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July 16, 2020  

S2.5 What is the Gospel? pt. 5

In this episode, Pastor Erik, Daniel, and Paul discuss the implications of Good News. 

You can buy Simply Good News here

Theme music for Season 2 is Rude Boy Rock by Dread Pirate Roberts. Used under creative common license here. Each episode in Season 2 uses Rude Boy Rock as an opening and closing theme.

July 12, 2020  

Sermon, unMasked 6

Pastor Erik continues our sermon series, unMasked, with a teaching on judging and forgiveness. 

Text: Matthew 6:7-15

“When you are praying, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

“Pray then in this way:

Our Father in heaven,
    hallowed be your name.
10     Your kingdom come.
    Your will be done,
        on earth as it is in heaven.
11     Give us this day our daily bread.
12     And forgive us our debts,
        as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13     And do not bring us to the time of trial,
        but rescue us from the evil one.

14 For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; 15 but if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

July 9, 2020  

S2.4 What is the Gospel? pt. 4

In this episode, Pastor Erik, Daniel, and Paul continue discussing the Gospel and how we can distort the good news.

You can buy Simply Good News here

Theme music for Season 2 is Rude Boy Rock by Dread Pirate Roberts. Used under creative common license here. Each episode in Season 2 uses Rude Boy Rock as an opening and closing theme.

June 30, 2020  

Sermon, unMasked 4

Pastor Erik continues our series, unMasked, with a sermon on the mask of hypocrisy.

Text: Matthew 6:5-6

“And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they may be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

June 25, 2020  

S2.3 What is the Gospel? pt. 3

In this episode, Pastor Erik, Daniel, and Paul continue discussing the Gospel and, specifically, how the Gospel is Foolishness, Scandalous, and Good.

You can buy Simply Good News here

Theme music for Season 2 is Rude Boy Rock by Dread Pirate Roberts. Used under creative common license here. Each episode in Season 2 uses Rude Boy Rock as an opening and closing theme.

June 22, 2020  

Sermon, unMasked 3

Pastor Ben continues our series, unMasked, with a sermon on Jesus' teachings about generosity, and Christians being known as money hungry.

Text: Matthew 6:1-4

 “Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven. “So whenever you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be praised by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your alms may be done in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you."

June 18, 2020  

S2.2 What is the Gospel? pt. 2

In this episode, Pastor Erik, Daniel, and Paul continue discussing the Gospel and, specifically, how people respond to the Gospel in the First Century and in our world today. 

You can buy Simply Good News here

Theme music for Season 2 is Rude Boy Rock by Dread Pirate Roberts. Used under creative common license here. Each episode in Season 2 uses Rude Boy Rock as an opening and closing theme. 

June 17, 2020  

Sermon, unMasked 2

Pastor Erik continues our series, unMasked, with a sermon on loving our enemies. 

Text: Matthew 5:43-47

43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you greet only your brothers and sisters, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same?

June 11, 2020  

S2.1 What is the Gospel?

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 1 of the New Life Lutheran Podcast! In this episode, Pastor Erik, Daniel Hintz, and Paul Wells begin their conversation, "What is the Gospel?" with a conversation about chapter 1 of "Simply Good News" by N.T. Wright. They discuss the difference between news and advice, and what the next 8 episode has in store for the listeners!

You can buy Simply Good News here

Check out the Jesus Storybook Bible here

Theme music for Season 2 is Rude Boy Rock by Dread Pirate Roberts. Used under creative common license here. Each episode in Season 2 uses Rude Boy Rock as an opening and closing theme. 

June 8, 2020  

Sermon, Unmasked 1

Pastor Ben begins our new series, Unmasked, with a sermon on Jesus command to be known by our love and the masks we use to hide the Spirit. 

Text: John 13:1-35

Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. The devil had already put it into the heart of Judas son of Simon Iscariot to betray him. And during supper Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going to God, got up from the table, took off his outer robe, and tied a towel around himself. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was tied around him. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?” Jesus answered, “You do not know now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” Peter said to him, “You will never wash my feet.” Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no share with me.” Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!” 10 Jesus said to him, “One who has bathed does not need to wash, except for the feet, but is entirely clean. And you are clean, though not all of you.” 11 For he knew who was to betray him; for this reason he said, “Not all of you are clean.”

12 After he had washed their feet, had put on his robe, and had returned to the table, he said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? 13 You call me Teacher and Lord—and you are right, for that is what I am. 14 So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15 For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you. 16 Very truly, I tell you, servants are not greater than their master, nor are messengers greater than the one who sent them. 17 If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them. 18 I am not speaking of all of you; I know whom I have chosen. But it is to fulfill the scripture, ‘The one who ate my bread has lifted his heel against me.’ 19 I tell you this now, before it occurs, so that when it does occur, you may believe that I am he. 20 Very truly, I tell you, whoever receives one whom I send receives me; and whoever receives me receives him who sent me.”

21 After saying this Jesus was troubled in spirit, and declared, “Very truly, I tell you, one of you will betray me.” 22 The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he was speaking. 23 One of his disciples—the one whom Jesus loved—was reclining next to him; 24 Simon Peter therefore motioned to him to ask Jesus of whom he was speaking. 25 So while reclining next to Jesus, he asked him, “Lord, who is it?” 26 Jesus answered, “It is the one to whom I give this piece of bread when I have dipped it in the dish.” So when he had dipped the piece of bread, he gave it to Judas son of Simon Iscariot. 27 After he received the piece of bread, Satan entered into him. Jesus said to him, “Do quickly what you are going to do.” 28 Now no one at the table knew why he said this to him. 29 Some thought that, because Judas had the common purse, Jesus was telling him, “Buy what we need for the festival”; or, that he should give something to the poor. 30 So, after receiving the piece of bread, he immediately went out. And it was night.

31 When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. 32 If God has been glorified in him,[j] God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once. 33 Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me; and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come.’ 34 I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”