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"Repent, Believe, and Follow" (Sermon on Mark 1:14-20, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Repent, Believe, and Follow” (Mark 1:14-20) In the early chapters of the gospels, we track Jesus’ early ministry, as he goes about Galilee, preaching, teaching, and healing. As sort of a ...

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Matthew Becker is Progressive; 5/2 is Progressive; Confessional Lutherans are also Progressive, by Pr. Rossow

Progress is not the sole property of free-thinkers unteathered to Scripture like Matthew Becker or out of the traitional/liturgical box church planners like the 5/2 group. Confessional Lutherans are ...

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New Older Manuscript of Mark? Cool it, please.

There is something people are passing around on FaceBook that is a bit befuddling. It sounds fantastic, but, really....It is not news or even really newsworthy.The Blaze ran a sensationalizing story ...

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The LCMS Stopped Being the Church of Walther Long Ago, by Pr. Rossow

I am not talking about voters' assemblies. I am not talking about the true visible church of God on earth. I am not talking about the proper distinction of Law and Gospel although in one way or ...

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January 2015: Focus on International Mission

Found over on Video.LCMS.org:   Throughout January, the LCMS focuses on international mission. In the 121 years since the LCMS sents its first missionaries abroad to India, the church has ...

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You Should Be Defrocked

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Steadfast Media Pick of the Week — The History of Christian Confirmation

  The History of Christian Confirmation This is the start of a series with Pr. Mark Surburg on the history of confirmation. If you are pressed for time, make sure you at least listen to ...

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Rev. Dr. Matthew Becker, LCMS Clergyman. Exonerated.

It came out during the North Dakota District Convention that the case against Rev. Dr. Matthew Becker, an LCMS clergyman who teaches at Valparaiso University has ended with the result that he was ...

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What to do in the congregation concerning the LCMS?

So with the news of the LCMS inability to deal with one of its most flagrant dissenters since the 1970s, it is sure to be an issue that the people of God need to learn about.  One of the best things ...

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Conference News - New "Becker Rate" for conference. Save $10.

With the news that the LCMS has been unable to deal with dissenters to our stance on women's ordination and the evolution, it might be a good idea to come up to our conference on Feb 20-21 in ...

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Chemnitz on The Duties of the Pastor

Martin Chemnitz (1522-86) was one of the principle figures in the Lutheran Reformation. A good case could be made that he is the person most responsible for the defense and promotion of the true ...

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Suffering as the Key to Evangelism

Recently I was up at the hospital providing pastoral care to one of my members. As usual, I was wearing my clerical attire, and, as often happens, this gave me an opportunity to share the Gospel ...

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A Hymn on the Transfiguration of our Lord

This hymn is dedicated to the saints of St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Laramie, WY Recommended tune: Jesu, Meines Lebens Lebens. Christ the Life of all the Living On the mountain shone ...

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Sermon – Pr. Tony Sikora – You Need a Nap

Maybe you’ve seen the latest video trending on youtube.  It’s a video of two young children; a “goldilocks” about 2 years old, and her older blue eyed brother.  They’re sitting at the ...

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A Communion Hymn

Before Your altar, Lord, I bow To taste Your pledge of grace; As angels join my worship now, I see by faith Your face. The image of the eternal Lord Is hidden here in food; Here is bestowed ...

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Paging Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison..........

Silence can be a good thing. Everyone needs a little peace and quiet every now and then. Yet, the fact remains that there are certainly times when one must use his voice. When it comes to the defense ...

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BJS Conference 2015 .. Register in the next two days to save / Leather BoC drawing

Remember -- the deadline for saving $10 on your registration for the upcoming conference is coming up SOON. Register by January 20th (a month before the conference) to save $10 on your ...

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Redeeming Holy Days-Candlemas/Presentation

Candlemas is February 2nd, forty days after the birth of Christ it is the Festival of the Purification of Mary. The Gospel Lesson for this festival is Luke 2:22-40. Perhaps this particular ...

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False Christs and Wrong Answers: A Sermon for the Confession of St. Peter on St. Mark 8:27-35

From the very beginning of St. Mark's Gospel, things hadn't been going particularly well for our Lord. In chapter 1 He's tempted by Satan, opposed by demons, and disobeyed by even those He had ...

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"Glorify God in Your Body" (Sermon on 1 Corinthians 6:12-20, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Glorify God in Your Body” (1 Corinthians 6:12-20) “Flee from sexual immorality.” “Glorify God in your body.” Now those are two direct quotations from today’s Epistle reading, 1 ...

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