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Epiphany 4 • Luke 4:31–44 • January 31, 2016
January 19, 2016 – 9:10 am | No Comment

By Paul R. Raabe
This gospel lesson records part of Jesus’s Galilean ministry, after he went down from Nazareth to Capernaum. Here we see Jesus teaching, casting out demons, and healing the sick. It is important when …

Epiphany 3 • Luke 4:16–30 • January 24, 2016
January 12, 2016 – 9:05 am | No Comment

By David Peter
This text is appropriate for reflection early in the Epiphany season for several reasons. First, it reports one of Jesus’s first acts of his public ministry. Second, it is one of the first …

Epiphany 2 • John 2:1–11 • January 17, 2016
January 5, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By David I. Lewis
Introduction 
Today’s gospel lesson records the beginning of the miraculous signs (αρχη των σημειων) which Jesus did as recorded in the Gospel of John: Jesus changes gallons of water into excellent wine (καλος …

Baptism of our Lord • Luke 3:15–22 • January 10, 2016
December 29, 2015 – 9:00 am | One Comment

By Robert Kolb
I am not particularly fond of John the Baptist. It is not his strange clothes or his strange diet that puts me off. I know lots of people with strange clothing eating strange …

Christmas 2 • Luke 2:40–52 • January 3, 2016
December 22, 2015 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Thomas Manteufel
This story shows the holy family in Jerusalem at the feast of Passover. According to Deuteronomy 16:16, all male Israelites were obligated (though the women were not forbidden to show devotion in this …

Hope Rising: Preaching Luke
December 2, 2015 – 9:34 am | 3 Comments
Hope Rising: Preaching Luke

David Schmitt on preaching Luke from Advent to Easter in Year C. Need we say more?

Advent 3 • Luke 7:18–28 (29–35) • December 13, 2015
December 1, 2015 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Jeffrey A. Oschwald
Luke 7:18‒35 presents the preacher with a challenge: although unified by references to John, the three subsections are diverse in topic and style. As Fitzmyer notes, the passage deals with (1) John’s …

Advent 1 • Luke 19:28–40 • November 29, 2015
November 17, 2015 – 10:00 am | One Comment

By David Wollenburg
Two gospel lessons are offered for this day: Both were recorded by Luke and so both are clearly Series C. They have complimentary emphasis as one, Luke 19:28‒40, is Luke’s account of Christ’s …

Proper 29 • Revelation 1:4b–8 • November 22, 2015
November 10, 2015 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Bruce Schuchard
Sermon Suggestion
Recent events here in our own country and elsewhere in the world may have more than a few of the faithful reeling in horror over the seemingly evident advance in the world …

Proper 28 • Hebrews 10:11–25 • November 15, 2015
November 3, 2015 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By David Schmitt
Textual Notes
This reading captures a moment in Hebrews when the author moves from proclamation to exhortation.
10:11‒18: These verses capture the close of the writer’s proclamation of the work of Jesus. Jesus is the …