaiah. They consist of two separate parts. The first is, "here am I," and the second is, "send me." He said these words in response to the enquiry of God, " Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" Isaiah h..

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Love Not the World

Tomm Stewart | 2000 LLC Minneapolis Summer Services Youth Discussion

Love not the world “Love not the world nor the things that are in the world, if any man love the world, the love of the father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father but is of the world.” 1 John 2:..

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Fear of the Lord is Wisdom

Eric Jurmu | 2000 LLC Phoenix Winter Services Congregation Evening

Fear of the Lord is Wisdom Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. (Ps. 33:8) Fear the Lord Thy God Fear is defined as a human emotion caused by an expectation of evil or impending danger. This fear is realized at a very e..

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Sanctity of Marriage

Walt Lampi | 1999 LLC Detroit Summer Services Speakers & Elders Meeting

The Sanctity of Marriage "To be married and to understand married life are two very different matters."1 Even the believer may have misconceptions about the meaning, purpose, or sanctity of married life. Such understandings may be the result of observations made during our upbringing or that..

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What is God Like

John Lehtola | 1999 LLC Detroit Summer Services Youth Discussion

Introduction Today we live in a society that emphasizes individualism: man is all-mighty, all-knowing and in control ozone’s own fate. The statement is often heard: My God is like this. I think of God in this way. The Bible says of the last times that the end will not come before a fa..

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Gospel of Christ - Power of God

John Stewart | 1999 LLC Phoenix Winter Services Youth Discussion

THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST – THE POWER OF GOD For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The ju..

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That From a Child Thou Hast Know the Holy Scriptures

Jim Frantti | 1999 LLC Phoenix Winter Services Youth Discussion

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Prayer

Lauri Hakso | 1998 LLC Seattle Summer Services Speakers & Elders Meeting

What is prayer? Prayer is a humble and sincere speech with God. James instructs to ask in faith without doubting. The opening words of the Lord’s Prayer already teach us to securely trust our Heavenly Father in faith. A natural child trusts his father and relates to other children what he ha..

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Keep Faith and a Good Conscience

Jon Bloomquist | 1998 LLC Phoenix Winter Services Congregation Evening

Prepared by Jon Bloomquist For: 1998 Phoenix Winter Services 1998 LLC Campwork-Youthwork Week Keep Faith and a Good Conscience “This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare; Holdi..

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The Church That is Within Thy House

Russ Roiko | 1997 LLC Cokato Summer Services Speakers & Elders Meeting

Scriptural Basis First of all, examining the scriptural basis for the title of this presentation, we find that it is a common theme in both the Old and the New Testament. Joshua told the children of Israel, "And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye w..

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Fight the Good Fight of Faith

Presenter: Lawrence Byman | 1997 LLC Cokato Summer Services Youth Discussion

Fight the Good Fight of Faith, Lay Hold on Eternal Life "Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life..." 1 Tim. 6:12 These words are especially fitting for tonight's discussion, as they were written by Paul to a young believing person named Timothy. Paul also writes..

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Brethren, if a Man be Overtaken in a Fault

Don Lahti | 1997 LLC Phoenix Winter Services Congregation Evening

Don Lahti LLC Phoenix Winter Services February 21, l997 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of..

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Thy Word is a Lamp Unto My Feet, and a Light

Pentti Vinnurva | 1996 LLC Outlook Summer Services Speakers & Elders Meeting

God’s Word “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” —Ps. 119:105 Speakers and Congregation elders! The subject that I have received for this introduction is interesting and also extremely timely. This subject has already ..

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Christian Courtship

Dan Rintamaki | 1996 LLC Outlook Summer Services Youth Discussion

Dan Rintamaki / 06-25-1996 Youth Discussion 1996 LLC Summer Services, Outlook CHRISTIAN COURTSHIP Christian courtship has often been discussed in God's Kingdom. Most recently, this was the topic for a youth discussion at the Winter Services in Phoenix. It is such an ..

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Christian Courtship

Tomm Stewart | 1996 LLC Phoenix Winter Services Congregation Evening

Christian Courtship Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favor of the Lord'. Pro 8:22 1 . The Purpose of Courtship is to Lead to Marriage These words from Proverbs show that the purpose of courtship is to find a spouse, and the sole intent of courtship ..

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Faith and Reason

John Lehtola | 1995 LLC Marquette Summer Services - Speakers & Elders Meeting

Faith and Reason Section I Matters that reason does not comprehend (paradox) First of all I will consider in section one the following matters that reason does not comprehend: a) The existence of God; b) the Triune God; c) the nature of the Scriptures; d) the nature..

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Obedience of Faith

Elmer Alajoki | 1995 LLC Phoenix Winter Services Congregation Evening

Obedience of Faith In the Holy Word of God there is much written of the obedience to God's Holy word, obedience in the life of faith. The gospel changes man When man believes the gospel of the forgiveness of sins, a change of heart takes place in his life. It is evident in his lif..

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The Law and the Gospel

Dan Rintamaki | 1994 LLC Longview Summer Services Speakers & Elders Meeting

The teachings of Martin Luther testify, in accord with the Holy Scriptures, that God has given two holy proclamations from heaven-the Law and the Gospel. ln the gospel of John, it is written, "For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ" (John 1:17). These two p..

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The Joy of Believing

Matti Kontkanen | 1994 LLC Phoenix Winter Services - Youth Discussion

The Joy of Believing Nobody has strength to live if there is no joy in life. Everybody seeks to have joy in their life: children do, young do, elders do. Believers also seek joy. A main question in seeking joy is, where from and what kind of joy does one seek. In the following st..

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Christian Values in a Changing Society

Jim Frantti | 1993 LLC Toronto Summer Services Speakers & Elders Meeting

Presentation at Elders and Speakers Meeting 1993 AALC Toronto Summer Services Jim Frantti Christian Values in a Changing Society Societal and Personal Values We can speak about the topic of values on two levels: group or societal values and individual or personal values. ..

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Mutual Respect, A Basic Christian Principle

Dan Wuollet | 1991 LLC Phoenix Winter Services Speakers & Elders Meeting

Introduction for Phoenix Speakers and Elders Meeting, February 1991 Mutual Respect, A Basic Christian Principle “Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, [being] of one accord, of one mind. [Let] nothing We done] through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mi..

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