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Lent 1 • James 1:12–18 • February 22, 2015
February 10, 2015 – 10:00 am | No Comment

By William W. Carr
“Blessed is the man (Μακαριος ανηρ; see, e.g., Ps 1:1, אַ֥שְֽׁרֵי־הָאִ֗ישׁ) who remains steadfast under trial” (Jas 1:12, ESV). Preparing this homiletical help in September makes it difficult not to think about Christians in Iraq …

Transfiguration • 2 Corinthians 3:12–13 (14–18); 4:1–6 • February 15, 2015
February 3, 2015 – 10:00 am | No Comment

By David I. Lewis
Literary Context
The text is part of the section of 2 Corinthians where Paul is defending the integrity of his apostolic ministry and his past actions in dealing with the believers in Corinth (1:12–7:16). In the …

Epiphany 5 • 1 Corinthians 9:16–23 • February 8, 2015
January 27, 2015 – 10:00 am | One Comment

Editor’s note: The following homiletical help is adapted from Concordia Journal, January 2006.
By Arthur F. Graudin
Textual Considerations
For the Apostle Paul the proclamation of the gospel was not a basis for boasting on his part but ανάγκη, …

Lectionary@Lunch Live – Deuteronomy 18:15-20
January 21, 2015 – 9:36 am | No Comment

Tom Egger discusses the Old Testament pericopies in the Epiphany season, in the Year B lectionary.

Epiphany 4 • 1 Corinthians 8:1–13 • February 1, 2015
January 20, 2015 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Bruce Schuchard
The goal of the human person who wishes to achieve everything that there is to achieve in life is _____.
How would each one of us fill in the blank? According to the Hellenistic philosophers of the …

Preaching Mark (Part 1)
January 15, 2015 – 9:45 am | 6 Comments

Back by popular demand, this Preacher’s Roundtable led by David Schmitt discusses preaching Mark in year B of the three-year lectionary. Part 1 (of 2) looks at preaching Mark from Advent through Easter.

Epiphany 3 • 1 Corinthians 7:29–31 (32–35) • January 25, 2015
January 13, 2015 – 10:30 am | No Comment

By David Schmitt
At the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, there is an installation called Cup by Thomas Skomski. It’s basically a shelf extending out of the wall with a cup at the very end. The shelf is about …

Epiphany 2 • 1 Corinthians 6:12–20 • January 18, 2015
January 6, 2015 – 9:00 am | One Comment

By Tim Saleska
Relevant Background
Acts 18:1–17 describes Paul’s eighteenth-month stay in Corinth. When both Silas and Timothy came to help him, he was able to spend all of his time ministering to the Jews (v. 5). But eventually, …

Baptism of Our Lord • Romans 6:1–11 • January 11, 2015
December 30, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Jeffrey A. Oschwald
This pericope has all the dangers of a familiar text: we recall parts of it perfectly but may not remember how those parts all fit together. The themes of this passage are, no doubt, …

Epiphany • Ephesians 3:1–12 • January 4, 2015
December 23, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Joel P. Okamoto
Notes on the Pericope
The Old Testament people knew that God had promised life and salvation to all nations (e.g., see Genesis 12:3 and Isaiah 60:1–6, the appointed OT lesson), but they did not know how …