[youtube]mw5CEAPexno[/youtube] Is the Eucharist a sacrifice? And is closed communion actually found in the Confessions? Two questions on the Lord’s Supper today. The first will challenge your vocabulary and understanding. The second will challenge your practice and see if you line up with Scripture and the Confessions. Issues Etc. Question of the Week Link: http://issuesetc.org/tag/aat/ […]

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Dear WE: In 1 Corinthians chapter one, Paul tells us that the cross is the power of God and the wisdom of God. Then in chapter two, he says that if the rulers of the world had understood the wisdom of God that they would not have crucified the Lord. How do we reconcile these […]

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[youtube]peqNX4boGYU[/youtube] What is evil? What is good? What makes one unclean? In today’s Greek Tuesday episode, Pastor Fisk continues going through Mark 7 and Jesus’ discourse with the Pharisees. But this time, he’s out to make the point that no only are the Pharisees not clean by what they eat, but the Gentiles are also […]

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[youtube]2FiRf2wrIRo[/youtube] If there were prophetesses in the Old Testament, why can’t we have women pastors today? And how can baptism save you if all you must do is believe? Pastor Fisk tackles two, count them, TWO great questions in today’s AskDaPastor 2.0 episode. You’ll want to stick around for the whole thing to make sure […]

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Dear WE: My wife and I visited our LCMS+U church this past Sunday. This is the pastor’s first call since graduating seminary. This congregation had been practicing open communion for many years. This new Pastor expressed to me that he would prefer things become more closed but that as long as the members who are […]

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[youtube]zz3golp9dZE[/youtube] While the disciples eat with unclean hands, Jesus gets a little snarky with the Pharisees and scribes. And make sure you are using the right Greek lexicon because some might lead you astray in properly understanding words and their context. Around the Word Devotions http://www.whatdoesthismean.org/devotions.html Videos used: Grumpy Cat Hates Your Cat Videos – […]

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[youtube]S-mPmpgtubk[/youtube] Is someone “once saved, always saved?” Is that what the Bible teaches? If you commit an egregious sin, does that prove you weren’t saved in the first place and still must be converted? Oh what tangled webs we weave when first we practice to…justify ourselves! Issues Etc Question of the Week Link: http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/issuesetc.org/podcast/818081711H2S2.mp3 Pastor […]

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Dear WE: I have a situation where my girlfriend and I would love to get married; however, we have a problem with the fact that if we get married and if we are registered with the government, my girlfriend would lose the insurance she desperately needs to stay alive do to transplants she had undergone. […]

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[youtube]cPhyH42DKl0[/youtube] When Jesus’ followers start questioning him, he doesn’t make his words easier. He makes them harder. And in this week’s text, John:6:51-69, that means his listeners think he’s going to rip off parts of his body to feed them. So what is Jesus talking about when he says that to be saved you must […]

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[youtube]4syGUF3_jhE[/youtube] You know what one of the most offensive things you can do to your Evangelical friends? Tell them they can’t partake of the Lord’s Supper at your church. Instant argument!! But why do Lutherans do this? And why don’t seemingly like-minded Lutheran denominations commune with each other? We try out a new format for […]

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