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Luther’s Notes on the Sunday Gospel: Trinity 9 -Stewardship
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Luke 16:1-9 The Wise Steward 16 He also said to His disciples: “There was a certain rich man who had a steward, and an accusation was brought to him that this man was wasting his goods. 2 So he called him and said to him, ‘What is this I hear about you? … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Jesus didn’t say homosexuality and same sex marriage are wrong?
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Found over on Pastor Mark Surburg’s blog:   In discussions about homosexuality and same sex marriage, you will often encounter people who deliver this as if it is a clear proof that homosexuality and same sex marriage are morally acceptable: “Well Jesus didn’t say that homosexuality and same sex marriage … Continue reading

A District President Responds: Doctrinal Supervision Revisited
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On May 11 BJS reprinted an article published in The Lutheran Clarion titled “Doctrinal Supervision and the Becker Case” by Rev. Dr. Martin Noland. Subsequently, an article of response was published in the July Clarion written by Montana District President Terry Forke. Here is President Forke’s article, titled “A District … Continue reading

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Luther’s Notes on the Sunday Gospel: Trinity 8 -Beware of False Prophets

Matthew 7:15-23 New King James Version 15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs … Continue reading

“God’s Building Project” (Sermon on Ephesians 2:11-22, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“God’s Building Project” (Ephesians 2:11-22) “Built on the Rock the Church shall stand.” “Christ is our cornerstone.” “The Church’s one foundation.” These hymns that we’re singing this morning–they’re all drawing on the imagery of our text today, the Epistle reading … Continue reading

Luther’s Notes on the Gospels: St. Mary Magdalene

July 22nd Luke 7:36-50 36 Then one of the Pharisees asked Him to eat with him. And He went to the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to eat. 37 And behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she … Continue reading

Luther’s Notes on the Sunday Gospel: Trinity 7 -Providence

Providence Mark 8:1-9 New King James Version Jesus Feeds the Four Thousand 8 In those days, the multitude being very great and having nothing to eat, Jesus called His disciples to Him and said to them, 2 “I have compassion … Continue reading

“Blessings in Christ: Past, Present, and Future” (Sermon on Ephesians 1:3-14, by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

“Blessings in Christ: Past, Present, and Future” (Ephesians 1:3-14) Today is the beginning of eight straight weeks in which the Epistle reading is a portion of St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. And at the same time, as soon as … Continue reading

Sermon — Pr. Tony Sikora — Pointing on King to the King of Kings

King Herod has his trophy.  “Herod Himself sent for and seized John and bound him in prison because of Herodias, the wife of his brother, to whom he is now married.”  John sits behind iron bars because it pleased Herodias.  And Herod, ever wanting to keep the marriage bed secure has triumphantly brought home his bride’s nemesis.  Such is the way of the kings of this world.  For they are more concerned with the passions of their flesh and the security of their indulgences than the observance of truth and the laws of nature, ignoring therefore nature’s God.

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America the Christological

“Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness, you who seek the LORD: look to the rock from which you were hewn, and to the quarry from which you were dug…” Isaiah 51:1 I’m assuming almost right away that folks will … Continue reading