Life, Love, Faith, Family: Perspectives From A Veteran Church Leader

Life, Love, Faith, Family: Perspectives From A Veteran Church Leader

by Gerald Kieschnick

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Overview

The Christian life is often not an easy one. Struggles occur in marriages and vocations. Death cannot be avoided. Natural disasters and illnesses arise unexpectedly. With pastoral care, a spiritual perspective, and real-life wisdom, Dr. Gerald Kieschnick has written on matters of life and faith for years. This collection combines some of his best writing on a variety of everyday topics, encouraging you to turn to God’s Word, the ultimate source of life knowledge, for guidance in navigating the Christian life

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780758662682
Publisher: Concordia Publishing House
Publication date: 08/15/2018
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Rev. Dr. Gerald B. Kieschnick is chief executive officer of Legacy Deo and president emeritus of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

Table of Contents

Preface 7

1 Father 9

2 The Price of Freedom 10

3 A Special Christmas Gift 11

4 An Inning to Remember 12

5 Enduring Hardship … in God's Hands 13

6 Bad News/Good News 14

7 Discerning and Understanding the Will of God 15

8 Escalating Tension 16

9 Unanswered Prayers 18

10 Reformation and Reform 19

11 A Blessed Christmas! 20

12 Happy New Year! 21

13 They Invited Jesus to the Wedding 22

14 Cars in the Garage 23

15 Hedonism and the Grammy Awards 24

16 Living Christian Values 25

17 Living Christian Values-Faith 26

18 Living Christian Values-Life 27

19 Living Christian Values-The Empty Tomb 28

20 Living Christian Values-Marriage 29

21 Living Christian Values-Freedom 30

22 Living Christian Values-Family 31

23 Living Christian Values-Self-Sacrifice 32

24 Living Christian Values-Forgiveness 33

25 Living Christian Values-Honesty and Integrity 34

26 Living Christian Values-Service and Vocational Calling 35

27 Living Christian Values-A Positive Outlook on Life 36

28 Living Christian Values-Stewardship 37

29 Living Christian Values-Relationships 38

30 One Hundred Years Ago 39

31 Hakuna Matata! No Worries! 40

32 Reformation 41

33 Giving Thanks for Grandpa's Hands 42

34 Advent Reflections 44

35 Pam's Story 45

36 Feast and Famine 46

37 Fiscal Contrast, Financial Choice 47

38 Rendering to Caesar and to God 48

39 Commencement Reflections 50

40 Faith without Works 52

41 The Wooden Bowl 53

42 Surrounded! 54

43 Surrounded! So What? 55

44 Bethlehem 57

45 Jesus Loves Me! He Also Loves You! 59

46 A Difficult Time 61

47 The House That Built Me 62

48 Peace on Earth and Evil in Connecticut 64

49 Giving and Receiving 66

50 In Loving Memory 67

51 Public Profanity 69

52 The Folded Linen 71

53 Scars on the Ground 73

54 How About a Few More Rules for Teachers? 75

55 Senseless, Needless Evil 77

56 New Year Reflections 79

57 MLK Day 81

58 Super Bowl Reflections 83

59 The World's Wealthiest 85

60 Freedom! 87

61 Nine-Eleven XIII 88

62 Christian Persecution 90

63 Living Generously 92

64 A Little Girl Named Katelyn 93

65 Paul's Missionary Journeys 95

66 Giving Thanks for People and Other Blessings 96

67 Leaving This World… Slowly or Suddenly 97

68 The Public Baptism of an Unwed Mother's Child 99

69 Forty-Nine Years Ago 101

70 Biblical Ethics for Electronic Blogging 103

71 God's Presence in Your Life 105

72 Important Questions 106

73 Spring Break and Holy Week 107

74 Five Things Your Kids Will Remember about You 109

75 More Thoughts on Fatherly Influence 111

76 Have Courage! Be Kind! 113

77 Fifty Years Together 115

78 Resurrection! 117

79 Outward Appearance 119

80 Trusting God's Promise 121

81 Memorial Day Legacy 123

82 Diversity and Direction in America 125

83 Worth Remembering 126

84 Important People in Your Life 127

85 Lest We Forget 129

86 The Virtue of Humility 131

87 Obstacles in Life 133

88 "Only God Can Do This!" 135

89 Harvey 137

90 Stress in Life 139

91 Why Do People Rebuild after a Disaster? 141

92 Onward, Christian Soldiers 143

93 A Thanksgiving Dream 145

94 A Clean Windshield 147

95 Jesus Loves the Little Children 149

96 And Then It Is Winter 150

97 The Power of Prayer 152

98 Grief Is Love with No Place to Go 153

99 From Weeping and Mourning to Joy and Hope 155

100 Not One Sparrow 157

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