Author: Rev. Paul E. Bloedel

A Mighty Fortress is our God

A Devotion on Psalm 46 “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” (TLH, 262) is probably the most famous hymn written by Dr. Martin Luther, who not only wrote the edifying words but also composed the stirring melody.  It is quite

Sixty-sixth Annual Convention Digest

The Sixty-sixth Annual Convention, held at Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Oak Forest, Illinois, officially began on Friday, June 23rd, at 9:30 a.m., with a Divine Worship Service of Convocation in which the local Pastor, the Rev. David T. Mensing, served

The Proper Distiction between Law and Gospel in Peter’s Pentecost Sermon

The Fourth Commandment

“Thou shalt honor thy father and thy mother, that it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.” (Note in our Catechism’s wording above the combination of the Old Testament citation in Exodus 20:12 and

Old Testament Prophecies Pointing to Christ’s Passion

“Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer.” Luke 24:46 The great passion of Christ (His extreme suffering for our redemption) already stood as a written, divinely declared fact in the Old Testament Scriptures well before its

Old Testament Prophecies Regarding Christ’s First Advent

“To Him give all the prophets witness, that through His name whosoever believeth in Him shall receive remission of sins.” —Acts 10:43 The coming of the only-begotten Son of God into the world as a true human being in order

Sermon Delivered at the Convention Sunday Service

Sermon Delivered at the Convention Sunday Service by the Rev. Paul E. Bloedel — Lebanon, Oregon Romans 12:1-2 The Gospel of God’s grace in Christ Jesus is the most comforting message that a penitent sinner can hear—that on the basis

Convention Digest

The 65th Annual Convention, held at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Seattle, Washington, officially began at 9:30 a.m. with a Divine Worship Service of Convocation in which the local pastor, the Rev. Edward J. Worley, served as the liturgist and the

Christ as the Savior — Revealed Information

“The secret things belong unto the Lord our God; but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this Law.” —Deuteronomy 29:29 Certain things can be learned

The Significance of Christ’s Humility in His First Visible Advent

Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass. —- Matthew 21:5 One of the themes that stands out so clearly during the