Category: CL2015

— Psalm 95:1-7  (TLH, pp. 33-34) Sad to say, the very existence of “Thanksgiving Day” as a federally-mandated, legal holiday, established by presidential proclamation and perpetuated by Congress, is a sure sign NOT of our nation’s gratitude, but, on the …

Thanksgiving Meditation in the Venite of our Matins Liturgy Read More »

“For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ, the Lord!  And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the Babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.” …

“Oh, Come, Let Us Adore Him, Christ, the Lord!” Read More »

“Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the Word of God, whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.” — Hebrews 13:7 Our almighty God, in His all-wise providence and at the time …

In memoriam…… Pastor Allenson Karibi Asawo Read More »

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” — Matthew 5:16 “Privilege” may be defined as a special right or advantage granted or available only to …

Our Great Privilege to be Lights in the World Read More »

Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass. —- Matthew 21:5 One of the themes that stands out so clearly during the …

The Significance of Christ’s Humility in His First Visible Advent Read More »

It hath pleased Almighty God in His all-wise providence (Romans 11:33-36) and according to His gracious promises in Christ Jesus (John 11:25-26; 14:2-3) to call out of this vale of tears to Himself in heaven the soul of Melvin Louis …

Received into the Mansions of Heaven.  Melvin L Natterer Read More »

“Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the Gospel according to the power of God.” (II Timothy 1:8) According to a 2006 study …

What is a Confessional Lutheran? Read More »

One often hears the claim that, if Martin Luther were alive today, yea, if he were able to come back from the grave, if only for a short time, to see how far the world has come in almost five-hundred …

If Luther Were Alive Today… Read More »

“Bear ye one another’s burdens.” — Galatians 6:2a For the sake of our readers who may not be acquainted with our Conference and its polity, the purposes of its Committee on Missions (according to its Constitution, Article IX, 3) include …

Report from the Committee on Missions Read More »

“Ye are the salt of the earth.  But if the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted?  It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out and to be trodden under foot of men.” — …

Our Responsibility as the Salt of the Earth Read More »