Author: Rev. Edward J. Worley

“Be not drunk … but be filled with the Spirit”  — Ephesians 5:18 As we approach the holiday season (Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve) every year, we are reminded of a particular temptation: Drunkenness!  The civil authorities ramp up …

Drunkenness: A Particular Temptation during the Holidays Read More »

“Walk circumspectly…redeeming the time” (Ephesians 5:15a, 16a) A Christian is informed by God’s Word regarding his status before God in reference to all he is and all he has.  All he is as a Christian he owes to God, so …

Stewardship of Time and Energy on the Part of Christian Catechumens Read More »

“The Gospel of Christ … is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth” —Romans 1:16 Have you ever watched any of the so-called “reality shows” which feature someone trying to survive in a hostile environment?  Often the …

The Indispensable function of the Gospel in the Work of the Spirit Read More »

Sermon by Pastor Edward J. Worley on II Timothy 2:2 preached at the Seminary Graduation Service, June 1, 2014 My dearly belovéd hearers of God’s clear and sure Word, especially our two graduates Daniel and David: Orthodoxy, correct preaching and …

The Importance of Sound Theological Training for Continued Orthodoxy in Our Midst Read More »

“When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, He said: ‘It is finished!’ And He bowed His head and gave up the ghost.” John 19:30 Work-righteousness — the most popular false doctrine! Millions of souls practice a false religion of human …

τετέλεσται! “It is finished!” Read More »

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 …

Announcement [Colloquy of seminary students] Read More »

Keynote Sermon for the 62nd Annual Convention Preached by President Edward J. Worley Friday, June 28, 2013 at Peace Ev. Lutheran Church, Oak Forest, Illinois Text: Psalm 119:105, 130 Grace, mercy and peace from God our Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ …

God’s Word, Holy Scripture, Is Clear. Are You? Read More »

“Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples and said unto Him, ‘Art Thou He that should come, or do we look for another?’ Jesus answered and said unto them, …

Anticipating the Advent of Christ Read More »

On October 24th and 25th, 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 on the material covered in their third …

Official Announcement – Annual colloquy of seminary students for the third year classes Read More »

“Who can find a virtuous woman?  For her price is far above rubies.  The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.  She will do him good and not evil …

“Who Can Find a Virtuous Woman?” Read More »