Category: CL2015

Thanksgiving Meditation in the Venite of our Matins Liturgy

— 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

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

“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.”

In memoriam…… Pastor Allenson Karibi Asawo

“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

Our Great Privilege to be Lights in the World

“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

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

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

Received into the Mansions of Heaven.  Melvin L Natterer

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

What is a Confessional Lutheran?

“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

If Luther Were Alive Today…

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

Report from the Committee on Missions

“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

Our Responsibility as the Salt of the Earth

“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.” —