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Jul 14, 2019

The gang's all here again after a couple busy weeks away! Mia has tips for dealing with stress when shooting, Sgt. Bill has been shooting in hot the Texas Summer and has tips for how to prepare and deal with the heat, and Pastor Bennett is back from his California vacay with some thoughts on what he saw.

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Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill

After a sticky hot USPSA Sectional match in Oklahoma, and with a summer IDPA match in Texas coming up, Sgt. Bill shares tips for preparing for and dealing with the heat at a match.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine

Mia shares lessons on stress management from her trip to a Hunting Summit in Italy.

Pastoral Pontifications

Pastor Bennett is back from vacation in "Commiefornia" with something a little different, a pontification about the Seven Deadly Sins.

Prayer of the Week

Grant, O Lord, we implore You, that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered by Your governance, that Your Church may joyfully serve You in all godly quietness; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord. Amen.

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Jul 7, 2019

This week, with the cast on vacation, we are playing Gun Ban Theology (better known as "Stump the Pastor") with our guest, Pastor Gaven Mize from Augustana Lutheran Church in Hickory, North Carolina.

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Stump the Guest Pastor: Gaven Mize

Gaven Mize serves as the pastor at Augustana Lutheran Church in Hickory, North Carolina. He joins us today to play Gun Ban Theology (affectionately known as "Stump the Pastor"). Today we look at quotes from John Piper (Matthew 5:11-12), C. Denise Yarborough (Luke 3:7-8), and Dr. David Dunn who contrasts gun ownership with the martyrdom of St. Polycarp.

Prayer of the Week

O God, the Protector of all that trust in You, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy, increase and multiply upon us Your mercy that, You being our Ruler and Guide, we may so pass through things temporal that we finally lose not the things eternal; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord. Amen.

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Jun 30, 2019

In our second "Fifth Sunday Special" we are joined by special guest Yehuda Remer, the "Pew Pew Jew." Yehuda is the author of the Safety On series of children's books and he joins us to discuss his latest book, "27 Words: A Children's Guide to the Second Amendment."

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Special Guest: Yehuda Remer

Yehuda is an award-winning Second Amendment Advocate, author, and public speaker living with his wife and kids in Texas.

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Prayer of the Week

O Lord, who never fails to help and govern those whom You bring up in Your steadfast fear and love, make us to have a perpetual fear and love of Your holy name; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord. Amen.

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Jun 23, 2019

This week on Armed Lutheran Radio it's another variety show posted from the McDonalds in Fredericktown, Missouri. Lloyd is on the road at the Illinois State IDPA Championship, Mia encourages you to become a mentor to a new shooter, Bill is talking about speed mode, and Pastor Bennett encourages us to remember our veterans.

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Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill

Sgt. Bill talks about how to practice and shoot in "speed mode."

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine

Mia is back from POMA with tips for mentoring new shooters to help grow the shooting and hunting community.

Pastoral Pontifications

A recent walk in the woods to a local cemetery provides the inspiration for this week's pontification as we approach Independence Day.

Prayer of the Week

O God, the Strength of all those who put their trust in You, mercifully accept our prayers; and because through the weakness of our mortal nature we can do no good thing, grant us the help of Your grace that in keeping Your commandments we may please You both in will and deed; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord. Amen.

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Jun 16, 2019

Today Lloyd and Pastor Bennett play another round of "Crime and the 10 Commandments," reviewing some interesting crime news for how the Ten Commandments apply and preaching to the troubled people involved. But this time we're doing it with a twist, adding in that fabled scallywag, The Florida Man.

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Clinging to God and Guns

How do you preach to a guy who impersonated his dead wife, a rich guy who tried to scam Kmart out of a coffee maker, or a car thief caught naked in a chicken coop? Tune in to find out!

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Prayer of the Week

Almighty God, You declare in Your Word that You are the one true God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. You create life, redeem us from sin, and by Your Spirit kindle faith and sustain Your Church. Keep us mindful of these promises unto death, when we pass into the glory reserved for all the saints. This petition we pray in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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Jun 9, 2019

It's the week before Father's Day and we're back after a couple of weeks away. Lloyd shares thoughts on the importance of fathers and why father's day matters. Mia has gift ideas for your Dad and Sgt. Bill has tips for shooting transitions.

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Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill

Sgt. Bill shares tips to improve your transitions from one target to another, including dry-fire tips for training at home.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine

Mia shares Father's Day gift ideas for the outdoorsy Dad in your life.

Pastoral Pontifications

Pastor Bennett will be back with us for Clinging to God & Guns next week!

Prayer of the Week

O God our merciful Father, who taught the hearts of Your faithful people by sending to them the light of Your Holy Spirit, bring us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things and evermore to rejoice in His holy comfort; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who with You and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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May 19, 2019

This week on Armed Lutheran Radio it's another variety show. Mia answers a listener question about concealed carry for women, Pastor Bennett talks answers a question about carrying in the pulpit, and Sgt. Bill talks about his experiences in Washington DC during Police Week.

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Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill

May 15 was designated as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week by President John F. Kennedy in 1962. Tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. This year, Sgt. Bill made the trip for the first time, and today he shares his experiences.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine

Mia is answering a question from a listener about how to carry a concealed firearm for women, and shares her thoughts on different methods of carry and things you should consider when choosing a gun and a holster.

Pastoral Pontifications

Our own Pistol Packin' Pastor, John Bennett, is answering a question from a listener about the propriety of carrying a firearm in the pulpit for the purpose of protecting the flock.

Prayer of the Week

Our merciful Father, the God who alone make minds of the faithful to be of one will, cause Your people to love what You command and to desire what You promise, that among the manifold changes of this world our hearts may be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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May 12, 2019

Lloyd and Pastor Bennett discuss recent crime stories from Dallas and Milwaukee which leads to a discussion of the importance of life from womb to the tomb.

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Clinging to God and Guns

Lloyd and Pastor Bennett discuss how the 10 Commandments apply to two recent crime stories from Dallas, Texas and Milwaukee, Wisconsin which leads to an unexpected discussion of the importance of life at all ages and how we who call ourselves "pro-life" sometimes lose sight of the fact that we must celebrate, protect, and mourn lives at all stages, from the womb to natural death.

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Prayer of the Week

Almighty and everlasting God, the heavenly Father who shows the light of truth to those who are in error so that they may return into the way of righteousness, cause all who are admitted into the fellowship of Christ's Church to avoid those things that are contrary to their profession and to follow all such things that are agreeable thereto; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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May 5, 2019

In this week's variety show, we have shooting tips from Sgt. Bill, a report from NRA Annual Meetings from Mia, a rant about social media from Pastor Bennett, and thoughts on the UNC Charlotte shooting from Lloyd.

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Commentary: The Shootings at UNC Charlotte

The good guy with a gun slogan needs to go away forever. The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with the will to fight back...whether the good guy has a gun or not. Riley Howell gave his life in service to his neighbors, and stopped a bad guy with a gun.

Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill

Sgt. Bill shares tips for how to shoot more effectively when entering and exiting cover.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine

Mia is back from the NRA Annual Meetings in Indianapolis with a report on the state of the NRA.

Pastoral Pontifications

Pastor Bennett shares a rant about social media and how our interactions there often don't reflect our Christian faith, especially when it involves the death of criminals.

Prayer of the Week

Merciful Father, who by the humiliation of Your Son raised up the fallen world, grant to Your faithful people perpetual gladness, and make those whom You have delivered from the danger of everlasting death to be partakers of eternal joys; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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Apr 28, 2019

In this week's Clinging to God & Guns show, Lloyd and Pastor Bennett discuss the terrorist attacks on tourists and "Easter Worshippers" in Sri Lanka and offer a Biblical perspective on sin, evil, suffering and the failures of human government.

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Clinging to God and Guns

As we celebrated our rescue from sin, death and the devil, around the world our brothers in Christ were dying for His name's sake. There are spiritual and worldly lessons to be gleaned from these terrible attacks in Sri Lanka. Evil exists, we should expect to suffer for Him, we were not promised peace on Earth in this life, and governments of men cannot protect us.

Prayer of the Week

Almighty and merciful God, as You have brought us to celebrate the festival of the Lord's resurrection, cause us by Your grace to bring forth the fruits thereof in our life and conduct; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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Apr 21, 2019

This week we celebrate Easter with a new variety show. We bring you thoughts on Easter from Pastor Bennett, commentary on suffering from Lloyd, a holster review from Sgt. Bill, and some important safety tips from Mia to remember when you use ride-sharing services like Lyft or Uber.

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Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill

Sgt. Bill reviews the Brave Response IWB holster from Brave Response Shooting.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine

If you use ride-sharing services like Uber or Lyft, be sure to remember these important safety tips next time you ride. 8 Safety Tips When Using Uber or Lyft

Pastoral Pontifications

He is risen! He is risen, indeed. Alleluia! Brace yourself. Memes and articles claiming that Easter is a hoax are coming. Pastor Bennett examines the historical proofs for the Biblical account of Christ's passion and resurrection.

Prayer of the Week

We implore you, Almighty and merciful God, cause us who celebrate Your Pascal Feast, kindled with heavenly desires, ever to thirst for the Fountain of Life, Jesus Christ; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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Apr 14, 2019

Over The Years Pastor Bennett And I Have Rebutted Quite A Few Arguments Made By Anti-Gun Christians, Many Of Whom Point To The Words Of The Early Church Fathers To Conclude That, As Christians, We Should Not Own Guns For Self-Defense and Support Gun Control. Today we Begin A Series Of Episodes Dedicated To The Pacifist Writings Of The Early Church, beginning with the Most Oft-Quoted Of The Early Church Fathers, Tertullian Of Carthage.

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Biography

Tertullian (Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus) (155-240 AD) was a prolific early Christian author from Carthage in the Roman province of Africa. Of Berber origin, he was the first Christian author to produce an extensive corpus of Latin Christian literature. He also was an early Christian apologist and a polemicist against heresy, including contemporary Christian Gnosticism. Tertullian has been called "the father of Latin Christianity" and "the founder of Western theology." Though conservative in his worldview, Tertullian originated new theological concepts and advanced the development of early Church doctrine. He is perhaps most famous for being the first writer in Latin known to use the term trinity (Latin: trinitas). According to The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, "Tertullian's trinity not a triune God, but rather a triad or group of three, with God as the founding member"...Influenced by Stoic philosophy, the "substance" of Tertullian, however, was a material substance that did not refer to a single God, but to the sharing of a portion of the substance of the Father (the only being who was fully God) with the Son and, through the Son, with the Holy Spirit. He wrote his understanding of the three members of the trinity after becoming a Montanist. Unlike many Church fathers, Tertullian was never recognized as a saint by the Eastern or Western catholic tradition churches. Several of his teachings on issues such as the clear subordination of the Son and Spirit to the Father, and his condemnation of remarriage for widows and of fleeing from persecution, contradicted the doctrines of these traditions. (source: Wikipedia)

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Prayer of the Week

We implore You, almighty God, merciful Father, look upon Your people that by Your great goodness they may be governed and preserved evermore in body and soul; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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Apr 7, 2019

In this week's episode it's our bi-monthly variety show with tips from Sgt. Bill, a pontification from Pastor Bennett and a rant about the Eighth Commandment and the term "anti-gun."

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Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill

In another of his on focused training, Sgt. Bill has tips about shooting more accurately -- grip, trigger press, and sights.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine

Mia will be back with us in Episode 167.

Pastoral Pontifications

Pastor Bennett answers a listener email about the nature of the Ten Commandments and how we, as Lutherans consider them.

Commentary: The 8th Commandment and the term "Anti-Gun"

When Lloyd shared episode 163 on a Christian Facebook group couple weeks ago, it drew the ire of another Christian who accused him of violating the eighth Commandment by referring to "anti-gun Christians." Is it a violation of the Eighth Commandment to call all Christians who support gun control "anti-gun?" Lloyd addresses the question in today's rant.

Prayer of the Week

We implore You, almighty God, merciful Father, look upon Your people that by Your great goodness they may be governed and preserved evermore in body and soul; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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Mar 31, 2019

In this first "Fifth Sunday Special" for 2019, we are joined by special guest Amanda Suffecool, co-host and producer of Eye On the Target Radio. We talk about how she got into firearms instruction and radio, the annual Preppers Ball and Firearms Appraisal Fair she puts on each year, and the upcoming Concealed Carry Fashion Show at NRAAM 2019.

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Special Guest: Amanda Suffecool

Amanda Suffecool is a firearms instructor, podcaster, and radio host. She is the founder of the REALIZE Firearms Awareness Coalition, Ohio's representative to the 50-States Project and organizer of concealed carry fashion shows at GRPC in 2017, NRA Carry Guard Expo in 2018, and NRAAM in Indianapolis in 2019.

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Prayer of the Week

Heavenly Father, in mercy bring to repentance the enemies of Your Church, and grant them amendment of life. Protect and defend Your Church in all tribulation and danger, and sustain with Your Spirit our brothers and sisters in Christ around the world who experience persecution. Strengthen us and all fellow Christians to set our hope fully on the grace revealed in Christ, and help us to fight the good fight of faith, that in the end we may receive the salvation of our souls. Amen.

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Mar 24, 2019

This week's Clinging to God & Guns episode we're playing a new round of Gun Ban Theology, better known as "Stump the Pastor." Lloyd reads three brief excerpts from gun-ban Christians who refer to Scripture to back up their arguments and Pastor Bennett gives us his reactions off the cuff.

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Clinging to God and Guns

This week Lloyd reads excerpts from gun ban Christians who argue alternately that we are sheep among wolves and therefore should not carry guns to defend against the wolves who want to kills us, there are no good guys or bad guys because we are all sinners (and therefore we need gun control) and, finally, that we were created by God to fight evil in the world and that God will not return until we come together to ban guns.

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Prayer of the Week

We implore You, almighty and merciful Father, to look upon the hearty desires of Your humble servants and stretch forth the right hand of Your majesty to be our defense against all our enemies; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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Mar 17, 2019

On this week's variety show, Mia reviews Decibullz hearing protection (and Turkey season), Sgt. Bill is talking magwells and how to focus on improving your reloads, and Lloyd shares his thoughts on the deadly mass shooting in New Zealand.

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Commentary: New Zealand Mosque Shooting

The New Zealand mosque shooter lashed out against the decline of Western culture. With everything going on in the world, it's easy to become despondent or angry. Lloyd offers some perspective as we look forward to Easter.

Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill

Sgt. Bill has another tip about specific skills in your training and how using a magwell can help you focus on improving your reloads.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine

Mia has been out at the range doing some ballistics gel tests and trying out Decibullz custom molded ear plugs.

Pastoral Pontifications

Pastor Bennett, having survived the snowpocalypse is now working feverishly to keep his basement from flooding, so he could not be with us this week.

Prayer of the Week

O God, our heavenly Father, seeing that of ourselves we have no strength, keep us both outwardly and inwardly that we may be defended from all adversities that may happen to the body and from all evil thoughts that may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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Mar 10, 2019

In today's episode we are playing more "Crime and the 10 Commandments." Lloyd and Pastor Bennett look at a couple of interesting crime stories and discuss Castle Doctrine, forgiveness, and the Ten Commandments.

Clinging to God and Guns

We're playing "Crime and the Ten Commandments" this week and discussing a Texas story of familicide, deceit, and forgiveness. And another from Minnesota about a man killed two teenaged intruders. We discuss a third story, about a man's foolish attempt to recover his stolen truck, but that discussion will be made available on Tuesday to members of the Reformation Gun Club. Come join us and hear the full episode.

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Prayer of the Week

O Lord, mercifully hear our prayer and stretch forth the right hand of Your majesty to defend us from those who rise up against us; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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Mar 4, 2019

This week is another variety show with a training tip about gun safety from Sgt. Bill Silvia, Mia Anstine's thoughts on the new, Draconian gun-control bills that have just passed the House of Representatives, and Pastor Bennett pontificates about Sin and the season of Lent which begins this week.

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Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill Sgt. Bill discusses the importance of safety in competitive shooting and how experienced shooters can take safety protocols for granted. Focus on safety at all times to avoid life-threatening mistakes.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine Mia is back from Washington DC where she joined pro-2A voices from around the country to speak out against the gun control bills which were being debated in the House of Representatives and which were later passed. Contact your Senators and tell them to oppose these un-Constitutional bills. You can read the text of HB 8, The Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019. Pastoral Pontifications Pastor Bennett responds to a New York Times article "Raising Children without the Concept of Sin" and how it relates to the coming season of Lent. Prayer of the Week O Lord, we implore You, mercifully hear our prayers, and, having set us free from the bonds of sin, defend us from all evil; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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Feb 25, 2019

The doctrine of the lesser magistrates declares that when the superior or higher civil authority makes an unjust/immoral law or decree, the lesser or lower ranking civil authority has both the right and duty to refuse obedience to that superior authority. Lloyd and Pastor Bennett discuss how this 500-year-old doctrine applies to us today.

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Clinging to God and Guns Luther wrote in March 1530 that no christian should set himself against the government even if the government acts unjustly. A Christian ought to suffer injustice and rather than resist because even if the government is tyrannical, that in no way removes our obligation as citizens to be obedient. But six months later, in his letter "A Warning to His Dear German People," [LW 47, 11-55] Luther’s view on this subject changed as the threat of military action by the Holy Roman Emperor loomed on the horizon. In 1545, just months after Luther's death, Emperor Charles V prepares for war against the Lutherans, who launch an ill-fated pre-emptive strike. Before long, the Lutheran princes are in submission, dead, or in prison and the Augsburg Interim re-imposes Roman worship on the German people. As the armies of the Emperor close in on the City of Magdeburg, the pastors there write the Magdeburg Confession, expanding on Luther's 1530 letter and laying out the Biblical case for armed resistance to tyranny -- the Lesser Magistrates Doctrine. 500 years later in the United States we see lesser magistrates refusing to uphold or enforce laws from gun control to immigration enforcement.

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Devotion for the Week The people of Israel contended with the Lord in the wilderness (Ex. 17:1–7). They were dissatisfied with His provision. In the same way, the first laborers in the vineyard complained against the landowner for the wage he provided them (Matt. 20:1–16). They charged him with being unfair, but in reality he was being generous. For the Lord does not wish to deal with us on the basis of what we deserve but on the basis of His abounding grace in Christ. The first—those who rely on their own merits—will be last. “For they were overthrown in the wilderness” (1 Cor. 10:5). But the last, those who rely on Christ, will be first. For Christ is the Rock (1 Cor. 9:24–10:5). He is the One who was struck and from whose side blood and water flowed that we may be cleansed of our sin.

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Feb 18, 2019

It's our variety show week and Sgt. Bill has a tip for focusing your practice, Mia shares another great product from SHOT Show, and Pastor Bennett responds to a listener email.

Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill If you want to get better as a shooter and get the most out of your practice sessions, focus on one skill at a time.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine Mia introduces us to NOSO puffy patches she found at SHOT Show 2019 in Las Vegas. These unique patches help you repair rips in your expensive puffy winter coats.

Pastoral Pontifications Pastor Bennett responds to a listener question and discusses the difference between human conscience and the conscience of the Christian which is captive to God's will.

Prayer of the Week O Lord, we implore You favorably to hear the prayers of Your people that we, who are justly punished for our offenses, may be mercifully delivered by Your goodness, for the glory of Your name; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Savior, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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Feb 11, 2019

In this week's Clinging to God & Guns episode we're talking about praying the 10 Commandments and how considering the Commandments when you're making big decisions can help you avoid major mistakes.

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Articles addressed in today's episode:

Prayer of the Week

Almighty and everlasting God, mercifully look upon our infirmities and in all our dangers and necessities stretch forth Your hand to help and defend us; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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Feb 4, 2019

It's our variety show week and Sgt. Bill shares tips for shooting steel targets, Mia reports on some really cool shotguns she saw at the 2019 SHOT Show, and Pastor Bennett shares his thoughts on New York's new infanticide law. 

Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
Shooting steel can be tricky for some shooters. Sgt. Bill offers advice for how to shoot steel targets more effectively.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine
Mia is back from SHOT Show 2019 in Las Vegas with a report on some really cool new shotguns.

Pastoral Pontifications
Pastor Bennett comments on the latest push by the Left to normalize late-term abortion. As we fight for the 2nd Amendment right to defend our own lives we should also be fighting for the lives of all Americans, including the most vulnerable among us.

Prayer of the Week
Heavenly Father, as You know us to be set in the midst of so many and great dangers that by reason of the frailty of our fallen nature we cannot at any time stand upright, grant to us such strength and protection as may support us in all dangers and carry us through all temptations; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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Jan 28, 2019

In this week's Clinging to God & Guns episode we're doing a little Bible study called Gun Ban Theology. Lloyd reads anti-gun arguments from Christian authors and Pastor Bennett reacts, putting the verses used in proper context.

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Clinging to God and Guns Articles and verses addressed in today's episode: Matthew 5:43-48, 1 Cor. 10:24 and 33, and Phil. 2:4-8, Daniel chapters 3 and 6, and 1 Samuel 8:18.

Prayer of the Week Almighty and everlasting God, mercifully look upon our infirmities and in all our dangers and necessities stretch forth Your hand to help and defend us; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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Jan 21, 2019

It's our variety show week and we have another great hunting tip from Mia, tips on offseason prep from Sgt. Bill, Lloyd's thoughts on the latest ad from Gilette, and Pastor Bennett is answering a listener email.

Commentary Gilette has released a new ad against "toxic masculinity," calling on men to be their best. Lloyd shares his thoughts on where the best example of masculinity can be found and why we can't seem to figure it out as a society.

Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill For many competitive shooters, it's the off-season and preparations for the 2019 season are under way. Sgt. Bill shares tips to help you improve.

Mia's Motivations with Mia Anstine Mia continues her series of hunting tips with a discussion of "spot and stalk" hunting; how it is different, tips for success, and why it's so prevalent in the Western states.

Pastoral Pontifications In his second edition of his new segment, Pastor Bennett answers a question from Rob Morse of the Self Defense Gun Stories podcast: "Are we good or bad?"

Prayer of the Week Almighty and everlasting God, Governor of all things in heaven and earth, mercifully hear the supplications of Your people and grant us Your peace in our time; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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Jan 14, 2019

This week we are trying out a new idea for Clinging to God & Guns called "Crime and the 10 Commandments." Lloyd and Pastor Bennett discuss crime stories and discuss the ways that the Ten Commandments apply.

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Lloyd and Pastor Bennett share crime stories from Houston, Texas in 2018, Amboy, Minnesota, from 2018 and Marysville, Washington, from 2006 to show how the 10 Commandments apply to the circumstances surrounding these crimes and the aftermath.

Prayer of the Week

Lord, we implore You, give ear to our prayers and lighten the darkness of our hearts by Your gracious visitation; for You now live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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