In this episode, Brett, Brian, and Jason begin a new series on the Sacrament of the Altar with a broad introduction. Because of the layout of the Large Catechism, we are moving from Baptism to Holy Communion and will take up the subject of Confession and Absolution afterwards.
In this episode, Brett, Brian, and Jason conclude their examination of Baptism in the New Testament by studying passages in Galatians and 1 Peter. Galatians 3:27 connects us to the biblical motif of clothing from Genesis 3 and the Garden of Eden. 1 Peter 3:21 teaches us that Baptism is... read more →
In this episode, Brett, Brian, and Jason continue their examination of Baptism in the New Testament by doing a Bible study on Romans 6:3-4. The Lutheran confession of Baptism is that Baptism is God's work and not man's work. Baptism is our connection to the death and resurrection of Jesus... read more →
In this episode, Brett, Brian, and Jason continue their examination of the New Testament passages about baptism, focusing today on Peter's Pentecost sermon and the response of the crowds from Acts 2:36-39. Pentecost is the definitive Christian experience, but not in the way you might expect or have been taught.
In this episode, Brett, Brian, and Jason switch their focus to the New Testament as they continue their examination of the Sacrament of Baptism. There is something that is appealing and refreshing about talking about your beliefs as opposed to what you don't believe in. In the Great Commission, we... read more →
In this episode, Brett, Brian, and Jason conclude their examination of OT allusions to baptism by looking at Ezekiel 36:25-27. These verses have several connections to Acts 2:38-39. By seeing these connections, it helps us to appreciate that all of Scripture has one, unified message. This passage also highlights Divine... read more →
In this episode, Brett, Brian, and Jason continue to look at how baptism is taught in the Old Testament. Today, they take up the story of Naaman and how his washing in the Jordan River cleansed him from leprosy. Leprosy makes for a consistent metaphor in Scripture due to the... read more →
In this episode, Brett, Brian, and Jason continue their study of Old Testament passages that teach us about and point us to baptism. According to 1 Corinthians, we are baptized into Christ just as the Israelites were baptized into Moses. Christ is the new and greater Moses who leads us... read more →
In this episode, Brett, Brian, and Jason shift their focus to the Old Testament as they continue to discuss the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. The nature of baptism is that it is an event. God has done it. It has happened. This is the first parallel and connection baptism has... read more →
In this episode, Brett, Brian, and Jason complete their topical examination of the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. In the Lutheran mind, infant baptism is both the logical and biblical conclusion one arrives at because of the reality of original sin and the truth of Divine Monergism. Either infants are sinners... read more →