The Preacher’s Studio: Reed Lessing


The Preacher’s Studio: Reed Lessing

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. On a semi-regular basis, the homiletics faculty of Concordia Seminary invites you to walk the road with the preacher in the Preacher’s Studio series. Each sermon was preached during chapel services at ..


Pentecost • Acts 2:1–21 • May 19, 2013


Pentecost • Acts 2:1–21 • May 19, 2013

By William Carr What in the world is going on? English versions seem so pedestrian, e.g., “When the day of Pentecost arrived” (ESV) or, simply, “came” (NIV and others). Though the verb συμπληροω occurs only three times (Lk 8:23; 9:51; and here), there is more to the arrival of Pentecost than flipping the calendar to ..


Easter 7 • Revelation 22:1–6 (7–11) 12–20 • May 12, 2013


Easter 7 • Revelation 22:1–6 (7–11) 12–20 • May 12, 2013

By Gerhard Bode Introduction In 1563, Lutheran theologian David Chytraeus (1530–1600) wrote a commentary on the book of Revelation in which he calculated the date of Christ’s second coming. Such theorizing by one of Luther’s own students may surprise us, yet Chytraeus’s prediction tells us something about how he understood the book of Revelation and ..