Category: The Concordia Lutheran Issues 2010-Present

The significance of Luther’s Ninety-five Theses to the Lutheran Reformation

“Grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.”  —II Peter 3:18 As a youth, Luther was brought up by his devout Catholic parents, Hans and Margareta, in a very austere home with strict training

Martin Luther – Hero of the Reformation

Many years ago, a young man in Germany named Martin Luther was very unhappy because he was worried about his sins.  He had been taught by his church, the Catholic church, that Jesus, instead of being a loving Savior, was

The Sixth Commandment – Part One on Holy Marriage

“Thou shalt not commit adultery.” Part One — Holy Marriage “Adultery” by its most common definition is the violation of the sanctity of Holy Marriage by either the husband or the wife — or perhaps even both — by fornication

“The Keys of the Kingdom of Heaven”

“I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven.” —Matthew 16:19 One of the chief differences between the Church of Rome and the rest of outward Christendom is its claim that the Lord Jesus gave “the keys

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

Sermon Preached at the Service of Convocation for the 66th Annual Convention

Sermon Preached at the Service of Convocation for the Sixty-sixth Annual Convention by Pastor David T. Mensing, Conference President Convention Motto Text:  John 17:17 In the Name of Jesus Christ, the only Savior and gracious Head of His Church, “the

Report of the Committee on Missions

(The following, capsulated from the full report presented to the Conference in convention assembled on Saturday, June 24, 2017, is presented for the information of our brethren who were not able to attend.) When we who “know the grace of

An Urgent Appeal for Assistance to a Dear Brother

“The Scripture cannot be broken.”  John 10:35 As reported by our Committee on Missions in the foregoing article, Pastor Roman Schurganoff and the secretary of his congregation in Ekaterinburg, Russia, were viciously attacked this past January by thugs who had

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

“In God We Trust”??