Examining Our Faith - Luther's Small Catechism

Examining Our Faith - Luther's Small Catechism

By Faith Lutheran Church
Pastor Ernie Jeong leads an adult instruction class on Luther's Small Catechism at Faith Lutheran Church. Join us as we examine our faith and what it means to be a Christian. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about who Jesus is, what He has done for us, and how we can celebrate this good news together. Topics Include: ● God the Father ● Son of God ● Holy Spirit ● Baptism ● Ten Commandments ● Apostles’ Creed ● Lord’s Supper ● Confession & Absolution ● and much more!
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Joyfully Lutheran: Confession of Our Sins
How Christians should be taught to confess What is Confession? Confession has two parts. First, that we confess our sins, and second, that we receive absolution, that is, forgiveness, from the pastor as from God Himself, not doubting, but firmly believing that by it our sins are forgiven before God in heaven. What sins should we confess? Before God we should plead guilty of all sins, even those we are not aware of, as we do in the Lord’s Prayer; but before the pastor we should confess only those sins which we know and feel in our hearts. Which are these? Consider your place in life according to the Ten Commandments: Are you a father, mother, son, daughter, husband, wife, or worker? Have you been disobedient, unfaithful, or lazy? Have you been hot-tempered, rude, or quarrelsome? Have you hurt someone by your words or deeds? Have you stolen, been negligent, wasted anything, or done any harm? Scripture Readings 1 John 1:1-10 ~~ Sermon by Pastor Ernie Jeong at Faith Lutheran Church. Visit our web site for more information: https://www.faithmoorpark.com This sermon series is based on the book "Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran" by Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod President Matthew Harrison. Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran? Instruction, Meditation, and Prayers on Luther's Small Catechism. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/0758662386
16:58
March 3, 2020
Joyfully Lutheran: What Does Baptism Indicate?
The Sacrament of Baptism: What Does Baptism Indicate? What does such baptizing with water indicate? It indicates that the Old Adam in us should by daily contrition and repentance be drowned and die with all sins and evil desires, and that a new man should daily emerge and arise to live before God in righteousness and purity forever. Where is this written? St. Paul writes in Romans chapter six: “We were therefore buried with Him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” (Rom. 6:4) Scripture Readings Galatians 2:15-21 ~~ Sermon by Pastor Ernie Jeong at Faith Lutheran Church. Visit our web site for more information: https://www.faithmoorpark.com This sermon series is based on the book "Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran" by Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod President Matthew Harrison. Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran? Instruction, Meditation, and Prayers on Luther's Small Catechism. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/0758662386
19:24
February 25, 2020
Joyfully Lutheran: The Power of Holy Baptism
The Sacrament of Baptism: The Power of Baptism How can water do such great things? Certainly not just water, but the word of God in and with the water does these things, along with the faith which trusts this word of God in the water. For without God’s word the water is plain water and no Baptism. But with the word of God it is a Baptism, that is, a life-giving water, rich in grace, and a washing of the new birth in the Holy Spirit, as St. Paul says in Titus, chapter three: "He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by His grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. This is a trustworthy saying." (Titus 3:5–8) Scripture Readings Titus 3:1-11 ~~ Sermon by Pastor Ernie Jeong at Faith Lutheran Church. Visit our web site for more information: https://www.faithmoorpark.com This sermon series is based on the book "Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran" by Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod President Matthew Harrison. Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran? Instruction, Meditation, and Prayers on Luther's Small Catechism. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/0758662386
18:42
February 18, 2020
Joyfully Lutheran: Baptism Saves You
The Sacrament of Baptism: The Benefits of Baptism What benefits does Baptism give? It works forgiveness of sins, rescues from death and the devil, and gives eternal salvation to all who believe this, as the words and promises of God declare. Which are these words and promises of God? Christ our Lord says in the last chapter of Mark: "Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned." (Mark 16:16) Scripture Readings 1 Peter 3:18-22 ~~ Sermon by Pastor Ernie Jeong at Faith Lutheran Church. Visit our web site for more information: https://www.faithmoorpark.com This sermon series is based on the book "Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran" by Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod President Matthew Harrison. Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran? Instruction, Meditation, and Prayers on Luther's Small Catechism. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/0758662386
16:26
February 11, 2020
Joyfully Lutheran: Holy Baptism - Being Rescued from Death & the Devil
The Sacrament of Baptism: The Power of Baptism How can water do such great things? Certainly not just water, but the word of God in and with the water does these things, along with the faith which trusts this word of God in the water. For without God’s word the water is plain water and no Baptism. But with the word of God it is a Baptism, that is, a life-giving water, rich in grace, and a washing of the new birth in the Holy Spirit, as St. Paul says in Titus, chapter three: "He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by His grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. This is a trustworthy saying." (Titus 3:5–8) Scripture Readings Romans 6:1-11 ~~ Sermon by Pastor Ernie Jeong at Faith Lutheran Church. Visit our web site for more information: https://www.faithmoorpark.com This sermon series is based on the book "Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran" by Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod President Matthew Harrison. Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran? Instruction, Meditation, and Prayers on Luther's Small Catechism. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/0758662386
18:20
January 28, 2020
Joyfully Lutheran: The Benefits of Baptism - Forgiveness of Sins
The Sacrament of Baptism: The Blessings of Baptism What benefits does Baptism give? It works forgiveness of sins, rescues from death and the devil, and gives eternal salvation to all who believe this, as the words and promises of God declare. Which are these words and promises of God? Christ our Lord says in the last chapter of Mark: "Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned." (Mark 16:16) Scripture Readings Acts 22:1-21 ~~ Sermon by Pastor Ernie Jeong at Faith Lutheran Church. Visit our web site for more information: https://www.faithmoorpark.com This sermon series is based on the book "Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran" by Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod President Matthew Harrison. Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran? Instruction, Meditation, and Prayers on Luther's Small Catechism. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/0758662386
16:36
January 21, 2020
Joyfully Lutheran: What is Baptism?
The Sacrament of Baptism: The Nature of Baptism What is Baptism? Baptism is not just plain water, but it is the water included in God’s command and combined with God's word. Which is that word of God? Christ our Lord says in the last chapter of Matthew: "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." (Matt. 28:19) Scripture Readings Matthew 28:16-20 ~~ Sermon by Pastor Ernie Jeong at Faith Lutheran Church. Visit our web site for more information: https://www.faithmoorpark.com This sermon series is based on the book "Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran" by Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod President Matthew Harrison. Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran? Instruction, Meditation, and Prayers on Luther's Small Catechism. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/0758662386
17:34
January 14, 2020
Joyfully Lutheran: The Lord's Prayer - Conclusion (For Thine is the kingdom)
For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen. What does this mean? This means that I should be certain that these petitions are pleasing to our Father in heaven, and are heard by Him; for He Himself has commanded us to pray in this way and has promised to hear us. Amen, amen means “yes, yes, it shall be so.” ~~ Sermon by Pastor Ernie Jeong at Faith Lutheran Church. Visit our web site for more information: https://www.faithmoorpark.com This sermon series is based on the book "Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran" by Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod President Matthew Harrison. Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran? Instruction, Meditation, and Prayers on Luther's Small Catechism. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/0758662386
15:54
December 10, 2019
Joyfully Lutheran: Lord's Prayer - 7th Petition (Deliver us from evil)
But deliver us from evil. What does this mean? We pray in this petition, in summary, that our Father in heaven would rescue us from every evil of body and soul, possessions and reputation, and finally, when our last hour comes, give us a blessed end, and graciously take us from this valley of sorrow to Himself in heaven. ~~ Sermon by Pastor Ernie Jeong at Faith Lutheran Church. Visit our web site for more information: https://www.faithmoorpark.com This sermon series is based on the book "Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran" by Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod President Matthew Harrison. Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran? Instruction, Meditation, and Prayers on Luther's Small Catechism. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/0758662386
18:57
December 3, 2019
Joyfully Lutheran: Lord's Prayer - 6th Petition (Lead us not into temptation)
And lead us not into temptation. What does this mean? God tempts no one. We pray in this petition that God would guard and keep us so that the devil, the world, and our sinful nature may not deceive us or mislead us into false belief, despair, and other great shame and vice. Although we are attacked by these things, we pray that we may finally overcome them and win the victory. ~~ Sermon by Pastor Ernie Jeong at Faith Lutheran Church. Visit our web site for more information: https://www.faithmoorpark.com This sermon series is based on the book "Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran" by Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod President Matthew Harrison. Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran? Instruction, Meditation, and Prayers on Luther's Small Catechism. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/0758662386
16:45
November 26, 2019
Joyfully Lutheran: Lord's Prayer - 5th Petition (Forgive our trespasses)
And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. What does this mean? We pray in this petition that our Father in heaven would not look at our sins, or deny our prayer because of them. We are neither worthy of the things for which we pray, nor have we deserved them, but we ask that He would give them all to us by grace, for we daily sin much and surely deserve nothing but punishment. So we too will sincerely forgive and gladly do good to those who sin against us. ~~ Sermon by Pastor Ernie Jeong at Faith Lutheran Church. Visit our web site for more information: https://www.faithmoorpark.com This sermon series is based on the book "Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran" by Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod President Matthew Harrison. Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran? Instruction, Meditation, and Prayers on Luther's Small Catechism. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/0758662386
14:59
November 20, 2019
Joyfully Lutheran: Lord's Prayer - 4th Petition (Daily bread)
Give us this day our daily bread. What does this mean? God certainly gives daily bread to everyone without our prayers, even to all evil people, but we pray in this petition that God would lead us to realize this and to receive our daily bread with thanksgiving. What is meant by daily bread? Daily bread includes everything that has to do with the support and needs of the body, such as food, drink, clothing, shoes, house, home, land, animals, money, goods, a devout husband or wife, devout children, devout workers, devout and faithful rulers, good government, good weather, peace, health, self-control, good reputation, good friends, faithful neighbors, and the like. ~~ Sermon by Pastor Ernie Jeong at Faith Lutheran Church. Visit our web site for more information: https://www.faithmoorpark.com This sermon series is based on the book "Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran" by Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod President Matthew Harrison. Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran? Instruction, Meditation, and Prayers on Luther's Small Catechism. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/0758662386
17:56
November 13, 2019
Joyfully Lutheran: Lord's Prayer - 3rd Petition (Thy will)
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. What does this mean? The good and gracious will of God is done even without our prayer, but we pray in this petition that it may be done among us also. How is God's will done? God’s will is done when He breaks and hinders every evil plan and purpose of the devil, the world, and our sinful nature, which do not want us to hallow God’s name or let His kingdom come; and when He strengthens and keeps us firm in His Word and faith until we die. This is His good and gracious will. ~~ Sermon by Pastor Ernie Jeong at Faith Lutheran Church. Visit our web site for more information: https://www.faithmoorpark.com This sermon series is based on the book "Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran" by Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod President Matthew Harrison. Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran? Instruction, Meditation, and Prayers on Luther's Small Catechism. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/0758662386
14:41
November 6, 2019
Joyfully Lutheran: Lord's Prayer - 2nd Petition (Thy kingdom)
Thy kingdom come. What does this mean? The kingdom of God certainly comes by itself without our prayer, but we pray in this petition that it may come to us also. How does God's kingdom come? God's kingdom comes when our heavenly Father gives us His Holy Spirit, so that by His grace we believe His holy Word and lead godly lives here in time and there in eternity. ~~ Sermon by Pastor Ernie Jeong at Faith Lutheran Church. Visit our web site for more information: https://www.faithmoorpark.com This sermon series is based on the book "Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran" by Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod President Matthew Harrison. Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran? Instruction, Meditation, and Prayers on Luther's Small Catechism. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/0758662386
14:14
October 30, 2019
Joyfully Lutheran: Lord's Prayer - 1st Petition (Thy name)
The Lord's Prayer - 1st Petition Hallowed be Thy name. What does this mean? God's name is certainly holy in itself, but we pray in this petition that it may be kept holy among us also. How is God's name kept holy? God's name is kept holy when the Word of God is taught in its truth and purity, and we, as the children of God, also lead holy lives according to it. Help us to do this, dear Father in heaven! But anyone who teaches or lives contrary to God's Word profanes the name of God among us. Protect us from this, heavenly Father! ~~ Sermon by Pastor Ernie Jeong at Faith Lutheran Church. Visit our web site for more information: https://www.faithmoorpark.com This sermon series is based on the book "Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran" by Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod President Matthew Harrison. Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran? Instruction, Meditation, and Prayers on Luther's Small Catechism. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/0758662386
15:26
October 24, 2019
Joyfully Lutheran: The Lord's Prayer - Introduction
Our Father who art in heaven. What does this mean? With these words God tenderly invites us to believe that He is our true Father and that we are His true children, so that with all boldness and confidence we may ask Him as dear children ask their dear father. ~~ Sermon by Pastor Ernie Jeong at Faith Lutheran Church. Visit our web site for more information: https://www.faithmoorpark.com This sermon series is based on the book "Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran" by Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod President Matthew Harrison. Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran? Instruction, Meditation, and Prayers on Luther's Small Catechism. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/0758662386
16:40
October 16, 2019
Joyfully Lutheran: Apostles' Creed - Third Article (Sanctification)
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. What does this mean? I believe that I cannot by my own reason or strength believe in Jesus Christ, my Lord, or come to Him; but the Holy Spirit has called me by the Gospel, enlightened me with His gifts, sanctified and kept me in the true faith. In the same way He calls, gathers, enlightens, and sanctifies the whole Christian church on earth, and keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one true faith. In this Christian church He daily and richly forgives all my sins and the sins of all believers. On the Last Day He will raise me and all the dead, and give eternal life to me and all believers in Christ. This is most certainly true. ~~ Sermon by Pastor Ernie Jeong at Faith Lutheran Church. Visit our web site for more information: https://www.faithmoorpark.com This sermon series is based on the book "Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran" by Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod President Matthew Harrison. Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran? Instruction, Meditation, and Prayers on Luther's Small Catechism. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/0758662386
18:19
October 9, 2019
Joyfully Lutheran: Apostles' Creed: Second Article (Redemption)
And [I believe] in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead. What does this mean? I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, begotten of the Father from eternity, and also true man, born of the Virgin Mary, is my Lord, who has redeemed me, a lost and condemned person, purchased and won me from all sins, from death, and from the power of the devil; not with gold or silver, but with His holy, precious blood and with His innocent suffering and death, that I may be His own and live under Him in His kingdom and serve Him in everlasting righteousness, innocence, and blessedness, just as He is risen from the dead, lives and reigns to all eternity. This is most certainly true. ~~ Sermon by Pastor Ernie Jeong at Faith Lutheran Church. Visit our web site for more information: https://www.faithmoorpark.com This sermon series is based on the book "Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran" by Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod President Matthew Harrison. Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran? Instruction, Meditation, and Prayers on Luther's Small Catechism. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/0758662386
16:31
October 2, 2019
Joyfully Lutheran: Apostles' Creed - First Article (Creation)
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. What does this mean? I believe that God has made me and all creatures; that He has given me my body and soul, eyes, ears, and all my members, my reason and all my senses, and still takes care of them. He also gives me clothing and shoes, food and drink, house and home, wife and children, land, animals, and all I have. He richly and daily provides me with all that I need to support this body and life. He defends me against all danger and guards and protects me from all evil. All this He does only out of fatherly, divine goodness and mercy, without any merit or worthiness in me. For all this it is my duty to thank and praise, serve and obey Him. This is most certainly true. ~~ Sermon by Pastor Ernie Jeong at Faith Lutheran Church. Visit our web site for more information: https://www.faithmoorpark.com This sermon series is based on the book "Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran" by Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod President Matthew Harrison. Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran? Instruction, Meditation, and Prayers on Luther's Small Catechism. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/0758662386
15:35
September 26, 2019
Joyfully Lutheran: Close of the Commandments
Close of the Commandments What does God say about these commandments? He says: "I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate Me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love Me and keep My commandments." (Exodus 20:5-6) What does this mean? God threatens to punish all who break these commandments. Therefore, we should fear His wrath and not do anything against them. But He promises grace and every blessing to all who keep these commandments. Therefore, we should also love and trust in Him and gladly do what He commands. ~~ Sermon by Pastor Ernie Jeong at Faith Lutheran Church. Visit our web site for more information: https://www.faithmoorpark.com This sermon series is based on the book "Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran" by Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod President Matthew Harrison. Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran? Instruction, Meditation, and Prayers on Luther's Small Catechism. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/0758662386
16:46
September 18, 2019
Joyfully Lutheran: 9th & 10th Commandments
The 9th Commandment You shall not covet your neighbor's house. (God's gift of contentment) What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not scheme to get our neighbor's inheritance or house, or get it in a way which only appears right, but help and be of service to him in keeping it. The 10th Commandment You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor. (God's gift of contentment) What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not entice or force away our neighbor's wife, workers, or animals, or turn them against him, but urge them to stay and do their duty. ~~ Sermon by Pastor Ernie Jeong at Faith Lutheran Church. Visit our web site for more information: https://www.faithmoorpark.com This sermon series is based on the book "Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran" by Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod President Matthew Harrison. Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran? Instruction, Meditation, and Prayers on Luther's Small Catechism. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/0758662386
16:56
September 11, 2019
Joyfully Lutheran: 8th Commandment
The Eighth Commandment You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. (God's gift of a good reputation) What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not tell lies about our neighbor, betray him, slander him, or hurt his reputation, but defend him, speak well of him, and explain everything in the kindest way. ~~ Sermon by Pastor Ernie Jeong at Faith Lutheran Church. Visit our web site for more information: https://www.faithmoorpark.com This sermon series is based on the book "Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran" by Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod President Matthew Harrison. Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran? Instruction, Meditation, and Prayers on Luther's Small Catechism. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/0758662386
16:34
September 4, 2019
Joyfully Lutheran: 7th Commandment
The Seventh Commandment You shall not steal. (God's gift of possessions) What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not take our neighbor's money or possessions, or get them in any dishonest way, but help him to improve and protect his possessions and income. ~~ Sermon by Pastor Ernie Jeong at Faith Lutheran Church. Visit our web site for more information: https://www.faithmoorpark.com This sermon series is based on the book "Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran" by Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod President Matthew Harrison. Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran? Instruction, Meditation, and Prayers on Luther's Small Catechism. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/0758662386
19:13
August 28, 2019
Joyfully Lutheran: 6th Commandment
The Sixth Commandment You shall not commit adultery. (God's gift of marriage) What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we lead a sexually pure and decent life in what we say and do, and husband and wife love and honor each other. ~~ Sermon by Pastor Ernie Jeong at Faith Lutheran Church. Visit our web site for more information: https://www.faithmoorpark.com This sermon series is based on the book "Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran" by Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod President Matthew Harrison. Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran? Instruction, Meditation, and Prayers on Luther's Small Catechism. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/0758662386
17:21
August 21, 2019
Joyfully Lutheran: 5th Commandment
The Fifth Commandment You shall not murder. (God's gift of life) What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not hurt or harm our neighbor in his body, but help and support him in every physical need. ~~ Sermon by Pastor Ernie Jeong at Faith Lutheran Church. Visit our web site for more information: https://www.faithmoorpark.com This sermon series is based on the book "Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran" by Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod President Matthew Harrison. Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran? Instruction, Meditation, and Prayers on Luther's Small Catechism. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/0758662386
15:48
August 14, 2019
Joyfully Lutheran: 4th Commandment
The Fourth Commandment Honor your father and your mother. What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not despise or anger our parents and other authorities, but honor them, serve and obey them, love and cherish them. ~~ Sermon by Pastor Ernie Jeong at Faith Lutheran Church. Visit our web site for more information: https://www.faithmoorpark.com This sermon series is based on the book "Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran" by Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod President Matthew Harrison. Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran? Instruction, Meditation, and Prayers on Luther's Small Catechism. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/0758662386
17:19
August 7, 2019
Joyfully Lutheran: 3rd Commandment
The Third Commandment Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not despise preaching and His Word, but hold it sacred and gladly hear and learn it. ~~ Sermon by Pastor Ernie Jeong at Faith Lutheran Church. Visit our web site for more information: https://www.faithmoorpark.com This sermon series is based on the book "Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran" by Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod President Matthew Harrison. Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran? Instruction, Meditation, and Prayers on Luther's Small Catechism. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/0758662386
17:25
July 31, 2019
Joyfully Lutheran: 2nd Commandment
The Second Commandment You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God. What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not curse, swear, use satanic arts, lie, or deceive by His name, but call upon it in every trouble, pray, praise, and give thanks. ~~ Sermon by Pastor Ernie Jeong at Faith Lutheran Church. Visit our web site for more information: https://www.faithmoorpark.com This sermon series is based on the book "Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran" by Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod President Matthew Harrison. Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran? Instruction, Meditation, and Prayers on Luther's Small Catechism. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/0758662386
16:06
July 24, 2019
Joyfully Lutheran: 1st Commandment
The First Commandment You shall have no other gods. What does this mean? We should fear, love, and trust in God above all things. ~~ Sermon by Pastor Ernie Jeong at Faith Lutheran Church. Visit our web site for more information: https://www.faithmoorpark.com This sermon series is based on the book "Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran" by Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod President Matthew Harrison. Why Am I Joyfully Lutheran? Instruction, Meditation, and Prayers on Luther's Small Catechism. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/0758662386
21:16
July 19, 2019
The Sacrament of the Altar: Preparation
Sermon on Holy Communion. "The Preparation of Is" 1 Corinthians 11:23-29 Pastor Ernie Jeong www.faithmoorpark.com
18:49
July 12, 2019
The Sacrament of the Altar: Power
Sermon on Holy Communion. "The Power of Is" Mark 4:35-41 Pastor Ernie Jeong www.faithmoorpark.com
19:04
July 5, 2019
The Sacrament of the Altar: Benefit
Sermon on Holy Communion. "The Benefit of Is" 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 Pastor Ernie Jeong www.faithmoorpark.com
17:29
June 28, 2019
The Sacrament of the Altar: Nature
Sermon on Holy Communion. "The Nature of Is" Matthew 26:26-28 Pastor Ernie Jeong www.faithmoorpark.com
16:23
June 21, 2019
The Sacrament of Holy Baptism
This week we examine the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. 1. The Nature of Baptism What is Baptism? Baptism is not just plain water, but it is the water included in God's command and combined with God's word. Which is that word of God? Christ our Lord says in the last chapter of Matthew: "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." (Matthew 28:19) 2. The Blessings of Baptism What benefits does Baptism give? It works forgiveness of sins, rescues from death and the devil, and gives eternal salvation to all who believe this, as the words and promises of God declare. Which are these words and promises of God? Christ our Lord says in the last chapter of Mark: "Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned." (Mark 16:16) 3. The Power of Baptism How can water do such great things? Certainly not just water, but the word of God in and with the water does these things, along with the faith which trusts this word of God in the water. For without God's word the water is plain water and no Baptism. But with the word of God it is a Baptism, that is, a life-giving water, rich in grace, and a washing of the new birth in the Holy Spirit, as St. Paul says in Titus, chapter three: "He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by His grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. This is a trustworthy saying." (Titus 3:5-8)
31:26
June 14, 2019
Lord's Prayer: Seventh Petition (But deliver us from evil.)
The Lord's Prayer: The Seventh Petition But deliver us from evil. What does this mean? We pray in this petition, in summary, that our Father in heaven would rescue us from every evil of body and soul, possessions and reputation, and finally, when our last hour comes, give us a blessed end, and graciously take us from this valley of sorrow to Himself in heaven. ~~ In addition to this audio podcast, you can view the videos of this series on YouTube via this playlist: http://bit.ly/flc-small-catechism
21:20
June 7, 2019
Lord's Prayer: Sixth Petition (And lead us not into temptation.)
The Lord's Prayer: The Sixth Petition And lead us not into temptation. What does this mean? God tempts no one. We pray in this petition that God would guard and keep us so that the devil, the world, and our sinful nature may not deceive us or mislead us into false belief, despair, and other great shame and vice. Although we are attacked by these things, we pray that we may finally overcome them and win the victory. ~~ In addition to this audio podcast, you can view the videos of this series on YouTube via this playlist: http://bit.ly/flc-small-catechism
27:33
May 31, 2019
Lord's Prayer: Fifth Petition (And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.)
The Lord's Prayer: The Fifth Petition And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. What does this mean? We pray in this petition that our Father in heaven would not look at our sins, or deny our prayer because of them. We are neither worthy of the things for which we pray, nor have we deserved them, but we ask that He would give them all to us by grace, for we daily sin much and surely deserve nothing but punishment. So we too will sincerely forgive and gladly do good to those who sin against us. ~~ In addition to this audio podcast, you can view the videos of this series on YouTube via this playlist: http://bit.ly/flc-small-catechism
21:54
May 24, 2019
Lord's Prayer: Fourth Petition (Give us this day our daily bread)
The Lord's Prayer: The Fourth Petition Give us this day our daily bread. What does this mean? God certainly gives daily bread to everyone without our prayers, even to all evil people, but we pray in this petition that God would lead us to realize this and to receive our daily bread with thanksgiving. What is meant by daily bread? Daily bread includes everything that has to do with the support and needs of the body, such as food, drink, clothing, shoes, house, home, land, animals, money, goods, a devout husband or wife, devout children, devout workers, devout and faithful rulers, good government, good weather, peace, health, self-control, good reputation, good friends, faithful neighbors, and the like. ~~ In addition to this audio podcast, you can view the videos of this series on YouTube via this playlist: http://bit.ly/flc-small-catechism
17:57
May 17, 2019
Lord's Prayer: Third Petition (Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven)
The Lord's Prayer: The Third Petition Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. What does this mean? The good and gracious will of God is done even without our prayer, but we pray in this petition that it may be done among us also. How does God's kingdom come? God’s will is done when He breaks and hinders every evil plan and purpose of the devil, the world, and our sinful nature, which do not want us to hallow God’s name or let His kingdom come; and when He strengthens and keeps us firm in His Word and faith until we die. This is His good and gracious will. ~~ In addition to this audio podcast, you can view the videos of this series on YouTube via this playlist: http://bit.ly/flc-small-catechism
15:40
May 10, 2019
Lord's Prayer: Second Petition (Thy kingdom come)
The Lord's Prayer: The Second Petition Thy kingdom come. What does this mean? The kingdom of God certainly comes by itself without our prayer, but we pray in this petition that it may come to us also. How does God's kingdom come? God's kingdom comes when our heavenly Father gives us His Holy Spirit, so that by His grace we believe His holy Word and lead godly lives here in time and there in eternity. ~~ In addition to this audio podcast, you can view the videos of this series on YouTube via this playlist: http://bit.ly/flc-small-catechism
14:42
May 3, 2019
Lord's Prayer: First Petition (Hallowed be Thy name)
The Lord's Prayer: The First Petition Hallowed be Thy name.  What does this mean? God's name is certainly holy in itself, but we pray in this petition that it may be kept holy among us also. How is God's name kept holy? God's name is kept holy when the Word of God is taught in its truth and purity, and we, as the children of God, also lead holy lives according to it. Help us to do this, dear Father in heaven! But anyone who teaches or lives contrary to God's Word profanes the name of God among us. Protect us from this, heavenly Father! ~~ In addition to this audio podcast, you can view the videos of this series on YouTube via this playlist: http://bit.ly/flc-small-catechism
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April 29, 2019
Lord's Prayer: Introduction (Our Father who art in heaven.)
This week we examine the introduction to The Lord's Prayer.  Our Father who art in heaven.   What does this mean? With these words God tenderly invites us to believe that He is our true Father and that we are His true children, so that with all boldness and  confidence we may ask Him as dear children ask their dear father.   ~~ In addition to this audio podcast, you can view the videos of this series on YouTube via this playlist: http://bit.ly/flc-small-catechism
29:47
April 6, 2019
Apostles' Creed: 3rd Article (Holy Spirit)
This week we examine the third article of the Apostles' Creed.  I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian church, the communion  of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and  the life everlasting. Amen.   What does this mean?   I believe that I cannot by my own reason or strength believe in Jesus Christ, my Lord, or come to Him; but the Holy Spirit has called me by  the Gospel, enlightened me with His gifts, sanctified and kept me in the  true faith. In the same way He calls, gathers, enlightens, and sanctifies the whole  Christian church on earth, and keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one true faith. In this Christian church He daily and richly forgives all my sins and the sins of all believers. On the Last Day He will raise me and all the dead, and give eternal life to me and all believers in Christ. This is most certainly true. ~~ In addition to this audio podcast, you can view the videos of this series on YouTube via this playlist: http://bit.ly/flc-small-catechism
32:00
March 30, 2019
Apostles' Creed: 2nd Article (Jesus, God's Son)
This week we examine the second article of the Apostles' Creed.  And [I believe] in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was  conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under  Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into  hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven  and sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty. From thence He  will come to judge the living and the dead. What does this mean?   I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, begotten of the Father from  eternity, and also true man, born of the Virgin Mary, is my Lord, who has redeemed me, a lost and condemned person, purchased and won me  from all sins, from death, and from the power of the devil; not with  gold or silver, but with His holy, precious blood and with His innocent  suffering and death, that I may be His own and live under Him in His kingdom and serve Him in  everlasting righteousness, innocence, and blessedness, just as He is  risen from the dead, lives and reigns to all eternity. This is most certainly true. ~~ In addition to this audio podcast, you can view the videos of this series on YouTube via this playlist: http://bit.ly/flc-small-catechism
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March 23, 2019
Apostles' Creed: 1st Article (God the Father)
This week we examine the first article of the Apostles' Creed.  I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.   What does this mean? I believe that God has made me and all creatures; that He has given me  my body and soul, eyes, ears, and all my members, my reason and all my  senses, and still takes care of them. He also gives me clothing and shoes, food and drink, house and home,  wife and children, land, animals, and all I have. He richly and daily  provides me with all that I need to support this body and life. He defends me against all danger and guards and protects me from all evil. All this He does only out of fatherly, divine goodness and mercy,  without any merit or worthiness in me. For all this it is my duty to  thank and praise, serve and obey Him. This is most certainly true.   ~~ In addition to this audio podcast, you can view the videos of this series on YouTube via this playlist: http://bit.ly/flc-small-catechism
25:00
March 16, 2019
Small Catechism: Close of the Commandments
This week we examine the Close of the Commandments from Luther's Small Catechism.   What does God say about these commandments? He says: "I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children  for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those  who hate Me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who  love Me and keep My commandments." (Exodus 20:5-6)  What does this mean? God threatens to punish all who break these commandments. Therefore, we  should fear His wrath and not do anything against them. But He promises  grace and every blessing to all who keep these commandments. Therefore,  we should also love and trust in Him and gladly do what He commands.  ~~   In addition to this audio podcast, you can view the videos of this series on YouTube via this playlist: http://bit.ly/flc-small-catechism
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January 27, 2019
Small Catechism: 9th & 10th Commandments (Covet)
The 9th Commandment You shall not covet your neighbor's house. (God's gift of contentment) What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not scheme to get our neighbor's inheritance or house, or get it in a way which only appears right, but help and be of service to him in keeping it. The 10th Commandment You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor. (God's gift of contentment) What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not entice or force away our neighbor's wife, workers, or animals, or turn them against him, but urge them to stay and do their duty. ~~ In addition to this audio podcast, you can view the videos of this series on YouTube via this playlist: http://bit.ly/flc-small-catechism
18:01
January 16, 2019
Small Catechism: 8th Commandment (False Testimony)
The 8th Commandment: You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.   (God's gift of a good reputation) What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not tell lies about our neighbor, betray him, slander him, or hurt his reputation, but defend him, speak well of him, and explain everything in the kindest way.   In addition to this audio podcast, you can view the videos of this series on YouTube via this playlist: http://bit.ly/flc-small-catechism
13:05
January 8, 2019
Small Catechism: 7th Commandment (Steal)
You shall not steal. (God's gift of possessions) What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not take our neighbor's money or possessions, or get them in any dishonest way, but help him to improve and protect his possessions and income. In addition to this audio podcast, you can view the videos of this series on YouTube via this playlist: bit.ly/flc-small-catechism 
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January 6, 2019
Small Catechism: 6th Commandment (Adultery)
This week we examine the sixth commandment and explanation from Luther's Small Catechism. The 6th Commandment: You shall not commit adultery. (God's gift of marriage) What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we lead a sexually pure and decent life in what we say and do, and husband and wife love and honor each other. ~~ In addition to this audio podcast, you can view the videos of this series on YouTube via this playlist: bit.ly/flc-small-catechism
25:24
October 20, 2018
Small Catechism: 5th Commandment (Do Not Murder)
This week we examine the fifth commandment and explanation from Luther's Small Catechism. You shall not murder. (God's gift of life) What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not hurt or harm our neighbor in his body, but help and support him in every physical need. ~~ In addition to this audio podcast, you can view the videos of this series on YouTube via this playlist: bit.ly/flc-small-catechism
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July 10, 2018
Small Catechism: 4th Commandment (Honor Your Parents)
Honor your father and your mother. What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not despise or anger our parents and other authorities, but honor them, serve and obey them, love and cherish them. ~~ In addition to this audio podcast, you can view the videos of this series on YouTube via this playlist: bit.ly/flc-small-catechism
25:57
June 26, 2018
Small Catechism: 3rd Commandment (Sabbath Day)
This week we examine the third commandment and explanation from Luther's Small Catechism. Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not despise preaching and His Word, but hold it sacred and gladly hear and learn it. ~~ In addition to this audio podcast, you can view the videos of this series on YouTube via this playlist: bit.ly/flc-small-catechism
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June 19, 2018
Small Catechism: 2nd Commandment (God's Name)
This week we examine the second commandment and explanation from Luther's Small Catechism. The second commandment: You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God. What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not curse, swear, use satanic arts, lie, or deceive by His name, but call upon it in every trouble, pray, praise, and give thanks. ~~ In addition to this audio podcast, you can view the videos of this series on YouTube via this playlist: bit.ly/flc-small-catechism
23:40
June 12, 2018
Small Catechism: 1st Commandment (No Other Gods)
This week we start looking at the Ten Commands with an overview of God's Law and we take a closer look at the first commandment. The First Commandment: You shall have no other gods. What does this mean? We should fear, love, and trust in God above all things. ~~ In addition to this audio podcast, you can view the videos of this series on YouTube via this playlist: bit.ly/flc-small-catechism
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June 5, 2018
Small Catechism: Introduction
This week we start our series with an introduction to Christianity and Luther's Small Catechism. Our faith as Lutherans can be summarized in the belief that we are saved from our sins by God's grace alone (Sola Gratia), through faith alone (Sola Fide), on the account of Scripture alone (Sola Scriptura). A great summary of the Lutheran faith can be found in Luther's Small Catechism. This series will go over the teachings in the catechism. Please follow along. Both new believers and long time believers will benefit. It is always good to stay in the word, examine our faith, and grow in our faith. If you have any questions please comment on the videos and Pastor Jeong will respond to you as we take this journey together. In addition to this audio podcast, you can view the videos of this series on YouTube via this playlist: http://bit.ly/flc-small-catechism
29:01
May 29, 2018