Paul Gerhardt was among the foremost of all Lutheran hymnwriters, writing over 120 hymns. Gerhardt lived a very difficult life, suffering through the 30 years war in Europe, loosing four of his children and his wife to sickness and disease, and even suffering for his faith. Yet the promises of God were his source of strength throughout those difficult times. This hymn reminds us of the God who is for us too, and who is with us whatever we face in this life. Join Pastors Rob Sauers and Nathanael Mayhew as they consider a few verses from this comforting hymn based on Romans 8:31-39!
There is widespread panic spreading across the globe over the Coronavirus. President Trump today declared a National State of Emergency as have many state governments. Schools and businesses are closing their doors and public events cancelled and even entire sports seasons have been halted. How does a Christian look at the recent Coronavirus? How do we respond? Join our pastors round table with Pastors Ben Libby, Nathanael Mayhew and Tom Naumann as they discuss the Coronavirus pandemic from a Biblical perspective.
Join Pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Ben Libby in part two of their study of Paul’s letter to the believers at Colossae. We will dig into what it says about Christ’s work on the cross, deal with Old Testament laws and their application to the New Testament Christian, the danger of false teaching and worldly ideas, the relationship between justification and sanctification, and much more.
Paul’s letter to the Colossians is a very important and powerful letter which offers a great deal of instruction about the nature of Christ and His role as our Savior. Join Pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Ben Libby as they dig into the background of this letter, and some of the important Christian doctrines it clearly proclaims, for example the truth that Jesus is True God in human flesh and is our Creator and redeemer.
It’s one of those books in the Bible that can be a little hard to get though for some people. There are all those names that are hard to pronounce, one king conquered or replaced by another, and lots of wars and fighting. What is it all about? Why is it in the Bible? Learn a new appreciation for the book of Kings as Pastors Ben Libby and Nathanael Mayhew walk us through the meaning and purpose of this important book of the Old Testament.
Do you have an interest in eschatology? Every person should! Eschatology is the study of the last things, the day when this world will come to an end and we will all stand before God. We should be interested in the last things so that we can know what will happen, and so we can be prepared for that day. Paul’s second letter to the Thessalonians is especially appropriate in this regard, dealing with many aspects of Christ’s second coming. Join Pastors Ben Libby and Tom Naumann for an interesting and important overview of 2 Thessalonians and the valuable doctrines discussed in it.
What is the relationship between faith and politics, Christianity and culture? In a society which is constantly speaking of a separation between church and state, this is an important question and one that is often misunderstood. Join Pastors Mark Tiefel and Nathanael Mayhew as they begin a series on the Christian’s proper role in politics and government with a discussion on the Biblical doctrine of the Two Kingdoms. This discussion will lay the foundation for future episodes which will dig into the details and application of this truth. We hope you will find this discussion eye-opening and beneficial.
The Old Testament Book of Ezekiel is a hauntingly beautiful book. Join Pastors Tom Naumann and Ben Libby as they look at the pictures and dramatic examples of God’s Mercy and Justice which fill the book of Ezekiel. Sometimes, we may feel a bit like this prophet, speaking the Word of God and seemingly no one hears us. This shouldn’t discourage us, but rather embolden us to continue speaking the true Word of the LORD. He is the God of Heaven and Earth, and His will is always done. He is almighty and all-powerful, and He will do the things that He has promised!
Pastors Mark Tiefel and Sam Rodebaugh dive into two recent events concerning two prominent US athletes: Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant. Rodgers appeared recently in an interview and revealed his ideas about faith and spirituality and the Christian church. Bryant passed away in a tragic helicopter crash, and the event has dominated the news cycles. In the face of these events, what should the Christian think? What should we have in mind? How can we respond?
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.