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Epiphany 4 • Micah 6:1–8 • February 2, 2014
January 21, 2014 – 7:00 am | 2 Comments

By William Carr
In spring 2013, I taught an elective to our Residential Alternate Route students on the book of Micah. Early in the term, one of the students asked how the Seminary can afford to offer a …

Epiphany 3 • Isaiah 9:1–4 • January 26, 2014
January 14, 2014 – 7:00 am | No Comment

Editor’s Note: The following homiletical help is adapted from Concordia Journal, October 1998.
By Quentin F. Wesselschmidt
Textual considerations: The Old Testament lesson for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany begins with chapter 9 of Isaiah, which contains …

Proper 29 • Colossians 1:13–20 • November 24, 2013
November 12, 2013 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By Bruce M. Hartung
An encouragement when preparing to preach on this text, the Epistle assigned for the Last Sunday of the Church Year: Read aloud and meditate on all the assigned readings for the day, praying that …

Proper 28 • 2 Thessalonians 3:(1–5) 6–13 • November 17, 2013
November 5, 2013 – 7:00 am | One Comment

By Rick Marrs
Since becoming a seminary professor, I have been unpleasantly surprised at the number of lay people who have told me that they do not believe their parish pastor is working very hard. Note that this …

Proper 27 • 2 Thessalonians 2:1–8, 13–17 • November 10, 2013
October 31, 2013 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

By David I. Lewis
Overview
In 2 Thessalonians 2 the Apostle Paul discusses matters of eschatology as he exhorts the church in Thessalonica not to be disturbed by false teachings that said that the day of the Lord had …

All Saints’ Day • 1 John 3:1–3 • November 3, 2013
October 22, 2013 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By Kent Burreson
Looking Forward to the Family Reunion
Certain feast days in the church calendar have a decidedly baptismal focus: Epiphany, the Baptism of our Lord, the Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday, Pentecost, the Presentation of …

Reformation Day • Romans 3:19–28 • October 27, 2013
October 15, 2013 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By Bruce Schuchard
The church’s celebration, its regular remembrance, of seminal events––like the Reformation––happens so that the faithful might be encouraged to remember and never to forget what the faithful must never forget. Thus, the chief, …

Proper 24 • 2 Timothy 3:14–4:5 • October 20, 2013
October 8, 2013 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By Andrew Bartelt
Exegetical Comments
The past two weeks have heard the apostle encourage the “next generation” (1:2) to carry on and carry out the gift of God “delegated” to him (1:6) as one of Paul’s dearest …

Proper 23 • 2 Timothy 2:1–13 • October 13, 2013
October 1, 2013 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By David L. Adams
The Text as Text
Several significant translational issues arise near the beginning of this reading. First, the imperative ἐνδυναμοῦ (be empowered), is a present rather than an aorist passive imperative, indicating an on-going …

Proper 22 • 2 Timothy 1:1–14 • October 6, 2013
September 24, 2013 – 7:00 am | One Comment

By Travis J. Scholl
I am consistently in awe of the poetic beauty, the intimacy, the sincerity of Paul’s second letter to Timothy. The eloquence of the letter makes it so easy for me to envision …