Kimmo Puolitaival | 2019 LLC Summer Services - Ministers and Board Members Meeting
Righteousness and Faith Our Creed states that God has a holy congregation on this earth. The Holy Spirit, through the gospel, has called and preserved us in its unity and fellowship. In his Lecture on Galatians, Luther explains that the congregation is preserved only through the correct ..
Markus Lohi | 2017 LLC Summer Services - Board Members & Ministers Meeting
Ministers and Board Members Meeting LLC Summer Services, Cokato, 2017 Markus Lohi The Sacraments 1)Sacraments Introduction “Sacramentum” was a Latin word for a sacred oath, a holy pledge that a new soldier made to the Roman army when joining the ranks. Church father Tertullian b..
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..
Carey Simonson | 2016 LLC Summer Services - Youth Presentation
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..
Randy Herrala | 2016 LLC Winter Services, Congregation and Youth Evening
Randy Haapala | 2015 LLC Summer Services - Youth Presentation
Jim Frantti | 2015 LLC Summer Services - Ministers and Board Members Meeting
Ken Wuollet | 2015 LLC Winter Services
Sam Roiko | 2014 LLC Summer Services - Youth Presentation
Keith Waaraniemi | 2014 LLC Summer Services - Congregation Evening
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..
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 ..
Jim Jurmu | 2013 LLC Summer Services - Congregation Evening
Keith Waaraniemi | 2013 LLC Phoenix Winter Services - Congregation & Youth Evening
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..
Eric Jurmu | 2012 LLC Brainerd Summer Services - Youth Discussion
Jim Frantti | 2012 LLC Brainerd Summer Services - Congregation Evening
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..
Phil Huhta | 2011 LLC Marquette Summer Services - Youth Discussion
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..
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..
James Moll | 2010 LLC Minneapolis Summer Services - Youth Discussion
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..
Neil Waaraniemi | 2010 LLC Phoenix Winter Services
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..
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..
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..
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..
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. ..
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..
Lawrence Byman | 2007 LLC Toronto Summer Servics Youth Discussion
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..
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 ..
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. ..
Jim Jurmu | 2005 LLC Seattle Summer Services Youth Discussion
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: ..
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..
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..
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..
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...
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..
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..
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..
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 ..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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, ..
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..
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:..
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..
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..
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..
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..
Jim Frantti | 1999 LLC Phoenix Winter Services Youth Discussion
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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. ..
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..