"...there is no quality in my heart at all, call it either faith or charity;
but instead of these I set Christ Himself before me,
and I say, “There is my righteousness.”
--Martin Luther

Pastor Rolf Preus

I am retiring on August 9 and moving to the north woods of northeastern Minnesota.  My son, Rev. James Preus who is the pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Ottumwa, Iowa has graciously consented to continue the Christ for Us broadcasts.  He will also be posting his sermons on this website.  Preachers come and go, but the word of our God is eternal!  Pr. Rolf Preus


Sunday Service and Bible Class

Trinity Lutheran Church in Ottumwa, IA worships every Saturday at 6:00 PM and Sunday at 9:00 AM. Bible Study starts Sundays at 10:30 AM.




Welcome to Christ for Us! 

Website last updated on August 3, 2020

You may read or listen to "False Prophets," based on Matthew 7:15, preached on August 2, to be aired on August 9.


You may read or listen to "Life or Death," based on Romans 6:23, preached on July 26, to be aired on August 2.


You may read or listen to "Righteousness and Reconciliation," based on Matthew 5:20-26, preached on July 19, aired on July 26.


You may read or listen to "Defending Our Hope," based on 1 Peter 3:15, to be preached on July 12, aired on July 19.


You may read or listen to "Judging" based on Luke 6:36-40, preached on July 5, aired on July 12.


You may read or listen to "Who is Like Our God?" based on Micah 7:18-20, preached on June 28, aired on July 5.


Here are videos of services recorded during the shut down in Montana: Good Shepherd Sunday April 26 Sunday after Easter April 19; Easter Sunday April 12; Good Friday April 10; Maundy Thursday April 9; Palm Sunday April 5; Wednesday Vespers April 1; Fifth Sunday in Lent Service  March 29


We follow the historic lectionary at the congregations of our parish. The sermon is preached one Sunday and then recorded to be broadcast on the following Sunday. 

How to Live as a Christian in a Pagan World, a presentation by Pastor Preus to Lutheran young people in Ft. Collins on January 3, 2020


Justification and Mission August 7, 2019

Lutheran Preaching August 9, 2019.


Preaching Antinomianism May 9, 2019


Objective Justification: Four Lectures


Do the Lutheran Confessions Speak to the World Today? (pdf) 4/18/18

Do the Lutheran Confessions Speak to the World Today? (footnotes not formatted)


The Pastor's Role in Catechizing the Faithful in his Congregation 1/15/18


Marriage and the Family, 8/29/17 Audio

Concordia Catechetical Academy has published: Christ for Us, Catechism Sermons of Rolf D. Preus. You may order here.

At my mother's funeral a choir composed of eight of her grandchildren sang this hymn.

Justification 2/17/17

Fatherhood 2/4/17

Can and Ought a Christian be Certain of his Salvation? By U. V. Koren

Due Process According to God's Word and in the Church Today

You may read or listen to: The Pastor: CEO or Shepherd.

Forgive Us Our Trespasses by Rev. Rolf D. Preus

The Doctrine of Church and Ministry Today in the LCMS, the WELS, and the ELS by Rev. David R. Preus

Justification and the Sacrament by Rev. Rolf D. Preus

Bishops: Who Needs Them? by Rev. Rolf D. Preus

"What God Joins Together: Speaking the Truth in a World of Falsehood." You may listen to it here.

Pr. Rolf Preus


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