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Easter 3 • Luke 24:13–35 • May 8, 2011
May 2, 2011 – 10:58 am | No Comment

By Travis J. Scholl
Does it strike anyone else as odd that the three-year lectionary assigns this classic Lucan text in every year but year C, the “year of Luke”? Nevertheless, here we are in the …

Easter 2 • John 20:19–31 • May 1, 2011
January 14, 2011 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

By Robert Kolb
Introductory thoughts: The text contains material for at least two good sermons; the sermon on Thomas and his faith and doubt can wait for another year. John comes to the climax of his …

The Resurrection of our Lord • Matthew 28:1–10 • April 24, 2011
January 14, 2011 – 4:08 pm | No Comment

By Rick Marrs
Proclaiming the gospel on Easter is a joy-filled challenge. This is the big Sunday in which everyone coming expects dynamic, joyous music and an outstanding, memorable sermon. It is, after all, the resurrection …

Palm Sunday • John 12:12–19 • April 17, 2011
January 14, 2011 – 3:56 pm | One Comment

By Glenn A. Nielsen
A Victory Parade—on a Donkey?
Goal: That the hearers more firmly believe that Jesus is victorious over our greatest enemies. (The following is one approach that focuses Jesus’s victory over his/our enemies by …

Lent 4 • John 9:1–41 • April 3, 2011
January 14, 2011 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

By Paul Raabe
John 9 is the appointed gospel lesson for the Fourth Sunday in Lent (Series A). The appointed Old Testament lesson works well with the gospel lesson, since Isaiah 42:14–21 announces both God’s promise …

Lent 3 • John 4:5–26 (27–30, 39–42) • March 27, 2011
January 14, 2011 – 3:25 pm | No Comment

By Leopoldo A. Sánchez M.
Life is never the same after you drink of this water!
The familiar Samaritan woman text is seldom set in the context of the Gospel’s broader presentation of Jesus as the one …

Lent 2 • John 3:1–17 • March 20, 2011
January 14, 2011 – 3:22 pm | 4 Comments

By Erik Herrmann
“For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified…”
It was because of the signs that Nicodemus came to Jesus: “Rabbi, we know you are a teacher come from God, …

Fall 2010 CONCORDIA JOURNAL sneak peek
November 9, 2010 – 10:45 am | No Comment
Fall 2010 CONCORDIA JOURNAL sneak peek

The Fall 2010 CONCORDIA JOURNAL is on its way soon. Here’s a few excerpts to whet your appetite.

Summer 2010 CONCORDIA JOURNAL sneak peek
August 12, 2010 – 12:15 pm | No Comment
Summer 2010 CONCORDIA JOURNAL sneak peek

The Summer 2010 CONCORDIA JOURNAL is on its way.

Proper 16 • Isaiah 66:18–23 • August 22, 2010
August 3, 2010 – 11:20 am | No Comment

By Kyle Castens
The House Restored
It looked like something no one gave much thought to anymore. It was old and worn, ugly, in fact. Yet, somehow, also beautiful, reflecting a former glory. Faded, splintered pieces of …