One greater than Mrs. McCallister, The Lutheran Hour
The story of Jonah and why it’s not so much about a fish or a whale as it is about God on a mission to get through to you.
What it means to be a family, The Lutheran Hour
The family is where we learn to share, love, and care for each other. It’s also where we learn to forgive and be forgiven. The same goes for God’s family, the Church.
Fear…like onions, you know?, The Lutheran Hour
What do Easter and Christ’s resurrection have to do with fear? And what does fear have to do with onions? Dr. Michael Zeigler explores both sides of fear and how fear relates to Christ’s resurrection. That and why he used to be afraid of onions. It’s all part of his Easter message.
Got you covered, The Lutheran Hour
When you’re in a pinch and you’re out of options and someone says to you, ‘I’ve got you covered,’ it’s good news.
But He is strong, The Lutheran Hour
We might not see weakness as a virtue. And yet, weakness is where God’s strength is made perfect.
Widow’s mite, The Lutheran Hour
A poor widow gives all her money to a corrupt institution that oppresses widows, and yet, Jesus commends her. What are we to make of that? Are we supposed to imitate her?
A place to belong, The Lutheran Hour
A house becomes a home when we find in it a place to belong.
Stories around the table, The Lutheran Hour
Jesus miraculously fed 5.000 with only five loaves and two fish. At another time, He fed 4.000. Sounds like the same story, but an important detail reveals Jesus’ compassion for all people, regardless of their differences.
Shines and Saves, The Lutheran Hour
Jesus is not who people expect Him to be. He’s much more. Pastor Cody Cooper says Jesus surpasses all expectations as we see Him revealed on the Mount of Transfiguration.
Do you see anything?, The Lutheran Hour
The power that is hidden in weakness, suffering, and humility—that’s not how the world defines power, but that is how God sees it, and it’s what we see in Christ, for us.
Where a kid can be a kid, The Lutheran Hour
An impossible situation need not be a hopeless one. Dr. Michael Zeigler says the key is knowing who’s with you.
Under the impression, The Lutheran Hour
Wherever Jesus went, He overturned and upended people’s first impressions. He still does that today
Why Jesus told parables, The Lutheran Hour
Effective communicators tell stories to make a point. Dr. Michael Zeigler shows how the parables of Jesus point us to Jesus.
Lost in Wonder, Love, and Praise, The Lutheran Hour
Jesus said His mother, brothers, and sisters are those who hear and receive His Word. Could that be you?
The backstory behind a Bible ‘contradiction’, The Lutheran Hour
Is the Bible full of contradictions? Dr. Michael Zeigler says there’s usually a backstory and if you’re open to hearing it you might encounter what the Bible is all about.
Too much, The Lutheran Hour
Ever been around someone who couldn’t stand still for even a moment? Always bouncing around, taking people by surprise? That’s what it’s like; hearing the Gospel according to St. Mark, the biography of the Saviour Who is always on the move, for you.
Welcome to the family, The Lutheran Hour
In a year that has made us feel like orphans, isolate and alone, separated from each other, Dr. Tony Cook brings a message of hope and encouragement to remind Christians that they are still part of God’s adopted family through faith in Christ.
Experience God, The Lutheran Hour
Dr. Michael Zeigler says we will never fully grasp the idea of God but that doesn’t keep us from experiencing God’s love for us in Jesus Christ.
The Prophet’s Paradox, The Lutheran Hour
A message of encouragement to face the facts while never losing faith in how the story ends.
Seek my face, The Lutheran Hour
If you wanted to see the face of God, where would you look? Dr. Michael Zeigler says, seek God’s face where you hear God’s Word.
Magnum Opus, The Lutheran Hour
If God were a band director, what part would you play in His great symphony? Dr. Michael Zeigler invites you to hear more about God’s “Magnum Opus.”
Politics in perspective, The Lutheran Hour
People living through times of political turmoil need perspective. Dr. Michael Zeigler finds it in the good news of a kingdom that will never pass away.
Bigger, The Lutheran Hour
Big problems call for faith in an even bigger God. Pastor Gerard Bolling tells how the God Who is bigger than our problems works through us to bring bigger blessings to the people around us.
Tied into the same lifeline, The Lutheran Hour
Rock climbers know that gravity is unforgiving. Thankfully, God is not like gravity. Humble pie is on the menu at an ill-fated feast.
Some people never change, The Lutheran Hour
Some people never change. Most people do, and with God, all people can. Dr. Michael Zeigler talks about God’s power to transform lives.
No boasting, just belonging, The Lutheran Hour
The kingdom of God is not a game. The law teaches us how to love others as God first loved us. Our performance matters, but in God’s kingdom belonging comes before performance.
What I am looking for, The Lutheran Hour
In every age, Christian martyrs bear witness to a kingdom that will never pass away, where “all the colours bleed into one.” Dr. Michael Zeigler asks, “What are you looking for?”
Unscaled heights of empathy, The Lutheran Hour
Jesus embodied God’s compassion for a weeping world to bring about an all-encompassing kingdom.
Victory in defeat, The Lutheran Hour
Don’t listen to hecklers. Appeal to the manager. Stay in the game. Dr. Michael Zeigler begins a series of messages based on the book of Daniel.
Room at the table, The Lutheran Hour
Open doors and loud tables are places where God does His quiet work of changing lives, one dinner invitation at a time.
I stand at the door, The Lutheran Hour
What would happen if Jesus came over to your house for dinner and a little chat? He invites you to have a conversation with Him that speaks both confrontation and comfort.
Fireplace spirituality, The Lutheran Hour
The pandemic has disrupted the way we work, the way we learn, and the way we worship. Old routines are on hold for now. Dr. Michael Zeigler says maybe this moment is an opportunity to learn again how God comes to us in His Word to light a fire within our households.
Jesus in the house, The Lutheran Hour
Jesus cares for households. Jesus knows that households often rise and fall together, and He doesn’t want anyone to fall. He wants to work through you, not just as an individual, but as a vibrant member of a spiritually vibrant home.
Fear and Faith, The Lutheran Hour
So far, 2020 has been a year marked by fear—fear of disease, fear of violence, fear of uncertainty, fear of what the future may hold. And in the midst of it all, Jesus says, “Fear not, I am with you.” Are you living in fear—or living by faith?
A wrong comparison, The Lutheran Hour
How do you compare to your next-door neighbour, your brother-in-law, or the person you were five years ago? Comparing ourselves against God’s requirements can prompt us to turn in repentant faith to Jesus, the Saviour beyond compare.
Seeing is believing, The Lutheran Hour
To His doubting disciple, Jesus said, “You believe because you have seen Me. Blessed are those who haven’t seen--and yet believe.” The blessing of believing what has not yet been seen.
Over the darkness, God hovers, The Lutheran Hour
If God has the whole world in His hands, why does it sometimes seem like He drops it?
Christ’s Resurrection makes everything new, The Lutheran Hour
There is power in doing good works for the sake of others, but that kind of civic righteousness can’t compare with the perfect righteousness of God which covers us through faith in Jesus Christ.
The Jesus protocol, The Lutheran Hour
What kind of doctor prescribes a treatment that will kill Him while saving the patient? Learn about the cure that kills and then makes alive in this message entitled “The Jesus Protocol”
Reflexive mercy, The Lutheran Hour
How do you react to the brokenness you see all around you? Learn how God gives His people the reflex to reflect His mercy in the world.
Perfection welcomes failure, The Lutheran Hour
The best relationships are based, not on perfection, but on forgiveness. Dr. Michael Zeigler says perfection welcomes failure—and Jesus welcomes us.
“Unhelmed”, The Lutheran Hour
Are you living in the reality of life as it is right now, life as it will be, or somewhere in between? That’s the question Dr. Michael Zeigler asks in this message titled “Unhelmed”
Practice makes perfect, The Lutheran Hour
When we want something to be perfect, we practice it over and over until it becomes part of us. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus encourages His followers to practice being perfect, because God already sees them that way, through faith in Christ.
Powered by touch, The Lutheran Hour
Jesus said His followers would be light for the world. Dr. Michael Zeigler reflects on the nature of that light and the power behind it.
What you’re getting into, The Lutheran Hour
Many of us know what it’s like to try out for a team, for a role in a play, or first chair in the band. We might have been chosen first. We might have been chosen last. We might not have been chosen at all. We might have been cut. So, how does God choose His team?
An undeserved salute, The Lutheran Hour
To be blessed is more than just having good luck. When God blesses, He delivers. Hear how God blesses the poor in spirit and makes them the salt of the earth.
Jesus doesn’t babble, The Lutheran Hour
Christ’s Word of peace to those who have grown weary of words.
Life after rescue, The Lutheran Hour
God saves people and then invites them to join Him in His mission to save others. And He gives instructions to help along the way. That’s the story the Bible tells and it illustrates the shape and order of the Christian life.
Words matter, The Lutheran Hour
“Jesus will stop at nothing to get your attention, to get you, to grab hold of you. Even though He is the King of Kings and Heir of all creation, He came to serve you. Though He holds the keys of death and hell in His hand, He gave Himself to save you—because you matter to Him.”
Stand a little taller, The Lutheran Hour
Dignity, humility, and life in the presence of God: “Imagine your father or your father-in-law comes to your work and you spend the whole day showing him all the important things that you do. And the first thing he says to you is, ‘This is no good. Let me give you some advice.’ How would you react?”
Rescue. Test. Rest., The Lutheran Hour
“God doesn’t have to figure out something about you that He doesn’t already know. He doesn’t have to figure out if He loves you or if He’s committed to you or if you’re worth it. God’s not testing you to figure something out about you He didn’t already know. He’s testing you so that you can figure out something about Him that you didn’t know, so that you can figure out that you can trust Him.”
The great pursuit, The Lutheran Hour
“Being pursued is a terrifying place to be. And, unfortunately, we all live there. But the good news is that we’re not the only ones being pursued. You and I have a Lord Who pursues the pursuer. We have a Saviour Who will not let the enemy of His people have the last word.”
You haven’t lost me, The Lutheran Hour
Christians are not immune from relapses into sin and doubt. A Christian is at the same time both saint and sinner. Dr. Michael Zeigler tells how God loves us through our relapses.
Whatever gets your attention gets you, The Lutheran Hour
“To believe is more than just acknowledging that Jesus is risen from the dead; it includes that, but there’s more. It’s about where you lay your fears, where you rest your concerns. It has to do with what gets your attention—with what gets you.”
There’s still time, The Lutheran Hour
Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, when Christians around the world remember the events leading up to the trial, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Dr. Michael Zeigler sets this within the context of the Exodus, the story of how God led His people to freedom out of slavery in Egypt.
Labours of Love, The Lutheran Hour
The plagues described in the Book of Exodus show us what the wrath of God looks like. However, they also show the lengths to which God will go to save His people. These signs of God’s power are “labours of love” that seek to turn hardened hearts toward Him.
They bloom later, The Lutheran Hour
A weed is a stubborn thing, pushing its way up through a crack in the sidewalk. The human heart is a stubborn thing, insisting on going its own way. Dr. Michael Zeigler says God is stubborn, too. He talks about the stubborn love of God that reaches out to restore our relationship with our Creator.
Gracious confiscation, The Lutheran Hour
Confiscation is a bad word. No one likes having their “stuff” confiscated. But what if it’s God Who does the confiscating? Dr. Michael Zeigler says God may take away some blessings He once gave in order to give back even more. Hear about God’s “Gracious Confiscation” in the book of Exodus and in our lives.
Upon further review, The Lutheran Hour
Dr. Michael Zeigler says forgiveness changes the way we experience real life, as God’s forgiving love cancels the continuous playback of our regrets.
Singled out but not alone, The Lutheran Hour
Something needs to be done or said, and you find yourself called upon to do it. You might feel alone—but you’re not alone.
Know-how, The Lutheran Hour
Jesus knows our failures, fears, pain and loss. He knows—and He knows how to lift us up and bring us through
Happy families are all alike, The Lutheran Hour
Even in unhappy families, God is working to bring about good things. Dr. Dean Nadasdy says, “Where God is at work, treasured families can be restored.”
Break through the no-go zone, The Lutheran Hour
Sometimes, the difference between then and now, between what used to be and what is, comes in a single moment, a defining act. We call that a breakthrough. From living only for oneself to selfless giving of oneself, Dr. Michael Zeigler talks about the breakthrough that leads to new life.
Gold without glitter, The Lutheran Hour
Without the fire of the refiner’s forge, there can be no glittering gold. And so it is with us. You are more precious to God than gold. But, like gold, you and I need refining. Dr. Michael Zeigler tells how God refines through the crucible of Christ’s cross.
Call It a comeback, The Lutheran Hour
To rise, to fall, and rise again—everyone loves a good comeback story—but why? Maybe it’s because we are in one. Dr. Michael Zeigler says that’s the claim the Bible makes.
Unforgettable, The Lutheran Hour
We might forget names and faces, dates and places, but God remembers those who are His through faith in Christ. To God, they are unforgettable. Dr. Dean Nadasdy says, as we remember Jesus in faith, even more so does God remember us.
People are treasure, The Lutheran Hour
Even at our lowest and worst, God wants to be with us—and, in Jesus, He is.
Mercy in this Dojo, The Lutheran Hour
In the martial art called judo, the defender uses the force of the aggressor to defeat the aggressor. Dr. Michael Zeigler says that’s what God did at the cross of Jesus. He performed “spiritual judo.”
VDMA, The Lutheran Hour
From the days of the prophet Jeremiah to our own, some things haven’t changed all that much. There’s still corruption, violence, injustice, tragedy, and suffering. That’s the bad news. However, “the Word of the Lord endures forever.” So does God’s love for us in Jesus Christ. And that’s the Good News.
Here to stay, The Lutheran Hour
So long as there is time, God won’t leave us alone—even if we say that’s what we want. The message of Christmas is that God has come to be with us and He’s here to stay. How do we know? Dr. Michael Zeigler says God has given us both direct and indirect signs that point us toward this truth.
Love is enough, The Lutheran Hour
God shows us a different kind of love. It’s love for the world that is not of this world, love that is focused outward, love that gives without requiring anything in return. Dr. Michael Zeigler talks about that love and how to put it into practice.
God's Yes, The Lutheran Hour
If we say that God’s purpose is simply to take our souls to heaven when we die, we might miss God’s bigger ‘yes’ … God’s ‘yes’ to putting bodies and souls back together again in the resurrection; God’s ‘yes’ to creation as He intended it to be.
Enough with the self-talk!, The Lutheran Hour
We are not always who we say we are. What you say to yourself about yourself may or may not be what’s true. Dr. Michael Zeigler says, “Enough with the self-talk!” Who does God say you are? You’ll find that you are worse than you thought, and yet, more loved than you could ever imagine.
Loved and sent: God is love, The Lutheran Hour
Love is not a transaction; it’s a gift from God to you.
The dawn wall, The Lutheran Hour
Have you ever been asked to sacrifice what you love the most? Hear how God Himself made the costly sacrifice He wouldn’t let Abraham finish.
For such a downer, The Lutheran Hour
How do you deal with something that spoils the mood and brings everyone down? Dr. Michael Zeigler talks about an apparent “downer” that God used to lift us up.
Stranger danger, The Lutheran Hour
Human beings have a frightening capacity for both good and evil. The different ways we relate to strangers reveal the contradiction of being human. Dr. Michael Zeigler explores this human contradiction and how God resolves it.
Walk with Me, The Lutheran Hour
The signs along a hiking trail help to keep us on the right path. Dr. Michael Zeigler says, for the Christian, baptism is a sign like that, to remind us of who we are and where we’re going
The lamp of the body, The Lutheran Hour
Dr. Michael Zeigler talks about seeing ourselves from God’s perspective and of being seen through the lens of Christ’s cross and resurrection.
Faith unafraid, The Lutheran Hour
Pastor Ryan Tinetti explains what it means to “cut a covenant” and how God even keeps our part of the deal - because we couldn’t.
Homeward, The Lutheran Hour
How do we find security in an uncertain world? By gaining more knowledge? Or by somehow getting on God’s “good side?” No, Dr. Michael Zeigler says there’s a better way, the one that God has made for us, through the death and resurrection of Jesus. In Christ, God draws us homeward to Himself.
The story we needed, The Lutheran Hour
Dr. Michael Zeigler helps us to better understand how God felt when He did what had to be done, in the Flood and on the cross.
Intervention, The Lutheran Hour
An intervention brings help from the outside to someone who’s not yet quite ready to seek it on their own. Dr. Michael Zeigler says an intervention also describes how God works in our lives.
The dream is alive, The Lutheran Hour
For all that’s good and beautiful in the world, it is still broken and suffering under a curse. Dr. Michael Zeigler tells what God has done, is doing, and will do to set things right again. Hear how the curse of God fell upon the Son of God—for you.
Play your part, The Lutheran Hour
This week Dr. Michael Zeigler says we each have a part to play on God’s stage—with a script, without a try-out, with freedom and responsibility. How will you play your part?
Begin again, The Lutheran Hour
The book of Genesis tells us that God made all things. But it won’t answer every question about when, how, and why God did it. That’s because Genesis is mostly about getting to know God.
Does He know you?, The Lutheran Hour
A rule is more than a suggestion. Do God’s rules apply to you?
An open mind for the future, The Lutheran Hour
How to have a closed mind that’s open to the future and the things of God.
How to pray, The Lutheran Hour
Learn about prayer that flows from faith in Christ.
Live life, travelling well, The Lutheran Hour
God’s Word guides us along life’s journey, where Christ is the Way and heaven our destination.
You have no right to be angry, The Lutheran Hour
The world says don’t get mad, get even. Pastor David Haberstock says, don’t do either; leave it up to God.
Relationship. Relationship. Relationship., The Lutheran Hour
Learn how the core teachings of the Bible help to create and sustain our relationship with God and with others.
Turning point, The Lutheran Hour
Baptism connects us to Jesus’ death and resurrection and marks a turning point in the life of a Christian.
A time to talk, The Lutheran Hour
Learn how prayer becomes a conversation with the God Who is genuinely and eternally interested in us.
What’s in a name?, The Lutheran Hour
Learn how the Apostles’ Creed expresses God’s identity and helps us get to know God better.
What God loves and hates, The Lutheran Hour
The Ten Commandments are more than a list of do’s and don’ts. They help us get to know God better because they express His values—what He loves and what He hates.
Getting to know Jesus—the big picture, The Lutheran Hour
What’s the difference between knowing someone and just knowing about them? Learn how relationship language helps us get to know God better.
My Spirit makes my people, The Lutheran Hour
Can these dry bones live? Hear how God’s promise to the prophet Ezekiel is fulfilled in the resurrection of Christ.
Advocate, The Lutheran Hour
Unseen and yet present through His Word and Sacraments, Jesus has sent the Holy Spirit to be our Advocate and Guide. Hear about the work of the Spirit with Dr. Michael Zeigler.
Sculptor Spirit, The Lutheran Hour
Who is the Holy Spirit and what does He do? The Holy Spirit’s number 1 mission is to make Jesus known. How He does that will vary from time to time, from place to place, and from one Christian to another. Dr. Michael Zeigler talks about the variety and the unity of the Holy Spirit’s work in the Church.
The good fisherman, The Lutheran Hour
Jesus once helped His disciples catch 153 fish. Pastor Ryan Tinetti reflects on this curious detail and what it says about Jesus’ work in your life.
World turned upside down, The Lutheran Hour
Hear how Jesus converts death into life and doubt into faith.
Cross in the garden, The Lutheran Hour
How valuable is a handful of mud? Hear how the muddy water of an Asian rice paddy teaches us about the flow of life and of God’s love for you, in Christ. Dr. Michael Zeigler says the God Who made the earth is also the God Who gets down into the mud with us, to lift us up out of it.
He loved them to the end, The Lutheran Hour
Dr. Michael Zeigler recounts the events of Good Friday as recorded in the Gospel according to St. John and his guests tell how faith in Christ brings us freedom from fear and creates unity among people from diverse backgrounds. In Christ, we receive a gift we want to share with others.
The darkness has not overcome it, The Lutheran Hour
God is not the cause of the darkness. God is not the source of the darkness. The Adversary has brought darkness into God’s world. God is at work through the darkness. God is working like a double agent in the darkness to overthrow the darkness.
Life worth living, The Lutheran Hour
What is the key to a life worth living? Dr. Michael Zeigler tells a story of perseverance despite persecution.
Death doesn’t end the story, The Lutheran Hour
Is death the end of all that came before, the beginning of what comes next—or something altogether different? Hear Dr. Michael Zeigler’s message.
Ba-a-ah, The Lutheran Hour
God’s Law is like a perfect piece of music that only the composer’s Son could perform perfectly.
Through another’s eyes, The Lutheran Hour
This week on The Lutheran Hour, a man who was born blind becomes the “visible stand-in” for the Saviour Who healed him.
Is God everybody’s Father?, The Lutheran Hour
If God is the Heavenly Father, who are His children? This week Dr. Michael Zeigler says God wants to be everybody’s Father—through faith in the Son He sent to redeem us.
Not by bread alone, The Lutheran Hour
God provides us with our daily bread, that is, everything we need from day to day. But there’s more to life than bread!
Enter His labour, The Lutheran Hour
Christians want to share their faith with others, but division, distance, and doctrinal disagreement often get in the way and derail those efforts. Hear how Jesus used a simple conversation to bring about conversion.
Where Heaven meets Earth, The Lutheran Hour
Heaven is a space from which God rules and reigns over the whole Creation. And in Jesus, heaven has come to earth. Jesus is the place where heaven and earth overlap and intersect. So what does this mean for us? It means that the night is over and it’s time to stop snoozing and wake up!
Slow solution, The Lutheran Hour
Some problems can be quickly resolved. Others require us to interact with people, take time to know them, get involved with them. The Gospel is the answer to the hidden problem that separates us from God and from each other.
Surrender to start new, The Lutheran Hour
What do you need Jesus to restore for you? Where have you come up short? Know that Jesus has come to restore you—but not in your way, not in your time. In God’s way.
My delight is in her, The Lutheran Hour
Faith does not exempt us from experiencing periods of loneliness and seasons of sadness. Dr. Tony Cook speaks for and to those who are living through what’s been called “the dark night of the soul.”
Reason to believe, The Lutheran Hour
The people who wrote the Bible had reason to believe Jesus is the Savior of the world. But why should you believe it?
The Word turned toward, The Lutheran Hour
As you speak to others, do your words turn toward them, against them, or away from them? Hear how relationships are built through God’s Word to us and our words to each other.
A long goodbye, The Lutheran Hour
Christ was born to save the world—but He was also born to save you.
The King’s strength, The Lutheran Hour
Meet a king whose strength, bravery, and kindness inspires us to be braver, stronger and kinder.
In anxious times - rejoice!, The Lutheran Hour
What is joy? Dr. Tony Cook says joy is more than an emotion; it’s a certainty based on the sacrificial work of Christ for you.
Redeemer with a capital R, The Lutheran Hour
To redeem is to buy back, rescue, liberate, ransom. Hear how Jesus’ redemptive love empowers us to serve others, in His name.
Reality therapy, The Lutheran Hour
Do you have doubts? Feel like you don’t belong? The Bible’s book of Ruth tells the story of two widows and a farmer who lived 3,000 years ago. It’s also the story of how God works through ordinary people to accomplish His purposes.
Birth pains, The Lutheran Hour
Can old news still be good news? Dr. Michael Zeigler says yes, especially when it shows that Jesus is who He says He is.
Once and for all, The Lutheran Hour
Hear our guest speaker, Dr. Tony Cook, with a message about sin, sacrifices, and seaweed.
What is heaven?, The Lutheran Hour
If you’ve ever thought of heaven as a place, like a venue for a really big wedding reception, Dr. Michael Zeigler wants you to know it’s much more than that.
The problem of Heaven, The Lutheran Hour
Heaven is often pictured as eternal, everlasting bliss and blessedness. So, what’s the problem with heaven? This week on The Lutheran Hour, Dr. Michael Zeigler says it’s not so much who gets in—but rather, will we like it?
Stranger than fiction, The Lutheran Hour
Do you feel like you are just a character in a bewildering story, at the mercy of an unreachable Author? This week on The Lutheran Hour, Dr. Michael Zeigler says your life is really a great work of non-fiction by an Author Who truly loves His creation.
We preach Christ crucified, The Lutheran Hour
To a world of relentless change, the Church brings a message that causes some to laugh and others to stumble. However, it is the message that gives life and hope to those who receive it in faith.
We will not fear, The Lutheran Hour
Fear is a fact of life, but faith in God harnesses fear and points it in the right direction.
God created, The Lutheran Hour
“Life unworthy of life” was a slogan used to justify some of history’s worst atrocities. Rev. Perry Hart warns against our culture’s devaluation of life. He urges us to see ourselves and others as precious people, created by God and redeemed by Christ.
Cut off for us, The Lutheran Hour
Jesus talked about cutting off hands and plucking out eyes if they lead us into sin. Radical surgery, for sure. But something even more radical was needed to redeem us from sin. Dr. Lawrence Rast tells how Jesus allowed Himself to be cut off—for us.
Come, Lord Jesus, The Lutheran Hour
Animals don’t pray before they eat—but we can. Learn how the simple words of a common table prayer remind us of God’s good gifts and the spiritual dimension of everyday life as we present a classic message from Dr. Dale Meyer.
The mystery of God, The Lutheran Hour
“The hiddenness of God, which is undeniable, becomes the openness of God when you see His Son, Jesus Christ. That is why we keep proclaiming Jesus Christ to people all over the world.” A classic message from Dr. Oswald Hoffmann.
The changeless Christ for a changing world, The Lutheran Hour
Another classic message from the archives featuring the program’s founder and first speaker Dr. Walter Maier in a sermon first broadcast in 1937.
Eager to preach the Good News, The Lutheran Hour
“The Good News is really good; good enough to believe, good enough to trust … Salvation is by faith in Christ, by faith from beginning to end … All of it is good news, and all of it is in Christ” A classic message from Dr. Oswald Hoffmann.
What is best?, The Lutheran Hour
“We’re not open-minded when it comes to medicine. We believe there is a right prescription and a wrong one. Why should it be different when it comes to salvation?” Pastor Ken Klaus, on discerning what is best.
In Your light we see light, The Lutheran Hour
“Christian meditation is different than other kinds of meditation. Christian meditation is different because it is focused outward, focused on God Who meets and leads us through Jesus Christ.” Dr. Dale Meyer and the words of Psalm 36, in the light of Christ.
Pigeonholed, The Lutheran Hour
The people had seen or heard about Jesus’ miracles. They wanted Him to be their “Bread King” and provide for their every need. But Jesus refuses to be so confined, either by their expectations—or ours. In other words, Jesus refuses to be “pigeonholed.”
And the pursuit of happiness, The Lutheran Hour
In our pursuit of happiness, we often turn inward instead of seeking happiness in serving others.
It's not a cruise ship, The Lutheran Hour
If the Christian Church were a boat, what kind of boat would it be? A battleship? A cruise liner? Noah’s Ark? This week on The Lutheran Hour, guest speaker Pastor Timothy Teuscher tells how the Savior Who stilled the storm with His word gets into the boat with us
You feed them, The Lutheran Hour
It was getting late. More than 5,000 hungry people needed to be fed, and the “caterers” had only five loaves and two fish. But it was more than enough. Hear how God can take our inadequacies and use them to accomplish His purposes.
My feelings, meet God’s Word, The Lutheran Hour
We all have feelings and emotions. It’s the way we were made and our Maker has something to say about them. Feelings and emotions are a big part of life, but life can get messy when those feelings go unchecked. Dr. Dale Meyer talks about our feelings and how they relate to God’s Word.
Sufficiency, The Lutheran Hour
Each day brings with it more tragedy and trouble and raises some troubling questions. Does God exist? If so, what’s He doing and why doesn’t He do a better job of it? This week on The Lutheran Hour, Pastor Ken Klaus takes up the challenge of difficult questions and Dr. Dale Meyer points us to God’s ultimate Answer, in Christ.
Truly the worship of God, The Lutheran Hour
This week on The Lutheran Hour, Dr. Dale Meyer says, as we get to know the people beyond our sanctuary walls, we learn that the true worship of God is not limited to what happens in church on Sunday morning. Hear how sharing our faith helps us to grow in faith.
Jesus, don’t You care?, The Lutheran Hour
"In a boat on a lake in the middle of a storm, Jesus’ disciples ask Him the question you and I are sometimes tempted to ask: “Jesus, don’t you care?” Pastor Ken Klaus tells how God graciously answers even our most foolish and faithless questions.
Tell me a story, The Lutheran Hour
Jesus taught the disciples about God’s love, about His gracious rule and reign in our lives. And still today, Jesus’ parables have contact with the day-to-day life we live.
A light momentary affliction, The Lutheran Hour
The Apostle Paul was shipwrecked, beaten, locked up in jail—and yet, he called it a “light momentary affliction.” How could he say that? How does it compare with what you are facing? Pastor Ken Klaus talks about patience in suffering and Dr. Dale Meyer looks at God’s purpose behind it all.
The battleground of time, The Lutheran Hour
What does your calendar reveal about you and your priorities? This week on The Lutheran Hour, Dr. Dale Meyer says if you believe Jesus is the Lord of your life, He’s also Lord of your time. And Pastor Ken Klaus tells how Jesus redeems the time as we use it to serve others.
Impossible, The Lutheran Hour
Can death hold us? Our experience says yes; however, God says otherwise. Pastor Ken Klaus tells how God makes the impossible possible. And Dr. Dale Meyer says the natural world tells us something about God, but not nearly enough.
Functional atheist no more, The Lutheran Hour
A “functional atheist” is someone who believes in God—but lives as though God didn’t exist. Even Christian leaders can fall into that way of living, as if all depends on them and what they do.
Doesn't fit, The Lutheran Hour
Jesus is more than a prophet, a wise teacher, a shining example. Pastor Ken Klaus says Jesus will not fit inside the boxes we build for Him.
Love one another as I have loved you, The Lutheran Hour
A broken world has many sharp edges. It teaches us to put on a tough face. People can be difficult, even mean-spirited. However, Dale Meyer says Jesus calls His followers to be different as they deal with difficult people.
The answer to unhappiness, The Lutheran Hour
The pursuit of happiness leads many into a wilderness of disappointment, even despair. However, Pastor Michael Newman says that’s where God does some of His best work. Learn how Jesus finds us in our wilderness with His gifts of hope and joy.
Accept no substitutes, The Lutheran Hour
Beware of imitations! That applies to products but also to the object of one’s faith. Pastor Ken Klaus says God offers real reconciliation through the sacrifice of a real Saviour. And Dr. Dale Meyer recalls how a debate that took place 500 years ago in Heidelberg reshaped church and society.
Peace to you, The Lutheran Hour
When things aren’t going well, do you react out of frustration—or respond with the same grace God shows to you? Dr. Dale Meyer tells how God’s Word leads us to trust that Christ is with us always, to give us peace in all circumstances. And Pastor Ken Klaus recalls a time when he needed that reminder.
It’s really real, The Lutheran Hour
If Jesus rose only in the imaginations of His followers, as some have claimed, would those followers have been willing to die for that? Pastor Ken Klaus says the resurrection of Christ is really real, and Dr. Dale Meyer shares some of the reasons why you can believe it.
They were afraid, you know?, The Lutheran Hour
Dr. Dale Meyer says the resurrection of Jesus turns our fear of death into hope and confidence for life, now and in the future. And Pastor Ken Klaus explains why he begins every sermon with the same three words: “Christ is risen!”
And they crucified Him, The Lutheran Hour
Years ago, the TV program “You Are There” made history come alive through reenactments and all the tools of modern media. But there’s one story they never covered. Pastor Ken Klaus takes us there, to the crucifixion of Jesus. And Dr. Dale Meyer explains how to keep Holy Week holy.
Thrown into the arms of God, The Lutheran Hour
Dr. Dale Meyer says the realities of life in a broken world make us long for refuge, a safe place. We find that safe place in the promises of God. And Pastor Ken Klaus compares mastering fate with faith in the Master.
Condemned already, The Lutheran Hour
Today, it is fashionable to think of Jesus as being a rather dim bulb who never judges anyone but always accepts sinners just the way they are. If you look at Jesus and see Him as that kind of Savior, your belief is contrary to Scripture’s facts.
When God’s darkness surrounds you, The Lutheran Hour
The most fearful darkness of all is when it dawns on us God will judge us and can punish us for our sins. When God surrounds us with fear of judgement and punishment, God is showing us that He is our only way out.
Living and Dying, The Lutheran Hour
This week on The Lutheran Hour, Pastor Ken Klaus tells a story of courage, selflessness, and sacrifice set in a World War II prison camp. And Dr. Dale Meyer explains why the season of Lent wreaks havoc on a sinner’s self-esteem.
Pay attention to what you hear, The Lutheran Hour
Every day, we hear and see things that encourage our sinful inclinations. All that we try to keep hidden will eventually be revealed. Dr. Dale Meyer tells how God’s forgiving love for us in Christ enables fundamentally flawed sinners to meet God with pure hearts.
But now I see, The Lutheran Hour
Ever felt let down because someone wasn’t what you expected? Jesus’ words and actions confused His followers and angered His enemies. It’s still true today. Jesus is not what people expect—but He is the Savior we truly need.
Lift up your eyes and see: Who created these?, The Lutheran Hour
In the cold light of distant stars, centuries of light years away, we might feel small—but not insignificant, not forgotten. This week on The Lutheran Hour, Dr. Dale Meyer says the God Who created the stars also made us and, for our sake, carried a cross.
’Cause I said so, The Lutheran Hour
As respect for leaders and institutions erodes, who speaks anymore with authority? This week on The Lutheran Hour, Pastor Ken Klaus asks, “To whom are you listening?” And Dr. Dale Meyer relates insights he’s gained from memorising and reciting the Gospel according to St. Mark.
Meeting Millennials where they’re at, The Lutheran Hour
Not knowing the path but sure of the destination—that’s what it means to follow Jesus. This week on The Lutheran Hour, Dr. Dale Meyer and Pastor Ken Klaus discuss Jesus’ call to deeper faith, and how God meets us through His Word, the Bible.
Jesus knows me, The Lutheran Hour
God knows everything about you! This week on The Lutheran Hour, Pastor Ken Klaus says that truth can be a comfort—or a curse--but the God Who knows everything about you is also the God of grace Who forgives on account of Christ. And Dr. Dale Meyer answers questions about lingering guilt.
Breaking News, The Lutheran Hour
Now that we’re past the winter solstice, the days are starting to get longer again. This week on The Lutheran Hour, Dr. Dale Meyer explores themes of spiritual light and darkness. The light of Christ dispels our darkness—and that’s “breaking news” for a broken world.
Children of promise, The Lutheran Hour
The promises God makes are not like New Year’s resolutions we so often break. This week on The Lutheran Hour, Dr. Tony Cook says all who believe and trust in Jesus are children of a promise God made long ago to a man named Abraham.
The greatest story ever told, The Lutheran Hour
This week on The Lutheran Hour, Pastor Ken Klaus says many popular movies and novels are just variations on the same basic plot. But the greatest story is the one that God reveals to us in the Bible, the story of our sin and Christ’s redemption.
Life narrows down, The Lutheran Hour
Psalm 90 says, “Teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” This week on The Lutheran Hour, Dr. Dale Meyer says life narrows down. Our limitations increase as our possibilities decrease. Life narrows down—and focuses our attention on Jesus.
Prep time, The Lutheran Hour
With Christmas less than three weeks away, it’s prep time! Shopping, baking, decorating—and repenting? This week on The Lutheran Hour, Pastor Ken Klaus asks, “How are you preparing for the Rescuer who came to save us?”
Advent Adventure, The Lutheran Hour
This week on The Lutheran Hour, Dr. Dale Meyer says age and experience have weakened his feelings of faith but have also strengthened his trust in God. Pastor Ken Klaus tells why faith is needed in a world in which facts come with an expiration date
Show Me, The Lutheran Hour
Christians reflect Christ’s love to others. Pastor Ken Klaus says Christians do good deeds to show others the good God whose love motivates them
The Reckoning, The Lutheran Hour
A day of reckoning is coming. However, Dr. Dale Meyer says there’s an upside, a resurrection side for those who fear, love, and trust in God. Pastor Ken Klaus tackles difficult questions about heaven, hell, and God’s sense of proportion.
More than a wish, The Lutheran Hour
It’s been said, “Where there’s life, there’s hope.” Pastor Ken Klaus says, “Where’s there’s Jesus, there’s life and hope.” Dr. Dale Meyer tells how hope comes naturally to those who practice it every day and in every situation.
Blessed are the pure in heart, The Lutheran Hour
“Blessed are the pure in heart.” Jesus said that in his Sermon on the Mount. But who has a heart that’s truly pure? Dr. Dale Meyer tells how we can claim Christ’s purity as our own, by faith. Pastor Ken Klaus comments on the Beatitudes.
A Reformation invitation: the just live by faith, The Lutheran Hour
Dr. Gregory Seltz concludes his tenure as Lutheran Hour Speaker with a message that commemorates the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, recorded in Wittenberg, Germany. Dr. Dale Meyer and Pastor Ken Klaus discuss the Reformation’s enduring legacy.
The enduring Reformation moment and message of Grace, The Lutheran Hour
31st of October 1517—a moment in time that echoes down through the centuries to us. Martin Luther touches off a Reformation that changed the way people thought about God, government, freedom, and their vocations.
Luther the Man: Called by God to boast in Him, The Lutheran Hour
This week Dr. Gregory Seltz takes us to Wittenberg, Germany—home of Martin Luther and the place where the Reformation began and took hold 500 years ago. Dr. Dale Meyer and Pastor Ken Klaus share insights into the man God used to rediscover the message of grace.
No selfies needed, The Lutheran Hour
When someone poses for a “selfie” they usually put themselves front and centre in the foreground. That’s a pretty self-centred way to look at life. Dr. Gregory Seltz talks about the virtues of becoming selfless in a “selfie” world.
Power to overcome worry and anxiety, The Lutheran Hour
Where do we find the power to overcome worry and anxiety? Pastor Gregory Seltz says, “Be thankful; God is in the fight with you.”
The latest polls, The Lutheran Hour
Some polls are made to measure popular opinion; others are meant to manipulate it. This week on The Lutheran Hour, Pastor Ken Klaus talks about truth that transcends popular opinion. And we’ll learn about a new online forum that provides a place for dialogue about life, faith, and Jesus.
Unleash the power of forgiveness in your life, The Lutheran Hour
A message about impossible debt and undeserved forgiveness, this week on The Lutheran Hour.
Who’s the greatest?, The Lutheran Hour
Pastor Gregory Seltz helps us to understand what true greatness is all about. It’s not measured by success but by sacrifice; it’s not who gets the most but who gives the most. We’ll also discuss the key to building stronger relationships and learn why the Reformation took hold in Europe 500 years ago.
Finding life in Jesus’ steps, The Lutheran Hour
Pastor Gregory Seltz uses the interaction between golf pros and their caddies to illustrate the life of service Christians live for others. Peter Kirby describes the risks missionaries face in places like Mongolia and we consider how God is at work in both the Church and the civil realm.
Absolutely nothing, The Lutheran Hour
On Resurrection Sunday there was absolutely nothing to see. The faith of today’s Christian, like the faith of every believer of the past and the future, is based on the absolute nothingness of Jesus’ empty tomb.
God’s dog, The Lutheran Hour
Pastor Ken Klaus talks about the time Jesus compared certain people to dogs at the dinner table and how those seemingly harsh words prompted a surprising display of faith.
Looking for a good speaker, The Lutheran Hour
This week on The Lutheran Hour, it’s “Archives August.” Dr. Dale Meyer reflects on the Lord’s Prayer and what it means that we can call upon God as “our Father.”
On Thee the high and lowly, The Lutheran Hour
This week on The Lutheran Hour, we present a classic message by Dr. Dale Meyer. Hear how the joy and hope of Christ’s resurrection renews relationships as families worship together.
Confidence to face whatever comes our way, The Lutheran Hour
This week on The Lutheran Hour, Pastor Gregory Seltz tells how God enables us to look past our circumstances with confidence and faith.
Overcoming this world’s obstacles, The Lutheran Hour
“No pain, no gain!” Your coaches might have said that on the practice field. This week on The Lutheran Hour, Pastor Gregory Seltz says it also applies to sharing the message of God’s love with others.
The power of a Spirit-given adoption, The Lutheran Hour
If we cheer when stray dogs and cats find their “forever homes”, how much better when children are adopted into a loving family? Pastor Gregory Seltz tells how God makes spiritual orphans part of His family and gives them a new identity and purpose, through faith in Christ.
Living as Christ’s person in repentance and faith, The Lutheran Hour
What to do when life gets out of control? Pastor Gregory Seltz says we can’t even live up to our own standards, let alone what God demands! Time, activity, and logic are not the answer. Christ is!
Serving in the power of the Spirit, The Lutheran Hour
We no longer have debtors’ prisons, but debt can itself become a prison of sorts. Pastor Gregory Seltz tells how Christ paid the debt of sin that held us captive. Hear how His gift frees us to live and serve others.
What God says, The Lutheran Hour
The air is hazy and smells of smoke. The night sky glows red. Pastor Ken Klaus says a devouring wildfire is much like the destructive ideas that have spread across our culture. He tells how God’s Word provides a spiritual “fireguard” for our faith.
Look back, see what God has done, The Lutheran Hour
This week on The Lutheran Hour, Pastor Gregory Seltz says we can be thankful God deals with us according to His grace, rather than our obedience.
Never alone!, The Lutheran Hour
Where is God when life turns upside down? Pastor Gregory Seltz talks about what we don’t know and what we do know about God’s presence and plans.
Filled, to overflow!, The Lutheran Hour
Have you become spiritually numb? Does God seem somehow more distant? Pastor Gregory Seltz tells how God’s surprising shout of grace revives us to an abundant life that overflows to bless others.
The best of things in the worst of times, The Lutheran Hour
When all things sacred are being demolished or profaned, where will you stand? Pastor Ken Klaus tells the stories of people who, with God’s help, did the best of things in the worst of times.
Comfort in the Spirit for our spirits, The Lutheran Hour
Pastor Gregory Seltz says a life lived apart from God is the worst kind of separation. But God has sent us a Helper Who connects us by faith to our Saviour and is our source of real power for life.
To know God, look to Jesus!, The Lutheran Hour
Being saved by Jesus Christ is not religion, it is reliance—reliance upon God’s grace, God’s doing, God’s amazing love for you—and help, God’s help in your helplessness.
The abundant life of grace, The Lutheran Hour
Pastor Gregory Seltz looks at three ways we wander away from God’s abundant grace. He shows how Jesus is the Good Shepherd Who puts Himself into our story in order to bring us back once again.
Unadulterated fact, The Lutheran Hour
The Apostle Peter spoke to a crowd of people that had seen Jesus of Nazareth perform wondrous works. They knew He died on a Roman cross at Jerusalem and three days later, His grave was empty. They had the facts; they just didn’t know what it all meant. How about you?
A living hope in a ‘dead as doornails’ world, The Lutheran Hour
No matter how this weary world tries to shake our faith and joy, we have an inheritance in Christ that can never be taken away.
Empty tomb hope, The Lutheran Hour
Jesus’ resurrection gives His followers hope and the assurance that their sins are forgiven and they will live with Him eternally, because God has acted in history to fulfil His promises.
Humble strength for eternal salvation, The Lutheran Hour
When a great leader rides into town to make things right, things change. A humble hero rode into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, not to claim an earthly throne but to begin the journey that would lead to a cross, an empty tomb, and change our world forever.
Freedom in the Spirit, The Lutheran Hour
Your past need not be your prison. Pastor Gregory Seltz tells how captive souls gain freedom through faith in Christ.
God’s got it in for me, The Lutheran Hour
Pastor Ken Klaus says that “it is hard for someone who is suffering to understand why God would allow tragedies of life to upset their apple carts. Judging God, they mistakenly decide, intentionally or unintentionally, God is out to get them”.
A well that runs deep because you need it, The Lutheran Hour
Pastor Gregory Seltz tells how thirsty souls receive the living water only Christ can supply. A listener wonders if all religions are really the same.
The power of a new beginning, The Lutheran Hour
Pastor Gregory Seltz says an inside-out world needs God’s help from the outside in. We’ll also discuss life and recovery beyond divorce and whether holding up a “John 3:16” sign is an effective way of spreading the Gospel.
A Saviour who fights for you, The Lutheran Hour
Pastor Gregory Seltz says the devil is a bully and a deceiver, but Jesus is the Saviour who fights for us. The devil tries to weaken us, confuse us, and dominate us, but God’s Word strengthens us.
Guilt’s Gone, The Lutheran Hour
Even in this age of social media over-sharing, there are things about ourselves we keep hidden. God knows everything about us, including our sins and the secret guilt we feel. Pastor Ken Klaus tells how God unlocks the prison of guilt.
Love Your Enemies - Jesus Does, The Lutheran Hour
Pastor Gregory Seltz says we are called to love others as we have been loved by God - and that includes friends, family, acquaintances, strangers - even enemies. He’ll also discuss the right way to read the Bible and the key to understanding its message.
Here’s to Life!, The Lutheran Hour
The answer to anxiety and bitterness in your own life isn’t to be found in having everyone else change in order to please you. The answer is for you to choose life, to bless others as you have been blessed by your Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Nothing But Jesus, The Lutheran Hour
Pastor Gregory Seltz directs our attention away from distractions, big and small, to focus on the one thing, the one Person that really matters.
Our Foolishness, His Faithfulness, The Lutheran Hour
What some regard as foolishness is really the sign of God’s love and faithfulness. This week Pastor Ken Klaus asks, “Where do you put your faith, in the wisdom of the world or in the cross of Christ?”
The Word of the Cross—Power for Life, The Lutheran Hour
We are constantly being bombarded with conflicting messages that compete for our attention. This week Pastor Gregory Seltz says that “when it comes to the things that really matter there is no competition. God does not compete for our approval and the message of the cross is real power for life”.
Looking for God? Look to the Lamb!, The Lutheran Hour
St. Augustine said, “We could not even have begun to seek for God unless God had already found us.” This week on The Lutheran Hour, Pastor Gregory Seltz says, “Come and see the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world.”
God’s Real Promise of Righteousness and Justice, The Lutheran Hour
Life and its troubles can trample us down and quench our spirit. Pastor Gregory Seltz talks about the Saviour who restores bruised reeds and reignites smouldering wicks.
Right on time, just when we need His grace, The Lutheran Hour
Pastor Gregory Selz says this is the right time to receive God’s gift of faith and new life.
What we really want, The Lutheran Hour
Is what you want for Christmas what you really need? This week on The Lutheran Hour, Pastor Ken Klaus says true contentment is found in receiving the gift God gave us that first Christmas Day.
Peace on Earth, Peace that lasts, The Lutheran Hour
What if you stopped trying to make Christmas perfect? What if you took a deep breath and let God’s Word fill you and the love of Jesus flow through you before you began to tackle every Christmas task? Pastor Gregory Seltz talks about finding real and lasting peace.
Let the adventure begin!, The Lutheran Hour
This week on The Lutheran Hour, hear how, through faith in Christ, all of life becomes an adventure full of promise and hope, whether we see it or not.
Wait until He comes!, The Lutheran Hour
We all feel a tension between the way life is and the way it’s supposed to be. Pastor Gregory Seltz says Christmas points to a new day of restoration that is and will be.
The perfect Christmas, The Lutheran Hour
Is a perfect Christmas possible? This week on The Lutheran Hour, Pastor Ken Klaus says even the first Christmas was far from perfect, but then again, if everything had been just as it should be, we wouldn’t have needed a Saviour.
In Christ, Deliverance Is Sure, The Lutheran Hour
A story of light and darkness and rescue from above.
The Day of Hope Is Coming!, The Lutheran Hour
Where is God when hope seems hard to find? Pastor Gregory Seltz tells how God comes to us in the midst of our helplessness.
Do you want this blessing?, The Lutheran Hour
How do those who have been blessed behave? They bring God’s blessing to others.
The best bequest, The Lutheran Hour
What spiritual legacy will you leave to your family? Pastor Ken Klaus says the best bequest is a legacy of faith.
Running the race of faith, The Lutheran Hour
Can there be such a thing as good agony? Pastor Gregory Seltz offers a new perspective on a race worth running and a fight worth fighting.
Know this Word, your life depends on it, The Lutheran Hour
Your life depends on air, water, food and every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.
The Only Way to Live - by Faith!, The Lutheran Hour
Life’s big questions need God’s big answers. Pastor Gregory Seltz says we exercise our faith when we wrestle with God.
Lord, Give Me What I Need - Give Me Faith, The Lutheran Hour
What we think we need vs. what we really need. Pastor Gregory Seltz talks about God’s gift of faith.
Unlimited patience - almost, The Lutheran Hour
How can something be unlimited and yet have limits? This week on The Lutheran Hour, Pastor Ken Klaus explains the paradox of God’s perfect patience. We’ll also learn about international mission trips and hear how volunteers are putting their passports to good use for the sake of others.
Be careful who sings your praises, The Lutheran Hour
This week on The Lutheran Hour, Dr. Gregory Seltz says the things we own are not our own—they are gifts of God, entrusted to our care. We’ll also discuss creation with Pastor Steve Misch and hear how bad news makes us thankful for good news.
There's no other friend like Jesus, The Lutheran Hour
Tolkien wrote, “Not all those who wander are lost.” But, sadly, some are—and it will take a Good Shepherd to find them.
Choose life!, The Lutheran Hour
This week Dr. Gregory Seltz says we get to choose how we deal with others. Will our words build them up or tear them down?
Boasting: ridiculous or real?, The Lutheran Hour
What happens when human pride pushes God out of the way?
Hope not in politicians, The Lutheran Hour
They are not all bad, and they are not all good. Because they are like the rest of us, the Psalmist said it is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in politicians.
The One Thing You Really Need, The Lutheran Hour
The story of Mary and Martha is not so much about Mary or Martha--or us. It's really about Jesus. (Luke 10:38-42)
Extreme Neighborliness, The Lutheran Hour
Through His love and sacrifice, Jesus is the extreme neighbor to you and all people. (Luke 10:25-37)
Freedom in Action, The Lutheran Hour
In Christ, you are free from being ruled by your burdens, free to serve others for the glory of God. (Galations 6:1-18)
Christ's Good News, The Lutheran Hour
What is the Gospel? It's the good news of God's forgiving love for us, in Jesus Christ. (Galatians 1:11-24)
Identity Theft, The Lutheran Hour
Nobody likes to have their identity stolen, and that includes the Lord who said, "You shall have no other gods before Me." (Galatians 1:5-8)
Here's a New, Lasting Identity, The Lutheran Hour
The Bread of Life, Living Water, Good Shepherd: Jesus' statements leave no doubt as to who He is, for you. (John 8:48-58)
Jesus Gives Us the Help We Need, The Lutheran Hour
Jesus doesn't want you to be in the dark about how much He loves you. (John 14:23-31)
Jesus Prayed for You, The Lutheran Hour
Prayer begins in the heart of Jesus Christ who intercedes for you, offering prayers on your behalf to God the Father. (John 17:20-26)
So, Ask Already!, The Lutheran Hour
God loves you. He wants to hear from you. Ask Him anything and everything. Go ahead, ask! (John 16:22-33)
One-upmanship, The Lutheran Hour
Heaven will be more beautiful than we can imagine; it will rectify our problems and satisfy our most profound longings. (Revelation 21:1-7)
Confidence for Life, The Lutheran Hour
Jesus' miracles were signs of God breaking into a sinful world, but the religious leaders saw it as a threat to their kingdoms. (John 10:22-30)
Breakfast with Jesus, The Lutheran Hour
Jesus shows up and shows us that God is close and God cares. (John 21:1-14)
Blessed Are Believers, The Lutheran Hour
By faith in Jesus, you are blessed-even as your struggles continue. (John 20:19-31)
An Unbeliever's Sermon, The Lutheran Hour
Pastor Ken Klaus asked several non-believing friends to help him write his Easter sermon. Hear what they said. (Luke 24:5-6)
Strive for What You Already Have, The Lutheran Hour
Christianity is about putting to work what God has already given us, in Christ. (Philippians 2:5-11)
It's Worth the Sacrifice, The Lutheran Hour
God calls us to be the right people in the wrong place, for the sake of others. (Philippians 3:8-14)
Reconciled Reconcilers, The Lutheran Hour
Through forgiveness, God gives us another way to deal with people who have hurt us. (2 Corinthians 5:17-20)
Call on Him, The Lutheran Hour
Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Everyone? Yes! (Romans 10:11-13 )
It's Best to Be with Jesus, The Lutheran Hour
Life is not a do-it-yourself project. To live life to its fullest, we need Jesus. (Luke 9:28-36)
If Jesus Had Stayed, The Lutheran Hour
God wants us to love Him in response to His love for us. (Luke 4:42b-43)
Real Freedom, The Lutheran Hour
Jesus brings the jarring message that real freedom can only be received from Him and real freedom is following Him in all things. (Luke 4:16-21)
Not What You'd Expect, The Lutheran Hour
Jesus turns water into wine and challenges our notions of what God should or shouldn't do. (John 2:1-11)
Life in Context, The Lutheran Hour
Life is not up for grabs or out of control. Find real life in the context of Christ's cross and resurrection. (Ephesians 1:3-14)
No Regrets, The Lutheran Hour
Jesus invites you to leave your burden of regret at the foot of His cross. (1Timothy 1:16)
The Gift in the Manger, The Lutheran Hour
From the manger to the cross to resurrection life, God is in the giving business for all of us to receive and believe. (Luke 2:8-12)
The Lord is Near, The Lutheran Hour
God's message is simple and straightforward: Jesus is near-put your trust in Him! (Philippians 4:4-7)
The Voice, The Lutheran Hour
The voice of John the Baptist calls us to repent and trust in the Savior Who walked in our shoes. (Luke 3:1-20)
Are You Ready?, The Lutheran Hour
Advent looks forward to Christmas and that final day when Christ will return. Are you ready? (Luke 21:34-36)
Our Heart-Song of Thanks, The Lutheran Hour
Heart-songs of praise are sung by those who realize the Lord loves the unlovable and saves those who thought they were beyond saving. (Ephesians 5:18b-21)
Readied for That Time, The Lutheran Hour
Our most advanced technology soon becomes worthless and obsolete, but God has a life for you in Jesus that lasts forever. (Mark 13:1-13)
Do You Know THIS Jesus?, The Lutheran Hour
If you think Jesus is just one of those very good and capable people who show us a better way to treat others, you haven't really captured who Jesus is. (Hebrews 9:24-28)
Who Do You Think You Are?, The Lutheran Hour
Don't just look up, down, or around-look to Jesus Christ for life and salvation. (Isaiah 51:4-6)
Reformation Freedom, Reformation Faith, The Lutheran Hour
People have risked and even sacrificed their lives so that we could come to know the joy of God's forgiving love for us in Jesus. (Romans 1:16-17)
Someone Up There Must Like Me, The Lutheran Hour
Faith in Jesus means you can live knowing that Someone "up there" really, really loves you (Mark 10:23-31)
Clearing the Clutter, The Lutheran Hour
Is there room in your life for that which is truly meaningful, important, and precious? (Mark 10:17-22)
Fight for the One Next to You, The Lutheran Hour
Who's fighting for you? Who are you fighting for? (Hebrews 2:14-18)
Free, Indeed, The Lutheran Hour
When our sins and guilt stick to us like glue, Jesus makes us unstuck. (John 8:34-36)
Tradition, Tradition, Tradition, The Lutheran Hour
What role do traditions play in our relationships to God and each other? (Mark 7:1-13)
There is Something More, The Lutheran Hour
God has something more in store for all who put their faith in Him. (Isaiah 50:4-10)
God's Grand Opening, The Lutheran Hour
God opens hearts to new life and new opportunities, through faith in Christ. (Mark 7:31-37)
The Truth, The Lutheran Hour
God's saving truth reaches out to a world steeped in lies. (1 John 1:1-3)
Faith Faces the Future, The Lutheran Hour
"If God be for us, who can be against us?" (Romans 8:31)
The Inevitable Question, The Lutheran Hour
Pontius Pilate asks the question each of us must answer: "What shall I do with Jesus?" (Matthew 27:22)
What do You Think of Christ?, The Lutheran Hour
Everyone seems to have an opinion about Jesus; however, faith is what counts. (Matthew 22:41-43)
What is Truth?, The Lutheran Hour
Flawed human reason has lost sight of God's divine Truth. (John 18:38)
Rescued, The Lutheran Hour
God's love and forgiveness is to be welcomed, savored, enjoyed, and relished. Drink deeply of His grace! (2 Peter 2:9-10)
In Christ, Welcome Home, The Lutheran Hour
Someone from the inside has to come outside and welcome us home. (Ephesians 2:13-21)
In Him!, The Lutheran Hour
In Christ, we find rescue, forgiveness, and new life. Outside of Christ, all is still broken, dying, or dead. (Ephesians 1:3-14)
God's Recipe for a Successful Life, The Lutheran Hour
The recipe for a successful life calls for more of Jesus and less of ourselves. (2 Corinthians 12:1-10)
You Aren't Perfect, The Lutheran Hour
We aren't perfect and we can't change, but we can receive the benefits of Christ's perfection and sacrifice. (Matthew 5:43-48)
God's Ballast of Blessing, The Lutheran Hour
When the waves begin to rock your boat, is Christ in the boat with you? (Mark 4:35-41)
God's Great Work of Faith, The Lutheran Hour
Faith is God's work, not ours. (Mark 4)
Life Under God's Construction, The Lutheran Hour
Do you see a 'Road Construction Ahead' sign? Did God put it there? (2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1)
Enough Is Enough, The Lutheran Hour
God shows grace to sinners but His patience has its limits. (2 Peter 3:9-10)
Power Connection, The Lutheran Hour
Pentecost is a day to celebrate God's gift of the Holy Spirit as Counselor and Comforter, sent by Jesus to bless you! (John 15:26-27, 16:14-15)
Without a Fight or a Prayer, The Lutheran Hour
Jesus prays for us because He knows we are vulnerable and need protection from a world that seeks to steal us away from God. (John 17:11-19)
Relentless Compassion, The Lutheran Hour
God's love excludes no one. (Acts 10:34-38)
You Can Live a Meaningful Life, The Lutheran Hour
A life that is meaningful is one that is connected to Jesus. (John 15:1-8)
Open-Minded and Accepting, The Lutheran Hour
Tolerance and open-mindedness are values much touted, but truth is even better. (Acts 4:12)
It's Not Over 'til Jesus Says It's Over, The Lutheran Hour
Our risen Savior enables us to hold on when troubled times tempt us to bail out. (Luke 24:36-49)
God Always Shows Up, The Lutheran Hour
Jesus shows up in your life today with His gifts of forgiveness and new life. (John 20:19-38)
One Step Ahead, The Lutheran Hour
Your future is not a mystery. Our risen Savior is one step ahead and He leads you to eternal life. (Mark 16:1-8)
Show Me, The Lutheran Hour
Jesus really did die and three days later He really did conquer death through His resurrection. (John 19:17-18)
No Regrets? Follow Jesus!, The Lutheran Hour
In the end, forgiven sinners will not regret having followed Jesus. (Matthew 16:21-26)
The Power of God's Enduring Forgiveness and Grace, The Lutheran Hour
Jesus offers reconciliation and restoration to those overcome by trouble and regret. (John 16:33)
Lifted Up, The Lutheran Hour
When sinful pride lays us low, God's grace in Christ lifts us up again. (Psalm 103:8-12)
The True Author of Your Life Story, The Lutheran Hour
When Christ's story becomes yours by faith, life changes. (2 Corinthians 7:10)
Regrets, Reality, and Grace-filled Restoration, The Lutheran Hour
Through Christ's forgiveness, regrets give way to restoration. (Luke 15)
Searching for Love - Listen to Jesus, The Lutheran Hour
Jesus is God's love in action for you. Listen to Him! (Mark 9)
The Gospel's Power for Gracious Living, The Lutheran Hour
Christ empowers His followers to live lives that encourage, affirm, and serve others. (1 Corinthians 9:18-23)
Boring? Not Likely!, The Lutheran Hour
Jesus' enemies considered Him too dangerous to let live, but we have wrapped the Savior in a cloak of dullness. (Mark 1:21-28)
Just the Facts, The Lutheran Hour
God's truth, as revealed in the Bible, remains true regardless of whether anyone believes it or not. (Isaiah 5:20-21)
The Antidote, The Lutheran Hour
Jesus is the antidote for our cynicism and doubt. (John 1:43-51)
Are You Qualified?, The Lutheran Hour
God qualifies us for eternal life through our baptism into Christ's death and resurrection. (Romans 6:1-11)
Gospel Power for Personal Patience, The Lutheran Hour
Jesus teaches us to be patient and wait with hope in God's promises. (Luke 2:40-52)
Monsters in Our Tomorrows, The Lutheran Hour
Unknown monsters lurk in the shadows of the new year but Christ will carry us through. (Romans 8:37-39)
Surprised by Grace, The Lutheran Hour
God's grace comes as a surprise and blessing to those who deserve none of it. (Luke 1:26-38)
In Christ, Unbroken, The Lutheran Hour
God's grace restores those broken by sin and grief. (Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11)
We Need Something Stronger, The Lutheran Hour
Jesus exchanges our weakness for His strength. (Mark 1:1-8)
Watching and Waiting, The Lutheran Hour
Christians serve God and their neighbors as they watch and wait for Christ's return. (Mark 13:33)
Clean - And Thankful, The Lutheran Hour
Thanksgiving is not just a made-up holiday; it's an attitude that is the key to life. (Luke 17:11-19)
S.O.S...Call upon Jesus, The Lutheran Hour
God's SOS brings real lasting hope and rescue, an SOS that shows us our Savior. (1 Thessalonians 5:9-11)
God is Not Against You, The Lutheran Hour
Christ's work on the cross shows that God is really on our side and wants what is eternally best for us. (1Thessalonians 4:13-18)
Blessed in Hard Times, The Lutheran Hour
During hard times, God is still with you and at work for you. (Matthew 5:1-12)
Keep It Simple and Straightforward, The Lutheran Hour
The Bible's message is simple and straightforward: the wages of sin is death but the free gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ, our Lord. (Romans 3:22-25)
God's Peacemakers for a Troubled World, The Lutheran Hour
Jesus calls and enables us to be peacemakers who share His gifts with others in a broken world. (Philippians 4:4-13)
Today's the Day for God's Grace for All, The Lutheran Hour
The ruins of ancient Pompeii show how life can change in an instant. (Footsteps of St. Paul, part 5) (Revelation 7:9-12 )
Show Me the Money? No, Show Me Jesus!, The Lutheran Hour
St. Paul urges us to get down to brass tacks, face faith facts, and trust in the Good News of God's grace in Jesus. (Footsteps of St. Paul, part 4) (Ephesians 2:8-10)
Athens: The Gospel Comes to the Center of Learning, The Lutheran Hour
Jesus is Wisdom personified. He redeems us from sin and the world's futility. (Footsteps of St. Paul, part 3) (Acts 17)
Rome: The Gospel Comes to Law and Order People, The Lutheran Hour
God used the Roman legal system to bring the Apostle Paul and the Gospel message to Rome. (Footsteps of St. Paul, part 2) (Acts 28:11-16, 28-31)
That's Just Who God Is, The Lutheran Hour
The journeys of St. Paul teach us how God's message of grace has been translated so that all might believe. (Footsteps of St. Paul, part 1) (Acts 2:1-39)
Teeny, Tiny Crosses, The Lutheran Hour
Jesus bore the weight of the cross and all of our sin. How big is the cross God calls you to carry? (Matthew 16:24-26)
God's Plan, The Lutheran Hour
Life seldom goes as planned. However, by God's grace things can turn out better than we deserve. (Matthew 16:21-23)
The Answer to Life, The Lutheran Hour
Many regard Jesus as an urban legend, a cultural myth, or just another teacher. Jesus won't let you have this opinion of Him. (Matthew 16:13-20)
A Savior Who Goes Where No One Has Gone Before, The Lutheran Hour
Jesus is the Savior who goes where no one else could go in order to rescue, heal, and save us. (Matthew 15:21-28)
Will You Believe?, The Lutheran Hour
The Savior who walked on water still comes to us in our time of need. (Matthew 14:22-30)
Food for Hungry Souls, The Lutheran Hour
We're spiritually hungry and yet we often try to fill ourselves up with everything but God. Faith in Jesus is food for souls that hunger. (Matthew 14:13-21)
Nothing, The Lutheran Hour
Nothing in all of creation can separate you from the love of God which is yours in Jesus Christ. (Romans 8:38-39)
Hope Worth Waiting For, The Lutheran Hour
In Christ, we wait in hope and confidence that our struggles have purpose for our life now and in the world to come. (Romans 8:18-27)
Truth Has a Voice, The Lutheran Hour
There are many destructive voices that call to us. Jesus has another word, a clear voice of life and salvation. (Romans 8:12-17)
Real Rest for the Weary, The Lutheran Hour
Real rest is a gift from a gracious God Who draws us to Himself and fills the emptiness in our souls. (Matthew 11:25-30)
Making God In Our Image, The Lutheran Hour
Jesus will not let Himself be remade in our image or His mission reshaped into what we think it should be. (Matthew 10:34-42)
Dream Giver for Dream Receivers, The Lutheran Hour
God's forgiving love for us in Christ is a dream come true that dispels the nightmare of sin and death. (Romans 6:12-23)
Living Life in the Power of His Name, The Lutheran Hour
Jesus has been given all authority in heaven and on earth. We live in the certainty of His grace and the power of His Name. (Matthew 28:18-20)
Spirit Help in Time of Need, The Lutheran Hour
The Holy Spirit convinces us that we need the help only God can provide. (John 16:1-15)
Overcoming Life's Spiritual Battle, The Lutheran Hour
The key to winning the spiritual battle: God fights for us. Christ won the victory and leads us through each step of life. (1 Peter 5:6-11)
Remembering, The Lutheran Hour
As we remember those who died to preserve our freedom, we remember the Savior who died and rose to save us from eternal death. (Psalms 25:7)
God's Presence + God's Promise = God's Peace, The Lutheran Hour
God's presence in Christ plus God's promises through Christ equals God's peace with Christ, forever. (John 14:1-14)
Doing Good, The Lutheran Hour
God calls us to be good-doers, rather than do-gooders. (1 Peter 2:19-25)
Live Life, Traveling Well, The Lutheran Hour
When God makes a way possible where there is no way, you can trust Him that you will finish the journey well. (1 Peter 1:17-25)
What Will It Take?, The Lutheran Hour
Why didn't Jesus' enemies produce a corpse and nip this new faith in the bud? (John 20:25)
Get Your Head into the Clouds, The Lutheran Hour
With eyes focused on the risen Christ, we can take whatever the world dishes out, overcome it and give thanks through it all. (Colossians 3:1-4)
A Hero? No, a Savior!, The Lutheran Hour
More than a hero, Jesus is the only Savior of sinners. (Philippians 2:5-11)
God Digs Deep, The Lutheran Hour
When our lives were on the line, Jesus dug deep to defeat sin and death. (John 11:1-45)
The Bogeyman, The Lutheran Hour
Pastor Ken Klaus says God is not out to get you. (John 9:1-41)
Surprise, Surprise, The Lutheran Hour
A surprise encounter with a stranger at a well brings about a surprising blessing. (John 4:5-42)
Re-Born Free, The Lutheran Hour
Spiritual rebirth is not a work for us to do but a gift to receive. (John 3:1-17)
Life God's Way, The Lutheran Hour
Satan tempts us to adopt his flawed idea of God's design for our lives. (Matthew 4:1-11)
God's Reality Check, The Lutheran Hour
The story of Jesus' death and resurrection is not an ancient urban legend. (2 Peter 1:16-21)
The Walls, the Moats, The Lutheran Hour
Loneliness is a wall we build, a moat others dig around us. (Matthew 28:20)
Living in God's Choice, The Lutheran Hour
Breathe in God's life-giving Word today and choose life, choose good. (Deuteronomy 30:15-20)
You're Still in the Game, The Lutheran Hour
No matter what, you're still in the game and have a purpose in God's Kingdom. (Matthew 5:14-20)
Jesus Gets It, The Lutheran Hour
Jesus understands your pain and has a heart of mercy for your hurt. (Hebrews 2:14-15)
Jesus in a Box, The Lutheran Hour
Jesus transcends the labels and limits that people try to put on Him. (Luke 4:24)
Just in Time, The Lutheran Hour
Jesus is the sacrificial Lamb of God Who brings hope and new life to all, just in time. (John 1:29-42)
Keeping Score When It Counts, The Lutheran Hour
God really does keep score, but in Christ He counts you among the righteous. (Romans 6:1-11)
Pray, Praise and Give Thanks, The Lutheran Hour
The Lord's Prayer ends with a doxology of praise and a challenge for all who pray it. (Psalm 150)
Regrets, More Than a Few, The Lutheran Hour
Christ's forgiveness enables us to start the new year with gratitude instead of regret. (1 John 1:9)
Forgiveness, the Gift That Keeps on Giving, The Lutheran Hour
Forgiveness is God's gift that keeps on giving when our giving gives out. (Matthew 18:21-35)
Daily Bread for Eternal Life, The Lutheran Hour
We can pray to God for daily bread because He's already given us Jesus, the Bread of Life. (Matthew 6:31-34)
Where There's a Way, There's a Will, The Lutheran Hour
God is at work in the world today and provides a way for His will to transform your life. (Revelation 22:1-5)
Giving Thanks Because We Need To, The Lutheran Hour
Give thanks to God because it's the right thing to do and because others need to hear it, too. (Luke 17:15-16)
The Power, Protection, and Purpose of His Name, The Lutheran Hour
Believers are blessed with royal power, protection, and purpose because they bear the name of the King of kings and Lord of lords. (John 17:6-12)
Dear Father, Hear My Prayer, The Lutheran Hour
We can call God our Father only because Jesus has made that relationship possible. (Matthew 7:7-12)
Lord, Teach Us to Pray, The Lutheran Hour
Jesus invites us to pray, His way, and in His Name. (Luke 11:1-2)
Absolute Truth, The Lutheran Hour
Truth is not putty. Truth is a Person. (John 14:6)
Absolute Grace Creates Absolute Growth Absolutely, The Lutheran Hour
God's Word delivers absolute grace to a world of itching ears and empty promises. (2 Timothy 3:15-4:5)
The Reason to Go, The Lutheran Hour
Jesus invites you to embark on a voyage of faith, trusting in His promises. (Luke 17:11-19)
Listening to God, The Lutheran Hour
God isn't ignoring you. You can wait for Him in faith. (Habakkuk 2:1-4)
Keep Calm and Pray On, The Lutheran Hour
God invites us to pray to Him at all times because He hears us and His promises are sure. (1 Timothy 2:1-15)
Finders Keepers, The Lutheran Hour
Losers and weepers rejoice when Jesus is the Seeker who finds the lost. (Luke 15:1-10)
God Says, 'Come Home!', The Lutheran Hour
God calls you to come home to a life He has already made possible for you, a life you can live abundantly by His grace. (Deuteronomy 30:15-20)
Lean Living, The Lutheran Hour
God frees us from selfishness and challenges us to lead a new way of life, in His name. (Hebrews 13:1-11)
Are You Sure?, The Lutheran Hour
To those who wish to follow Him, Jesus asks, 'Are you sure?'(Luke 13:22-24)
Remain and Reign, The Lutheran Hour
Run the race by grace with victory assured, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Pioneer and Perfecter of our faith. (Hebrews 12:1-3)
God Cares for You, The Lutheran Hour
God cares. Trust God to always work for your good, even when others do not.
Distracted? No, Delivered!, The Lutheran Hour
Distractions can be deadly, especially if they take our attention away from our relationship with God.
You, God's Resurrection 'Do Over,' His Graced, Work Of Art!, The Lutheran Hour