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God’s Grace in Christ

October, 2019

Installment 9 of 20, translated from the book Christ Is the Same Yesterday, Today, and Forever: Writings on the Basics of Faith and Doctrine. (Ed. Ari-Pekka Palola, SRK, 2018) Grace distinguishes Christian faith from other religions. We cannot speak of a saving faith without speaking o ..

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The Great Commandment

October, 2019

But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together. Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy  ..

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Love Your Neighbor

October, 2019

God created us. All of us humans are part of God’s creation work. God gives each of us a time and a place to live. We can’t choose our time of birth, where we’re born, our culture, our country, our family. We build our lives upon the blessings God gives and trust in His guidance. Ea ..

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Confirmation Is SRK-LLC Mutual Work Area

September, 2019

In late May, Timo Kosola, of Joensuu, Finland, was asked by Juha Luokkala, who is responsible for SRK confirmation schools, to come to America to teach at the HLC Confirmation School in July. The brother previously scheduled to serve was unable to travel so a replacement was needed. Timo, w ..

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God’s Love Calls, Teaches

September, 2019

On my recent LLC mission trip to Ghana and Togo I was joined by a fellow Canadian, Ari Mikkola, now of Haapajärvi, Finland. We both arrived on Good Friday evening in Lomé, Togo and began our visits with the congregations on Saturday morning. At those first services, two services guests  ..

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Jesus Christ – True God and True Man in One Person

September, 2019

Installment 8 of 20, translated from the book Christ Is the Same Yesterday, Today, and Forever: Writings on the Basics of Faith and Doctrine. (Ed. Ari-Pekka Palola, SRK, 2018) The branch of theology that pertains to Jesus Christ’s person, nature and role is called Christology. Christos  ..

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The Gospel in Song

August, 2019

God’s Word and the endeavor of faith have inspired songwriters throughout time. Hymns of praise and petition have been a great blessing through which God’s children sing the feelings of their heart to the Heavenly Father, both personally and in congregation worship. We are thankful for the  ..

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LLC Summer Services: God’s Word Comforts, Uplifts

August, 2019

“It is I; be not afraid” (John 6:20) was the comforting motto for the 2019 LLC Summer Services, held July 4–7 at Silver Springs near Monticello, Minn. At the first service, Ron Honga (Menahga, Minn.) assured doubting believers they need not fear, “Come, dear one, and believe the forgiveness of a ..

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The Bible – Highest Authority of Faith and Life

August, 2019

Installment 7 of 20, translated from the book Christ Is the Same Yesterday, Today, and Forever: Writings on the Basics of Faith and Doctrine. (Ed. Ari-Pekka Palola, SRK, 2018) In this article, I will examine the origin of the biblical writings, how they became a collection of books, and ..

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Revelation: Source of Theology and Foundation of Doctrine

June, 2019

Installment 6 of 20, translated from the book Christ Is the Same Yesterday, Today, and Forever: Writings on the Basics of Faith and Doctrine. (Ed. Ari-Pekka Palola, SRK, 2018) The most important matter in a person’s life is to know God. No one has ever seen God, nor can His existence be prov ..

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2020 LLC Phoenix Winter Services

2020 LLC Winter Services March 19-22, 2019 "Watch ye, stand fast in faith..." (1 Cor. 16:13) Location: Desert Mountain Elementary School Wed..