The Relevance of Acts


What did St. Luke intend when writing The Acts of the Apostles? What is the testimony of the early Church? Does Acts speak to the Church today? In an overview of Acts 1-10, we talk about some of the most famous events in church history and discuss why this historical book continues to guide the Church today.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide
Episode: 18

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Walther on Preaching


How should God’s Word be preached? CFW Walther covers that question with characteristic clarity and force in his Pastoral Theology. Listen to learn what ought to be in a good sermon, what’s important in a sermon, and why sanctification must be proclaimed clearly from the pulpit.

Books for further reading: Pastoral Theology, Gospel Sermons Vol. 1, Gospel Sermons Vol. 2, and Suelflow’s biography Servant of the Word.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide
Guest: Rev. Adam Koontz
Episode: 17

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Providence


Does God’s Providence govern all things? Does the Lord simply know all possibilities or does the Lord’s hand extend to all of creation? Should these concepts frighten or comfort the Christian? A true understanding of the doctrine of Divine Providence does not lead to a practical deism, rather to a living trust that all things work together for good for those who love God.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide
Episode: 16

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Man in Glory


What is the hope towards which we press? How do we describe what no eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mortal mind has comprehended? Listen as we finish our series on the four-fold distinction of human nature with a discussion of man in the state of glory.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide
Guest: Rev. David Appold
Episode: 15

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Walther the Pastor: Theology and the Call


What makes for an orthodox Lutheran pastor? What makes a congregation an orthodox Lutheran congregation? CFW Walther, founding father of the Missouri Synod, answered these questions and many more in his Pastoral Theology. Tune in for our first episode on Walther’s great work, as we discuss what makes a theologian, what a divine call is, and what agreement a congregation and its pastor need to be fruitful in the Lord’s work.

You can find a copy of the book here. You can also find a copy of Suelflow’s unfinished biography of Walther here.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide
Guest: Rev. Adam Koontz
Episode: 14

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Paul the Pastor


Was Paul serious when he said that pastors should be ‘above reproach’? What does it mean to lead God’s people, and if the church is a family, does household have a head as the family does? Listen to find out how the Christian pastor is a steward of God’s mysteries, the overseer of God’s household, and a good father to his people.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide
Guest: Rev. Adam Koontz
Episode: 13

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The New Man


On this episode we discuss the third of the four states of man: man in Christ. This condition is common to every Christian as we strive to put off the old man and put on the new. Join us to listen to how Christ manifests the true image of the Father and how we are conformed to His image.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide
Guest: Rev. David Appold
Episode: 12

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Witnessing to Christ


Jesus says that the fields are ripe for the harvest. How should we work in his harvest fields as good laborers? Join us as we discuss some difficulties in evangelism and how to overcome them in order to extend God’s reign.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide
Guest: Rev. Adam Koontz
Episode: 11

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The Work of an Evangelist


Is evangelism an optional activity for Christians, or is it at the heart of serving Christ? We discuss why the gospel is urgent and how to spread this life-changing message.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide
Guest: Rev. Adam Koontz
Episode: 10

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The Pastor’s Work: Gerberding Continued


Continuing our discussion of Gerberding’s The Lutheran Pastor, the crew tackles a number of questions. What does a pastor do? What should he leave undone? Listen to learn about preaching, visiting, and all the other work of a man of God.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide
Guest: Rev. Adam Koontz
Episode: 9

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