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Join Rev. Jonathan Fisk and a guest pastor to test your mettle on "What does this mean?" and learn to spar with the best of them. Each episode covers the Daily Lectionary New Testament text.

Join Rev. Jonathan Fisk and a guest pastor to test your mettle on "What does this mean?" and learn to spar with the best of them. Each episode covers the Daily Lectionary New Testament text.
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Join Rev. Jonathan Fisk and a guest pastor to test your mettle on "What does this mean?" and learn to spar with the best of them. Each episode covers the Daily Lectionary New Testament text.

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Episodes

Theatre of the Kingdom --- 2018/12/10

12/10/2018
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Rev. John Bombaro, Director of Spiritual Fitness for the Chaplain of the Marine Corps’ Office at The Pentagon, studies 2 Corinthians 4:4a on today’s episode: “In their case [those who are perishing] the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ…” Rev. Bombaro talks about the ministry of Paul, our God being about light, and the kingdom of God. “The New Covenant” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron featuring...

The Unveiled Gospel --- 2018/12/07

12/6/2018
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Professor David Lewis from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, joins guest host Rev. Shawn Linnell, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Blair, Nebraska, to study 2 Corinthians 4:3 on today's episode: "And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing." Professor Lewis talks about what it means to veil, what causes the Gospel to be veiled or unveiled, the mystery of unbelief, and how this is applicable to the church today. “The New Covenant” is a mini-series on...

Duration:00:52:47

Church Fight Club --- 2018/12/06

12/6/2018
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Rev. Andrew Preus, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Guttenberg & St. Paul Lutheran Church in McGregor, Iowa, studies 2 Corinthians 4:2 on today’s episode: “But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God’s word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God.” Rev. Preus talks about how we should approach outreach and pastoral care, how the Word persuades by the truth,...

Duration:00:53:09

God’s Ministry of Hope --- 2018/12/05

12/5/2018
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Rev. James Preus, president of Trinity Lutheran Church in Ottumwa, Iowa, studies 2 Corinthians 4:1 on today’s episode: “Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart.” Rev. Preus talks about what ministry is, how we receive mercy, and why we lose heart and what to do about it. “The New Covenant” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron featuring a step-by-step walk through 2 Corinthians 3-7:1, focusing on what it means to be Christians of the New Testament age, waiting...

Duration:00:52:52

Progressive Mortification --- 2018/12/04

12/4/2018
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Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, pastor of Hope Lutheran Church in Aurora, Colorado, studies 2 Corinthians 3:18a on today’s episode: “And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another.” Rev. Wolfmueller talks about the most important word in the verse, passive transformation, and progressive sanctification. “The New Covenant” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron featuring a step-by-step walk through 2 Corinthians...

Duration:00:53:35

Holy Spirituality --- 2018/12/03

12/3/2018
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Rev. Timothy Appel, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Smithville, Texas, studies 2 Corinthians 3:17+18b on today’s episode: “17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom…. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.” Rev. Appel talks about the Trinitarian language in this verse, how lowercase “s” spirit does not equal capital “S” Spirit, and what it means to confess “The Lord is the Spirit.” “The New Covenant” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron...

Sanctification of the Mind --- 2018/11/30

11/30/2018
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Rev. Zelwyn Heide, pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Grassy Butte, North Dakota, studies 2 Corinthians 3:15-16 on today’s episode: “Yes, to this day whenever Moses is read a veil lies over their hearts. But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed.” Rev. Heide talks about the veil of Moses, relationship of the Old Testament to the New Testament, sanctification of the understanding, and why this isn’t mysticism. “The New Covenant” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron featuring a...

Duration:00:54:05

Veiled in Flesh, the Godhead --- 2018/11/29

11/29/2018
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Rev. Adam Filipek, pastor of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Lidgerwood, North Dakota, studies 2 Corinthians 3:14 on today’s episode: “But [the Israelites] minds were hardened. For to this day, when they read the old covenant, that same veil remains unlifted, because only through Christ is it taken away.” Rev. Filipek talks about the separation of God and Man, Moses and the Tent of Meeting, man’s hardness of heart, and Christ as removal of the separation. “The New Covenant” is a mini-series on...

Duration:00:52:57

The Legal Right of Confidence --- 2018/11/28

11/28/2018
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Rev. Greg Truwe, pastor of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cole Camp, Missouri, studies 2 Corinthians 3:12-13 on today’s episode: “Since we have such a hope, we are very bold, not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face so that the Israelites might not gaze at the outcome of what was being brought to an end.” Rev. Truwe talks about what this particular hope is, the boldness or confidence that is mentioned, and what the context of Moses’ veil and a parallel with a pastor’s...

Duration:00:53:07

Making Your Praise Straight --- 2018/11/27

11/27/2018
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Rev. Sean Kilgo, pastor of the Northeast Kansas Partnership, studies 2 Corinthians 3:11 on today’s episode: “For if what was being brought to an end came with glory, much more will what is permanent have glory.” Rev. Kilgo talks about what glory is, orthodox versus heterodox glory, the connection of glory and praise with worship, and the new covenant. “The New Covenant” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron featuring a step-by-step walk through 2 Corinthians 3-7:1, focusing on what it means to be...

Duration:00:53:24

Three Glories of the Law --- 2018/11/26

11/26/2018
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Rev. Peter Ill, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Millstadt, Illinois, studies 2 Corinthians 3:10 on today's episode: "Indeed, in this case, what once had glory has come to have no glory at all, because of the glory that surpasses it." Rev. Ill talks about the Law and the Gospel both having glory/weight, the new glory that comes with Jesus, and how the Gospel overshadows the Law. “The New Covenant” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron featuring a step-by-step walk through 2 Corinthians 3-7:1,...

Duration:00:53:10

The Son of Man Did Not Come to Get Yelled At and Told What to Do (Rebroadcast) --- 2018/11/23

11/26/2018
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Rev. Adam Koontz from Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Lititz, Pennsylvania, studies Mark 10:32-52 with guest host Rev. Peter Ill from Trinity Lutheran Church in Millstadt, Illinois. Today's study covers paying attention when Mark talks about emotions, understanding how the Bible applies to people's lives, Jesus drinking the cup of wrath, and why Jesus really came. This is a rebroadcast from March 9, 2018.

Duration:00:35:56

How to Become an Heir (Rebroadcast) --- 2018/11/22

11/26/2018
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Rev. Samuel Wirgau from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Harrold & Trinity Lutheran Church in Iowa Park, Texas, studies Mark 10:13-31 with guest host Rev. Peter Ill from Trinity Lutheran Church in Millstadt, Illinois. Today's study covers the faith of a child, faith and money, how to become an heir, and giving up everything to follow Jesus. This is a rebroadcast from March 8, 2018.

Duration:00:52:24

Seeing Marriage as God Intends (Rebroadcast) --- 2018/11/21

11/26/2018
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Rev. James Preus from Trinity Lutheran Church in Ottumwa, Iowa, studies Mark 10:1-12 with guest host Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller from Hope Lutheran Church in Aurora, Colorado. Today's study covers the traveling Jesus, the institution of marriage, Moses's words on divorce, and the current state of marriage. This is a rebroadcast from March 7, 2018.

Duration:00:53:22

Jesus Gives a Children's Message (Rebroadcast) --- 2018/11/20

11/26/2018
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Rev. Chris Hull from Zion Lutheran Church in Tomball, Texas, studies Mark 9:33-50 with guest host Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller from Hope Lutheran Church in Aurora, Colorado. Today's study covers who the greatest is among our churches, making sure God's children feel secure in the Gospel, and following Christ instead of false teachers. This is a rebroadcast from March 6, 2018.

Duration:00:53:32

Lord I Believe; Help My Unbelief. (Rebroadcast) --- 2018/11/19

11/26/2018
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Rev. Timothy Appel from Grace Lutheran Church in Smithville, Texas, studies Mark 9:14-32 with guest host Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller from Hope Lutheran Church in Aurora, Colorado. Today's study covers the Transfigured Christ as the Crucified Christ, reality of demons, what the gift of faith is, and belief in God. This is a rebroadcast from March 5, 2018.

Duration:00:53:06

There Can Only Be Life Because of Death --- 2018/11/16

11/16/2018
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Rev. Dr. Lucas Woodford, President of the LCMS Minnesota South District, studies 2 Corinthians 3:9 on today’s episode: “For if there was glory in the ministry of condemnation, the ministry of righteousness must far exceed it in glory.” Dr. Woodford talks about distinguishing between Law and Gospel in the Old versus New Covenant, spiritual death and the moral life, the uses of the law, and the life of the baptized. “The New Covenant” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron featuring a step-by-step...

The Gospel is the Law is Fulfilled for You --- 2018/11/15

11/15/2018
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Rev. Shawn Linnell, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Blair, Nebraska, studies 2 Corinthians 3:7-8 on today’s episode: “Now if the ministry of death, carved in letters on stone, came with such glory that the Israelites could not gaze at Moses’ face because of its glory, which was being brought to an end, will not the ministry of the Spirit have even more glory?” Rev. Linnell talks about what is written versus what is intended, how the Law is heard by the Old Adam versus the New Man, and...

Duration:00:52:59

The Ample Gospel --- 2018/11/14

11/14/2018
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Rev. Gaven Mize, pastor of Augustana Lutheran Church in Hickory, North Carolina, studies 2 Corinthians 3:6 on today’s episode: “…who has made us sufficient to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life…” Rev. Gaven Mize talks about properly distinguishing Law and Gospel, what sufficient really means, the role of pastors, and the clear new covenant. “The New Covenant” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron featuring a...

Duration:00:53:03

The Sufficiency of the Gospel --- 2018/11/13

11/13/2018
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Rev. Jeremiah Johnson, pastor of Glory of Christ Lutheran Church in Plymouth, Minnesota, studies 2 Corinthians 3:4-6a on today’s episode: “4 Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God. 5 Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God, 6a who has made us sufficient to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit.” Rev. Johnson talks about worldly vs. divine confidence, the cult of...

Duration:00:52:16