Category: CL2010

“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 …

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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 …

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The 59th Annual Convention, held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Lebanon, Oregon, officially began at 9:30 a.m. with a Divine Worship Service of Convocation in which the local Pastor, the Rev. M. L. Natterer, served as the liturgist, and the …

2010 Convention Digest Read More »

We use the doctrine of the Church properly …when we take heed to be and remain members of the Invisible Church by sincere faith in the Redeemer;         Examine yourselves whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. …

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The Keynote Sermon delivered at the 59th Annual Convention of the Concordia Lutheran Conference Lebanon, Oregon   •   June 25, 2010 by President David T. Mensing I John 2:19 In the Name of Jesus Christ, our precious Redeemer, the Savior …

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“Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the Word of God; whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.” — Hebrews 13:7 As we latter-day Christians continue to press onward in “the race …

Just Who Was Athanasius? 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 »

Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all workers of miracles?  —I Corinthians 12:29 To the Holy Ghost the Bible especially (though not exclusively) ascribes the work of sanctification.  In the wider sense, the word “sanctification” refers …

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Here we learn to know the Second Person of the Godhead, how He has completely poured forth Himself and withheld nothing from us that He has not given us. Now, this article is very rich and broad; but in order …

Excerpt on the Second Article from Luther’s Large Catechism Read More »

“For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised.” —I Corinthians 15:16 The resurrection of the body is something that human reason tends to reject, or at least to regard with much skepticism.  Recall how the Athenians at …

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