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PASTOR'S STUDY NEWSLETTER
- Oct. 4, 2017
The Pastor’s Study newsletter October/November 2017
Dear Friends of The Pastor’s Study,
Remember the story of when Joseph’s brothers threw him down a well but he eventually became a ruler in Egypt because of it and told his brothers “You meant it for evil, but God meant it for good” (Genesis 50:20)? And you know the wonderful verse Romans 8:28 that promises that God causes all things—even difficult things—for the good of those who love Him. That is basically the story of The Pastor’s Study. In case you’ve never heard it, here it is.
Back in 1988 the church I served, Hope Lutheran Church, started our TV show that broadcast throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. We thought about trying to go national to reach more people, but it never happened. Also, for years I attended a confidential Catholic support group for men who struggle with homosexual temptations. A man joined our group for about a year but then returned to his lifestyle of homosexual behavior. He was angry that I teach that homosexual behavior is a sin and he found a reporter at a homosexual magazine who did a front page article exposing my attendance at the Catholic meetings. It was the worst time of my life as I had to tell my family, friends and congregation about my personal struggle. But during it all I was able to do interviews and write a newspaper article stating that, yes, I struggle, but by the grace of God one can say “No” to these temptations and follow Christ. That all happened in 2010. In 2011, with the help of my congregation and donations from viewers, enough money came in and we were able to go national. Since then The Pastor’s Study has been seen by a much larger TV audience and is reaching many more people for Christ. So, if you are going through a rough time, hold on, Romans 8:28 will come true.
Since 2010 I have gone very public with my struggle with same sex attraction (see our TV shows on the topic at pastorsstudy.org). I believe God had this all planned. If there was ever a time in the history of our nation when people need to hear that homosexual behavior is wrong, perhaps especially from someone who struggles with the temptation, it is now. The homosexual and transgender movement has flooded our culture and we need Christians to stand up and speak out. That is what we are trying to do at The Pastor’s Study. In the Bible’s words from Esther, I believe this ministry “was born for such a time as this” (Esther 4:14).
So please pray for us. We are on the front lines of this battle and it gets depressing. Some of the responses I get are from very bitter people (even pastors) who want to compromise the Scriptures. But overwhelmingly people love what we are doing and the most frequent compliment we get is “Thank you for taking a stand for the Bible.”
And thank you, friends of The Pastor’s Study, for helping us spread the Gospel of Christ. When we get enough money, we add another station to air our program, and because of God and your giving we broadcast nationally on Dish Network and DirecTV (the Christian Television Network) and also on local stations in Minneapolis, Rochester, Duluth, Madison, Wichita, Sioux Falls, the Quad Cities, Bismarck, and now Phoenix. It is very expensive to buy this airtime, but we believe God has birthed this ministry and will keep it going as long as it is His will. So please pray about what your offering might be to our ministry. The Pastor’s Study is overseen by a board of faithful Christians who make sure your money goes where it is supposed to go.
And, again, if you’re going through a rough time, remember and claim Romans 8:28!
In Jesus our Savior,
Pastor Tom Brock
WHAT WE BELIEVE:
We believe in the Triune God, the one God who exists in three eternal Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that God the Son became a man (Jesus), died for our sins and rose from the dead and through Him alone one can receive the forgiveness of sins and eternal life. We affirm the substitutionary atonement of Christ, namely, that Jesus lived a perfect life and suffered the wrath of God in our place to make payment for the sins of mankind. We affirm Christ’s bodily resurrection from the dead. We believe that faith in Christ is necessary for salvation and those without Christ will not be saved (John 14:6). We believe we are saved by the unmerited grace of God and not by our good deeds. We believe that good deeds are the evidence of our faith.
We believe the Bible is the infallible Word of God, the highest authority to which the Christian submits. All theology, morality, teaching and opinion should be judged by the Holy Scriptures. We reject attempts to rewrite Scripture to eliminate masculine references for God. We view pre-marital sex, abortion, and homosexual behavior as inconsistent with God’s Word. We believe there is forgiveness for these sins, and all sin, through repentance and faith in Christ.
To set people free by preaching the truth of Christ for the salvation of the lost and for the correction and edification of the Church.
People will be set free and the Church will be edified through our television and radio programs, through the internet, through our literature, and through speaking/preaching engagements and seminars.
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