“Jesus and the Canaanite Woman” (Sermon on Matthew 15:21-28, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Jesus and the Canaanite Woman” (Matthew 15:21-28) What kind of faith do you have, in what kind of God? That is the question that our text today will help us to answer. For what we will see in our text … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for the Eleventh Sunday after Trinity

This entry is part of 27 in the series Lambs at Pasture

This is part of 27 in the series Lambs at PastureLambs at Pasture for the Eleventh Sunday after Trinity and its Answer Key are now available for download. The repetitive nature of Lambs at Pasture aids in familiarity and memorization of key … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for The Eleventh Sunday after Trinity

This entry is part of 19 in the series Gospel Notes

This is part of 19 in the series Gospel Notes The Gospel Notes for the Eleventh Sunday after Trinity from the Lutheran Service Book’s One-Year Lectionary is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White PDF, … Continue reading

“The Last Enemy to Be Destroyed Is Death” (Funeral sermon on 1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 51-57, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“The Last Enemy to Be Destroyed Is Death” (1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 51-57) Over 25 years as a pastor, I have had a number of World War II veterans as members of the congregations I have served. Homer Rouggly was one … Continue reading

Dr. Luther’s Warning to the German People

“…it is not fitting for me, as a preacher, vested with the spiritual office, to wage war or to counsel war on incite it, but rather to dissuade from war and to direct to peace, as I have done until … Continue reading

“The Word Is Near You, in Your Mouth and in Your Heart” (Sermon on Romans 10:5-17, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“The Word Is Near You, in Your Mouth and in Your Heart” (Romans 10:5-17) There is a wealthy author and art dealer in New Mexico by the name of Forrest Fenn. A lover of adventure, Mr. Fenn decided to fill … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for the Tenth Sunday after Trinity

This entry is part 26 of 27 in the series Lambs at Pasture

This is part 26 of 27 in the series Lambs at PastureLambs at Pasture for the Tenth Sunday after Trinity and its Answer Key are now available for download. The repetitive nature of Lambs at Pasture aids in familiarity and memorization of … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for The Tenth Sunday after Trinity

This entry is part 18 of 19 in the series Gospel Notes

This is part 18 of 19 in the series Gospel Notes The Gospel Notes for the Tenth Sunday after Trinity from the Lutheran Service Book’s One-Year Lectionary is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White … Continue reading

Christians Teach Morals and All the Virtues

In his lectures on Galatians, published in 1535, Dr. Luther discussed the Law as the means by which God reveals sin and brings God’s just punishment on sinners. Second, he identified the Gospel of the free forgiveness in Jesus Christ … Continue reading

I Would Not Give This Book To My Granddaughters

A new book this year for women by Cindy Koch is titled Woman: The Forgotten Story, published by NRP Books, an imprint of New Reformation Publications. According to their websites, either New Reformation Publications is a project of the 1517 … Continue reading

“Come and Be Satisfied!” (Sermon on Isaiah 55:1-5, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Come and Be Satisfied!” (Isaiah 55:1-5) Today the Lord is extending an invitation to you. He is saying to each one of us today: “Come and eat!” “Come and drink!” “Come and Be Satisfied!” “Come and be satisfied!” This is … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for the Ninth Sunday after Trinity

This entry is part 25 of 27 in the series Lambs at Pasture

This is part 25 of 27 in the series Lambs at PastureLambs at Pasture for the Ninth Sunday after Trinity and its Answer Key are now available for download. The repetitive nature of Lambs at Pasture aids in familiarity and memorization of … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for The Ninth Sunday after Trinity

This entry is part 1 of 19 in the series Gospel Notes

This is part 1 of 19 in the series Gospel Notes The Gospel Notes for the Ninth Sunday after Trinity from the Lutheran Service Book’s One-Year Lectionary is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White … Continue reading

Righteousness Comes From Faith

While Martin Luther had formulated the theology of justification from 1515 to 1519, his theological opponents within the papal court called for an ecclesiastical trial for his “false teaching.”  Political circumstances in Europe had distracted his theological enemies and the … Continue reading

“Inseparable!” (Sermon on Romans 8:28-39, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Inseparable!” (Romans 8:28-39) Do you ever worry that God has given up on you? That he’s finally had enough and is ready to kick you to the curb? It’s like God is thinking: “Oh, my goodness! There he goes again! … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for The Eighth Sunday after Trinity

This entry is part 17 of 19 in the series Gospel Notes

This is part 17 of 19 in the series Gospel Notes The Gospel Notes for the Eighth Sunday after Trinity from the Lutheran Service Book’s One-Year Lectionary is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for the Eighth Sunday after Trinity

This entry is part 24 of 27 in the series Lambs at Pasture

This is part 24 of 27 in the series Lambs at PastureLambs at Pasture for the Eighth Sunday after Trinity and its Answer Key are now available for download. The repetitive nature of Lambs at Pasture aids in familiarity and memorization of … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for The Seventh Sunday after Trinity

This entry is part 16 of 19 in the series Gospel Notes

This is part 16 of 19 in the series Gospel Notes The Gospel Notes for the Seventh Sunday after Trinity from the Lutheran Service Book’s One-Year Lectionary is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for the Seventh Sunday after Trinity

This entry is part 23 of 27 in the series Lambs at Pasture

This is part 23 of 27 in the series Lambs at PastureLambs at Pasture for the Seventh Sunday after Trinity and its Answer Key are now available for download. The repetitive nature of Lambs at Pasture aids in familiarity and memorization of … Continue reading

A Tiny Error Overthrows the Whole Teaching

“A little yeast leavens the whole lump.” Galatians 5:9 In Dr. Luther’s commentary on this verse, we may observe his typical approach in dealing with false teaching.  Even when someone seems to agree with right doctrine in most matters, divergence … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for The Sixth Sunday after Trinity

This entry is part 15 of 19 in the series Gospel Notes

This is part 15 of 19 in the series Gospel Notes The Gospel Notes for the Sixth Sunday after Trinity from the Lutheran Service Book’s One-Year Lectionary is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for the Sixth Sunday after Trinity

This entry is part 22 of 27 in the series Lambs at Pasture

This is part 22 of 27 in the series Lambs at PastureLambs at Pasture for the Sixth Sunday after Trinity and its Answer Key are now available for download. The repetitive nature of Lambs at Pasture aids in familiarity and memorization of … Continue reading

“Come to Me, and I Will Give You Rest” (Sermon on Matthew 11:25-30 and Romans 7:14-25a, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Come to Me, and I Will Give You Rest” (Matthew 11:25-30; Romans 7:14-25a) “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Here in this verse from today’s Gospel, Matthew 11:28, Jesus issues … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for The Fifth Sunday after Trinity

This entry is part 14 of 19 in the series Gospel Notes

This is part 14 of 19 in the series Gospel Notes The Gospel Notes for the Fifth Sunday after Trinity from the Lutheran Service Book’s One-Year Lectionary is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for the Fifth Sunday after Trinity

This entry is part 21 of 27 in the series Lambs at Pasture

This is part 21 of 27 in the series Lambs at PastureLambs at Pasture for the Fifth Sunday after Trinity and its Answer Key are now available for download. The repetitive nature of Lambs at Pasture aids in familiarity and memorization of … Continue reading