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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 …

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 …