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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 …

Easter 7 • John 17:20–26 • May 8, 2016
April 26, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Rick Marrs
Background
Our text is the end of Jesus’s High Priestly Prayer. Parts of the rest of this prayer, 17:1– 19, are texts for the same Sunday in different years (John 17:1-11 in Series A …

Easter 5 • John 16:12–22 • April 24, 2016
April 12, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Jeff Gibbs
This lection from John 16 shows how important it is to first interpret what a text meant before one can take in hand the question of what it means. These words of Jesus …

Easter 2 • John 20:19–31 • April 3, 2016
March 22, 2016 – 9:15 am | No Comment

By David Maxwell
The Breath of God
“[Jesus] breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, …

Palm Sunday • Luke 22:1–23:56 • March 20, 2016
March 8, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Kent Burreson
Passing from one divine feast to another,
from palms and branches,
let us now make haste, O faithful,
to the solemn and saving celebration of Christ’s passion
Let us behold him undergo voluntary suffering for our sake,
And …

Lent 5 • Luke 20:9–20 • March 13, 2016
March 1, 2016 – 9:30 am | No Comment

Editor’s note: The following homiletical help is adapted from Concordia Journal, January 1980.
By William J. Schmelder
The preacher needs to resist mightily the temptation to use this text as the occasion for letting the congregation …

Lent 4 • Luke 15:1–3, 11–32 • March 6, 2016
February 23, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Michael J. Redeker
The fourth Sunday in Lent is known as Laetare (rejoice) Sunday. It is the midway point in Lent and has been viewed as a day of celebration as the mood of Lent is …

Lent 3 • Luke 13:1–9 • February 28, 2016
February 16, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment

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 …

Lent 2 • Luke 13:31–35 • February 21, 2016
February 9, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Paul Sieveking
This week’s lessons are confrontational. The Old Testament lesson is a confrontation between Jeremiah and the people of Judah. In the Gospel we hear of the confrontation between Jesus and the Pharisees. They confront …

Lent 1 • Luke 4:1–13 • February 14, 2016
February 2, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Kou Seying
Confessing the truth means renouncing the false at the same time, “Do you renounce the devil, and all his works, and all his ways?” Often, the latter is ignored due to various theological …