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Thy Strong Word reveals the light of our salvation in Christ through study of God’s Word, breaking our darkness with His redeeming light. Each weekday, two pastors fix our eyes on Jesus by considering Holy Scripture, verse by verse, in order to be strengthened in the Word and be equipped to faithfully serve in our daily vocations.
Thy Strong Word is hosted by Rev. Dr. Phil Booe, pastor of St. John Lutheran Church of Luverne, MN, and graciously underwritten by the Lutheran Heritage Foundation.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 76 Ratings

Thy Strong Word reveals the light of our salvation in Christ through study of God’s Word, breaking our darkness with His redeeming light. Each weekday, two pastors fix our eyes on Jesus by considering Holy Scripture, verse by verse, in order to be strengthened in the Word and be equipped to faithfully serve in our daily vocations.
Thy Strong Word is hosted by Rev. Dr. Phil Booe, pastor of St. John Lutheran Church of Luverne, MN, and graciously underwritten by the Lutheran Heritage Foundation.

    Luke 9:1-36: You Feed Them

    Luke 9:1-36: You Feed Them

    Jesus sends out the Twelve with power and authority to drive out demons, cure diseases, and proclaim the Kingdom of God. Upon their return, He feeds five thousand people with five loaves and two fish, illustrating His miraculous provision. Later, Jesus asks His disciples about His identity, leading Peter to confess that He is the Messiah. The passage culminates with the Transfiguration, where Jesus is gloriously transformed before Peter, James, and John. 
    The Rev. John Shank, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Edwardsville, IL, joins the Rev. Dr. Phil Booe to study Luke 9:1-36. 
    The Gospel of Luke, filled with rich narratives and detailed accounts, offers an inspired and historical perspective on the life and teachings of Jesus. Emphasizing Jesus’ concern for the poor, outcasts, and social justice, this Gospel narrates parables and miracles that underscore the theme of God’s salvation for all people. Luke’s account is unique in its inclusion of the birth of John the Baptist, the parable of the Good Samaritan, and the story of the Prodigal Son, culminating in a vivid portrayal of Jesus’ death and resurrection, affirming the universal offer of redemption. This Gospel serves as an invitation to understand the depth of God’s love and the breadth of His grace extended to humanity through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.

    • 55 min
    Luke 8:22-56: Fear Not: Jesus is in Control

    Luke 8:22-56: Fear Not: Jesus is in Control

    We see Jesus' astounding authority over nature, demons, illness, and death through three dramatic events. First, He calms a storm on the Sea of Galilee, astonishing His disciples. Next, He frees a demon-possessed man in the Gerasenes, demonstrating His power over evil spirits. Finally, Jesus heals a woman suffering from a bleeding disorder and raises Jairus's daughter from the dead, showcasing His compassion and divine power. 
    The Rev. Scott MacDonald, pastor of St. John Lutheran Church in Meridian, CT, joins the Rev. Dr. Phil Booe to study Luke 8:22-56. 
    The Gospel of Luke, filled with rich narratives and detailed accounts, offers an inspired and historical perspective on the life and teachings of Jesus. Emphasizing Jesus’ concern for the poor, outcasts, and social justice, this Gospel narrates parables and miracles that underscore the theme of God’s salvation for all people. Luke’s account is unique in its inclusion of the birth of John the Baptist, the parable of the Good Samaritan, and the story of the Prodigal Son, culminating in a vivid portrayal of Jesus’ death and resurrection, affirming the universal offer of redemption. This Gospel serves as an invitation to understand the depth of God’s love and the breadth of His grace extended to humanity through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.

    • 56 min
    Luke 8:1-21: Take Care How You Hear

    Luke 8:1-21: Take Care How You Hear

    Jesus travels with His disciples and several devoted women, proclaiming the good news of God's Kingdom. Through the Parable of the Sower, Jesus illustrates how different responses to God's word yield varied results, teaching His disciples about the mysteries of the Kingdom. He emphasizes the importance of not just hearing but also living out God's word, using the metaphor of a lamp on a stand to reveal that hidden truths will come to light. 
    The Rev. Dennis McFadden, pastor emeritus, joins the Rev. Dr. Phil Booe to study Luke 8:1-21. 
    The Gospel of Luke, filled with rich narratives and detailed accounts, offers an inspired and historical perspective on the life and teachings of Jesus. Emphasizing Jesus’ concern for the poor, outcasts, and social justice, this Gospel narrates parables and miracles that underscore the theme of God’s salvation for all people. Luke’s account is unique in its inclusion of the birth of John the Baptist, the parable of the Good Samaritan, and the story of the Prodigal Son, culminating in a vivid portrayal of Jesus’ death and resurrection, affirming the universal offer of redemption. This Gospel serves as an invitation to understand the depth of God’s love and the breadth of His grace extended to humanity through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.

    • 56 min
    Luke 7:36-50: Who is This, Who Even Forgives Sins?

    Luke 7:36-50: Who is This, Who Even Forgives Sins?

    While dining at Simon's house, a woman known for her sinful life approaches Jesus, weeping. She anoints His feet with expensive perfume, washes them with her tears, and dries them with her hair. Simon is critical of Jesus allowing such a woman to touch Him, questioning His status as a prophet. Jesus responds with a parable about two debtors, illustrating that those who are forgiven much, love much. He points out the woman's acts of love compared to Simon's lack of hospitality, and declares her sins forgiven, emphasizing her faith. This passage highlights themes of repentance, forgiveness, and the profound grace of Jesus. 
    The Rev. Dr. Michael Moorehouse, pastor of Catalina Lutheran Church, Tucson, AZ, joins the Rev. Dr. Phil Booe to study Luke 7:36-50. 
    The Gospel of Luke, filled with rich narratives and detailed accounts, offers an inspired and historical perspective on the life and teachings of Jesus. Emphasizing Jesus’ concern for the poor, outcasts, and social justice, this Gospel narrates parables and miracles that underscore the theme of God’s salvation for all people. Luke’s account is unique in its inclusion of the birth of John the Baptist, the parable of the Good Samaritan, and the story of the Prodigal Son, culminating in a vivid portrayal of Jesus’ death and resurrection, affirming the universal offer of redemption. This Gospel serves as an invitation to understand the depth of God’s love and the breadth of His grace extended to humanity through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.

    • 57 min
    Luke 7:1-35: “Are You the One?” Did John the Baptist Doubt?

    Luke 7:1-35: “Are You the One?” Did John the Baptist Doubt?

    First, Jesus heals a centurion's servant, marveling at the centurion's great faith. Next, He raises a widow's son from the dead in Nain, prompting awe and glorification of God among the people. As news of these miracles spreads, John the Baptist, from prison, sends his disciples to ask Jesus if He is the one to come. Jesus responds by pointing to his His miracles and preaching as evidence of His messianic identity. 
    The Rev. Dr. Curtis Deterding, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Fort Myers, FL, joins the Rev. Dr. Phil Booe to study Luke 7:1-35. 
    The Gospel of Luke, filled with rich narratives and detailed accounts, offers an inspired and historical perspective on the life and teachings of Jesus. Emphasizing Jesus’ concern for the poor, outcasts, and social justice, this Gospel narrates parables and miracles that underscore the theme of God’s salvation for all people. Luke’s account is unique in its inclusion of the birth of John the Baptist, the parable of the Good Samaritan, and the story of the Prodigal Son, culminating in a vivid portrayal of Jesus’ death and resurrection, affirming the universal offer of redemption. This Gospel serves as an invitation to understand the depth of God’s love and the breadth of His grace extended to humanity through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.

    • 55 min
    Luke 6:37-49: Judge Not?

    Luke 6:37-49: Judge Not?

    Jesus teaches about judgment, forgiveness, and living out His words. He instructs not to judge or condemn, but to forgive and be generous, noting that the same measure we use will be applied to us. He emphasizes self-awareness before correcting others and uses the analogy of a tree and its fruit to illustrate that actions reflect character. Jesus concludes with the parable of the wise and foolish builders, stressing the importance of practicing His teachings. Those who do are like a house on a solid foundation, while those who don't are like a house on sand, destined to collapse. 
    The Rev. John Lukomski, co-host of Wrestling with the Basics on KFUO Radio, joins the Rev. Dr. Phil Booe to study Luke 6:37-49. Find Wrestling with the Basics at kfuo.org/wrestlingwiththebasics. 
    The Gospel of Luke, filled with rich narratives and detailed accounts, offers an inspired and historical perspective on the life and teachings of Jesus. Emphasizing Jesus’ concern for the poor, outcasts, and social justice, this Gospel narrates parables and miracles that underscore the theme of God’s salvation for all people. Luke’s account is unique in its inclusion of the birth of John the Baptist, the parable of the Good Samaritan, and the story of the Prodigal Son, culminating in a vivid portrayal of Jesus’ death and resurrection, affirming the universal offer of redemption. This Gospel serves as an invitation to understand the depth of God’s love and the breadth of His grace extended to humanity through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.

    • 56 min

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