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Articles tagged with: Homiletical Helps

Proper 22 • Luke 17:1–10 • October 2, 2016
September 20, 2016 – 8:45 am | No Comment

By Rick Marrs
This is a difficult text for Lutherans to hear. We are more comfortable with texts about God’s grace, and being his children and heirs of his promises, but Jesus is prone to saying …

Proper 21 • Luke 16:19–31 • September 25, 2016
September 13, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Thomas Egger
It is interesting to look at different paintings inspired by this Bible story. The rich man is surrounded by friends and servants and tables furnished with food, and his gaze is fixed on …

Proper 19 • Luke 15:1–10 • September 11, 2016
August 30, 2016 – 8:30 am | No Comment

By Erik Herrmann
Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.”
The parables of the …

Proper 18 • Luke 14:25–35 • September 4, 2016
August 23, 2016 – 8:30 am | No Comment

By Jason Broge
It is perhaps impossible to read this text and not be struck by the use of the word hate. Some commentators suggest this is a Hebraism, and should be interpreted as implying preference. The …

Proper 16 • Luke 13:22–30 • August 21, 2016
August 9, 2016 – 8:00 am | One Comment

By Jeffrey Thormodson
This focus of this text is about the baptized, to “those who are being saved”; verse 23 uses a present participle that identifies the hearer for whom salvation has already come. An individual …

Proper 14 • Luke 12:22–34 (35–40) • August 7, 2016
July 26, 2016 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments

Mark Rockenbach
It is always important to consider the context of the assigned readings. Therefore, look at Luke 12:16–21. Jesus tells a story about a rich man who has an abundance of earthly goods. He has …

Proper 13 • Luke 12:13–21 • July 31, 2016
July 19, 2016 – 9:30 am | No Comment

David I. Lewis
Literary Context
In the verses proceeding today’s text Jesus confronts the religious authorities about their hypocrisy (11:37–54) and then warns his disciples to be faithful in the midst of persecution (12:1–12), persecution that …

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Proper 12 • Luke 11:1–13 • July 24, 2016
July 12, 2016 – 9:15 am | 3 Comments

By Todd Jones
It might seem like an odd thing to do, but notice how our first reading in Luke 11 takes on a slightly different tone when it is considered in light of the last …

Proper 11 • Luke 10:38-42 • July 17, 2016
July 5, 2016 – 8:59 am | No Comment

By Paul R. Raabe
The Gospel lesson appointed for the ninth Sunday after Pentecost is the Mary and Martha account. It illustrates the priority of the word over food. The psalm for that day prays, “Teach …