Cohabitation, Homosexuality and divorce are all having a huge impact on marriage and society as a result of a rejection of God’s definition of the marriage relationship and roles in marriage. Join pastors Mark Tiefel and Nathanael Mayhew as they discuss this important topic from the context of Ephesians 5. They will discuss misconceptions that many hold about the Biblical roles of husband and wife as well as the results of both keeping and rejecting God’s instruction book for marriage. Join us for a timely and important discussion.
“For by grace you have been saved, through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.” This is a message we all know by faith through the Holy Spirit. These great words and the promises that go with them are found in Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. This message is the central point of the entire Bible. Because we have been saved by grace through faith in Christ, we can do all kinds of things. We can accomplish good works, live godly lives, and function as God would have us function. He chose YOU from the foundation of the world! There is one faith and hope and God, so let us now put on the whole armor of God and withstand the evil that would try to make forget this great promise. Join Pastors Tom Naumann and Ben Libby for a discussion of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians.
January 6th has long been the date when the church celebrates Epiphany and the visit of the Wise Men to the Christ Child. This event, recorded in Matthew 2 is distinct from the account of Christmas recorded in Luke 2 and is often called “Christmas for the Gentiles.” Join Pastors Ben Libby and Nathanael Mayhew as they study the historical event of the visit of the wise men and one of the hymns that tells that story: As with gladness men of old. We will learn about Epiphany, and look at the application of the account of the wise men to our lives today, and review the history behind this 250 year old Epiphany hymn.
Join us as we discuss the word miracle and its application to the season of Christmas and the miracle of the virgin birth and the incarnation of our Savior. As Christians we confess our confidence in this miracle every week with the words of the Apostles’ or Nicene Creeds. Yes indeed, this miracle is most certainly true!
In our Christmas Word of the Week series we look at the word “deity” which describes something as being God. Throughout history, human beings have created deities to worship and trust in. But the Bible describes these false deities as “idols” who can do nothing. During Advent and Christmas we celebrate the incarnation of the one True God, and proclaim that the Child laid in the manger was more that He appeared. He was what the prophets had foretold: the Mighty God. In Colossians 2:8-9 Paul declares that in Jesus was the whole fullness of deity in bodily form. That God-Man is our Savior — not what many want, but what we sinners NEED!
In our hymn review this week, Pastors Ben Libby and Nathanael Mayhew dig into the more unfamiliar and modern Christmas Hymn, Where shepherd’s lately knelt. They will discuss the author and the tune, as well as the Scriptural background for the text and its doctrinal content. They will also talk about the unique feature of the hymn, which puts it in the first person as we view the Baby in the manger through the eyes of a shepherd, and contemplate the meaning of this glorious news for us in a personal way.
Join Pastors Neal Radichel and Nathanael Mayhew for an overview of the Old Testament book of Jeremiah. Learn about the historical background for the work of Jeremiah, who he was and what his message was for the people at that time. Just as important, learn also how the message of Jeremiah applies to us in our lives today. This is a book full of history and application for us today and has much for us to learn from still today.
As we begin another Advent season we consider the word “angel” – those beings created by God and who serve as His messengers. We will review some of the examples in Scripture where the LORD sends His angels, and for what purpose. We will also look at how the LORD uses them to bring judgment upon the unbelieving and wicked and to protect or defend His own people. Thanks be to God for His powerful messengers who defend and protect us!
Join Pastors Neal Radichel and Sam Rodebaugh for a discussion about what the Bible has to say about God giving signs to people still today. This is an important topic and one that comes up often in conversations with people in our daily lives. Does God still gives signs to us today? How does a person tell if it is a sign from God? What dangers are there that we should be aware of? These are some of the questions that we will consider in this CPR podcast today. Join us to learn more about what the Bible has to say about ongoing signs and what signs He has given us!
In our word of the Week we consider the word “Judgment”. This is especially appropriate at the end of the church year as we consider the “End Times” and the Final Judgment and hear themes related to Judgment Day. True Judgment requires justice, that is a consistent standard that applies to everyone of all time. God has given us this standard in His Law, the Ten Commandments. This condemns us all. But God knows our problem of sin and sent His Son to live as God demanded of us and to pay the debt of our sin which we earned. As a result, God judges Christ in our place and, with the payment being made is able to justify sinners. By faith we received the results of Christ’s work for us, and have the hope of everlasting life!