‘The Lutheran Difference’ ( a repost )


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.




Listen in to hear what these 3 differences are:

         click here>  Three distinct differences in Lutheranism


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



Thanks to flickr and elcaarchives, for the photo.


Christmas 2011

Here’s the Christmas Eve sermon, 2011, that Pastor Mark delivered to the congregation and visitors at Lutheran Church of the Master, Corona del Mar, CA. 

 A reading from the Gospel of John, and the children’s sermon are included this time, as well.




 click here > Christmas Eve sermon 2011




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

The Savior is born!

             Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!




             Thanks to flickr and Waiting for the Word, for the photo.







The root of our objections to the complete and total grace of God

Even some of the Lutherans in the class had a bit of trouble with this one. 

A couple of times during the class Pastor Mark asked the question, “You still want to be a Lutheran?”


click >The root of the Old Adam’s resistance to unconditional grace




Thanks for the class, Pastor Mark.

And thanks to flickr and Michelle.oliveira82, for the photo.


Law…or Grace? We don’t want either one.


Pastor Mark’s sermon for the 4th Sunday of Advent:

click here > Law…or Grace?…We don’t wan’t either one.



Free-will Christians ought to get reaquainted with the God of the Bible.”

(I liked that line that was in the sermon)



Thank you, Pastor Mark.
And thanks to flickr and Western-baires & Anjotesorero(ii), for the photos (in that order).

“The idea of “free-will” is blasphemous”

That’s right.

 It is not biblical, and it places the human being’s will over and above the will of the Living God.


click here> The idea of “free-will” is blasphemous


The quote is by Gerhard Forde. No doubt many others have said as much, and Pastor Mark is in their number.




Thanks, Pastor Mark.
And thanks to flickr and World Missions Clipart, for the photo.

A Christmas Tree message






                                                     He is

today,  not

as a manger –

babe, but as the

One who lived and

died and lives

again, enthroned and

reigning in our hearts.

To sense the need of those

who only know the tinsel

and the rushing of the crowds,

who celebrate a day and nothing more —

because to them, He slumbers yet at Bethlehem.

To love Him , God’s Living Word, above all else, and

loving, wish to tell others everywhere

the Good News of redemption!

. . .this to us


 Pastor Mark Anderson, http://www.lightofthemaster.net/home , Corona del Mar  CA



‘Water only’ baptism vs. ‘water and the Holy Spirit’ Baptism.

Baptism by Aztec West

‘Water only’ baptism is the same baptism that John the Baptist used, and it is still used by many churches today.

‘Water accompanied by the Word’ Baptism is the Baptism that we use because it is the Baptism that contains Jesus Himself.


Pastor Mark shows us the differences in those baptisms in his 3rd Sunday in Advent sermon (below): 



Baptism Service by Michael Sarver



  Infant baptism by matildahellgren




click >Water only baptism vs. Water and the Holy Spirit Baptism



Thanks, Pastor Mark.

And thanks to flicker and Aztec West, Michael Sarver, and matildahellgren, for the photos.

How can we know God’s will with respect to what we pray for?

Praying-Hands by johnhanscom

It’s not always easy to know.


Listen in on the second midweek Advent sermon as Pastor Mark speaks about prayer and God’s will for us:







click > How can we know God’s will with respect to what we pray for?



Thanks to Pastor Mark Anderson of Lutheran Church of the Master, Corona del Mar, CA http://www.lightofthemaster.com/
And thanks to flickr and johnhanscom, for the photo.

‘Why Jesus? And why NOT the teaching Jesus’ – A good class for family, or for friends…even Baptist/Calvinists and non-denominational types who are ascending the ladder…

Noah tried to tell them... by Waiting For The Word

Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden by fotofacade

Also, it’s very good for Catholics, Lutherans, Methodists, Pentecostals, and Episcopalians…and anyone else who might get the urge to take matters into their own hands and rise above their created status.

   “Why Jesus?” Using Romans and the Old Testament, Pastor Marks unpacks some of the intricacies in familiar stories of the Bible.

Well worth a listen, and forwarding on to folks who may not have heard these perspectives before.





click here > Why Jesus and why not the teaching Jesus?




Thanks Pastor Mark, and thanks to flickr and fotofacade and Waiting for the Word, for the photos.