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1980 – 1989
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2000 – 2015
November – December 2015
  • Cover: “Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift!” – 2 Corinthians 9:15
  • Thanksgiving Meditation in the Venite of our Matins Liturgy – Psalm 95;1-7 – DTM
  • The Significance of Christ’s Humility in His First Visible Advent – Matthew 21:5 – PEB
  • Our Great Privilege to be Lights in the World – Matthew 5:16 – EJW
  • “Oh, Come, Let Us Adore Him, Christ, the Lord!” – Luke 2:11-12 – DTM
  • In memoriam… Pastor Allenson Karibi Asawo – Hebrews 13:7 – DTM
  • Cover: “Be ready always to give an answer.” 1 Peter 3:15
  • If Luther Were Alive Today… – DTM
  • What is a Confessional Lutheran? – 2 Timothy 1:8 – DJM
  • Our Responsibility as the Salt of the Earth – Matthew 5:13 – EJW
  • Report from the Committee on Missions – Galatians 6:2a – DTM
  • Received into the Mansions of Heaven.  Melvin L Natterer – Ed.
  • Cover: “Ye are… built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets.”
  • The Only and All-Sufficient Foundation – Ephesians 2:20 – EJW
  • Sermon Preached at the Sunday Convention Service – Luke 16:29. – RJL
  • Convention Digest – PEB
  • Iintroducing The Pastors of The F. L. C. N. – DTM

 

  • Cover: “They began to speak… as the Spirit gave them utterance.”
  • “A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing” – RJL
  • The Ascended Savior’s Promise Was Fulfilled on the Day of Pentecost – Acts 1:4. – EJW
  • How the Holy Spirit Gives Us Utterance Today – 1 Corinthians 2:13. – PEB
  • Martin Luther on the Word of God – Ed.
  • Christianity Is Unique among the Religions of the World – 1 Corinthians 8:4 – DTM
  • Regarding the Differences Between Orthodox and Heterodox Churches – Ed.

 

  • Cover: “Christ [was] … put to death in the flesh but quickened by the spirit.” – 1 Peter 3:18
  • “Jesus, I Will Ponder Now” – RJL
  • The Real Cost of Our Redemption – 1 Peter 1:18-19 – DTM
  • Christ’s Prophetic Office Manifested in the Scripture – Luke 24:45 – EJW
  • Christ’s Resurrection is a Prototype of Our Own – Philippians 3:21 – DTM

 

  • Cover: “God will have all men to be saved.” – 1 Timothy 2:4a
  • “As With Gladness Men of Old” – RJL
  • Christ’s Epiphany in His Transfiguration – Luke 9:30-31. – DTM
  • God’s Universal Will of Grace – Titus 2:11 – PEB
  • The On-Going Need for Faithful Christian Pastors – Matthew 9:37. – DTM

 

2014
  • Cover: “Thou shalt call His name Jesus.” – Matthew 1:21
  • “Forget not all His benefits!” – Psalm 103:2 – DTM
  • “Come, Thou Precious Ransom, Come!” – RJL
  • Drunkenness: A Particular Temptation during the Holidays – Ephesians 5:18 – EJW
  • The Significance of Our Savior’s Name – Matthew 1:21 – DTM
  • In Heaven with her Savior… Waltraut Elisabeth Natterer – Ed.

 

  • Cover: “Lord, Keep us steadfast in Thy Word” – TLH 261,1
  • “Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Thy Word” – RJL
  • Excerpt from the Formula of Concord on Martin Luther – Ed.
  • “Lutheranism” – What’s in a Name? – PEB
  • Luther’s Lament – Excerpt from Concordia Triglotta p.455 – Ed.
  • Stewardship of Time and Energy on the Part of Christian Catechumens – Ephesians 5:15a, 16a. – EJW
  • Luther on Learning and the Catechism – Excerpt from Luther’s Preface to the Large Catechism – Ed.
  • An Update from the Committee on Missions – RJL

 

  • Cover: “Ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings.” – 1 Peter 4:13
  • Sermon Preached at the Friday Service of Convocation for the Sixty-third Annual Convention – Philippians 1:29 – DJM
  • Sermon Preached at the Sunday Convention Service – Acts 5:41 – DPM
  • Convention Digest – PEB
  • Ordination and Installation at Good Shepherd, Tucson – Acts 20:28 – DTM

 

  • Cover: “Feed the flock of God” – 1 Peter 5:2
  • The Indispensable function of the Gospel in the Work of the Spirit – Romans 1:6 – EJW
  • A Brief Survey of Anti-Trinitarian Religions – Exodus 20:3. – PEB
  • Seminary Graduation – 2 Timothy 2:15. – DTM
  • The Importance of Sound Theological Training for Continued Orthodoxy in Our Midst – 2 Tim. 2:2. – EJW
  • Ordination and Installation at St. Mark’s – Acts 20:28. – DTM

 

  • Cover: “We believe that Jesus died and rose again.” – 1 Thessalonians 4:14
  • Is the Finite Capable of the Infinite? – Matthew 26:26,28 – PEB
  • “It is Finished!” – John 19:30 – EJW
  • Propitiation – 1 John 2:1-2. – DTM
  • The Fourfold Comfort and Assurance we have in the Message of the Easter Angel – Mark 16:6-7 – DTM

 

  • Cover: “These are written that ye might believe” – John 20:31
  • The Purpose of Christ’s Miracles in His Epiphany – John 20:31 – DTM
  • “Living Water” – Perfect Refreshment for the Sin-Parched Soul – John 4:14 – ?
  • The Bearing of Chastiments Is a Privilege for the Christian! – Hebrews 12:6 – DTM
  • Interim Report of the Committee on Missions – RJL

 

2013
  • Cover: “Unto you is born a Savior, Christ, the Lord!” – Luke 2:11
  • Remember to Give Thanks unto the Lord – Psalm 118:1 – DTM
  • Why We Christians Joyfully Anticipate Christ’s Second Advent – Luke 21:28 – DPM
  • Christ “The Lord, Our Righteousness” – Jeremiah 23:6 – PEB
  • Our Christian Resolve for the New Year – Philippians 3:13 – DTM

 

  • Cover: “Justified freely by His grace” – Romans 3:24
  • The Pivotal Issue in the Reformation: The Doctrine of Justification – Romans 3:24 – RJL
  • Same-Sex Marriage: A Political Issue or a Moral Issue? – Genesis 2:24 – DTM
  • The Sixth Commandment, Excerpt from Luther’s Large Catechism – Ed.
  • Announcement [Colloquy of seminary students] – EJW
  • A Look Ahead on the New Seminary Year – 1 Timothy 2:2 – DTM

 

  • Cover: “We have also a more sure Word of Prophecy” – 2 Peter 1:19
  • God’s Word, Holy Scripture, Is Clear. Are You? – Psalm 119:105,130 – EJW
  • Convention Digest – PEB
  • The Retirement of Pastor M.L. Natterer – PEB
  • Installation at St. Mark’s – Ed.
  • A Prayer for the Ministers of the Word – Ed.
  • A Prayer for Our Fellow Pastors Abroad – Ed.

 

  • Cover: “… in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost” – Matthew 28:19b
  • What is the Sin Against the Holy Ghost? – Matthew 12:31 – DTM
  • The Feast of the Holy Trinity – Matthew 3:16-17 – JAM
  • The Sure and Certain Testimony of the Gospel to the Triune God – 1 John 5:9 – DTM
  • The Athanasian Creed / Athanasius of Alexandria – Ed.

 

  • Cover: “Declared to be the Son of God with power… by the resurrection from the dead” – Romans 1:4
  • “Behold the Man” … Crucified for YOU! – Mark 15:22-32 – JAM
  • The Old Testament Passover and Christ, OUR Passover – 1 Corinthians 5:7b – DTM
  • “I believe in… the Resurrection of the Body” -John 11:25-26 – PEB
  • Our Comfort and Assurance in the Message of the Easter Angel – Mark 16:6-7 – DTM
  • Abide, O Dearest Jesus, among Us!” – Luke 24:29 – DTM

 

  • Cover: “…made manifest by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ” – 2 Timothy 1:10
  • The Sunday After Christmas on Luke 2:25-35. – DPM
  • Christ Manifested as our Divine Prophet in His Epiphany -John 1:18 – DTM
  • Looking Forward to the Savior’s Suffering and Death -Matthew 16:21 – DTM
  • Propitiation – 1 John:2:1-2 – DTM

 

2012
  • Cover:” God was manifested in the flesh” – 1 Timothy 3:16
  • Our Thanksgiving for God’s Gift of Martin Luther – 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 – DGR
  • Anticipating the Advent of Christ – Matthew 11:2-5 – EJW
  • First Sunday in Advent on Matthew 21:1-9. – DJM
  • The Glad Tidings of Christmas – Luke 2:10-11. – PEB

 

  • Cover: “Earnestly contend for the faith!” – Jude 3
  • Steadfastness in these Latter Days of Apostasy – Jude 3. – PEB
  • A Reformation Prayer – Psalm 46:1 – DGR
  • Luther’s Ninety-five Theses – The Open Door to the Reformation – Matthew 15:9 – DTM
  • Official Announcement [Annual colloquy of seminary students for the third year classes] – EJW
  • A Look Ahead on the New Seminary Year – 2 Timothy 2:2 – DTM
  • From our cherished past… Resolution of the Board of Directors April 8, 1964

 

  • Cover: “Christ, Our Divine Prophet” – John 1:17-18
  • Convention Digest – PEB
  • Sermon for the Service of Convocation Sixty-first Annual Convention – Malachi 3:1. – DTM
  • In Memoriam… Pastor Luckyn B. Kaladokubo – Hebrews 13:7 – DTM
  • Christ, Our Divine Prophet – Excerpt from A. L. Graebner Outlines of Doctrinal Theology
  • Collect for the Eighth Sunday After Trinity (False Prophet Sunday) – Ed.

 

  • Cover: “Lord have mercy!”
  • The Ascension Angels’ Prophecy of Christ’s Second Visible Advent – Acts 1:10-11. – DGR
  • “Who Can Find a Virtuous Woman?” – Proverbs 31:10-15. – EJW
  • “We Now Implore God the Holy Ghost” – DTM
  • The Sin of Idolatry against the Triune God – 1 Corinthians 8:4 – PEB
  • Update on Our Seminary Program – DTM

 

  • Cover: “I know that my Redeemer livith!” – Job 19:25
  • The Accomplishment of Our Redemption – John 19:30 – EJW
  • The Resurrection of Christ in Prophecy – Psalm 16:10 & Acts 2:31 – PEB
  • Christ’s Resurrection: The Prototype of Our Resurrection – 1 Corinthians 15:20 – RJL
  • Chronology of the Risen Savior’s Appearances – DTM
  • “I Know that My Redeemer Lives!” – DTM

 

January – February 2012
  • Cover: “The Grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men.” Titus 2:11
  • Songs of Thanksgiving and Praise – DTM
  • Our Adversary, the Devil – 1 Peter 5:8-9. – EJW
  • Looking unti Jesus in the Holy Season of Lent – Luke 18:31-34 – DTM
  • Interim Report on the Committee on Missions – Ephesians 5:8 – RJL
  • Celebrating Fifty Years in the Pastoral Office – DTM

 

2011
  • Cover: “God Sent His only-begotten Son into the World.” I John 4:9
  • Reflecting upon the World into Which Martin Luther Was Born. – DPM
  • “Now Thank we all Our God!” – DTM
  • The Exemplary Advent Preaching of Christ’s Forerunner. John 1:23 – DTM
  • Our Sinless Savior Born for Our Redemption. Luke 1:35 – EJW
  • The Assurance of Our Savior for a Happy New Year. Matthew 6:33 – PEB

 

  • Cover:”Word Alone Faith Alone Grace Alone
  • A Look Ahead on the New Seminary Year. II Timothy 2:15 -DTM
  • The Function of Faith in Justification. – JAM
  • A Mighty Fortress is Our God. – DTM
  • What is Impreccatory Prayer? – EJW

 

  • Cover:” The Authority of Scripture.” Ephesians 2:20
  • Sola Scriptura-The Foundation of faith. Ephesians 2:20 —DTM
  • The Convention Digest. —PEB
  • Sticking with the Authoritative Word of Jesus. John 8:31-32 —RJL
  • In memoriam… Pastor Onengiye C. Wariboko. Hebrews 13:7 —DTM
  • Scripture Alone The Foundation of Faith quotes. —Ed.

 

  • Cover: “We all believe in One true God.”
  • How Reformed Theology Attacks the Ascension of Christ. Ephesians 4:10 —DPM
  • Are the Old Testament Scriptures Themselves Sufficient unto Salvation? II Timothy 3:15 —DTM
  • Why Christian Symbolism Is Inadequate for Describing the Holy Trinity. Romans 11:33 —PEB
  • Update on Our Seminary Program. Revelation 1:5-6 —DTM
  • Prayer for our Seminary and our Students. —Ed.
  • Cover: “Be not faithless but believing.” John 20:27
  • Just How Free Is Free Grace? Romans 3:24 —DTM
  • “O Sorrow Dread! Our God is Dead!” Romans 5:6 —RJL
  • The Blessedness of Believing Without Seeing. John 20:29 —DGR
  • Why are Christians Sometimes “Fools and Slow of Heart to Believe”? Luke 24:25 —PEB

 

  • Cover: “O send out Thy Light and Thy Truth!” Psalm 43:3
  • An Epiphany Lesson in Mission Work. John 1:35-51 —DTM
  • Interim Report of the Committee on Missions. —RJL
  • Christian Survival: How to Live With an Unbelieving Husband. I Peter 3:1 —EJW

 

2010
November—December 2010
  • Cover: “Unto us a Child is born” Isaiah 9:6
  • Commemorating Luther’s Birth. —DTM
  • Gratitude to God — A Manifest Fruit of Saving Faith. Luke 17:17-19 —DTM
  • The Advent of Our Gracious King. Zechariah 9:9 —PEB
  • The Great Mystery of Our Savior’s Nativity. I Timothy 3:16 —JAM
  • Rightly Judging…“Living in Sin”. I Corinthians 6:18a —EJW
  • Were Mary and Joseph “living in sin,” as scoffers claim?? —Ed.
  • How the Christian Looks Past the New Year. Luke 2:29 —DPM

 

  • Cover: “A man is justified by faith without the deeds of the Law.” Romans 3:28
  • Hard Work — The Christian’s Duty Under God. Ecclesiastes 9:10 —RJL
  • Was the Reformation Just a Big “Misunderstanding”?? DJM
  • Dangers in Dating For a Consistent Christian. Colossians 3:17 —EJW
  • A Look Ahead on the New Seminary Year. II Timothy 2:2 —DTM
  • The Pillars of the Reformation. —Ed.

 

  • Cover: “Will ye also go away?” John 6:67
  • The Evil of Sinful Separatism. I John 2:19 —DTM
  • When do we use the doctrine of the Church properly? —Ed.
  • 2010 Convention Digest. —PEB
  • What Does the Bible Teach about Angels? —EJW

 

  • Cover: “There is none other God but One.” I Corinthians 8:4
  • The Truth about the Baptism of the Spirit. I Corinthians 12:29 —PEB
  • Without Apology: The Mystery of the Holy Trinity. Romans 11:33-36 —EJW
  • Just Who Was Athanasius? Hebrews 13:7 —DPM

 

  • Cover: “It behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day.” Luke 24:46
  • The Vicarious Atonement in Isaiah 53. Isaiah 53:8 —DTM
  • Why It Behooved Christ to Suffer. Luke 24:46 —EJW
  • Jesus ‘ Appearance on Easter Afternoon. —DGR
  • Consequences of Denying the Resurrection of the Body. I Corinthians 15:16 —PEB
  • Excerpt on the Second Article from Luther’s Large Catechism. —Ed.

 

  • Cover: “We have a more sure Word of prophecy”. II Peter 1:19
  • The Purpose of Christ’s Miracles In His Epiphany. John 20:31 —DTM
  • Seminary Update. —DTM
  • Chastisements Are a Privilege For Us Christians to Bear. Hebrews 12:6 —DTM
  • “We Have Also a More Sure Word of Prophecy…” II Peter 1:19 —RJL
  • Interim Report of the Committee on Missions. —RJL
2009
  • Cover: “Unto you is born a Savior, Christ the Lord!” Luke 2:11
  • Remembering to Give Thanks unto the Lord. Psalm 92:1-2 —DTM
  • The Names Of Our Newborn Savior. Isaiah 9:6 —DGR
  • The Rectilinear Prophecy of Our Savior in Micah 5:2. —PEB
  • How about a Christmas Gift for the Lord Jesus? Psalm 116:12 —JAM
  • Running Our Christian Race in the New Year. Hebrews 12:1-2 —MLN

 

  • Cover: “Hold fast the form of sound words.” II Timothy 1:13
  • Scripture Alone –The Foundation of Our Faith. Ephesians 5:1 —DTM
  • Rightly Judging the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (Part Two of Two Parts) John 7:24b —RJL
  • Godly Communication in What We Say and Write. I Peter 3:10-11 —EJW

 

  • Cover: “Redeeming the time...” Ephesians 5:16
  • Urgent! “Redeeming the time…” with respect to the training of future pastors in our Conference. —Committee on Theological Education
  • Convention Digest. Motto:“Redeeming the time…” Ephesians 5:16 —PEB
  • Homosexuality IS Sin. I Corinthians 6:9-10 —EJW
  • The Three Kinds of Temptation. —Ed.
  • Prayer for our Seminary and our Students. —Ed.

 

  • Cover: “The Spirit gave them utterance” Acts 2:4
  • Christ’s Prophetic Office in the State of Exaltation. Ephesians 4:11-12 —DTM
  • Our Confident Use of Bible Translations in the Light of the Great Commission. Mark 16:15 —DTM
  • Are You Spirit-Connected If You Do Not Feel His Presence? John 14:26 —RJL
  • The Fruits of the Spirit to be Cultivated by Every True Christian. Galatians 5:22-23 —PEB
  • The Holy Trinity Revealed in the Old Testament. Genesis 1:26 —EJW

 

  • Cover:“He is risen, as He said.”. Matthew 28:6
  • Remembering the Lord’s Death in His Holy Supper. I Corinthians 11:26 —DTM
  • Christ Suffered the Pains of HELL to Redeem Us. Matthew 27:46 —DTM
  • Did Christ REALLY Rise from the Dead on Easter Morning? Matthew 28:6 —DTM
  • Walking with the Risen Savior in His Word. Luke 24:32 —DTM
  • To Be Content, Trust God’s Will and Promise! I Timothy 6:8 —EJW
  • Let us pray on behalf of our Pastors! II Thessalonians 3:1 —Ed.

 

  • Cover: “Ye shall be witnesses unto Me.” Acts 1:8
  • New Year’s Meditation. James 4:13-15 —MLN
  • The Temptation of Christ— For Our Comfort and Salvation. Hebrews 2:18 —PEB
  • Focus on Personal Christian Mission work. Acts 1:8 —DTM
  • Why Preach Christ to Those Who Have a “Religion” of Their Own? Ephesians 2:12 and 13 —NBF
  • Interim Report of the Committee on Missions. II Timothy 3:14 —RJL
  • Pastor Robinson Dodo. Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 —NBF

 

2008
  • Cover: “The grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men.”. Titus 2:11
  • We Christians Should Be Thankful for Everything! I Thessalonians 5:18 —DTM
  • Advent as a Penitential Season. Matthew 3:2 — DGR
  • How Millennialism Draws Men Away from the True Christian Hope. Colossians 3:1–2 —PEB
  • The More Presents, the Merrier the Christmas?? Luke 12:15 —EJW
  • Objective Justification in The Angels’ Song! Luke 2:14 —RJL
  • In Heaven with Her Savior… Donna Mae Lietz —Ed.

 

  • Cover: “By grace are ye saved…not of works”. Ephesians 2:8-9
  • The Proper Relationship between Employee and Employer ––According to Scripture. I Peter 2:18 —JAM
  • Salvation by Works Is Not a “Dead Issue” in Spite of the Reformation. Ephesians 2:8-9 —DTM
  • Priorities: How They Should Determine Our Life’s Choices. Matthew 6:33 —EJW
  • Rightly Judging the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (Part One of Two Parts) John 7:24b —RJL

 

  • Cover: “Be married to whom [you] will, only in the Lord”. I Corinthians 7:39
  • The Importance of Choosing And Having a Truly Christian Spouse. I Corinthians 7:39 —MLN
  • Convention Digest. —DTM
  • A Prayer For Our Pastors Abroad. —Ed.
  • From Our Nigerian Brethren… Psalm 133:1 —Committee on Missions
  • Counsel from the Word of God for a Truly Happy Marriage… —Ed.

 

  • Cover: “These three are One.” I John 5:7
  • Our Citizenship Is in Heaven! Philippians 3:20 —MLN
  • Do We Truly LOVE the Savior? John 21:15ff. —DGR
  • Jesus’ Promise of the Comforter to His Disciples and to US. John 14:26-27 —DTM
  • The WORD of the Gospel –The Spirit’s MEANS unto Salvation. Acts 2:14 —JAM
  • “These Three are One” I John 5:7 —DTM
  • From Our Russian Brethren… Psalm 133:1 —Committee on Missions

 

  • Cover: “Now IS Christ risen from the dead!” I Corinthians 15:20
  • What had Jesus accomplished when He died? John 19:30 —DTM
  • Close Communion –Snobbery or Orthodoxy? Amos 3:3 —DTM
  • The Bodily Resurrection of Christ a Fundamental Doctrine. I Corinthians 15:17, 19‑20 —EJW
  • Chronology of the Risen Savior’s Appearances. —DTM
  • Christ’s Promised Presence with Us Still Today …also According to His Human Nature. Eph 4:10 —PEB

 

  • Cover:“The glory of the Lord is risen upon thee!” Isaiah 60:1b
  • The Manifestation of God’s Grace Is the Glory of His Church. Isaiah 60:1 —DTM
  • The Fruit of Christ’s Epiphany in Our Lives. Titus 2:11–14 —PEB
  • Parental Oversight and Internet Safety in the Age of Instant Messaging and MySpace. Ephesians 4:29 —EJW
  • Seminary Update. —DTM
  • Statement of Purpose of Our Seminary. —Ed.
  • “The Lamb of God” Willingly Bore Our Guilt. Luke 22:42 —DTM

 

2007
  • Cover: “Even so, come, Lord Jesus!” Revelation 22:20
  • Martin Luther; The Gratitude We Owe God for the Work of the Reformation through His Instrument. —MLN
  • Let Us Give Thanks unto the Lord! Ephesians 5:20 —DTM
  • Rejoice Greatly in This Advent Season? Yes, Most Certainly! Zechariah 9:9 —RJL
  • The Assumption of the Human Nature into the Son of God. —PEB
  • The Significance of Christmas Giving. II Corinthians 9:15 —EJW
  • “My Times Are in Thy Hand.” Psalm 31:15a —DGR
  • Advent Comfort. —Ed.
  • Peace with God, His Good Will toward Men! —DTM

 

  • Cover: “God is our Refuge and Strength.” Psalm 46:1
  • Why Did Luther Write His Small Catechism? —MLN
  • Drinking and Drunkenness. Ephesians 5:18 —EJW
  • Putting the Best Construction on Everything. I Corinthians 13:4a, 5d‑7 —RJL
  • St. Mark’s Celebrates Fifty Years, by God’s Grace! Psalm 126:3 —RJL & PEB
  • Seminary Update. —DTM

 

  • Cover: “The Lord, our Righteousness” Jeremiah 23:6
  • The Active Obedience of Christ, His Righteousness for Our Justification. Romans 5:18b —PEB
  • The Vital Relationship of Orthodox Practice to Orthodoxy in Doctrine. Luke 6:46 —DTM
  • Convention Digest, Motto: “The Lord, our Righteousness” Jeremiah 23:6 —DTM
  • Official Announcement: Faith Ev. Luth. Church, Rev. R. A. Mahan, sinful separation from fellowship. —EJW
  • Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy, Orthodox Doctrine and Practice quotes —Ed.

 

  • Cover: “There is none other God but one.” I Corinthians 8:4
  • Our Ascension Comfort in the Savior’s Threefold Office at the Right Hand of God. Mark 16:19 —DTM
  • God the Holy Ghost: His Work through the Scriptures Alone! I Corinthians 2:13 —RJL
  • “In God We Trust”?? Psalm 33:12 —DTM
  • The Osiandrian Controversy. Jeremiah 23:6 —DTM

 

  • Cover: “He is risen!” Mark 16:6
  • “A Bone of Him Shall Not Be Broken” John 19:33 and 36 —DTM
  • The Fourfold Comfort and Assurance We Have in the Message of the Easter Angel. Mark 16:6-7 —DTM
  • Jesus’ Visible Appearance to Doubting Thomas. John 20:27c —RJL
  • The Pernicious Inroads of False Doctrine and Practice. Acts 20:30 —MLN
  • On False Prophets. —Ed.
  • On False Interpretation of Holy Scripture. —Ed.
  • Concern for our Nigerian Brethren. Galatians 6:10 —RJL
  • One Hundred Years, by God’s Grace! I Samuel 7:12 —RJL

 

  • Cover: “Behold, we go up to Jerusalem…” Luke 18:31
  • Our Savior’s Epiphany in His Miracles. John 5:36 —PEB
  • What is LEGALISM, and what DANGERS does it pose? II Corinthians 3:6 —RJL
  • How Antinomianism Militates against the Gospel. Romans 3:19 —DTM
  • Let Us SEE Our Blessed Redeemer in His Holy Passion! Luke 18:34 — DTM
  • Remembering Luther’s Death. Hebrews 13:7 —MLN
  • Official Announcement: St. Stephen’s severs fellowship with Concordia Lutheran Conference. —EJW
  • Blasphemy! Ed.
2006
  • Cover: “Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable Gift!” II Corinthians 9:15
  • Remembering Luther’s Birth. Hebrews 13:7 —MLN
  • O Give Thanks unto the Lord! Psalm 118:1 —DTM
  • Anticipating with Joy Our Savior’s Advent. I Thessalonians 2:19 —PEB
  • God’s Gift of Love – Our Christmas Treasure. I John 4:9 —RJL
  • Our Hopes for the New Year. Romans 8:28-30 —DTM
  • The Christian and the Party Scene: “What Saith the Scriptures?” Luke 21:34 —EJW
  • Official Announcement: Rev. Mark W. Dierking resignation. —EJW
  • “So help us God!” Pastoral conference resolution and oath. —Ed.
  • Proverbs 5:20 is a sedes doctrinae. —DTM
  • Our Scriptural Position on the Modern Social Dance. I Peter 4:4Ed.

 

  • Cover: “Earnestly contend for the Faith.” Jude 3
  • The Authority of Holy Scripture—Sola Scriptura.. Ephesians 2:20 —PEB
  • Straddling the Fence, The Admission of Defeat. Matthew 12:30 —DTM
  • Continuing in the Word of God. John 8:31-32 —RAM
  • What is it about faith that justifies? Romans 5:1 —DTM
  • Rightly Judging the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Romans 16:17 —RJL
  • Battling the Temptation to Yield to Peer Pressure. Proverbs 1:10 —EJW
  • Would these men be in the heterodox Missouri Synod today? —Ed.

 

  • Cover: “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together”. Hebrews 10:25
  • The God-Ordained Participation of Christians in the Local Congregation. Acts 2:42 —DTM, Edited by RJL.
  • Convention Digest MOTTO: Hebrews 10:25 —DTM
  • The Scriptural Principles of Christian Giving. DTM

 

  • Cover: “In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost..” Matthew 28:19
  • “Why Did Jesus Just Up and Leave Us?” John 16:7 —DTM
  • The Gift of the Holy Ghost: Saving Faith in Christ. I Corinthians 12:3b —RJL
  • “He therefore, that will be saved must thus think of the Trinity.” Matthew 28:19 —MLN
  • The Athanasian Creed —Ed.
  • The One Thing Needful for a Happy Christian Home. Joshua 24:15—PEB
  • We Should Consider the Augsburg Confession a Great Treasure. Psalm 119:46—MWD

 

  • Cover: “It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again.”. Romans 8:34
  • Jesus, I Will Ponder Now! Matthew 26:40 —RJL
  • What Christ Suffered in Our Place. I Peter 3:18 —PEB
  • The Active Obedience of Christ in His Passion. Hebrews 5:8 —EJW
  • Christ’s Triumphant Resurrection. Psalm 118:24 —DTM
  • Rightly Judging the L.C.R. John 7:24b. —RJL
  • Evidences and Proofs of Jesus’ Resurrection.—DTM

 

  • Cover: “We have also a more sure Word of prophecy.” II Peter 1:19
  • The Testimony of Peter, a Witness of Jesus’ Transfiguration. II Peter 1:16 —RJL
  • What Is a Truly God pleasing Engagement? —DTM
  • Regarding the ecclesiastical names for the Sundays in Lent … —Ed.
  • Why Jesus Anticipated His Suffering with Great Joy. Hebrews 12:2 —DGR
  • Looking Forward to Our Nigerian Visit. Acts 16:9 —RJL
  • Looking Back on our Effort in Midland, Michigan. —DTM
  • A Prayer for the coming Lenten season … —Ed.

 

2005

 

November—December 2005
  • Cover: “The Lord hath made known His Salvation!” Psalm 98:2a
  • True Gratitude is a Fruit of Saving Faith. Colossians 3:17 —RAM
  • The Coming Savior in Old Testament Prophecy. Malachi 3:1 —DTM
  • What was Blessed about the Virgin Mary? Luke 1:48 —PEB
  • An Advent Prayer—Ed.
  • The Childlike Faith of Mary and Joseph in Their Savior. Luke 1:38, Matthew 1:24—EJW
  • Why Only a Christian Can Have a Truly Happy New Year! Lamentations 3:22-23 —RJL
  • A New Year’s Prayer—Ed.
  • Official Notice: Constitutional change to the Committee on Theological Education. —RJL

 

September—October 2005
  • Cover: “Ye are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets.”. Ephesians 2:20
  • Is there a Difference between the LAW of God and the ORDINANCE of God? Exodus 34:11.—RJL
  • Does God’s Law Apply Also to Christians? Romans 3:20 — PEB
  • Are Christian Fathers in Duty Bound to Provide for Their Families? I Timothy 5:8 —MWD
  • Do the Confessions Norm the Scriptures?? Ephesians 2:19-20 —DTM
  • The Russian Trip by Mission Committee Representatives. —R.A.M. and E. J. W
  • Self‑Pity. —MLN

 

July—August 2005
  • Cover: “That there be no divisions among you”. I Corinthians 1:10
  • The Lord Commands Separation!- —II Corinthians 6:14ff.—EJW
  • Convention Digest.—DTM
  • Introducing . . . ST. MARK’S Sauk Village, Illinois.—RJL
  • OFFICIAL NOTICE:Declaration of fellowship from the Fellowship of Lutheran Cong. in Nigeria.—RJL

 

May—June 2005
  • Cover: “He ascended up on high… and gave gifts unto men.” Ephesians 4:8
  • Some Mother’s Day Thoughts to Consider—MLN
  • Passages for the Children to Review for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. —Ed.
  • The Ascended Christ’s Gifts to His Church. —Ephesians 4:8; 11-12—DTM
  • The Suffering of Christians in Job’s Footsteps.—Hebrews 12:6—MWD
  • Pentecost: Power to be Witnesses unto Christ.– Acts 1:8—PEB
  • The Duties of Christian Fathers. Ephesians 6:4—RJL

 

March—April 2005
  • Cover: “Christ was delivered for our offenses and was raised again for our justification.” Romans 4:25
  • The Lamb of God in the Types of the Old Testament. John 1:29 —PEB
  • Christ’s Vicarious Atonement. John 4:25a —DTM
  • The Ressurection of Christ “…for our justification.”. Romans 4:25b —RJL
  • Christ lag in Todesbanden—(TLH 195, v. 1 –3)
  • Christ’s Redemptive Work…Luther’s Church Postil, (St. L. Ed. XII, 1586) —Ed.
  • The Signs of the Times—German Protestant Churches. —MLN

 

January—February 2005
  • Cover: “Jesus manifested forth His glory.” John 2:11
  • The Glorious Light of the Savior’s Epiphany. II Corinthians4:6 —RJL
  • The Meaning of the Season of Lent —PEB
  • The Savior Looks Forward to His Impending Suffering and Death. Matthew 16:1 —DTM
  • Internal Repentance versus External Ashes. —RAM
  • The Signs of the Times—Mega Churches. —MLN

 

2004
November—December 2004
  • Cover: “The glory as of the only begotten of the Father” John 1:14
  • Giving Thanks to the God of Our Salvation. Psalm 116:12-14 —RJL
  • Christ, The Messenger of the Covenant. Malachi 3:1 —DTM
  • The Joyous Message of the Christmas Angels. Luke 2:10-14. —DTM
  • Using Our Time Wisely in These Last Evil Days. Ephesians 5:15–16 —PEB
  • The Need for Faithful Christian Pastors. Matthew 9:37 —DTM
  • Official Announcement and Report Pastor Roman G. Schurganoff, colloquy Oct. 25-26, 2004—RJL
  • The Telltale Signs of the Sad Deterioration of Lutheranism in this Latter Day! —MLN

 

September—October 2004
  • Cover: “My soul, wait thou only upon God.” Psalm 62:5
  • The Joys of Being a Faithful Christian Pastor I Timothy 1:12 —RJL
  • How Does the Principle of Sola Scriptura Determine What Is Proper Bible Interpretation? II Peter 1:20 —DTM
  • A Reformation Prayer. Psalm 46:1 —DGR
  • For the information of our readers…Faith Ev. Lutheran Church of Stover, Missouri Dissolved —RJL
  • OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Holy Scripture Evangelical Lutheran Church severs fellowship —RJL
  • Obedience to the Pastor as Commanded by Scripture……contrasted with the Obedience Required by the Pope. Hebrews 13:17 —PEB
  • The Proper Biblical Relationship between Employers and Employees. Ephesians 6:5, 7, 9 —RAM

 

July—August 2004
  • Cover: “Endeavor to keep the unity of the Spirit.” Eph 4:3
  • The President’s Column: What the President of a Church Body Is NOT to Be and IS to Be! Romans 12:9 —RJL
  • OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Articles of Merger with the Fellowship of Lutheran Congregations —DTM
  • OFFICIAL NOTICE OF SINFUL SEPARATION AND DEFECTION: E. R. Stallings —RJL
  • Reaffirmation of our Scriptural Position on the Modern Social Dance. —Ed.
  • The Marks of True Christian Unity. I Corinthians 1:10 —DTM
  • Convention Digest MOTTO: “By the grace of God I am what I am.” —DTM
  • Introducing…Trinity Oak Park, Illinois —RJL

 

May—June 2004
  • Cover: Judge Righteous judgment. John 7:24
  • The President’s Column: Matthew 7:1 —ERS
  • The Christian’s Obligation to Reprove Sin. Ephesians 5:11 —PEB
  • The Duty of Every Christian: To Try the Spirits!. I John 4:1 —EJW
  • The Judgment of Civil Governments. Romans 13:3-4 —DTM
  • Prayer for Civil Authorities—TLH page 104
  • The Exercise of Parental Judgment in Bringing Up Children as God Enjoins. Eph. 6:4 —MLN
  • The Day of Judgment I John 2:28 —RAM

 

March—April 2004
  • Cover: “Now is Christ risen from the dead!” I Corinthians 15:20
  • Objective Justification in Jesus’ Prayer from the Cross Luke 23:34 —RJL
  • The Savior’s Assurance of Salvation to a Dying Believer Luke 23:43 —DTM
  • Important Doctrinal and Practical Lessons Manifest in Jesus’ Last Word on the Cross Luke 23:4 —MWD
  • The Significance of the Events in Luke 23:44-45 —PEB
  • The Forty Days between Christ’s Resurrection and Ascension. —RAM
  • The Sign of the Times: Contemporary “Christian” Music?, “Unity” at any cost?, “Ubuntu”? – MLN

 

January—February 2004
  • Cover: “I am the Light of the World” John 8:12
  • The President’s Column: Psalm 42:11 —ERS
  • An Exhortation to Our Catechumens Luke 2:47 and 52 —DTM
  • Christ’s First Miracle John 2:11—DGR
  • How Jesus Christ is the Light of the World John 8:12 — PEB
  • Are We to Expect New Revelations Beyond Holy Scripture? Hebrews 1:1-2 —RJL
  • The Signs of the Times: Contra Islam. John 17:3, God’s Promise. Genesis 9:16 —MLN

 

2003

November—December 2003

  • Cover: “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men.” Titus 2:11
  • The President’s Column: “Oh, Come, Oh, Come, Emmanuel” (TLH 62) —ERS
  • Isaiah‘s Christmas Prophecy Fulfilled. Isaiah 7:14 —RJL
  • A Christmas Meditation. Galatians 4:4-5 —MLN
  • The Angels’ Christmas Song of Praise. Luke 2:14 —PEB
  • Forget Not All His Benefits” Psalm 103:1-5 —DGR
  • False Teachers Endeavor to STEAL from Us the Blessings of Christmas! Isaiah 9:6 —DTM
  • Announcement: Colloquy of Pastor Nimi Fyneface. —ERS

 

September—October 2003
  • Cover:Earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” Jude 3
  • The President’s Column. Re. What the reformation delivered us from. John 8:31-32 —ERS
  • A Reformation Prayer of Thanksgiving. Psalm 55:22 —RJL
  • Sola Scriptura in 2003? II Timothy 1:13 —DTM
  • Installation at St. Mark’s. Philippians 4:4 —RJL
  • A Bible Study Outline: The Active and Passive Obedience of Christ. —PEB
  • Our Scriptural Right and Duty Restored by the Reformation: To Examine Doctrine. I John 4:1 —EJW
  • A Brief Biography of Martin Chemnitz: “The Second Martin” Jude 3 —RSK
  • A Reformation Prayer for Missionary Zeal Among Us. —RAM
  • A Prayer of Intercession for Students to Study to Become Orthodox Lutheran Pastors. —DGR
  • The Sign of the Times: Re. Marriage and homosexual marriage. —MLN

 

July—August 2003
  • Cover: “Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind .” Romans 12:2
  • The President’s Column: I Timothy 3:1 —ERS
  • The Great Danger Worldliness Presents in our Congregations and in the Lives of Individual Christians.—EJW
  • Convention Digest. —DTM
  • The Sign of the Times. Abuse of things allowed:alcohol —MLN

 

May—June 2003
  • Cover: “…in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” Mathew 28:19
  • The President’s Column: “Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” Eph. 4:3 —ERS
  • Why the Doctrine of the Trinity Is Fundamental to Salvation. Athanasian Creed. —EJW
  • “Draw Us to Thee!” John 14:2b —DGR
  • Christ’s Session at the Right Hand of the Father. Ephesians 1:20 —RAM
  • Joint Fellowship Service: Peace, St. Mark’s and Trinity congregations. —DTM
  • The Spiritual Harvest of Pentecost— Evi­dence of the Power of God’s Word. Acts 2:11 —MWD
  • Report on our Seminary.—RJL
  • Around the World: Re. Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod prayer fellowship controversy. —MLN
  • Synodolatry ” —PEK

 

March—April 2003
  • Cover: “The Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” Isaiah 53:6
  • The President’s Column: “Jesus, I will ponder now, on Thy holy Passion.” —TLH 140, 1 —ERS
  • Messianic Prophecies Fulfilled in Our Savior’s Passion. Matthew 26:56 —DGR
  • The God-Man Jesus Christ in His Gethsemane Prayer. Mathew 26:39 —DTM
  • The Comfort of Christ’s Vicarious Satisfaction Is Intended for All Sinners. Isaiah 53:5 —EJW
  • Why Not ONE CUP In Holy Communion? Mark 14:23 —DTM
  • Christ’s Descent into Hell. I Peter 3:18-19 —RAM
  • Christ’s Resurrection: Its Importance and Comfort. I Corinthians 15:17-18 —RJL
  • Around the World: Re. Netherlands Lutherans ordain woman. —MLN

 

January—February 2003
  • Cover: “Arise, shine, for thy Light is come!” Isaiah 60:1
  • The President’s Column. “Here am I; send me.” Isaiah 6:8 —ERS
  • The Newborn Savior’s Appearance to the Wise Men. Isaiah 60: 3-6 —DGR
  • Christ Manifested as our DIVINE PROPHET in His Epiphany. John 1:18 —DTM
  • The Significance of Christ’s Transfiguration. II Peter 1:16-18 —EJW
  • Report on our Seminary. —RJL
  • The Savior’s Epiphany in our Mission Work. Acts 1:8 —RAM
  • News from Our Russian Brethren. —Ed.
  • Around the World: “Prayer Is No Longer An Act of Worship In The LCMS” —MLN

 

2002

November—December 2002

  • Cover: “And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.” John 1:14
  • The President’s Column: “And on earth peace, good will toward men.” Luke 2:14 —ERS
  • Dedication at Good Shepherd, Tucson. —Ed.
  • Remembering Luther’s Birth. Psalm 103:2 —DGR
  • A Truly Christian Thanksgiving. I Thessalonians 5:18 —MWD
  • The Threefold Significance of Advent. Psalm 24:7 —EJW
  • Christmas: The Feast of God the Father. II Corinthians 9:15 —RJL
  • “Grant Us Now a Glad New Year” Ephesians 5:16 —RAM
  • Savoring by Faith the PEACE and JOY of Christmas. —DTM

 

September—October 2002
  • Cover:“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1
  • The President’s Column. Jude 3 —ERS
  • The Source and Norm of Lutheran Theology. II Timothy 1:13 —DTM
  • Important Dates in Luther’s Life. —DTM
  • Justification by Grace through Faith. Ephesians 2:8 —RJL
  • Installation at St. Luke’s, Seattle. —EJW
  • A Fellowship Celebration: Peace, St. Mark’s and Trinity Congregations. Psalm 133:1 —DTM
  • Would Luther Recognize the “Lutheran” Church Today? —RAM
  • Now that the kids are back in school… Ephesians 6:4 —DTM
  • Around the World: Re. ELS Convention. —MLN

 

July—August 2002
  • Cover:“In Thy presence is fulness of joy; at Thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” Psalm 16:11
  • The President’s Column: Re. New elected Conference officers. —ERS
  • In Memoriam… Pastor Paul R. Bloedel. DTM
  • Official Announcement: Announce the interim appointment of Pastors Robert J. Lietz and David T. Mensing to fill the fifth year chair as co-instructors in our Concordia Theological Seminary. —MWD
  • Convention Digest. —DTM
  • From Our Brethren in Russia. —DTM
  • A Fifty Year Milestone at Lebanon, Oregon —Ed.
  • Around the World: Re. False evangelist. —MLN
  • A Brief Note about Our Cover Text… —RJL

 

May—June 2002
  • Cover: “Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof.” I Peter 5:2a
  • The President’s Column. Re. The Pastoral office. —MLN
  • Official Notice: Fellowship declaration of Mighty Fortress Orthodox Evangelical Lutheran Church. —MLN
  • The Qualifications of the Ministry. I Timothy 3:1-7 —RJL
  • The God-Required Obedience to the Pastor. —EJW
  • The Pastor as Shepherd and Example. I Peter 5:1-4 —DGR
  • Marriage and the Ministry. —RAM
  • The Myth of the Papacy. Matthew 16:18-19 —DTM
  • Around the World: Re. Muslim growth in America. —MLN

 

March—April 2002
  • Cover: “Surely he hath borne our griefs. And carried our sorrows.” Isaiah 53:4
  • The President’s Column: False claim on the resurrection. —MLN
  • Judas Iscariot-The Betrayer.—PRB
  • Simon Peter-The Denier Turned Penitent. —DTM
  • Caiaphas-The Haughty High Priest. —RAM
  • Joseph of Arimathea-The Rich but Faithful One. DGR

 

January—February 2002
  • Cover: “If any man be in Christ, he is a new Creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are be come new.” II Corinthians 5:17
  • The President’s Column: re. Mark 8. —MLN
  • Luther’s Funeral Service. —MLN?
  • Doctrinal Essay: The Work of the Holy Ghost in View of the 50th Anniversary of our Conference. (Part 2 of 2) —PRB
  • Around the World: Re. Current trends in network TV; Re. Spoiled kids. —MLN

 

2001

 

November—December 2001
  • Cover: “For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son.” John 3:16
  • The President’s Column: Re. The attributes of God. —MLN
  • Historical Essay: “The formation of the Orthodox Lutheran Conference, 1951” Part III —DTM
  • Thanksgiving. Luke 17:11-19 —RAM
  • The Unwitting Role of Civil Government in the Fulfillment of Divine Prophecy. Luke 2:1-5 —DTM
  • Around the World: Re. Heavy Metal rock groups; Re. ELCA church ordains homosexual female pastor; Re. Global warming. —MLN

 

September—October 2001
  • Cover: “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.” Romans 8:16
  • The President’s Column: Re. Luther and Zwingli. —MLN
  • Historical Essay: “The formation of the Orthodox Lutheran Conference, 1951” Part II —DTM
  • Doctrinal Essay: The Work of the Holy Ghost in View of the 50th Anniversary of Our Conference. (Part 1 of 2) —PRB

 

July—August 2001
  • Cover: “And take… the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.” Ephesians 6:17
  • The President’s Column: Re. St Michaels’s and All Angels’ Day. —MLN
  • Convention Digest. —DTM
  • Historical Essay: “The Formation of the Orthodox Lutheran Conference, 1951” Part I—DTM
  • Around the World: Re. Divorce; Re. Abuses by yoga instructor. —MLN

 

May—June 2001
  • Cover: “Hold fast the form of sound words” II Timothy 1:13
  • The President’s Column: Re. Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. —MLN
  • The Fuzzy Thinking of the Consecrationists. —PRB
  • Ordination is not a Sacrament or a Divine Institution. —RAM
  • Our Quia Subscription to the Lutheran Confessions. —DTM
  • The Pastor’s Work is Full Time for Your Sakes, Not Part Time. —MWD
  • Around the World: Re. The Baptist compromise doctrine for unity. —MLN

 

March—April 2001
  • Cover: “For these things were done, that the Scriptures should be fulfilled.” John 19:36
  • The President’s Column: Re. Various types of sins against the sixth commandment. —MLN
  • God Smites the Shepherd and the Flock is Scattered. Zechariah 13:7 and Matthew 26:31 —PRB
  • “He was numbered with the transgressors.” Isaiah 53:12 —DTM
  • “They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.” Psalm 22:18 —DGR
  • “They shall look on Him whom they pierced.” —RAM
  • “Thou Wilt Not Leave My Soul in Hell.” Psalm 16:10, Acts 2:27:31. —ERS

 

January—February 2001
  • Cover: “By the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.” Romans 5:18b
  • The President’s Column: Re. Another year of grace. —MLN
  • What is Objective Justification? —PRB
  • What is Subjective Justification? Romans 5:1 —DTM
  • What is Justification by Works? —RAM
  • Pessimism. —MLN
  • Around the World: Vatican Official Explains Consecration to Mary. —MLN

 

2000

November—December 2000

  • Cover: “ They shall call His name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” Matthew 1:23
  • The President’s Column. Re. Giving thanks. —MLN
  • Eschatology By August Graebner, Theological Quarterly article, April 1902. Part 2 of 2
  • Isaiah 7:14 — A “Rectilinear” Prophecy of Christ’s Virgin Birth —DTM
  • The Grace of God has Appeared in the Babe of Bethlehem. Titus 2:11 —PRB
  • Around the World: Re. Anarchist; Celebration?? Re. Woman Ordination; Re. Archeological evidence of the Flood —MLN

 

September—October 2000
  • Cover: “For if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.” Galatians 1:10
  • The President’s Column: Our Conference Pastors speak the same thing. —MLN
  • The Reformation Also Exposed the Errors of the Reformed. —RAM
  • Historical Essay: “The Official Establishment of Heterodoxy in the Missouri Synod, 1950” —DTM
  • Eschatology. By August Graebner, Theological Quarterly article, April 1902. Part 1 of 2
  • Around the World: Re. The Devil’s work in organized religion; Re. Credit cards and debt. —MLN

 

July—August 2000
  • Cover: “Except a man be born of water and the Spirit, he cannot entire into the kingdom of God”. John 3:5
  • The President’s Column. Re. Church attendance. —ERS
  • Convention Digest. —DTM
  • Historical Essay: “The Official Establishment of Heterodoxy in the Missouri Synod, 1950” —DTM
  • Around the World: Re. The Ice Age and false science. —MLN

 

May—June 2000
  • Cover: “Baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” Matthew 28:19
  • The President’s Column: Re. The Psalms, the prayer book of Christians. —MLN
  • The Anti-Trinitarian Mormonism. —MLN
  • The Jewish Re<

 

March—April 2000
  • Cover:”He is despised an rejected of men; a man of sorrow, and acquainted with grief”. Isaiah 53:3a
  • The President’s Column. Lenten theme. —MLN
  • Christ Enters Jerusalem as a Lowly King. —RAM
  • Christ Cleanses The Temple. Matt. 21:12-13 —DGR
  • The Last Passover and the First Lord’s Supper. I Corinthians 5:7b —DTM
  • The Blessed Easter Tidings: Christ is Risen! —MLN
  • Around the World. Re. Marriage & Family —MLN
January—February 2000
  • Cover: “and we beheld his glory; the glory as of the only begotten of the father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14b
  • The President’s Column: Re. Temptations to good and temptations to evil. —MLN
  • Being About the Father’s Business. —RAM
  • “We have a More Sure Word of Prophecy” II Peter 1:16-21 —DTM
  • Has the Reading of Scripture Become “A Lost Art”? I Timothy 4:13 —ERS
  • Around the World: Re. ELCA approves unity with Episcopal church; Re. Assisted suicide. —MLN