Penultimate Concerns

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“St. Paul talked about it so that’s why we talk about it.”

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What does circumcision represent?

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Sermon for the 7th Sunday after Pentecost

Listen > Circumcision or uncircumcision

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Thank you, Pastor Mark.

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And thanks to flickr and godserve, for the photo.

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Justification by Faith

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This same sermon could be preached in any Catholic church or Baptist church. Or any Reformed church, or Pentecostal church. It could even be preached in other Lutheran churches.

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All that it would take is for a preacher to read and understand the Galatian letter and Paul’s intent to bring the Galatian churches back onto the rails of faith in Christ, alone, for our justification before a righteous God who demands from us nothing short of perfection.

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Listen 


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Thank you, Pastor Mark Anderson.

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And thanks to flickr and Amsterdam Asp, for the photo.

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Galatians cruise

This is a re-run, but some of our newer folks may not have taken this short bible cruise with Pastor Mark, yet.

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Watch out for the 2 sea monsters towards the end.

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What does it take to get Christ to cut you off from His grace and mercy?

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Or maybe it is we who do the ‘severing’…by what ‘we do’.

 

This is a short excerpt from one of Pastor Mark’s pastor’s classes on Galatians.

It’s under 10 minutes and may just be the best 10 minutes you spend today:

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  click here > Adding just a little bit to the grace of God.

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Thanks, Pastor Mark.

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And thanks to flickr and Nilanjan Sasmal, for the photo.

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Adding just a wee little bit to Christ

 

 

This one is under 10 minutes.  It’s a portion of the class on Galatians, but can stand on it’s own, as you will hear:

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click here > Adding just a little bit

 

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Thanks, Pastor Mark.

And thanks to flickr and interchangeableparts, for the photo.

 

 

 

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Trying to make Christians… out of Christians.

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That’s what St. Paul was doing in the Galatian letter.

Trying to take the religiosity out of Christians. Trying to show them that they have been freed from the Law of Moses, by the cross of Christ.

That job still needs to be done, as the ‘Christ +’ (whatever)  crowd is always on the lookout for those not living up to the “Christian life”, and is more than willing to hand you the list of all the areas where you should be doing a better job.

Here’s a terrific sermon that is the capstone for Lutheran Church of the Master’s Lenten theme this year of “Breaking Free from Religion’.

 

click here> Making Christians out of Christians

                         (Pastor Mark’s Good Friday sermon for 2011)

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Thanks to flicker and Amsterdam Asp for the photo.

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