Alleluia, Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed, Alleluia! Happy Easter to all of you from the Gospel for You. This week Rev. John Schinkel of Wellspring Lutheran Services and Christ our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Newport, MI joins Dr. Kurt Taylor of St. John's Waltz to discuss Psalm 40. The heart of this psalm is the fact that our Redeemer lives! The ask the pastor question is: "How did Jesus create the world when he wasn't born yet?"
A blessed Palm Sunday to all of you! This week Pastor Jeffrey Wade joins Dr. Kurt Taylor, both of St. John's Lutheran Church and School in Waltz, MI to talk about Psalm 88. This psalm parallels the very journey of Christ Jesus on the last day before his crucifixion, and is a fitting choice for Holy Week. The ask the pastor question is: "How can non-believers put their trust in the Trinity when even we can't see them?"
Deaconess Sara Bielby of University Lutheran Chapel and Immanuel East Ida joins Dr. Kurt Taylor of St. John Waltz to talk about Psalm 102. This beautiful prayer is subtitled for "one afflicted, when he is faint and pours out his complaint before the Lord." The conversation focuses in on how God is the one true constant in this irrational world and the true hope of all. The ask the deaconess question is: "Why do we baptize people?"
Pastor Daniel Potts of Trinity Lutheran Church and School joins Dr. Kurt Taylor of St. John Waltz to talk about Psalm 51. This familiar psalm was written after David's affair with Bathsheba and David clearly lays out his sin seeking forgiveness before God.
Pastor Mark Witte of Grace Lutheran Church in Monroe, MI joins Dr. Kurt Taylor of St. John's Waltz to discuss Psalm 38. This psalm of David focuses in on David's sin and his seeking of God's forgiveness. The ask the pastor question is: "If God is going to make a New Earth, does that mean this one is a trial run?"
Pastor Tim Loewe of Christ Lutheran Church in Lambertville, MI joins Dr. Kurt Taylor of St. John's Waltz. As we begin the season of Lent, our attention goes from the imprecatory Psalms to the penitential Psalms. The focus on this Psalm is David acknowledging his sin before God and asking for deliverance. The ask the pastor question is: "If the Holy Spirit brings people to faith, shouldn't he be strong enough to bring all to faith?"