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Holy Trinity • Acts 2:14a, 22–36 • May 31, 2015
May 19, 2015 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Erik Herrmann
The Christian confession of the Trinity is both sublime and difficult. Trying to grasp the distinction of the divine persons while maintaining the unity of the Godhead can feel like an abstraction that places God …

Pentecost • Acts 2:1–21 • May 24, 2015
May 14, 2015 – 10:00 am | No Comment

By Kent Burreson
The Feast Day of Pentecost is the fiftieth day of the Easter season, the eighth day beyond the seven weeks of seven days. It is the culmination of the joyous, uninterrupted feast of the resurrection …

Easter 7 • 1 John 5:9–15 • May 17, 2015
May 12, 2015 – 8:04 am | No Comment

by Leopoldo A. Sánchez M.
Testifying in the Courtroom
Life is one of the apostle’s favorite images of salvation, and he makes use of it in the assigned text: “And this is the testimony, that God gave us …

Lent 2 • Romans 5:1–11 • March 1, 2015
February 17, 2015 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Robert Kolb
Sometimes it seems as if our lives have wandered into one of the survival shows on television and we are about to be eliminated, or at least have questions about lasting longer than a few …

Proper 21 • Ezekiel 18:1–4, 25–32 • September 28, 2014
September 16, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Kent Burreson
The Just Way of God
“The fathers have eaten sour grapes and the children’s teeth are set on edge.” This phrase leads Yahweh through Ezekiel to address Israel’s whining as they blame Yahweh for their woe and …

Proper 19 • Genesis 50:15–21 • September 14, 2014
September 2, 2014 – 9:00 am | One Comment

By Paul Philp
A lot has happened since Joseph’s brothers left him for dead in the desert. The brothers have been reunited with Joseph, and now their father, Jacob, has died. It is as if they are back in …

Proper 18 • Ezekiel 33:7–9 • September 7, 2014
August 26, 2014 – 10:00 am | No Comment

By David Wollenburg
I actually cringe every time I encounter this text. It isn’t that I don’t like it, or don’t understand what is being said. It is, rather, that the message is too clear. It is God’s warning, …

Proper 17 • Jeremiah 15:15–21 • August 31, 2014
August 19, 2014 – 10:30 am | No Comment

Editor’s note: The following homiletical help is adapted from Concordia Journal, July 1999.
By Ernest Bernet
On the second Sunday after Pentecost we heard Jeremiah 28:5–9. Here the prophet Jeremiah must deal with the false prophecies of prosperity …

Proper 16 • Isaiah 51:1–6 • August 24, 2014
August 12, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Francis C. Rossow
This passage is about the end times in which the gospel is not only present (as it is in all such readings) but in which it predominates. Not only does the gospel occupy more space …

Proper 15 • Isaiah 56:1, 6–8 • August 17, 2014
August 5, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment

Editor’s note: The following homiletical help is adapted from Concordia Journal, July 1999.
By Robert W. Weise
Salvation Is for All
I. Introduction
A. Most people detest any form of discrimination or exclusionary activity. It is no fun being left …