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“Opening the Scriptures, Breaking the Bread” (Sermon on Luke 24:13-35, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)
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“Opening the Scriptures, Breaking the Bread” (Luke 24:13-35) One of my favorite paintings is one we happen to have hanging in the hallway here at St. Matthew’s. I’ve brought it forward this morning, because it goes with the Gospel reading for today. The painting is called, in German, “Gang nach … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for Jubilate — The Fourth Sunday of Easter
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Lambs at Pasture for Jubilate — The Fourth Sunday of Easter and its Answer Key are now available for download. The repetitive nature of Lambs at Pasture aids 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 … Continue reading

A Friend of Steadfast needs help.
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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 some older ones that just have been chugging along for … Continue reading

Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — Easter III
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April 30, 2017 — Easter III Sermon Text — Luke 24:13-35   Blinded by Unbelief Christ is risen!  He is risen, indeed!  Alleluia.  Our text for this morning’s sermon is taken from St. Luke’s gospel account the 24th chapter. Beloved in the Lord, Walking Blind It’s Easter!  Not just in … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for Jubilate (Easter 4)
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This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Gospel Notes

The Gospel Notes for the Fourth Sunday of Easter (Jubilate) 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 … Continue reading

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WELS president on the two versions of the Luther movie

Great Stuff found over on patheos.com:   April 18, 2017 by Gene Veith Not only did the writer/producer of the new Luther movie, Mark Trinklein, weigh in to explain why there are two versions. So did the president of the … Continue reading

Introduction to Judges: Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series The Book of Judges

This is part 1 of 1 in the series The Book of JudgesThis post introduces a commentary on the Old Testament book of Judges; I will put it up in weekly installments here at Steadfast Lutherans. But Jeshurun grew fat … Continue reading

“Easter Joy Continues!” (Sermon on John 20, Acts 5, and 1 Peter 1, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Easter Joy Continues!” (John 20:19-31; Acts 5:29-42; 1 Peter 1:3-9) Alleluia! Christ is risen! (He is risen indeed! Alleluia!) Yes, he is risen indeed! And guess what? He is still risen! Christ didn’t stop being risen once Easter Day was … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for Misericordias Domini — The Third Sunday of Easter

Lambs at Pasture for Misericordias Domini — The Third Sunday of Easter and its Answer Key are now available for download. The repetitive nature of Lambs at Pasture aids familiarity and memorization of key passages. This is especially true when used in … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for Misericordias Domini (Easter 3)

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Gospel Notes

This is part 4 of 5 in the series Gospel Notes The Gospel Notes for the Third Sunday of Easter (Misericordias Domini) from the Lutheran Service Book’s One-Year Lectionary is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black … Continue reading

Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — Easter II

April 23, 2017 — Easter II Sermon Text — St. John 20:19-31 “These things did Thomas count as real: The warmth of blood, the chill of steel, The grain of wood, the heft of stone, The last frail twitch of … Continue reading

LCMS Roped Into Deportation Evasion Scheme

There would be Twitter-worthy convulsions if a Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS) affiliated agency was giving aid and comfort to Planned Parenthood. By contrast, there is almost total indifference to a Synod partner helping illegal aliens to evade deportation. … Continue reading

Conference at Iowa East on the Lutheran Confessions: June 1-2

Iowa District East Symposium 2017 June 1-2 “Popular Lutheran Themes” Io-Dis-E-Ca 3271 Sandy Beach Rd NE, Solon, Iowa 52333 Do you ever hear someone use a Lutheran phrase but suspect he doesn’t know what it really means? Have you heard … Continue reading

“Raised with Our Risen Lord” (Sermon on Colossians 3:1-4, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Raised with Our Risen Lord” (Colossians 3:1-4) Alleluia! Christ is risen! (He is risen indeed! Alleluia!) Yes, indeed Christ is risen! And because he is, guess what? You are risen too! That’s our message this morning on this beautiful Easter … Continue reading

“The Suffering, Sacrificing, Saving Servant” (Sermon on Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“The Suffering, Sacrificing, Saving Servant” (Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12) “Behold, my servant,” says the Lord. Yes, behold him today. Behold the servant of the Lord serving in a most unexpected way: serving by suffering. Today on this Good Friday we … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for Quasimodo Geniti — The Second Sunday of Easter

Lambs at Pasture for Quasimodo Geniti — The Second Sunday of Easter and its Answer Key are now available for download. The repetitive nature of Lambs at Pasture aids familiarity and memorization of key passages. This is especially true when used in … Continue reading

“The Catechism in Six Parts: The Sacrament of the Altar” (Sermon by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“The Catechism in Six Parts: The Sacrament of the Altar” Tonight we conclude our series on “The Catechism in Six Parts.” So far in the Catechism we’ve looked at the Ten Commandments, the Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, the Sacrament of … Continue reading

Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — The Resurrection of Our Lord

April 16, 2017 — The Resurrection of Our Lord Sermon Text — Matthew 28:1-10   Christ is risen!  He is risen, indeed Alleuia! Our text for this morning’s sermon is taken from St. Matthew’s gospel account the 28th chapter. Beloved … Continue reading

Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — Good Friday

April 14, 2017 — Good Friday   Bringing to Nothing the Things that Are In the Name X of Jesus.   AMEN! Beloved in the Lord, Smitten with Glory They couldn’t contain themselves.  A riot was fomenting within their ranks.  Pilate … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for the Second Sunday of Easter

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Gospel Notes

This is part 3 of 5 in the series Gospel Notes The Gospel Notes for the Second Sunday of Easter (Quasimodo Geniti) from the Lutheran Service Book’s One-Year Lectionary is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black … Continue reading

David and Goliath as the Culmination of Lent

David and Goliath. Christ and the Devil. This ancient battle takes on new meaning in light of the salvation that Jesus accomplished during this most holy of weeks. I offer here a translation of 1 Samuel 17, some notes on … Continue reading

Gospel Notes for Easter

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Gospel Notes

This is part 2 of 5 in the series Gospel Notes The Gospel Notes for the Resurrection of Our Lord (Easter) of the One-Year Lectionary from the Lutheran Service Book is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the … Continue reading

Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — Maundy Thursday

April 13, 2017 — Maundy Thursday Sermon Text — Matthew 26:17-30   Is it I?  Is it for Me? In the Name of X Jesus.  AMEN! Beloved in the Lord, Jesus with His Twelve It is evening and the day … Continue reading

Poems on the Cross: Two Kinds of Comfort

The dogmaticians often distinguished between the comforts of the world sought through the law, or philosophy, and the comforts given by the Christian cross. Melanchthon started this trend, and other dogmaticians, such as Hutter and Selnecker continued to compare the … Continue reading

“Holy Week: In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb” (Sermon on Matthew 21:1-11 and 27:11-66, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Holy Week: In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb” (Matthew 21:1-11; 27:11-66) “In like a lion, out like a lamb.” Have you heard that saying before? It refers to the month of March. The idea is that March usually … Continue reading