But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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The Eighth in a Series of Sermons on Paul's Letter to the Philippians

Many have identified the main theme of Paul’s letter to the church in Philippi as the often-repeated exhortation from the Apostle to “rejoice.”  This is borne out by the fact that the words for...

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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon on the Minor Prophets from the Book of Joel

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Here's the audio from our Wednesday night Bible Study:  Modern Theories of Revelation

Previous lectures in this series can be found here (scroll down): Apologetics in a Post Christian Age

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Gene Veith's take on two recent LCMS studies exploring the reasons why our kids leave our churches, and why others stay.  How Can Churches Retain Their Youth?

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The Seventh in a Series of Sermons on Paul's Letter to the Philippians

Whatever we say about Paul and the importance of his doctrine of justification by grace alone, through faith alone, on account of Christ alone, we must not overlook the fact that Paul is an eschatological thinker–his focus...

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Here's the audio from Friday Night's Author's Forum with Dr. W. Robert Godfrey: 

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Sunday, 15 April 2018 08:42

"Wasted Is Nineveh" -- Nahum 1:12-3:19

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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon on the Minor Prophets from the Book of Nahum

 

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Here is the fourth and final part of B. B. Warfield's "Review" of The Child as God's Child, by Rev. Charles W. Rishell, Ph.D., Professor of Historical Theology in Boston University School of Theology. New York: Eaton & Mains. Cincinnati: Jennings & Graham (1904). 

Warfield's...

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Here's the audio from our Wednesday night Bible Study:  Is Supernatural Revelation Even Possible?

Previous lectures in this series can be found here (scroll down): Apologetics in a Post Christian Age

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Wednesday, 11 April 2018 07:44

J. S. Bach's Lutheranism

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A great essay on Bach's Lutheranism--from the New York Times of all places:

Bach -- The Lutheran

(h.t. Rod Rosenbladt)

 

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Wednesday, 11 April 2018 01:21

"Found in Him" -- Philippians 3:1-11

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The Sixth in a Series of Sermons on Paul's Letter to the Philippians

One writer says that “chapter 3 of Philippians is without dispute a singularly powerful passage–a foundational building block for theology and a true classic of Christian spirituality.”  Well said and quite...

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Monday, 09 April 2018 07:53

1968 -- The Year I Was Afraid

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1968 was a terrible year in American history.  Those of us old enough to remember the assassinations of RFK and MLK, the riots and chaos at the Democrat National Convention in Chicago (along with a score of other calamities), might recall the questions which hung in the air as to whether or...

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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon on the Minor Prophets from the Book of Nahum

 

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Senator Ben Sasse (as Jonah's Goldberg's guest) discusses the possibility of future cyber and economic warfare with China and Russia.

Only Ben can discuss these things with authority while mentioning Calvin, two kingdoms, and North Korean Christians who have never known the freedom of assembly.

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Thursday, 05 April 2018 04:13

Water From Iraq?

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The media's ignorance of the most basic biblical facts and Christian doctine continues to amaze me.  Even the otherwise reliable Wall Street Journal was forced to recant their recent statement that according to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, "Moses brought water from Iraq . . ."

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Here's the audio from the Wednesday Night Bible Study:  The Enlightenment Challenge to the Divine Revelation

Previous lectures in this series can be found here (scroll down): Apologetics in a Post Christian Age

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Here is part three of B. B. Warfield's "Review" of The Child as God's Child, by Rev. Charles W. Rishell, Ph.D., Professor of Historical Theology in Boston University School of Theology. New York: Eaton & Mains. Cincinnati: Jennings & Graham (1904). 

Warfield's review of Rishell's...

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The Fifth in a Series of Sermons on Paul's Letter to the Philippians

As Paul sees it, the Philippians are in a very difficult situation.  There is tremendous pressure from the Greek and Roman citizens of Philippi for Christians to renounce their faith in Jesus and return to the Roman religion...

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Here's the audio from this morning's Easter sermon:  He Has Risen from the Dead

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Here's the audio from tonight's sermon on Matthew 27:27-56: Click Here

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Here's the audio from tonight's sermon on Matthew 26:17-30: Click Here

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The Fourth in a Series of Sermons on the Philippians

One of the most famous and well-known passages in all the Bible is the famous hymn to Christ (the Carmen Christi) of verses 6-11 of Philippians 2.  Martin Luther writes in his famous essay The Freedom of the Christian, that this passage is a...

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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon on Palm Sunday from Matthew 21:1-17

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Here's the audio from the Wednesday Night Bible Study:  Calvin on the "Sense of Divinity"

Previous lectures in this series can be found here (scroll down): Apologetics in a Post Christian Age

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Here is part two of B. B. Warfield's "Review" of The Child as God's Child, by Rev. Charles W. Rishell, Ph. D., Professor of Historical Theology in Boston University School of Theology. New York: Eaton & Mains. Cincinnati: Jennings & Graham (1904). 

Warfield's review of Rishell's...

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