Monday, July 25, 2011

Pastor Sell on the Radio: The Language of Christ's Church

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Today (July 25th), Pastor Sell was on Issues Etc., a popular radio program broadcast in St. Louis and on the internet around the world (KSIV 1350 am radio).

On the 3:30 segment, Pr. Sell was interviewed by Todd Wilken about the language of Christ's church. God purposley chooses to communicate with the world through words. His words are revealed to us in the Spirit empowered Scriptures. His words are holy. They have the power to do what they say they do.

God's Holy Word cuts across all of history and penetrates every culture in which they are spoken, regardless of what language is used. The holy Christian Church takes words very seriously because they are salvation, they are God's holy law and life-giving gospel. They are the only thing the church has and in them, they bring the very presence of God in baptism and the Lord's Supper. God's language creates a rhythm of life that brings us to repentance and forgives our sins. The rhythm of God's words are best experienced in the life of the church as she is gathered around God's Word and the Sacramental Life.

You can listen to Pr. Sell's interview here.
Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio.  You can listen to in-depth teachings on subjects like: New Atheism, Jesus’ Journey to Jerusalem, Lutheran Martyr Robert Barnes, Joseph of Arimathea and more.  You can listen LIVE weekdays from 4-5 p.m. on KSIV, 1320 AM in St. Louis.   You can also listen on-demand at

Welcome to Faith, Bill and Nedra

Bill and Nedra are excited about being new members of Faith. They are retired teachers and enjoy their time traveling about the country. They were publicly welcomed into membership June 28, 2011.

Faith Welcomes New Members

Clint and April (top)
Azura and Cameron (bottom)
Father's Day, June 19 2011, Faith welcomed three new members. April was confirmed after learning more about God's Word. God marked Azura and Cameron as His children in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19) with living waters (John 7:37) by Holy Baptism. 

Forgiveness of sins in the sacramental life brings the fulfillment of the Great Commission of Matthew 28. Clint, April's fiance', is already a member of Faith. Baptizing, teaching, and feeding until the end of the age is what Christ's church does best.