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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 …

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 …