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This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series The Book of Judges

Previously, we heard how Jabin king of Hazor had arisen, as if from the dead. A certain Jabin king of Hazor had suffered defeat about 180 years ago at the hands of Joshua, and now a man by the same name stands in the same place; but instead of suffering … Continue reading

Athanasian Creed According to Scripture
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Building on a guide I recently posted to the Apostles’ and Nicene Creed I now present a guide to the Athanasian Creed.  Sadly even among Lutherans the Athanasian Creed is neglected and misunderstood.  This is a shame as the Athanasian Creed contains the most complete understanding of the Trinity we … Continue reading

“The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant” (Sermon on Matthew 18:21-35, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)
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“The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant” (Matthew 18:21-35) Forgiveness doesn’t count. Oh, don’t get me wrong! I don’t mean that it doesn’t matter of that it’s not important. By no means. No, forgiveness counts for a lot in that respect. In fact, it’s everything. We’d be lost without forgiveness. But … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for the Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity
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This entry is part 31 of 31 in the series Lambs at Pasture

Lambs at Pasture for the Fifteenth 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 passages. This is especially true when used in conjunction with the Daily Prayer meditation found in the Lutheran Service Book (page 295). … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for The Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity
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This entry is part 23 of 23 in the series Gospel Notes

The Gospel Notes for the Fifteenth 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, the Bi-Fold Color PDF, the Bi-Fold Black and White PDF, the Legal Half-Page PDF, or the Legal Black and White … Continue reading

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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

“Dealing Drastically with Sin” (Sermon on Matthew 18:1-20, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Dealing Drastically with Sin” (Matthew 18:1-20) How seriously do we take the matter of sin? Our own sin? The sin of others? I think that is the theme running through the teachings of Jesus today in the Holy Gospel from … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for the Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

This entry is part 30 of 31 in the series Lambs at Pasture

This is part 30 of 31 in the series Lambs at PastureLambs at Pasture for the Fourteenth 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

2017 Steadfast Lutherans Regional Conference — Denver “The Three Estates” Videos Available now.

The videos for our regional conference in Denver have been uploaded to YouTube for our readers to learn from.  The conference topic was the Three Estates (church, family, state).  The speakers did a great job of covering the topic.  Make … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for The Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

This entry is part 22 of 23 in the series Gospel Notes

This is part 22 of 23 in the series Gospel Notes The Gospel Notes for the Fourteenth 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

The Law and Gospel Matrix

The Law and Gospel Matrix Why not all law and gospel sermons are created equally By Matthew J. Garnett Believe it or not pastors, your laymen do listen to your sermons, especially if they are truck drivers.  The wonderful part … Continue reading

“How to Understand–and Do–Christian Exhortations” (Sermon on Romans 12:9-21, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“How to Understand–and Do–Christian Exhortations” (Romans 12:9-21) Take a look again at the Epistle reading for today, as printed on your Scripture insert. It’s Romans 12:9-21, and it starts out as follows: “Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for the Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity

This entry is part 29 of 31 in the series Lambs at Pasture

This is part 29 of 31 in the series Lambs at PastureLambs at Pasture for the Thirteenth 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 Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity

This entry is part 21 of 23 in the series Gospel Notes

This is part 21 of 23 in the series Gospel Notes The Gospel Notes for the Thirteenth 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

The Silence of Shamgar and Deborah

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series The Book of Judges

This is part 9 of 10 in the series The Book of JudgesThe judges in the book of Judges are individually shadows of Christ, and taken together are a more defined shadow. Othniel is a rather vague shadow of the … 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

Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds According to Scripture

A few years back BJS reposted a breakdown of the Nicene Creed and the Scriptures that support the different sections.  This guide has proven popular owing to the confusion that exists among some Christians, and sadly some Lutherans, regarding the … Continue reading

“Who Is This Man?” (Sermon and hymn on Matthew 16:13-20, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Who Is This Man?” (Matthew 16:13-20) “Who is this man?” Who is this man Jesus? This is the most important question that has ever been asked. How will you answer it? The question comes up in the Holy Gospel for … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for The Twelfth Sunday after Trinity

This entry is part 20 of 23 in the series Gospel Notes

This is part 20 of 23 in the series Gospel Notes The Gospel Notes for the Twelfth 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 Twelfth Sunday after Trinity

This entry is part 28 of 31 in the series Lambs at Pasture

This is part 28 of 31 in the series Lambs at PastureLambs at Pasture for the Twelfth 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 Few Thoughts on Christianity and US Politics

Separation of church and state in the US Constitution means that the government can’t impose a state church, but that we are free to exercise our religion. However, many in politics don’t abide by absolute truth and try to change … Continue reading

The Cross of Christ Is the Burnt Out Ground, Safe from Fire

Drought and fires this year recall memories of prairie fires in homesteading days. In high winds, fires moved rapidly, burning grass, crops, livestock, wildlife, buildings, and people. One time a homesteading father saw a fire fanned by winds toward his … Continue reading

St. Augustine on Science and Scripture

One of the many abuses of science is Christians trying to prove Scripture with science.  There are many well-meaning Christians who both use Scripture to validate their pet theory but also then try to use their pet theory to validate … Continue reading

Do the Work But Forsake the Anxiety

“I have seen many youths, excellently brought up and very well educated, who nevertheless became completely corrupt once they lost their teachers and came into their inheritance, others, lacking in upbringing and education, were good men.  What are we to … Continue reading

“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