This is ... Most Certainly True!
Whet your appetite for more with this discussion of Isaiah. This Bible book gives us more than a lick and a promise effort when it comes to proclaiming God's Word. It features elegant poetry with an unparalleled look at God's Servant, the ultimate Redeemer. Listen to learn how the repeated, honest look at humanity and the repeated promises of a gracious God give rise to timeless truths we can appreciate and apply today.
Jesus’ Disciples Are Known by Their Love
In suffering and dying for our sins, Jesus established the ultimate definition of love: the attitude of the heart, mind, and will that gives freely and faithfully even to those who do not deserve to be loved. The love of Jesus we call grace. On the night before he died, Jesus called on believers of all time to imitate his love: “As I have loved you,” he said, “so you must love one another.” In Acts 11, God teaches Peter the special nature of his love for all people.
Sermon on Acts 11:1-18 preached at Grace Ev. Lutheran Church by Pastor Daniel Bondow.
What was Hosea’s first day on the job as prophet to Israel like? Finding a wife who would, according to the Lord’s own decree, cheat on him, have an affair with another man or men, and even bear children as the result of this adultery! Could he forgive her for this? Could God?
In the 14 chapters of his dealings with the people of Israel, the prophet Hosea condemns the sins of the Israelites no less than 150 times, and over half of those target their adultery against the Lord as pictured by the adultery of Hosea’s wife. As we apply this spiritual adultery to ourselves, we rejoice that God remains his unchanging, faithful self, calling us to know his forgiveness.
Sermon on Daniel 12:1-3 preached at Grace Lutheran Church by Rev. James Huebner. At the coming of the Lord, those made righteous by faith will rise to live forever.
Consider the communication of God to us through the laws of Leviticus. Find out Pastor Huebner's plan for teaching this book to high-schoolers, and what makes him reach for tissues. It's great to be a Christian; it's great to belong to the Lord forever. Lord Jesus, you are our center.
Sermon on Mark 12 preached at Grace Lutheran Church by Rev. Daniel Bondow. Jesus warns us from a kind of self-fulfillment in life that perishes for eternity. He points out the generosity of a poor widow to highlight her inner joy of faith.
Grace pastors flip around Exodus faster than fingers on a fiddle in this delightful exploration of God's great deliverance and grace to his people.
Sermon on Deuteronomy 6:1-9 preached by Pastor James Huebner. Moses encouraged the people to love the Lord with heart, soul, and strength.
Pastor Bondow flies solo in this shorter episode to talk Galatians with an old friend on the most important topic of how we are saved.
Mentioned Resource: Pastor Bondow referred to a summary of Luther's commentary on Galatians which can be found here:
This week Most Certainly True breaks from the usual format to bring you a Special Reformation Episode. Some might even say Extra Special. Guests Dr. Wade Johnston, WLC professor, and Rachel Jankovic, author, join the show for an investigative look at culture of yesterday and today, the Reformation, and how God’s Word gives Christ back to us as often as you read it. Listen to find out how we discover our narrative completely outside of ourselves, how social media is the new printing press, and what President Josh Schermerhorn prays for when he thinks of the members at Grace. Grab a blanket and cozy up...this is a collect call you definitely want to take!
Sermon on Psalm 46 preached at Grace Lutheran Church by Rev. Aaron Strong. Confident of God's strength and might at work for us, we know we are never alone. Included is the choral version of the psalm from Sunday's worship service. Happy Reformation 501 this week!
Sermon on 1 Corinthians 9 preached at Grace Lutheran Church by Rev. Daniel Bondow. Though he deserved high respect, Paul was a servant to all.
Our Bible Reading Challenge takes a break from the books to talk a little further about prayer, introduce and welcome a new staff member, Drew Carter, at Grace, and even sit back to relax to the soothing sounds of a new song.