Category: CL2014

Volume LIX

Christianity is the absolutely perfect religion for two reasons: It offers and gives the perfect salvation. The Christian religion does not ask sinful human beings to make peace with God through their own “works” (Ephesians 2:9a) and their own efforts, …

An Update from the Committee on Missions Read More »

“By the special grace and mercy of the Almighty, the doctrine concerning the chief articles of our Christian religion (which under the Papacy had been horribly obscured by human teachings and ordinances) were explained and purified again from God’s Word …

Excerpt from the Formula of Concord on Martin Luther Read More »

Sermon Preached at the Friday Service of Convocation Sixty-third Annual Convention of the Concordia Lutheran Conference Lebanon, Oregon June 27, 2014 by Pastor David J. Mensing Sauk Village, Illinois Text: Philippians 1:29 In the Name of Jesus Christ, the Savior …

Sermon Preached at the Friday Service of Convocation for the Sixty-third Annual Convention Read More »

Sermon Preached at the Sunday Convention Service Lebanon, Oregon June 29, 2014 by Pastor Daniel P. Mensing Tucson, Arizona Text: Acts 5:41 In the name of Jesus Christ, our highly exalted Prince and Savior, the only Head of His Church, …

Sermon Preached at the Sunday Convention Service Read More »

The 63rd 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. Paul E. Bloedel, served as the liturgist; and the …

Convention Digest Read More »

Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly diving the Word of Truth. II Timothy 2:15 After five years of arduous labor in a demanding theological curriculum, and following a week of …

Seminary Graduation Read More »

“The Gospel of Christ … is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth” —Romans 1:16 Have you ever watched any of the so-called “reality shows” which feature someone trying to survive in a hostile environment?  Often the …

The Indispensable function of the Gospel in the Work of the Spirit Read More »

Sermon by Pastor Edward J. Worley on II Timothy 2:2 preached at the Seminary Graduation Service, June 1, 2014 My dearly belovéd hearers of God’s clear and sure Word, especially our two graduates Daniel and David: Orthodoxy, correct preaching and …

The Importance of Sound Theological Training for Continued Orthodoxy in Our Midst Read More »

Thou shalt have no other gods before Me. —Exodus 20:3 Though man by nature knows that there is a God (from the existence of the world and the testimony of his conscience), yet he does not know who the true …

A Brief Survey of Anti-Trinitarian Religions Read More »

“Take heed therefore unto…all the flock over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you [overseer].” —Acts 20:28 On Sunday, June 15, 2014, the members of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sauk Village, Illinois, gathered together in the sanctuary of …

Ordination and Installation at St. Mark’s Read More »