By basing our assurance on the promises of God, which we not only hope for in the future but live in now, the Christian can finally rest in the comfort that they are both saved and not responsible for their own salvation.
EPISODE #11: Ted asks Rod about the Lutheran understanding of baptism and how it ties to assurance for the Christian believer. Rod speaks of the passages on baptism and the concept of free will, and the means of grace and what attendees should expect to receive at a Lutheran church.
EPISODE #9: Ted asks Rod about the idea that we can take comfort in our infants being baptized, or if it’s just another thing we are expected to do in certain churches because we’re told to. Rod talks about why we approach this subject the way we do in Lutheran churches, and how we use it to teach our children…
When a manager faces imminent termination by his wealthy master for mishandling his wealth, what will he do? Where can he turn? In this challenging parable, Jesus teaches us that our salvation lies outside of ourselves and our works.