There is NO escape. (Romans class)

Try this one on for size:

click > Attempting to escape the wrath of God

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Thanks, Pastor Mark.

Thanks to flickr and trincheta, for the photo of Harry Houdini.

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Attempting to escape the wrath of God

Pastor Mark  finishes up the first major section of Romans (the old eon).

If anyone thinks that Paul will soften his view of mankind and what he has wrought through his/her willful disobedience to God, then you have another thing coming. If this view does not paint you into the corner…then…well…God help you.

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 I tried to fix the recording…but I only made it worse. (kind of like when we focus on our obedience to God)

Anyway, I try again when I get some time. Hopefully within a day or two. Sorry about that.

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Thank you, Pastor Mark.

And thanks also to flickr and to Hawaiin Sea, for the photo of the cryogenic capsules.

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Why you need not be in fear of the Last Judgement.

That’s right. And there is a reason to not fear the Last Judgment (or God’s judgment on you).

Listen in to Pastor Mark’s sermon for Ascension Sunday,  2012.  There are some good reasons to have authentic Hope, because Christ ascended into Heaven.

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click > Do not fear The Last Judgment

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Thanks, Pastor Mark.

And thank you to flickr and Chez VH, for the photo of Michelangelo’s ‘Last Judgment’ in the Sistine Chapel.

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What’s new?

I’ve fallen a bit behind on some of the things I wanted to put up on this blog as of late. We recorded last Tues. evening’s ‘Life with God’ class that Pastor Mark is doing on Romans. The first part of the class recorded just fine, but the last half of the class had some very bad sound distortion. Why? Who knows. I’ll make an attempt to clean it up and possibly put up any of it that is salvagable. I’m in the process of moving, and with work and all I haven’t been able to devote as much time here as I like. But things should normalize within a couple of weeks.

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There have been some really good posts put up lately at Pastor Mark’s blog, in case you haven’t been there in a  while http://www.lightofthemaster.com/apps/blog.

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If any of you are in So. Cal. this weekend, you are invited to worship with us at 10 am on Sunday http://www.lightofthemaster.com/directions. Immediately following the worship service (May 20th, 2012) and before the start of the worship service for ‘Jesus’ Love Curch’, the Korean Lutheran congregation that shares our church building and campus with us, there will be a BBQ put on by both our congregations. The Koreans wll provide the main courses and LCM will provide the desserts, etc. It will be a lot of fun and LOTS of great food.

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Thanks to flickr and ijinden, for the photo.

 

 

 

 

 

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Why is Baptism so important? What do we get in Baptism?

 

There are several very specific, important things that God gives us in our baptisms.

Listen in to the sermon that Pastor Mark gave just minutes after the Baptism of little Emma Marie, and hopefully you’ll have a better understanding of why we Lutherans baptize infants…or anyone else for that matter.

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  click > Why is Baptism so important?

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Thanks, Pastor Mark.

Thanks also to flickr and sjcbt620, for the photo (it’s not Emma Marie).

 

 

 

 

 

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Romans 1:18 – 3:20 ‘The Wrath of God’

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OK…put your water wings on if you need them…we’re in the deep end now.

Take the plunge…the water is fine.

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click > Romans 2012 – ‘The Wrath of God’

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Thank you, Pastor Mark.

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And thanks to flickr and Gadgit, for the photo.

 

 

 

 

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How to pray in light of a proper understanding of the Trinity

 

This excerpt from the last class in the series on Trinitarian and Christological controversies, deals with the question of prayer in the life of the Christian.

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I will put the entire class up in a day or two.

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Give a listen to the 6 minute clip :

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 > How we ought address God and pray in light of the Trinity

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Thanks, Pastor Mark.

Thank you, also, to flickr and vuile, for the photo.

 

 

 

 

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