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“New Heavens and a New Earth” (Sermon on 2 Peter 3:8-14, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)
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“New Heavens and a New Earth” (2 Peter 3:8-14) This year’s theme for our Advent midweek services is “Waiting for the Day of the Lord.” We’re looking at the Epistle readings for the first three weeks of Advent, all of which are about looking forward to the second coming of … Continue reading

Concordia Bronxville Publishes Devotions including Female “Pastors”
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Why does the Missouri Synod smell like the ELCA right now? Am I just an ungrateful person? After all, we have so many blessings in the Synod. But sometimes there are things that are just so mind-numblingly absurd, the only sensible thing to do is to say, “Balderdash!” Our Concordia … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for Christmas Day
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This entry is part of 46 in the series Lambs at Pasture

Lambs at Pasture for Christmas Day and its Answer Key are now available for download. English Version English Answer Key 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 … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for Rorate Coeli — The Fourth Sunday in Advent
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This entry is part 1 of 46 in the series Lambs at Pasture

Lambs at Pasture for the Rorate Coeli — The Fourth Sunday in Advent and its Answer Key are now available for download. English Version English Answer Key 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 … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for Rorate Coeli (Advent 4)
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This entry is part 37 of 37 in the series Gospel Notes

The Gospel Notes for the Fourth Sunday of Advent from the Lutheran Service Book’s One-Year Lectionary is now available. It is available in two versions this year — to cover the alternate reading. You may download the notes for John 19: 1-28 as the Color PDF, the Black and White … Continue reading

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Gospel Notes for Rorate Coeli (Advent 4)

This entry is part 37 of 37 in the series Gospel Notes

The Gospel Notes for the Fourth Sunday of Advent from the Lutheran Service Book’s One-Year Lectionary is now available. It is available in two versions this year — to cover the alternate reading. You may download the notes for John … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for Gaudete (Advent 3)

This entry is part 36 of 37 in the series Gospel Notes

The Gospel Notes for the Third Sunday of Advent 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, … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Sixth Commandment

    My heart overflows with a pleasing theme;     I address my verses to the king;     my tongue is like the pen of a ready scribe. 2 You are the most handsome of the sons of men;     grace is poured upon … Continue reading

Advent 2 Midweek “For unto us a Son is Given” : The Answer of Samuel

The following sermon corresponds to Advent 2 Midweek according to the Advent service plan “For unto us a Son is Given.” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. The devil loved barrenness. In … Continue reading

‘Something you need to watch’: Evolutionists in Seminary Classrooms

Dr. David Menton, a speaker, writer, and researcher at Answers in Genesis, spoke at the 2015 Issues, Etc., “Making the Case Conference” on the topic of Creationism vs. Naturalism. He concluded his remarks by speaking of the way in which … Continue reading

TECHNICAL NOTE: New Host is now up and Running Fast!

Thanks in large part to some people behind the scenes who gave up much of their weekend, we have moved the Steadfast Lutherans blog to a new host. So far the site runs much faster; we have hopes that this … Continue reading

“A Baptism of Repentance for the Forgiveness of Sins” (Sermon on Mark 1:1-8, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“A Baptism of Repentance for the Forgiveness of Sins” (Mark 1:1-8) Well, here comes John the Baptist again. He always shows up around this time of year. Always with kind of a depressing message: “Repent! Get your life straightened out!” … Continue reading

Lutheran Quotes on Creation

Lutheran Quotes on Creation: Below are a number of great quotes from Lutheran Theologians on the six days of Creation. Dr. Martin Luther: “Hilary and Augustine, two great lights in the Church, believed that the world was made of a … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for Gaudete — The Third Sunday in Advent

This entry is part 2 of 46 in the series Lambs at Pasture

Lambs at Pasture for the Gaudete — The Third Sunday in Advent and its Answer Key are now available for download. English Version English Answer Key The repetitive nature of Lambs at Pasture aids in familiarity and memorization of key passages. This … Continue reading

AAAS “Science for Seminaries” Program Entering Phase 2 – CSL News

In November 2016, the committee for Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion of the American Association for the Advancement of Science issued their final report on the “Science for Seminaries” program. Concordia St. Louis was one of the Seminaries selected … Continue reading

“A Day of Judgment and Salvation” (Sermon on 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“A Day of Judgment and Salvation” (1 Corinthians 1:3-9) In thinking about a theme for our three midweek Advent services this year, I decided to go with the Epistle readings for the first three Sundays in Advent. For there is … Continue reading

On the Proper Use of Reason

There was a certain commander of an army who led his troops well. He would command the soldiers, “You go here, you do this, you take this with you, you bring this back, you say this to that person,” and … Continue reading

Great Stuff – Some more backstory to the current creation-evolution issue in the LCMS from a Country Parson

From Musings of a Country Parson At the 2013 synod convention, an overture was brought to the floor to commend the universities of our synod for their faithfulness. This happens every three years. It is a pro-forma thing to commend … Continue reading

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

Advent 1 Midweek “For unto us a Son is Given” : The Laughter of Isaac

The following sermon corresponds to Advent 1 Midweek according to the Advent service plan “For unto us a Son is Given.” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. “Long ago, your fathers lived … Continue reading

Great Stuff – “Hard Cases and Bad Laws – 8th Commandment Edition”

from Musings of a Country Parson: Some years ago, our “flagship” seminary had a spot of trouble. The one job they were given – training pastors to faithfully teach the Word of God to our parishes – became too much … Continue reading

“Their Lord needs them” — Advent 1 Sermon by Pr Ryan D. Wendt

“Their Lord need them” Matthew 21:1-9 First Sunday in Advent 2017 Pr Ryan D. Wendt Christ the King Lutheran Church,  Billings, Montana (Hear sermons by Pr Wendt here) And there was evening and there was morning, another day. So it … Continue reading

“Oh That You Would Rend the Heavens and Come Down” (Sermon on Isaiah 64:1-9, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Oh That You Would Rend the Heavens and Come Down” (Isaiah 64:1-9) The Old Testament Reading for today, from Isaiah 64, is an intense prayer. The prophet is begging God to intervene on behalf of his people. As such, it … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for Populus Zion — The Second Sunday in Advent

This entry is part 3 of 46 in the series Lambs at Pasture

Lambs at Pasture for the Populus Zion and its Answer Key are now available for download. English Version English Answer Key The repetitive nature of Lambs at Pasture aids in familiarity and memorization of key passages. This is especially true when used … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for Populus Zion (Advent 2)

This entry is part 35 of 37 in the series Gospel Notes

The Gospel Notes for the Second Sunday of Advent 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, … Continue reading