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Month: November 2017

Not Your God #2: Greed

Not Your God #2: Greed

When we think of idolatry we often imagine it to be an easy sin to detect and stay clear of. Thoughts of carved images and statues from the Old Testament come to our minds and certainly no good Christian succumbs to such things. But, there is another side of idolatry that is more subtle. It’s the type of idolatry that takes something good and makes it more important than God. This idolatry doesn’t involve formal worship or a confession of…

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CPR – Thanksgiving

CPR – Thanksgiving

In today’s podcast, Pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Neal Radichel discuss the holiday we just celebrated – Thanksgiving. Though this holiday has somewhat secular roots and was not initially celebrated in American Lutheranism, we certainly do well to set time aside during this holiday to remember to give thanks to God for all of His blessings. Often when we think of those blessings, we think of physical blessings like food, clothing, and shelter, but there are many other things for which…

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Word of the Week – Contentment

Word of the Week – Contentment

In our Word of the Week, Pastor Rob Sauers takes us through a study of contentment. Contentment seems to be one of those things a lot of people search for, but never find. Can we ever find true contentment? If so, where is that contentment to be found? Our study seeks to answer these questions by looking at both the places where people look for contentment and what the Scriptures have to say about the subject. We pray that this…

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CPR – Where Do Babies (and Faith) Come From?

CPR – Where Do Babies (and Faith) Come From?

Faith is one of those topics that is very often misunderstood in our world today. The Bible itself, while speaking a lot about faith, only defines it in one place – Hebrews 11:1 – “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” In order to help us gain a better understanding of what faith is and specifically how faith begins, Pastors Neal Radichel and Nathanael Mayhew take us through a discussion of faith…

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Word of the Week – Petition

Word of the Week – Petition

In our Word of the Week this week, Pastor Rob Sauers takes us through the word “petition.” When we hear that word, we might think first of a formal written request signed by many people, appealing to authority in respect of a cause. In a petition, we are pleading to one in authority to do something we would like to see done. The Bible speaks of petitions in the formal setting of the court. We have the example of Esther…

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Bible Study – 2 Peter

Bible Study – 2 Peter

In today’s Bible Study episode, Pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Rob Sauers take us through the book of 2 Peter. Peter here sets out to encourage his recipients and us in our faith, and warn us of others who would try to lead us away from the truth. This has been called the “Epistle of Knowledge” since different forms of the word “know” appear 16 times in this short letter. Chapter 1 encourages growth in true knowledge and emphasizes that the…

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YOLO

YOLO

You only live once, right?  You’ve no doubt heard this said many times, and there’s a good chance you’ve even said it yourself.  (I know that I have.) This phrase is often written as “YOLO” on social networking platforms like Facebook and Twitter. But is YOLO true? Of course not! We know that everyone lives twice, not once.  The second life is in either heaven or hell.  It’s no surprise that unbelievers take to YOLO so readily.  As long as…

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