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Episode 253: November 1st, 2013

Episode 253: November 1st, 2013

In the 253rd episode of HTR, Pr. Borghardt calls in reinforcements in an effort to guilt Jon into coming to the McHenry Retreat in a couple weeks. Then during the second half, Sandra Ostapowich plays co-host as they talk to Pr. Rich Heinz of St. John’s…
F4TF: Majority of Charismatic Manifestations are Fake (10/31/2013)

F4TF: Majority of Charismatic Manifestations are Fake (10/31/2013)

Your browser does not support the HTML 5 audio tag. Click Here to Download this episode Program segments: • Mike Bickle Says Majority of Charismatic Manifestations are Fake • Kong Hee Butchers Genesis 15 • Steven Furtick’s Response to the…
Thursday, October 31, 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Light for My Path Daily Devotion  Bible Reading So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word,…

October 31, 2013 – Reformation Day

Today’s Reading: John 8:31-36 Daily Lectionary: Deuteronomy 32:28-52; Matthew 20:17-34 Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. (John 8:36) In the Name + of Jesus. Amen. Most people misunderstand the Lutheran Reformation (if they’ve even heard of it). One of the words tossed around a bit is “freedom.” Since Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses on the door of the church, freedom has come back to the church. Freedom from domineering clergy. Freedom from having to follow a bunch of man-made rules. Freedom to read the Bible. Freedom to live without worrying how we live. Freedom! Liberty! But none of those “freedoms” is what the Reformation was about. It was about one freedom: the freedom from sin. Martin Luther’s conscience plagued him. He thought he would never live a good enough life to please God. He became free when he realized, from studying the Bible, that indeed he wouldn’t! Rather, Christ lived His life and ours for us. Perfectly. To set us free from sin, death and the devil. To set us free from the impending judgment of God. To set us free from troubled and burdened consciences. Christ came to set you free. His suffering, death and resurrection mean you are free. Before you were a slave—chained up and held in place by your sins. The only place you had was hell. All that awaited you was the Lord’s wrath and judgment. But Christ has set you free. He has set you free from a religion which is all about you. How you live. How well you’re doing. How good your intentions are. How much effort you put into being godly. Jesus has freed you from that religion with this promise: For His sake, all your sins are forgiven. You are right and holy in Christ and stand before God with a clean conscience, no matter what your sins were or are. The Son has set you free. This is not a libertine freedom, in which we want to act however we want and despise our neighbor in our selfishness. Neither is it a freedom to be burdened by a bunch of rules and bad theology. It’s the freedom to declare that your sins are forgiven once and for all from font, altar and pulpit. It is the freedom that rejoices that Jesus has set you free from sin. And you are free indeed! In the Name of Jesus. Amen. Lord, be our light when worldly darkness veils us; Lord, be our shield when earthly armor fails us; And in the day when hell itself assails us, Grant us Your peace, Lord. (Lord of Our Life, LSB 659:3)
F4TF: Is There a Baby in the Charismatic Bathwater? (10/30/2013)

F4TF: Is There a Baby in the Charismatic Bathwater? (10/30/2013)

Your browser does not support the HTML 5 audio tag. Click Here to Download this episode Program segments: • Is There a Baby in the Charismatic Bathwater? by Phil Johnson — Email your questions or comments to: talkback@fightingforthefaith.com Fighting for…
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