Dr John Warwick Montgomery's many discussions on Apologetics (defending the faith) with Pr Todd Wilken on Issues Etc.
Christian Apologetics (April 2013 - 5 parts)
1. Speculation vs Fact (Science and Theology), part 1 (mp3, 57:47; 23.3 MB, 2013-Apr-22)
2. The History and Approach of Apologetics (mp3, 57:21; 23.1 MB, 2013-Apr-23)
3. Legal Evidence, the Resurrection and Human Rights (mp3, 57:50; 23.3 MB, 2013-Apr-24)
4. Literature and the Arts (mp3, 57:20; 23.1 MB, 2013-Apr-25)
5. Christianity’s Influence (mp3, 57:20; 23.1 MB, 2013-Apr-26)
Additional Apologetic Conversations:
Divine Revelation (mp3, 26:38; 10.9 MB, 2015-Sep-02)
Historical Narrative (mp3, 26:07; 10.6 MB, 2015-Sep-16)
Divine Self Revelation (mp3, 25:40; 10.5 MB, 2015-Sep-23)
The Incarnation, Death and Resurrection of Jesus (mp3, 28:48; 11.7 MB, 2015-Sep-30)
Is There More than One Way to God? (mp3, 28:20; 11.5 MB, 2015-Oct-07)
Atheism (mp3, 27:38; 11.3 MB, 2015-Nov-04)
The Jesus of Non-Christian Religions (mp3, 31:58; 13.0 MB, 2015-Nov-11)
The Incarnation and Defense of the Christian Faith (mp3, 43:24; 49.9 MB, 2016-Dec-23)
Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 28B)
(18 November 2018)
Daniel 12:1–3; Ps. 16:1-11; Hebrews 10:11–25; Mark 13:1–13
Of the Day: LSB 508 The Day Is Surely Drawing Near
Offertory: LSB 697 Awake, O Sleeper, Rise from Death
Distribution: LSB 511 Herald, Sound the Note of Judgment;
The Crucified and Risen Body of Christ Jesus Is the True Temple of God
Despite its “wonderful stones” and “great buildings,” the Jerusalem temple would be torn down, with not one stone left upon another, just as this present world and its kingdoms will come to an end (Mark 13:1–8). But that temple pointed beyond itself to Christ, to His sacrifice upon the cross and to the resurrection of His body as the true Temple of God. In the midst of sin and death, by the proclamation of the Gospel, He now gathers disciples into His body, wherein “the one who endures to the end will be saved” (Mark 13:10–13). For He is “a great priest over the house of God,” who “will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.” By the pure water of His Baptism, they “draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith,” and by His flesh and blood, they enter the Holy of Holies (Heb. 10:17–22). Thus are His people delivered, “everyone whose name shall be found written in the book.” For by the wisdom of His Gospel, He turns “many to righteousness,” so that “many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake” to everlasting life (Dan. 12:1–3).
Worldview Everlasting - What is "70 AD", Alex? (Mark 13:1-13)
This is Jeopardy! Not exactly. But knowing the question is half the answer to understanding Mark chapter 13, and Worldview Everlasting Greek Tuesday breaks it down for you here.
Worldview Everlasting - Greek Tuesday: I Think I'll Go For A Walk (Mark 13:1-13)
Pronouns. Context. The end of the world. And an overview of Mark 13. This Greek Tuesday has it all!
ENCORE: Looking Forward to Sunday Morning (3 Year Lectionary): Proper 28 — Dr. Carl Fickenscher — Issues Etc.
Dr. Carl Fickenscher, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind., discusses the readings and propers with Pr. Todd Wilken on Issues Etc. (mp3, 57:21, 52.4 MB, 2018-Nov-12)
Lectionary Podcast - Proper 28 with Dr. Arthur A. Just Jr.
Dr. Arthur A. Just Jr., Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind., discusses the Gospel lesson from the Greek text.
1 Καὶ ἐκπορευομένου αὐτοῦ ἐκ τοῦ ἱεροῦ λέγει αὐτῷ εἷς τῶν μαθητῶν αὐτοῦ· Διδάσκαλε, ἴδε ποταποὶ λίθοι καὶ ποταπαὶ οἰκοδομαί.
2 καὶ ὁ ⸀Ἰησοῦς εἶπεν αὐτῷ· Βλέπεις ταύτας τὰς μεγάλας οἰκοδομάς; οὐ μὴ ἀφεθῇ ⸀ὧδε λίθος ἐπὶ ⸀λίθον ὃς οὐ μὴ καταλυθῇ.
3 Καὶ καθημένου αὐτοῦ εἰς τὸ Ὄρος τῶν Ἐλαιῶν κατέναντι τοῦ ἱεροῦ ⸀ἐπηρώτα αὐτὸν κατʼ ἰδίαν Πέτρος καὶ Ἰάκωβος καὶ Ἰωάννης καὶ Ἀνδρέας·
4 Εἰπὸν ἡμῖν πότε ταῦτα ἔσται, καὶ τί τὸ σημεῖον ὅταν μέλλῃ ⸂ταῦτα συντελεῖσθαι πάντα⸃.
5 ὁ δὲ Ἰησοῦς ⸂ἤρξατο λέγειν αὐτοῖς⸃· Βλέπετε μή τις ὑμᾶς πλανήσῃ·
6 ⸀πολλοὶ ἐλεύσονται ἐπὶ τῷ ὀνόματί μου λέγοντες ὅτι Ἐγώ εἰμι, καὶ πολλοὺς πλανήσουσιν.
7 ὅταν δὲ ⸀ἀκούσητε πολέμους καὶ ἀκοὰς πολέμων, μὴ θροεῖσθε· ⸀δεῖ γενέσθαι, ἀλλʼ οὔπω τὸ τέλος.
8 ἐγερθήσεται γὰρ ἔθνος ἐπʼ ἔθνος καὶ βασιλεία ἐπὶ βασιλείαν, ⸀ἔσονται σεισμοὶ κατὰ τόπους, ⸁ἔσονται ⸀λιμοί· ⸀ἀρχὴ ὠδίνων ταῦτα.
9 βλέπετε δὲ ὑμεῖς ἑαυτούς· ⸀παραδώσουσιν ὑμᾶς εἰς συνέδρια καὶ εἰς συναγωγὰς δαρήσεσθε καὶ ἐπὶ ἡγεμόνων καὶ βασιλέων σταθήσεσθε ἕνεκεν ἐμοῦ εἰς μαρτύριον αὐτοῖς.
10 καὶ εἰς πάντα τὰ ἔθνη ⸂πρῶτον δεῖ⸃ κηρυχθῆναι τὸ εὐαγγέλιον.
11 ⸂καὶ ὅταν⸃ ⸀ἄγωσιν ὑμᾶς παραδιδόντες, μὴ προμεριμνᾶτε τί ⸀λαλήσητε, ἀλλʼ ὃ ἐὰν δοθῇ ὑμῖν ἐν ἐκείνῃ τῇ ὥρᾳ τοῦτο λαλεῖτε, οὐ γάρ ἐστε ὑμεῖς οἱ λαλοῦντες ἀλλὰ τὸ πνεῦμα τὸ ἅγιον.
12 ⸂καὶ παραδώσει⸃ ἀδελφὸς ἀδελφὸν εἰς θάνατον καὶ πατὴρ τέκνον, καὶ ἐπαναστήσονται τέκνα ἐπὶ γονεῖς καὶ θανατώσουσιν αὐτούς·
13 καὶ ἔσεσθε μισούμενοι ὑπὸ πάντων διὰ τὸ ὄνομά μου. ὁ δὲ ὑπομείνας εἰς τέλος οὗτος σωθήσεται.
(1) And as He was going out of the temple, one of His disciples said to Him, Teacher, Behold! What kind of stones and what kind of buildings!
(2) And answering, Jesus said to him, Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone shall be left upon a stone which shall not be thrown down.
(3) And as He was sitting in the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew questioned Him privately:
(4) Tell us when these things shall be? And what is the sign when all these things are about to be done?
(5) And answering, Jesus began to say to them, Be careful that no one lead you astray.
(6) For many will come in My name, saying, I AM! And they will lead many astray.
(7) But when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be disturbed, for it must occur; but the end is not yet.
(8) For nation will be raised against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there shall be earthquakes in many places. And there shall be famines and troubles. These things are the beginnings of anguishes.
(9) But you yourselves be careful, for they will deliver you up to sanhedrins and to synagogues. You will be beaten, and you will be led before governors and kings for My sake, for a testimony to them.
(10) And the gospel must first be proclaimed to all the nations.
(11) But whenever they lead you away, delivering you, do not be anxious beforehand, what you should say, nor meditate. But whatever may be given to you in that hour, speak that. For you are not those speaking, but the Holy Spirit.
(12) And a brother will deliver up a brother to death, and a father the child. And children will rise up on parents and will put them to death.
(13) And you will be hated by all on account of My name. But the one enduring to the end, that one will be kept safe.
Scripture quotations marked SBLGNT are from the SBL Greek New Testament. Copyright © 2010 Society of Biblical Literature and Logos Bible Software. Holmes, M. W. (2011–2013). The Greek New Testament: SBL Edition. Lexham Press; Society of Biblical Literature.
Dr. Rod Rosenbladt
1. All children of Adam and Eve have sinned.
Romans 3:23: "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,"
2. The penalty for sin is death, bodily first, then hell.
Romans 6:23: "For the wages of sin is death."
3. Jesus Christ paid that penalty by His death on the cross for each and every one of us.
Romans 5:8: "But God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
4. Our justification before God is pure gift as opposed to a matter of our works.
Ephesians 2:8-9: "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,
not a result of works, so that no one may boast."
5. The assurance that we really are justified before God now and forever.
1 John 5:12-13: "Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life."
Malachi 3:6: “For I the LORD do not change."
[N.B. Even though not perfect, after starting the video, click on the Closed Caption icon for a rough transcript.]
4801 E. 6th St
Christ Lutheran Church is a member of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod.
9:30 am Divine Service with Lord's Supper (The Lord's Supper is celebrated every Lord's Day and Festival Service)
10:45 am Sunday School and Bible Classes (except August)
Advent and Lenten services: Wednesday, 7:00 pm
Note: Services on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day are held at 9:30 am. Services on Epiphany Day (January 6 -- except Saturday or Sunday, which will be held on Sunday morning) and Ascension Day (40 days after Easter) are held at 7:00 pm.
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