Author: Rev. Daniel P. Mensing

What is a Confessional Lutheran?

“Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the Gospel according to the power of God.” (II Timothy 1:8) According to a 2006 study

Sermon Preached at the Sunday Convention Service

Sermon Preached at the Sunday Convention Service Lebanon, Oregon June 29, 2014 by Pastor Daniel P. Mensing Tucson, Arizona Text: Acts 5:41 In the name of Jesus Christ, our highly exalted Prince and Savior, the only Head of His Church,

Why We Christians Joyfully Anticipate Christ’s Second Advent

“When these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” — Luke 21:28  According to the liturgical Church calendar, the last four Sundays before Christmas make up the holy

The Sunday After Christmas on Luke 2:25-35

Initial Sermon delivered by Seminarian Daniel P. Mensing in Oak Forest on The Sunday After Christmas  on Luke 2:25-35 In the Name of Jesus Christ, our newborn Savior, dearly beloved hearers of His precious Word: This Sunday falls between two

Reflecting upon the World into Which Martin Luther Was Born

This past October 31st, we celebrated the four hundred ninety-fourth anniversary of the Reformation, the date on which Dr. Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany.  This historic event simply marks

How Reformed Theology Attacks the Ascension of Christ

“He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that He might fill all things” — Ephesians 4:10 In Luther’s explanation of the Second Article, we confess, “I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, begotten

How the Christian Looks Past the New Year

“Lord, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace, according to Thy Word.”  — Luke 2:29 As the old year winds down to its final days and the new year is about to dawn, it is appropriate that we Christians

Just Who Was Athanasius?

“Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the Word of God; whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.” — Hebrews 13:7 As we latter-day Christians continue to press onward in “the race