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Articles by Timothy Saleska

Proper 9 • Luke 10:1–20 • July 3, 2016
June 21, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Timothy E. Saleska
Sermon Notes
Luke 10:1–20 does not develop an argument but instead lays out a series of sayings that are disparate in structure and content: a metaphor (v. 2); a comparison (v. 3); instructions …

Proper 27 • Hebrews 9:24–28 • November 8, 2015
October 28, 2015 – 9:53 am | No Comment

By Tim Saleska
Text and Grammar Notes
9:24: εἰσῆλθεν: the aorist verb emphasizes the central point of this text that, unlike the OT sacrifices, Christ’s sacrifice was “once and for all.” ἅγια: The author of Hebrews …

Epiphany 2 • 1 Corinthians 6:12–20 • January 18, 2015
January 6, 2015 – 9:00 am | One Comment

By Tim Saleska
Relevant Background
Acts 18:1–17 describes Paul’s eighteenth-month stay in Corinth. When both Silas and Timothy came to help him, he was able to spend all of his time ministering to the Jews (v. 5). But eventually, …

Epiphany 7 • Leviticus 19:1–2, 9–18 • February 23, 2014
February 11, 2014 – 9:35 am | No Comment

Text Notes
Verses 1–2: “Holy you will be because holy am I, Yahweh, your God.” The commands in Leviticus 19 pertain to almost every area of Israelite life. By commanding such a mix of laws, Yahweh …

Proper 9 • Galatians 6:1–10, 14–18 • July 7, 2013
June 25, 2013 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By Timothy E. Saleska
Galatians 6 includes the third part of the exhortation section of the letter (6:1–10) and the concluding postscript (6:11–18). Points of theological interest in this chapter are: 1. The concept of the …

Proper 6 • Ezekiel 17:22–24 •June 17, 2012
June 5, 2012 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By Tim Saleska
Ezekiel 17:22–24 is an epilogue to the “Allegory of Two Eagles and the Vine” in 17:1–20. The allegory itself is described in 17:1–10. Then, in 17:11–17, the historical interpretation of the allegory is …

Proper 5 • 1 Kings 17:17–24 • June 6, 2010
May 7, 2010 – 2:04 pm | No Comment

By Dr. Timothy Saleska
A question I want to ask you: Does it matter to you if this story is true or not? I don’t mean the question as a test of your orthodoxy. It is …

Advent 4 · Micah 5:2-5a · December 20, 2009
December 20, 2009 – 2:45 pm | No Comment

By Timothy Saleska
Background notes (the text in context)
1. Micah 1:1 sets the ministry of Micah in the days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah of Judah. In modern chronology Micah prophesied in the latter half of …

Proper 19 · Mark 9:14-29 · September 13, 2009
September 13, 2009 – 1:28 pm | No Comment

By Tim Saleska
Sermon Notes
The question that presses the characters in this text is the same one that often presses modern Christian readers of this text. It is the question that the preacher himself must face and …