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Articles tagged with: Homiletical Helps

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 …

Proper 14 • Job 38:4–18 • August 10, 2014
July 29, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By David R. Maxwell
This text emphasizes the transcendence of God. The question for the preacher is, “Why do we need to know that God is transcendent? How does God’s transcendence function in our theology and our lives?”
In …

Proper 13 • Isaiah 55:1–5 • August 3, 2014
July 22, 2014 – 10:00 am | One Comment

By David Schmitt
In 1538, the Dance of Death made its way into the Bible.
In their printing of the Old Testament, the Treschel Brothers included Life after the Fall, a woodcut by Hans Holbein. In his woodcut, Holbein pictured …

Proper 12 • Deuteronomy 7:6-9 • July 27, 2014
July 15, 2014 – 10:00 am | No Comment

Editor’s Note: The following homiletical help is adapted from Concordia Journal, January 1984.
By Thomas Manteufel
According to the context of this pericope, Israel was to have no fellowship or covenant with the heathen. She was to war …

Proper 11 • Isaiah 44:6–8 • July 20, 2014
July 8, 2014 – 10:00 am | No Comment

By Tony Cook
Isaiah 44:6–8 is nestled within a larger discourse of the chapter that glorifies the God of creation over the idols made by man, while reminding the reader that the Creator God is also a redeeming God. …

Proper 10 • Isaiah 55:10–13 • July 13, 2014
July 1, 2014 – 10:00 am | No Comment

By James W. Voelz
Preliminary Thoughts
It is easy to treat this text non- or a-historically, preaching a generalized sermon about the word of God and its power, especially in verses 10–11. Such a sermon would not be unorthodox, but …