Straddling the Fence: The Admission of Defeat

“He that is not with Me is against Me; and he that gathereth not with Me scattereth abroad.” —Matthew 12:30 On October 31st we celebrate the four-hundred ninety-ninth anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation; and we offer praise and thanks to

Dangers in Dating for a Consistent Christian

“And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him.” —Colossians 3:17 Dating: A Modern Practice Although opinions vary greatly among social historians, most

The First Commandment

“Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.” –Exodus 20:3 This series on the Ten Commandments, beginning with a timely review of the First Commandment, is for you and for me. Let us not think that we have outgrown such

Luther’s Lament – Excerpt from Preface to the Smalcald Articles

Even before Luther’s death, false “Lutherans” were perverting the true teachings of the Lutheran church. How might Martin Luther react to the perversions in Lutheranism today? We suspect with the same type of indignation that we see below. Excerpt taken

Keynote Sermon for the 65th Annual Convention

Keynote Sermon for the 65th Annual Convention of the Concordia Lutheran Conference Delivered at the Service of Convocation Friday, June 24, 2016, by President David T. Mensing Text: II Timothy 3:16-17 In the Name of Jesus Christ, the Chief Cornerstone

Update on Our Conference Mission Work

So that our readers are kept up to date on our mission endeavors, the Committee on Missions of the Conference is providing the following information from its annual report presented to the convention in Seattle (June 24-26, 2016). One of

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

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

The Physical Ascension of the Lord Jesus is Proof Positive of His Omnipotence

“And it came to pass, while He blessed them, He was parted from them and carried up into heaven.” Luke 24:51 Parting from dear friends, beloved relatives, and especially from cherished brethren in the faith is never easy —even if

The Significance of Language in the Propagation of the Gospel

“We do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.” — Acts 2:11b Language is commonly defined as a systematic means of communicating ideas or feelings by the use of conventionalized signs, sounds, gestures, or marks having