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The 1955 Conventions of the WELS and ELS

Written by David Lau | December, 2019
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THE ORIGIN OF THE CLC One aspect of the discussion surrounding the “Joint Statement,” which will again be before us at our 2020 convention, is how much importance to give to the events that took place around the period 1955-1961 that led to the formation of the CLC. In this seven-part series, Professor Emeritus David […] Read More

Chapel Talk on Chapter 20 of the Book: Out Of Necessity

Written by David Lau | February, 2011
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Dear Friends in Christ, Chapter 20 of the history of the CLC is entitled “The Changing Times.” Everyone will have to admit that there have been many changes in the world and in the church world since our church body was organized in 1960. But have there been changes in the Church of the Lutheran […] Read More

Early Protests and Withdrawals

Written by David Lau | January, 2020
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THE ORIGIN OF THE CLC One aspect of the discussion surrounding the “Joint Statement,” which will again be before us at our 2020 convention, is how much importance to give to the events that took place around the period 1955-1961 that led to the formation of the CLC. In this seven-part series, Professor Emeritus David […] Read More

The Beauty and Joy of Christian Fellowship

Written by David Lau | May, 2013
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(Last of eight installments) We have seen how believers in the Messiah in Old Testament times experienced the beauty and joy of Christian fellowship. Of course, we find such moments of beauty and joy in Christian fellowship in the New Testament also. We have already mentioned the fellowship enjoyed by the post-Pentecost congregation at Jerusalem. […] Read More

Great Joy

Written by David Lau | January, 2012
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“And there was great joy in that city” Acts 8:8 “He went on his way rejoicing”  Acts 8:39 What is it that makes Christians joyful? Next to the joy of forgiveness of sins and eternal salvation in Jesus Christ, surely one of our greatest joys is to hear about or witness for ourselves the great […] Read More

The Beauty and Joy of Christian Fellowship

Written by David Lau | January, 2013
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(Fourth of eight) We have indicated in previous articles that it is possible for believers in Christ to experience already now the beauty and joy of Christian fellowship. Read More

The 1957 WELS Convention

Written by David Lau | February, 2020
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THE ORIGIN OF THE CLC One aspect of the discussion surrounding the “Joint Statement,” which will again be before us at our 2020 convention, is how much importance to give to the events that took place around the period 1955-1961 that led to the formation of the CLC. In this seven-part series, Professor Emeritus David […] Read More

Chapel Talk on Chapter 18 of the Book: Out Of Necessity

Written by David Lau | December, 2010
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Chapter 18 of the Book: Out Of Necessity A History of the Church of the Lutheran Confession Dear Friends in Christ, The summer of 1963 was a very busy one on this campus. There were volunteers from many CLC congregations on the scene, trying to prepare the former Ingram Estate for the fifth school year […] Read More

Chapel Talk on Chapter 17 of “Out of Necessity”

Written by David Lau | November, 2010
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Dear Friends in Christ, Chapter 17 of the history of the CLC is entitled “Doctrinal Controversies.” Yes, we have to admit that in the history of our church body there have been serious debates and controversies concerning doctrinal matters. I doubt that there is any church body on Earth that has never had such controversies.But […] Read More

Chapel Talk on Chapters 21-22 of the Book “Out Of Necessity”

Written by David Lau | March, 2011
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Dear Friends in Christ, It is fitting that we conclude this series of chapel talks on the history of the Church of the Lutheran Confession (CLC) on the day of our Lord’s ascension. For just as our risen Lord and Savior at God’s right hand has guided us in the past, so our present and […] Read More

The Unscriptural “Solution”

Written by David Lau | March, 2020
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THE ORIGIN OF THE CLC One aspect of the discussion surrounding the “Joint Statement,” which will again be before us at our 2020 convention, is how much importance to give to the events that took place around the period 1955-1961 that led to the formation of the CLC. In this seven-part series, Professor Emeritus David […] Read More

Testimony of Our Forefathers

Written by David Lau | October, 2011
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“Treasuring Our Heritage of Truth” -First of Three… “Remember those who rule over you, who have spoken the word of God to you, whose faith follow, considering the outcome of their conduct.” Hebrews 13:7 In our service today we are trying to do what God is telling us to do in this text. We are […] Read More

The Beauty and Joy of Christian Fellowship

Written by David Lau | February, 2013
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(Fifth of eight installments) As we study the Scriptures, we soon learn that there is another very special evil that is always threatening to spoil the beauty and joy of Christian fellowship. In fact, it is this evil that first spoiled the relationship between God and our first parents in Paradise. What is this evil? It […] Read More

The 1959 Conventions of the WELS and ELS

Written by David Lau | April, 2020
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THE ORIGIN OF THE CLC One aspect of the discussion surrounding the “Joint Statement,” which will again be before us at our 2020 convention, is how much importance to give to the events that took place around the period 1955-1961 that led to the formation of the CLC. In this seven-part series, Professor Emeritus David […] Read More

Chapel Talk on Chapter 19 of the Book: Out Of Necessity

Written by David Lau | January, 2011
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Dear Friends in Christ, There are sixteen congregations in our church body that are presently enjoying a special blessing from the Lord. These congregations are operating elementary Christian day schools. Some of these schools have been in existence since the very beginning of the CLC, such as Immanuel Lutheran School in Mankato, Minnesota. In fact, […] Read More

The Beauty and Joy of Christian Fellowship

Written by David Lau | March, 2013
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(Sixth of eight installments) As we continue to consider the beauty and joy of Christian fellowship, we recognize that the biggest threat to such fellowship is the intrusion of false teaching. Our Lord has told us what to do when false teaching takes over some earthly organization. We are to take note of such a […] Read More

The Formation of a New Church Body

Written by David Lau | May, 2020
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THE ORIGIN OF THE CLC One aspect of the discussion surrounding the “Joint Statement,” which will again be before us at our next convention, is how much importance to give to the events that took place around the period 1955-1961 that led to the formation of the CLC. In this seven-part series, Professor Emeritus David […] Read More

The Beauty and Joy of Christian Fellowship

Written by David Lau | April, 2013
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(Seventh of eight installments) Already now in this sinful world believers in Christ are enabled to experience the beauty and joy of Christian fellowship. We certainly can appreciate those moments in our lives when God gives us such experiences as little glimpses and foretastes of future bliss. Consider a few such moments in the lives […] Read More

1960 and Beyond

Written by David Lau | June, 2020
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THE ORIGIN OF THE CLC One aspect of the discussion surrounding the “Joint Statement,” which will again be before us at our next convention, is how much importance to give to the events that took place around the period 1955-1961 that led to the formation of the CLC. In this seven-part series, Professor Emeritus David […] Read More