CSL sends letter of rebuke to Wyoming and South Wisconsin District Pastors

This past Friday the faculty of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis sent a letter via email to every pastor in the Wyoming District (81 of them by a quick LCMS locator count).  A similar letter was sent to the pastors of … Continue reading

2017 Advent Devotion now available – For unto us a Son is given.

It’s here and in time to be used for Advent (especially since we have an extra week this year).  Thanks especially to Mrs. Holly Scheer for the copy editing and also to Mrs. Kris Brown for layout and art direction.  … Continue reading

What We Really Need Is . . . — Pastoral Letter by Pastor Rolf Preus

November, 2017 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: The Church is not the pastors. It is the people. The only reason we need pastors is because we need the word of God that the pastors preach and teach. What we … Continue reading

Advent 2017 Series from Steadfast in the Parish – “For unto us a Son is given” – Service Plan

The start of a new church year is coming.  As has become custom here at Steadfast we are working up a series for Advent which will include a devotional (look for that early to mid-November).  This year’s series is titled … Continue reading

Reformation 500 Pastoral Letter to the Congregation — Pastor Rolf Preus

October, 2017 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: This month, we Lutherans celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed 95 theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. That event … Continue reading

“Grace Alone” — Reformation 500 Sermon No. 1 by Pr Rolf Preus

“Grace Alone” The Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity October 8, 2017 Romans 3:23—25a “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God … Continue reading

CPH has sold 118,000 of these – have you bought any yet?

Concordia Publishing House let me know today that they have sold 118,000 copies of the newest version of a tract-like Small Catechism.  Congregations are using them in evangelism.  Visitors and community members are receiving them and reading them to find … Continue reading

Can’t make the ACELC Conference on male/female? Listen live online!

This week I was hoping to make it to the ACELC Conference on the topic of the Order of Creation.  It looks like they have an outstanding lineup of speakers on a topic that is ever so timely.  But parish … Continue reading

Book Review: “Beauty and Catechesis” by Rev. Gaven M. Mize

Rev. Gaven Mize’s new book, Beauty and Catechesis, is a wonderful gift to the Church. Published by Grail Quest Books, Beauty and Catechesis brings to the forefront an often overlooked medium for confessing the faith—the visual arts. With the expertise … Continue reading

The Anniversary of the Augsburg Confession — Sermon by Pastor Rolf Preus

The Anniversary of the Augsburg Confession June 25, 2017 “Confessing the True Faith” Matthew 10:26-33 Faith alone makes us Christians. Confession alone marks us as Christians. Only God can judge the heart. Only God can see what we really and … Continue reading

Responding to a Hit Piece against the Doctrine of Christ

Recently the Biblical Archaeology Review website republished a short article on Codex Sinaiticus. The article was titled: “What’s Missing from Codex Sinaiticus, the Oldest New Testament? Compare differences between the King James Version and Codex Sinaiticus.” [Attributed to the “Biblical … Continue reading

Second Annual B.I.B.E.L. Symposium, June 22nd

  BIBEL (Bethany Institute for Biblical & Ecclesiastical Languages) will have the 2nd Annual BIBEL Symposium at Bethany Lutheran College on Thursday, June 22nd. Major presentations by Pastor Joe Abrahamson: Hebrew Readings in Exodus, and “The Language of Probability and … Continue reading

Concordia University Portland news…

A recent announcement by the Board of Regents of Concordia University Portland has drawn some attention.  Apparently there are discussions about the University becoming independent, separate from the LCMS.  Upon this announcement I found some folks on Facebook immediately take … Continue reading

Steadfast Regional Conference – Denver (Aurora), Colorado – July 21-22 (Fisk, Wolfmueller, Flamme, and Melius)

Consider yourself invited.  July 21-22, 2017.  Register here. We are moving into doing more regional conferences in order to get solid Lutheran theology into the world.  Our first attempt will be a conference on the “Three Estates” and will be … Continue reading

The Lord Jesus is Our Shepherd — Sermon by Pastor Rolf Preus

Ezekiel 34:11-16 The most popular psalm in the Psaltery is Psalm 23 where David begins with the words, “The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.”  Jesus calls himself the good shepherd.  St. Peter calls Jesus the shepherd and … Continue reading

A Friend of Steadfast needs help.

The Brothers of John the Steadfast started out by supporting Confessional Lutheran media (thanks be to God for Issues Etc.) and continues to do so.  Along the way we have found lots of new Lutheran media startups as well as … Continue reading

“God Bearers” — Sermon by Pastor Rolf Preus

And it happened, as He spoke these things, that a certain woman from the crowd raised her voice and said to Him, “Blessed is the womb that bore You, and the breasts which nursed You!” But He said, “More than … Continue reading

The Fall and the Promise — Sermon by Pastor Rolf Preus

The First Sunday in Lent March 5, 2017 “The Fall and the Promise” Genesis 3:1-21 Biblical history explains the way things are.  What Moses records in today’s Old Testament Lesson is history.  It happened.  What Matthew records in today’s Gospel … Continue reading

2017 Conference Videos Available

Our 2017 National Conference concluded this past weekend at Zion Lutheran Church in Tomball, Texas.  The general theme was “The Article” referencing justification as the article on which the the church stands or falls.  On top of great hospitality we … Continue reading

“God’s Word Does What God Wants” — Sermon by Pastor Rolf Preus

“For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, … 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

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

The Revelation of God’s Glory — Sermon by Pastor Rolf Preus

“This beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.” St. John 2:11 When God appeared to Moses on Mt. Sinai, Moses asked to see his glory. God refused.   … Continue reading

Our Faith Needs Baptism — Sermon by Pastor Rolf Preus

The Baptism of Our Lord St. Matthew 3:13-17 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. And John tried to prevent Him, say­ing, “I need to be baptized by You, and are You … Continue reading

The Angels’ Sermon is the Christian’s Song – Christmas Day Sermon by Pastor Rolf Preus

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men! Luke 2: 13- 14 Is it a hymn or … Continue reading