Posts with the tag “luther”
Video Short: Weeding Through History: The Late 1520s
by HT Content on August 4th, 2021
Host: Chris Hull What happened with Luther in the late 1520s?! He had vigorous debates about the Sacraments of the Altar! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please support the work of Higher Things, giv...
Foundations: This Diamond, Christ Jesus
by Katie Hill on July 12th, 2021
Many Christian books, preachers and well-meaning counselors attempt to answer the problem by overcoming your sense of guilt with the magnitude of God's love. They emphasize that you are very precious to God and that He loves you unconditionally. Certainly, God does love you unconditionally and there is no doubt that you are precious to Him. But just knowing that God loves you isn't the solution to your sin.
Video Short: Weeding Through History
by HT Content on May 5th, 2021
Host: Chris Hull Today we begin a set of videos where we will read, I mean, weed through history. Our first topic is Luther. 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 email@example.com. Please support the work of Higher Things, ...
Video Short: Lutherans Aren't the Cult of Luther
by HT Content on February 18th, 2021
Host: George Borghardt You may have heard that we as Lutherans are the Cult of Luther. Why is that false? Let’s find out! 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 content@higher...
Foundations: Solus Christus--It Is Finished
by Katie Hill on October 30th, 2020
Do not trust in yourself for your salvation! Look to Christ who stands in your place. All of our confidence and comfort is found in Christ alone. When your heart is beaten down by the devil, the world, and your sinful nature, run to Jesus alone.
Foundations: The Catechism as Worldview
by Katie Hill on October 13th, 2020
Many things shape our worldview: parents, teachers, pastors, books, movies, television, the internet. All of these play a part in shaping the lens through which we look at the world and attempt to answer, "What does this mean?"
Foundations: Two Kinds of Eating
by Katie Hill on September 28th, 2020
We confess that there are two kinds of eating. In John 6, when Jesus speaks of the Bread of Life, He's talking about the first kind and anticipating the second; on the night in which He is betrayed when He institutes His Supper, He gives us to do the second kind in order to strengthen the first.
Reflections: September 23, 2020
by HT Content on September 23rd, 2020
You are worthy to receive the Sacrament, not because of your work but because Jesus says you are.
Foundations: The Words of Our Lord
by Katie Hill on September 16th, 2020
The Words of Our Lord both reveal and proclaim. They reveal the bread to be His Body and the wine of the cup to be His Blood. They tell us what we cannot know by our reason and senses. We know that they are bread and wine, but Christ's words reveal them to be His Body and Blood.
Digging Deeper: True Confession
by Katie Hill on September 15th, 2020
While a confession of faith may take place spontaneously in response to hearing God's Word, Christians have often made formal confessions of their faith, such as a public recitation of the Nicene Creed during the divine service. It is often during times of persecution or the growth of false teachings that the church has found it necessary to formulate its creeds and confessions.
Dean's List: Sola Scriptura--All About Jesus
by Katie Hill on August 27th, 2020
When it comes to the Solas, Sola Scriptura is a fundamental one. After all, it's in Scripture that God tells us that we are saved by grace alone and by faith alone.
Foundations: Heaven on Earth Together
by Katie Hill on July 21st, 2020
There is a sublime genius to the Sanctus of the liturgy. It not only confesses the unity of heaven and earth in Christ, but it also gives us both a heavenly and earthly perspective of Jesus' kingly reign.
Musica Sacra: Hymns Are for Proclamation
by Katie Hill on July 14th, 2020
The proclamation of God's Word from the pulpit convicts us of our sins, brings us the balm of the Gospel, edifies our faith, makes the heart glad, and drives the devil from our ears. Don't our hymns do the same thing? Hymns are like sermons set to wonderful melodies and beautiful timing.
Digging Deeper: Mixing It Up with Religion and Politics
by Katie Hill on July 1st, 2020
It's very important to keep in mind one last thing: Politics is temporal; faith in Christ is eternal. The kingdoms of this world, including our own, will all pass away and are destined for destruction. But the kingdom of Christ will never pass away.
Speaking of Faith: Tell What Jesus Did
by Katie Hill on June 24th, 2020
You believe. You tell someone. God will work through the message of Jesus which you speak.
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