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The Greater Joseph, the God of Mercy (Trinity 04, 2010)

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Todd A. Peperkorn, STM Messiah Lutheran Church Kenosha, Wisconsin Trinity 4 (June 27, 2010, revised from 2004) Luke 6:36-42 Trinity04-2010 sermon (MP3 file) TITLE: “The Greater Joseph, The God of Mercy” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.  Our text for this morning is from the Gospel […]

Trinity 4 – Luke 6:36-42

Friday, June 25th, 2010

(revised from 2003) In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit One of the most misunderstood words in the English language is “mercy”. The most prominent example of mercy is showing compassion toward someone who has suffered much. Mercy’s opposite is revenge. When someone does something wrong […]

Gerhard on Trinity IV – Luke 6:36-42

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

While admonishing us to good works, the Lord Christ presses us above all to do the works of mercy. “Be merciful,” He says. Indeed, there are also other good works, especially those performed for the Lord God according to the first table of the Law. But, nevertheless, it was Christ’s desire first and foremost to […]

More Luther for Trinity 4

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

These from his Church Postils. Observe here what a perversion it is for man to exercise himself in doing works to God, which should be done to his neighbor; and then centers his faith in men and saints, which he should center alone in God. Turn this around and then it is right, thus: faith […]

The Banquet (Trinity 02, 2010)

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Trinity02-2010 Parables are always a little tricky to understand.  They are meant that way.  Jesus used parables to confuse the unbeliever, to mess things up in their mind, and to teach them (among other things) that they really don’t get it.  They don’t know all of the secrets of God. Of course, that doesn’t just […]