Not all things are given for all people to do. In fact, God has specifically limited His office of preaching and administering the Sacraments to one particular type of person - men. And if you think otherwise, you might be worshiping a false Christ.

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In this Lightning Cut, Pastor Richard answers a question about the differences between the Wisconsin Evangelical Synod and the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. Where do we differ, what are we similar on, etc...

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[youtube]CMngDYPrFlo[/youtube] What’s this??? TWO new shows? Yes! Pastor Matt Richard joins us for a new show called Lightning Cuts where he answers your questions quickly and concisely. Which is much easier to share with your friends! This week he talks about the Divine Call. Are you called to be a pastor? How do you know? […]

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[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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[youtube]Pi_hOeK1GvA[/youtube] Greek Tuesday covers John 20:19-31 very quickly. Check out the Issues Etc Making the Case Conference here: http://issuesetc.org/47753-2/ We continue our break as Pastor Fisk prepares to transition to his new call in North Dakota and Peter welcomes Atlee Elisabeth into his family. But we still have videos! Around the Word Devotions http://www.whatdoesthismean.org/devotions.html Questions […]

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So in the Bible there appear to be women leaders – prophets, judges, you know, stuff like that. And then in Acts 2:17 it says that your sons and daughters will prophesy. So what does this all mean, and what are the implications for women being pastors today? How are we to understand these passages […]

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What do you think of a lay pastor? In some rural areas that might be the best option when there is not a large enough congregation to support a full time pastor. Definitely has drawbacks as it would entail less education for the lay pastor. However, there are plenty of lay leaders that have more […]

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[youtube]AP3P9ZF3WaQ[/youtube] It’s Greek Tuesday! Alleluia! Wait, that might be a bit much… Anyway, this week Pastor Fisk discusses John 20:19-30 with the disciples in the upper room after the Resurrection. Jesus teleports in, Nightcrawler-style (sorry, John Calvin, he doesn’t climb in through a window), he gives the disciples the power to forgive sin, and then […]

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Can pastors be friends with members of their congregation? N, Good question! I do believe that a pastor can be friends with members of their congregation, though we must look at this from a vocational aspect. The pastor as pastor is still his members’ pastor. In much the same way, my father is my father. […]

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Over the last year we have had a good many questions about the differences between the LCMS (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod) and the WELS (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.) It’s not that we don’t want to answer this question, because in our age of institutional decay and everyone doing as they see fit, the issues that […]

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