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Proper 11 • Colossians 1:21–29 • July 21, 2013
July 9, 2013 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By Robert Weise
Reconciliation: Ministry and Mystery
We all love a good mystery; a mystery where we don’t find out until the very end who the “mystery person” is. This may be likened to, “Oh, he/she is …

Proper 10 • Colossians 1:1-14 • July 14, 2013
July 2, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By James W. Voelz
Editor’s note: An abbreviated form of this Homiletical Help appeared in the Spring 2013 Concordia Journal. The full commentary written by Dr. Voelz is provided here.
Introduction
The book of Colossians has had its authenticity questioned …

Proper 9 • Galatians 6:1–10, 14–18 • July 7, 2013
June 25, 2013 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By Timothy E. Saleska
Galatians 6 includes the third part of the exhortation section of the letter (6:1–10) and the concluding postscript (6:11–18). Points of theological interest in this chapter are: 1. The concept of the …

Proper 8 • Galatians 5:1, 13–25 • June 30, 2013
June 18, 2013 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By Bruce Hartung
Review some of the times in the New Testament that eleutherou is used in addition to Galatians 5. These include John 8:31b–32, “If you remain in my world you will truly be my …

Proper 7 • Galatians 3:23–4:7 • June 23, 2013
June 11, 2013 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By David Peter
Textual Considerations
There are many details of this passage which could be developed in the sermon, some of which are quite significant, such as the wonderful implications of putting on Christ in baptism (3:27) …

Proper 6 • Galatians 2:15–21; 3:10–14 • June 16, 2013
June 4, 2013 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By Thomas Egger
Proposed theme: The sermon focus developed here highlights the language of curse and blessing in Galatians 3. No power of our own, but only Jesus Christ, has delivered us from the God-sized curse …

Proper 5 • Galatians 1:11–24 • June 9, 2013
May 28, 2013 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By James L. Brauer
Paul’s letter to the Galatians makes clear that his authority came from Christ, that the gospel was for Jew and Gentile, and that believers are set free for living by the Spirit. …

Proper 4 • Galatians 1:1–12 • June 2, 2013
May 21, 2013 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By Richard H. Warneck
“Other gospels? Come again?”
The gospel, the “good news” is a familiar theme for Lutherans. We hear it, and we hear it again; the news, Jesus died for our sins and rose again—for …

Holy Trinity • Acts 2:14a; 22–36 • May 26, 2013
May 14, 2013 – 11:24 am | No Comment

By Timothy Dost
Acts chapter two presents us with the contrast between our own self-righteousness and the righteousness of Christ. It shows clearly our need to repent and the Savior who still lives as King to …

Pentecost • Acts 2:1–21 • May 19, 2013
May 7, 2013 – 7:00 am | One Comment

By William Carr
What in the world is going on?
English versions seem so pedestrian, e.g., “When the day of Pentecost arrived” (ESV) or, simply, “came” (NIV and others). Though the verb συμπληροω occurs only three times …