Sharper Iron from KFUO Radio

Sharper Iron from KFUO Radio

Join Rev. Jonathan Fisk and a guest pastor to test your mettle on "What does this mean?" and learn to spar with the best of them. Each episode covers the Daily Lectionary New Testament text.... Show More

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Rev. Chris Hull, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Tomball, TX, studies Exodus 5:22-6:13 on today’s episode. Pastor Hull talks about the Christian life of faith when our sight doesn’t seem to line up with the LORD’s promises, the way the LORD reveals Himself by His name to His people throughout history, and the LORD’s mercy in continuing to speak His promises to His people in the midst of their doubts. “The Saga of Salvation” is a... Read more

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Rev. David Appold, pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Paducah, KY, studies Exodus 5:1-21 on today’s episode. Pastor Appold discusses true freedom and joy in the LORD, the rest that the LORD would give His people that Pharaoh sought to destroy, and the life of faith that the people must learn in the midst of their doubt as they bear the cross. “The Saga of Salvation” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron that takes a step-by-step wal... Read more

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Rev. David Vandercook, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in North Little Rock, AR and Shepherd of Peace Lutheran Church in Maumelle, AR, studies Exodus 4:18-31 on today’s episode. Pastor Vandercook looks at the relationship between Moses and his Midianite family, the timeline of Moses’ trip back to Egypt, how the circumcision of Moses’ son points us to Christ, and the effectiveness of the LORD’s Word to His people. “The Saga of Sa... Read more

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Rev. Sam Wirgau, pastor of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Ossian, IN, studies Exodus 4:1-17 on today’s episode. Pastor Wirgau discusses the nature of signs the LORD gives here and throughout the Scriptures, the LORD’s use of Moses’ mouth, and the grace the LORD shows even to this doubting servant. “The Saga of Salvation” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron that takes a step-by-step walk through the book of Exodus. This premier account ... Read more

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Rev. Gaven Mize, pastor of Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hickory, NC, studies Exodus 3:13-22 on today’s episode. Pastor Mize looks at the name, “I AM,” Yahweh, the LORD, as the name in which Moses was sent, the name that is given and remains upon Christians in Baptism still today. In this name, the LORD promises deliverance for Israel even in the face of Pharaoh’s hardness of heart. “The Saga of Salvation” is a mini-ser... Read more

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Rev. Mark Barz, senior pastor of Crown of Life Lutheran Church in San Antonio, TX, studies Exodus 2:23-3:12 on today’s episode. Pastor Barz discusses God’s actions and presence for His people in their oppression, the way His Word creates holy ground, and His promise to equip and be with even Moses as His chosen deliverer. “The Saga of Salvation” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron that takes a step-by-step walk through the book of Ex... Read more

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Rev. Paul Pater, pastor of Shepherd of the Ridge Lutheran Church in North Ridgeville, OH and Hope Lutheran Church in Sheffield Village, OH, studies Exodus 2:11-22 on today’s episode. Pastor Pater discusses Moses’ identity as both Hebrew and deliverer, his overstepping of his authority in killing the Egyptian, and the reminder of resurrection in the name of his son Gershom. “The Saga of Salvation” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron t... Read more

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Rev. Harrison Goodman, pastor of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in San Antonio, TX, studies Exodus 2:1-10 on today’s episode. Pastor Goodman looks at the birth of Moses, the way God turns the means of death into the means of life, and the many Baptismal connections for the Christian life in the midst of persecution still today. “The Saga of Salvation” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron that takes a step-by-step walk through the book ... Read more

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Rev. Zelwyn Heide, pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Grassy Butte, ND and St. Peter Lutheran Church in Belfield, ND, studies Exodus 1:8-22 on today’s episode. Pastor Heide gives an overview of the Book of Exodus, discusses Egyptian history and context, and looks at how the LORD made foolish the plans of Pharaoh through a miraculous increase and faithful midwives. “The Saga of Salvation” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron that ta... Read more

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Rev. Andrew Preus, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Guttenberg, IA and St. Paul Lutheran Church in McGregor, IA studies Genesis 50:15-Exodus 1:7 on today’s episode. Pastor Preus looks at that the reconciliation of the children of Israel that is founded not upon feelings, but upon the forgiveness earned by Christ. Even as one generation dies, God’s promises of life and resurrection is evident in His miraculous increase of Israel... Read more

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Rev. Dustin Beck, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Corpus Christi, TX, studies Genesis 49:28-50:14 on today’s episode. Pastor Beck talks about the death and burial of Jacob, how Christians can confess the truth of the resurrection even with death and burial, and the faithful witness Jacob’s burial gave even to the Egyptians. “In the Beginning was the Truth” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron featuring a step-by-step walk through... Read more

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Rev. Zelwyn Heide, pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Grassy Butte, ND and St. Peter Lutheran Church in Belfield, ND, studies Genesis 49:1-27 on today’s episode. Pastor Heide looks at the blessings and prophecies Jacob gives to his twelve sons concerning their future tribes, the promise that the Messiah would come through the line of Judah, and God’s faithfulness even to unfaithful people. “In the Beginning was the Truth” is a ... Read more

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Rev. James Preus, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Ottumwa, IA studies Genesis 47:29-48:22 on today’s episode. Pastor Preus talks about Jacob’s faith and confession of the two natures in Christ, the blessing of Joseph’s sons in the way of the Gospel, and the Trinitarian blessing Ephraim and Manasseh received. “In the Beginning was the Truth” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron featuring a step-by-step walk through the book of Gen... Read more

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Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller, pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church and Jesus Lutheran Church for the Deaf in Austin, TX studies Genesis 47:13-28 on today’s episode. Pastor Wolfmueller discusses the economic realities of the famine in Egypt and Canaan, Joseph’s God-given wisdom in his vocation of administering Egypt, and the preaching of the Lord’s Word that happened in Egypt during this time. “In the Beginning was the Truth” is a mini-ser... Read more

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Rev. Sean Smith, pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wine Hill, IL and Immanuel Lutheran Church in Campbell Hill, IL studies Genesis 46:28-47:12 on today’s episode. Pastor Smith discusses how Judah points to the fulfillment in Christ, the importance of Goshen as the place the LORD settled Israel, the Christian life of sojourning, and the blessing of Jacob fulfilled in Jesus Christ. “In the Beginning was the Truth” is a mini-seri... Read more

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Rev. James Preus, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Ottumwa, Iowa, joins guest host Rev. Shawn Linnell, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Blair, Nebraska, to study Genesis 45:21-46:27 on today’s episode. Rev. Preus talks about how Jesus is a type of Christ, the fear of the brothers at Joseph’s reveling himself and Joseph’s grace toward them, the importance of sacrifices, and what this genealogy means. “In the Beginning was t... Read more

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Rev. Adam Koontz, pastor of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Lititz, Pennsylvania, joins guest host Rev. Shawn Linnell, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Blair, Nebraska, to study Genesis 45:1-20 on today’s episode. Rev. Koontz talks about the nuance of Joseph’s relationship and self-reveal to his brothers as well as God providence in the midst of hardship which foreshadows Christ. “In the Beginning was the Truth” is a mini-serie... Read more

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Rev. Greg Truwe, pastor of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cole Camp, Missouri, studies Genesis 44:14-45:3 on today’s episode. Rev. Truwe talks about whether Joseph could actually perform divination, Judah’s confession and act of sacrifice, Joseph’s role in Egyptian governance, and the consequences of Joseph revealing himself to his brothers. Near the end of today’s episode, Rev. Timothy Appel, pastor of Grace Lutheran Chur... Read more

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Rev. Sean Kilgo, pastor of the Northeast Kansas Partnership, studies Genesis 43:15-44:13 on today’s episode. Rev. Kilgo talks about Joseph’s testing of his brothers, the troubled consciences of Joseph’s brothers, trusting in the midst of calamities, and confessing secret sins and getting what’s not deserved. “In the Beginning was the Truth” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron featuring a step-by-step walk through the book of Genesis,... Read more

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Rev. Matthew Wietfeldt, Director of Admissions and Director of Christ Academy at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, studies Genesis 42:29-43:14 on today’s episode. Rev. Wietfeldt talks about foretelling the history of Israel, how Joseph is a type of Christ, and the implications of this passage on pastoral care and waiting on God’s timing. “In the Beginning was the Truth” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron featuri... Read more

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