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Chemnitz on the workers standing idle

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

Blessed Martin Chemnitz said: “Good words are to be done because they are necessary on the basis of the command of God … For the will and command of God is that believers should not be idle, but that they walk and exercise themselves in good works” (Enchiridion, p96).

Septuagesima – Matthew 20:1-16

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit Is your eye evil because I am good? The landowner’s words in our Lord’s parable are damning. The landowner agreed with the laborers on their wage before the day’s work began. Whether the laborer worked one hour or twelve […]

It's that time of year….

Monday, January 25th, 2010

No, I don’t mean our annual “what color should the paraments be during the Gesimas?” conversation.  And no, I don’t mean the “does the Feast of the Annunciation take priority over a Sunday in Lent?” time.  Those are always great times, and I’m glad to have them. It is the time of year for renewing […]

Transfiguration – Matthew 17:1-9

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit It’s not as if Jesus had no idea He was the Son of God until He was transfigured. Jesus, according to the flesh, is at all times both fully God and fully man. Nevertheless, there seems to be two […]

Whither Transfiguration?

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Pr. McCain’s comments in Pr. Esget’s thread about the change of seasons forthcoming has me thinking along the same lines as he might be thinking. What did Lutherans in the Age of Orthodoxy do with Transfiguration? There are no Luther sermons that he (and I) can find in English on Matthew 17. Same for Gerhard. […]