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Today, the attendees of our National Conference had a chance to receive this, and it is now here for you to read: Organizational Update 2016 was a big year behind the scenes for Steadfast Lutherans. We have finally regained both our incorporated status and also our non-profit status. We organized … Continue reading

“Be Who You Are, Children of Your Heavenly Father” (Sermon on Matthew 5:38-48, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)
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“Be Who You Are, Children of Your Heavenly Father” (Matthew 5:38-48) The Holy Gospel for today can be a hard one to understand, much less a hard one to actually do. In it Jesus says things like “Turn the other cheek,” “Give somebody the shirt off your back,” and “Go … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture — Daily Devotions for the Family
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Lambs at Pasture is a free educational offering designed to highlight the readings of the historic one-year lectionary. Each edition focuses on Sunday’s lessons and is divided into small, bite-size portions. Each weekday you will read the: Introit Assigned Bible Readings & Discussion Questions Memory Verse Hymn of the Week … Continue reading

Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — Epiphany 7
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You have heard that it has been said.   Many of you have watched it with your own eyes.  Recorded long ago our sinful nature found animation on Saturday mornings.  You have heard his name, Carnivorous vulgaris, that wiley creature of old.  You know his tune, his constant pursuit of the elusive Acceleratii incredubis.  Will all his might and all his resources the wiley one hunts his prey.  He chases.  He sets traps.  He devises plans with His never ending gadgets and inventions.  He was a prime member of Acme international before anyone ever heard of Amazon. 

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Monergism of the Third Article and Evangelism Methods
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Monergism of the Third Article and Evangelism Methods Rev. John A Frahm III The modern history of the LCMS is rife with a sundry of evangelism programs, many of which look to be “Lutheranized” versions (or so it is said) of programs cast off by American Neo-Evangelicals.   Periodically released new … Continue reading

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Gospel Notes for Quinquagesima

The Gospel Notes for Quinquagesima of the One-Year Lectionary from the Lutheran Service Book is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White PDF, the Bi-Fold Color PDF, the Bi-Fold Black and White PDF, the Half-Page … Continue reading

Imagine My Surprise

I am a post-Evangelical adult convert to confessional Lutheranism, something I’m content to wear on my sleeve.  My journey out of Evangelicalism was a long, difficult road of seeking to make sense of some tough situations in life.  I resonate very … Continue reading

The Shack — It’s a Novel, but Not Just a Novel

  The novel, The Shack, is coming out as a movie. So it is time again for Christians to have discernment about this material. Many Christians have written previously about the false teachings in The Shack. Those who have defended … Continue reading

Lenten Devotional Released – A Christian Holy People

It’s ready.  Seven authors, three editors, a talented art director and our webmaster have been working through January and February to produce this year’s devotion, “A Christian Holy People”. The devotion teaches on the 7 marks of the Church as … Continue reading

Book Review — My First Exorcism

Book Review:   My First Exorcism:  What the Devil Taught a Lutheran Pastor about Counter-cultural Spirituality by Harold Ristau, Foreword by John W. Kleinig  (Eugene, OR: Resource Publications/Wipf & Stock, 2016) Review by Rev. John A. Frahm III Rev. Dr. Harold … Continue reading

CSL sends out a new cohort of SMP.

A new class has gone out for SMP.  Here is the intro of the CSL news announcement: Eleven Concordia Seminary, St. Louis students celebrated vicarage assignments in chapel and will serve congregations and ministries of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for Sexagesima

The Gospel Notes for Sexagesima of the One-Year Lectionary from the Lutheran Service Book is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White PDF, the Bi-Fold Color PDF, the Bi-Fold Black and White PDF, the Half-Page … Continue reading

A Poem to Comfort Grieving Mothers

Our God is He who hides himself beneath the cross of pain. His thoughts are not our own, and yet He gives it for our gain. For on the cross his Only Son fulfilled our Father’s will To cover all … Continue reading

The Cracked Foundation of Forde’s Radical Lutheranism

Gerhard Forde says, “Sanctification, if it is to be spoken of as something other than justification, is perhaps best defined as the art of getting used to the unconditional justification wrought by the grace of God for Jesus’ sake.”[1] There … Continue reading

Jesus Show to Us Your Glory

  Jesus, let us see Your glory Not in works that we have done, But in Your salvation’s story, Where Your death our life once won. In the darkness of the mountain, There Your light You did display In Your … Continue reading

“Salt of the Earth, Light of the World” (Sermon on Matthew 5:13-16, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Salt of the Earth, Light of the World” (Matthew 5:13-16) Our text today is a portion of the Holy Gospel, reading again from verses 13-16 of Matthew 5: “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost … Continue reading

Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — Epiphany 5

Who are you?  That’s a good question isn’t it?  As a nation we’re going through a bit of national identity crisis, aren’t we?  Who are we as Americans? Who are we as men? Who are we as women?  Who are we as children?  Who are we?  Who are you?  Our culture doesn’t want to respond to most of those questions with definitive answers?

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Marks of Radical Lutheranism

Pastor Todd Wilken of Issues, Etc. has come up with a very good working list of points to help a person identify what he is calling Radical Lutheranism.  Others like Pastor Mark Surburg have used the language of “Soft Antinomianism”. … Continue reading

Evangelism Virtue Signaling

In a culture full of special snowflakes who need to be validated, how one feels about a thing is generally more important than whether he has acted upon those feelings. That doesn’t change in the Church, either. … Continue reading

“Your Blest Life Now” (Sermon on Matthew 5:1-12, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Your Blest Life Now” (Matthew 5:1-12) You’ve probably heard of a TV preacher by the name of Joel Osteen. He’s got a huge megachurch down in Houston, and he’s got a massive audience on television. He’s also written a number … Continue reading

Guest Post — Sean Smith on LYF Youth Poll

Posted by Sean Smith on Facbook, an article pointing to blogs.lcms.org:   48.3 percent responded that pre-marital sex is always wrong, 16.1 percent that it is OK if both people love each other and 14.3 percent that it is ok … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for the Transfiguration of our Lord

The Gospel Notes for the Transfiguration of our Lord or the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany from the Lutheran Service Book’s One-Year Lectionary is now available. Additionally, we’ve made available readings for the Purification of Mary, celebrated on Feb 2nd. … Continue reading

Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

Seeing the crowds our Lord takes His seat upon the mountain.  Like Moses long ago our deliverer is set to teach, that teaching they may hear and hearing they may believe that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob has seen their plight, heard their cries, and seeks their eternal redemption through the giving of His Son.  And, it is not Sinai upon which the Savior sits.  The Law came through Moses but grace and truth have come through Jesus Christ.

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Steadfast Lent 2017 – “A Christian Holy People”

As is tradition here at Steadfast, we have had some excellent pastors working on coming up with a Steadfast in the Parish Lenten series for this year.  This year, tying in with the Reformation 500 occasion we are offering a … Continue reading

“You Are My Servant, Israel” (Sermon on Isaiah 49:1-7, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“You Are My Servant, Israel” (Isaiah 49:1-7) Two weeks ago, for the Baptism of Our Lord, the Old Testament reading was from Isaiah 42, the first of four so-called “Servant Songs” in the second half of Isaiah. “Behold my servant,” … Continue reading