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Time is running out – register now for Orlando or Phoenix Conferences
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Dear readers of Steadfast Lutherans, Our conferences are soon approaching.  Great presentations will be had in areas where we don’t usually have confessional Lutheran conferences.  Besides that – all of your midwesterners need to get to a warmer place for a bit don’t you? Orlando – Presentations by Rev. Andrew … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Commentary on the Large Catechism: Eighth Commandment
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This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

    O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent?     Who shall dwell on your holy hill? 2 He who walks blamelessly and does what is right     and speaks truth in his heart; 3 who does not slander with his tongue     and does no evil to his neighbor,     nor takes up a … Continue reading

“Philip and Nathanael: A Story of Witnessing” (Sermon on John 1:43-51, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)
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“Philip and Nathanael: A Story of Witnessing” (John 1:43-51) The Holy Gospel for today, from John 1, takes place very early in Jesus’ ministry, when he was first gathering his disciples. It’s the story of Philip and Nathanael, how they came to be disciples and follow our Lord. It’s the … Continue reading

Great News! The editors of CSL’s Concordia Journal give a Christian example.
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Yesterday Dr. Arand of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis published an article explaining some of the editorial process used in the production of Concordia Journal.  He also offered an apology and asked for forgiveness in regard to the article by Dr. Jurchen. Likewise, in this particular case, our editorial judgment failed … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for Transfiguration
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This entry is part of 50 in the series Lambs at Pasture

Lambs at Pasture for Transfiguration 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 Book (page … Continue reading

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Lambs at Pasture for Transfiguration

This entry is part of 50 in the series Lambs at Pasture

Lambs at Pasture for Transfiguration 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 … Continue reading

Osiander: Never Heard of Him

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

This is part six 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

A Year without Television, Part I: The Church Fathers

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series A Year Without Television

It all started back in Advent 2016 as I was preparing for the midweek services. Our congregation was going to spend the three Wednesday nights in Advent on the theme “Life with an Eye on the End.” We would consider … Continue reading

Movie Review: Is Genesis History?

Is Genesis History? is a film produced by Thomas Purifoy and hosted by Del Tackett that purports to look into this titular question.  The description on Netflix reads “Del Tackett travels the world to interview scientists and scholars to determine … Continue reading

An example of broken dialogue by Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

Editor’s Note: It doesn’t take long trying to wade through the muddy mess of doctrine and practice in the LCMS before you are accused of violating “dialogue” or that solutions to problems can only happen through such “dialogue”.  Recent examples … Continue reading

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 49 of 50 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 1 of 50 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 10 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