Saxon priest, monk and theologian, seminal figure in Protestant Reformation
In this edition of Channeling history we explore the future for organized religions by interviewing the spirits of the Prophet Muhammad, Martin Luther and Saint Francis of Assisi. These three famous religious figures speak of the requirements for future growth by focusing on the simple messages of God for the young. Please tell your friends about this informative show.
Jesus has been performing increasingly more impactful miracles on His way to Jerusalem. Today, we're discussing the biggest of them all: the resurrection of Lazarus. Lazarus' sisters, Mary and Martha both confess or confront Jesus. Luther House of Study's Sarah Stenson breaks down what we can learn from Jesus' response to them. Finally, when Jesus arrives at Lazarus' tomb, he says, "Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?" Jesus shows these people the glory of God in a stinking dead man. At the end of the day, God's glory isn't preventing suffering and death. It's conquering it once and for all. SING TO THE LORDListen to Luther House of Study's newest podcast: Sing to the Lord!Martin Luther said, "Next to the word of God, the art of music is the greatest treasure in the world."To understand the importance of hymnody in the Lutheran church, Lars Olson and Mason Van Essen sit down with Zachary Brockhoff each week to discuss the lectionary's hymns, their meaning and history, and how the music preaches the Gospel. We hope you enjoy this new venture!
Después de un largo intento, logré recuperar este episodio perdido originalmente grabado en enero de 2023, donde nos visitó Eddie Suárez de Comunidad 21 (@comunidad2127) para hacerle un homenaje al gran Roberto Clemente. Hablamos sobre los homenajes que se celebraron en Piñones, Puerto Rico; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; y el día nacional Roberto Clemente en Nicaragua. Platicamos sobre la amistad de Clemente con Martin Luther king, Jr., su corta carrera como dirigente, y mucho más.Una sesión con el MOGOLLERO:Paul (Pablito)Síguenos en:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lamogollapr/Spotify: La Mogolla PRApple Podcast: La Mogolla PR
Fr. Stephen DeYoung is an Eastern Orthodox Priest at Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church in Lafayette, Louisiana. He is also the author of multiple books and the host of the "Lord of Spirits" podcast and the "Whole Counsel of God" podcast. We mention Troels Engberg-Pedersen, Cerinthus, Moby Dick, The Ascension of Isaiah, Beau Branson, Gregory of Nazianzus, Gregory of Nyssa, Gregory Palamas, Maximus the Confessor, Aristotle, Augustine of Hippo, Martin Luther, John Calvin, Michael Servetus, William Ellery Channing, and many more. Religion of the Apostles - https://www.amazon.com/Religion-Apostles-Orthodox-Christianity-Century-ebook/dp/B0947BRDGS?ref_=ast_author_mpb Our First Conversation - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMVBmpN8c7c&t=8312s My Presentation at the UCA - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsKU9YRS8KI
The social and political life of the church is in upheaval, as the currents of our polarized culture invade the Christian witness from both within and without. We desperately need a re-centering on the radical work of Jesus, even if this means ceding our securities and curating a holy suspicion of the world's power structures. In this lecture and in his new book, Making Christ Real, Dr. Sam Youngs argues that the ascension of Christ is an untapped resource in this regard, with invigorating implications for both spiritual formation and cultural engagement. Come and hear a new and powerful theological rendering on the meaning of the ascension for our everyday experience in difficult times.Samuel J. Youngs serves as an associate professor of Christian studies at Bryan College, adjunct professor of theology and church history at Richmont Graduate University, and the Dean of the Mission School of Ministry. He completed his PhD under Paul Janz and Oliver Davies at King's College London. His first book, The Way of the Kenotic Christ, was a major English monograph on the Christology of Jürgen Moltmann, and he has published on interreligious topics, theology and psychology, the thought of Martin Luther, the Old Saxon Heliand, natural theology, narrative pedagogy, kenosis, and staurology.Lecture begins at 2:54Q&A begins at 49:10
It's time for episode two of our deep dive into history's biggest Posters, and this week we're joined by Matt Christman, host of Chapo Trap House's 'Hell on Earth' series, to discuss perhaps the OG Poster: 16th century Augustinian monk Martin Luther. -------- This show is supported by Patreon. Sign up for as little as $5 a month to gain access to a new bonus episode every week, and our entire backlog of bonus episodes! Thats https://www.patreon.com/10kpostspodcast -------- Ten Thousand Posts is a show about how everything is posting. It's hosted by Hussein (@HKesvani), Phoebe (@PRHRoy) and produced by Devon (@Devon_onEarth).
What do you fear today? God is our ever-present help in times of trouble. Through times of trouble, you can find hope and encouragement from Psalm 46 because God is with you at all times. Today, Brett shares about how Psalm 46 encouraged Martin Luther in his time of trouble and how it can strengthen you today. Share your stories, prayer requests, or your response to this devotional in the comments below. If you would like to know more about who we are, what we believe, or when we meet, visit http://newlife.church. Or you can fill out a digital connection card at http://newlife.church/connect - we would love to get to know you better!
On this episode, Todd Hains joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new book, "Martin Luther and the Rule of Faith: Reading God's Word for God's People."
Occasionally, we as believers need a reminder of who we really are. Martin Luther did it by nailing his 95 theses to a church door. Today, Luke and Kayte Abaffy are calling for Reformation 2.0 in a new book called The Truth — a reminder to today's Church that they are Israel, and as such, should start acting like it! Read the first 40 pages of The Truth: Reformation 2.0 for FREE or get your ebook or paperback copy now at: https://www.thewaydoc.com/thetruth Get your notes HERE! https://bit.ly/3JufDwO Watch more on the Michael Rood TV App! https://bit.ly/2X9oN9h Join us on ANY social media platform! https://aroodawakening.tv/community/s... Your Donation keeps these videos going! Thank you! https://aroodawakening.tv/donate/ Support us by visiting our store! https://roodstore.com/ Support us with purchases on Amazon!* http://aroodawakening.tv/Amazon Have Questions? Ask us Here! https://aroodawakening.tv/support/con... "PLEASE NOTE: This is an affiliate link. This means that, at zero cost to you, A Rood Awakening! International will earn an affiliate commission if you click through the link and finalize a purchase."See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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On this episode, Todd Hains joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new book, “Martin Luther and the Rule of Faith: Reading God’s Word for God’s People.”
Marin Luther war ein Meister des theologischen Bonmots und der rhetorischen Zuspitzung. Doch wie konnte ein öffentlichkeitsscheuer Augustinermönch aus der deutschen Provinz eine solche Wirkung entfalten?! (BR 2017)
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In his famous 95 theses, Martin Luther remarked that the entirety of the Christian life is one of repentance. This is fitting, for when Jesus' begins his public ministry and announces his kingdom, the invitation Jesus gives is one of repentance. In this sermon we'll be exploring what repentance is (and isn't!), why it's so important in the Christian life, and how to practise repentance.
A man was born blind. Jesus gives him sight. Everyone is upset when Jesus is merciful. No one believes the formerly blind man that he can now see. The Pharisees demand to know how he was given sight. His parents pass the buck. Nick Hopman teaches us that miracles aren't the gospel. They don't forgive your sin and give you eternal life. They do, however, show us who Jesus is: the one to get the gospel from. Just like Jesus did for the blind man in this week's lectionary text: Jesus' word gave him faith and it's doing the same thing for you. Kiri and Mason ask Nick:Where does sin come from? Why does Jesus use mud to cause this man to see?What is the definition of righteousness?SING TO THE LORDListen to Luther House of Study's newest podcast: Sing to the Lord!Martin Luther said, "Next to the word of God, the art of music is the greatest treasure in the world."To understand the importance of hymnody in the Lutheran church, Lars Olson and Mason Van Essen sit down with Zachary Brockhoff each week to discuss the lectionary's hymns, their meaning and history, and how the music preaches the Gospel. We hope you enjoy this new venture!
The boys are back to discuss the latest Attack On Titan episode. Mo, Trey, Sam and RTJ will share their thoughts on the episode special and where does it rank among the all time best episodes in anime history. Listen and find out what the Afros had to say about part 1 of part 3 of the final season of AOT. Also the squad saw the new Ant Man film so you know that we got to talk about Martin Luther Kang's performance and impact in the movie as the MCU heads into a new Dynasty.
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Martin Luther made sure that we do not only talk about confession, but that we do it! He provides a short form for the seared-conscience Christian to faithfully confess their sins and to faithfully receive the full forgiveness of sins on account of Christ. In this short form we clearly reminded of our many failures toward God and our neighbor (causing hurt or harm, spoken evil, stolen, lack of love). The pastor attentively hears these sins and gives a clear conscience to the penitent, only by God's authority in Christ, through the forgiveness of sins. In repentant peace go to your pastor, confess your sins, and receive this undeserved forgiveness. Rev. Dr. Timothy Rehwaldt, pastor of St. John Lutheran Church in Popple Creek, MN & St. Paul Lutheran Church in Foley, MN joins Rev. Brady Finnern to study to study Confession & Absolution. Find your copy of the Book of Concord - Concordia Reader's Edition at cph.org or read online at bookofconcord.org. Study the Lutheran Confession of Faith found in the Book of Concord with lively discussions led by host Rev. Brady Finnern, President of the LCMS Minnesota North District, and guest LCMS pastors. Join us as these Christ-confessing Concordians read through and discuss our Lutheran doctrine in the Book of Concord in order to gain a deeper understanding of our Lutheran faith and practical application for our vocations.
Welcome everyone to our new special series on Actuali: Meaning-Making 101! Airing live each week at 8p EST on our youtube channel, we explore the wisdom of our deep past to understand the crisis of meaning in our world today, and how we may help usher in an awakening from it. Join us! @ https://youtube.com/@Actuali.podcast This episode continues our coverage of John Vervaeke's Awakening from the Meaning Crisis, with Part 21: Martin Luther & Descartes In Awakening from the Meaning Crisis, Vervaeke connects our world's current crises, from social breakdown and division, rising depression and disconnection, to the recent and ongoing revolution of interest in mindfulness practices and ancient wisdom, to describe how we may together, usher in an awakening that changes the course of human history. Original lecture: https://youtu.be/x90XKjhcu4w From the Awakening from the Meaning Crisis series, by John Vervaeke: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ Join us every Wednesday @ 8p EST as we endeavor to follow a world changing journey, connecting the wisdom of our ancient past with current breakthroughs in the study of human consciousness. On https://youtube.com/@Actuali.podcast With Chris and DJ from American Dharma. Check out our band! Streams and more: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/americandharma/inmo Enjoy Actuali on your favorite podcast platform: Links to Spotify, Apple, etc: https://anchor.fm/actuali Join Actuali on Social! Instagram: https://Instagram.com/actuali.podcast Twitter: https://Twitter.com/Actuali_Podcast Facebook: https://facebook.com/Actuali.podcast American Dharma's Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfJn_yIRo45SRHGfsjJ8Xiw A.D. on facebook: https://facebook.com/AmericanDharmaband A.D. on Instagram: https://instagram.com/American.Dharma.band A.D. on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/americandharma The audio side of this episode will also be available on all major podcast platforms via https://Anchor.FM/Actuali Enjoy the show! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/actuali/message
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On this episode, I will be addressing the Catholics who addressed me in the comments of a recent tweet of mine where I said, “The best thing Catholics can give up for Lent is Catholicism.” I stand by what I said, and on this episode, I will go over, in a little more detail, why I feel that way. We'll be doing more episodes on Catholicism, never fear, Catholics. ;)—https://www.thebrandsunday.com/products/the-bible-study-physical
Devotional Life/Quiet Time Various passages March 5, 2023 I. Introduction: A. What I am going to talk about today is a practice that Jesus did that I think is the one practice of Jesus that most of us already do! 1. So my goal today is not to teach something that is new to you but hopefully be able to add some new dimension or tweak it just a little bit so you can excel still the more at it 2. Simply raising water temperature a single degree means the difference between just having hot water and creating energy. At 211 degrees, water is hot. At 212 degrees, it boils and you can generate enough force to power a train, a ship or a large machine. 3. Thus I have made one of my life values this “to excel still the more” to take something I already have and make it even better B. So today I want to talk about our devotional lives, many call it our quiet time, where we set apart time on a daily or regular basis to spend time with God. 1. My hope is to maybe help you find that one-degree improvement or a new and different aspect of it that can move it from being something good to something that boils and produces the energy of the Holy Spirit in your life. C. For years, I had time set aside to do my quiet time with God where, if I was honest, it fell way short of what I believe God desires of us and what we learned last week is the purpose of these practices! 1. Remember last week we learned that the purpose of these spiritual disciplines is an intentional wholehearted seeking after God where we connect with him resulting in a transformation that makes us more godly! 2. That is not what happened with me. a. Instead, I spent time studying God's word, getting to know the text better and more accurately but never coming a bit closer to God or meeting God through his word. b. Instead of talking to God through prayer, I said my list of prayers for others, the church and myself. c. Instead of worshipping God, I was singing or listening to Christian songs without my heart engaging and my mindelevating God, telling him how true those words are about him! 3. So it is possible to have a quiet time where I get the text right, say my prayers and sing or listen to Christian music and never connect with God in a way that I am transformed in the core of my being by his glory and his Spirit! D. We learned last week that Sabbath is a day or a few hours a week where we stop everything, we are doing to connect with God and ourselves in a way that we can reorient our entire life around God. 1. That is a major gift that God has given to us to address the stronghold that busyness and hurry has on our lives. 2. In the same way, a quiet time is a daily time where we stop to connect with God to reorient our upcoming day around him and to be recharged by his Holy Spirit. • So to start we need to know that this was a practice that Jesus did that would be to our benefit to imitate. II. Jesus' quiet time A. Turn to Mark 1 1. Context – a. Jesus had just finished a very full day of ministry – he taught in the synagogue in the morning, after church, so to say, he cast a demon out of a man. As a result of this, immediately news about Jesus was spreading everywhere around there b. Then he went to Simon's house for lunch, he healed Simon's mother in law of a severe fever. c. When evening came, they described it as the whole city had gathered at his door bringing those who were sick and demon possessed. Jesus healed many of the sick and cast out many of the demons. 2. Now we come to the passage I want to read – Read v35-38 a. Now the way I would have responded is look at the golden opportunity God had given us with everyone looking for me. Revival has broken out; we need to take advantage of this while God is moving. Or they would have found me still asleep in my bed from being so tired from a long day of ministry the day before b. But Jesus – reread v35. B. Turn to Luke 5:15-16 1. Context – this is another time where Jesus had healed a leper and news was spreading about him. 2. Read v15-16 3. As demands and opportunities grew, Jesus' response was often to slip away into the wilderness to pray. C. We even see in Israel a similar pattern 1. Read Exodus 33:7 2. Slip away from the busyness and hurry of everyday life to be alone with God! D. Four foundational principles to a devotional life 1. Often or regularly 2. Busyness, hurry, opportunities and things to do should not stop us from doing this! 3. A place that is secluded (free of distractions) from others and the busyness and hurry of life. 4. Do it to seek God. • So with the time I have left I want to share with you III. How I do and recommend others quiet times! A. The goal: to enter the presence of God without any agenda except to build my relationship with him and enjoy him. I want to listen to him, seek after his agenda for my life, share my heart with him and worship him B. The method is one that Martin Luther, the great reformer, used. We learn of his method in a letter that he wrote to his barber when his barber asked him how he prayed. His prayer life was built around praying through the Scripture. I call his method WAR C. So the first thing Martin would do is capture the heart of the text. Before you pray through a passage, you need to know what it is saying. So here is the process I recommend you do before you war through the passage. 1. Capture the heart/big idea of this passage a. Open with prayer – Psalm 119:18 b. Read and reread the passage. c. Watch for key turns points in passages with conjunctions d. Ask these two key questions • what is he talking about – subject • what is he saying about what he is talking about – complement e. Summarize the heart/big idea of the passage in your own words. 2. Anything your heart is drawn to in this passage. 3. What is God speaking to you about your life from this passage? 4. What are you going to do about what God is speaking to you about? D. Next WAR/pray through the passage 1. Worship, praise, and thank God from things in the text about him and what he has done. 2. Admit/confess sin in your life that is inconsistent with the text. 3. Request/petition/ask God to do things for you in light of the text. IV. Communion A. Communion is all about remembering Jesus and his death for us. 1. In preparation for communion today, I want you to turn to Romans 5:6-9. 2. Listen as I read this. B. What I want you to do to prepare for communion today is to WAR through this passage. So in light of this passage 1. Worship, praise and thank God 2. Admit/confess sin in your life (ways of thinking, attitudes, and actions, inconsistent with God's love for you) 3. Request/petition/ask God to do (in your life in light of his amazing love for you)
Kyle Worley is joined by Matthew Barrett to answer the question, why was the doctrine of justification such a big deal during the reformation?Questions Covered in This Episode:Why was the doctrine of justification such a big deal during the reformation?This was a big deal for Luther, is this still a big deal today?Helpful Definitions:The Joyful Exchange: Christ takes our guilt and in return, by nothing of our own doing, we receive the perfect, flawless, righteousness of Christ.Guest Bio:Dr. Matthew Barrett is Associate Professor of Christian Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also the founder and executive editor of Credo Magazine. He is the author of numerous books including: Simply Trinity: The Unmanipulated Father, Son, and Spirit, None Greater: The Undomesticated Attributes of God and God's Word Alone: The Authority of Scripture.Resources Mentioned in This Episode:“Commentary on Galatians” by Martin LuterAffiliate links are used where appropriate. We earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Training the Church.Sponsors:Are you ready to take your next step in theological training? Consider Midwestern Seminary and how our For the Church vision can equip you through formal theological education or one of our many free training resources we offer. Learn more about how to get started at www.mbts.edu/knowingfaithFollow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteOur Sister Podcasts:The Family Discipleship Podcast | Confronting Christianity | Starting PlaceSupport Training the Church and Become a Patron:patreon.com/trainingthechurch
How do we serve God and live in the world? What relationship should the church have with the state? My guest today, Joel Biermann, answers those questions and more in his book, Wholly Citizens. Joel is a professor at Concordia Seminary, where he teaches systematic theology. Our discussion features a two-kingdom approach, but nothing like the two-kingdom view many of us have heard. He emphasizes the Reformation view of Martin Luther, as well as that of Calvin, in illustrating the robust relationship between church and state. Wholly Citizens The first of 3 Lectures on the Wholly Citizens, delivered at Concordia Seminary (to see lectures two and three, click "Next" at the top right-hand corner).
While Pope Leo works with the artist Raphael toward the preservation of Roman antiquities and tries to steer Italy between the deadly rocks of France, the Holy Roman Empire, and the Ottoman Empire, a little problem crops up to demand his attention. And that little problem had a name: Martin Luther. The theme music is "La Disperata", composed by Vincenzo Ruffo (ca. 1510-1587) and performed by Jon Sayles. Check out pictures, bibliographies, and more at the Medici Podcast website. Support us at Patreon.
John 3:1-17Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. He came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God, for no one can do the signs that you do apart from the presence of God.” Jesus said to him, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born from above.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can one be born after having grown old? Can one enter a second time into the mother's womb and be born?”Jesus said to him, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of heaven without being born of water and spirit. What is born of the flesh is flesh and what is born of the spirit is spirit. Do not be astonished that I have said to you, ‘You must be born of the spirit.' The wind blows where it chooses and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the spirit.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can these things be?”Jesus said, “Are you a teacher of Israel and yet you do not understand these things? Very truly I tell you, we speak about what we know and we testify to what we have seen and you do not receive our testimony. If I tell you about earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you about heavenly things? No one has ascended into heaven except the one who descended from heaven, the Son of Man.Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life. For God so loved the world that he gave his only son that whoever believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” Let me start by saying that I've always really liked Nicodemus. Every sermon I've ever preached about him has expressed as much. He's always been a figure of faith and courage for me … someone who took some risks to show up to Jesus – which was hard for someone like him, being a Pharisee and all – one of those Jewish believers and religious leaders who were so often at odds with what Jesus was trying to do and say and teach and bring into the world.So, I've always been inclined to love his honest curiosity. His hard questions. His rebellious willingness to approach Jesus under cover of darkness – probably risking his reputation, maybe even risking his life by consorting with the enemy, which is likely how he'd been convinced to understand Jesus. After all, what would all of his buddies, his fellow Pharisees say, if they knew where he was that night, hanging out with that heretic from Nazareth?And I always saw it as an admirable sign of surprising deference and humility – a reverent kind of respect – that Nicodemus called Jesus “Rabbi,” and “Teacher,” before approaching him with his questions the evening they met … in secret … “by night” as the story goes.So bear with me … because this time I wondered, for a change, if Nicodemus' motives weren't purely innocent when he showed up at Jesus' door or window or whatever, under cover of that darkness? What if he was B.S.-ing Jesus? What if he was faking all of that deference, humility and curiosity? What if, as happened more than a few times throughout the course of Jesus' ministry, Nicodemus was just another religious leader trying to trap Jesus with some trick questions?(Before I go on, it's important to say, in these times when anti-Semitism is rearing its sinful head in ever-prolific ways, that when I make note of the flaws of the Pharisees in Scripture, I do that, not because they're Jewish – as too many misguided souls believe – but because they look and smell and act too much like religious people of all kinds in the world as we know it. They are meant to be more like reflections in our mirror, than like targets of our derision and judgment.)Because there was that one time we're told some other Pharisees plotted to entrap Jesus … so they sent their disciples to him…saying, “Teacher,” …Tell us what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?”And another time, not long after that, we know some Pharisees heard about how Jesus had silenced the Sadducees and one of them, another Pharisee who was also a lawyer, asked Jesus a question deliberately to test him. “Teacher,” that Pharisee wanted to know, “which commandment in the law is the greatest?”There was that other time, too, when a different lawyer stood up, again, specifically to test Jesus, we're told, and asks him “Teacher … what must I do to inherit eternal life?” That little inquisition leads to one of the greatest stories ever told – by Jesus or anyone, for that matter – the story of the Good Samaritan.And finally, later on in John's Gospel, which we just heard, the scribes and Pharisees bring a woman before Jesus who had been caught in adultery and, we're told … again … in order merely to test Jesus so that they might have some charge to bring against him, they say, “Teacher … in the law, Moses commanded us to stone such women…what do you say?”Teacher… Teacher… Teacher… Teacher… Test… Test… Test… Test…In each and every one of these stories – appearing in some way, shape or form, in each and every one of the Gospels – the inquisitor – a Pharisee of some sort – calls Jesus “Teacher” before testing him or trying to trap and trick him into some sort of trouble. So, as much as I've always been inclined to want to like good ol' Nicodemus … this time around, for the first time ever, I started to wonder if he just might be up to some similarly sinister shenanigans.And this only matters, because of the state of our world these days and because of how things pan out for Jesus, for Nicodemus, and for the Good News we stand to gain from it all.See, if we're allowed to imagine that Nicodemus had ulterior motives that were less than pure … if not downright dangerous and deadly for Jesus … then what if his friends were waiting outside? What if there were others waiting for a word or a whistle or a warning from inside the house so they could finally catch Jesus in the act of blasphemy or heresy or whatever it was they thought they could use to justify his arrest or worse?Because it feels like that's how we live in the world these days … like everything is a trick or a trap; like there's a single right or wrong answer to everything depending on your political party or religious affiliation or race or station in society or according to any other of the various and sundry labels and measuring sticks we use to identify ourselves and judge each other at any given moment on any particular topic.And the consequences of that are closed minds and what we've come to call “cancel culture.” The effects of this way of life are resistance to honest reflection and a disdain for curious inquiry. The results of this phenomenon are banned books and culled curriculum and conspiracy theories; racism and religious fanaticism and dying churches; echo chambers and siloes of exclusive, similarly-minded souls; and fear and suspicion and hatred, even, of “the other” and of the outsider and of anyone who doesn't think or believe or behave like we do.And none of it is Christ-like – which is what Jesus shows Nicodemus and the rest of us, that night we read about in this morning's Gospel. Because if we imagine that what I proposed about Nicodemus and his motives is true … it is Jesus who was brave and vulnerable, humble, full of faith, and gracious – as always. If Nicodemus was just like every other religious leader who had approached him before, Jesus had to be suspicious – if not downright afraid – of this stranger at the door … in the night … and whatever he had up his sleeve, that might be hiding behind and beneath his questions.But Jesus welcomes him and his questions and his curiosity, anyway. He responds to Nicodemus without a lot of hard and fast, black and white certainty – “the wind blows where it chooses,” he says … you hear it … but who knows where it comes from or where it's going? (What in the world does that even mean?)Jesus offers Nicodemus honesty and patience and his own kind of curiosity – “If I speak to you about earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I speak to you about heavenly things…?”Jesus speaks from his own experience, nothing more and nothing less – “we speak about what we know” … “we testify to what we have seen…”And he gives Nicodemus something to think about, extending to him simple grace and good news – the Gospel in miniature, as Martin Luther calls it: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son … God did not send the Son to condemn the world, but in order that the world would be saved through him.”And something about all of that honesty, patience, lived experience, grace and good news reaches Nicodemus. And, if what I imagined about his motives this time around is true, it changed something for Nicodemus – and changed him big time. If he didn't mean it when he called Jesus “Rabbi” and “teacher” at the start of it all, he seems to have learned a thing or two from Jesus, in the end.Because we know Nicodemus hung with Jesus after that night. He defended Jesus in front of his accusers later on in John's Gospel, and it was Nicodemus who showed up, after his crucifixion and death to tend to Jesus' body, along with Joseph of Arimathea.All of this, for me, means that if the Church and its followers want to live like Jesus and encourage others – our kids, our neighbors, our supposed enemies, and anyone/everyone who could be blessed by the grace we proclaim – if we want them to join us for this journey of faith we share, we're called to be brave in times like these. We're being called to be patient, curious, and open to hard questions and different points of view. We're being called to testify to what we've seen and experienced about God's grace in our lives. And we're being called to remind each other and whoever will listen – especially those who aren't sure about any of this – that God's grace and goodness belong to them, and to the whole wide world, just the same;that God showed up in Jesus – humble, brave and vulnerable, too;willing to be condemned, not to condemn;but to save – all of it – at all costs;even when that meant his very life, in the end.Amen
This podcast is being recorded for the 2nd Sunday in Lent, March 5, 2023. I'm preaching through the book of Romans this spring. “By Grace Through Faith” is my series title, and today is Part Two, looking at Romans 3-4. Here Paul articulates his proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ, that we are justified by grace, through faith, apart from works of the law. To this day, this is a radical and liberating message, one that because it sounds too good to be true, most folks, including well-meaning Christians, attempt to misuse God's law and limit God's grace. And like Martin Luther did 500 years ago, it is up to the Lutherans today to call for reformation, to submit to the word alone, and let God be God. We begin, as always, by reading the Bible, listening to what it says, then we'll try to figure out what it means, and what it means for us today. Romans 3:19-31 (NRSV)Now we know that, whatever the law says, it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world may be held accountable to God. 20 For no human will be justified before him by deeds prescribed by the law, for through the law comes the knowledge of sin.21 But now, apart from the law, the righteousness of God has been disclosed and is attested by the Law and the Prophets, 22 the righteousness of God through the faith of Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction, 23 since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God; 24 they are now justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God put forward as a [sacrifice of atonement] by his blood, [effective] through faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over the sins previously committed; 26 it was to demonstrate at the present time his own righteousness, so that he is righteous and he justifies the one who has the faith of Jesus.27 Then what becomes of boasting? It is excluded. Through what kind of law? That of works? No, rather through the law of faith. 28 For we hold that a person is justified by faith apart from works prescribed by the law. 29 Or is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of gentiles also? Yes, of gentiles also, 30 since God is one, and he will justify the circumcised on the ground of faith and the uncircumcised through that same faith. 31 Do we then overthrow the law through this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law.Support the show
Mike Yagley and Evan Gaertner discuss Dr. Martin Luther's verse by verse commentary in his Church Postil. A postil is a commentary that is published to help preachers. Episodes 68-71 cover the material that Luther writes about Matthew 21:1-11. This commentary is located in Luther's Works, Volume 75. Luther believed that common pastors and people […]
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Kevin Halloran is today's guest and he talks with us about his book “When Prayer Is a Struggle.” This is a wonderful book that encourages, inspires, and offers practical help to get you praying. We talk about the ‘why' of prayer and discuss common obstacles. Faith and love are foundational to prayer, and Kevin shows us why. We talk about feeling too guilty to pray, being distracted, and making your prayer time more organized. Kevin provides several strategies and resources for prayer, such as journaling, prayer apps, and Martin Luther's little book on prayer. Community is also a key to prayer, and we give some examples. Kevin is thoughtful, humble, and wise, and you'll benefit greatly from this conversation and his new book. To learn more about him and to get some FREE resources, go to https://www.kevinhalloran.net. You can find "When Prayer Is a Struggle" here. Follow us on Facebook. Find us on Instagram @bumperstickerfaith Won't you please consider becoming part of the BS Crew? To find out more and join, go to https://www.patreon.com/bumperstickerfaith. Feel free to comment and be sure to share. Thanks for listening. Our website: www.bumperstickerfaith.com Join the BS Crew: https://www.patreon.com/bumperstickerfaith Find us on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bumper-sticker-faith/id1607763646 Or Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1OZgz7PIQPEmMKSaj75Hc7 Music is by Skilsel and OSY Studio
John 3:16. From football fields to inspirational posters, many consider it to be the Gospel in a nutshell. What's often overlooked is the context around the verse and why Jesus said those famous words, "For God so loved the world..."Luther House of Study's Lars Olson sits down with Adam Guthmiller and Mason Van Essen to talk about why the Nicodemus is coming to Jesus under the cover of darkness, what being born from above or born again means, and how God's love isn't some lovey dovey kind of love. God's love is a fierce love. He loves us so much that He kills death. He not only dies for you, but ends death altogether for you. All to give you new life. SING TO THE LORDListen to Luther House of Study's newest podcast: Sing to the Lord!Martin Luther said, "Next to the word of God, the art of music is the greatest treasure in the world."To understand the importance of hymnody in the Lutheran church, Lars Olson and I sit down with Zachary Brockhoff each week to discuss the lectionary's hymns, their meaning and history, and how the music preaches the Gospel. We hope you enjoy this new venture! Follow or subscribe to Sing to the Lord to hear the weekly episodes. Links to the Sing to the Lord podcast feed are in the show notes.
Yesterday Pastor Morgan preached through our final installment of our series on the Sermon on the Mount before we break for our Prayer series and Brooke led us through an author spotlight for Black History Month. Brooke highlighted Jason Reynolds and you can find more info about Jason on his website: https://www.jasonwritesbooks.com/ The text for the sermon this week was Matthew 5:27-30. Pastor Morgan began by reminding us that Jesus' Sermon on the Mount is his instruction for us as his followers on life in in the Kingdom of God. We also reviewed Pastor Jon's helpful prelude for this section of the Sermon on the Mount with his 3-step framework. Here is a refresher: Old Testament Command “You have heard it said…” Jesus interpretation “…but I say to you” Little steps of obedience Pastor Morgan shared Jesus' story of the good samaritan to illustrate for us the point that when you want to fix a problem, you can't just manage symptoms and stay superficial, you have to focus on the heart of the problem or issue. When Jesus teaches us on lust in these few verses, he is going directly for the heart of the sin of lust. Pastor Morgan took some time to clarify for us what Jesus is saying here. This is important, because there have been many different interpretations and applications of Jesus' teaching in these verses and many of us have a diversity of experiences as a result. When Jesus speaks about looking at a woman lustfully, he is not saying that noticing beauty is wrong. Additionally, Jesus is also not communicating that Christians should stop being sexual. So, what then is Jesus saying? Jesus is saying that prolonged gazing at someone, lingering in your look for the sake of sexual gratification, is lustful and sinful. When you no longer see someone as made in God's image, when you objectify and allow your mind to posture towards your own gratification, this is dehumanizing to them and you, and this is lust. What you do with the initial thought of admiration or noticing beauty is the heart of the issue. Morgan shared a quote from Martin Luther that captures this well, “you cannot keep birds from flying over your head but you can keep them from building a nest in your hair.” Meaning, you cannot help yourself from noticing beauty in what God has created, but you can keep yourself from lustful thoughts with the power of the Holy Spirit. Pastor Morgan also took time to point out the specific language Jesus uses regarding looking at a woman lustfully. At times in the history of the church and at times still today, women have been blamed for the inability for men to control their lust. Jesus is teaching us that you deal with the issue of list primarily within your own heart. In other words, men cannot blame women for their lust, men must take ownership of their desires. This doesn't mean there is no room for conversation on how to love one another well within the church, but Jesus is very clear that the primary point of contention when it comes to lust is within you, not outside of yourself. The church must wrestle with the question of what our discipleship to Jesus has to do with our bodies and sexuality. Where our culture might say that grappling with these issues is surprising natural desires, followers of Jesus would contend that we are not removing desires but transforming or reordering our desires into alignment with God's kingdom. Pastor Morgan used the illustration of diets to give language around how people have processed desire in the past: Starvation diet: suppression of desires & experiences - emphasis of soul over body Fast food diet: immediate gratification, emphasis on fulfillment, you can have it all - emphasis of body over soul Banquet diet: balance of body and spirit, beginning point is a desire for God It is important to note that Jesus isn't encouraging his followers to simply use bandaids when struggling with lust, he uses language of amputation. Lust isn't something followers of Jesus are allowed to simply tolerate or shrug off. To use Pastor Morgan's words, “it is better to go into heaven with some desires unmet than to hell with all your desires met.” If you have further questions on this or would like to speak with one of the pastors, please let us know. We know this topic can be a very difficult and sensitive area for people. Pastor Morgan ended the sermon with some practical ways for us to further process Jesus' teaching on lust: What do you need to gouge out or cut off? Wrestle honestly in community Differentiate shame vs. Godly sorrow Remember the good news of the gospel
After Irenaeus rescued Paul from the Marcionites and Gnostics, Paul's letters were honoured and uncontroversial documents, testaments to a great missionary and theologian. Martin Luther weaponised them to attack the established church, and so birthed the Protestant movement. In the 1970s, the New Perspective on Paul movement tried to rescue Paul from Luther. I also finish up my discussion of the Acts of Paul, and make an assessment of Paul's real significance to Christianity.
Todd Coconato Podcast— The Remnant
The original link is at www.HisGlory.me On today's show Pastor Todd Coconato and Pastor Dave Scarlett interview New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas. Eric Metaxas is the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of Bonhoeffer and many other books, including Is Atheism Dead?, Martin Luther, Amazing Grace, and Letter to the American Church. He has written more than thirty children's books, including the bestsellers Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving and It's Time to Sleep, My Love, illustrated by Nancy Tillman. His books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages. He hosts Socrates in the City and the nationally syndicated Eric Metaxas Radio Show — “The Show about Everything!” — which also airs as a weekly television program on TBN. Metaxas has conducted interviews with an eclectic mix of guests, including film director Ron Howard, Mel Gibson, and Morgan Freeman, as well as such figures as Peter Thiel. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and many other publications. Eric's website is: www.ericmetaxas.com Pastor Todd's website is www.PastorTodd.org To support this ministry, please go to www.ToddCoconato.com/give For Gold and Silver, please go to: www.goldco.com/pastortodd Emergency food here: www.GetSurvivalFood.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pastor Todd's website is www.PastorTodd.org To support this broadcast and ministry, please go to www.ToddCoconato.com/give MyPillow promo code: REMNANT Promo Code: REMNANT Watch The Remnant Channel here: www.TheRemnantChannel.com Help us fund the operation here: www.ToddCoconato.com/give Get up-to-the-minute news here: www.Remnant.News Download our new app at www.ToddCoconato.com/app Follow Pastor Todd here: www.toddcoconato.com/findme Go to our store for special deals for Remnant Warriors here: www.remnant.news/hanews/store
Better Bible Reading Podcast with Kevin Morris
Is this a helpful statement? Is it a Roman Catholic idea? Is it even biblical? Today I want to share with you a provocative statement made by none other than the Protestant Reformer, John Calvin. Today we're doing a little church history, some interaction with Ephesians 4, and an overall increase (hopefully) in our appreciation for belonging to both Jesus Himself, and His church. Support the showIf you enjoyed this episode and want to support the show, consider becoming a Patron!
“There is no more lovely, friendly or charming relationship, communion or company, than a good marriage.” -Martin Luther. Want to learn more about the blessings of marriage? Listen here and encourage your heart!“Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other.” -Psalms 85:10
Open Forum – Questions Covered: 05:54 – Is Redemptionis Sacramentum, especially regarding the role of extraordinary ministers of holy communion? 16:11 – Does the Church recognize the existence of ghosts, and can they cross over from the afterlife to earth? 23:02 – Do Catholics have to believe in the historical existence of Adam and Eve? 31:49 – I'm not Catholic. Can I participate in Ash Wednesday and receive the ashes? 34:02 – What is the difference between being one of the elect and the doctrine of eternal security? 44:16 – Can we have efficacious prayer if we are in the state of venial or mortal sin? 48:55 – My protestant teacher said that Catholics were wrong and bad during the time of Martin Luther. How do I respond? …
Spirituality, Theology, Interfaith Dialogue, Intentions, Arianism, Dawah, Exclusivity, Heraclius, Najashi We touch on all these diverse topics with Abdullah Kunde. Abdullah Kunde is a paediatric doctor, and has been a member of the Labor Party for over 10 years. He has engaged in several interfaith dialogues and debates and facilitated courses on Islam and interacting with other religions. Host : Tanzim Please email us your comments, feedback, and questions at: email@example.com, and leave a review and 5-star rating on iTunes! Follow us on: Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/boysinthecave/ Instagram – @boysinthecave Twitter - @boysinthecave Become a Patreon today! https://www.patreon.com/boysinthecave --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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This week, Adam Guthmiller and Mason Van Essen are joined by Sarah Stenson to discuss this week's lectionary Gospel text: the Temptation of Jesus. Immediately after His baptism, the Holy Spirit drives Jesus into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. Sarah breaks down the ways Satan tempts Jesus—turning stones to bread, throwing himself off of the temple, and ruling all the kingdoms of the world—and what we can learn from Jesus' responses. In this week's conversation, we also zoom out to ask:Who is Satan?What power does the devil have? And is Satan an actual physical being?We finish our conversation by reiterating that God is sending His messengers out to proclaim a promise that combats the devil, doubt, despair, and unbelief with a single word: Jesus. SING TO THE LORDListen to Luther House of Study's newest podcast: Sing to the Lord!Martin Luther said, "Next to the word of God, the art of music is the greatest treasure in the world." To understand the importance of hymnody in the Lutheran church, Lars Olson and I sit down with Zachary Brockhoff each week to discuss the lectionary's hymns, their meaning and history, and how the music preaches the Gospel. We hope you enjoy this new venture! Follow or subscribe to Sing to the Lord to hear the weekly episodes. Links to the Sing to the Lord podcast feed are in the show notes.
Marin Luther war ein Meister des theologischen Bonmots und der rhetorischen Zuspitzung. Doch wie konnte ein öffentlichkeitsscheuer Augustinermönch aus der deutschen Provinz eine solche Wirkung entfalten?! (BR 2017)
Morning Prayer for Saturday, February 18, 2023 (Saturday after the Second to Last Sunday of Epiphany: World Mission Sunday, or Sexagesima; Martin Luther, Reformer of the Church, 1546). Psalm and Scripture readings (2-year lectionary; 60-day Psalter): Psalm 119:49-72 Genesis 48 Matthew 6:19-34 Click here to access the text for Morning Prayer at DailyOffice2019.com. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dailyofficepodcast/support
On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of All Saints Church in Wittenberg, Germany, launching the Reformation. Five centuries later, many German Christians have been inspired by his teachings to offer safe haven to refugees. Because they have been so loved by God, they want to love others in need. After all, Luther himself was a refugee, fleeing for his life from Catholic authorities. This is one practical example of how we can put God’s love into action. John tells us that love and obedience are characteristics of God’s family (vv. 7–8). Love comes from God, and God’s children do God-things. We can only do God-things because we’ve been born of God and know God. That’s the cause—love is the result. Those who don’t love don’t know God, because “God is love.” It doesn’t get simpler than that. How do we know God is love? Because He sent His Son for our redemption, to be the “atoning sacrifice for our sins” (vv. 9–10; John 3:16). We owed a penalty of death, but now we “live through him.” Human love pales by comparison. God’s love is not an abstract quality or virtue. He is love. “Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another” (v. 11). God loved us when we were powerless to help ourselves, when we were still His enemies (Rom. 5:6–8). When we love one another, we make the invisible God visible to the world, that is, we call the world’s attention to His glory and the gospel of Jesus Christ (v. 12; see also John 1:18). His love is “made complete in us,” expressed in our love for one another. >> How will you put God’s love in action today? Perhaps you could join in a ministry to refugees, prison inmates, or another group. Ask God to show you a new way you can extend His love to others.
To Everything a Season: Lutheran Reflections Through the Church Year
In this last episode before Lent, we focus on Psalm 51 and discuss how Lutherans should best understand the upcoming penitential season.
DESCRIPTIONIn this week's lectionary text we hear Jesus lay out terms of the law such as:"...if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also""Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you"and, the kicker, "Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect." We hear this and think to ourselves, "How is this even possible?" That's the law functioning on you. Luther House of Study's Nick Hopman teaches Adam, Kiri, and Mason how Jesus is using the two functions of the law to kill us. That's right. Jesus is using the law to kill you. He's not building his kingdom in a world ruled by the law. It's a heavenly kingdom through resurrection—and to have new life you have to first die. SING TO THE LORDListen to Luther House of Study's newest podcast: Sing to the Lord!Martin Luther said, "Next to the word of God, the art of music is the greatest treasure in the world."To understand the importance of hymnody in the Lutheran church, Lars Olson and I sit down with Zachary Brockhoff each week to discuss the lectionary's hymns, their meaning and history, and how the music preaches the Gospel. We hope you enjoy this new venture! Follow or subscribe to Sing to the Lord to hear the weekly episodes. Links to the Sing to the Lord podcast feed are in the show notes.
Todd Coconato Podcast— The Remnant
To contact www.PastorTodd.org To give please go to www.ToddCoconato.com/give First John 2:18 speaks of the Antichrist: “Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour.” The specific term antichrist is used five times in Scripture, twice here in 1 John 2:18 and once in 1 John 2:22; 4:3; and 2 John 1:7. So, what is this Antichrist that the apostle John refers to? The meaning of the term antichrist is simply “against Christ.” As the apostle John records in First and Second John, an antichrist denies the Father and the Son (1 John 2:22), does not acknowledge Jesus (1 John 4:3), and denies that Jesus came in the flesh (2 John 1:7). There have been many “antichrists,” as 1 John 2:18 states. But there is also coming the Antichrist. Most Bible prophecy/eschatology experts believe the Antichrist will be the ultimate embodiment of what it means to be against Christ. In the end times/last hour, a man will arise to oppose Christ and His followers more than anyone else in history. Likely claiming to be the true Messiah, the Antichrist will seek world domination and will attempt to destroy all followers of Jesus Christ and the nation of Israel. Other biblical references to the Antichrist include the following: The imposing, boastful king of Daniel 7 who oppresses the Jews and tries to “change the set times and the laws” (verse 25). The leader who establishes a 7-year covenant with Israel and then breaks it in Daniel 9. The king who sets up the abomination of desolation in Mark 13:14 (cf. Daniel 9:27) The man of lawlessness in 2 Thessalonians 2:1–12. The rider on a white horse (representing his claim to be a man of peace) in Revelation 6:2. The first beast—the one from the sea—in Revelation 13. This beast receives power from the dragon (Satan) and speaks “proud words and blasphemies” (verse 5) and wages war against the saints (verse 7). Thankfully, the Antichrist/beast, along with his false prophet, will be thrown into the lake of fire, where they will spend all eternity in torment (Revelation 19:20; 20:10). What is the Antichrist? In summary, the Antichrist is the end-times false messiah who seeks and likely achieves, world domination so that he can destroy Israel and all followers of Jesus Christ. There is much speculation about the identity of the Antichrist. Some of the more popular targets are Vladimir Putin, Prince William, and Pope Francis I. In the United States, former Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump are the most frequent targets. So, who is the Antichrist, and how will we recognize him? The Bible really does not say anything specific about where the Antichrist will come from. Many Bible scholars speculate that he will come from a confederacy of ten nations and/or a reborn Roman empire (Daniel 7:24-25; Revelation 17:7). Others see him as having to be a Jew in order to claim to be the Messiah. It is all just speculation since the Bible does not specifically say where the Antichrist will come from or what ethnicity he will be. One day, the Antichrist will be revealed. Second Thessalonians 2:3-4 tells us how we will recognize the Antichrist: “don't let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God's temple, proclaiming himself to be God.” It is likely that most people who are alive when the Antichrist is revealed will be very surprised at his identity. The Antichrist may or may not be alive today. Martin Luther was convinced that the pope in his time was the Antichrist. During the 1940s, many believed Adolph Hitler was the Antichrist. Others who have lived in the past few hundred years have been equally sure as to the identity of the Antichrist. So far, they have all been incorrect. We should put the speculations behind us and focus on what the Bible actually says about the Antichrist. Revelation 13:5-8 declares, “The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise his authority for forty-two months. He opened his mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven. He was given power to make war against the saints and to conquer them. And he was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the book of life belonging to the Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world.”
Psalm 133:1-3John 17:20-23The Big Idea: Christian community exists because of Jesus, through Jesus, and for the mission of Jesus.“The Kingdom is to be in the midst of your enemies. And he who will not suffer this does not want to be of the Kingdom of Christ; he wants to be among friends, to sit among roses and lilies, not with the bad people but the devout people. O you blasphemers and betrayers of Christ! If Christ had done what you are doing, who would ever have been spared?” - Martin LutherCommunity Because of Jesus:Our community with one another consists solely in what Christ has done to both of us.Christian brotherhood is not an ideal we must realize, but rather a reality created by God, through Christ Jesus in which we may participate.Community Through JesusJesus prays that we might be One as He and the Father are One - only by being IN Jesus and IN the Father, by the work of the Holy Spirit. - One Body - the Body of Jesus• We receive one another as works of God's grace• We love one another as Jesus loves us• We contribute to, but do not seek to controlThe Disciples didn't take their eyes off of Jesus because of Judas.Community as Witness to the World“Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” (John 17:23)John 3:14-17RESPONSE: Rethink and Renew:• Your relationship with the local church • Your brotherhood or sisterhood - and your willingness to be that for others• Your relationships as a demonstration of Jesus to the worldDISCOVERY BIBLE STUDY► This week's Passage: Philippians 2:1-4► Connection questions:1. What are you thankful for?2. What is a challenge you are facing?3. How did you do with last week's “I will” statement?► Have at least one member of the group restate the passage in their own words► Individual answers to five questions:1. What stands out to you?2. What does this passage tell us about people?3. What does this passage tell us about God?4. Based on the passage, what is one thing I could do differently starting now and what would happen if I did? (each person commits to their action for one week using an “I will…” statement)5. Who are you going to tell about what you discovered? (each person commits to having that conversation before the next meeting)
Mike Yagley and Evan Gaertner discuss Dr. Martin Luther's sermon commentary on the Epistle Lesson for the First Sunday in Advent. This commentary is found in Luther's Works Volume 75, Church Postil I. Romans 13:11-14 provides a jumping off point for Luther to talk about the exhortation to do good works since you are no […]
Host: Kevin Smith Dives into the weekly news most impactful to the HeartlandHEADLINESA Mighty Controversy Is This Lutheran Catechism - Christianity Today - https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2023/february/lutheran-catechism-concordia-publishing-critics-matthew-har.html?fbclid=IwAR1fTmGTD5bmljUm-3HBHoRFC5hLjOje6grzS6mBva7gNUEWM8nxhYvfRew_aem_Abw0xp27VoagVA-hQ7b1jmV9_JapK22txw534SD7aQXJ5G56w_NVpU5qBLinbl0HeGWP843SZL01HxQ3AwkN4A10p-nKzngDDxaiJHUkHX8dKbbAeztj2L-ofhC-x1Xbe4DkeYmYvQD04fuyzi_UwtrQLutherans for Racial Justice - https://lutheransforracialjustice.com/glass-onion?fbclid=IwAR1Qb-1XAlAgwMdvvvuhp33CjmmO1MVlioPa0fxhXczOFH1NlEPjPISwqZELIGHTNING ROUNDMontanaBill in the state Legislature seeks to regulate science curriculum in public schools.Montana Public Radio - https://www.mtpr.org/montana-news/2023-02-07/bill-would-ban-the-teaching-of-scientific-theories-in-montana-schools?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_term=nprnews&utm_campaign=npr&fbclid=IwAR392qd4WeNdpxNhtV73I8wVEXKXOOubKD9qdqzMGInE6P0KVobnrUkkZWw&mibextid=Zxz2cZArizonaFraud rampant in school-voucher program!AZ Central - https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/arizona/2018/10/29/misspent-school-voucher-funds-exceed-700-k-little-recovered/1780495002/?fbclid=IwAR3Hu6hobnEXTu2ayvOSaGA7Xdf8um1VVirHq_OO8vnW0RMtbt22EKAErwk&mibextid=Zxz2cZ#ldw15g70l8d7ldvqauhSuper Bowl LVII betting.Wall Street Journal - https://www.wsj.com/articles/super-bowl-betting-projected-to-hit-record-16-billion-11675731607KansasOld homeowners get grantsShawnee Mission Post - https://shawneemissionpost.com/2023/02/07/lenexa-home-improvement-grants-193186/New homeowners get helpYahoo Finance - https://finance.yahoo.com/news/kansas-first-time-homebuyer-assistance-161649713.htmlMissouriOSHA fines against a Lone Jack, Missouri, cattle processor. KSHB Kansas - https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/lone-jack-cattle-processor-again-facing-osha-fines-over-workplace-safety-concerns#MOLeg Republicans an emphatic YES! for kids parading with guns.The Guardian - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/feb/09/missouri-rejects-ban-children-carrying-guns-in-publicThe first weekend numbers are in after legalized marijuana hit the state of Missouri.Leafly - https://www.leafly.com/news/politics/missouri-tops-12-million-in-marijuana-sales-during-opening-rec-weekendOklahomaTranquil Trans Protest.Fox News - https://okcfox.com/news/local/protests-at-state-capitol-sparking-nationwide-outrage-gov-governor-kevin-stitt-ok-oklahoma-state-of-the-state-transgender-trans-gender-rights-pro-law-legislature-legislative-gender-affirming-care-trust-women-freedom-oklahomaIowaThe U.S. Department of Labor vs Construction Bad Actors.Iowa Capital Dispatch - https://iowacapitaldispatch.com/2023/02/03/feds-file-lawsuits-accusing-two-iowa-companies-of-labor-violations/Medical malpractitioners protected by state republicansDes Moines Register - https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2023/02/08/iowa-house-votes-to-limit-medical-malpractice-damages-a-gop-priority/69866480007/Lastly, The Trifurcation of the GOPIndy 100 - https://www.indy100.com/politics/donald-trump-ron-desantis-republican-party?utm_campaign=Main&utm_content=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter&utm_term=Autofeed#Echobox=1675808611The Guardian - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/feb/09/nikki-haley-presidential-run-ron-desantis-donald-trump-poll?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
Today on Boston Public Radio: We opened phone and text lines to ask listeners about their relationship with work commutes, and if they enjoy getting a moment's rest before and after the workday. Trenni Casey discussed a new study finding evidence of CTE in 92 percent of NFL players, and a story about a Connecticut Whole Foods worker who holds the title of most Mount Everest ascents by a woman. Carol Rose spoke on Massachusetts debuting an abortion resource hotline, as well as a pending lawsuit out of Texas that would ban abortion pills nationwide. Lee Pelton discussed scrutiny of Memphis police in the aftermath of Trye Nichols' death, and why he's not concerned with public criticism of the Martin Luther and Coretta Scott King memorial on Boston Common. Corby Kummer reflected on the passing of Bob Born, credited with bringing marshmallow Peeps to the masses. John King gave his two cents on rumors that Labor Secretary and former Boston Mayor Marty Walsh will become Executive Director of the NHL Players' Association. He also spoke on President Biden's coming State of the Union Address. We closed the show by re-opening phone and text lines to discuss listener gripes with America's transition away from cash.
Scripture: Romans 1:16-17 The book of Romans answers the deepest questions we have as humans -- who do we belong to and why are we here? If we truly grasp and believe the message of Romans we will personally know God, have an assurance of heaven, and understand the gospel. This fourth sermon covers what the righteousness of God is and why it's good news to us. Notes: + Righteousness of God: Something He is + Righteousness of God: Something He gives The righteousness of God is “God's righteous way to declare unrighteous people ‘righteous,' by faith.” + Justification by Faith is the heart of the Gospel. + God declares us righteous without compromising his righteousness “I had conceived a burning desire to understand what Paul meant in his letter to the Romans, but thus far there had stood in my way that one phrase in chapter one: ‘the righteousness of God.' I did not love, no I hated this righteous God who punishes sinners. Martin Luther
In last week's lectionary Gospel text—instead of getting rid of the law—Jesus said He's going to fulfill the law. In other words, to make sure the law is followed to a T. In this week's text, Jesus explains what He meant by that...by turning up the heat on the law. Do not murder. Do not commit adultery. Do not get a divorce. Dr. Chris Croghan explains how we, like the scribes and Pharisees, hear this in the law. Phew, I haven't done those things. But Jesus turns the heat up further. It's not what you do that's the issue. It's what's in your heart. Maybe you haven't murdered, but have you been angry with someone? Sin > Dead. Maybe you haven't committed adultery, but have you been attracted to someone? Sin > Dead. Dr. Croghan teaches us that Jesus is removing every ounce of our ability to claim we're righteous in the law. All until we can't clean up the impossible mess and we're left to cry out, "Lord, have mercy!" SING TO THE LORDListen to Luther House of Study's newest podcast: Sing to the Lord!Martin Luther said, "Next to the word of God, the art of music is the greatest treasure in the world."To understand the importance of hymnody in the Lutheran church, Lars Olson and I sit down with Zachary Brockhoff each week to discuss the lectionary's hymns, their meaning and history, and how the music preaches the Gospel. We hope you enjoy this new venture! Follow or subscribe to Sing to the Lord to hear the weekly episodes. Links to the Sing to the Lord podcast feed are in the show notes.
Dennis and Julie delve into the fact that most things in life require hard work. What Dennis said that moved Julie's mother… parents taking credit and blame when it comes to how children turn out. Rabbi Saks – God keeps the answer secret …otherwise we wouldn't fight to improve it. God created doubt. Is not believing in God a luxury? Never take the easy way out… it doesn't exist… it's trap! Dennis says… we're all not special… but he does believe everyone has a gift. Do you have a gift that you don't utilize? Socrates – the unexamined life is not worth living. One of your biggest goals in life should be… to be an easy person. Train yourself to react to situations more calmly. At what age does one begin to think about mortality? Martin Luther was a crucial figure in developing western civilization and doesn't get the acknowledgement. If you don't how bad it WAS… then you don't know how good it IS! Dennis has learned to not reflect on the unanswerable.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
A man, a hammer, a nail, a door, history. Martin Luther sets off the protestant reformation and lays the groundwork for a century of violence in Europe. This first episode of Hell on Earth: The Thirty Years War and the Violent Birth Capitalism is available for free. Subsequent episodes will be released exclusively for Chapo Trap House subscribers on Patreon at patreon.com/chapotraphouse. Interactive atlas, bibliography and credits for the series can be found at: hellonearth.chapotraphouse.com