Cross Defense – On Angels and Demons

Rev. John Dreyer of Concordia Theological Seminary has spent a lot of time studying angels and demons. He joins Pr. Bramwell to discuss what he’s discovered. Join the conversation to have your mind equipped, your imagination excited, and your soul comforted. 

Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, Admission Counselor at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and author of the book Come in, We are Closed, talks about curious topics to excite the imagination, equip the mind, and comfort the soul with God’s ordering of the world in the Law and Gospel. Send him your questions on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter @tyrelbramwell, or at tyrelbramwell.com. You can find his videos at youtube.com/c/tyrelbramwell.

Cross Defense – On Angels and Demons

Rev. John Dreyer of Concordia Theological Seminary has spent a lot of time studying angels and demons. He joins Pr. Bramwell to discuss what he’s discovered. Join the conversation to have your mind equipped, your imagination excited, and your soul comforted. 

Host Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, Admission Counselor at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and author of the book Come in, We are Closed, talks about curious topics to excite the imagination, equip the mind, and comfort the soul with God’s ordering of the world in the Law and Gospel. Send him your questions on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter @tyrelbramwell, or at tyrelbramwell.com. You can find his videos at youtube.com/c/tyrelbramwell.

A Moment on the Lighter Side: The Lutheran Difference Continues

Martin Luther continues his discussion with Gary on the Lutheran difference.


Find all episodes in the Moments with KFUO Radio shows at kfuo.org/moments.

Monday: A Moment on the Lighter Side
Tuesday: A Moment in Creation
Wednesday: A Moment for the Family
Thursday: A Moment of Faith
Friday:
 A Moment in Scripture

A Moment on the Lighter Side: The Lutheran Difference Continues

Martin Luther continues his discussion with Gary on the Lutheran difference.


Find all episodes in the Moments with KFUO Radio shows at kfuo.org/moments.

Monday: A Moment on the Lighter Side
Tuesday: A Moment in Creation
Wednesday: A Moment for the Family
Thursday: A Moment of Faith
Friday:
 A Moment in Scripture

Thy Strong Word – Psalm 143: David’s Spirit Fails His Son, But God Won’t in ☧

Rev. Kevin Parviz, pastor of Congregation Chai v’Shalom in St. Louis, Missouri, joins host Rev. AJ Espinosa to study Psalm 143.

“Enter not into judgment with your servant, for no one living is righteous before you.” Our children’s failures are a painful reflection of our own faults. Prince Absolom sought to put his own father to death, but David acknowledges in Psalm 143 that he had no one to blame but himself. Heartbroken but unwilling to hurt his own son, David’s faint spirit is dying in the wilderness as he runs from Absolom—only God’s good spirit can bring him back to life with the water of creation. Every life will fail to justify itself before God’s throne of judgment, so with David we call on God to act for the sake of His own righteousness, which He demonstrates in His faithful Son Jesus Christ.

Lutheran Heritage Foundation - Underwriter of Thy Strong Word
Underwriter of Thy Strong Word

Thy Strong Word is a daily in-depth study of the books of the Bible with host Rev. AJ Espinosa and guest pastors from across the country. Thy Strong Word is graciously underwritten by the Lutheran Heritage Foundation and produced by the LCMS Office of National Mission.


Psalm 143

My Soul Thirsts for You

A Psalm of David.

143 Hear my prayer, O Lord;
    give ear to my pleas for mercy!
    In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness!
Enter not into judgment with your servant,
    for no one living is righteous before you.

For the enemy has pursued my soul;
    he has crushed my life to the ground;
    he has made me sit in darkness like those long dead.
Therefore my spirit faints within me;
    my heart within me is appalled.

I remember the days of old;
    I meditate on all that you have done;
    I ponder the work of your hands.
I stretch out my hands to you;
    my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. Selah

Answer me quickly, O Lord!
    My spirit fails!
Hide not your face from me,
    lest I be like those who go down to the pit.
Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love,
    for in you I trust.
Make me know the way I should go,
    for to you I lift up my soul.

Deliver me from my enemies, O Lord!
    I have fled to you for refuge.[a]
10 Teach me to do your will,
    for you are my God!
Let your good Spirit lead me
    on level ground!

11 For your name’s sake, O Lord, preserve my life!
    In your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble!
12 And in your steadfast love you will cut off my enemies,
    and you will destroy all the adversaries of my soul,
    for I am your servant.

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 143:9 One Hebrew manuscript, Septuagint; most Hebrew manuscripts To you I have covered

English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Permanent Text Edition® (2016). Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. esv.org

Thy Strong Word – Psalm 143: David’s Spirit Fails His Son, But God Won’t in ☧

Rev. Kevin Parviz, pastor of Congregation Chai v’Shalom in St. Louis, Missouri, joins host Rev. AJ Espinosa to study Psalm 143.

“Enter not into judgment with your servant, for no one living is righteous before you.” Our children’s failures are a painful reflection of our own faults. Prince Absolom sought to put his own father to death, but David acknowledges in Psalm 143 that he had no one to blame but himself. Heartbroken but unwilling to hurt his own son, David’s faint spirit is dying in the wilderness as he runs from Absolom—only God’s good spirit can bring him back to life with the water of creation. Every life will fail to justify itself before God’s throne of judgment, so with David we call on God to act for the sake of His own righteousness, which He demonstrates in His faithful Son Jesus Christ.

Lutheran Heritage Foundation - Underwriter of Thy Strong Word
Underwriter of Thy Strong Word

Thy Strong Word is a daily in-depth study of the books of the Bible with host Rev. AJ Espinosa and guest pastors from across the country. Thy Strong Word is graciously underwritten by the Lutheran Heritage Foundation and produced by the LCMS Office of National Mission.


Psalm 143

My Soul Thirsts for You

A Psalm of David.

143 Hear my prayer, O Lord;
    give ear to my pleas for mercy!
    In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness!
Enter not into judgment with your servant,
    for no one living is righteous before you.

For the enemy has pursued my soul;
    he has crushed my life to the ground;
    he has made me sit in darkness like those long dead.
Therefore my spirit faints within me;
    my heart within me is appalled.

I remember the days of old;
    I meditate on all that you have done;
    I ponder the work of your hands.
I stretch out my hands to you;
    my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. Selah

Answer me quickly, O Lord!
    My spirit fails!
Hide not your face from me,
    lest I be like those who go down to the pit.
Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love,
    for in you I trust.
Make me know the way I should go,
    for to you I lift up my soul.

Deliver me from my enemies, O Lord!
    I have fled to you for refuge.[a]
10 Teach me to do your will,
    for you are my God!
Let your good Spirit lead me
    on level ground!

11 For your name’s sake, O Lord, preserve my life!
    In your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble!
12 And in your steadfast love you will cut off my enemies,
    and you will destroy all the adversaries of my soul,
    for I am your servant.

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 143:9 One Hebrew manuscript, Septuagint; most Hebrew manuscripts To you I have covered

English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Permanent Text Edition® (2016). Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. esv.org

News Break – Colorado votes on abortion 

In today’s News:

Colorado votes on abortion 

The Colorado Sun reports pro-abortion groups and activists across the country have poured $8.7 million into defeating Proposition 115, a state ballot measure that would prohibit abortions on viable unborn babies. Colorado is one of the few states with no limits on abortions, and abortionists there openly advertise abortions in the third trimester. The ballot measure would protect viable, pain-capable unborn babies by banning late-term abortions after 22 weeks of pregnancy. Exceptions would be allowed if the mother’s life is at risk.

Father loses case for unborn child 

An Alabama father lost a lawsuit on behalf of his unborn baby Friday at the Alabama Supreme Court. WAAY 31 reports the state high court upheld a ruling dismissing Ryan Magers’ case against the Alabama Women’s Center, an abortion facility in Huntsville that aborted his unborn baby in 2017. Magers sued the abortion facility after his girlfriend aborted their unborn baby there against his will. Initially, a Madison County judge granted his petition to represent the estate of his child, “Baby Roe,” and sue the abortion facility in a wrongful death lawsuit. However, in 2019, Madison County Circuit Judge Chris Comer dismissed the lawsuit, saying the abortion facility did not do anything unlawful. On Friday, the Alabama Supreme Court agreed with comer’s ruling. Right now, in the U.S. fathers do not have any legal rights to protect their unborn children from abortions. Laws requiring that a father be notified or given a say in an abortion have been struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court. Magers’ case was unique because a court recognized his aborted baby as the plaintiff and him as the representative of his baby’s estate. Magers said his girlfriend was six weeks pregnant when she had the abortion in 2017. By six weeks, an unborn baby’s heart is already beating. At conception, an unborn baby also has his/her own unique DNA that determines hair and eye color, gender and other traits.

U.S takes U.N. to account 

The acting administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, John Barsa, has sent a scathing letter to the U.N. secretary general for allowing U.N. experts to promote abortion. He also told him to make “A course-correction for the greater good of the U.N.” this is the second letter Barsa has sent to the Secretary General Antonio Guterres of Portugal complaining of un abortion activism during the covid-19 pandemic. The first was sent in May. But even as Guterres was responding to Barsa, on May 22 a group of U.N. human rights officials and experts issued a letter to the United States government criticizing U.S. states that had not designated abortion as essential during the covid-19 pandemic, among them Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas.

News Break – Colorado votes on abortion 

In today’s News:

Colorado votes on abortion 

The Colorado Sun reports pro-abortion groups and activists across the country have poured $8.7 million into defeating Proposition 115, a state ballot measure that would prohibit abortions on viable unborn babies. Colorado is one of the few states with no limits on abortions, and abortionists there openly advertise abortions in the third trimester. The ballot measure would protect viable, pain-capable unborn babies by banning late-term abortions after 22 weeks of pregnancy. Exceptions would be allowed if the mother’s life is at risk.

Father loses case for unborn child 

An Alabama father lost a lawsuit on behalf of his unborn baby Friday at the Alabama Supreme Court. WAAY 31 reports the state high court upheld a ruling dismissing Ryan Magers’ case against the Alabama Women’s Center, an abortion facility in Huntsville that aborted his unborn baby in 2017. Magers sued the abortion facility after his girlfriend aborted their unborn baby there against his will. Initially, a Madison County judge granted his petition to represent the estate of his child, “Baby Roe,” and sue the abortion facility in a wrongful death lawsuit. However, in 2019, Madison County Circuit Judge Chris Comer dismissed the lawsuit, saying the abortion facility did not do anything unlawful. On Friday, the Alabama Supreme Court agreed with comer’s ruling. Right now, in the U.S. fathers do not have any legal rights to protect their unborn children from abortions. Laws requiring that a father be notified or given a say in an abortion have been struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court. Magers’ case was unique because a court recognized his aborted baby as the plaintiff and him as the representative of his baby’s estate. Magers said his girlfriend was six weeks pregnant when she had the abortion in 2017. By six weeks, an unborn baby’s heart is already beating. At conception, an unborn baby also has his/her own unique DNA that determines hair and eye color, gender and other traits.

U.S takes U.N. to account 

The acting administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, John Barsa, has sent a scathing letter to the U.N. secretary general for allowing U.N. experts to promote abortion. He also told him to make “A course-correction for the greater good of the U.N.” this is the second letter Barsa has sent to the Secretary General Antonio Guterres of Portugal complaining of un abortion activism during the covid-19 pandemic. The first was sent in May. But even as Guterres was responding to Barsa, on May 22 a group of U.N. human rights officials and experts issued a letter to the United States government criticizing U.S. states that had not designated abortion as essential during the covid-19 pandemic, among them Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas.

Daily Chapel – Rev. Roy Askins on Psalm 8

Rev. Roy Askins gives today’s sermon based on Psalm 8.

Today we pray for Rev. Ted and Rebecca Krey, and Tirzah Krey, who serve the Lord in the Dominican Republic. Learn about Ted and Rebecca at lcms.org/krey, and Tirzah at lcms.org/tirzah.krey. Find your opportunity to serve at servenow.lcms.org.


>> The broadcast of chapel services is brought to you by LCMS International Mission and Ministry to Armed Forces.
>> Learn more at international.lcms.org and lcms.org/armedforces.


Tune in weekdays at 10:00 a.m. CT to hear daily chapel services from the LCMS International Center. Find service information including the lectionary, hymn, and homilist for the day at kfuo.org/daily-chapel-schedule.

Daily Chapel – Rev. Roy Askins on Psalm 8

Rev. Roy Askins gives today’s sermon based on Psalm 8.

Today we pray for Rev. Ted and Rebecca Krey, and Tirzah Krey, who serve the Lord in the Dominican Republic. Learn about Ted and Rebecca at lcms.org/krey, and Tirzah at lcms.org/tirzah.krey. Find your opportunity to serve at servenow.lcms.org.


>> The broadcast of chapel services is brought to you by LCMS International Mission and Ministry to Armed Forces.
>> Learn more at international.lcms.org and lcms.org/armedforces.


Tune in weekdays at 10:00 a.m. CT to hear daily chapel services from the LCMS International Center. Find service information including the lectionary, hymn, and homilist for the day at kfuo.org/daily-chapel-schedule.