Author: Rev. David T. Mensing

“And they said one to another, ‘Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us by the way and while He opened to us the Scriptures?’” –Luke 24:32 Many of us have hanging in our homes the …

Walking with the Risen Savior in His Word Read More »

“[Christ] was raised again for our justification.” Romans 4:25 Concerning the festive day of Christ’s mighty resurrection from the dead, it is truly our great privilege to declare with the Psalmist: “This is the day which the Lord hath made!  …

The Resurrection of Christ: Evidence of our Justification Read More »

We Lutherans are often accused of being “obsessed with terminology” when we teach and discuss the doctrines of Holy Scripture, terminology that is nowhere found in the Bible and terminology that hopelessly confuses all but professional theologians with its complexity. …

The All-Sufficiency of Christ’s Passive Obedience for Our Redemption Read More »

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” — John 1:14 During the holy Advent season, as well as in our celebration of the Nativity of our Lord at Christmas time, we recognize and profess the sacred truth that, …

Why Was it Necessary for Our Savior to Become True Man? Read More »

“Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.” —Exodus 20:7 This Second of the Ten Commandments (as we traditionally number them — since the numbers were not assigned to them by God Himself), belongs to …

The Second Commandment Read More »

As we hear during the holy Christmas season of the chaste relationship of Mary and Joseph of Nazareth “before they came together” (Matthew 1:18), namely, that they were “espoused” or solemnly committed to one another in Holy Marriage but had …

What is a Truly Godpleasing Engagement Read More »

“He that is not with Me is against Me; and he that gathereth not with Me scattereth abroad.” —Matthew 12:30 On October 31st we celebrate the four-hundred ninety-ninth anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation; and we offer praise and thanks to …

Straddling the Fence: The Admission of Defeat Read More »

So that our readers are kept up to date on our mission endeavors, the Committee on Missions of the Conference is providing the following information from its annual report presented to the convention in Seattle (June 24-26, 2016). One of …

Update on Our Conference Mission Work Read More »

Keynote Sermon for the 65th Annual Convention of the Concordia Lutheran Conference Delivered at the Service of Convocation Friday, June 24, 2016, by President David T. Mensing Text: II Timothy 3:16-17 In the Name of Jesus Christ, the Chief Cornerstone …

Keynote Sermon for the 65th Annual Convention Read More »

“And it came to pass, while He blessed them, He was parted from them and carried up into heaven.” Luke 24:51 Parting from dear friends, beloved relatives, and especially from cherished brethren in the faith is never easy —even if …

The Physical Ascension of the Lord Jesus is Proof Positive of His Omnipotence Read More »