Proper 5 • Luke 7:11–17 • June 5, 2016


Proper 5 • Luke 7:11–17 • June 5, 2016

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 is more obviously a Yahweh and Moses figure). This theme is initiated and made programmatic for the third Gospel ..


Proper 4 • Luke 7:1–10 • May 29, 2016


Proper 4 • Luke 7:1–10 • May 29, 2016

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 only as a capable builder of synagogues, but he is also a competent builder of houses, clearly founding his ..


Lent 3 • Luke 13:1–9 • February 28, 2016


Lent 3 • Luke 13:1–9 • February 28, 2016

By Glenn Nielsen In this text Jesus doesn’t explicitly accuse someone of something that needs repentance. Rather, he says the unfortunate people in the tragedies were not worse sinners. So this sermon focuses on the second half of repentance—the turning toward Jesus in faith—although a short section does mention what we need to turn away from. ..