Author: Rev. Robert J. Lietz

“And ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath, but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”  –Ephesians 6:4 The closing two chapters of Ephesians give divine counsel to wives and husbands (5:22-33), to children (6:1-3), …

The Duties of Christian Fathers Read More »

“For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” —II Corinthians 4:6 A good teaching …

The Glorious Light of the Savior’s Epiphany Read More »

AUGUST 17, 2003 – HALLELUJAH!!! “Rejoice in the Lord alway, and again I say, Rejoice.”  —Philippians 4:4 It was a time of much joy for the members of St. Mark’s Ev. Lutheran Church (F.L.C.), Sauk Village, Illinois, when, on Sunday, …

Installation at St. Mark’s Read More »

“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth.” —II Timothy 2:15 Many thanks are due to the Triune God for providing, in His grace and mercy, for …

Report on our Seminary Read More »

“Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift!” – II Corinthians 9:15 “Feast,” as it is used in our title, refers to a joyful festival or celebration which honors God. For example, in The Lutheran Hymnal (TLH), we have, on …

Christmas — The Feast of God the Father Read More »

“For by grace are ye saved through faith.” —Ephesians 2:8 The psalmist exhorts us: “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits, who forgiveth all thine iniquities.” (103:2). We are to bless, praise, honor, and thank …

Justification by Grace through Faith Read More »

“Praise ye the Lord” (Psalm 106:1)!  “O give thanks unto the Lord” (Psalm 107:1)!  “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits” (Psalm 103:2)!  How we need to be reminded (II Peter 1:12-13) of  the on-going …

The sure hope of the believer in Jesus at death as expressed so clearly in Psalm 16:11 Read More »