Category: The Concordia Lutheran Issues 2010-Present

“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 …

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

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 …

Martin Luther – Hero of the Reformation Read More »

“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 Sixth Commandment – Part One on Holy Marriage Read More »

“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 …

“The Keys of the Kingdom of Heaven” Read More »

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 …

A Mighty Fortress is our God Read More »

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 …

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

(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 …

Report of the Committee on Missions Read More »

“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 …

An Urgent Appeal for Assistance to a Dear Brother Read More »

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 …

Sixty-sixth Annual Convention Digest Read More »