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Proper 21 • Revelation 12:7–12 • September 29, 2013
September 17, 2013 – 7:00 am | 2 Comments

By David Schmitt
On the celebration of St. Michael and All Angels, it would be easy to expand a sermon on this text in Revelation into a larger discussion of angels and their service before God. …

Proper 20 • 1 Timothy 2:1–15 • September 22, 2013
September 10, 2013 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By Reed Lessing
Comments on the Text: The sermon’s focus is on 1 Timothy 2:1–6, thus the comments only pertain to these verses.
Verse 1: The apostle’s repeated use of πάντων, “all,” begins here. “First of all …

Proper 19 • 1 Timothy 1:(5–11) 12–17 • September 15, 2013
September 3, 2013 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By William W. Schumacher
The two alternatives for this pericope suggest rather different directions for a sermon, with the briefer reading perhaps lending itself to a clearer focus on the gospel and the longer risking a …

Proper 18 • Philemon 1–21 • September 8, 2013
August 27, 2013 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By Michael J. Redeker
To be sure, Paul’s letter to Philemon is about reconciliation between two people. However, if that were all that this letter was about, then Paul’s advice would be no different from what …

Proper 17 • Hebrews 13:1–17 • September 1, 2013
August 20, 2013 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By Dale A. Meyer
Caveat Cultor
A summary you can expand into the sermon: caveat emptor is an old Latin warning, “Let the buyer beware.” This text suggests, caveat cultor—“Let the worshipper beware!”
Beware of worship? No. Worship …

Proper 16 • Hebrews 12:4–24 • August 25, 2013
August 13, 2013 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By Thomas Manteufel
The letter to the Hebrews was written to exhort Jewish Christians in the first century to remain steadfast in faith and dedication rooted in Jesus as the Messiah promised to Israel, resisting all …

Proper 15 • Hebrews 11:17–31 (32–40); 12:1–3 • August 18, 2013
August 6, 2013 – 7:00 am | One Comment

By Kyle Castens
“What are you looking at?”
Hey, someone’s staring at you. Well, what are you to do? Some stares are seen as a compliment. Some are offensive. Some make the recipient quite uncomfortable. Well, what’s …

Proper 14 • Hebrews 11:1–16 • August 11, 2013
July 30, 2013 – 7:00 am | One Comment

By Jeffrey Kloha
Just as 1 Corinthians 15 is often called the “love” chapter, Hebrews 11 is typically labeled the “faith” chapter. What must be kept in mind in both places however, is that neither chapter …

Proper 13 • Colossians 3:1–13 • August 4, 2013
July 23, 2013 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By Jeff Gibbs
Colossians 3:1–13 divides neatly into two sections. The first (vv. 1–4) calls believers to focus their attention on Christ, in relation both to his finished work (v. 1“sitting”), as well as the coming …

Proper 12 • Colossians 2:6–15(16–19) • July 28, 2013
July 16, 2013 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By Joel Biermann
True to form, Paul uses the first verse, bluntly to declare his point: you received Jesus Christ the Lord, so walk in him. The rest of the pericope simply unpacks the admonition in …