Rev 2:8-11 Introduction to Smyrna

The Lord be with you Below is the video of our next class in Revelation. We move to the church in Smyrna. We cover, not only background for the city of Smyrna, but also information about emperor worship, reasons why Christians were persecuted and some information about Polycarp. Blessings in

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Holy Cross Day (Festival)

Holy Cross Day (Festival) September 14 The Lord be with you One of the earliest annual celebrations of the Church, Holy Cross Day traditionally commemorated the discovery of the original cross of Jesus on September 14, 320, in Jerusalem. The cross was found by Helena, mother of Roman Emperor Constantine

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Adoption, Promise, Redemption

Johann Gerhard (1582-1637) was a brilliant German Theologian. His massive Loci Theologici, is currently being translated into English. The following quote is taken from one of the already published volumes. The very beautiful passage of Bernard belongs here (Sermon 3 de fragm. 7. mis.) : “I consider three things on

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Revelation 2:2b-7

The Lord be with you Below is the next Revelation class. Visually, this video is MUCH simpler. The class finished the letter to the church at Ephesus, which is in chapter two. Blessings in Christ, Pastor

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My Words Shall Not Pass Away

G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936) was one of the leading apologist of his day. The following quote comes from his book, The Everlasting Man. “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” The civilization of antiquity was the whole world; and men no more dreamed of its

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Circuit Huddle Pictures

The Lord be with you On September 10, 2016, members of Circuit 1 of the SED meet in Dover, DE for our first “Circuit Huddle.” A “huddle” is when a team gathers to determine what will happen next. So we gathered to hear God’s word in reference to spreading the

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The Second Martin – book review

The Lord be with you The Second Martin: The Life and Theology of Martin Chemnitz is a book by former LC-MS president JAO Preus II (1920-1994) and published by Concordia Publish House. After the death of Martin Luther, his followers began to splinter (much like the followers of John Calvin).

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The Jewish Trinity – book review

The Lord be with you The Jewish Trinity: When Rabbis Believed in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, is a book by Yoel Natan and published by Aventine Press. Based on the title, I expected the book to be an exploration of Jewish Rabbinic tradition. It is not. It is

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