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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, …

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, …

Re-Imagining the Walking Dead: Preaching an Apocalyptic Easter
April 23, 2014 – 3:49 pm | 6 Comments
Re-Imagining the Walking Dead: Preaching an Apocalyptic Easter

Preaching the resurrection among the undead.

Tips for Easter Preaching – Year Round
April 15, 2014 – 10:33 am | 9 Comments
Tips for Easter Preaching – Year Round

Five ways to preach the resurrection, and not just at Easter.

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 5 • Ezekiel 37:1–14 • April 6, 2014
March 25, 2014 – 10:00 am | One Comment

By Andrew H. Bartelt
On this Sunday before Passion Week, both Ezekiel 37 and John 11 (the gospel reading) anticipate Easter; even if not there yet we know where we are headed.
Within the context of Ezekiel, the …