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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 …

Proper 8 • Luke 9:51–62 • June 26, 2016
June 14, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment

Joel P. Okamoto
Notes on the Text
9:51: This passage is the beginning of what is often called the travel narrative in the Gospel according to Luke. The passage marks a turning point in Luke’s account …

Proper 7 • Luke 8:26–39 • June 19, 2016
June 7, 2016 – 8:58 am | No Comment

By Jeff Kloha
“Why Do You Not Leave Me Alone?”
Narrative Focus
This pericope falls within a series of four of Jesus’s miracles (8:22–56): calming a storm, casting out demons, healing a woman, and raising a …

Proper 6 • Luke 7:36–8:3 • June 12, 2016
May 31, 2016 – 8:45 am | No Comment

By Anthony Cook
“If this man were a prophet, he would have known.” Simon’s statement implies that if Jesus were a true prophet he would know about the sinful lifestyle of the woman who was anointing …

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 …