• Neutering the Bible
  • Steadfast Sermons Graphic
  • What’s Divorce?
  • “Today This Scripture Is Fulfilled in Your Hearing” (Sermon on Luke 4:16-30, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)
  • Pastor Rossow give the Right Hand of Fellowship
  • Words matter.  Luther once said, “And let us be sure of this: we will not long preserve the gospel without the languages .  The languages are the sheath in which this sword of the Spirit is contained; they are the casket in which this...

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  • Test of Greek: ed to get ηγαπησεν αυτην where a ܟܬܒܐ ܕܝܠܝܕܘܬܗ ܕܝܫܘܥ ܡܫܝܚܐ ܒܪܗ ܕܕܘܝܕ ܒܪܗ ܕܐܒܪܗܡ ܀ שִׁיר הַשִּׁירִים אֲשֶׁר לִשְׁלֹמֹֽה I wanted to get ???????? ????? where all the Grace, mercy and peace be unto you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior,...

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  • Recently in preparing for teaching on 1 Corinthians 7 (marriage, divorce, and remarriage) I ran across some things that deserve reflection.  The first of which came from G.K. Chesterton who wrote something to the effect of “to answer the question of what divorce is, you must first answer the...

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  • “Today This Scripture Is Fulfilled in Your Hearing” (Luke 4:16-30) The Holy Gospel for today is the account of Jesus at the Nazareth synagogue, right as he was starting his public ministry. Jesus gets up to read one of the lessons. He unrolls the scroll of the prophet Isaiah,...

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  • The “No Pietists Allowed Parties” are now set for the 2013 Annual BJS Conference. They feature scotch, beer, cigars and an Irish pub. Scotch Tasting – The Gavin family has once again graciously opened their home for a wonderful party. Come join us as we sample a handful of Scotches...

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Neutering the Bible

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March 20, 2013
Neutering the Bible

Words matter.  Luther once said, “And let us be sure of this: we will not long preserve the gospel without the languages .  The languages are the sheath in which this sword of the Spirit is contained; they are the casket in which this jewel is enshrined; they are...
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Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora —

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January 29, 2013
Steadfast Sermons Graphic

Test of Greek: ed to get ηγαπησεν αυτην where a ܟܬܒܐ ܕܝܠܝܕܘܬܗ ܕܝܫܘܥ ܡܫܝܚܐ ܒܪܗ ܕܕܘܝܕ ܒܪܗ ܕܐܒܪܗܡ ܀ שִׁיר הַשִּׁירִים אֲשֶׁר לִשְׁלֹמֹֽה I wanted to get ???????? ????? where all the Grace, mercy and peace be unto you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  AMEN!  Our text for this...
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What’s Divorce?

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January 28, 2013
What’s Divorce?

Recently in preparing for teaching on 1 Corinthians 7 (marriage, divorce, and remarriage) I ran across some things that deserve reflection.  The first of which came from G.K. Chesterton who wrote something to the effect of “to answer the question of what divorce is, you must first answer the question of what marriage is.” ...
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“Today This Scripture Is Fulfilled in Your Hearing” (Sermon on Luke 4:16-30, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

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January 26, 2013
“Today This Scripture Is Fulfilled in Your Hearing” (Sermon on Luke 4:16-30, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Today This Scripture Is Fulfilled in Your Hearing” (Luke 4:16-30) The Holy Gospel for today is the account of Jesus at the Nazareth synagogue, right as he was starting his public ministry. Jesus gets up to read one of the lessons. He unrolls the scroll of the prophet Isaiah, and he reads this passage...
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BJS Conference “No Pietists” Parties Set: Scotch Tasting, Beer Tasting, Cigars and an Irish Pub, by Pr. Rossow

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January 26, 2013
Pastor Rossow give the Right Hand of Fellowship

The “No Pietists Allowed Parties” are now set for the 2013 Annual BJS Conference. They feature scotch, beer, cigars and an Irish pub. Scotch Tasting – The Gavin family has once again graciously opened their home for a wonderful party. Come join us as we sample a handful of Scotches from pedestrian to premium. There...
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DPS: Defensive Pastor Syndrome Part 1

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January 26, 2013
DPS: Defensive Pastor Syndrome Part 1

After His resurrection, Christ the Lord appeared to the Apostles saying, “On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”  When he had said this,...
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What’s Divorce?

What’s Divorce?

Recently in preparing for teaching on 1 Corinthians 7 (marriage, divorce, and remarriage) I ran across some things that deserve reflection.  The first of which came from G.K. Chesterton who wrote something to the effect of “to answer the question of what divorce is, you must first answer the question of what marriage is.” ...

“Today This Scripture Is Fulfilled in Your Hearing” (Sermon on Luke 4:16-30, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Today This Scripture Is Fulfilled in Your Hearing” (Sermon on Luke 4:16-30, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Today This Scripture Is Fulfilled in Your Hearing” (Luke 4:16-30) The Holy Gospel for today is the account of Jesus at the Nazareth synagogue, right as he was starting his public ministry. Jesus gets up to read one of the lessons. He unrolls the scroll of the prophet Isaiah, and he reads this passage...

Pastor Rossow give the Right Hand of Fellowship

BJS Conference “No Pietists” Parties Set: Scotch Tasting, Beer Tasting, Cigars and an Irish Pub, by Pr. Rossow

The “No Pietists Allowed Parties” are now set for the 2013 Annual BJS Conference. They feature scotch, beer, cigars and an Irish pub. Scotch Tasting – The Gavin family has once again graciously opened their home for a wonderful party. Come join us as we sample a handful of Scotches from pedestrian to premium. There...

DPS: Defensive Pastor Syndrome Part 1

DPS: Defensive Pastor Syndrome Part 1

After His resurrection, Christ the Lord appeared to the Apostles saying, “On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”  When he had said this,...

Steadfast Media Pick of the Week  — Parables in Matthew

Steadfast Media Pick of the Week — Parables in Matthew

Parables in Matthew In this interview, Dr. David Scaer discusses the parables in Matthew and how they are carefully put together and address aspects of Christian life. Most interesting to me was Dr. Scaer’s discussion of “The Parable of the Hidden Treasure” and “The Parable of the Pearl of Great Value” where he argues...

Advice From A Young Pastor

Advice From A Young Pastor

It seems to me that the Steadfast Lutheran website has had a lot of conversation lately on the age and experience of pastors.  Pastor Wilken recently wrote an article titled, “These Young Confessors.”  This was followed up by a wonderful article from Pastor Mize titled, “Thoughts From A Young Pastor.”  Therefore, it is in the spirit...

Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — Chasing Jesus Away to Keep Adam Alive

Grace, mercy and peace be unto you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  AMEN!  Our text for this morning’s sermon is taken from St. Luke’s gospel account the fourth chapter (Luke 4:16-30). Beloved in the Lord, The Fulfillment of Scripture Anointed for us and bearing the Father’s delight...

The Root of the Stem-Cell Controversy

The Root of the Stem-Cell Controversy

Harvesting stem cells from human embryos to cure diseases.  Cloning human embryos for organs and tissues.  Bearing children in order to harvest their stem cells for another’s benefit.  Having the technology to pick and choose your infant’s physical characteristics – would you like blue or brown eyes, blonde or red hair?  It sounds like...

Conscience, The Bound Will, Preaching, and The Care-taking of Souls.

Conscience, The Bound Will, Preaching, and The Care-taking of Souls.

Here is a paper I will be presenting next month at our circuit Winkel, which is a warm-up for a set of papers I will be delivering next Fall at the NID Fall Pastors Conference on the topic of: “Conscience, The Bound Will, Preaching, and The Care-taking of Souls.” Smalcald Articles Part III, Articles...

The Gospel for Those Broken by the Church

The Gospel for Those Broken by the Church

“Wherever Christ builds his Church, the devil builds a chapel.” This often quoted Luther saying still bears true today. Each and every generation must fight for the truth, confess the saving Gospel and proclaim with Luther, “Here I stand; I can do no other.” We proclaim this in the liturgy, from the altar, the...

Damned voice of death, blessed Voice of life

Damned voice of death, blessed Voice of life

I preached the following sermon today at my congregation’s Memorial Service for Victims of Abortion (the service provided by Lutherans for Life). In the name of Jesus.  Amen. 55 million dead in one country in forty years.  Over a million dead babies every year.  While the country brings out everything they can for children...

The Office of the KeyS — Notice the “s”

The Office of the KeyS — Notice the “s”

Often times in pastoral ministry you find yourself in situations that are not pleasant.  There are times when you find a situation you have no good answer for and must just suffer it through with much prayer.  Sometimes it is a familiar situation but with a twist.  As an older, wiser pastor once taught...

Human Machines, Free Will, and Moral Evil

Human Machines, Free Will, and Moral Evil

There’s a popular view on love and free will that I regularly encounter. It goes...

Thoughts from a Young Pastor

Thoughts from a Young Pastor

I’m a young Pastor. I’m not apologetic about it. It is what it is....

Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — Good Weddings Serve the Best Wine

Grace, mercy, and peace be unto you from God our Father and from our...

Just Thinkin’ about Babies

Just Thinkin’ about Babies

Associate Editor’s Note:  This article seemed timely to repost this weekend. One of the...

“Marriage and the Family: The Cultural Slide and the Christian Response” (Sermon by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Marriage and the Family: The Cultural Slide and the Christian Response” (Sermon by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Marriage and the Family: The Cultural Slide and the Christian Response” (Isaiah 62:1-5; Psalm...

Our Creator Redeems His Creation: John 2:1-11

Our Creator Redeems His Creation: John 2:1-11

Jesus blesses and sanctifies marriage. He does this in two ways. First He creates it,...

The Baptist: a conversation

The Baptist: a conversation

B: “Well, we don’t really agree with you. You see, we don’t add to...

Looking Beyond Just Numerical Church Growth

Looking Beyond Just Numerical Church Growth

There is no doubt about it that most American churches have felt the effects...

Satirical and Direct Preaching at the BJS Conference: Fiene and Sikora, by Pr. Rossow

When we plan a BJS conference we not only focus on the speakers but...

Steadfast Media Pick of the Week  — Sins of Omission

Steadfast Media Pick of the Week — Sins of Omission

Sins of Omission This interview with Dr. Leonard Payton starts off by using the...

Steadfast Marquart — Abortion and Luther’s Two Kingdoms Theology

Steadfast Marquart — Abortion and Luther’s Two Kingdoms Theology

The following is an excerpt from a paper of the late Professor Kurt Marquart....

I Just got Out of the BJS Conference Planning Meeting and Heard the Phrase “Maid-Rite Sliders” Not to Mention “Manly Man’s Breakfast,” by Pr. Rossow

The food at the annual BJS Conference is always great and this year it...

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