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Proper 29 • Daniel 7:9–10; 13–14 • November 25, 2012
November 12, 2012 – 2:06 pm | One Comment

By Paul Philp
The divine court comes to order in Daniel’s vision within this text. Daniel first beholds the thrones being placed and the Ancient of Days taking his seat upon his throne. The description Daniel …

Proper 28 • Daniel 12:1–3 • November 18, 2012
November 6, 2012 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By Leopoldo Sanchez
In his struggle against the pneumatomachians, who denied the divinity of the Holy Spirit by reducing his nature to that of a ministering spirit or angel, St. Basil (c. 329–379) highlights that good …

Proper 27 • 1 Kings 17:8–16 • November 11, 2012
October 30, 2012 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By Rick Marrs
The kingdoms of Israel and Judah had been in spiritual decline for two centuries. Starting with Solomon’s syncretism (1 Kgs 11) and the division of the kingdom (1 Kgs 12), Israel was ruled …

All Saints’ Day • Revelation 7:2–17 • November 4, 2012
October 23, 2012 – 7:00 am | One Comment

By Joel Biermann
Opportunities to preach on the Apocalypse are rare enough, but when presented with a text as powerful and beautiful as this, one should not pass it up. Not only is the imagery rich …

Reformation Day • Revelation 14:6–7 • October 28, 2012
October 16, 2012 – 7:00 am | One Comment

By Jeffrey Kloha
Christ Alone
Three angels (14:6, 8, 9). Three announcements of judgment. And, at the end of the chapter, the sickle is put to the grapevines, the great winepress of God overflows, and the blood …

Proper 24 • Ecclesiastes 5:10–20 (Mt 5:9–19) • October 21, 2012
October 9, 2012 – 7:00 am | One Comment

By Jeffrey Gibbs
Textual Notes (using English Bible versification)
One of the challenging issues in translation occurs in verse 10, the first verse of the appointed reading. The second line reads, literally, “And whoever loves abundance, not …

Proper 23 • Amos 5:6–7, 10–15 • October 14, 2012
October 2, 2012 – 7:00 am | 2 Comments

By Reed Lessing
Historical Context
Early in his rule Jeroboam ben Joash (793–753 BC) changed the political map of Israel. Through military conquests the territories east of the Jordan were recovered and annexed (Am 6:13), the northern …

Proper 22 • Genesis 2:18–25 • October 7, 2012
September 25, 2012 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By Michael J. Redeker
There are many things that are basic in life. The basics are needed for a person to build on. Learning the ABCs is basic for education. Learning to boil water is a …

Proper 21• Numbers 11:4–6, 10–16, 24–29 • September 30, 2012
September 18, 2012 – 7:00 am | One Comment

By David Schmitt
This narrative selection from Israel’s wilderness wanderings captures a gracious transformation. The story begins in poverty, but ends in abundance. It begins in memory, but ends in hope. It begins in physical need, …

Proper 20 • Jeremiah 11:18–20 • September 23, 2012
September 11, 2012 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By Leopoldo A. Sánchez M.
You Can Kill the Prophet, but You Can’t Kill the Message
The text gives a gloomy picture of what happens to God’s prophets. Through Jeremiah, Yahweh has convicted Judah for breaking the …