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A LampLight Conversation on the lessons for Sunday of the Passion of Our Lord

Click here to listen to this week's show. This week on LampLight Conversations, our conversation focused upon the lessons for the Sunday of the Passion of Our Lord, which are: Isaiah ...

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It's Time and Unnecessary Wrangling. What is the State of the Synod?

In this article regarding the ACELC a commenter makes an excellent point, writing "...the district would not feel the need to hide such things…". I think the comment raises a real issue we have ...

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Sermon – Pr. Tony Sikora – A Different Sort of King

John 12:12-19 April 13, 2014 In the Name X of Jesus.  AMEN! Beloved in the Lord, Hosanna to our Coming King It was very early on the first day of the week.  The sun had barely ...

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Life Support, Agony, and the Fullness of Redemption

Second Adam Dying in a Second Garden Jesus said, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death.”1 The phrase, “to death,” is not a figure of speech. It is not a look forward to the ...

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Great Stuff – A Dead Messiah is No Messiah - Jesus and Jewish Messianic Expectation

Found over on Pastor Surburg's blog:   “From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and ...

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Sermon – Pr. Martin Noland – Do You Hear the Word of God?

Text: John 8:46-59 [Fifth Sunday in Lent] In our Gospel lesson this morning, we see Jesus in an intense debate with the Jewish leaders at the Jerusalem temple. At issue was the question “Are ...

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Steadfast Media Pick of the Week – Grace Upon Grace

This is a talk given by Dr. John Kleinig at Langmeil Lutheran Church on 18 June 2011. Additional resources can be found at ...

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"Raising Lazarus–and Other Things as Well" (Sermon on John 11:1-53, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Raising Lazarus--and Other Things as Well” (John 11:1-53) Today we come to another one of those memorable chapters in the Gospel of John. So far during this Lenten season we’ve had: John 3, ...

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Trying Out Rev. Bremer from the ACELC Speakers Bureau in Naperville, by Pr. Rossow

The pastors and elders of the congregation I serve, Bethany Lutheran Church in Naperville, Illinois, are interested enough in joining the ACELC as a congregation that we are hosting Rev. Daniel ...

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A LampLight Conversation on the lessons for the Fifth Sunday in Lent

Click here to listen to this week's show. This week on LampLight Conversations, Pastor James Moshier, who serves at Trinity Lutheran Church in Arapahoe NE, joined our conversation on the lessons ...

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"Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread" (Sermon on the Lord's Prayer, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread” (The Lord’s Prayer) We continue with our Lenten series on the Lord’s Prayer, “Lord, Teach Us to Pray.” Tonight we come to the Fourth Petition, ...

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What Did Jesus Have to Lose?

Winston Churchill was visiting New York the day after the stock market crash of 1929. The noise of a crowd outside his hotel woke him. “Under my very window a gentleman cast himself down ...

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Passiontide: Passion Sunday, Palm Sunday, Holy Week

Passiontide (Passionalia) is the historic name for the last two weeks of Lent. From ancient times these two weeks were called "The Great Week" (Μεγάλη Εβδομάδα) and "Passion Week". ...

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"Real Refreshment" - Homily for Lent 4 - Laetare

Today is about refreshment, real refreshment, from the Lord of life Himself. For three weeks in Lent we’ve been hearing about the heat of battle. First, it was the battle against temptation. Next, ...

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Rock Star Pastor Fisk Ascends into Heaven, by Pr. Rossow

We here at BJS have obtained the attached still photo that shows the rock star pastor ascending into heaven just after breaking ground on the new youth and music building at Bethany Lutheran Church ...

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Sermon – Pr. Tony Sikora – Jesus Comes for Sinners

March 30, 2014 Sermon Text: John 9:1-41 Grace, mercy and peace be unto you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!  AMEN!  Our text for this morning’s sermon is ...

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Proud Members of the Religious Left

Addressing the Seminex crowd[/caption] We all saw the coverage of the 40th anniversary of the Seminex debacle last month, including a couple of related articles on BJS here, here, and here. What ...

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Steadfast Media Pick of the Week — The Catechumenate

Dr. Kent Burreson discusses the Catechumenate, the process of instructing and bringing people into the Church. Dr. Burrenson describes the process and discusses how it might be helpful today to ...

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Great Stuff – Is there really a uniquely LCMS approach to mission?

Is there really a uniquely LCMS approach to mission? That question is at the heart of the Journal of Lutheran Mission, a new e-publication available for your use from the Synod’s Offices of ...

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"Thy Will Be Done" (Sermon on the Lord's Prayer, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Thy Will Be Done” (The Lord’s Prayer) We continue in our series on the Lord’s Prayer, “Lord, Teach Us to Pray.” And tonight we come to the Third Petition of the Lord’s Prayer, ...

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