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Proper 16 • Luke 13:22–30 • August 21, 2016
August 9, 2016 – 8:00 am | One Comment

By Jeffrey Thormodson
This focus of this text is about the baptized, to “those who are being saved”; verse 23 uses a present participle that identifies the hearer for whom salvation has already come. An individual …

Proper 15 • Luke 12:49–53 (54–56) • August 14, 2016
August 2, 2016 – 9:30 am | No Comment

Jeffrey A. Oschwald
As if the themes of this Gospel weren’t challenge enough, two significant exegetical/translational questions must also be addressed.
Luke 12:49b is “a passage of well-known difficulty, the translation of which remains doubtful.”1 Just presents …

Proper 14 • Luke 12:22–34 (35–40) • August 7, 2016
July 26, 2016 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments

Mark Rockenbach
It is always important to consider the context of the assigned readings. Therefore, look at Luke 12:16–21. Jesus tells a story about a rich man who has an abundance of earthly goods. He has …

Proper 13 • Luke 12:13–21 • July 31, 2016
July 19, 2016 – 9:30 am | No Comment

David I. Lewis
Literary Context
In the verses proceeding today’s text Jesus confronts the religious authorities about their hypocrisy (11:37–54) and then warns his disciples to be faithful in the midst of persecution (12:1–12), persecution that …

Proper 11 • Luke 10:38-42 • July 17, 2016
July 5, 2016 – 8:59 am | No Comment

By Paul R. Raabe
The Gospel lesson appointed for the ninth Sunday after Pentecost is the Mary and Martha account. It illustrates the priority of the word over food. The psalm for that day prays, “Teach …

Proper 10 • Luke 10:25–37 • July 10, 2016
June 28, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By David Peter
Provided here is a sermon digest based on the parable of the Good Samaritan. The reader is free to appropriate into a sermon that which is beneficial.
Focus: As those restored by Jesus, we …

Proper 9 • Luke 10:1–20 • July 3, 2016
June 21, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Timothy E. Saleska
Sermon Notes
Luke 10:1–20 does not develop an argument but instead lays out a series of sayings that are disparate in structure and content: a metaphor (v. 2); a comparison (v. 3); instructions …

Proper 8 • Luke 9:51–62 • June 26, 2016
June 14, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment

Joel P. Okamoto
Notes on the Text
9:51: This passage is the beginning of what is often called the travel narrative in the Gospel according to Luke. The passage marks a turning point in Luke’s account …

Proper 7 • Luke 8:26–39 • June 19, 2016
June 7, 2016 – 8:58 am | No Comment

By Jeff Kloha
“Why Do You Not Leave Me Alone?”
Narrative Focus
This pericope falls within a series of four of Jesus’s miracles (8:22–56): calming a storm, casting out demons, healing a woman, and raising a …

Proper 6 • Luke 7:36–8:3 • June 12, 2016
May 31, 2016 – 8:45 am | No Comment

By Anthony Cook
“If this man were a prophet, he would have known.” Simon’s statement implies that if Jesus were a true prophet he would know about the sinful lifestyle of the woman who was anointing …