Author Archives: Tom Kraeuter

The Heavens Declare…

With the solar eclipse happening this coming Monday, I came across an interesting statistic. Let me start by saying that it has seemed weird to me that the little tiny moon – relatively speaking – can completely (and nearly exactly!) … Continue reading

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Road Striping … and Your Sins

Recently the county road-striping crew was at work near our home. They re-striped one of the roads close to us, and, well, it’s … interesting. Now to be fair, I guess it’s possible that the guys that normally do that … Continue reading

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Leaders, Do Your Whole Job

Leaders in the Church have an obligation to push people toward the truth. In 2 Timothy 4, Paul says, “Preach the Good News. Be ready at all times, and tell people what they need to do. Tell them when they … Continue reading

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Gangs, the Church … and Family

Francis Chan tells the story of something that happened in his previous church – a congregation of more than 5000 people in southern California. One morning he baptized a young man. The guy had been a gang member but came … Continue reading

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Lutherans, Methodists, and Praying for Revival

For several years, a Lutheran pastor friend of mine and his church had been crying out to God for revival. During prayer one day he felt the Lord speak to his heart, “I cannot give you what you are asking … Continue reading

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The Amish Do What?!

Some time ago I read a story about a family that had moved into an Amish community. The Amish are pretty private, especially toward outsiders – those who aren’t Amish. But the mother in the family had been able to … Continue reading

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Rating Sins

We in the Church have a tendency to rate sins like they rate events at the Olympics. We’d probably rate something like adultery as a 9.5. Embezzling funds from the church, that’s likely a perfect 10. But, here’s the deal. … Continue reading

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