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Proper 5 • Luke 7:11–17 • June 5, 2016
May 24, 2016 – 8:45 am | No Comment

By James Voelz
Introduction and Overview
This well-known pericope is “typical” of Luke’s Gospel in several important ways. Chief is the portrayal of Jesus as a prophetic figure (in something of a contrast to Matthew, where he …

Proper 4 • Luke 7:1–10 • May 29, 2016
May 17, 2016 – 8:30 am | No Comment

Joel Biermann
At first blush, the central theme of this pericope seems to be faith and its remarkable residence in a Gentile centurion. That motif fits well with the preceding context. The centurion distinguishes himself not …

Holy Trinity • John 8:48–59 • May 22, 2016
May 10, 2016 – 8:29 am | One Comment

By Charles Arand
“I Am” Your Creator and Redeemer
This is one of the better-known passages in John and is a favorite passage for many when it comes to finding texts that speak to the deity …

Pentecost • John 14:23–31 • May 15, 2016
May 6, 2016 – 2:57 pm | No Comment

By Andrew Bartelt
We find ourselves at the third great festival day (LSB 489), having celebrated the resurrection and the ascension of our Lord. Our text takes us to the night he was betrayed, as Jesus …

Easter 7 • John 17:20–26 • May 8, 2016
April 26, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Rick Marrs
Background
Our text is the end of Jesus’s High Priestly Prayer. Parts of the rest of this prayer, 17:1– 19, are texts for the same Sunday in different years (John 17:1-11 in Series A …

Easter 5 • John 16:12–22 • April 24, 2016
April 12, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Jeff Gibbs
This lection from John 16 shows how important it is to first interpret what a text meant before one can take in hand the question of what it means. These words of Jesus …

Easter 2 • John 20:19–31 • April 3, 2016
March 22, 2016 – 9:15 am | No Comment

By David Maxwell
The Breath of God
“[Jesus] breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, …

Palm Sunday • Luke 22:1–23:56 • March 20, 2016
March 8, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Kent Burreson
Passing from one divine feast to another,
from palms and branches,
let us now make haste, O faithful,
to the solemn and saving celebration of Christ’s passion
Let us behold him undergo voluntary suffering for our sake,
And …

Lent 5 • Luke 20:9–20 • March 13, 2016
March 1, 2016 – 9:30 am | No Comment

Editor’s note: The following homiletical help is adapted from Concordia Journal, January 1980.
By William J. Schmelder
The preacher needs to resist mightily the temptation to use this text as the occasion for letting the congregation …

Lent 4 • Luke 15:1–3, 11–32 • March 6, 2016
February 23, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Michael J. Redeker
The fourth Sunday in Lent is known as Laetare (rejoice) Sunday. It is the midway point in Lent and has been viewed as a day of celebration as the mood of Lent is …