Great News – Dr. Jurchen confesses, CUNE gives Christian example.

UPDATE – The Editors of Concordia Journal have also asked for forgiveness for the article in question. In a Sunday evening post over at Concordia Theology the CSL blog released two statements, one by Dr. Jurchen, who wrote the original … Continue reading

“The Heavens Being Torn Open” (Sermon on Mark 1:4-11, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“The Heavens Being Torn Open” (Mark 1:4-11) How many of you know when your baptismal birthday is? Mine is September 10. What’s yours? It’s good to take note of and remember the day of your baptism, that happy day when … Continue reading

“What Epiphany Tells Us about Worship” (Sermon on Matthew 2:1-12, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“What Epiphany Tells Us about Worship” (Matthew 2:1-12) The Festival of the Epiphany of Our Lord always falls on January 6, regardless of the day of the week. In that respect, it’s like Christmas, which always falls on December 25. … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Clearing up the Confusion

Found over on Predigtamt – Musings of a Country Pastor: In the words of Jimmy Stewart, “This is a very interesting situation!” Briefly, the Saint Louis Seminary published an article which proposed damnable heresy (day does not mean day). The … Continue reading

2018 Steadfast Lutherans Lenten Series – The Lord’s Prayer in the Lord’s Passion

The time has come to release our theme and service plan for the 2018 Steadfast Lutherans Lenten Series titled “The Lord’s Prayer in the Lord’s Passion”.  The initial thought for this series comes from a volume called “Sermon Texts” by … Continue reading

Schedule for Steadfast Conference in Orlando, January 26 and 27

The following is the schedule for our Orlando Conference, “Strangers in a Strange Land.”  If you want to get away from the arctic air this January then come down to Orlando to get together with confessional Lutheran friends.  You can … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for the Second Sunday after the Epiphany

This entry is part 56 of 56 in the series Lambs at Pasture

Lambs at Pasture for The Second Sunday after the Epiphany 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 … Continue reading

Great Stuff – President Harrison speaks out on Creation.

Found over at blogs.lcms.org Concerning the Six-Day Creation by Matthew C. Harrison Creation is a mystery. Just as science will forever have a problem with Jesus being God and man, with His virgin birth, or with His resurrection, so science … Continue reading

The Fullness of Time – Sermon by Pr Rolf Preus

The Sunday after Christmas December 31, 2017 “The Fullness of Time” Galatians 4:1-7 Now I say that the heir, as long as he is a child, does not differ at all from a slave, though he is master of all, … Continue reading

Mountain West Young Adult Retreat – The Herring Barrel for Lutherans

Editor’s Note:  This is a last minute opportunity for folks to come!  It’s called “Herring Barrel” after the story that Katie von Bora was smuggled out of her convent in an empty herring barrel.  To find a godly spouse is … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for the First Sunday after the Epiphany

This entry is part 7 of 56 in the series Lambs at Pasture

Lambs at Pasture for The First Sunday after the Epiphany 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 … Continue reading

Sermon — Christmas Day — Titus 3; Luke 2

https://steadfastlutherans.org/clips/ChristmasDay.m4a     The angel did not tell the shepherds how they can make Jesus their Lord and Savior. Instead, he told them that Christ their Lord and Savior had been born for them already that day. He did not … Continue reading

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

This entry is part 9 of 14 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

        Fret not yourself because of evildoers;     be not envious of wrongdoers! 2 For they will soon fade like the grass     and wither like the green herb. 3 Trust in the Lord, and do good;     dwell in the land … Continue reading

The Flacian Fallacy

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series 2017 Reformation Newsletter Articles

This is part five of a series of twelve newsletter articles written by Rev. Neil L. Carlson for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Rev. Carlson is pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church and Zion Lutheran Church in Sidney and Chappell, … Continue reading

“And the Word Became Flesh” (Sermon on John 1:1-18, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“And the Word Became Flesh” (John 1:1-18) “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” Dear brothers and sisters … Continue reading

A Child Is Born Unto You

“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” (Luke 2:11-12) Dr. Martin Luther published excellent … Continue reading

“From Heaven Above to Earth I Come” (Sermon on Luke 2:1-20, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“From Heaven Above to Earth I Come” (Luke 2:1-20) For our Christmas Eve homily tonight, I thought I’d let Luther lead the way. This is the 500th anniversary year of the Reformation, after all, and Martin Luther wrote and preached … Continue reading

“Gabriel’s Gracious Greeting” (Sermon on Luke 1:26-38, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Gabriel’s Gracious Greeting” (Luke 1:26-38) Every year on the Fourth Sunday in Advent, the Holy Gospel is a reading about Mary. Last year it was the message to Joseph that Mary would bear a son. Next year it will be … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for the First Sunday after Christmas

This entry is part 54 of 56 in the series Lambs at Pasture

Lambs at Pasture for The First Sunday after Christmas 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 … Continue reading

“He Will Surely Do It” (Sermon on 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“He Will Surely Do It” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-24) This has been an Advent series about the Second Advent, the Second Coming of Christ. Each Wednesday we’ve looked at the Epistle reading from the previous Sunday, and the connecting theme that … Continue reading

Phoenix or Orlando? Your choice, but come to one of our conferences in January and February.

Take your pick.  Both conferences promise to be good opportunities for socialization with other Confessional Lutherans and learning from good teachers.  Both conferences will host excellent preaching.  Both conferences will offer Friday night parties.  It’s just a matter of distance … Continue reading

Advent 3 Midweek “For unto Us a Son Is Given” : The Blessing of Zechariah

The following sermon corresponds to Advent 3 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 altar of incense stood … Continue reading

Wyoming District President Responds to CSL Faculty Rebuke Letter

On behalf of the Wyoming District’s pastors our District President, Rev. John Hill  wrote and sent the following letter (and cover letter) in reply to the Concordia Seminary, St. Louis faculty rebuke of the Wyoming District pastors. If you do … Continue reading

The Synergistic Fallacy

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series 2017 Reformation Newsletter Articles

This is part four of a series of twelve newsletter articles written by Rev. Neil L. Carlson for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Rev. Carlson is pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church and Zion Lutheran Church in Sidney and Chappell, … Continue reading

“When the Messiah Gives You a Makeover” (Sermon on Isaiah 61:1-4, 10-11, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“When the Messiah Gives You a Makeover” (Isaiah 61:1-4, 10-11) Have you ever seen one of those makeover shows on TV? My daughter used to watch one. It was called “What Not to Wear.” The idea of the show was … Continue reading