Author: Rev. Robert J. Lietz

“Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” —Romans 3:24 There were many vital issues leading up to the 16th Century Reformation, issues which received much-needed attention during the period of the Reformation. One …

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“But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first-fruits of them that slept.” — I Corinthians 15:20 The Holy Scriptures are an inexhaustible “gold mine” of truth.  This statement is clearly supported by our Savior’s words to …

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“Ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord; walk as children of light.”  —Ephesians 5:8 Before their conversion, all Christians were in spiritual darkness (I Peter 2:9b), spiritual blindness (I Corinthians 2:9a), and spiritual death (Ephesians …

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Sermon Delivered at the Sunday Convention Service by the Rev. Robert J. Lietz, Pastor Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, Oak Park, Illinois Text: John 8:31-32 My dear friends, let us not forget the words of our Savior: “Blessed are they that …

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“For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.” — Romans 5:6 What do the Holy Scriptures teach us about this “Christ,” this Christ, who “died for the ungodly”?  He was from all eternity …

“O Sorrow Dread! Our God is Dead!” Read More »

Our one and only Savior gives us, His dear followers, this ever-timely instruction: “Love one another as I have loved you” (John 13:34b).  We need this verse’s reminder from God’s Law, but we especially need this verse’s never-changing motivation from …

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“Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might, for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom in the grave, whither thou goest.” — Ecclesiastes 9:10 Since Labor Day shows up on the calendar during …

Hard Work — The Christian’s Duty Under God Read More »

The ever-timely and always-pertinent message of Galatians 5 is for each of us: “Brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another” (v. 13).  In our …

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We should never be upset, offended, or “turned off” when we are reminded of truths from God’s Word which we have repeatedly heard in our lifetime and which we need to hear again, nor should we ever be reluctant, hesitant, …

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“Continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them.”  —II Timothy 3:14 The Committee on Missions’ primary concern for our dear brethren in Nigeria and Russia is that …

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