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“Has American Christianity Failed?” Three-Day Get-the-book-in-the-hands-of-Evangelicals Fund Drive

UPDATE: You all are amazing. In 20 hours (and with bad donate buttons) you sent me enough to buy 111 books! (A case is 44.) So I’m closing it down. We’ll get a case of books down to the Lutheran Lobos, and we’ll try to get some on campus up in Boulder.

We might fire this machine back up when it’s time for another campus visit.

In the meantime, thank you! God be praised! -PrBW

 

UPDATE to the UPDATE: In the time it took me to publish this post, 3 more came in, making the total 114. Wozers. Thank you.

Dear Friends,

On March 8th I’ll be speaking on the campus of my alma mater: the University of New Mexico, about the book Has American Christianity Failed? The Lutheran Lobos and I would like to get the book into the hands of as many of the campus ministry leaders as we can before that event.

So here’s the plan. My author discount is 40% for non-royality copies. That makes each book $10.20. I’ll cover the shipping cost. We want to order a case (44 books) for New Mexico this weekend, and the Lutheran Lobos will deliver the books with a note that says:

“Read this book. It will save your life. Then call me and I’ll get you a cup of coffee.”

If you are interested, you can donate through PayPal. $10.20 will get a book delivered to the Campus. Tell your friends. We’re shutting this thing down on Friday.

Thanks! Pastor Wolfmueller

 

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Jesus does to the Devil for 1000 Years what the Devil did to Jesus for Three Days

On Revelation 20, Christopher Wordsworth makes this beautiful point:

Observe the striking contrast: Christ has done to Satan, for the whole time of the Gospel, what Satan did to Christ for three days. Satan, by the hands of his own agents, arrested Jesus, bound Him, cast Him into ‘ the lowest pit ‘ (Psalm 88:5), set a seal upon His sepulchre, and set a watch over Him, in order that ” the deceiver,” as they called Him (Matthew 28:63), might no more trouble them. But Christ by His Death “overcame him that had the power of death, even the Devil ” (Hebrews 2:14). He entered ” the house of the strong man ” (Matthew 12:29), and bound him, and cast him into the abyss, and set a seal upon him, in order that he might no more deceive the Nations; and when He raised Himself from the dead, He gave command to His Disciples to go into all the world, and baptize all Nations. Matthew 28:19.

Fantastic!

Here’s another gem from this neighborhood:

Christ bound Satan at His First Advent from heaven. Christ was the Woman’s promised Seed, who bruised the Serpent’s head (Genesis 3:15). He is the Stronger One, as He Himself says, who entered into the strong man’s house and bound him (Matthew 12:29). He overcame Satan by dying on the Cross, and by raising Himself, and took from him his armour wherein he trusted, and spoiled his goods (Luke 11:22). He was manifested at His Incarnation for this purpose, “that He might destroy the works of the Deril ” (1 John 3:18).

He gave authority over Devils to His Apostles and His Disciples (Matthew 10:1, Mark 3:15). He said, “Behold, I give you power to tread on serpents and scor pions, and over all the power of the Enemy” (Luke 10:19). Therefore the Apostles declare to all Christians, that He will “bruise Satan under their feet shortly” (Romans 16:20), and that even the weakest among them is by Christ’s power stronger than Satan, and can “quench all the fiery darts of the Evil One” (Ephesians 6:16). “Resist the Devil,” they say, “and he will flee from you” (James 4:7). Such was Christ’s act and deed at His First Advent.

Having such testimonies of Holy Scripture to that effect, we cannot admit, with some, that the Devil has not now been bound, although we see that many persons are taken captive by him. Cp. 2 Timothy 2:26,  1 Peter 5:8.

Holy Scripture represents Satan as vanquished and bound by Christ. Christ has done this work for the benefit of all Christians. Nothing can harm those who are followers of that which is good (1 Peter 3:13). The Evil One toucheth them not (1 John 5:18). No one can pluck them out of Christ’s hand (John 10:28). Satan is vanquished and is bound to all, who do not recklessly loose him by their sins, and arm him against themselves.

The present prevalence of evil, and the exercise of Satan’s power in this world, affords therefore no objection to this inter, pretation of this passage. This interpretation was adopted by ancient expositors, after careful examination of the meaning of this chapter; and it was received by the universal consent of the Christian Church, both Eastern and Western, from the fifth to the fifteenth century.

Here’s a link to the book on Google Books: The New Testament of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the Original Greek with  Introductions and Notes by Chr. Wordsworth. (These quotations are from pages 247-248.)

 

Mercy – Luke 18:31-43

 

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Sower and the Seed – Luke 8:4-15

 

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Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller

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Grappling | You Humble, God Exalts (1 Peter 5:5-8)

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Introducing the Books of the Bible: Deuteronomy – 2/7/18

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Introducing the Books of the Bible: Deuteronomy – 2/7/18

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Psalms with Reference to Their Import

This great list can be found in The Lutheran Hymnal (page 166-167) and the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal (page 548).

I. OF PRAYERS

  • For the Church: 3, 5, 28, 59, 64, 71, 74, 77, 79, 80, 83, 94, 112, 125
  • Against the Enemies of the Church: 7, 10, 26, 27, 42, 54, 50, 57, 62, 141
  • Against the Pope and the Papists: 10, 12, 36, 44, 55, 69, 70, 94, 109, 120
  • For Peace in the Church: 60, 86, 137, 140
  • For the divine Word: 67, 69, 111
  • For Forgiveness of sin and spiritual direction: 38, 59, 86, 90, 130, 141, 142
  • For the State: 20, 62
  • Against an evil Conscience: 6, 38, 88

II. OF REPENTANCE

  • 6, 32, 38, 51, 102, 130, 143

III. OF THANKSGIVING

  • For the divine Word and other spiritual gifts: 34, 42, 66, 103, 109, 122, 138, 145, 147
  • For bodily Blessings: 33, 105, 107, 108, 111, 116, 139, 144, 146
  • For the Preservation of the Church: 70, 86, 108, 111, 116, 135, 136
  • For Deliverance from Tyranny and other distresses: 9, 18, 30, 66, 113

IV. OF DOCTRINE

  • Concerning the Forgiveness of sin: 51, 139
  • Concerning Trust in God alone: 4, 33, 91, 112, 115, 131, 140, 148
  • Concerning God’s Word and the Fear of God: 1, 15, 41, 78, 81, 92, 95, 100, 112, 149
  • Concerning the Prosperity of the wicked and the misfortunes of the godly: 37, 39, 49, 52, 63, 73, 92, 129
  • For the Teachers of the Church: 134, 150
  • For Rulers and for the Household: 2, 82, 101, 125, 127, 128, 133, 144

V. OF CONSOLATION

  • God preserves the Church and destroys her Enemies: 3, 11, 23, 33, 36, 46, 47, 76, 124, 125, 126

VI. OF PROPHESIES

  • Concerning Christ’s Person and Office: 2, 110, 118, 138
  • Concerning Christ’s Sufferings and Exaltation: 2, 8, 16, 21, 22, 41
  • Concerning the Spread of the Gospel: 19, 40, 45, 47, 50, 72, 78, 93, 97, 98

VII. OF PARTICULAR SEASONS

  • Morning: 63, 103, 130
  • Midday: 4, 7, 19, 104, 121
  • Evening: 3, 4, 8, 91, 104, 127, 134, 139

The Quest for Self

“The gift of you is not for you, it is for those around you.”

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Introducing the Books of the Bible: Numbers – 2/1/18

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