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A Helpful Luther Quote for Epiphany 4 – Matthew 8:1-13

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

An excerpt of Luther’s Introduction to Paul’s Epistle to the Romans.

Pius Parsch and Prosper Gueranger on Epiphany 4 – Matthew 8:23-27

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Parsch The Gospel story represents Christ’s Easter combat and triumph. For every Sunday is Easter, is resurrection. Every Sunday we celebrate Christ’s death and resurrection in ourselves. Throughout the week we may be tossed by storms and billowing seas, but at the Sunday Mass Christ again steps into our small boat, silences the storm, and […]

Sermon for Epiphany III

Monday, January 24th, 2011

We pray in one Epiphany hymn, “Manifest in making whole / Palsied limbs and fainting soul” (TLH 134.3). Today’s Gospel Lesson actually records two miracles for palsied limbs and fainting souls. I’d like to focus on the second story today, the healing of the centurion’s servant. This miracle, along with the Prayers during Holy Communion on your bulletin insert, will teach us to pray after the centurion, “Lord, I am not worthy that you should come under my roof, but speak the word only and my soul shall be healed.”

Sermon for 1/23/11-Third Sunday After the Epiphany (LSB 1-year)

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Immanuel Revealed in Mercy Matthew 8:1-13 When John the Baptist sent his disciples to ask Jesus whether He was the One who was to come, Jesus responded by saying, “The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the Gospel […]

Lindemann on Epiphany 4

Monday, January 24th, 2011

THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY The miracles of the Epiphany are to be regarded rather as manifestations than as formal proofs of our Lord’s deity. Their purpose was not mainly evidential but educational. To prove Himself divine was not enough, for men had wrong ideas about God and their conceptions needed to be purified […]