[youtube]e39ssAFvQxM[/youtube] Our human condition is such that we are always striving to find our relief, our confidence, in ourselves and our works. But Paul warns against that very strongly in today’s text, going so far as to use some choice Greek…colorful metaphors… Philippians 3:4-14 is not a text to play around with. Once again, while […]

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[youtube]BSGe75048H0[/youtube] Are you having trouble explaining the Christian faith to your friends and family? Nearly 500 years ago, some German royal dudes were willing to have their heads cut off for their confession of what Scripture says. Their confession remains relevant and extremely helpful to us today. It can even help you confess your Christian […]

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[youtube]uqHvlD6pcL4[/youtube] Does God hate some sins more than others? Are some sins worse? Like sexual sin? And what’s the deal with the book of Revelation? Is there going to be an actual 1000 years of Jesus reigning here on Earth? How are we to understand what is going on in such a confusing book? Great […]

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By: Pr. Matt Richard The following material is a compilation of pithy theological quotes that have been gathered over the past several years from conversations, various books, and pastoral encounters. These pithy quotes have been adapted and organized into approximately 36 different doctrinal subjects. Each doctrinal subject though, presents two opposing theological views laid forth […]

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[youtube]7yNKU6jQ4hY[/youtube] Sometimes something as simple as an alternate translation can make the difference between salvation by faith and salvation by works. Philippians has many famous passages concerning what we are supposed to do as Christians – how we are to live out our Christian life. But as is so often the case, what if Philippians […]

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Dear Worldview Everlasting: I have a question regarding the dualistic nature of both Christ and the Eucharist. Since the Lutheran view on worshiping or venerating the Eucharist is that it’s idolatry, couldn’t it logically also be argued that by virtue of Christ’s human nature, that worshiping him is also idolatry in a sense? I know […]

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[youtube]59TzED_pUuc[/youtube] Do some trials mean that God is testing us or that Satan is attacking us particularly hard? And what is antinomianism, exactly? In this episode, Pastor Fisk takes on rank mysticism and three ways we poorly use the Law – because, you know, it is the Holy Spirit that uses the Law…not us. Issues […]

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Question:Are Christians who advocate for faithful church attendance and advocate to receive the Sacrament of the Altar more frequently, ‘better’ Christians than those who attend and receive less frequently? Answer: It is important to note that a greater frequency in church attendance and greater frequency of partaking of the Sacrament of the Altar does not […]

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[youtube]tXdPEzn4DRg[/youtube] The Gospel is relief. No matter what I see or experience in this life, Christ has got me in His Cross, in His Word and in His Sacrament. And when I die I go to be with Him. Paul is full of hope and joy in this first chapter of Philippians. But that joy […]

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WE Team: Would Luther agree with the validity of baptism depending upon whether water touches the skin of the person being baptized? I’ve read many within the Roman Catholic Church who say baptism is not valid if the water only touches the hair. It seems that the “full immersion(ists)” who claim to be far from […]

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