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Wednesday of the Eighth Week After Trinity

What is Confession? Confession has two parts. First, that we confess our sins, and second, that we receive absolution, that is, forgiveness, from the pastor as from God Himself, not doubting, but firmly believing that by it our sins are forgiven before God in heaven. (Small Catechism: Confession)  [ read more ]

In Reflections // June 24, 2015

The Cornerstone of Higher Things Conferences

The image of Jesus Christ nailed to a cross is the cornerstone for every Higher Things conference. Here, we learn, teach and confess Christ and Him crucified for sinners.  [ read more ]

In Articles // July 27, 2015

Penance for us to Forgive?

How much penance does someone have to do to be forgiven by us? Pr. Borghardt teaches us about forgiving our neighbor and God's forgiveness of us.  [ read more ]

In Video Shorts // July 23, 2015

Heaven on Earth

Here at Higher Things, we profess boldly with an "Amen," knowing that where Christ is, there also is His Bride, the Church. From the lips of our sinful mouths comes the sweet Gospel we sing that gives us faith - faith that comes only from Jesus and delights in Him.  [ read more ]

In Articles // July 23, 2015

To Forgive Much is to Love Much

Today on HTV, Pr. Borghardt teaches us that a lot of forgiveness means a lot of love. Mary Magdalene was crying at the Lord's feet, and Jesus tells a parable.  [ read more ]

In Video Shorts // July 22, 2015

The Stuff God Gives Us Doesn't Save - Jesus Does

Today on HTV, Pr. Borghardt teaches us about the feeding of the 4000 and that the stuff that God gives us doesn't save us. Jesus saves us.  [ read more ]

In Video Shorts // July 22, 2015

I'm Sorry, but...

I'm sorry. Period. Not "I'm sorry, but" or "I'm sorry you feel that way." Pr. Borghardt teaches us that there is no conditions on repentance.  [ read more ]

In Video Shorts // July 20, 2015

Forgiveness Isn't a Beauty Queen

Forgiveness doesn't look like much. In fact it's down-right ugly. We expect that when God does something for it to be beautiful, spectacular even.  [ read more ]

In Articles // July 20, 2015

Not Enough

Every now and then you'll be not enough for your friends. Maybe even not Lutheran enough.  [ read more ]

In Video Shorts // July 17, 2015

Got Enough Faith? Jesus does for you!

Today on HTV, Pr. Borghardt answers a question about not feeling like you have enough faith. The answer is centered on Christ's Faith given to you!  [ read more ]

In Video Shorts // July 15, 2015

What The Heart Wants, God Must Crucify

When Lutherans talk about law and Gospel stuff we talk about two kingdoms stuff at the same time. What is "two kingdoms stuff"? That's the way Martin Luther talked to distinguish between the two different ways God works in and for His creation.  [ read more ]

In Articles // July 14, 2015

The Law Never Goes Away

The Law never goes away but is fulfilled in Christ Jesus. In today's video Pr. Borghardt catechizes us on the Law of God.  [ read more ]

In Video Shorts // July 14, 2015