Monthly Archives: November 2015

November 30, 2015

2 Peter 1:1-11 This sunburst of glory – that we “may become participants of the divine nature” – shines nowhere else in Scripture. We had heard of Christ’s desire to share his life with us, but his divine nature? We … Continue reading

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Advent 1C Sermon Audio

November 29, 2015 – First Sunday of Advent, Year C Click the links below for sermon audio. “Be on Your Guards,” Pr. Stéphane Kalonji, Reformation Lutheran Church, New Bern, NC “Hark the Glad Sound,” Pr. Dieter Punt, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, … Continue reading

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November 29, 2015

Luke 21:5-19 Every generation at some time or another looks back to the “good old days” when things were better. Jesus tells us that the world will go on as it always has; wars and rumors of wars, along with … Continue reading

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November 28, 2015

Matthew 20:29-34 Two blind men were given their sight by Jesus. Matthew stated they heard Jesus was going by and, despite the crowds’ admonitions to be quiet, they shouted for his attention. There seems to have been a vision on … Continue reading

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November 27, 2015

Matthew 20:17-28 It is a bold request that the mother of the sons of Zebedee made of Jesus; ask for places of honor for her sons within the kingdom of God. Amazingly, Jesus did not rebuke her or her sons. … Continue reading

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November 26, 2015

1 Peter 2:11-25 As I write this devotional the headlines are the Paris bombings and Syrian refugee resettlement in the US. Because one bomber had a Syrian ID many state governors are requesting that President Obama rethink the resettlement of … Continue reading

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November 25, 2015

Obadiah 15-21; 1 Peter 2:1-10; Matthew 19:23-30 I have sometimes been accused of using Jesus as a crutch. I admit I have definitely learned to lean on him. He is the rock on which I depend for my life and … Continue reading

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Advent Lutheran Church – Kings Mountain Calls New Pastor

Joshua Lee Morgan Advent Lutheran Church of Kings Mountain, NC has called Joshua Lee Morgan to be their new Pastor. He is a native of Elgin, SC and a graduate of the University of South Carolina, where he earned a … Continue reading

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November GCTS Dept. of Lutheran Studies Newsletter

Please click the link for the November Department of Lutheran Studies newsletter. November GCTS Newsletter 2015

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November 24,2015

Matthew 19:13-22 We find very little in Scripture about little children. Most biblical stories speak about the adults in God’s plan of salvation. In some cases, like in the story of the feeding of the five thousand, Matthew writes: “And … Continue reading

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