“After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.” Our study of Revelation continues with chapters 4 and 5. Join us as we discuss depictions of the Father, Biblical stones, the Lamb, and beasts full of eyes.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Regular Guest: Rev. David Appold

Episode: 131

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Masculinity is not a mask to be put on nor platitudes about what it should be. The Bible not only tells us what it means to be a man, but it also shows us. Join us as we talk about masculinity in the home, church, and society, and learn what the masculinity of Christ means for the Christian.

Host: Rev. Willie Grills

Regular Guest: Rev. Adam Koontz

Episode: 130

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Dispensationalism is a major force in American Christianity, producing movies and books that affect even the unbelieving world. Many associate its concepts, like the Rapture, with the basic beliefs of the Church. What is dispensationalism? What are its key presuppositions? How can we respond to its claims? Join us as we discuss issues of interpreting the Bible and the subtle dangers behind dispensationalist thought.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Episode: 129

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Are you prepared for whatever may come? God calls for us to be ready in every circumstance, especially because of the opposition of the world. Join us as we discuss what it means to be physically, mentally, and spiritually prepared and to keep our eyes focused on Jesus.

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Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Episode: 128

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St. John continues to reveal what Jesus says to the seven churches, comforting and warning them in their situations. How do the concerns of these churches relate to us today? Join us as we discuss repentance, blindness, the synagogue of Satan, and who is the true Israel.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Regular Guest: Rev. David Appold

Episode: 127

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Few books have had a greater impact on American Christianity than the Scofield Reference Bible. Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, its author, single-handedly popularized Dispensational Premillennialism, so that it continues to have a major influence today. Join us as we discuss Scofield, his book, and its consequences.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Episode: 126

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John Chrysostom’s late 4th century sermons on wealth and poverty are a series entirely on the parable of the rich man and Lazarus. Join us to hear about how Chyrsostom preached Scripture, pictured earthly misery and eternal misery vividly over and over again, and how exasperated he became when he knew people weren’t taking his preaching to heart.

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Host: Rev. Willie Grills

Guests: Rev. Adam Koontz

Episode: 125

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The Conclave reconvenes to answer your questions. Join us as we discuss adiaphora, baptism, dealing with error in the Church, and the early life of Randy Savage.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Guests: Rev. David Appold, Rev. David Buchs, and Rev. Adam Koontz

Episode: 124

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Most people focus on the strange symbols and pictures of Revelation, but the book begins with a focus on practical concerns. John wrote the book of Revelation not as a puzzle, but as a comfort for the congregations he addresses in its opening chapters. What do we know about the seven churches of Revelation? How do their concerns and troubles speak to us today? He who has an ear to hear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

Host: Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Regular Guest: Rev. David Appold

Episode: 123

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It is not simply pleasant when brothers dwell in unity. It is also good. When pastors are in accord, it is good for holding off the attacks of the devil, for building up God’s people, and for strengthening the mission of the church. How have local councils and pastoral synods historically served the unity of the church? How do today’s pastoral conferences and circuit meetings fit into this picture? Join us as we consider the importance of unity at the local level.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Guest: Rev. David Buchs, Pastor of Concordia Lutheran Church, Fair Haven, MN

Episode: 122

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