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Lent 3 • Luke 13:1–9 • February 28, 2016
February 16, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Glenn Nielsen
In this text Jesus doesn’t explicitly accuse someone of something that needs repentance. Rather, he says the unfortunate people in the tragedies were not worse sinners. So this sermon focuses on the second half …

Lent 1 • Luke 4:1–13 • February 14, 2016
February 2, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Kou Seying
Confessing the truth means renouncing the false at the same time, “Do you renounce the devil, and all his works, and all his ways?” Often, the latter is ignored due to various theological …

Concordia Journal, Fall 2015
December 10, 2015 – 8:18 am | No Comment
Concordia Journal, Fall 2015

The digital edition of the Fall 2015 CONCORDIA JOURNAL, featuring articles by Michael Knippa, Charles Arand, Richard Davenport, and Paul Maier.

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 …

Proper 24 • Hebrews 4:1–13 (14-16) • October 18, 2015
October 6, 2015 – 9:00 am | One Comment

By Joel P. Okamoto
Notes on the pericope
The pericope urges Christians to believe God’s promise of eternal rest and to hold on to it by faithfulness.
The pericope is part of a passage that exhorts Christians …

Proper 23 • Hebrews 3:12–19 • October 11, 2015
September 29, 2015 – 8:45 am | No Comment

By Joel Biermann
This text hardly ranks among the most popular or familiar of those gathered in the pericopes; but with its stern warnings, emphasis on Christian responsibility, and explicit OT imagery, it serves nicely as …

Proper 20 • James 3:13–4:10 • September 20, 2015
September 8, 2015 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Jeffrey Kloha
James 3 and 4 stand among the harshest condemnations found in the NT. To be called “earthly, unspiritual, demonic” is certainly not the life to which the saints have been called. But it …

Proper 19 • James 3:1–12 • September 13, 2015
September 1, 2015 – 9:30 am | No Comment

By William W. Schumacher
The text of this passage from the Epistle of James is interesting both grammatically and lexically. The passage is rich in imagery, and the vocabulary is rather unusual. The preacher is invited …

Proper 17 • Ephesians 6:10–20 • August 30, 2015
August 18, 2015 – 9:15 am | No Comment

By Jason Broge
The image of the Christian as warrior has become more distasteful in recent years. War-weary people cringe at the classic battle hymns, fearing hymns like “Onward Christian Soldiers” create images of militaristic aggression that …

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 …