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Epiphany 4 • Micah 6:1–8 • February 2, 2014
January 21, 2014 – 7:00 am | 2 Comments

By William Carr
In spring 2013, I taught an elective to our Residential Alternate Route students on the book of Micah. Early in the term, one of the students asked how the Seminary can afford to offer a …

Epiphany 3 • Isaiah 9:1–4 • January 26, 2014
January 14, 2014 – 7:00 am | No Comment

Editor’s Note: The following homiletical help is adapted from Concordia Journal, October 1998.
By Quentin F. Wesselschmidt
Textual considerations: The Old Testament lesson for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany begins with chapter 9 of Isaiah, which contains …

Epiphany 2 • Isaiah 49:1–7 • January 19, 2014
January 7, 2014 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By Erik Hermann
This second of Isaiah’s so-called Servant Songs continues the theme of Israel’s redemption. Like the exodus of old, God will gather his people out from under the hand of oppression and bring them back to …

Baptism of Our Lord • Isaiah 42:1–7 • January 12, 2014
January 1, 2014 – 7:00 am | No Comment

Editor’s Note: The following homiletical help is adapted from Concordia Journal, October 2003.
By Thomas Manteufel
It can be exciting to meet a famous personality. In this Scripture text, God, by the mouth of the prophet Isaiah, introduces …

Epiphany • Isaiah 60:1–6 • January 5, 2014
December 24, 2013 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By Leopoldo A. Sanchez M.
Our text proclaims the manifestation of the Lord’s “light” and “glory” upon his people (v. 1), and through Israel to the “peoples” of the earth who dwell in “thick darkness” (v. 2a). Isaiah …

Christmas 1 • Isaiah 63:7–14 • December 29, 2013
December 17, 2013 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By Joel Biermann
Israel, God’s rebellious son, God’s adulterous bride, remains always the unexpected recipient of God’s greatest giving. He even intervenes for Israel as a Savior who chooses to suffer affliction for the sake of his chosen …

Advent 4 • Isaiah 7:10–17 • December 22, 2013
December 10, 2013 – 7:00 am | 2 Comments

By Wally Becker
“Behold the virgin is about to become pregnant and bear a son, and you will call his name Immanuel” (Is 7:14).
Unfortunately, the commentary for this part of Isaiah, written by Dr. Andrew Bartelt, that will …

Advent 3 • Isaiah 35:1–10 • December 15, 2013
December 3, 2013 – 7:00 am | One Comment

Editor’s Note: The following homiletical help is adapted from Concordia Journal, October 1998.
By Jeffrey A. Gibbs
Textual observations: The historical situation at the time of Isaiah’s prophecy isimpossible to determine. Oppression by Assyria is one possible …

Advent 2 • Isaiah 11:1–10 • December 8, 2013
November 26, 2013 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By Francis C. Rossow
The tree metaphor with which the text begins is a continuation of the same metaphor introduced at the end of the preceding chapter (Is 10:33–34). There the metaphor is used for law purposes. “The …

Advent 1 • Isaiah 2:1–5 • December 1, 2013
November 19, 2013 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By Paul Philp
A new church year has begun, and the prophet Isaiah gives us a glimpse of the future new creation by focusing us upon the past. Isaiah is prophesying about that which is yet to come …