Jan Koenig

Abiding in His Word

“If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31,32)                                                                        Everything begins with God’s Word.  The world began with God’s Word, as Scripture explains, “And God said, Let there be…”   Salvation began with God’s Word, being initiated when God… Read more »

The Image

And He said to them, “Whose image and inscription is this?” (Matthew 22:20, NKJV)                         When Jewish leaders questioned Jesus as to whether one should pay Roman taxes, He asked for a coin.  They showed him a denarius and he promptly asked them whose image was stamped into the coin.  After they answered that it… Read more »

Calls and Vacancies – Updated Oct. 14, 2020

BREMEN, St. Paul CROSS PLAINS, St. Paul (Dewberry) DILLSBORO, St. John (Farmers Retreat) FORT WAYNE, Bethlehem – called Rev. Benjamin Ahlersmeyer – accepted – installation 11/22/2020 GEORGETOWN, Shep[herd of the Hills – called Rev. Jonathan Petzold – declined INDIANAPOLIS, Holy Cross – called Rev. Daniel Hauser – accepted – installation 11/15/2020 INDIANAPOLIS, Trinity KOKOMO, Good… Read more »

Y4Life Trip to Washington D.C. 2021

Would you like to help your high school and college youth become Gospel-motivated voices for life? If so, involving your youth in the Y4Life in Washington, D.C. conference may be a great place to start! Y4Life, a branch of Lutherans For Life, invites you and your youth to participate in this free conference from Jan…. Read more »

The Wedding Feast

“The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son.” (Matthew 22:2)                                                                         A foundational institution of God is marriage.  Within marriage the institution of the Church is also subsumed.  Luther identified Adam as the first pastor, to whom was given the word of law and gospel… Read more »

A Clear Parable

“Hear another parable. There was a master of a house who planted a vineyard…” (Matthew 21:33)                                                                         More often than not the parables of Jesus require significant wrestling to grasp and apply.  Clearly this Sunday’s parable of the wicked vineyard tenants is not such a parable.  In fact at the moment this parable proceeded from… Read more »

Christ’s Authority

“By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?” (Matthew 21:23)                                                                         The priests had been authorized by God to lead and direct the matters of the Jewish temple.  The elders of the Jews were regarded as the authorized leaders of the Jewish community.  These two groups, which clearly had… Read more »

The Greatest Are Like Children

Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.  (Matthew 18:3) When the disciples questioned Jesus about greatness in the kingdom of heaven, the Greek wording indicates they were not asking who is the greatest but who is the greater.  When posed this way… Read more »

Calls and Vacancies – Updated September 2, 2020

BREMEN, St. Paul – Pastor Rohde retiring CROSS PLAINS, St. Paul (Dewberry) – DILLSBORO, St. John (Farmers Retreat) – FORT WAYNE, Bethlehem – called Rev. Christopher Jackson FORT WAYNE, Peace – called Rev. Kevin Mann – accepted – installation 10/11/20 GEORGETOWN, Shepherd of the Hills – INDIANAPOLIS, Holy Cross – INDIANAPOLIS, Trinity – called Rev…. Read more »

Reminder – Pastors’ Conference

This is just a reminder that the hotel deadline for the Fall Pastors’ Conference is Sept. 16.  All information is on our website at https://in.lcms.org/fall-pastors-conference-2/. We continue our planning for an in-person conference.  We will adhere to and practice Governor Holcomb’s Executive Orders and CDC guidelines.  On-line registration and a link for the housing is… Read more »