Category: The Concordia Lutheran Issues 2010-Present

As we hear during the holy Christmas season of the chaste relationship of Mary and Joseph of Nazareth “before they came together” (Matthew 1:18), namely, that they were “espoused” or solemnly committed to one another in Holy Marriage but had …

What is a Truly Godpleasing Engagement Read More »

Even before Luther’s death, false “Lutherans” were perverting the true teachings of the Lutheran church. How might Martin Luther react to the perversions in Lutheranism today? We suspect with the same type of indignation that we see below. Excerpt taken …

Luther’s Lament – Excerpt from Preface to the Smalcald Articles Read More »

“He that is not with Me is against Me; and he that gathereth not with Me scattereth abroad.” —Matthew 12:30 On October 31st we celebrate the four-hundred ninety-ninth anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation; and we offer praise and thanks to …

Straddling the Fence: The Admission of Defeat Read More »

“And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him.” —Colossians 3:17 Dating: A Modern Practice Although opinions vary greatly among social historians, most …

Dangers in Dating for a Consistent Christian Read More »

“Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.” –Exodus 20:3 This series on the Ten Commandments, beginning with a timely review of the First Commandment, is for you and for me. Let us not think that we have outgrown such …

The First Commandment Read More »

Keynote Sermon for the 65th Annual Convention of the Concordia Lutheran Conference Delivered at the Service of Convocation Friday, June 24, 2016, by President David T. Mensing Text: II Timothy 3:16-17 In the Name of Jesus Christ, the Chief Cornerstone …

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So that our readers are kept up to date on our mission endeavors, the Committee on Missions of the Conference is providing the following information from its annual report presented to the convention in Seattle (June 24-26, 2016). One of …

Update on Our Conference Mission Work Read More »

The 65th Annual Convention, held at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Seattle, Washington, officially began at 9:30 a.m. with a Divine Worship Service of Convocation in which the local pastor, the Rev. Edward J. Worley, served as the liturgist and the …

Convention Digest Read More »

Sermon Delivered at the Convention Sunday Service by the Rev. Paul E. Bloedel — Lebanon, Oregon Romans 12:1-2 The Gospel of God’s grace in Christ Jesus is the most comforting message that a penitent sinner can hear—that on the basis …

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“And it came to pass, while He blessed them, He was parted from them and carried up into heaven.” Luke 24:51 Parting from dear friends, beloved relatives, and especially from cherished brethren in the faith is never easy —even if …

The Physical Ascension of the Lord Jesus is Proof Positive of His Omnipotence Read More »