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Proper 23 • Luke 17:11–19 • October 9, 2016
September 27, 2016 – 8:30 am | One Comment

By Dale A. Meyer
This text speaks to our faith within the context of a changed America, a churched nation in our youth but now a country that gives the church no special privilege. This sermon can …

Proper 22 • Luke 17:1–10 • October 2, 2016
September 20, 2016 – 8:45 am | No Comment

By Rick Marrs
This is a difficult text for Lutherans to hear. We are more comfortable with texts about God’s grace, and being his children and heirs of his promises, but Jesus is prone to saying …

Proper 21 • Luke 16:19–31 • September 25, 2016
September 13, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Thomas Egger
It is interesting to look at different paintings inspired by this Bible story. The rich man is surrounded by friends and servants and tables furnished with food, and his gaze is fixed on …

Three Questions with Mary Jane Haemig…
September 9, 2016 – 9:26 am | No Comment
Three Questions with Mary Jane Haemig…

…before she presents at Concordia Seminary’s 2016 Theological Symposium: “From Font to Grave: Catechesis for the Lifelong Disciple” (Sept 20-21).

Proper 20 • Luke 16:1–15 • September 18, 2016
September 6, 2016 – 8:45 am | No Comment

By Victor Raj
Justice God’s Way
I began to study this text rather carefully on tax day, April 15. Especially in that context, the theme of accounting surfaced in my mind almost instantaneously as I read …

Proper 19 • Luke 15:1–10 • September 11, 2016
August 30, 2016 – 8:30 am | No Comment

By Erik Herrmann
Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.”
The parables of the …

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 …