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Articles by Thomas Egger

Proper 20 • Isaiah 55:6–9 • September 21, 2014
September 9, 2014 – 10:00 am | No Comment

By Thomas Egger
Better ways, better thoughts. The ways and thoughts of God are immeasurably better than the ways and thoughts of sinful people. God therefore calls all humanity to true repentance, that is, to abandon their own wicked …

Proper 6 • Galatians 2:15–21; 3:10–14 • June 16, 2013
June 4, 2013 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By Thomas Egger
Proposed theme: The sermon focus developed here highlights the language of curse and blessing in Galatians 3. No power of our own, but only Jesus Christ, has delivered us from the God-sized curse …

Proper 12 • Genesis 9:8–17 • July 29, 2012
July 17, 2012 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By Thomas Egger
Congregations of the LCMS have not heard many sermons on the rainbow, since Genesis 9 did not occur in the lectionary cycles of Lutheran Worship. In fact, the LW three-year lectionary did not …

Proper 25 • Matthew 22:34–46 • October 23, 2011
August 5, 2011 – 12:30 pm | One Comment

By Thomas Egger
At the Jerusalem temple (Mt 21:23), as the great feast approaches, a high-profile religious confrontation takes place. Jesus has entered the city amidst shouts of “Hosanna,” hailed by the throngs as the son of …

INTERPRETING THE HISTORICAL BOOKS, Handbooks for Old Testament Exegesis series. By Robert B. Chisholm, Jr.
July 21, 2011 – 2:50 pm | No Comment

INTERPRETING THE HISTORICAL BOOKS, Handbooks for Old Testament Exegesis series, vol. 1. By Robert B. Chisholm, Jr. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2006. 232 pages. Paper. $19.99.
Reviewed by Thomas Egger
Joshua at Jericho, Gideon and his three hundred …

Epiphany 4 • Matthew 5:1–12 • January 30, 2011
November 3, 2010 – 10:41 am | No Comment

by Tom Egger
In this pericope, Jesus is proclaiming the blessings of his reign to those gathered around him on the mountain. His words address a repentant, lowly people with the assurance of God’s presence and …

Lent 5 • Isaiah 43:16–21 • March 21, 2010
March 16, 2010 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

Homiletical Helps on LSB Series C—Old Testament
by Thomas Egger