Accept no substitutes, The Lutheran Hour, 22. Apr 2018
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, 15. Apr 2018
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, 08. Apr 2018
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, 01. Apr 2018
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, 25. Mar 2018
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, 18. Mar 2018
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, 11. Mar 2018
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, 04. Mar 2018
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, 25. Feb 2018
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, 18. Feb 2018
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, 11. Feb 2018
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, 04. Feb 2018
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, 28. Jan 2018
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, 21. Jan 2018
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, 14. Jan 2018
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, 07. Jan 2018
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, 31. Dec 2017
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, 24. Dec 2017
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, 17. Dec 2017
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, 10. Dec 2017
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, 03. Dec 2017
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, 26. Nov 2017
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, 19. Nov 2017
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, 12. Nov 2017
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, 05. Nov 2017
“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, 29. Oct 2017
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, 22. Oct 2017
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, 15. Oct 2017
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, 08. Oct 2017
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, 01. Oct 2017
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, 24. Sep 2017
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, 17. Sep 2017
A message about impossible debt and undeserved forgiveness, this week on The Lutheran Hour.
Who’s the greatest?, The Lutheran Hour, 10. Sep 2017
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, 03. Sep 2017
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, 27. Aug 2017
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, 20. Aug 2017
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, 13. Aug 2017
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, 06. Aug 2017
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, 30. Jul 2017
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, 23. Jul 2017
“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, 16. Jul 2017
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, 09. Jul 2017
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, 02. Jul 2017
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, 25. Jun 2017
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, 18. Jun 2017
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, 11. Jun 2017
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, 04. Jun 2017
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, 28. May 2017
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, 21. May 2017
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, 14. May 2017
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, 07. May 2017
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, 30. Apr 2017
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, 23. Apr 2017
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, 16. Apr 2017
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, 09. Apr 2017
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, 02. Apr 2017
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, 26. Mar 2017
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, 19. Mar 2017
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, 12. Mar 2017
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, 05. Mar 2017
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, 26. Feb 2017
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, 19. Feb 2017
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, 12. Feb 2017
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, 05. Feb 2017
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, 29. Jan 2017
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, 22. Jan 2017
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, 15. Jan 2017
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, 08. Jan 2017
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, 01. Jan 2017
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, 25. Dec 2016
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, 18. Dec 2016
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, 11. Dec 2016
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, 04. Dec 2016
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, 27. Nov 2016
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, 20. Nov 2016
A story of light and darkness and rescue from above.
The Day of Hope Is Coming!, The Lutheran Hour, 13. Nov 2016
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, 06. Nov 2016
How do those who have been blessed behave? They bring God’s blessing to others.
The best bequest, The Lutheran Hour, 30. Oct 2016
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, 23. Oct 2016
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, 16. Oct 2016
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, 09. Oct 2016
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, 02. Oct 2016
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, 25. Sep 2016
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, 18. Sep 2016
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, 11. Sep 2016
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, 04. Sep 2016
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, 28. Aug 2016
What happens when human pride pushes God out of the way?
Hope not in politicians, The Lutheran Hour, 21. Aug 2016
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, 17. Jul 2016
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, 10. Jul 2016
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, 03. Jul 2016
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, 05. Jun 2016
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, 29. May 2016
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, 22. May 2016
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, 15. May 2016
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, 08. May 2016
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, 01. May 2016
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, 24. Apr 2016
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, 17. Apr 2016
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, 10. Apr 2016
Jesus shows up and shows us that God is close and God cares. (John 21:1-14)
Blessed Are Believers, The Lutheran Hour, 03. Apr 2016
By faith in Jesus, you are blessed-even as your struggles continue. (John 20:19-31)
An Unbeliever's Sermon, The Lutheran Hour, 27. Mar 2016
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, 20. Mar 2016
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, 13. Mar 2016
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, 06. Mar 2016
Through forgiveness, God gives us another way to deal with people who have hurt us. (2 Corinthians 5:17-20)
Body and Soul Salvation, The Lutheran Hour, 21. Feb 2016
Call on Him, The Lutheran Hour, 14. Feb 2016
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, 07. Feb 2016
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, 31. Jan 2016
God wants us to love Him in response to His love for us. (Luke 4:42b-43)
Real Freedom, The Lutheran Hour, 24. Jan 2016
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, 17. Jan 2016
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, 03. Jan 2016
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, 27. Dec 2015
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, 20. Dec 2015
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, 13. Dec 2015
God's message is simple and straightforward: Jesus is near-put your trust in Him! (Philippians 4:4-7)
The Voice, The Lutheran Hour, 06. Dec 2015
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, 29. Nov 2015
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, 22. Nov 2015
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, 15. Nov 2015
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, 08. Nov 2015
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, 01. Nov 2015
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, 25. Oct 2015
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, 18. Oct 2015
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, 11. Oct 2015
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, 04. Oct 2015
Who's fighting for you? Who are you fighting for? (Hebrews 2:14-18)
Free, Indeed, The Lutheran Hour, 27. Sep 2015
When our sins and guilt stick to us like glue, Jesus makes us unstuck. (John 8:34-36)
Tradition, Tradition, Tradition, The Lutheran Hour, 20. Sep 2015
What role do traditions play in our relationships to God and each other? (Mark 7:1-13)
There is Something More, The Lutheran Hour, 13. Sep 2015
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, 06. Sep 2015
God opens hearts to new life and new opportunities, through faith in Christ. (Mark 7:31-37)
The Truth, The Lutheran Hour, 30. Aug 2015
God's saving truth reaches out to a world steeped in lies. (1 John 1:1-3)
Faith Faces the Future, The Lutheran Hour, 23. Aug 2015
"If God be for us, who can be against us?" (Romans 8:31)
The Inevitable Question, The Lutheran Hour, 16. Aug 2015
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, 09. Aug 2015
Everyone seems to have an opinion about Jesus; however, faith is what counts. (Matthew 22:41-43)
What is Truth?, The Lutheran Hour, 02. Aug 2015
Flawed human reason has lost sight of God's divine Truth. (John 18:38)
Rescued, The Lutheran Hour, 26. Jul 2015
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, 19. Jul 2015
Someone from the inside has to come outside and welcome us home. (Ephesians 2:13-21)
In Him!, The Lutheran Hour, 12. Jul 2015
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, 05. Jul 2015
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, 28. Jun 2015
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, 21. Jun 2015
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, 14. Jun 2015
Faith is God's work, not ours. (Mark 4)
Life Under God's Construction, The Lutheran Hour, 07. Jun 2015
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, 31. May 2015
God shows grace to sinners but His patience has its limits. (2 Peter 3:9-10)
Power Connection, The Lutheran Hour, 24. May 2015
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, 17. May 2015
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, 10. May 2015
God's love excludes no one. (Acts 10:34-38)
You Can Live a Meaningful Life, The Lutheran Hour, 03. May 2015
A life that is meaningful is one that is connected to Jesus. (John 15:1-8)
Open-Minded and Accepting, The Lutheran Hour, 26. Apr 2015
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, 19. Apr 2015
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, 12. Apr 2015
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, 05. Apr 2015
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, 29. Mar 2015
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, 22. Mar 2015
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, 15. Mar 2015
Jesus offers reconciliation and restoration to those overcome by trouble and regret. (John 16:33)
Lifted Up, The Lutheran Hour, 08. Mar 2015
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, 01. Mar 2015
When Christ's story becomes yours by faith, life changes. (2 Corinthians 7:10)
Regrets, Reality, and Grace-filled Restoration, The Lutheran Hour, 22. Feb 2015
Through Christ's forgiveness, regrets give way to restoration. (Luke 15)
Searching for Love - Listen to Jesus, The Lutheran Hour, 15. Feb 2015
Jesus is God's love in action for you. Listen to Him! (Mark 9)
The Gospel's Power for Gracious Living, The Lutheran Hour, 08. Feb 2015
Christ empowers His followers to live lives that encourage, affirm, and serve others. (1 Corinthians 9:18-23)
Boring? Not Likely!, The Lutheran Hour, 01. Feb 2015
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, 25. Jan 2015
God's truth, as revealed in the Bible, remains true regardless of whether anyone believes it or not. (Isaiah 5:20-21)
Are You Qualified?, The Lutheran Hour, 11. Jan 2015
God qualifies us for eternal life through our baptism into Christ's death and resurrection. (Romans 6:1-11)
The Antidote, The Lutheran Hour, 11. Jan 2015
Jesus is the antidote for our cynicism and doubt. (John 1:43-51)
Gospel Power for Personal Patience, The Lutheran Hour, 04. Jan 2015
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, 28. Dec 2014
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, 21. Dec 2014
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, 14. Dec 2014
God's grace restores those broken by sin and grief. (Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11)
We Need Something Stronger, The Lutheran Hour, 07. Dec 2014
Jesus exchanges our weakness for His strength. (Mark 1:1-8)
Watching and Waiting, The Lutheran Hour, 30. Nov 2014
Christians serve God and their neighbors as they watch and wait for Christ's return. (Mark 13:33)
Clean - And Thankful, The Lutheran Hour, 23. Nov 2014
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, 16. Nov 2014
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, 09. Nov 2014
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, 02. Nov 2014
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, 26. Oct 2014
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, 19. Oct 2014
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, 12. Oct 2014
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, 05. Oct 2014
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, 28. Sep 2014
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, 21. Sep 2014
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, 14. Sep 2014
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, 07. Sep 2014
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, 31. Aug 2014
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, 24. Aug 2014
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, 17. Aug 2014
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, 10. Aug 2014
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, 03. Aug 2014
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, 27. Jul 2014
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, 20. Jul 2014
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, 13. Jul 2014
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, 06. Jul 2014
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, 29. Jun 2014
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, 22. Jun 2014
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, 15. Jun 2014
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, 08. Jun 2014
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, 01. Jun 2014
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, 25. May 2014
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, 18. May 2014
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, 11. May 2014
God calls us to be good-doers, rather than do-gooders. (1 Peter 2:19-25)
Live Life, Traveling Well, The Lutheran Hour, 04. May 2014
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, 27. Apr 2014
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, 20. Apr 2014
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, 13. Apr 2014
More than a hero, Jesus is the only Savior of sinners. (Philippians 2:5-11)
God Digs Deep, The Lutheran Hour, 06. Apr 2014
When our lives were on the line, Jesus dug deep to defeat sin and death. (John 11:1-45)
The Bogeyman, The Lutheran Hour, 30. Mar 2014
Pastor Ken Klaus says God is not out to get you. (John 9:1-41)
Surprise, Surprise, The Lutheran Hour, 23. Mar 2014
A surprise encounter with a stranger at a well brings about a surprising blessing. (John 4:5-42)
Re-Born Free, The Lutheran Hour, 16. Mar 2014
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, 09. Mar 2014
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, 02. Mar 2014
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, 23. Feb 2014
Loneliness is a wall we build, a moat others dig around us. (Matthew 28:20)
Living in God's Choice, The Lutheran Hour, 16. Feb 2014
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, 09. Feb 2014
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, 02. Feb 2014
Jesus understands your pain and has a heart of mercy for your hurt. (Hebrews 2:14-15)
Jesus in a Box, The Lutheran Hour, 26. Jan 2014
Jesus transcends the labels and limits that people try to put on Him. (Luke 4:24)
Just in Time, The Lutheran Hour, 19. Jan 2014
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, 12. Jan 2014
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, 05. Jan 2014
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, 29. Dec 2013
Christ's forgiveness enables us to start the new year with gratitude instead of regret. (1 John 1:9)
Use What You've Been Given, The Lutheran Hour, 22. Dec 2013
Forgiveness, the Gift That Keeps on Giving, The Lutheran Hour, 15. Dec 2013
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, 08. Dec 2013
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, 01. Dec 2013
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, 24. Nov 2013
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, 17. Nov 2013
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, 10. Nov 2013
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, 03. Nov 2013
Jesus invites us to pray, His way, and in His Name. (Luke 11:1-2)
Absolute Truth, The Lutheran Hour, 27. Oct 2013
Truth is not putty. Truth is a Person. (John 14:6)
Absolute Grace Creates Absolute Growth Absolutely, The Lutheran Hour, 20. Oct 2013
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, 13. Oct 2013
Jesus invites you to embark on a voyage of faith, trusting in His promises. (Luke 17:11-19)
Listening to God, The Lutheran Hour, 06. Oct 2013
God isn't ignoring you. You can wait for Him in faith. (Habakkuk 2:1-4)
You Say Either, I Say Eye-ther, The Lutheran Hour, 29. Sep 2013
Keep Calm and Pray On, The Lutheran Hour, 22. Sep 2013
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, 15. Sep 2013
Losers and weepers rejoice when Jesus is the Seeker who finds the lost. (Luke 15:1-10)
God Says, 'Come Home!', The Lutheran Hour, 08. Sep 2013
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, 01. Sep 2013
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, 25. Aug 2013
To those who wish to follow Him, Jesus asks, 'Are you sure?'(Luke 13:22-24)
Remain and Reign, The Lutheran Hour, 18. Aug 2013
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, 11. Aug 2013
God cares. Trust God to always work for your good, even when others do not.
Distracted? No, Delivered!, The Lutheran Hour, 04. Aug 2013
Distractions can be deadly, especially if they take our attention away from our relationship with God.
A Superlative Savior for a World in Need, The Lutheran Hour, 21. Jul 2013
You, God's Resurrection 'Do Over,' His Graced, Work Of Art!, The Lutheran Hour, 14. Apr 2013
In Christ, a New Day is Dawning, for You!, The Lutheran Hour, 06. Jan 2013
With God, There Is Great, Even Greater Grace, The Lutheran Hour, 23. Sep 2012