Author: Rev. Edward J. Worley

“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 “I suppose certainty [of salvation] is important to some people,” a lifelong E.L.C.A. Lutheran recently said …

The Accomplishment of Our Redemption Read More »

“Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary, the devil, as a roaring lion walketh about, seeking whom he may devour, whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the …

Our Adversary, the Devil Read More »

“And the angel answered and said unto her, ‘The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee; therefore also that Holy Thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son …

Our Sinless Savior Born for Our Redemption Read More »

“Do not I hate them, O Lord, that hate Thee? And am not I grieved with those that rise up against Thee? I hate them with perfect hatred; I count them mine enemies.” — Psalm 139:21-22 In the Reformation section …

What is Impreccatory Prayer? Read More »

“Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the Word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives” — I Peter 3:1 In the early church, many …

Christian Survival: How to Live With an Unbelieving Husband Read More »

“Flee fornication” — I Corinthians 6:18a Our Lord Jesus Christ commands: “Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment” (John 7:24).  Jesus expects us to judge righteously according to facts (Proverbs 18:13), according to that which can be …

Rightly Judging…“Living in Sin” Read More »

“And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him” (Colossians 3:17). Dating: A Modern Practice Although opinions vary greatly among social historians, most …

Dangers in Dating For a Consistent Christian Read More »

A 1992 Gallup youth poll reported that belief in angels among American teenagers had risen from 64% in 1978 to 76%.  Popular culture seems fascinated by the topic.  New Age religion followers show interest in the subject.  Angels are being …

What Does the Bible Teach about Angels? Read More »

“O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!  How unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out!  For who hath known the mind of the Lord?  Or who hath been His counsellor?  …

Without Apology: The Mystery of the Holy Trinity Read More »

“Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day.”  — Luke 24:46 Shortly after Peter’s clear confession, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:16), …

Why It Behooved Christ to Suffer Read More »