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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.

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@kfuoradio

Language:

English

Contact:

314-965-9000


Episodes

Genesis 27. That I may bless you before I die.

7/6/2022
Rev. David Boisclair of Faith and Bethesda Lutheran Church in Pine Lawn, MO joins Rev. Brady Finnern to study Genesis 27. God continues to work with his people, even though we are not fully sure why He does what He does. Jacob steals the blessing, which confusingly fulfilled the prophecy from the LORD in Genesis 25, and God was faithful to His promises. The blessing from Isaac is beautifully poetic to how the Lord grants His gifts by keeping us faithful to Him and protecting us from our...

Duration:00:57:04

Genesis 26. Same promise, but father like son.

7/5/2022
Rev. Kevin Parviz, pastor of Congregation Chai V’ Shalom in St. Louis, MO joins Rev. Brady Finnern to study Genesis 26. Isaac received the promise that his offspring would be as many as the stars of heaven. After receiving this promise, it is clear that Isaac was indeed still sinful. As Isaac was blessed, we are reminded that the LORD blesses us. Isaac’s road was not smooth or sinless and neither is ours. We cling to His promise of a Messiah and move forward knowing that bitterness and...

Duration:00:56:22

Psalm 14. Keep praying saints: Salvation comes out of Zion. (Rebroadcast)

7/4/2022
Rev. Paul Cain, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church and Martin Luther Grammar School in Sheridan, WY joins Rev. Brady Finnern to study and pray Psalm 14. David pulls out many difficult words as he laments. “There is none who does good, not even one.” We all fall short of the glory of God, corruption is real for each one of us, and our only chance for salvation is God. The LORD assures us that He is with us, His chosen ones, He is our refuge, and salvation has come in Christ from Zion. “Lord...

Duration:00:54:52

Genesis 25. End of an era but a continuation of the promise.

7/1/2022
Rev. Scott Adle, pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church & School in Collinsville, IL joins Rev. Brady Finnern to study Genesis 25. Abraham’s death was the end of an era, but the promise of a son did not end. We see how the LORD provided many sons for Abraham and Sarah, which leads to our Savior, but it did not mean that everything was perfect. The twins in Rebekah’s womb battled from the beginning which led to decisions that allowed their own desires to lead them instead of the Word of God....

Duration:00:29:15

Genesis 24:42-67. The LORD has spoken.

6/30/2022
Rev. Brian Davies, pastor of Lord of Glory Lutheran Church in Grayslake, IL joins Rev. Brady Finnern to study Genesis 24:42-67. Laban and Bethuel heard the answer of Eliezer’s prayer and their response was “The LORD has spoken.” In faith, they trusted the LORD and Rebekah went to become Isaac’s wife. It is difficult to understand all the emotions when you allow your loved one to leave, but the few words are full of promise, “I will go.” The union of Isaac and Rebekah may not be in a Hallmark...

Duration:00:56:33

Genesis 24: We wait as God waits on us.

6/29/2022
Rev. Adam DeGroot, pastor of Calvary Lutheran Church in Rio Rancho, NM joins Rev. Brady Finnern to study Genesis 24:1-41. Abraham asked Eliezer to find a faithful wife for Isaac. By faith, Eliezer went to Mesopotamia and prayed for the LORD to provide a future bride. Crazy enough, God answered with Rebekah. God worked through the process to provide for Abraham’s family, but also provide a Savior for the world through this marriage. “Lord God, as we wait on You, we ask that You continue to...

Duration:00:55:45

Genesis 23. Take a step back and grieve in hope.

6/28/2022
Rev. Terry Finnern, pastor of Mt. Calvary & St. Paul Lutheran Churches in Miltona, MN joins Rev. Brady Finnern to study Genesis 23. Abraham lost his bride. He intentionally took a step back to mourn, weep, and grieve his loss. In humility, Abraham needed to request the Hittites for the opportunity to give his wife a proper burial. To lose a loved one forces us to take a few steps back and focus on what matters most. Abraham paid full price for this plot of land which reminds us that we have...

Duration:00:48:44

Genesis 22. The LORD will provide.

6/27/2022
Rev. Dan Eddy, pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church in Beloit, WI joins Rev. Brady Finnern to study Genesis 22. The LORD provided the promised son, Isaac. Within a short time He tests Abraham’s faith by asking Him to sacrifice this son. We do not fully understand the reason why the LORD tests His people, but it’s clear that He will provide. This story reminds us that the LORD provides a Savior who was the only Son, carried the woody cross to the mountain, and was sacrificed for our salvation....

Duration:00:55:32

Genesis 21. The fulfillment that starts with a drip.

6/24/2022
Rev. Dustin Beck, pastor of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Warda, TX joins Rev. Brady Finnern to study Genesis 21. Abraham and Sarah laughed and God still fulfilled His promise. The fulfillment promised in Genesis 12 has come true which did not end brokenness in the world and tensions instantly bubble up. From Isaac would come a Savior, yet, God’s promises were not only for him, but also for Hagar and Ishmael. The events were seemingly insignificant but God provides what is needed for them...

Duration:00:57:53

Genesis 20. The LORD carried Abraham and He carries us.

6/23/2022
Rev. Stewart Crown, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Palo Alto, CA joins Rev. Brady Finnern to study Genesis 20. Is it really a surprise that we see Abraham commit a sin 2x? In Genesis one does not need to watch very long before we see the need of a Savior. God is the gracious author and helper through these stories and works to prevent any confusion of the promised son. We give thanks that He carries us through our crooked paths, as He did for Abraham and Sarah, toward His promises....

Duration:00:55:51

Genesis 19:23-38. The wrath of God.

6/22/2022
Rev. Phil Hoppe, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Colby, KS joins Rev. Brady Finnern to study Genesis 19:23-38. Whenever we have sin there must be redemption. The wrath of God is extended upon Sodom, Gomorrah, valley, and everything that grew on the ground as payment for their sin. We might assume that after all this destruction Lot and his daughters would spend more time in repentance and living a new life. Yet, our sinful self is full of darkness and often overlooks the depth of God’s...

Duration:00:55:42

Genesis 19:1-22. God rescues.

6/21/2022
Rev. Jeremy Klaustermeier, pastor of St. John Lutheran Church in Warrenton, MO joins Rev. Brady Finnern to study Genesis 19:1-22. Abraham intercedes for Sodom to save it if the LORD finds 10 righteous people. This seemed like a reasonable number, but hard hearts lead to their destruction. The whole city was so depraved that they followed their own desires instead of following the ways of the LORD. There must be payment for sin, which is not good for us as our sin is just as dark. Yet, as the...

Duration:00:54:37

Genesis 18:22-33. Shall not the Judge of all the earth do what is just?

6/20/2022
Rev. Steven Naylor, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Grangeville, ID joins Rev. Brady Finnern to study Genesis 18:22-33. God’s mercy and justice are in full effect. There is always punishment for sin but as He is merciful He holds back the punishment for the sake of the faithful. Abraham pleads with the Lord to be merciful to the grave, undeserving sinners in Sodom. The hard fact is that none of us deserve His grace, but by His love He has placed that wrath on His Son. We repent and pray...

Duration:00:56:04

Genesis 18:1-21. “If I have found favor in your sight”

6/17/2022
Rev. Dr. Phil Booe, pastor of St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne, MN joins Rev. Brady Finnern to study Genesis 18:1-21. The LORD and two angels visited Abraham. He ran to them and prepared a major feast for his guests. The LORD gives a promise to Abraham and Sarah of a child. In disbelieving joy, she laughed. She knows that the LORD is faithful but a child would be biologically impossible. We know that the LORD is faithful, but we struggle to cling to Him in trial. “Lord, as You have found...

Duration:00:56:38

Genesis 17:15-27. A disbelieving joy.

6/16/2022
Rev. David Juhl, pastor of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Arlington, WI joins Rev. Brady Finnern to study Genesis 17:15-27. Abraham and Sarah received the promise of a son. Being 90+ years old they were quick to laugh, but they still trusted the LORD (Romans 4:20). The sign of circumcision was a promise of being part of His family AND pointing us to the hope of the promised Messiah (Galatians 5:1-3). As Christians, we are sons of Abraham by faith in the Savior and therefore circumcision is...

Duration:00:56:53

Genesis 17:1-14. Now you know that you are my people.

6/15/2022
Rev. Jason Bredeson, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Sacramento, CA joins Rev. Brady Finnern to study Genesis 17:1-14. Abram receives the full-meal deal of promises from the LORD: a new name, promise of many nations, and the sign of circumcision. His covenant toward us is everlasting. The promise that we still have today by the blood of Christ. In Baptism, we are marked as one of His own. He gives us the fullness of salvation, reminding us to live in His covenant as His holy people....

Duration:00:55:29

Genesis 16. God is always working His promise.

6/14/2022
Rev. John Shank, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church & School in Edwardsville, IL joins Rev. Brady Finnern to study Genesis 16. Sarai and Abram had waited 10 years for a child and she was anxious. In our anxiety while we are waiting on the LORD leads us all to listen to other voices instead of His Word. The chaos of following the ways of the world is clearly seen in this text. In this complex relationship, we see jealousy, anger, infidelity, immorality, and conflict. Yet, the LORD is merciful...

Duration:00:55:17

Genesis 15. He believed in the promise and was counted righteous.

6/13/2022
Rev. Martin Mably, pastor of Lord of Glory Lutheran Church in Elk River, MN joins Rev. Brady Finnern to study Genesis 15. Abraham’s descendants would be as many as the stars in the sky. The Lord’s promises were very clear, but the timing might not be what Abram planned. Yet, the LORD patiently filled him with the promise again. The LORD gave a visual of how much He would bless him with a great name, the promised land, and a Savior—Stars. It is unfathomable to try to count the stars, which...

Duration:00:54:03

Genesis 14. After the order of Melchizedek

6/10/2022
Rev. Brady Finnern, pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church in Sartell, MN studies Genesis 14. Wars, rumors of wars, famine and pestilence are not only before the end of the age, but have been occurring since the fall. As kings were fighting kings, Lot was taken and Abram rescued him by God’s help. Out of nowhere priest and king Melchizedek blessed Abram and in faith, he gave 10% of everything to the LORD. Melchizedek is a unique figure in Scripture as he not only blessed Abram, but points us to...

Duration:00:54:45

Genesis 13. To the left or the right?

6/9/2022
Rev. Matthew Gunia, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Ironwood, MI joins Rev. Brady Finnern to study Genesis 13. Abram and Lot had come to a head. They both had great possessions which in itself is not the issue, but coveting and conflict led them to separate. Abram’s faith and love toward Lot allowed his nephew to choose where he wanted to go. Abram’s goal was for the sake of unity and seeking the LORD’s help, yet Lot had a goal of living in bountiful land for his benefit. We all fall...

Duration:00:55:04