Category Archives: Pastors’ Corner

From the Pastor’s Desk- February 2019

What Does Biblical Masculinity Look Like? When I was younger, life seemed simpler.  I learned from Genesis that God had created humanity as male and female.  Everyone I knew was either a boy or a girl.  Boys grew up to be men.  Girls grew up to be women. I was a boy, so I grew to be a man.  And of course as a man, I wanted to “be a man” and do “manly things.” 

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From the Pastor’s Desk- January 2019

“Trusting the One Who Holds the Future”  With the passing of another year there is always some reminiscing about the past and a mix of fear and excitement about the future.  What will 2019 bring to me and my family?  Will there be illness?  Who will the Lord call home?  Will I still have my job?  Will I be financially secure?  Will I still be living in Fergus Falls?  How well will my children /

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From the Pastor’s Desk- December 2018

“It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.” The first mother to say, “Just wait until your dad gets home!” was a genius.  Living in dread of punishment may be an even more effective punishment than any penalty that might be meted out once the waiting is over.  In fact, even waiting for something that we do want to receive can be a painful experience, one leading to doubt,

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From the Pastor’s Desk- November 2018

The Religion of “Do” Versus The Religion of “Done” Essentially all religion in the world falls into one of two camps.  The first is a religion of the law, of doing.  For its adherents there are lists of things for one to do and not do in order to live in a right relationship with God, be saved and live eternally.  Human reason then suggests if you do well you will get rewarded.  Don’t do

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October 2018 Pastor’s Corner – Every One His Witness

If you had to choose one thing that Lutherans have traditionally not been very good at doing, what would it be?  It certainly isn’t anything to do with fellowship and food.  I’ve never attended a Lutheran gathering that involved food where there weren’t enough leftovers to feed a army.  What about what we do on Sunday morning for Divine Service?  No, it couldn’t be what we do there, as historically we’ve been very good about

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