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God Will Never Forsake Us!

April, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a sobering effect on the entire world. During this pandemic, as in all times, we can say, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Ps. 46:1). We turn to God in prayer for ourselves and our communities. We pray for local authorities, nat ..

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The Law and the Gospel

April, 2020

Installment 14 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 law and the gospel are two central concepts in the Bible. The law declares God’s righteous will, and  ..

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Work of the Holy Spirit

March, 2020

Installment 13 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 Word and the Sacraments According to Lutheran understanding, the Word and sacraments are instruments o ..

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Life in Faith

February, 2020

Installment 12 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) Faith is not a human work but rather a gift from God. At its core, it is trust in God’s Word and a source of  ..

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Repentance and Justification

January, 2020

Installment 11 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 all cultures, people have always sought God, for God has placed the longing for eternity in people’s hearts. The ..

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By Faith Alone

November, 2019

Installment 10 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) During the Reformation, Lutheran beliefs came to be categorized as material and formal principles. The formal princ ..

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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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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 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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Upcoming Events

Jul 02, 2020

2020 LLC Summer Services

Location: Superior Dome, Northern Michigan University Food Service Contact: Aleta Honkala (906-250-8937) Send Email Meals and concessions w..