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Thy Strong Word reveals the light of our salvation in Christ through study of God’s Word, breaking our darkness with His redeeming light. Each weekday, two pastors fix our eyes on Jesus by considering Holy Scripture, verse by verse, in order to be strengthened in the Word and be equipped to faithfully serve in our daily vocations. Thy Strong Word is hosted by Rev. Brady Finnern, pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church in Sartell, MN, and graciously underwritten by the Lutheran Heritage Foundation.

Thy Strong Word reveals the light of our salvation in Christ through study of God’s Word, breaking our darkness with His redeeming light. Each weekday, two pastors fix our eyes on Jesus by considering Holy Scripture, verse by verse, in order to be strengthened in the Word and be equipped to faithfully serve in our daily vocations. Thy Strong Word is hosted by Rev. Brady Finnern, pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church in Sartell, MN, and graciously underwritten by the Lutheran Heritage Foundation.

Location:

Saint Louis, MO

Description:

Thy Strong Word reveals the light of our salvation in Christ through study of God’s Word, breaking our darkness with His redeeming light. Each weekday, two pastors fix our eyes on Jesus by considering Holy Scripture, verse by verse, in order to be strengthened in the Word and be equipped to faithfully serve in our daily vocations. Thy Strong Word is hosted by Rev. Brady Finnern, pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church in Sartell, MN, and graciously underwritten by the Lutheran Heritage Foundation.

Twitter:

@kfuoradio

Language:

English

Contact:

314-965-9000


Episodes

1 Kings 2:1-12: The Last will and testament of David

4/20/2021
Rev. Peter Lange, First Vice President of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, joins host Rev. Brady Finnern to study 1 Kings 2:1-12. What words do you want to share with your family before you leave this world? David clearly had reflected on this question as he spoke to his son, Solomon, before his death. He proclaims to Solomon what was most important, “Be strong and keep the charge of the LORD.” David points Solomon back to the Word of God (statutes, commandments, rules, and testimonies)...

Duration:00:57:48

1 Kings 1:28-53: King Solomon it is!

4/19/2021
Rev. David Boisclair of Faith and Bethesda Lutheran Church in Pine Lawn, MO joins host Rev. Brady Finnern to study 1 Kings 1:28-53. Our plans are not our own. Adonijah appointed himself to be king, but David and the LORD had different plans--Solomon. Our plans are not always God’s plan, most likely they aren’t even close. We move forward by faith trusting in the promises that we do know: Christ and Him crucified. “Lord God, as You lead us forward in this broken world, we pray that You would...

Duration:00:58:00

1 Kings 1:1-27: All Hail the King!

4/16/2021
Rev. Dr. Walter Maier, III, professor of Exegetical Theology at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, joins host Rev. Brady Finnern to study 1 Kings 1:1-27. Who is next in line to be king? David was near the end of his journey on earth and his oldest son, Adonijah, tried taking the throne against the will of God. In one way, we can relate with the desire to do something we are convinced is right because WE want to do it, as opposed to what God desires. We pray for the Holy...

Duration:00:57:47

New Book Intro: 1 & 2 Kings

4/16/2021
When we think of kings, we may think of all-wise, upright, strong men who fairly rule the land with patience and love. Yet, the stories of 1 and 2 Kings do not paint a heroic picture. Deception, idolatry, lies, and immorality summarizes the success of the kings of this era. The books of Kings were written for a greater purpose: to show a patient and merciful God. Join us these next few months as we slowly walk with the Kings in their failings, but we also receive the grace and forgiveness of...

Duration:00:02:17

Psalm 150: Everything that has breath praise the LORD!

4/15/2021
Rev. Steven Theiss, vacancy pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells, Missouri, joins host Rev. Brady Finnern to study Psalm 150. Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD where his name is given, praise Him where He has placed us, praise Him for He has done marvelous things through our Savior Jesus. The Psalmist reminds us of our need to praise the LORD of all creation and shows us the gifts He gives to do so: our bodies, trumpets, lute, harp, tambourines, and even dancing ;-). “O Lord God,...

Duration:00:56:18

Psalm 1: Blessed is the man who walks, delights, and meditates on the law.

4/14/2021
Rev. Dr. Timothy Saleska, professor of Exegetical Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO, joins host Rev. Brady Finnern to study Psalm 1. The Psalms are what God gives to us as we wait for Him. In Psalm 1, the LORD shows us that we are blessed as He knows and has chosen us. He compares the righteous to a tree by streams of water. Our connection to the LORD is a delight because He bears the fruit of faith. We pray that the LORD would keep us from all evil that we may meditate on His...

Duration:00:57:43

2 Thessalonians 3: Do not grow weary in doing good; the Lord is faithful

4/13/2021
Rev. John Lukomski, host of Wrestling with the Basics on KFUO Radio, joins host Rev. Brady Finnern to study 2 Thessalonians 3. Find Wrestling with the Basics at kfuo.org/wrestlingwiththebasics. The Christian life is not idle. Paul tells the Thessalonians to keep away from any brother who is walking in idleness, even going as far as to say that if one is not willing to work they should not eat. Paul challenges us to live an active Christian life centered on the grace of Christ through prayer...

Duration:00:57:48

2 Thessalonians 2: Who is this man of lawlessness?

4/12/2021
Rev. George Murdaugh, pastor of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Douglasville, GA, joins host Rev. Brady Finnern to study 2 Thessalonians 2. Paul points the Thessalonians to what really matters: the comfort and good hope through God’s grace in Christ. There were rumors in Thessalonica that Christ had already returned, but the end will not come until the man of lawlessness is revealed. He will be the son of destruction, he will oppose God, and he will say that he is God, but do not be...

Duration:00:57:51

2 Thessalonians 1:That you may be considered worthy of God’s kingdom.

4/9/2021
Rev. Scott Adle, pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Collinsville, Illinois, joins host Rev. Brady Finnern to study 2 Thessalonians 1. “We always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power.” Paul gives thanks for the Thessalonians’ faith in the LORD and their steadfastness in Christ during persecution. He reminds the church that the LORD will have vengeance on those who persecute and that...

Duration:00:57:48

1 Thessalonians 5:12-28:Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks.

4/8/2021
Rev. Dr. Steven Schave, Director of LCMS Urban & Inner City Mission and LCMS Church Planting, and co-host of the Mission Field: USA podcast, joins host Rev. Brady Finnern to study 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28. Find LCMS Urban & Inner City Mission at lcms.org/urban. Learn more about LCMS Church Planting at lcms.org/churchplanting, and find the Mission Field: USA podcast at kfuo.org/missionfieldusa. Paul lovingly provides final instructions to the saints. Whether it is respect to those who labor in...

Duration:00:56:33

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11: So when will Jesus return?

4/7/2021
Rev. Nabil Nour of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hartford, SD, joins host Rev. Brady Finnern to study 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11. “Did you hear what happened overseas? We must be near the end.” We hear these words almost every year. They must have had the same concerns in Thessalonica as Paul emphasizes that we do not know when Jesus will return, but know who you are. You are children of the light and salvation is yours in Christ. Be prepared by faith and build each other up as “Paraclete people”...

Duration:00:57:21

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18: Hope when the rapture occurs.

4/6/2021
Rev. David Boisclair, pastor of Faith and Bethesda Lutheran Churches in Pine Lawn, MO, joins host Rev. Brady Finnern to study 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. “We do not want you to be uninformed brothers.” Paul continues to lovingly teach the saints at Thessalonica and gives them words of encouragement in preparation for the Lord’s return. To think about Jesus’ 2nd coming can be quite terrifying, but Paul speaks with the resurrection of Christ at the center. We cling to the clear words of Scripture...

Duration:00:57:47

1 Thessalonians 4:1-12: In the Lord Jesus, walk in a God pleasing way.

4/5/2021
Rev. Keith Weise of Good Shepherd Lutheran Communities, Sauk Rapids, MN joins host Rev. Brady Finnern to study 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12. “For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness.” It is God’s will that we live a sanctified, holy life according to the 6th commandment. All sins are equal in God’s eyes, but not all sins are equally destructive. Paul warns of the destructive nature of adultery and immorality that not only affects our relationships, but our relationship with God. “O...

Duration:00:59:56

1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:13: Grieving, encouragement, and prayer.

4/1/2021
Rev. Curtis Deterding, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Fort Myers, Florida, joins host Rev. Brady Finnern to study 1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:13. Paul’s words are broken down into three sections. First, he grieves that he was from Thessalonica and longed to be together again---face to face. Secondly, he expresses joy over the steadfast faith of the Thessalonians even under temptation of the evil one. Finally, he prays for the Thessalonians to endure in faith and love towards one another until...

Duration:00:56:35

1 Thessalonians 2:1-16: Pastoral Paul Prays for the People

3/31/2021
Rev. Dennis McFadden of Fort Wayne, Indiana, joins host Rev. Brady Finnern to study 1 Thessalonians 2. We hear and feel another example of the “Pastoral Paul.” He speaks of his love for the Thessalonians as he labored among them in trial and persecution and, like a loving father and mother, desires that they would continue to grow in the Christ and His Word. We pray for the same of our loved ones, neighbors, and members of our churches. “O Lord God, keep us steadfast in Your Word. Enlighten...

Duration:00:57:43

1 Thessalonians 1: Loved and chosen even in persecution.

3/30/2021
Rev. Jacob Heine, Pastor of Faith Lutheran Church in Topeka, Kansas, joins host Rev. Brady Finnern to study 1 Thessalonians 1. Paul gives thanks to the LORD for the Thessalonians. He gives thanks for the gift of faith, hope, and love given to them by our LORD. Paul’s time in Thessalonica did not appear to be fruitful, but by the Holy Spirit people believed and the church grew throughout their region. Paul reminds all of us that it is by God’s love that we are chosen and made holy all on...

Duration:00:57:49

Colossians 4:2-18: Tychicus, Mark, & Paul: OH MY!

3/29/2021
Rev. Ryan Fehrmann, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Wausau, WI joins host Rev. Brady Finnern to study Colossians 4:2-18. Paul gives his final instructions and greetings. Continue steadfast in prayer. Pray that the LORD would open a door for the Gospel of Christ’s full and free forgiveness to be declared and our words may be gracious, seasoned with salt. This is a tall order, but not only will God give You His Holy Spirit and He gives you fellow believers. Paul shows us that we need not be...

Duration:00:58:19

Colossians 3:12-4:1:Serving as God’s chosen ones.

3/26/2021
Rev. Lucas Witt, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Baltimore, MD joins host Rev. Brady Finnern to study Colossians 3:12-4:1. You are God’s chosen one, holy and beloved. As you have been chosen, He has called us to live in accordance with His gracious will. Paul gives us important instructions on how to live as the body of Christ (kindness, compassion, meekness, forgiving), in the home (submission, love, & obedience), and in our working relationships (service and justice). The words of...

Duration:00:57:45

Colossians 3:1-11: Christ is all and in all.

3/25/2021
Rev. Kevin Martin, pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, joins host Rev. Brady Finnern to study Colossians 3:1-11. Christ has raised you to new life. It is no longer I who live, dead to sin, but Christ who lives in me. We all have temptations to seek worldly ways: immorality, evil desires, anger, malice, coveting. Our modern day tends to act as if “you can’t change.” But Paul reminds us that change is possible, you can glorify God with your body and your words, put...

Duration:00:56:57

Colossians 2: Buried, raised, and alive in Christ.

3/23/2021
Rev. John Lukomski, host of Wrestling with the Basics on KFUO Radio joins host Rev. Brady Finnern of Messiah Lutheran Church, Sartell, MN to study Colossians 2. Find Wrestling with the Basics at kfuo.org/wrestlingwiththebasics. The pastoral Paul comes out front and center. He grieves the false teaching the Colossians were receiving. He addresses these concerns with a rich teaching of Christ’s deity, a powerful preaching of the fullness of death and resurrection in baptism, and an exhortation...

Duration:00:57:46