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Audio of sermon preached on January 31, 1963, during a Deeper Life Conference at Parma Lutheran Church. (Sound quality is poor.)
Audio of Bible study given in June 1964 during a Deeper Life Camp at Laurelville Camp and Church Center.
Audio of Bible study given in June 1964 during a Deeper Life Camp at Laurelville Camp and Church Center.
Viewable and downloadable pdf list of LEM Gospel Ministry Team members from 1967 through 1985. More
Audio tracks and cassette tape j-card from the album Beginning Here by the 1983-84 LEM Living Dimension.

01. Beginning Here



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Audio tracks and cassette tape j-card from the album Let The Whole World Sing by the 1984-85 LEM Living Dimension.

01. Let The Whole World Sing



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A dramatization of story and song for children which was recorded by the 1979-80 LEM Foundation and others.

New Life In The Orchard (part 1 of recording)



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Evangelistic tract written by LEM Evangelist Nels Pedersen. More
Audio tracks from an album by the 1976-77 LEM Saved By Grace And Never Turnin' Back Quartet.

01. If It Keeps Gettin' Better



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Audio tracks and cassette tape j-card from the album God Gave The Song by the 1974 LEM Camp Ambassadors.

01. God Gave The Song



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Audio tracks and record jacket from the album The Best Of Ten Years With The Gospel Crusaders - 1967-1976. More

01. Noah Found Grace (1969)



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Recording of music and testimony by Samuel and Gallia MacKinney presented in programs following their years as Music and Drama Directors for LEM Youth Ministries (1967-77). More

Gallia MacKinney - Personal Testimony And Music (part 1 of recording)



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Audio tracks and record jacket from the album Gospel Crusaders '74 Live! At West Newbury, Mass. by the 1974 LEM Gospel Crusaders.

01. Sweet, Sweet Spirit



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Audio tracks and cassette tape j-card from an unnamed album by the 1976 LEM Camp Ambassadors.

01. That The World May Know



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Recording of an unnamed album by the 1977 LEM Camp Ambassadors.

The Camp Ambassadors 1977 (part 1 of album)



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Audio tracks from the album I Am Willing by the 1982 LEM Camp Ambassadors and the 1982 LEM His Proclaimers.

01. I Am Willing, Lord



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Recording of a homecoming concert by the 1982-83 LEM Living Dimension.

The Living Dimension 1982-83 (part 1 of concert)



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Album (originally advertised as a cassette tape) not available at this time. If you possess a copy of this album and are willing to lend it for posting on this website, please contact Gary Alfson (LEM National Youth Director 1967-71, galfson@comcast.net) or Jonathan Anderson (LEM Historian, jonathan@lemdeeperlife.org).
Recording of a live concert by the 1976 LEM Gospel Crusaders.

He Is Here (part 1 of concert)



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Audio tracks and record jacket from the album Jesus! Jesus! by the 1971 LEM Gospel Crusaders. More

01. Jesus! Jesus!



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Audio of sermon preached on the Voice of Lutheran Evangelism, May 4, 1947.
Recording of the album My God Is Real by the Hundeby Brothers who also served on the 1970-71 LEM Clear Light.

My God Is Real (entire album)



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Audio tracks and record jacket from the album Thank You, Lord by the 1972-73 LEM Clear Light. More

01. I Want Jesus To Walk With Me



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Audio tracks and record jacket from the album Let His Love Shine Thru by the 1972 LEM Gospel Crusaders. More

01. Love Can Work A Miracle



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Audio tracks and record jacket from the album Let's Talk About Jesus by the 1971-72 LEM Living Dimension Singers. More

01. I Have No Right - Someone Loved Me First



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Audio tracks and record jacket from the album Christians Under Construction by the 1978-79 LEM Living Dimension, the 1978-79 LEM Clear Light, and the 1978-79 LEM Foundation. More

01. Still Life



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Audio tracks and cassette tape j-card from an unnamed album by the 1979 LEM Camp Ambassadors. More

01. In Jesus' Name



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Audio tracks and cassette tape j-card from the album The Living Dimension by the 1979-80 LEM Living Dimension. More

01. I'm Gonna Keep On Singin'



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Audio tracks and cassette tape j-card from the album The Foundation by the 1979-80 LEM Foundation. More

01. Spirit Of The Living God



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Audio tracks and cassette tape j-card from the album Jesus Our Hope by the 1980 LEM Gospel Crusaders, the 1980 LEM Camp Ambassadors, and the 1980 LEM His Proclaimers. More

01. If That Isn't Love



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Audio tracks and record jacket from the album Pressin' On by the 1980-81 LEM Foundation. More

01. Mansion Builder



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Recording of the album This Is Jesus by the 1979 LEM Gospel Crusaders

This Is Jesus (entire album)



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Audio tracks and record jacket from the album Changes by the 1981-82 LEM Foundation. More

01. What A Difference You've Made In My Life



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Audio tracks and record jacket from the album Singin' About Jesus by the 1977 LEM Gospel Crusaders. More

01. Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart



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Audio tracks and record jacket from the album Together by the 1977-78 LEM Living Dimension. More

01. The Church's One Foundation



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Audio tracks and record jacket from the album Lift Up The Name Of Jesus by the 1978 LEM Gospel Crusaders. More

01. Lift Up The Name Of Jesus



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Recording of a live concert by the 1978 LEM Camp Ambassadors. More

The Camp Ambassadors 1978 (part 1 of concert)



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Audio tracks and record jacket from the album The Foundation by the 1976-77 LEM Foundation.

01. Praise Ye The Lord



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Audio tracks and record jacket from the album Scrapbook by the 1976-77 LEM Living Dimension and the 1976-77 LEM Clear Light.

01. For He Is Lord



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Audio tracks and record jacket from the album The Clear Light by the 1975-76 LEM Clear Light. More

01. Shine Medley



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Audio tracks and record jacket from the album The Living Dimension by the 1975-76 LEM Living Dimension. More

01. Shine Medley



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Audio tracks and record jacket from the album A Touch Of God's Love by the 1975 LEM Gospel Crusaders. More

01. Love Can Work A Miracle



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Audio tracks and record jacket from the album Message by the 1974-75 LEM Living Dimension Singers and the 1974-75 LEM Clear Light. More

01. We'll Understand It Better



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Audio tracks and record jacket from the album Jesus Loves You by the 1973-74 LEM Clear Light and the 1973-74 LEM Living Dimension Singers. More

01. Two Hands



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Audio tracks and record jacket from the album Meet Jesus My Friend by the 1973 LEM Gospel Crusaders. More

01. Get All Excited



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Audio tracks and record jacket from the album Along Came Jesus by the 1972-73 LEM Living Dimension Singers. More

01. I Know That This Is True



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Overview of LEM Gospel Ministry Teams from 1967 through 1985. More
Audio tracks and record jacket from the album Love Is A Strange Word by the 1969 LEM Gospel Crusaders. Includes three tracks by the LEM Coruscation Singers. More

01. Noah Found Grace In The Eyes Of The Lord



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Audio tracks and record jacket from the album To Be Alive by the 1970 LEM Gospel Crusaders. More

01. O Freedom



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Audio tracks and record jacket from the album I Believe In You by the 1970-71 LEM Living Dimension Singers and the 1970-71 LEM Clear Light. More

01. Here Comes Jesus



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    Selected Bibliography     America’s Hour of Decision.  Wheaton, IL: Van Kampen Press, 1951.   An Ongoing Revival.  Warren, MN: Warren Sheaf Print, 1990, Harvey Dyrud, editor.   Appasamy, A.J.  Write the Vision! Edwin Orr’s Thirty Years of Adventurous Service.  London: Marshall, Morgan & Scott, 1964.   Baldwin, Ethel May, and ... More
            Civilization has always been on the advance, but perhaps during no period has it ever progressed as rapidly as it did between 1900 and 1950.  The advances made then in science and technology were enough to astound any American whose adult life spanned that half-century; for it was during those years that electricity, telephones, automobiles, airplanes, radios, TVs, ... More
            As has been recounted in the previous chapters, the Lutheran Evangelistic Movement was one of God’s mighty tools for revival during the post World War II years and a witness to many of His wonderful works.  Yet the LEM was not, of course, without its problems and disappointments.  Strange to say, many of those things seemed to surface especially during ... More
            That God did indeed send revival to the U.S. during the ten or so years post World War II is quite clear.  Dr. J. Edwin Orr, being one of the chief revival historians of all time and having lived during that era himself, referred to it in retrospect as “The Awakening of 1948 Onward,” citing not only the national evidences of revival mentioned earlier ... More
During July 1965, California Lutheran Bible School teacher and former LEM National Board member Theodore Hax conducted a never-to-be-forgotten two-week Prophecy Conference in Lake Preston, South Dakota.  Revival ensued with over 75 people committing or recommitting their lives to Christ.      The following report of that revival appeared in the August 1965 edition of Evangelize. Over 75 people - mostly young ... More

Message 01 - The Seven Letters to the Seven Churches



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Some time ago when I was in college I finally got tired of learning the same spiritual truths over and over again only to forget those lessons and have to relearn them (usually the hard way). Then one day in my college apartment it occurred to me that we had this amazing new technology called writing and that I could actually write down and recall to mind on a daily basis some of these key truths.  Over the next several years I added to ... More
Today we live in the most scientifically, medically, and technologically advanced civilization in history. In less than a century and a half we have gone from horse-drawn wagons to GPS-equipped hybrid cars, from pen and ink wells to text messaging, and from the telegraph to the internet. But although human civilization has progressed at such an incredible speed, there is something it has never outdated: God and His Word. The ... More
Greetings to you, friends and supporters of L.E.M. I want to thank you for the invitation to write to you—namely to thank you for your support of the ministry of evangelism within the Lutheran family of churches. Since the beginning L.E.M. has attempted to introduce people both within and outside of the church to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ that results in the assurance of one’s salvation. Those of you my age (76 ... More
LEM is committed to making disciples in the 21st century, and assisting churches to do so also. Today, we approach this task through four primary tools: Church planting, Preaching, Retreats and Creative Media. It is this last tool that I want to talk about this month. In our Western culture we are very fond of what might be called “propositional truth.” We like facts and logic. The following statement is an example of it: ... More
            You probably wouldn’t be too surprised if I were to tell you that there was a time in the history of our country when nearly half of the population attended church on any given Sunday, the Bible was the best-selling book for years in a row, and Congress voted to make “In God We Trust” the national motto.  But you might be surprised to know that such ... More
            On the north shore of Medicine Lake in Plymouth, Minnesota, stands a site that is an undeniable testimony to God’s mighty working in the post World War II years.  It’s a site past which hundreds of people walk, jog, and bike on any pleasant day.  It’s a site which numerous Christian people pass daily, unaware, as one historian put it, ... More
          If you had been a Lutheran pastor, evangelist, or lay leader in the upper Midwest in 1936, you might well have received several weeks before Christmas the following letter which read in part:1 Dear Co-workers for Christ:             You are cordially invited to attend a general conference on Lutheran Evangelism to be ... More
            On a certain Sunday afternoon many years ago, two friends were walking together and talking intently as they went.  As would be fitting for any Christians to do on the Lord’s Day, they were discussing Jesus’ suffering and death and its meaning.  And “while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them . . . ... More
              Throughout the centuries, it has often been a popular activity to compile genealogies or family trees.  Although these are sometimes begun for no other reason than curiosity or hobby, they may aid those of a younger generation in understanding themselves through learning about their ancestral origins and formative influences.  The recording of ... More
God created human nature with a desire to belong—to be a part of something larger than ourselves. This desire is good because it connects us to a greater purpose and vision for our lives and helps us to understand that we belong to Him. He uses this desire to draw us into His presence.  We live in a culture where joining groups either on paper, in cyberspace or as a volunteer, is familiar. We unite around causes that mean ... More
            If its name was to be merely reflective of its largest and most widely-known work, the Lutheran Evangelistic Movement might just as aptly have been named the Lutheran Deeper Life Movement.  It’s true that the original priority of the Lutheran Inter-Synodical Evangelistic Committee was the cause of evangelism, but as God expanded their work He very soon made ... More
            What did the members of the Lutheran Inter-Synodical Evangelistic Committee believe was so indispensably distinctive about the work to which God had called them?  By their own admission, “Various efforts to promote sound Lutheran evangelism [have already] been made at various times.”1  What was it then that gave the Committee the driving ... More
            “It is our earnest prayer that our beloved church may in these days experience a heaven sent revival and showers of blessings.  It is ‘Revival or Ruin.’”1  So said Evald J. Conrad on behalf of the whole Lutheran Inter-Synodical Evangelistic Committee in early 1940.  Their prayer echoed that same heart cry which had been brought out ... More
            There is perhaps a danger inherent in this history of the Lutheran Inter-Synodical Evangelistic Committee and Lutheran Evangelistic Movement.  The focus is so much on the positive that the reader is liable to mistakenly get the impression either that there were no difficulties in the movement or that the story has been manipulated to appear unrealistically ... More
            As World War II entered what proved to be its final months, the invisible hand of One who knew the future propelled the Lutheran Inter-Synodical Evangelistic Committee mightily forward into a vast expansion of their program.  It was a time of urgent preparation and reorganization for what the Committee believed would soon be their greatest years of ... More
            The spiritual revival for which the leaders of the Lutheran Evangelistic Movement were seeking the Lord during the 1940’s was not a need limited to their sphere of influence.  It was a desperate national need.  The World War II years were not a time of triumph for Christianity in the United States.  In fact, even during the decades leading up to ... More
            According to written accounts of many who have lived during times of revival, one of the chief characteristics of such times has been the tremendous spirit of prayer preceding and accompanying them.  Thus, older Christians who have observed revival firsthand have often exhorted future generations that to see a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit in their own day ... More
            During the first eight months of 1949, the Lutheran Evangelistic Movement had witnessed in and around their areas of ministry mightier and more regular stirrings of God’s Spirit than had occurred for decades in the United States.  Their leaders were active participants in a city-wide ministerial group under whose sponsorship a revival movement with national ... More
            As witnessed by the national press, Billy Graham, the Lutheran Evangelistic Movement, and countless other Christian groups and individuals, the mid-century year 1950 was a remarkable year of heaven-sent revival across the United States.  Even more importantly, it proved to be a door opened wide by God into a new and flourishing era of evangelism during which ... More
            When Jesus Christ lived on earth some 2,000 years ago, He did not limit His ministry to one location.  Rather He said, “I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore am I sent.” (Luke 4:43 KJV)  Similarly, God’s work on earth through the Holy Spirit whom Jesus sent after He ascended to heaven has never been confined ... More
            It’s not unusual for people to have some type of belief system that motivates them throughout their lives, but it is quite unusual for people to have a belief system that gives them joy and eager anticipation as they face their last days on earth.  Death is perhaps the biggest test of all on one’s faith.  Many people with a so-called faith have ... More
Matt 19:29: And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life. The call to live the Christian life is a call to follow Christ. It’s a call to take up ones cross as he did and to surrender to the will of the Father. It’s a call to a life of total obedience. And yet connected to this ... More
Since 1939, LEM Deeper Life Camps have been specially used by God to lead Christians into experiencing the fullness of life with Christ.  These camps were discontinued in the 1990’s, but a couple of years ago LEM director Pastor Peter Churness had the desire to start them again.  God confirmed this desire through several people whom Peter had never met.  Last June, after discovering the LEM website on a Google search, I ... More
Some of you may have noticed the name of Pastor Elmer Anhalt in a recent Lifelines Memorials column.  Pastor Anhalt was an active supporter of the LEM who served on its board and often preached on its behalf.  Before he died at 90 years old, he wrote down his life testimony entitled, “The Guidance Of Jesus In Our Lives.”  To bring praise to his Savior, we’d like to share part of his story with you. In ... More
Recording artist Matt Redman's 1997 album was entitled The Friendship and the Fear. The phrase is a profound one and contains within it one of the keys to living the Christian life. The concept of friendship with God is central to us as believers. In 1 John 3:1 we read, “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!” Jesus said to his disciples, “I have called you friends, for ... More
With the New Year holiday just behind us, we are still in a season where it is common for people to spend a little time reflecting on the year that was, with all its joys and sorrows, as well as looking to the year that lies ahead. It is a time where many establish goals, review their priorities and maybe even make a few New Years resolutions. Like many of you I have a variety of responsibilities and pressures that I face on a weekly, even ... More
Leah is one of the most unappreciated heroines in the Bible. Her husband Jacob never intended to marry her—he was tricked into it by her scheming father. Jacob wanted Leah's sister, Rachel, and he married her just one week later. Leah is a great example of coming to terms with God in the midst of our struggles. For years she tried to get Jacob to love her. That was the focus of her life, and she named her first three children accordingly ... More
Back in 1936 something remarkable happened. God began to stir in the hearts of a small group of Lutheran pastors about the need for renewed focus and energy around evangelism within the Lutheran family of churches. Thus was born the LEM (Lutheran Evangelistic Movement). It quickly grew into a movement with scores of Area Conferences each year, thousands attending Deeper Life Camps, hundreds of Evangelistic Meetings each year, and wonderful ... More

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