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Sharper Iron looks at the text of Holy Scripture both in its broad context and its narrow detail, all for the sake of proclaiming Christ crucified and risen for sinners. Two pastors engage with God’s Word to sharpen not only their own faith and knowledge, but the faith and knowledge of all who listen. Sharper Iron is hosted by Rev. Timothy Appel.

Sharper Iron looks at the text of Holy Scripture both in its broad context and its narrow detail, all for the sake of proclaiming Christ crucified and risen for sinners. Two pastors engage with God’s Word to sharpen not only their own faith and knowledge, but the faith and knowledge of all who listen. Sharper Iron is hosted by Rev. Timothy Appel.
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Saint Louis, MO

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Sharper Iron looks at the text of Holy Scripture both in its broad context and its narrow detail, all for the sake of proclaiming Christ crucified and risen for sinners. Two pastors engage with God’s Word to sharpen not only their own faith and knowledge, but the faith and knowledge of all who listen. Sharper Iron is hosted by Rev. Timothy Appel.

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English

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314-965-9000


Episodes

The Courts of the LORD’s House --- 2019/09/16

9/16/2019
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Rev. Matthew Tassey, pastor at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Malcolm, NE, joins host Rev. Timothy Appel to study Exodus 27:9-19 and Exodus 38:9-20. The instructions for the tabernacle have worked their way outward from the Ark of the Covenant in the Holy of Holies to the court of the tabernacle in today’s text. Even in this fiery fence around the tabernacle, the LORD points His people to His presence among them. Our imaginations are too small to picture God putting Himself into a box, but He...

Duration:00:54:14

The Beautiful Altar of Sacrifice --- 2019/09/13

9/13/2019
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Rev. Adam Koontz, assistant professor of exegetical theology at Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, IN, joins host Rev. Timothy Appel to study Exodus 27:1-8 and Exodus 38:1-7. Though the bronze altar of the tabernacle was not the first altar used by God’s people, it is the one given by the LORD as a part of the place He meets His people for the purpose of showing them mercy. The LORD is not like the pagan gods whose worshipers thought they needed to feed these idols with their...

Duration:00:52:38

God Dwells with His People --- 2019/09/12

9/12/2019
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Rev. Dr. Adam Filipek, pastor at Holy Cross Lutheran Church and Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lidgerwood, ND, joins host Rev. Timothy Appel to study Exodus 26:15-37 and Exodus 36:20-38. The LORD has not had a permanent dwelling with His people since they separated themselves from Him by their sin in Genesis 3. He has appeared to them in various ways, and He has been with them, but now in the tabernacle, He provides His people with a physical place they know He will dwell among them. The...

Duration:00:55:14

God’s Coverings for Himself --- 2019/09/11

9/11/2019
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Rev. Neil Wehmas, pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove, IA, joins host Rev. Timothy Appel to study Exodus 26:1-14 and Exodus 36:8-19. After the LORD tells of three furnishings within the tabernacle that communicate His presence with His people, He now begins to give instructions for the tabernacle itself. It is His presence there that will make the tabernacle holy and sacred. The LORD prescribes four different coverings, providing both for practicality and functionality, all the...

Duration:00:53:36

The Essential Lampstand Shines in the Darkness --- 2019/09/10

9/10/2019
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Rev. Steve Hokana, Assistant Director of the Ministry to the Armed Forces for the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, joins host Rev. Timothy Appel to study Exodus 25:31-40, Exodus 27:20-21, and Exodus 37:17-24. Any item that will be transported on a long journey must be essential to the trip. Though human wisdom would likely not deem an expensive, heavy, and intricate lampstand as such an item, the LORD knows better. The lampstand for His tabernacle is an essential item to teach His people who...

Duration:00:52:23

The Table of God’s Presence --- 2019/09/09

9/9/2019
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Rev. Tim Koch, pastor at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Milbank, SD, joins host Rev. Timothy Appel to study Exodus 25:23-30 and Exodus 37:10-16. At first glance, the furnishings of the tabernacle may seem quite ordinary. The Ark of the Covenant was a small box. The second item, described in today’s text, was even smaller and a mere table, an object found in rooms all around the world. Yet this seemingly insignificant object was truly a wonderful gift from the LORD; it was the Table of His...

Duration:00:53:41

The Box of God’s Mercy --- 2019/09/06

9/6/2019
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Rev. Brian Flamme, pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Roswell, NM, joins host Rev. Timothy Appel to study Exodus 25:10-22 and Exodus 37:1-9. Today’s text teaches us concerning the Ark of the Covenant. This relatively small, unimpressive box stood in contrast to the pagan worship around Israel. The Ark was not a graven image of the LORD that used dim light and tricks as some sort of demonstration of power. Instead, the Ark preached to Israel that they would meet the LORD in His Word....

Duration:00:11:38

Offerings of Joy --- 2019/09/05

9/5/2019
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Rev. Chris Hull, pastor at Zion Lutheran Church in Tomball, TX, joins host Rev. Timothy Appel to study Exodus 25:1-9 and Exodus 35:4-29. Today’s text turns the focus of the book of Exodus toward the tabernacle, the place where the LORD will dwell among His people as they journey to the Promised Land. Providing this movable sanctuary is an example of God’s mercy, for He locates Himself among His people so that He can be found for their life and forgiveness. The building of the tabernacle...

Duration:00:52:55

Access to God by the Blood of the Covenant --- 2019/09/04

9/4/2019
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Rev. David Appold, pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Paducah, KY, joins host Rev. Timothy Appel to study Exodus 24:1-18. What started in Exodus 19 reaches its culmination in this text as the LORD consecrates Israel as His kingdom of priests and His holy nation. In His extraordinary appearance here at Mt. Sinai, He prepares His people for His ordinary appearance with them in the Tabernacle. The people encounter the LORD in the altar at the base of the mountain. There the blood of the...

Duration:00:52:13

Christ Leads His People to the Promised Land --- 2019/09/03

9/3/2019
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Rev. Andrew Preus, pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Guttenberg, IA and St. Paul Lutheran Church in McGregor, IA, joins host Rev. Timothy Appel to study Exodus 23:20-33. The Book of the Covenant concludes in the same way it began: instruction toward faith in Christ. In today’s text, the LORD proclaims Christ as “the angel of the LORD.” He prepares the place to which He is bringing His people. He speaks His life-giving Word to His people. He reveals who He is and what He does by His name....

Duration:00:52:15

Rest for the Weary --- 2019/09/02

9/3/2019
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Rev. Paul Pater, pastor at Shepherd of the Ridge Lutheran Church in North Ridgeville, OH and Hope Lutheran Church in Sheffield Village, OH, joins host Rev. Timothy Appel to study Exodus 23:10-19. This text centers around the rest that God gives to His people in the 3rd Commandment: “Remember the Sabbath Day by keeping it holy.” God’s gift of rest is woven into the very fabric of creation, as He Himself rested on the seventh day from His work of creating. This rest is intended for His whole...

Duration:00:53:39

God’s Power Used for Justice and Mercy --- 2019/08/30

8/30/2019
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Rev. Harrison Goodman, pastor at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in San Antonio, TX, joins host Rev. Timothy Appel to study Exodus 22:16-23:9. At first glance, today’s text may seem a bit disjointed, covering a wide variety of topics. The theme that runs through it all is the fact that the LORD alone has power and authority, and He uses it for His people’s good. For that reason, He desires the same justice and mercy to hold sway among His people, especially for those who are the lowest, who...

Duration:00:53:50

The God Who Cares about the Mundane --- 2019/08/29

8/29/2019
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Rev. Dan Speckhard, pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in Godfrey, IL, joins host Rev. Timothy Appel to study Exodus 21:33-22:15. After the very familiar text of the Decalogue in Exodus 20, the Book of the Covenant that follows can seem very unfamiliar. How many 21st century Americans have daily dealings with oxen and donkeys anymore? Yet God’s Word always speaks truth to us, no matter when or where we live. The Law given here by the LORD concerning various cases of restitution invites us to...

Duration:00:54:22

The LORD Loves Life --- 2019/08/28

8/28/2019
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Rev. Sean Daenzer, pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Bend, ND and Peace Lutheran Church in Barney, ND, joins host Rev. Timothy Appel to study Exodus 21:18-32 on today’s episode. Pastor Daenzer discusses the various ways the truth of the 5th Commandment was put into practice in the Old Testament nation of Israel, as well as the ways these truths still apply to us today in our respect for all human life. “The Saga of Salvation” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron that takes a...

Duration:00:55:55

God’s Decrees to Protect His Gifts --- 2019/08/27

8/27/2019
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Rev. Greg Truwe, pastor at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cole Camp, MO, joins host Rev. Timothy Appel to study Exodus 21:1-17 on today’s episode. Pastor Truwe looks at the decrees that the LORD gives to His people for their good as a society and nation, including the way Israel’s freedom from slavery in Egypt influenced the way they were to treat fellow Hebrews who sold themselves to pay a debt and the importance of God’s gift of human life. “The Saga of Salvation” is a mini-series...

Duration:00:53:33

Is God Safe? No. Is God Good? Yes. --- 2019/08/26

8/26/2019
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Rev. James Preus, pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ottumwa, IA, joins host Rev. Timothy Appel to study Exodus 20:18-26 on today’s episode. Pastor Preus discusses the true fear of God that He gives to His people, the preaching of Christ’s incarnation and crucifixion in the command against idols and the command concerning the altar and sacrifices, and the connection between God’s name and His authority. “The Saga of Salvation” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron that takes a step-by-step walk...

Duration:00:55:34

God Gives His Ten Words --- 2019/08/23

8/23/2019
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Rev. Matt Wietfeldt, Director of Admissions at Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, IN, joins host Rev. Timothy Appel to study Exodus 20:1-17 on today’s episode. The freedom that the LORD has given His people from slavery in Egypt has led to this point. Now the LORD shows His people what true freedom looks like in His Ten Words from Mt. Sinai. Grounded in the reality of who the LORD is and what He has done for His people, Israel’s life in relation to the LORD and each other is...

Duration:00:53:05

Terror and Majesty, Holiness and Mercy --- 2019/08/22

8/22/2019
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Rev. Jacob Dandy, pastor at Zion Lutheran Church in St. Francis, MN, studies Exodus 19:16-25 on today’s episode. Pastor Dandy looks at the terror, majesty, and holiness of the LORD displayed to Israel at Mt. Sinai, the mercy the LORD shows His people by coming down to speak to them, and Christ as God’s ultimate mediator, sacrifice, and Word for us. “The Saga of Salvation” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron that takes a step-by-step walk through the book of Exodus. This premier account of...

Duration:00:55:30

Contact at Mt. Sinai --- 2019/08/21

8/21/2019
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Rev. Shawn Linnell, pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blair, NE, studies Exodus 19:1-15 on today’s episode. Pastor Linnell discusses the LORD’s revelation of Himself through His Word on the mountain, the connection between hearing, listening, and obeying, the priority of the LORD’s acts of salvation, and the consecration that the LORD gives as He comes to meet His people. “The Saga of Salvation” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron that takes a step-by-step walk through the book of Exodus....

Duration:00:52:42

Moses’ Family Reunion --- 2019/08/20

8/20/2019
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Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church and Jesus Lutheran Church for the Deaf in Austin, TX, studies Exodus 18:1-27 on today’s episode. Pastor Wolfmueller looks at the reunion of Moses with his family, Jethro’s confession of faith in the one true God and the future sacrifice of His Son, and Jethro’s wisdom to Moses concerning his administration of the people of Israel. “The Saga of Salvation” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron that takes a step-by-step walk through the book...

Duration:00:52:51