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Pentecost Day – John 14:23-31

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Morgan Mitchell and Luxianna Watkins are confirmed today. In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit If Christ is the head of the body and His bride, the Church, is the body of Christ, then the Holy Spirit is the Church’s soul. A body is dead without […]

Vigil of Pentecost – John 14:15-21

Friday, May 29th, 2009

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit Don’t you love Jesus? Think of all He does for us. He becomes man to die for our sin and rise from the dead. He institutes the office of preaching the Gospel and administering the Sacraments in order that […]

Sermon for Pentecost

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Todd A. Peperkorn, STM Messiah Lutheran Church Kenosha, Wisconsin Pentecost (May 27, 2007) John 14:23-31 TITLE: “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Our text for this holy day of Pentecost, is from the Gospel lesson from John chapter 14 as follows: But the […]

Notes for the Feast of Pentecost

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Pius Parsch, “The Church’s Year of Grace” Pentecost is not an independent feast; it is rather the seal or finale to Easter (3:205). The Holy Ghost is the soul of the Church. The Church is Christ’s mystical body. In a living body there must be a soul; and the soul of the Church is the […]

Preaching Pentecost

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

As I begin my preparations for this Sunday it strikes me that this Sundays is one that seems a particularly good one during which to tie all the readings together. I think I could write a perfectly fine Pentecost sermon focused on the Gospel text (using Petersen’s wise maxim to “preach the Sunday). This is […]