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We know that you can't always sit in front of a screen and watch a devotional resource. The Higher Things® Mashup your audio-only podcast of our video contributions, collated for your listening pleasure.

We know that you can't always sit in front of a screen and watch a devotional resource. The Higher Things® Mashup your audio-only podcast of our video contributions, collated for your listening pleasure.

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We know that you can't always sit in front of a screen and watch a devotional resource. The Higher Things® Mashup your audio-only podcast of our video contributions, collated for your listening pleasure.

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Lectionary Monday: Grace alone in the Parable of the Tenants - A Higher Things® Video Short

11/4/2019
If those vineyard tenants are stoning and killing your servants, WHY would you send your Son to them?? God knows they're not going to respect His Son. By the end of this section in the Gospel reading, the Pharisees want to kill Jesus too! But we have God of grace who wants to save His people. We don't deserve God's grace, but He gives it anyway. If you have questions or topics that you'd like discussed on Higher Things® Video Shorts, email them to support@higherthings.org or send a text to...

Duration:00:07:40

Fun Word Friday: All Saints' Day and the Word SAINT - A Higher Things® Video Short

11/1/2019
What makes a saint a saint? Not their works or doing some miracles. A saint is a holy one, one who has faith in Jesus, who has been born from above in Baptism. All Saints' Day is the annual remembrance of those who have died in Christ. They are examples for us of faithful living, and encourage us to serve our neighbors with the love we have received from God. If you have questions or topics that you'd like discussed on Higher Things® Video Shorts, email them to support@higherthings.org or...

Duration:00:10:12

Bible Study Thursday: What's the MOST important belief of the Church? - A Higher Things® Video Short

10/31/2019
When you can't hear the Gospel of Christ crucified for the world without interjecting something (your decision for Christ, making Jesus Lord of your life, speaking in tongues, the Law, the third use of the Law, abortion, gay marriage, life change, virtue, etc.), something is off kilter. The primary doctrine upon which the Church stands or falls is justification -- salvation by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. If you have questions or topics that you'd like discussed on Higher...

Duration:00:12:34

Your church should offer communion often (weekly)

10/31/2019
However, if you say: But the words are added, As oft as ye do it; there He compels no one, but leaves it to our free choice, answer: That is true, yet it is not written that we should never do so. Yea, just because He speaks the words, As oft as ye do it, it is nevertheless implied that we should do it often; and it is added for the reason that He wishes to have the Sacrament free, not limited to special times, like the Passover of the Jews, which they were obliged to eat only once a year,...

Duration:00:05:05

Are we free to celebrate Halloween? - A Higher Things® Video Short

10/30/2019
In the freedom of the Gospel, Christians can do what Halloween is designed to do: mock the powers of darkness. In Jesus, the powers of darkness simply can't harm us. We are so safe, we can taunt them by dressing up as scary characters and going trick or treating. Christians are also free not to participate in such activities. Parents are the ones who decide what things are going to be beneficial for their children. If you have questions or topics that you'd like discussed on Higher Things®...

Duration:00:05:10

Mondays in the Psalter - Psalm 119:153-160: Disgust for faithless? Really?

10/7/2019
Resh 153 Look on my affliction and deliver me, for I do not forget your law. 154 Plead my cause and redeem me; give me life according to your promise! 155 Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek your statutes. 156 Great is your mercy, O Lord; give me life according to your rules. 157 Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, but I do not swerve from your testimonies. 158 I look at the faithless with disgust, because they do not keep your commands. 159 Consider how I love...

Duration:00:06:10

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10/7/2019
We say "I am baptized" because the past action carries forward as a present help.

Duration:00:02:55

Lectionary Monday: The God who saves before you ask him - A Higher Things® Video Short

10/7/2019
Jesus with the Widow at Nain shows us what kind of God we have: God has compassion and saves us before we even ask! God isn't God to help you improve your behavior or be a better person. He takes on your flesh, dies for you, and speaks life into your sin-dead body, just as Jesus does with the widow's dead son in yesterday's Gospel reading...and just as your pastor does when he preaches the Gospel in the stead and by the command of Christ. If you have questions or topics that you'd like...

Duration:00:11:36

Bible Study Thursday: Lawtherans and do you really know the Law? - A Higher Things® Video Short

10/3/2019
You who say you love the Law and think it should be preached more, have you actually *heard* the Law? When the Law applies to other people more than yourself, is used to hem in the Gospel, or obsess about a personal improvement...that's not actually God's Law. Only when the pure law is preached with all its severity -- when it kills -- can the Gospel make you truly alive. If you have questions or topics that you'd like discussed on Higher Things® Video Shorts, email them to...

Duration:00:12:21

communing rightly is a gift of God

10/3/2019
35] The treasure, indeed, is opened and placed at everyone's door, yea, upon his table, but it is necessary that you also claim it, and confidently view it as the words suggest to you 36] This, now, is the entire Christian preparation for receiving this Sacrament worthily. For _since this treasure is entirely presented in the words, it cannot be apprehended and appropriated in any other way than with the heart. For such a gift and eternal treasure cannot be seized with the fist. 37]...

Duration:00:07:15

Mondays in the Psalter - Psalm 119:145-152: The Joy of Meditating on God's Law

10/1/2019
Qoph 145 With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O Lord! I will keep your statutes. 146 I call to you; save me, that I may observe your testimonies. 147 I rise before dawn and cry for help; I hope in your words. 148 My eyes are awake before the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promise. 149 Hear my voice according to your steadfast love; O Lord, according to your justice give me life. 150 They draw near who persecute me with evil purpose; they are far from your law. 151 But you...

Duration:00:05:50

Bible Study Thursday: (Gal 4:16)The Gospel trumps a preacher's delivery-A Higher Things® Video Short

10/1/2019
When given the choice between winsome people, slick words, a great delivery, and good works of the Law...and the forgiveness of sins won by Jesus on the cross and delivered to you in water, word, bread, and wine... You've got to stick with Jesus! Because the other thing damns. What's most important is the Gospel. That alone saves you. If you have questions or topics that you'd like discussed on Higher Things® Video Shorts, email them to support@higherthings.org or send text to 936-647-3235....

Duration:00:10:07

You can't eat for someone else

9/26/2019
On this account it is indeed called a food of souls, which nourishes and strengthens the new man. For by Baptism we are first born anew; but (as we said before) there still remains, besides, the old vicious nature of flesh and blood in man, and there are so many hindrances and temptations of the devil and of the world that we often become weary and faint, and sometimes also stumble.

Duration:00:04:28

Out of Context Tuesday: The Fruit of the Spirit vs Works of the Flesh - A Higher Things® Video Short

9/24/2019
The fruit of the Spirit is actually singular (not the fruitS of the Spirit). The works that we do are self-evident...and plural. One Lord, one faith, one baptism...produces one fruit which flows from faith, because it grows from a good tree. If you have questions or topics that you'd like discussed on Higher Things® Video Shorts, email them to support@higherthings.org or send text to 936-647-3235. ► Subscribe to our channel to get notifications when we go live: https://dtbl.org/youtube. To...

Duration:00:08:00

Monday in the Psalter - Psalm 119:137-144: Zeal for God's Commandments

9/23/2019
Tsadhe 137 Righteous are you, O Lord, and right are your rules. 138 You have appointed your testimonies in righteousness and in all faithfulness. 139 My zeal consumes me, because my foes forget your words. 140 Your promise is well tried, and your servant loves it. 141 I am small and despised, yet I do not forget your precepts. 142 Your righteousness is righteous forever, and your law is true. 143 Trouble and anguish have found me out, but your commandments are my delight. 144 Your...

Duration:00:05:43

Fun Word Friday: Christianity and Aliens (Storm Area 51 edition) - A Higher Things® Video Short

9/20/2019
They're storming Area 51 this weekend. If they find evidence of alien life, what effect does that have on the Christian faith? Actually...none. Because your faith is not based on whether there's life elsewhere in the galaxy. It's founded Christ and Him crucified. If you have questions or topics that you'd like discussed on Higher Things® Video Shorts, email them to support@higherthings.org or send text to 936-647-3235. ► Subscribe to our channel to get notifications when we go live:...

Duration:00:06:48

Out of Context Tuesday: Good Samartian & the failure of our religion - A Higher Things® Video Short

9/17/2019
Sure, Jesus! I'm all for helping my neighbor...but who's my neighbor? Our faith is not about checking boxes of good works. If that's how you're going about living your religion, justifying yourself by the ways you've helped your neighbor, you're doing it wrong. When unbelievers are more merciful than you, it's time to repent. If you have questions or topics that you'd like discussed on Higher Things® Video Shorts, email them to support@higherthings.org or send a text to 936-647-3235. ►...

Duration:00:09:17

Sign of the Cross is making a comeback - A Higher Things® Video Short

9/16/2019
What are you DOING?? Making the sign of the cross -- isn't that Roman Catholic? Actually, no. It's a motion Christians have made throughout history to remind us Whose name we have been given, were baptized into, and carry every day and everywhere we go. If you have questions or topics that you'd like discussed on Higher Things® Video Shorts, email them to support@higherthings.org or send a text to 936-647-3235. ► Subscribe to our channel to get notifications when we go live:...

Duration:00:05:15

The Alphabet Soup of American Lutheranism again - A Higher Things® Video Short

9/15/2019
Fun Word Friday gives us attempt #2 at explaining the alphabet soup of American Lutheranism - the (in alphabetical order), ELCA, LCMS, and WELS. We try to understand the differences not to bash anyone but so that we can find common ground and, ultimately, have fellowship together again one day. Synod Chart mentioned in this video: https://dtbl.org/synods If you have questions or topics that you'd like discussed on Higher Things® Video Shorts, email them to support@higherthings.org or send...

Duration:00:11:26

The Lord's Supper is for your conscience

9/12/2019
God didn't institute the Sacrament of the Altar to give us more to fight about. He gives His body and blood for you as a gift to comfort troubled consciences.

Duration:00:03:45