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Month: December 2016

Review – Already Gone by Ken Ham and Britt Beemer

Review – Already Gone by Ken Ham and Britt Beemer

In this episode Pastors Neal Radichel and Nathanael Mayhew discuss and review Ken Ham and Britt Beemer’s book, “Already Gone.”  This book looks at statistics which show why less people are going to church and give some solutions to this epidemic in the Church.  He points out how churches in Europe have closed at an astounding rate, and this is carrying over into America.  Surveys reveal why people aren’t going to church.  For example: Boring services, chruch is too legalistic,…

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Word of the Week: INCARNATION

Word of the Week: INCARNATION

In our Word of the Week, Pastor Mark Tiefel defines the word Incarnation. The teaching of the incarnation comes to the forefront in the birth of Jesus.  Literally, the word incarnate means to become flesh.  Jesus had to become human because God promised that it would happen this way (Isaiah 7:14).  Jesus would be Immanuel, God with us.  He also had to be human to suffer and die for us as our perfect substitute as Paul says in Galatians 4:4-5. …

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CPR – Prayer

CPR – Prayer

In this episode of Conservative Pastor Response Pastors Neal Radichel and Nathanael Mayhew discuss the topic of Prayer.  What is Prayer?  Prayer is communication with God, it is not a Means of Grace.  Prayer is the way that God has given to us to communicate with Him.  Prayer is by nature a humbling thing where we admit we can’t do something on our own.  Prayer is for our benefit, not God’s.  He knows what we need, but He invites us…

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Word of the Week: SAVIOR

Word of the Week: SAVIOR

In our Word of the Week, Pastor Mark Tiefel discusses the word Savior. The Bible talks about the word savior in many different contexts.  God is described as a savior, as were certain kings or judges.  But the central message of the Savior in Scripture points us to Jesus as our Savior.  In Isaiah, God says that there is only one Savior. The fulfillment of that Savior who was prophesied is declared by the angels in Luke 2:11:  “For there…

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Bible Study – Exodus

Bible Study – Exodus

In this Bible Study episode, Pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Mark Tiefel take us back into the Old Testament and the book of Exodus.  This book picks up where Genesis left off, and shows how God fulfilled his promise to Abraham to make of him a great nation through whom all the nations of the earth would be blessed.  This book records the beginning of the nation of Israel, their enslavement in Egypt for 400 years, and God’s deliverance of that…

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Word of the Week: PEACE

Word of the Week: PEACE

In our Word of the Week, Pastor Neal Radichel discusses the word Peace. We live in a troubled world. God’s Word describes peace in two ways: what we have and what is given. Peace in the Old Testament is connected with the presence of God. God’s gives peace to those who are troubled or burdened. Jesus calms our troubled hearts and minds. Jesus gives the peace that the world cannot give through His own perfect death. Through His own death,…

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Review – The Spirituality of the Cross by Gene Veith

Review – The Spirituality of the Cross by Gene Veith

In this episode Pastors Mark Tiefel and Nathanael Mayhew discuss and review Gene Veith’s book, “The Spirituality of the Cross.”  Veith presents the truth of how Christianity differs from the religions of the world, and how Lutheranism emphasizes the truths of God’s Word better than other Christian denominations.  Veith writes about the doctrines that separate Christianity from false religions and what distinguishes Lutheranism from the rest:  Justification, the Means of Grace, the Theology of the Cross, Vocation, and the Two…

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Word of the Week: RANSOM

Word of the Week: RANSOM

In our continuing Word of the Week study forAdvent, Pastor Nathanael Mayhew defines the Biblical word Ransom.  Literally the word ransom, means to loose, and is used to describe purchasing realaese from slavery or captivity.  Psalm 49:7 says that a man cannot redeem his brother or pay to God the ransom for his soul.  There is a close connection between the words redeem and ransom.  Redemption is the act of purchasing freedom for another, but ransom is the price paid…

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CPR – Old Testament Ceremonies and Laws

CPR – Old Testament Ceremonies and Laws

In this episode of Conservative Pastor Response Pastors Mark Tiefel and Nathanael Mayhew go into the Old Testament to discuss the Old Testament law and ceremonies that God gave to His Old Testament people, the nation of Israel.  It is important to note there there are three kinds of laws given by God to His O.T. people:  Civil laws (governing the nation of Israel), Ceremonial laws (governing Israel’s worship and ritual), and Moral laws which govern all people of all…

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