Is it wrong to be concerned for my neighbor's spiritual wellness? How dare you or I care and offer some help? Hear the full audio of Bible Study for August 25th on Romans 9:30-10-4 Romans 9:30-10:4 English Standard Version (ESV) 9:30 What shall we say, then? That Gentiles who did not pursue righteousness have attained it, that … Continue reading Bible Study Notes and Audio for 08.25.19
You are made Blameless, Without Blemish or Flaw in Christ Hear the full audio of Bible Study from 18 August 2019 The Passage: 2 Samuel 22:26-34 (ESV) 26 “With the merciful you show yourself merciful; with the blameless man you show yourself blameless; 27 with the purified you deal purely, and with the crooked you make … Continue reading Bible Study Notes and Audio from 08.18.19
Some take greater care choosing their grocery produce than in choosing their spiritual care. We rightly value good doctors who will not simply medicate symptoms, but treat the real underlying disease. We need mechanics who can teach preventative maintenance, not just let necessary matters go unmentioned until more expensive damage gets done. What shall we … Continue reading The Pleasant Fruit of False Prophets
While Pastor Warner is on leave serving as pastoral voting delegate for the congregations of the Wayne circuit LCMS at the national convention, Pastor Paul Flo from Hope Lutheran Church in So. Sioux City, NE encouraged the saints in our local parish. Pastor Flo serves in the area as newly ordained associate pastor in outreach … Continue reading From Now on, You Will
Is Jesus associating too intimately with sinners for your liking? Buddy, maybe you need more joy...His! Hear the full audio of Bible Study from 07 July 2019 Third Sunday after Trinity / Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church of Laurel, NE Luke 15:1-10 English Standard Version (ESV) 15:1 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near … Continue reading Bible Study Notes and Audio from 07.07.2019
Hear the full audio of Bible Study from June 23 Text and notes relating to love in 1 John 4, and how Christians understand 'agape' / 'Love' in its spiritual, Christ-centered sense, and not a "self-centered," self-determined sense. From the Apology (Defense) of the Augsburg Confession, Article III: OF LOVE AND THE FULFILLING OF THE … Continue reading Bible Study Notes and Audio from 06.24.2019
We all love a moving conversion story: Here a man whose life is decisively marked by his obedience to the Law and expertise in holy writ is told even he must be born again--by water and the Spirit! Such new birth might rightly be called 'labor,' but the Holy Spirit does all the work of … Continue reading You Must Be Born Again!