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Articles by David Peter

Proper 10 • Luke 10:25–37 • July 10, 2016
June 28, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By David Peter
Provided here is a sermon digest based on the parable of the Good Samaritan. The reader is free to appropriate into a sermon that which is beneficial.
Focus: As those restored by Jesus, we …

How I Remember a Basketball Star
June 17, 2016 – 9:49 am | 11 Comments
How I Remember a Basketball Star

…before Golden State Warriors’ Shaun Livingston dunked in the NBA Finals.

The Process of Placement
April 25, 2016 – 8:24 am | One Comment
The Process of Placement

Call Day is the high point on the Concordia Seminary calendar. But how do we get there?

Christ’s Conquest: At the Cross or the Empty Tomb?
April 6, 2016 – 11:00 am | 5 Comments
Christ’s Conquest: At the Cross or the Empty Tomb?

Is there an imbalance in our Good Friday and Easter (and the Sundays before and after) preaching?

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 | One 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) …