Three differences between Lutheranism and Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and virtually all other Protestant denominations

This class is on ‘ The Lutheran Difference’.  Pastor Mark is teaching from and expounding on a piece written by the late Dr. George Forell.

Dr. Forell maintained that there were three main differences that distinguished Lutherans from almost all other Christian denominations.

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Listen in to hear what these 3 differences are:

         click here>  Three distinct differences in Lutheranism

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Dr. Forell just recently went to be with the Lord, April 29th, 2011.

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Thanks to flickr and elcaarchives, for the photo.

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Any thoughts?

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This is Mike McKinley who has just written a new book titled “Am I Really a Christian“.

 

 What do you think?

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How do you know that ‘YOU’ are really a Christian?

 

In fairness to Mike McKinley, I am putting up this piece that he has written about the subject, so that you can get a better idea of his thinking on the matter.

It’s here: http://www.9marks.org/blog/question-weve-forgotten-ask-what-christian#comments

 Here’s another link that may be helpful in understanding exactly what Mike McKinley means :http://tgcreviews.com/reviews/am-i-really-a-christian/ (provided for us by Jay in the comments section of this post)

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  Hat tip to 9Marks blog  http://www.9marks.org/ for this video.

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Are you truly free in Christ?

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Are you truly free in Christ, or is that freedom qualified in some way? Maybe some little tiny way?

Jesus Christ, and Him alone.  (Word and Sacrament)

He is the Word, and He is the Sacraments. Since He commanded that we baptize, He is the Baptizer. Since He commanded that we eat His body and blood, He is the body and blood.

So what about the add on’s?

There are Popes and Bishops ordained in historic episcopacy. There are good works. There are decisions for Jesus, and there is your ‘serious effort’. There are inerrant Bibles, and there are uses of the law other than to expose us and drive us to Christ. There are annointings of the Holy Spirit. There are speaking in tongues. There are fruits of the Spirit. There’s membership in particular churches who alone know the truth. I’m quite sure there are many things which I missed that people say are necessary for one to be a true Christian.

Can you think of others? And are some of these folks correct? Is there a little bit more that we need to add to Christ and His finished work?

Thanks.

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Thanks to flickr and Alexbraum, for the photo.

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Sanctification, and the work of the Holy Spirit

Welcome On Board ! by hagerstenguy

This is the second part to the first part.  The party of the first part will part immediately after the part about the last part.

As a goodwill gesture on my part I have decided to allow everyone access to this second part except Lutherans, and non-Lutherans.

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What exactly is your role in sanctification?

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You tell me… (that’s me on the right)

..OK… no more monkeying around…

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 click here > Sanctification, and the Holy Spirit

                           (only 15 minutes long – in case you have a pie in the oven)

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Thanks to Pastor Mark and all who participated in the class.
And thanks to each of you for whatever it is that you are doing to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ and the freedom that He has so dearly won for us on the cross.
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Thanks to flickr and Hagerstenguy for the photo.
 
 
 
 
 
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Lutheran doctrine on the work of the Holy Spirit

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Here’s part one of a class on the work of the Holy Spirit, given by Pastor Mark.

I’ll put part two up in a couple of days.

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Enjoy.

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click here >  Lutheran Doctrine of the work of the Holy Spirit     part 1

                                               (part 1 is approx 30 minutes in length)

 

Due to the important nature of these teachings and the relevance to all our lives, only Lutherans and non-Lutherans will be allowed to listen to this class.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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Thank you Pastor Mark Anderson.

And thanks to flickr and Sparks68, for the photo.

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The ‘HOLY SPIRIT’

Pentecost 30 ~ The Holy Spirit by Waiting For The Word

 

Ok.

What’s that all about?

Is that some sort of juice we plug into to make us more like Jesus?

Is this Holy Spirit the catalyst in our becoming more of what we ought to be?

 Does the Holy Spirit help us become more holy?

 

Here’s Pastor Mark’s sermon for Pentecost Sunday, 2011:

           click here >  ‘The Holy Spirit

 

Any thoughts? We always like to hear from you and get your take on the subject.

Thanks.

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Thanks  Pastor Mark.
And thanks to flickr and Waiting For The Word, for the photo. 

 

 

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The Ascension of our Lord

Jesus Ascension to Heaven 61 by Waiting For The Word

 Pastor Mark’s message for Sunday, June 5th, 2011:

 

 

 

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click here > The Ascension of our Lord

 

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Thanks, Pastor Mark.

And thanks to flickr and Waiting For The Word, for the photo. 

 

 

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