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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The Fall


Though the Lord created Adam as righteous and innocent, Adam did not remain in that state, but fell into sin. Rev. David Appold joins Rev. Grills and Rev. Heide to talk about the fallen state of man, discussing original sin, Adam as head of all mankind, how the judgment of God affects the spheres of man and woman, and the significance of returning to dust.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide
Guest: Rev. David Appold
Episode: 8

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The Lutheran Pastor


The Lutheran Pastor, the most important work of George Henry Gerberding, speaks to pastors laboring in the American context, giving important insights into bearing an effective proclamation even today. Rev. Adam Koontz joins Rev. Grills and Rev. Heide to discuss Gerberding and his book, discussing what sort of men God calls to be pastors and what sort of men pastors should be.

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Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide
Guest: Rev. Adam Koontz
Episode: 7

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The Fourfold State of Man


The fourfold state of man distinguishes between the four different ways men relate to God: prior to the fall in innocency, after the fall in sin, regenerated by faith, and perfected in glory. Rev. David Appold joins Rev. Grills and Rev. Heide to talk about this distinction, focusing on why it’s important to talk about anthropology, the will of man, and Adam before the fall.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide
Guest: Rev. David Appold
Episode: 6

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Jude, Part 2


Jude warns the Church to beware false teachers, men whose judgment is from old and will not delay. Rev. Grills and Rev. Heide conclude their discussion of this important book, talking about the nature of false teachers, non-Biblical quotations in the Bible, the colorful metaphors of Jude, worldliness, and praying in the Holy Spirit.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide
Episode: 5

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Jude, Part 1


Jude is a small book with an important message for Christians. Rev. Grills and Rev. Heide begin a close study of the book of Jude, discussing the meaning of doctrines like the Lord’s providence, the danger of false teaching, and the importance of avoiding the leaven of sin.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide
Episode: 4

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Mission in Matthew 28


What is the mission of the Church? What does it mean to be sent to proclaim the Gospel? Rev. Grills and Rev. Heide, both domestic missionaries, discuss the mission of the Church by looking at Matthew 28:16-20. While there is a difference between being a witness and being an evangelist, the Lord comforts His Church by reminding her that it is His work and the fruit of His gracious election.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide
Episode: 3

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Nehemiah


Rev. David Appold joins Rev. Grills and Rev. Heide to discuss the major themes and background of the book of Nehemiah. Nehemiah, in his zeal for rebuilding Jerusalem, seeks to build up two walls: the physical walls of the city and the wall of the Law. This has important applications for Christians today, especially regarding hearing the Word, the observance of the Fourth Commandment, and marriage.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide
Guest: Rev. David Appold
Episode: 2

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The Sufficiency of Scripture


Holy Scripture is entirely sufficient and needs no other authority, because it is the Word of the Living God. We discuss what it means for Scripture to be authoritative as well as defending the sufficiency of Scripture against the twin problems of external authority in Roman Catholicism and personal authority in Charismatic circles. Afterward, we offer practical advice for reading the Scriptures regularly as well as encourage fathers to be the spiritual heads of their family.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide
Episode: 1

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