Do we really know what prayer is? Is it a conversation with God? Is it manipulating God to our will? Or is it a futile gesture that is nothing more than virtue signaling in a crisis? We begin our look at the Lord’s Prayer with these questions.
“I believe that I cannot by my own reason or strength believe in Jesus Christ, my Lord, or come to Him; but the Holy Spirit has called me by the Gospel, enlightened me with His gifts, sanctified and kept me in the true faith.” Words of genius? Words of insanity? Maybe both?
We’ve learned that we cannot keep the 10 Commandments, no matter how we try. Thus we need the Creed to tell us where to look! Tonight we look at the first two parts of the Apostle’s Creed – God the Father and Jesus Christ the Son. Everything we believe is related to the three persons of the Trinity, so let’s study well!
In the same way that breaking each commandment is breaking the first, breaking each commandment also breaks the last one. Our love of ourselves really comes home to roost tonight as we finish up the Ten Commandments and cover 7-10 all in one episode.
Tonight we have a very special roundtable discussion on the Law. What is it? What is it not? How does it function? How do we rightly distinguish it? What happens when we get it wrong? What happens when we get it…right?
We think it’s simple to love our neighbor. Or to at least make a decent attempt at it. But if we are honest, what we really love is ourselves! This week we talk about the 4th, 5th and 6th Commandments and what Luther and the Scriptures have to say about them.
It’s a double feature kind of show! Two Commandments in one. The Second, where God teaches us about our words. And the Third, where He teaches us about His Word. Join us as we continue our study of the Large Catechism and learn to think like confessors.
You shall have no other gods. Simple, right? Clear, and yet we are so creative in finding ways to break this commandment.
Teaching you to think like a Confessor! In this episode we cover the Large Catechism from the Preface through line 29 of the First Commandment. Or, if you are following along in the Concordia Reader’s Edition, 2nd Edition, that would be pages 351-361. Our host is Peter Slayton, executive director of Crucial Productions. Our pastors are Peter Ill and Merritt …