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Lent 6 Sermon – John 12:12-19/Matthew 27:11-54

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit The Pharisees cry out, look, the world has gone after Him! That’s one of the reasons why Christians begin Palm Sunday with a procession of palms. Cars driving by our church building probably think we’re a bit odd. A […]

Luther Quotes for Palm Sunday and/or Good Friday

Monday, March 30th, 2009

These from Blessed Martin Luther’s Fourth Holy Week Sermon in the House Postils. Originally preached on Good Friday, April 2, 1534. For no man’s, no angel’s, no other creature’s suffering has accomplished and is able to accomplish what this man’s suffering has. For he suffers not for his own person but for us, that in […]

Luther's Summary of the Judica Gospel

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

Fr. Juhl posted some helpful quotations from Luther’s first sermon in the House Postil below. The second sermon also is very good (vol. 1, pp362-365). He summarizes the meaning of the Gospel at the conclusion: These are the three points contained in this Gospel lesson. The first, that we ought eagerly listen to and learn […]

Hymns for Holy Week

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

Palmarum / Sunday of the Passion John 12:12–19 (Palmarum) Zechariah 9:9–12 Philippians 2:5–11 Matthew 26:1—27:66 Processional Hymn All glory, laud, and honor (LSB 442) (Catechetical in odd years) Sequence The royal banners forward go (LSB 455) Hymn of the Day A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth (LSB 438) (Catechetical even) Hymns for the Distribution of the […]

Lent 5 Sermon – John 8:46-59

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit The showdown in John chapter eight between Jesus and certain Jewish leaders is like a gift promised by forebears to the generations after them. The gift is rejected out of hand by future generations as not a gift but […]


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