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Proper 14 • Luke 12:22–34 (35–40) • August 7, 2016
July 26, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment

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 …

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 …