Pr. Jeffrey Ries joins us to discuss his article in the August 2014 edition of The Lutheran Witness, “How to Listen to a Sermon.” According to Jesus, what should the content of a sermon be? Why are Law and Gospel so essential in preaching? And what about illustrations–should they be used or not? What is the ultimate purpose of preaching?
Pr. Joe Abrahamson continues discussing Martin Luther’s Small Catechism, what it means, an how to teach it. In Part 3 of our ongoing series, we discuss the Law of God–the natural law and the revealed law, the two tables of the Law, and how the moral law, the civil law, and the ceremonial law relate to one another.
With this segment we begin a series with Pr. Joe Abrahamson on the meaning and message of Martin Luther’s Small Catechism. In Part 1, Pr. Abrahamson gives an overview of the Catechism and throws down against some faulty views of God, original sin, and God’s Law. Hear him respond to Rob Bell’s “definition” of God, Joel Osteen’s denial of original sin, and David Ashcraft’s mistaken notion of the purpose of God’s Law.