A Moment of Faith

Rev. Doug Nicely, pastor  of Jerusalem Lutheran Church in Collinsville, Illinois, joins host Gary Duncan to reflect on the catechism and scripture. 

Show Time: Thursday at 12:00-1:00 p.m. Central Time
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A Moment of Faith: What Is the World to Me?

On this week’s program Rev. Doug Nicely shares with us one of his uncle Marty’s favorite hymns with Gary Duncan.  Pastor Nicely’s uncle asked him to preach for his funeral and for the hymn “What Is the World to Me?” Hear this hymn and a bit of the backstory.

A Moment of Faith: Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us

Rev. Doug Nicely chats with Gary Duncan about children and lambs. In Matthew, Jesus talks about lost sheep as little ones. On this week’s program, you will hear about the connection between sheep and children and how that theme is the heart of many hymns. Pastor Nicely shares with Gary the hymn,  “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us”. 

A Moment of Faith: The Epistles

Gary Duncan and Rev. Doug Nicely talk about the Epistles (letters) to the Philippians. Pastor Nicely shares with Gary a hymn that he is reminded of when reading Philippians. What is the hymn? The words come from Psalm One. Listen for more.

A Moment of Faith: Closing Hymns

Gary Duncan and Pastor Doug Nicely talk about closing hymns on this week’s program. Closing hymns are a reminder of the worship we just participated in and of what we have learned, heard, and should take with us as we depart. Doug shares with us a hymn “Go My Children with My Blessing” written by LCMS pastor Jeroslav Vajda.

A Moment of Faith: Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart

On this program Rev. Doug Nicely shares with Gary Duncan the back story of the nineteenth century hymn “Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart” by E. H. Plumptre (1865).

A Moment of Faith: Guide Me, Oh Thou Great Jehovah

Gary Duncan And Rev. Doug Nicely discuss Hebrews 11 and living in faith. Doug also shares with us the William Williams hymn of faith “Guide Me, Oh Thou Great Jehovah”.

A Moment of Faith: Come, My Soul, Thy Suit Prepare

Rev. Doug Nicely and Gary Duncan talk about the Lord’s Prayer and praying the separate petitions. Also, Doug shares the John Newton hymn “Come, My Soul, Thy Suit Prepare”. 

A Moment of Faith: The National Anthem

Rev. Doug Nicely discusses with Gary Duncan the National Anthem by Francis Scott Key. Hear the backstory and a verse from the anthem that is rarely sung.

A Moment of Faith: In Thee Is Gladness

Pastor Doug Nicely talks with Gary Duncan about the hymn “In Thee is Gladness” How has this hymn changed over the years? Hear the backstory that dates to the fifteen hundreds.

A Moment of Faith: In Christ There Is No East or West

Rev. Doug Nicely discusses with Gary Duncan the hymn “In Christ There Is No East or West”. This hymn text is at the heart of St. Paul’s letter to the Galatians. Listen as we dig deeper into Galatians 3: 23-29.