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Articles tagged with: Homiletics

Proper 21 • Ezekiel 18:1–4, 25–32 • September 28, 2014
September 16, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Kent Burreson
The Just Way of God
“The fathers have eaten sour grapes and the children’s teeth are set on edge.” This phrase leads Yahweh through Ezekiel to address Israel’s whining as they blame Yahweh for their woe and …

Proper 20 • Isaiah 55:6–9 • September 21, 2014
September 9, 2014 – 10:00 am | No Comment

By Thomas Egger
Better ways, better thoughts. The ways and thoughts of God are immeasurably better than the ways and thoughts of sinful people. God therefore calls all humanity to true repentance, that is, to abandon their own wicked …

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 …

Telling God’s Story
May 23, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment

David Schmitt’s opening plenary at the 2013 Theological Symposium.

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, …