Category: CL2013

Christ “The Lord, Our Righteousness”

“This is His name whereby He shall be called,  ‘The Lord, Our Righteousness.’”  —Jeremiah 23:6 The messianic prophecies of the Old Testament provided immense comfort and hope for the penitent sinners of that time who clung in faith to the

Our Christian Resolve for the New Year

“…forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before…” —Philippians 3:13 As we look back on the year 2013, each of us, according to the New Man within us, will humbly confess to God

Remember to Give Thanks unto the Lord

“O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good, because His mercy endureth forever!” Psalm 118:1 By the world’s standards, this country of ours is one of the most affluent if not the richest land on the face of

Why We Christians Joyfully Anticipate Christ’s Second Advent

“When these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” — Luke 21:28  According to the liturgical Church calendar, the last four Sundays before Christmas make up the holy

Announcement [Colloquy of seminary students]

On October 29th and 30th, 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 (David and Daniel Mensing) on the material

The Pivotal Issue in the Reformation: The Doctrine of Justification

“Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” —Romans 3:24 There were many vital issues leading up to the 16th Century Reformation, issues which received much-needed attention during the period of the Reformation. One

The Sixth Commandment, Excerpt from Luther’s Large Catechism

Since this commandment is aimed directly at the state of matrimony and gives occasion to speak of the same, you must well understand and mark, first, how gloriously God honors and extols this estate, inasmuch as by His commandment He

Same-Sex Marriage: A Political Issue or a Moral Issue?

“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife; and they shall be one flesh.” — Genesis 2:24 Our country today is literally ablaze with the emotionally-charged debate, not only about whether to

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

The Perspicuity, or Clarity, of God’s Precious Word

Sermon for the Sunday Service Sixty-second Annual Convention of the Concordia Lutheran Conference Preached by Pastor David T. Mensing • Oak Forest, Illinois Text: II Peter 1:19-21 In the Name of Jesus Christ, the only Savior of lost mankind, the