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Isaiah’s Advent Gift of– Hope!

The Second Sunday in Advent December 8, 2019 Isaiah 11:1-10 Isaiah’s Advent Gift of— Hope!   A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.  The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him—the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of […]

Isaiah’s Advent Gift of– Peace!

The First Sunday in Advent December 1, 2019 Isaiah 2:1-5 Isaiah’s Advent Gift of— Peace!   This is what Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem:  In the last days the mountain of the LORD’s temple will be established as chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the hills, and all […]

Our Supreme King!

Christ the King Sunday November 24, 2019 Colossians 1:13-20 Our Supreme King!     For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.  He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over […]

Isaiah’s Picture of Paradise

Saints Triumphant Sunday November 17, 2019 Isaiah 65:17-25 Isaiah’s Picture of Paradise   “Behold, I will create new heavens and a new earth.  The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind.  But be glad and rejoice forever in what I will create, for I will create Jerusalem to be a […]

Are You Ready for the King’s Return?

The Sunday of Last Judgment November 10, 2019 Luke 19:11-27 Are You Ready for the King’s Return?   While they were listening to this, he went on to tell them a parable, because he was near Jerusalem and the people thought that the kingdom of God was going to appear at once.  He said:  “A […]

Thank God for Our Lutheran Heritage!

Reformation Sunday November 3, 2019 Romans 3:19-28 Thank God for Our Lutheran Heritage!     Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God.  Therefore no one will be declared righteous in […]

Consider the Consequences!

The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost October 20, 2019 Luke 16:19-31 Consider the Consequences!   “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day.  At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s […]

It’s All About the Bottom Line!

The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost October 13, 2019 Luke 16:1-13 It’s All About the Bottom Line!   Jesus told his disciples:  “There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions.  So he called him in and asked him, ‘What is this I hear about you?  Give an account of your management, […]

From Chaos to Charis!

The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost October 6, 2019 1 Timothy 1:12-17 From Chaos to Charis!   I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me faithful, appointing me to his service.  Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy […]

Wisdom 101!

The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost September 29, 2019 Proverbs 9:10-12 Wisdom 101!   The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.  For through me your days will be many, and years will be added to your life.  If you are wise, your wisdom will reward […]