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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 …

Proper 27 • Hebrews 9:24–28 • November 8, 2015
October 28, 2015 – 9:53 am | No Comment

By Tim Saleska
Text and Grammar Notes
9:24: εἰσῆλθεν: the aorist verb emphasizes the central point of this text that, unlike the OT sacrifices, Christ’s sacrifice was “once and for all.” ἅγια: The author of Hebrews …

Reformation Sunday • Romans 3:19–28 • October 25, 2015
October 13, 2015 – 10:00 am | No Comment

By Robert Rosin
“Greeks seek wisdom,” Paul once wrote, and they had plenty to offer. Over the centuries, sages had tried to make sense of things with varied results. Their wisdom of the time had come …

Proper 18 • James 2:1–10, 14–18 • September 6, 2015
August 25, 2015 – 9:30 am | No Comment

Editor’s note: The following homiletical help is adapted from Concordia Journal, July 2006.
By Joel P. Fritsche
In chapter two of his epistle James warns these Christians about the danger of “head faith.” He doesn’t specifically …

Lectionary@Lunch – Mark 7:1-23
August 12, 2015 – 8:17 am | No Comment

In a special excerpt from his online D.Min. course on Mark, Prof. Jim Voelz discusses the Gospel pericopes for both the 13th and 14th Sundays after Pentecost (Proper 16 [Mk 7:1-13] and 17 [Mk 7:14-23]), in the context of the Year B lectionary.

Proper 16 • Ephesians 5:22–33 • August 23, 2015
August 11, 2015 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By William Wrede
Marriage. A man and a woman united. The standard for this union has been established by God and is fully rooted in his love for us in Jesus Christ.
A quick review of the …

Theological Symposium – September 22-23, 2015
August 4, 2015 – 2:27 pm | No Comment
Theological Symposium – September 22-23, 2015

Exploring what memory formation, retention can mean for church, ministry.