The Concordia Lutheran

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Back Issues
2010 -2019
2022
November – December 2022
September – October 2022
July – August 2022
  • Cover “There are three that bear record in heaven: The Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost; and these three are one.” – 1 John 5:7
  • The Physical Ascension of the Lord Jesus—Proof Positive of His Omnipotence also according to His human nature. – Luke 24:51 – DTM
  • Christ’s Prophetic Office in His State of Exaltation. – Ephesians 4:11-12 – DTM
  • The Significance of Language in the Propagation of the Gospel. – Acts 2:11 – DTM
  • The Doctrine of the Trinity in the Apostolic Benediction. – II Corinthians 13:14 – DTM
  • Christianity Is Unique among the Religions of the World. – DTM
  • Cover: “It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again.” – Romans 8:34
  • The Old Testament Passover and Christ, OUR Passover – I Corintinians 5:7 – DTM
  • The God-Man Jesus Christ in His Gethsemane Prayer – Matthew 26:39 – DTM
  • A Bone of Him Shall Not Be Broken” – John 19:33 and 36 – DTM
  • Did Christ REALLY Rise from the Dead on Easter Morning? – Matthew 28:6 – DTM
  • Walking with the Risen Savior in His Word –Luke 24:32 – DTM
  • Help us, Good Lord!
  • Cover: “This is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased!” — Matthew 3:17
  • Our Hopes for the New Year Rest upon Our Gracious God – Romans 8:28-32 – DTM
  • The Epiphany of Our Savior at His Baptism – Matthew 3:17 – DTM
  • The Manifested Messiah — Our Perfect Example in Mission Work – John 4:26 – DTM
  • Pondering the Sacrifices of Lent – Mark 8:31-38 – DTM
2021
  • Cover: Manager Picture
  • O Give Thanks unto the Lord! – Psalm 118:1  – DTM
  • Why the Advent of God’s Grace to Poor Sinners Is NOT of Comfort to ALL – —I Corinthians 1:26, 29 – DTM
  • God’s Christmas Gift of Love – I John 4:9 – DTM
  • Rationalism: The Killer of Saving Faith – II Peter 3:17 – DTM
  • Cover: Luther Seal
  • A Mighty Fortress Is Our God! Luther’s Battle hymn based on Psalm 46 – DTM
  • Our Reformation Comfort in these Latter Days of Sore Distress. – Luke 12:32 – DTM
  • The Function of Faith in Justification. – Romans 3:28 – DTM
  • The Covid-19 Pandemic—A Catalyst for Fleshly Behavior. – Galatians 5:19-21 – DTM
  • Cover: “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” — Galatians 5:25
  • PREFACE to the July-August issue – Ed.
  • Who Is a Truly Wise Man? – James 3:13 – DTM
  • Let Us Look Out for One Another! – Hebrews 12:15 – DTM
  • Make Your Calling and Election Sure – II Peter 1:10 – DTM
  • OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT [Re. Elected officers during pandemic]
  • Cover: Trinity symbol
  • Our Ascension Comfort in the Savior’s THREEFOLD OFFICE as He Sits on the Right Hand of God. – Mark 16:19 – DTM
  • The Manifestation of the Spirit in the Kingdom of Grace. – Romans 14:17 – DTM
  • The Doctrine of the Trinity in the Glory of its Practical Significance to Us. – II Corinthians 13:14 – DTM
  • Cover: “It is finished!” — John 19:30
  • Behold the Man!” in agony for YOU. – Luke 22:44 – DTM
  • … abused for you. – John 19:1-3 – DTM
  • What Did Jesus Accomplish for Us? – John 19:30 – DTM
  • The Fourfold Comfort and Assurance We Have in the Message of the Easter Angel. – Mark 16:6-7 – DTM
  • Chronology of the Risen Savior’s Appearances.
  • News from St. Luke’s, Seattle – PEB
  • UNANIMOUS DECISION of the BOARD of DIRECTORS regarding the Sixty-ninth Annual Convention of the Conference.
  • Cover: The Son of God was manifested! — 1 John 3:8
  • The Manifestation of God’s Grace Is the Glory of His Church – Isaiah 60:1 – DTM
  • An Epiphany Lesson in Mission Work. – John 1:35-51 – DTM
  • How Antinomianism Militates against the Gospel. – Romans 3:19 – DTM
  • News from our Committee on Missions. – RJL
  • Let Us SEE Our Blessed Redeemer in His Holy Passion! – Luke 18:34 – DTM
2020
  • Cover: Rejoice! — Philippians 4:4
  • Let Us Give Thanks unto the Lord! – Ephesians 5:20 – DTM
  • We Should Eagerly Look Forward to Jesus’ SECOND Visible Advent. – Revelation 1:7 with the context of vv. 4-8 – DTM
  • The Coming Savior in Old Testament Prophecy – Malachi 3:1
  • The Joyous Message of the Christmas Angels. – Luke 2:8-14 – DTM
  • Our Christian Resolve for the New Year. Philippians 3:13-14 – DTM
  • Cover: By God’s grace, we celebrate our Reformation Concordia! — 1 Corinthians 1:10
  • Now that the kids are back in school… kinda… – Ephesians 6:4 – DTM
  • The Marks of True Concordia in Christ’s Church. – I Corinthians 1:10 – DTM
  • Important Dates in Luther’s Life. – DTM
  • Sola Scriptura in 2020?? – II Timothy 1:13 – DTM
  • Justification by Grace through Faith – RJL
  • Luther’s Hymnody. – DTM
  • Cover: “Mark them…, and avoid them.” — Romans 16:17-18
  • Looking Back Seventy Years in Our History to the Missouri Synod’s Adoption of the Common Confession in 1950. – Psalm 78:6 – DTM
  • Why Christians Must Mark and Avoid Errorists. – Romans 16:17-18 – DTM
  • Readiness to Give an Answer. – I Peter 3:15 – DTM
  • Cover: “We worship one God in Trinity and Trinity in Unity.” — Athanasian Creed
  • The Ascension of Christ — So Where Is He NOW? – Matthew 28:20 – DTM
  • How Does God “Grow” the Church? OR Is that up to US?? – I Corinthians 3:6 – DTM
  • “We All Believe in One True God” — or Do We?? The Folly of “P.C.” Ecumenism! – James 2:19 – DTM
  • Treasuring Our Blessed Fellowship. – Psalm 133:1 – DTM
  • Official Announcement – PEB
  • Cover: “Christ, the Firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at His coming.” — 1 Corinthians 15:23
  • Old Testament Prophecies Pointing to Christ’s Passion. – Luke 24:46 – PEB
  • The Incomparable Cost of our Redemption. – I Peter 1:18-19 – DTM
  • Christ’s Triumphant Resurrection —Our Cause for Rejoicing! – Psalm 118:24 – DTM
  • Evidences and Proofs of Jesus’  Resurrection. – Acts 1:3 – DTM
  • Our Bodies Will Be Resurrected in Glory on the Last Day. – Job 19:25-27 – DTM
  • Breaking News from our Committee on Missions. – RJL
  • UNANIMOUS RESOLUTION of the BOARD of DIRECTORS
  • Cover: “…looking unto Jesus…” — Hebrews 12:2
  • The Glorious Light of the Savior’s Epiphany. – II Corinthians 4:6 – RJL
  • The Fruit of Christ’s Epiphany in Our Personal Christian Mission Work. – Acts 1:8 – DTM
  • “Looking unto Jesus” in His Passion. – Hebrews 12:2 – DTM
  • Update from the Nigerian Brethren 2020. – NBF
2019
Cover: “God sent forth  His Son.” —Galatians 4:4
Commemorating Luther’s Birth in 1483 Did His Mother Have a “Choice”?? – Psalm 127:3  – DTM
The Exemplary Advent Preaching of Christ’s Forerunner. – John 1:23 – DTM
September – October 2019
  • Cover: “The Word of the Lord endureth forever.” —1 Peter 1:25
  • Sermon Preached at the Service of Convocation by President Edward J. Worley – Matthew 24:35 – EJW
  • CONVENTION DIGEST: MOTTO: “The Providential Preservation of the Holy Scriptures” —I Peter 1:25
  • Sermon for the Sunday Convention Service Preached by Pastor Paul E. Bloedel, – I Peter 1:22–25
  • Announcement of Sinful Separation.
  • God’s Justification of the Sinner — Objectively and Subjectively – DTM
  • Cover: “We do hear them speak in our tongues…” Acts 2:11
  • The Ascension of Christ as the Expression of the Omnipresence of His Human Nature – —Ephesians 4:10 – EJW
  • Is the Bible in Translation Still the Authoritative and Efficacious Word of God? – Acts 2:11 – DTM
  • Giving Glory to the Holy Trinity – Romans 11:36 – DTM
  • The Close of the Commandments – –Exodus 20:5b; Deuteronomy 5:9b – RJL
  • Cover: “We believe that Jesus died and rose again.” – 1 Thessalonians 4:14
  • Christ’s Vicarious Atonement – I Peter 3:18 – DTM
  • Why Are So Many Offended by the Suffering and Death of Christ? – Matthew 26:31a – EJW
  • The Fourfold Assurance We Have in our Savior’s Resurrection – Corinthians 15:17–20 – DTM
  • Cover: “Jesus… manifested forth His glory.” — John 2:11
  • The Person and Work of Christ Manifested in His Transfiguration –  Luke 9:30-31 – DTM
  • God’s Universal Will of Grace – Titus 2:11 – PEB
  • The Prophetic Significance of Christ’s Miracles in His Epiphany – Matthew 11:4–6 – PEB
  • Update on Our Conference Missionwork – Isaiah 55:11 – RJL
2018
  • Cover: “God sent forth His Son” — Galatians 4:4
  • True Thanksgiving — More than Just Talk –  Luke 17:17-19 – DTM
  • True Preparation for Christ’s Advent – Matthew 3:3 – PEB
  • The Names of the Christchild from Isaiah’s Prophecy – Isaiah 9:6 – EJW
  • Amending Our Sinful Life in the New Year – Philippians 3:13-14 – DTM
  • Mission Appeal for our Brethren from Afar at Christmastime – I John 4:11 – RJL
  • Cover: Luther Seal
  • The Role of Faith in Justification SOLA FIDE – Romans 3:28 – EJW
  • The Importance of Retaining Luther’s Doctrine Pure (Meditation on Hymn 288) – RJL
  • Cover: The Vital Importance of Law and Gospel Preaching – Luke 24:47
  • Sermon Preached at the Service of Convocation Sixty-seventh Annual Convention – Romans 6:23  – EJW
  • Sermon Preached at the Sunday Divine Service – Luke 24:47  – DTM
  • Convention Digest – PEB
  • Cover: “We All Believe in One True God”
  • How the Holy Spirit of God Reproves the World – John 16:8-11  – DPM
  • “We All Believe in One True God.” – Psalm 115:3-4  – DTM
  • Considering the Pastoral Office as a Desirable Calling – 1 Timothy 3:1  – EJW
  • VIII. The Eighth Commandment “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.” — Exodus 20:16  – EJW
  • Excerpt from Luther’s LARGE CATECHISM on the Eighth Commandment
  • In memoriam… Pastor God’stime Eberechi Douglas – Hebrews 13:7  – DTM
  • Cover: “I know that my Redeemer liveth!” – Job 19:25
  • Job Confesses Christ’s Resurrection and His Own- Job 19:25 – 27  – DTM
  • The Eternal Decree of Redemption for Our Justification – Revelation 13:8 – DTM
  • Christian Pastors as Undershepherds of Christ’s Flocks – Acts 20:28 – PEB
  • VII. The Seventh Commandment “Thou shalt not steal.” — Exodus 20:15 – DTM
  • Cover: “In this was manifested the love of God” – 1 John 4:9
  • Remembering Our Confirmation Vow as Our New Year’s Resolution – Revelation 3:11 – EJW
  • Anticipating Jesus’“Decease” as His Great Accomplishment – Luke 9:30-31 – DTM
  • Fighting Fleshly Fatigue as We Meditate Anew upon Christ’s Passion – Matthew 26:40 – PEB
2017
  • Cover: “Glory to God in the Highest” – Luke 2:14
  • How Shall We Render a Truly God-pleasing Thanksgiving? – Psalm 116:12 – DTM
  • Christian Contentment and Gratitude – Under Constant Attack by Materialism – 1 Thessalonians 5:18 – EJW
  • Why Should We Christians Eagerly Look Forward to Our Savior’s Second Advent? – Titus 2:13 – PEB
  • Why Was the Angel’s Message One of Great Joy? – Luke 2:10 – DTM
  • IV. The Sixth Commandment “Thou shalt not commit adultery.” Part Two — The Breaking of Holy Marriage and Sins of Unchasteness – DTM
  • Cover: “Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is One Lord.” – Deuteronomy 6:4
  • The Kingly Office of the Ascended Christ – Ephesians 1:20 – EJW
  • The Proper Distinction between Law and Gospel in Peter’s Pentecost Sermon – Acts 2:14 – PEB
  • “In God We Trust”?? – Psalm 33:12 – DTM
  • The Fifth Commandment – Exodus 20:13 – DTM
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