“The Sheep and the Goats” (Sermon on Matthew 25:31-46, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“The Sheep and the Goats” (Matthew 25:31-46) Are you a sheep or a goat? You will be one or the other, you know. When? When Christ comes again. Listen again to today’s Gospel reading: “When the Son of Man comes … Continue reading

“Three Words for Thanksgiving: Think, Thank, Talk” (Sermon on Philippians 4:6-20, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Three Words for Thanksgiving: Think, Thank, Talk” (Philippians 4:6-20) Today I have three words for you. These are three things you can do to celebrate this Day of Thanksgiving. They are three words that are easy for you to remember … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for Ad Te Levavi — The First Sunday in Advent

This entry is part 58 of 107 in the series Lambs at Pasture

Lambs at Pasture for the Ad Te Levavi — The First 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 … Continue reading

Lambs in Pasture en Español

This entry is part 40 of 107 in the series Lambs at Pasture

Steadfast Lutherans is excited to announce that Lambs at Pasture will be available in Spanish this Advent. If you’re not already familiar with Lambs at Pasture, it is a free educational offering designed to highlight the readings of the historic one-year lectionary in small, … Continue reading

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

This entry is part 6 of 26 in the series A Layman's Commentary on the Large Catechism

  Unless the Lord builds the house,     those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city,     the watchman stays awake in vain. 2 It is in vain that you rise up early     and go late to … Continue reading

“Faithful Stewards of Our Master’s Talents” (Sermon on Matthew 25:14-30, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Faithful Stewards of Our Master’s Talents” (Matthew 25:14-30) Our text is the Holy Gospel for today, from Matthew 25. It’s the story known as the Parable of the Talents. A master gives his servants talents, varying amounts of money, to … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for the Last Sunday of the Church Year — Trinity XXVII

This entry is part 39 of 107 in the series Lambs at Pasture

Lambs at Pasture for the Last Sunday of the Church Year (Trinity XXVII) 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 … Continue reading

The Post-Reformation Reformation: 1546-1580

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series 2017 Reformation Newsletter Articles

This is part one 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

Freeing the Catechism in English !!

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of England. These loving people are giving away “the layman’s little Bible”—Luther’s Small Catechism— in English as a gift to English-speaking Christianity. The ELCE has published its Reformation Anniversary … Continue reading

Grain, Wine, Oil, and Reproaches

This entry is part 11 of 15 in the series The Book of Judges

Grain, wine, and oil were the food staples of Israel, along with the animals. When the people stopped listening to the Word of the Lord, these – the grain, wine, oil, and livestock – became scarce. This was in fulfillment … Continue reading

“Let Us Go to the House of the LORD!” (Sermon on Psalm 122:1, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Let Us Go to the House of the LORD!” (Psalm 122:1) You may notice that we still have the white paraments up from last week, when we observed All Saints’ Day. That’s because today we’re doing a kind of “All … Continue reading

Lambs at Pasture for the Second to the Last Sunday of the Church Year — Trinity XXVI

This entry is part 38 of 107 in the series Lambs at Pasture

Lambs at Pasture for the Second to the Last Sunday of the Church Year (Trinity XXVI) 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 … Continue reading