Category: CL2012

The Glad Tidings of Christmas

And the angel said unto them, “Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is

First Sunday in Advent on Matthew 21:1-9

Initial Sermon preached by Seminarian David J. Mensing in Oak Forest, Illinois on Sunday, December 2, 2012 First Sunday in Advent Matthew 21:1-9 (Standard Gospel) In the Name of Jesus Christ, the Savior and gracious King of His Church, dearly

Anticipating the Advent of Christ

“Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples and said unto Him, ‘Art Thou He that should come, or do we look for another?’ Jesus answered and said unto them,

Our Thanksgiving for God’s Gift of Martin Luther

“And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; and to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake; and be at peace among yourselves.”

From our cherished past…

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS April 8, 1964 Re: Brotherly Cooperation in Our Conference Work In connection with the C. L. U. report, with overtures being made to other Lutherans, and in connection with plans for the annual convention,

A Look Ahead on the New Seminary Year

Concordia Theological Seminary Seal

“And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.” — II Timothy 2:2 This directive of the Apostle Paul to Timothy is

Official Announcement – Annual colloquy of seminary students for the third year classes

Concordia Theological Seminary Seal

On October 24th and 25th, the Plenary Pastoral Conference of the Concordia Lutheran Conference met in Oak Forest, Illinois, in a special Fall Session for the chief purpose of colloquizing our theological students on the material covered in their third

Luther’s Ninety-five Theses – The Open Door to the Reformation

“In vain they do worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.” Matthew 15:9 Dr. Martin Luther, born on November 10, 1483, roughly ten years before Columbus discovered the “New World,” was raised by his parents in the Roman

A Reformation Prayer

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1 O Lord of Hosts, we thank Thee for Thy lovingkindness to us and to our fathers, in that, through Thy servant, Martin Luther, Thou didst restore

Steadfastness in these Latter Days of Apostasy

“Earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” —Jude 3 In the introduction to his commentary on the Epistle to the Romans, Luther famously describes justifying faith in this way: “Oh, it is a living, busy,

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