Posts with the tag “faith”

Reflections: July 21, 2021
by HT Content on July 21st, 2021
Forgiveness isn't about what we deserve.   Read More
Reflections: July 9, 2021
by HT Content on July 12th, 2021
Miracles aren't the cause of faith.   Read More
Reflections: July 7, 2021
by HT Content on July 7th, 2021
God points us to where His will is visible.   Read More
Video Short: Inconceivable Mondays:Grace
by HT Content on June 14th, 2021
Host: Chris Hull Today on Inconceivable Monday we discuss God's grace. About the Host: Pastor Christopher Hull is the Senior Pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Tomball, Texas. If you have questions or topics that you'd like discussed on Higher Things Video Shorts, email them to Please support the work of Higher Things, give today! Join the conversation on Social Media:http...  Read More
Reflections: June 7, 2021
by HT Content on June 7th, 2021
Faith doesn’t just save Abraham. It saves all who believe in Christ.   Read More
Reflections: June 3, 2021
by HT Content on June 3rd, 2021
All of time is an ongoing story of God’s love.   Read More
Video Short: Works Wednesday: Intro
by HT Content on May 12th, 2021
Host: Chris Hull Works Wednesday? Why are we going to talk about works as Lutherans? About the Host: Pastor Christopher Hull is the Senior Pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Tomball, Texas. If you have questions or topics that you'd like discussed on Higher Things Video Shorts, email them to Please support the work of Higher Things, give today! Join the conversation on Soc...  Read More
Reflections: May 11, 2021
by HT Content on May 11th, 2021
What is the only thing that gives you liberation from the bonds of your sin? The powerful Gospel of Christ!   Read More
Reflections: May 7, 2021
by HT Content on May 7th, 2021
Rejoice that you have entered the narrow door: Jesus.   Read More
Reflections: May 6, 2021
by HT Content on May 6th, 2021
Rest assured that God is working in and through you to bring forth good fruits.   Read More
Reflections: May 5, 2021
by HT Content on May 5th, 2021
The Father’s wonderful grace leads us to serve and obey God   Read More
Reflections: May 1, 2021
by HT Content on May 1st, 2021
God has been shown in the Person of Jesus.   Read More
Reflections: April 27, 2021
by HT Content on April 27th, 2021
By grace, through faith in Jesus apart from anything you try to do, the LORD has renewed your strength.   Read More
Reflections: April 20, 2021
by HT Content on April 20th, 2021
We live in God’s gift of faith in Christ and in this faith, we get back to our Baptism into Jesus every day.   Read More
Video Short: Christianity Summed Up in Five Letter Words
by HT Content on March 23rd, 2021
Host: George Borghardt Wait, you can sum up Christianity in a few five letter words? About the Host: Rev. George Borghardt, Pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bossier City, Louisiana and president of the youth organization Higher Things, Inc. If you have questions or topics that you'd like discussed on Higher Things Video Shorts, email them to Please support the work o...  Read More
Reflections: March 11, 2021
by HT Content on March 11th, 2021
There is always more gift from Jesus.   Read More
Video Short: The Simple Definition of Faith That Will Rescue You From Your Doubts
by HT Content on February 9th, 2021
Host: George Borghardt DescriptionThe most simple and comforting definition of Faith is that faith is all about receiving gifts from God. Believing is receiving with faith. About the Host: Rev. George Borghardt, Pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bossier City, Louisiana and president of the youth organization Higher Things, Inc. If you have questions or topics that you'd like discussed on Highe...  Read More
Video Short: Ears on the Sower... And the Seed
by HT Content on February 8th, 2021
Host: George Borghardt Stop worrying about what ground you are! Instead fix your eyes and ears on the one who died on the cross to save you.  About the Host: Rev. George Borghardt, Pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bossier City, Louisiana and president of the youth organization Higher Things, Inc. If you have questions or topics that you'd like discussed on Higher Things Video Shorts, email th...  Read More
Reflections: January 16, 2021
by HT Content on January 16th, 2021
We who have been given faith in Christ see God's awesomeness in the gifts around us.  Read More
Speaking of Faith: Is Faith Reasonable?
by Katie Hill on November 30th, 2020
Skeptics like Dr. Dawkins argue that there is no convincing evidence for God. But what would constitute “convincing evidence?” How can an infinite, transcendent Being who is beyond the confines of time and space show His existence to us finite creatures who are bound by time and space? The only way would be for God to occupy time and space, which He did. “The Word became Flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14).   Read More
Foundations: Sola Fide--Jesus and Nothing Else
by Katie Hill on October 28th, 2020
Faith is trust. Faith is trusting in something. But when Lutherans talk about being saved "by faith alone" we don't mean we're saved by the trusting, by the mental act of believing, or the conscious act of accepting some idea. For Lutherans, faith always means "the thing that faith trusts in." And that means Jesus.  Read More
Video Short: October 19, 2020
by HT Content on October 19th, 2020
Host: George Borghardt All of our physical ailments, or mental anguish, are symptoms of a larger problem. The real problem in this world is sin. We have a cure, however, Christ’s blood on the cross given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins. About the Host: Rev. George Borghardt, Pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bossier City, Louisiana and president of the youth organization Higher Th...  Read More
Reflections: October 6, 2020
by HT Content on October 6th, 2020
God has not been fair with us but has instead been gracious.  Read More
Video Short: September 14, 2020
by HT Content on September 15th, 2020
Host: George Borghardt Today we read about the 10 lepers who were healed by Jesus, and the only one who went back to thank Jesus was a Samaritan. Thankfulness isn’t a work we do for God, thankfulness flows from a loving savior who died on the cross for all your sins. He has rescued from your leprosy of sin and brought you clean to our Father in heaven About the Host: Rev. George Borghardt, Pastor ...  Read More
Reflections: September 15, 2020
by HT Content on September 15th, 2020
True wisdom is faith in Jesus Christ.  Read More
Debunked: What's Behind the Mask?
by Katie Hill on September 11th, 2020
According to the Fourth Commandment, people like police officers, fire fighters, doctors, nurses, and those who serve in organizations like health departments, are given to us by God as gifts for our good--that is, for our wellbeing.  Read More
Video Short: September 11, 2020
by HT Content on September 11th, 2020
Host: George Borghardt The trap of doing something to our neighbor that they did to us is ever present in our world. We see today playing out in our world. We try to do it to our neighbors all the time. Remember that the answer to this temptation is Christ, the one who died on the cross for you and took away your sins so you no longer have to live chained to that temptation any longer. About the H...  Read More
Reflections: August 6, 2020
by HT Content on August 6th, 2020
God in His grace has called, gathered, and enlightened us.  Read More
Video Short: August 5, 2020
by HT Content on August 5th, 2020
Host: George Borghardt, Guest: Erica Jacoby Woke Wednesday tackles Callout Culture! What is Callout Culture and what is it’s relation to Cancel Culture? Callout Culture is incredibly prevalent in the world we live in today and Erica Jacoby is going to help us wade through the muck to figure out what Callout Culture is and we’ll discuss what we as baptized children of God should do in such an envir...  Read More
Video Short: July14,2020
by HT Content on July 14th, 2020
Host: George Borghardt Many people misinterpret the Gospel reading we talked about yesterday. They make it all about Peter’s faith and turn that into saying you should have faith like Peter. But Peter didn’t have faith that the next net cast would wield any fish at all. This Gospel isn’t about Peter, it’s about Christ, just like in our faith it’s not about what you do that merits favor with God it...  Read More
Reflections: July 13, 2020
by HT Content on July 13th, 2020
The Lord speaks to you in little ways that are unimpressive to the world.  Read More
Video Short: July 10, 2020
by Sandra Madden on July 10th, 2020
Host: George Borghardt The Patriarchs and the Saints weren’t the best people! Paul was a persecutor and a murderer. Abraham wasn’t the most faithful person either, he didn’t believe in God’s promise to give him a son. Even amidst their sins and failures, God rescued them in Christ’s death and resurrection. If Christ can save someone like Paul with His sacrifice, you were surely be saved as well. A...  Read More
Video Short: July 9, 2020
by Sandra Madden on July 9th, 2020
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Reflections: June 27, 2020
by Sandra Madden on June 27th, 2020
The Lord released you by wrapping your sins around Himself and willingly stepping into the grave.  Read More
Reflections: June 23, 2020
by Sandra Madden on June 23rd, 2020
Faith in Christ produces love.  Read More
Video Short: June 19, 2020
by Sandra Madden on June 19th, 2020
Host: George BorghardtGuest: Aaron Fenker The Nicene Creed is said by you and thousands of Christians and Lutherans every Sunday, but why? The Nicene Creed isn’t about your confession of faith to God, he doesn’t need that! The Nicene Creed is all about your confession for and to your neighbor! It’s a gift to your neighbor! Last Week's Video:The Council of Nicea Host: Rev. George Borghardt, Pastor ...  Read More
Reflections: June 15, 2020
by Sandra Madden on June 15th, 2020
Faith doesn't save you because it is a valuable virtue that impresses God, but because it clings to Christ.  Read More
Reflections: June 13, 2020
by Sandra Madden on June 13th, 2020
When we pray "How long, O Lord?" we do so with confidence that He will not abandon us.  Read More
Reflections: June 1, 2020
by Sandra Madden on May 31st, 2020
The faith that believes and trusts in Jesus is a free gift of the Holy Spirit.  Read More
Under the Cross: The Surreal Life
by Sandra Madden on May 28th, 2020
When the only good thing we can find in our days and lives is to be able to say, “I am baptized,” rejoice! You have already been given everything. Things aren’t just going to get better one day when we’re in heaven—all of heaven was given to us in Baptism.  Read More



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