Category: The Concordia Lutheran Issues 2000-2009

“At that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world.  But now in Christ Jesus, ye who sometimes were far …

Why Preach Christ to Those Who Have a “Religion” of Their Own? Read More »

“Ye shall be witnesses unto Me.” —Acts 1:8 The holy Epiphany Season is traditionally that time on our Christian church calendar during which we focus particularly on mission work.  Jesus, our Divine Prophet, is of course our perfect example in …

Focus on Personal Christian Missionwork Read More »

“For in that He Himself hath suffered being tempted, He is able to succor them that are tempted.” —Hebrews 2:18 The account of Jesus’ temptation by the devil in the wilderness has been recorded “for our learning” (Romans 15:4) in …

The Temptation of Christ — For Our Comfort and Salvation Read More »

“Go to now, ye that say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain,’ whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow.  For what …

New Year’s Meditation Read More »

“It is expedient for you that I go away.” —John 16:7 If they had been left to their own fleshly, weak, and earthbound reason to “muse” about Jesus’ comings and goings and to answer to their own short-sighted satisfaction the …

Why Did Jesus Just Up and Leave Us? Read More »

“This is the day which the Lord hath made!  We will rejoice and be glad in it! —Psalm 118:24 The Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord is indeed the most joyful, the most uplifting, the most exhilarating day of …

Christ’s Triumphant Resurrection Read More »

MOTTO: “That there be no divisions among you.”  I Corinthians 1:10 Appropriately named for the large oak trees which line many of its streets and grace its recreational areas, Oak Park, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago, is located immediately …

Fifty-Fourth Annual Convention Digest Read More »

“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 »

“Wherefore He saith, When He ascended up on high, He led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. …And He gave some apostles, and some prophets, and some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the perfecting of the saints …

The Ascended Christ’s Gifts to His Church Read More »

“…for our offenses.”  —Romans 4:25a 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 …

Christ’s Vicarious Atonement Read More »