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Mark’s thoughts: Confirmation – ecclesiastical insanity

It is said that the definition of insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting a different result.  If that is so, then surely I am trapped in ecclesiastical insanity.  I write this because I am a frustrated shepherd watching the same thing happen once again.  Awhile ago I wrote piece entitled Confirmation – the magic talisman of the Lutheran Church in which I said: During the last ten years I have come . . . Read All
Patricia King Claims She Averted WWIII

Patricia King Claims She Averted WWIII

Your browser does not support the HTML 5 audio tag. Click Here to Download this episode Program segments: • Patricia King Claims She Averted WWIII • Mike Bickle’s False Prophetic Claims • Phil Pringle’s False Prophetic Claims • Sermon Review:…

Missionary Orientation

week at the IC is more than insane, but it’s also one of my favorite times. Why? Because I get to teach the CATECHISM. And there is simply not a whole lot on God’s green earth that is better than teaching the Catechism.http://feeds.feedburner.com/Weedo…

Lenten Midweek Homily III

We have heard the Lenten call of the Church summoning us back to the font, reminding us as we confess in our Catechism that the Old Adam in us should by daily contrition and repentance be drowned and die and that a new man daily should daily emerge and arise to live before God in righteousness and purity forever.  Which is another way of saying that something in us needs to die and something God gives us need to take its place.  Today we see this in the matter of Confession. Not the Confession of sin, but the Confession of the holy faith, the Confession of who Jesus is and what our relationship is to Him.  Jesus is mostly silent. . . Read All

The Will of God Be Done

When we had finished the voyage from Tyre, we arrived at Ptolemais, and we greeted the brothers [2] and stayed with them for one day. 8 On the next day we departed and came to Caesarea, and we entered the house of Philip the evangelist, who was one of the seven, and stayed with him. 9 He had four unmarried daughters, who prophesied. 10 While we were staying for many days, a prophet named Agabus came down from Judea. 11 And coming to us, he took Paul’s belt and bound his own feet and hands and said, “Thus says the Holy Spirit, ‘This is how the Jews at Jerusalem will bind the man who owns this belt and deliver him . . . Read All
What offends YOU?

What offends YOU?

Sermon preached for Lent 3B, on Sunday, March 8, 2015.     So what makes you angry?  People get angry over many things.  We get angry when people disrespect us, disagree with us, who cut in line, who cut us off in traffic… You name it.  We are easily wounded and angered by personal insult or personal slight.  Listen to the tone of our voices and the string of vulgarities that we erupt from our lips.    Most of our anger is protective of ourselves, our feelings, and our loved ones.  But what offends Jesus?  Jesus seems to care little about the personal slights or irritants that offend us.  What offends Jesus is when the Word of God is silenced, when. . . Read All
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