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Martin Franzmann on Trinity 21 – John 4:46-54

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

If you don’t own “Ha! Ha! Among the Trumpets“, please call Concordia Publishing House today and order the book. It’s inexpensive and is a goldmine of great preaching from the mind and lips of Blessed Martin Franzmann. I fear Prof. Franzmann may be forgotten among the brilliant professors to serve at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, […]

Herberger Translation for Trinity 21 – John 4:46-54

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

This from Mr. Matthew Carver: This is my translation of Valerius Herberger, from Geistliche Herzenslust und -Freude. JESUS, the noble, precious Crown of our faith, arranges for the nobleman to come to Him by true faith, teaches him how to pray and hope under the cross, chastens him strictly, but in the end gladdens him […]

Stöckhardt on Trinity 21 – John 4:46-54

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Stöckhardt’s sermon for Trinity 21 in “Grace Upon Grace” seems to preach toward a particular situation in the congregation rather than preaching the text. He notes that death has hit his congregation (Holy Cross, St. Louis) quite hard that particular year; harder than any year prior. So He brings concentrated comfort to his flock under […]

Gerhard on Trinity 21 – John 4:46-54

Monday, October 18th, 2010

But because weakness and frailty beclouded the nobleman’s faith, Christ wished to give him pause, and said: “If you people do not see signs and miracles, you do not believe.” With these words the Lord wished not only to rebuke the nobleman but also the Galileans’ wrong understanding in general. As the evangelist recounts shortly […]

Lindemann on Trinity 21

Monday, October 18th, 2010

THE TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY Most of us probably find it difficult to determine one thought that is common to the Propers for this day and gathers them under one harmonious subject. Any suggestions of Roman or Anglican scholars avail little, for they are not dealing with the same Propers. As always in the Trinity […]