The Preacher’s Studio: Reed Lessing

The Preacher's StudioThe journey from text to pulpit can be a long and winding road, filled with false starts, surprising discoveries, and hard choices along the way. On a semi-regular basis, the homiletics faculty of Concordia Seminary invites you to walk the road with the preacher in the Preacher’s Studio series. Each sermon was preached during chapel services at the Seminary. Afterward, the campus community was invited to eat lunch with the preacher, to talk about the sermon, its preparation and execution, and dialogue about the art of preaching. We welcome you to a seat at the table.

Preacher: R. Reed Lessing, Associate Professor of Exegetical Theology (April 23, 2013, Text: Zechariah 3:1-10)

Moderator: David Schmitt, Gregg H. Benidt Chair in Homiletics and Literature.

Chapel Sermon:


Preacher’s Studio Interview:


The video files can also be downloaded at Concordia Seminary’s iTunes U site.

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  1. Rev. Dr. Mark F. Schaarschmidt August 5, 2013

    I listened to about the first three minutes of Dr. Reed Lessing’s sermon on Zechariah 3: 1 but the video/audio stopped playing and went into ‘buffering’. Nothing transpired after that. Is the sermon available with just the ‘audio’ portion? I did not see an audio only option on this one.

    I would really like to hear the rest of the chapel sermon, if possible.

    Please assist.

    • Travis Scholl August 8, 2013

      I checked with our IT people, and the videos are working on the server here. So, it may be an issue on your end of things. Try using a different browser, or empty the cache of your browser and try it again.

      You can also download the videos directly to your computer by clicking on the iTunes U link above, then you’d be able to view them without worrying about an internet connection.

      Thanks. Hope this helps.

  2. Ben Perkins October 14, 2013

    Exegetically I think this is a textbook example of preaching the gospel with Old Testament texts.
    Homoletically I was riveted to the whole message.
    Thank you for your work, Dr. Lessing.
    Thanks also to Dr. Schmidt for the on target questions.

  3. Roland Johannes January 10, 2014

    Thank you so much for this! Please keep them coming…

    Greetings from Lüneburg, South Africa,
    Roland Johannes (Vicar)

  4. Pr. Dennis Schlecht September 13, 2014

    Oh my! Such knowledge, so thoroughly exegetical while delivering such a message, such eloquent Gospel, almost too much to take in, to process. I must listen again, and then maybe again. Thank you Dr. Lessing. The Seminary will miss you. Your new congregation will rejoice over you. Too bad the chapel was so empty.

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