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Christmas and Epiphany Questions and Answers for Families

| December 12, 2017

The waiting is over. The joyful day is here! Christmas celebrates the birthday of God’s gift to the world — His Son, Jesus. Throughout the 12 days of Christmas the story of the birth of Jesus unfolds. From the shepherds to the Wise Men, from Mary and Joseph to old Simeon and Anna, we hear […]

Marriage Lessons from the Luthers

| November 12, 2017

Hello Brothers and Sisters in Christ at Redeemer. In the last couple of months I have submitted Courier articles on the Holy Estate of marriage. As we celebrated the 500 anniversary of the Reformation I thought it appropriate to submit the following article about Martin Luther and his beloved Katharina. It is written by Michelle […]

Whatever You Do: Please Don’t Marry This Man! By Gary Thomas

| October 30, 2017

Hello Brothers and Sisters in Christ. In the last Courier I presented an article encouraging you to be patient in your marriages as you face the inevitable difficulties that come with it. Marriage isn’t easy. Nothing worthwhile is! But the best way to minimize the difficulties of marriage begins with wisely choosing a good mate. […]

Three Ways to Handle an Unhappy Marriage by Corey Allan

| August 28, 2017

From Pastor Mark’s Desk Joe south wrote the song “I beg your Pardon”. Some of the lyrics are as follows. “I beg your pardon I never promised you a rose garden Along with the sunshine there’s gotta be a little rain sometime When you take you gotta give so live and let live and let […]

Be Our Guest

| June 1, 2015

Summer has just begun. At least I think it has. One thing that is for sure is that we will be hosting a lot more guests as they come for vacation and recreation. Redeemer has been blessed to be in position to serve many of these people with God’s Word and the Good News of […]

Temptation and Testing

| February 18, 2015

Temptation There are two kinds of temptation: temptations for good and temptations for evil. God, indeed, tempts and tries His children. We see examples of this in God’s testing of Abraham on Mount Moriah when God asked him to sacrifice his only Son (Gen. 22:1–9). We see Jesus testing the woman from Phoenicia as she […]

A Choir of Trees

| November 1, 2014

A Choir of Trees   “Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it! Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy before the Lord, for he comes, for he comes to judge the […]


| September 26, 2014

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly” John 10:10   Just over a week ago I dropped my son off at college. Wow, how time flies (as fast as the summer of 2014). The little guy I cradled in my arms […]

Persecution in the Ball Diamond

| June 1, 2014

As sin entered into the world, with it came Christian persecution. Cain killed his brother Able. Since then the prophets were persecuted and killed. Jesus, God’s own beloved Son was persecuted and murdered. Since His crucifixion those people that have believed in Him have been and will be persecuted. I came across this blog and […]

Why We Practice Closed Communion – Part 3

| May 1, 2014

In the past three Couriers we have examined Closed or what some people call Close communion. We have reviewed the Scriptural basis for the practice and the Early Church’s practice. Now we conclude with a review of what our Lutheran Confessions say followed by a closing reflection. May the blessings of Christ’s resurrection continue to […]