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Articles by David Peter

Epiphany 3 • Luke 4:16–30 • January 24, 2016
January 12, 2016 – 9:05 am | No Comment

By David Peter
This text is appropriate for reflection early in the Epiphany season for several reasons. First, it reports one of Jesus’s first acts of his public ministry. Second, it is one of the first …

The Big Picture of Easter
April 14, 2015 – 9:27 am | One Comment
The Big Picture of Easter

What the Grand Canyon shows us about Christ’s resurrection…and ours.

The Resurrection of Our Lord • 1 Corinthians 15:1–11 • April 5, 2015
March 24, 2015 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By David Peter
The Occasion for Paul’s Words
The first verse of the text begins with these words: “Now I would remind you, brothers.” This formula indicates that Paul is responding to an issue which had been a part of …

Proper 9 • Zechariah 9:9–12 • July 6, 2014
June 24, 2014 – 10:00 am | No Comment

By David Peter
Context Considerations
It might come as a surprise that this Old Testament text is appointed for the fourth Sunday after Pentecost when we are used to it being read on Palm Sunday. Why does it make an …

Blood Moon Lunacy
April 10, 2014 – 9:13 am | 12 Comments
Blood Moon Lunacy

As if you didn’t have enough to worry about with your taxes due on April 15….

Proper 7 • Galatians 3:23–4:7 • June 23, 2013
June 11, 2013 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By David Peter
Textual Considerations
There are many details of this passage which could be developed in the sermon, some of which are quite significant, such as the wonderful implications of putting on Christ in baptism (3:27) …

Epiphany 2 • 1 Corinthians 12:1–11 • January 20, 2013
January 8, 2013 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By David Peter
Contextual Considerations
This text begins a series of lectio continua from 1 Corinthians 12 and 13 which extends through the season of Epiphany.
The first verse of the text begins with these words: “Now concerning …

The Preacher’s Studio: David Peter
October 4, 2011 – 10:20 am | One Comment
The Preacher’s Studio: David Peter

The journey from text to pulpit can be a long and winding road, filled with false starts, surprising discoveries, and hard choices along the way. Preacher’s Studio is a chance to take a step back and talk together about the art and craft of preaching. Today’s preacher: DAVID PETER.

Proper 8 • Matthew 10:34–42 • June 26, 2011
May 2, 2011 – 2:34 pm | 2 Comments

By David Peter
Liturgical Context
This text is appointed for this date simply because it falls in the sequence of the lectio continua for the gospel readings from Matthew’s Gospel. The theme is that of division, conflict, and …

Easter 6 • Acts 16:6–15 • May 9, 2010
May 6, 2010 – 3:32 pm | No Comment

Submitted below is a full manuscript of a sermon delivered in the chapel service at Concordia Seminary on April 30, 2010, three days after the spring assignment service (“Call Day”). The reader has permission to …