Rev. Chris Hull, pastor at Zion Lutheran Church in Tomball, TX joins host Rev. Timothy Appel for Sharathon 2020 to discuss the way Christians speak to God and to each other.
Christians learn to speak by listening to God’s Word; His Words shape our own. When we try to reverse the order, we fall into sin and evil as our speech concerning God turns to falsehood and our speech concerning our neighbor turns to judgment and gossip. As we listen first to His Word about Himself and about us, our words are formed for His holy use. The holy use of our words toward God include the true confession of who He is and what He has done as well as calling upon Him as Father in prayer. The holy use of our words toward our neighbors means speaking about them as those for whom Christ has died and covered with His blood.
Sharper Iron, hosted by Rev. Timothy Appel, looks at the text of Holy Scripture both in its broad context and its narrow detail, all for the sake of proclaiming Christ crucified and risen for sinners. Two pastors engage with God’s Word to sharpen not only their own faith and knowledge, but the faith and knowledge of all who listen.
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