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Pastor Skogen’s June 2016 Tidings of Hope

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The Doctrine of the Law In my last Tidings of Hope, you read about how doctrine is relevant to our Christian lives, how it is the basis for our blessed unity, and how it prepares us for the proper reception of Communion. These reasons are in addition to the important facts that biblical doctrine is […]

Pastor Skogen’s May 2016 Tidings of Hope

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In my address to the congregation at the January Congregational Meeting, which is recorded in the 2015 Annual Report, I stressed the importance of doctrine, or teachings. I encourage you to read it again. Many people view Christian doctrine as simply a field of study for theologically trained people. They think that it is mostly […]

Pastor Skogen’s April 2016 Tidings of Hope

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We’ve Just Celebrated Easter! Now What? It’s sometimes difficult when  your favorite day comes and goes. You go on an awesome vacation, but then it’s over, and it will be a long time until another one comes. Your favorite holiday or your birthday passes by, and you have to wait a whole year for it […]