Saturday, February 14, 2009

Paul Planted and Apollos Watered

It was Pr Benjamin Mayes who planted sound doctrine into my heart and brought me to the fertile soil of the cross that is found through confessional Lutheranism.

If Pr Mayes is my Paul, then my Apollos during this deployment is Rev David Peterson.

His audio sermons are found here and they are truly amazing! I am truly jealous of the Word of God that is given to the congregation of Redeemer Lutheran Church every Sunday.

Last year's Judica sermon (2008-03-09 #553) is especially good, but I have yet to find a single homily that was not worth the hours that it takes to download them with my <128k shared internet connection.

Thank You, Holy Spirit, for loving us so much that you have given Christ's church these two loyal servants along with all of the other preachers and teachers who have been bound to the gospel by Your power. And thanks be to God for the increase of faith that comes from the pure proclomation of Your Word!

2 comments:

Rev. Benjamin Mayes said...

[BLUSH]. S.D.G.

Mike Baker said...

For those who do not know, one of the (secret) secondary goals of this blog is to embarrass Rev. Mayes to death with praise and encouragement. :P

This compensates for my inability to thank him in person.

One would assume that "S.D.G" stands for Soli Deo Gloria (Latin: Glory to God alone). Of course! To Him be all glory and honor and praise for ever and ever.

...but if the Lutheran blogosphere can spill oceans of ink slamming false prophets, bad teachers, and retarded synodical initiatives then I can scribble a few lines about a few pastors who, by the power and wisdom of the Holy Spirit, remain faithful and loyal to the Word of God.

(just be glad I didn't include your picture on my "Man in Black" tribute a month ago!)