Tag Archives: Catechism

Steadfast Lutherans Update & Bible Study Resources

BJS_JoshuaScheerw100Pr. Joshua Scheer, editor of “Brothers of John the Steadfast,” joins us to discuss some new and coming projects associated with steadfastlutherans.org. Hear about the new “Sisters of Katie Luther” blog, “Steadfast in the Parish,” and more.

David RamirezAlso, Pr. David Ramirez discusses and recommends solid Bible study resources for home and classroom. Hear about those resources and what to look for in good Bible study resources.

Check out these Bible study resources here: “Lutheran Treasures of the Old Missouri Synod.”

 

Brothers of John the Steadfast

Sisters of Katie Luther

The Three Outposts, part 8 – The State

AbrahamsonIn part 8 of our series on “The Three Outposts” (three estates), Pr. Joe Abrahamson gives us the Scriptural teaching on God’s gift of, yes, government. How can government be more than a “necessary evil,” as Thomas Paine said? Is government really a gift from God? (The tax-man too? Seriously?) Why is government necessary, and how do Christians live under a sinful, wicked government?

Read Pr. Abrahamson’s Bible study, “The Three Outposts, Your Mission, part 5: The State.”

The Three Outposts, part 7 – The Church

AbrahamsonIn this installment of our discussion with Pr. Joe Abrahamson, we take up the Office of the Ministry and how God calls His people to support the livelihood of their pastors. We also discuss matters of excommunication and church discipline, as well as answer a question submitted to steadfastlutherans.org.

Read Pr. Abrahamson’s Bible Study, “The Three Outposts, Your Mission: Study 4” on the Church.

The Three Outposts, part 6 – The Church

AbrahamsonWe continue our discussion with Pr. Joe Abrahamson on the estate of the Church. This time we focus on the Office of the Ministry and how God establishes it to serve the Church. Why is it important for pastors to be properly called? What does God’s Word say about who can hold the Pastoral Office?

Read Pr. Abrahamson’s Bible study, “The Three Outposts – Your Mission – The Church.”

Anonymous Complaining

BJS_JoshuaScheerw100Pr. Joshua Scheer discusses his article “Anonymous Complaints and Their Fruit.” What leads to anonymous complaining, and how does anonymous complaining rob us of the opportunity for reconciliation? What are the fruits of such complaining? Are there any positives to complaining?

Read Pr. Scheer’s article, “Anonymous Complaints and Their Fruit.”

The Three Outposts, part 5 – The Church

AbrahamsonAs we continue our series on “The Three Outposts: Your Mission,” with Pr. Joe Abrahamson, we discuss the estate called “The Church.” When did the Church really begin? What is the purpose of the Church? How does Martin Luther teach on this estate in his Small Catechism?

Read Pr. Abrahamson’s Bible study on “The Church” here.

Spiritual Daycare

Jonathan RodebaughDo we really need youth pastors? Are they necessary? Are they truly helpful? Are they really serving the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Or are they really just offering “spiritual daycare”? Jonathan Rodebaugh joins us to discuss the well-intentioned but misguided attempts to cultivate a specifically youth culture within the Church. How should our young people be taught the Christian faith for the rest of their lives?

Read Jonathan’s post, “Spiritual Daycare: Why Youth Pastors Shouldn’t Exist.”