Pastors

Dig deeper into Scripture with these blog posts and articles curated for pastors. Gain meaningful insights to share with your congregation members.

  • Opposing Ideas in Ecclesiastes: Justice and Mercy

    Opposing Ideas in Ecclesiastes: Justice and Mercy

    When the book of Ecclesiastes highlights judgment, it can arouse questions about the apparent contradiction between the grief of Ecclesiastes and statements of abundant mercy elsewhere in...

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  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: John 8:48–59

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: John 8:48–59

    Explore Christ’s great confession, “Before Abraham was, I am” (John 8:58), to the Pharisees and the highlights of John’s Greek with Rev. Phil Rigdon.

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  • Proverbs: An Overview

    Proverbs: An Overview

    The Book of Proverbs could rightly be called a collection of collections. Within this book of the Bible, many different strands of Israel’s wisdom coalesce into a book that’s core...

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  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: Revelation 21:1–7

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: Revelation 21:1–7

    Exploring the original Greek of Revelation 21, Pastor Rigdon shows us Christ’s words on the new heaven and the new earth promised to us in the last days.

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  • The Psalms: An Overview

    The Psalms: An Overview

    The Book of Psalms contains songs and prayers for every occasion. In fact, the Psalms collectively cover so much of the faith that they were rightly called a “little Bible” by the Church...

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  • Repentance and Forgiveness in the Bible

    Repentance and Forgiveness in the Bible

    The Law accuses and shows us our sin, warns us of God’s wrath, and shows we are powerless to save ourselves. Here, Pastor Rigdon shares examples of how God calls His people to...

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  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: Luke 24:1–12

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: Luke 24:1–12

    The resurrection of our Lord, despite the initial disbelief of the disciples, was no surprise. Rather, it was a promise repeated throughout the Old Testament and Christ’s own ministry....

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  • A Transformative Change of Heart

    A Transformative Change of Heart

    Born sinners, we know we need to be redeemed, cleansed, and born again. But how? The Greek word metanoia sheds some light on the subject.

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  • The Book of Job: An Overview

    The Book of Job: An Overview

    Job is renowned as the archetypical “suffering man” of the Old Testament, and rightly so. His losses were immense. But his comfort amidst his suffering is the knowledge that God Himself...

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  • God's Great Plan | Ep.8 - Epistles and Challenges21:49

    God's Great Plan | Ep.8 - Epistles and Challenges

    Dig even deeper with the New Testament Companion: https://www.cph.org/p-24331-lutheran-bible-companion-volume-2-intertestamental-new-testament-and-bible-dictionary.aspx In this final episode, Pastor

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  • God's Great Plan | Ep.7 - Acts and Paul20:49

    God's Great Plan | Ep.7 - Acts and Paul

    Dig even deeper with the New Testament Companion: https://www.cph.org/p-24331-lutheran-bible-companion-volume-2-intertestamental-new-testament-and-bible-dictionary.aspx In this episode, Pastor Palmer

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  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: Luke 4:1–13

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: Luke 4:1–13

    Below, Phil Rigdon explores the temptation of Jesus as recounted in Luke 4:1–13.

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  • God's Great Plan | Ep.6 - The Four Gospels22:21

    God's Great Plan | Ep.6 - The Four Gospels

    Dig even deeper with the New Testament Companion: https://www.cph.org/p-24331-lutheran-bible-companion-volume-2-intertestamental-new-testament-and-bible-dictionary.aspx In this episode, Pastor Palmer

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  • God's Great Plan | Ep. 5 - The Prophetic Books24:26

    God's Great Plan | Ep. 5 - The Prophetic Books

    Dig even deeper with the Old Testament Companion: https://www.cph.org/p-24330-lutheran-bible-companion-volume-1-introduction-and-old-testament.aspx In this episode, Pastor Palmer guides us through th

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  • Esther: An Overview

    Esther: An Overview

    The following is adapted from volume 1 of The Lutheran Bible Companion on the Book of Esther.

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  • God's Great Plan | Ep.4 - The Wisdom Books23:53

    God's Great Plan | Ep.4 - The Wisdom Books

    Dig even deeper with the Old Testament Companion: https://www.cph.org/p-24330-lutheran-bible-companion-volume-1-introduction-and-old-testament.aspx In this episode, Pastor Palmer guides us through th

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  • The Good Physician Speaks True

    The Good Physician Speaks True

    Pastor Phil Rigdon reflects on the blessing of hearing the truth about ourselves, both from others and from God’s Word.

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  • God's Great Plan | Ep.3 - The Historical Books22:39

    God's Great Plan | Ep.3 - The Historical Books

    Dig even deeper with the Old Testament Companion: https://www.cph.org/p-24330-lutheran-bible-companion-volume-1-introduction-and-old-testament.aspx In this episode, Pastor Palmer guides us through th

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  • Man Up! Episode 4: Faithfulness as Manliness16:12

    Man Up! Episode 4: Faithfulness as Manliness

    Check out the book: https://www.cph.org/p-29665-Man-Up-The-Quest-for-Masculinity.aspx In this final episode, pastor Hemmer acknowledges some of the paradoxes inherent to biblical masculinity and list

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  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: Luke 5:1–11

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: Luke 5:1–11

    In Luke 5, Christ preaches to the crowds and grants a miracle of fish to Simon Peter and his fellow fisherman. This great mass of fish was only a precursor to the great catch of the...

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