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Easter 6 • Acts 17:16–31 • May 25, 2014
May 13, 2014 – 10:00 am | One Comment

By Michael J. Redeker
Ascension Day is fast upon us. In the Gospel reading for today, Jesus assures his disciples that, even though he is leaving them, he will not leave them as orphans. He will send them …

Easter 5 • Acts 6:1–9; 7:2a, 51–60 • May 18, 2014
May 6, 2014 – 8:30 am | No Comment

By Todd Jones
We all like to be a part of a winning team. Up to this point in the book of Acts, the church was the winning team. Yes, there had been arrests and there had …

Easter 4 • Acts 2:42–47 • May 11, 2014
April 30, 2014 – 10:30 am | No Comment

By Bruce Schuchard
So those who heard and received in faith the testimony of Peter on the day of Pentecost were all that day baptized, all three thousand of them (Acts 2:41). All were added to the communion, …

Easter 3 • Acts 2:14a, 36–41 • May 4, 2014
April 25, 2014 – 8:00 am | No Comment

By Jeffrey A. Oschwald
Dear preacher, please restore this text to the Easter season! For many hearers this text will seem a “stealing of Pentecost’s thunder” rather than a proclamation of Easter’s good news. There is no better …

Easter 2 • Acts 5:29–42 • April 27, 2014
April 24, 2014 – 7:43 pm | No Comment

By David Wollenburg
Collect: Almighty God, grant that we who have celebrated the Lord’s resurrection may by your grace confess in our life and conversation that Jesus is Lord and God; through the same Jesus Christ your Son, …

Easter Sunday • Acts 10:34–43 • April 20, 2014
April 8, 2014 – 10:00 am | No Comment

By Joel P. Okamoto
In this pericope, Peter portrays Christ’s resurrection as God’s vindication of his identity and his work. In the resurrection, God gives assurance that Jesus is Lord and the judge of the living and the …

Lent 4 • Isaiah 42:14–21 • March 30, 2014
March 18, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Robert Kolb
Introductory thoughts
The final verse of the pericope governs our use of it and its context in chapter 42. The Lord takes pleasure (חפצ)—he gets a kick out of—placing his instruction, the script of the conversation …

Lent 2 • Genesis 12:1–9 • March 16, 2014
March 5, 2014 – 10:17 am | No Comment

By Arthur F. Graudin
Preliminary Comments
Three small word combinations in the Hebrew provided direction for this sermon study: 1. lek-leka (v. 1). lek is an imperative followed by leka a preposition with the second person masculine …

Lent 1 • Genesis 3:1–21 • March 9, 2014
February 25, 2014 – 9:30 am | 4 Comments

The Search Begins
An initial caution must be sounded about beginning a sermon with Genesis 3. By divine design, Genesis 3 is an inseparable part of a unit (Gn 1–3), and neither Genesis 1–2 nor Genesis …

Transfiguration of Our Lord • Exodus 24:8–18 • March 2, 2014
February 18, 2014 – 9:37 am | 4 Comments

This Old Testament reading for Transfiguration stands as the complement and climax of the covenant ceremony that begins in Exodus 19. In broadest strokes, the text illustrates what it means for the God of Israel, …