Category: The Concordia Lutheran Issues 2010-Present

“[Christ] was raised again for our justification.” Romans 4:25 Concerning the festive day of Christ’s mighty resurrection from the dead, it is truly our great privilege to declare with the Psalmist: “This is the day which the Lord hath made!  …

The Resurrection of Christ: Evidence of our Justification Read More »

“And they said one to another, ‘Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us by the way and while He opened to us the Scriptures?’” –Luke 24:32 Many of us have hanging in our homes the …

Walking with the Risen Savior in His Word Read More »

“Thou shalt honor thy father and thy mother, that it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.” (Note in our Catechism’s wording above the combination of the Old Testament citation in Exodus 20:12 and …

The Fourth Commandment Read More »

“For that ye ought to say: ‘If the Lord will, we shall live and do this or that.’”  — James 4:15 What are your plans, my plans, your resolutions, my resolutions for 2017?  Did we remember and apply the counsel …

Planning Ahead in the New Year Read More »

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” — John 1:14 During the holy Advent season, as well as in our celebration of the Nativity of our Lord at Christmas time, we recognize and profess the sacred truth that, …

Why Was it Necessary for Our Savior to Become True Man? Read More »

“Thou shalt sanctify the holy day.” (In the Old Testament it was: “Remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy.” — Exodus 20:8) The word “Sabbath” in Hebrew means “rest.”  The Lord initially instituted the Sabbath Day, the seventh day …

The Third Commandment Read More »

“Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer.” Luke 24:46 The great passion of Christ (His extreme suffering for our redemption) already stood as a written, divinely declared fact in the Old Testament Scriptures well before its …

Old Testament Prophecies Pointing to Christ’s Passion Read More »

“To Him give all the prophets witness, that through His name whosoever believeth in Him shall receive remission of sins.” —Acts 10:43 The coming of the only-begotten Son of God into the world as a true human being in order …

Old Testament Prophecies Regarding Christ’s First Advent Read More »

“Forget not all His benefits.” —Psalm 103:2 Once a man asked me this question: “At your church I noticed that, besides receiving instruction in the sermon and Scripture readings, the people also sing, praise, glorify, and thank God. I was …

A Thanksgiving Meditation Read More »

“Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.” —Exodus 20:7 This Second of the Ten Commandments (as we traditionally number them — since the numbers were not assigned to them by God Himself), belongs to …

The Second Commandment Read More »