In this episode, Brett and Jason look at the Biblical account of Ananias and Sapphira from Acts 5:1-11 through the lens of the Second Commandment. In this study, they discuss how the Second Commandment prohibits blasphemy. Christians are to be truth-tellers, pointing out the ugliness and reality of sin and... read more →
In this episode, Brett and Jason take up the Second Commandment according to Luther's Small and Large Catechisms. They discuss the difference between the Second Commandment in the Lutheran and Reformed traditions and explore how blasphemy and prayer are related to God's instructions to us in the Second Commandment.
In this episode, Brett and Jason discuss the nature of faith in God as opposed to idolatry. They examine the different ways to talk about faith, and then move to a Bible study on Rom. 4:1-12.
In this episode, Brett and Jason turn to the Scriptures to study the concept of idolatry as prohibited by the first commandment. In looking at the "Parable of the Rich Fool" from Luke 12:13-21, they discuss covetousness as idolatry, idolatry of... read more →
In this episode, Brett and Jason discuss the first commandment from the small and large catechisms. They examine both the nature of faith and the nature of idolatry. Finally, they answer the question, "What does it mean to trust in God?" You can download the worksheet for the original lesson... read more →
In this episode, Brett and Jason do an overview of the Ten Commandments from Luther's small and large catechisms. They discuss the three functions and purposes of the Law, and examine how each of the commandments simultaneously prohibit certain behavior while promoting the opposite behavior.
Having finished up the unit on the three ecumenical creeds, Brett and Jason turn their attention to Luther's small and large catechisms. In this introduction to the catechisms, they discuss the catechetical method of teaching the faith, a brief history of the catechisms, and the content of both the Small... read more →
In this episode, Brett and Jason conclude the section on the three ecumenical creeds. They discuss how the creeds form the foundation of the Lutheran confessions, how the doctrine of the Trinity is practical, especially for understanding salvation, and how the creeds work to provide each individual believer with assurance... read more →
In this episode, Brett and Jason discuss the Trinitarian theology of the Athanasian Creed. They examine the historical figure of Athanasius, the Biblical foundations for the doctrine of the Trinity, and the various heresies refuted by the orthodox teaching of the Athanasian Creed.
In this episode, Brett and Jason discuss how the Nicene Creed addresses the anti-Trinitarian heresy of Arianism. The Nicene Creed is the first confession produced by the Church after Christianity had been normalized and accepted in the Roman Empire thanks to Constantine. In it, we have a statement for orthodox... read more →