Trading one flea infested mutt for another flea infested mutt

Martin Luther vs. Roman Catholicism (sorta) by Will S.


This episode from the White Horse Inn is well worth a listen:




click here > From-Protestantism-to-Roman-Catholicism


Words actually mean things.  Listen in and you’ll catch my drift.



Thanks to White-Horse-Inn-org, and thanks to flickr and Will S., for the photo.


Most people are in #1

Christian Religion #1:

Requires your effort. You lift yourself up and make yourself more acceptable to God by what you do, or don’t do.

Jesus Christ can, and will help you in those efforts.



Christian Religion #2:

There is nothing that you can do to improve your status in God’s eyes. But Jesus Christ declares you to be totally righteous and acceptable…for His sake.

Jesus Christ does everything, for you.



‘Rome will not budge’

32 by Concerts Captured

Here’s some good info. from our friends at CrossAlone Lutheran District.

It will help round out our understanding of some  of the differences between Lutherans and the Roman Catholic Church.


click here > Rome-won’t-budge





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Thanks to flickr and Concerts Captured, for the photo.





Making the unlovely, lovely

Hamburg, Petrikirche, altar, wing, detail by groenling

Sermon for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost:





click here > Making the unlovely, lovely




Thanks Pastor Mark.

And thanks to flickr and groenling, for the photo.




The Faith Toolbox series

toolbox2 by memphisslim

Here’s the last class on a ‘Lutheran Piety’ from this past Sunday:






click here > Lutheran Piety – class #3


Pastor Mark gives an overview and wraps things up very nicely.

This is probably the closest Pastor Mark will ever come to a ‘how-to’ talk about the Christian faith.

There’s some good comments from some of the folks in the class explaining how this Lutheran view of the Christian faith was inside of them all along…even while members of another Christian denomination.


It’s a very good class.




Thank you, Pastor Mark.

And thanks to flickr and memphisslim, for the photo.





Good stuff…

Here’s the best of the best, in my opinion:


Pass them along to someone who could use some real freedom for a change.

Oh…and don’t expect to be thanked for it.




NEW and Improved Lutheran Church of the Master website!

Big Corona Coast by Kathryn Kay

If you haven’t visited the Lutheran Church of the Master, Corona del Mar CA website lately, you ought go peruse a bit.


Pastor Mark is our webmaster and he has been doing some very nice things on the website.


He just added an archived sermons and pastor’s class page that can be accessed through the ‘sermons’ tab.



click here >   Lutheran Church of the Master Corona del Mar, CA 



If you have any friends in the Orange County area of Southern California…send them a link.


PS- I couldn’t find any photos of Lutheran Church of the Master (I’ll have to take some shots this weekend) so I put a shot of Corona del Mar in the post.


 Thanks to flickr and Kathryn Kay, for the photo. 


The King’s Son’s Wedding Party

WEDDING DINNER by leotadehoyos

Pastor Mark unpacks the parable of the King’s son’s wedding party.

Sermon for the 17th Sunday after Pentecost:




click here> The King’s Son’s Wedding Party


Be prepared for a good beating by the law. But then a soothing Balm will make you feel brand new.


No…it’s actually better than that. It will make you brand new!

…by the grace of God.


Thanks, Pastor Mark.
And thanks to flickr and leotadehoyos, for the photo.





5 Point Lutheranism (part 2)

Luther's Rose by TFR - Jen

Points 4 and 5 are discussed here, and then a wrap up.







click here > 5 Point Lutheranism (part 2)

(This mp3 audio is a lot shorter than part 1)





Thanks again, Pastor Mark, and thanks to flickr and TRF-Jen, for the photo of Luther’s Rose.




‘5 point Lutheranism’

Luther's Rose by Terrible_Swede

Or…”a  Lutheran Piety”.

Join Pastor Mark for the first in a 3 part series on ‘The Faith Toolbox’.

In this first class, Pastor Mark outlines  the 5 key points to ‘a Lutheran Piety’.



click here     The Lutheran  Understanding the Christian Life  (Part 1)

Points 1 – 3 are covered in this installment. Points 4 and 5 will be covered in part 2.



 Thanks Pastor Mark!

And thanks to flickr, and Terrible_Swede, for the photo of Luther’s Rose.