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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 …

Palm Sunday • Isaiah 50:4–9a • April 13, 2014
April 1, 2014 – 10:00 am | No Comment
Palm Sunday • Isaiah 50:4–9a • April 13, 2014

This sermon was prepared for Grace Lutheran Chapel in Bellefontaine Neighbors, Missouri. It makes use of various pictures of Jesus’ face from the church and school. The approach combines verses from the text with the pictures. 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 …

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 3 • Exodus 17:1–7 • March 23, 2014
March 11, 2014 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments

By Benjamin Haupt
Throughout the second book of Moses, the Lord is listening intently to his people, and he yearns for them likewise to listen to him. He is their God; they are his people. …

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, …

Epiphany 7 • Leviticus 19:1–2, 9–18 • February 23, 2014
February 11, 2014 – 9:35 am | No Comment

Text Notes
Verses 1–2: “Holy you will be because holy am I, Yahweh, your God.” The commands in Leviticus 19 pertain to almost every area of Israelite life. By commanding such a mix of laws, Yahweh …

Epiphany 6 • Deuteronomy 30:15–20 • February 16, 2014
February 4, 2014 – 2:27 pm | One Comment

Choice Is More than Choosing
Christians are confronted with many choices in this world of biomedical technology,and a rash of legal decisions has placed life and death decisions in the hands of loved ones. We face …