PODCAST: Episode #6 - Losing My Vocation (But Not Losing Faith In Jesus)

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No, the world doesn’t need to hear another podcast, but it does need to hear the simplicity of the Gospel, or Christ crucified for the sins of all mankind (John 3:16; John 14:6; Ephesians 2:8-9).

If I can help myself learn His truth while using Social Media to promote the Lutheran confessions of our shared and cherished faith and its profound differences over and above any others, then that's just a bonus (Jude 1:3).

Either way, Christ will add to His Church as He wills -- with or without me -- and it will be all to His credit for His glory, honor, and praise and not mine whatsoever (John 6:44; John 3:8; 1 Corinthians 3:7).





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[Episode #6] Please join us for our next broadcast of A Lutheran Layman in an episode we're calling "Losing My Vocation (But Not Losing My Faith In Jesus)" during which we'll be discussing...

* "Prayers And Patristic Quotes"
A Prayer from my Lutheran Book of Prayer and a quote from Martin Luther to help set the tone...

* "News With A Lutheran Layman's Views"
Story of the Week:
What's The #1 Feature of A 'Meaningess' Job? (LinkedIn) My thoughts on the Doctrine of Vocation and the nature of faith after losing my job unexpectedly...


* "Apologetics Q&A The Lutheran Way"
Catechisis:
Answers To Common Criticisms, Objections, Questions. What We BELIEVE, TEACH, and CONFESS As Confessional Lutherans. Not Just WHAT We Believe, But WHY We Believe It, and HOW To Confess It To Others In Our Lives...

Question #1: What Is God's Will For Your Daily Life?

Question #2: Does Losing My Vocation Mean I'm Losing My Faith Or Jesus? (The Doctrine of Vocation And How It Is Different From What American Evangelicalism Believes And Teaches; "Locus And Focus"; It Is Written - 1 Peter 2:13-25 Submission: Like A Boss!)


Of course, we'll take your comments, questions, and prayer requests on-air as time permits. You can send me your questions or comments to: info@lutheranlayman.com or @LutheranLayman

[AUDIO: "Bittersweet Symphony" Instrumental; "Wedding Song" By City Harmonic; Some Additional Sound Bytes From Table Talk Radio As Part of Introduction; YouTube Clips From Public Domain; Concordia Publishing House Promotional Sound Bytes]

[NOTE: All Bible Readings From ESV Unless Otherwise Noted]


Once again, "Mr. Technical Difficulties" crashed the show within the first few minutes as we had about 3-5 minutes of "dead air" while I scrambled to try and figure out why BlogTalkRadio still doesn't want to talk to Skype (sorry about that, folks). I sent him packing, he left for a bit, but then came back to say hello again for a couple of minutes later on in the show! Frustrating.

When all was said and done, we covered a lot of ground on the Doctrine of Vocation, on one's calling and stations in life, on how it's all related to evangelizing others by proclaiming Christ crucified for the sins of all mankind through your vocations, on a sermon about "losing Jesus" and it ran a full 2 hours and 32 minutes (our longest podcast to date!).

Personally, I think that's way too long for a podcast. I'm still thinking about experimenting with the format a bit and perhaps cutting it down to 30-45 minutes somehow.

At the end of the day, I just want the confession of faith and the information you hear on this show to be accurate and, above all, faithful to God's Word and our Confessions.
Let me know what you think, especially if you have some constructive criticism, good ideas, or would like to be a part of a future podcast.

Please make a note to bookmark and/or check out A Lutheran Layman on BlogTalkRadio each week where you can listen LIVE or access the Archive to listen via streaming or to download an MP3 File for use on your Mobile Device.

Do feel free to contact me to let me know what you think, especially if it's to correct me on my handling of God's Word and in confessing the Lutheran faith. I can't stress this enough since I would love to get some feedback from those of you who have tuned in so that I know that no traces for my former Evangelical life are finding their way into the program.

In a Lutheran Layman's terms, may this humble podcast be used for God's glory and your edification (Philippians 3:3; Romans 15:17; Galatians 6:14; 2 Timothy 2:15; 2 Timothy 4:2; Jude 1:3; Galatians 2:5; 1 Corinthians 3:7).


[NOTE: As you know, I am a newly converted Confessional Lutheran who recently escaped American Evangelicalism. That being said, please contact me ASAP if you believe that any of my "old beliefs" seem to have crept their way into any of the material you see published here, and especially if any of the content is not consistent with our Confessions and Lutheran doctrine (in other words, if it's not consistent with God's Word) so that I can correct those errors immediately and not lead any of His little ones astray. Finally, you might discover that some of the earlier pieces I wrote on this blog definitely fall into that category since I was a Lutheran-In-Name-Only at the time and was completely oblivious to the fact that a "Book of Concord" containing our Confessions even existed. I decided to leave those published posts up only because we now have this disclaimer and only to demonstrate the continuing work of Christ and the Holy Spirit in my life. Thank you for stopping by and thank you in advance for your time and help. Grace and peace to you and yours!]

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