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Lent 4 – John 6:1-15

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit Jesus usually gives answers to other people’s questions. Up on a mountain, where Jesus sees many people following Him, He asks a simple question to Philip: Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat? John lets the cat […]

Blessed Martin Luther on Lent 4 – John 6:1-15

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

From his Church Postil In today’s Gospel Christ gives us another lesson in faith, that we should not be overanxious about our daily bread and our temporal existence, and stirs us up by means of a miracle; as though to say by his act what he says by his words in Matthew 6:33: “Seek ye […]

C.F.W. Walther on Lent 4 – John 6:1-15

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Walther’s Gospel Postil takes a different tack on the multiplication of loaves and fishes. He focuses on the last couple of verses where the people try to take Jesus and make Him king by force. The title of Walther’s sermon is “Even Now Many Want to Seize Jesus and Make Him King”. Here are a […]

Sermon for Lent III (Oculi)

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Today’s Gospel lesson continues the God vs. Satan theme that shapes the first three Sundays of the Lenten season. On Lent I, we saw Jesus overcoming Satan’s temptations in the wilderness. Lent II presented the Lord as the One who cast out a demon from the daughter of a Canaanite woman. Today, we hear a brief summary of the following miracle: “And He was casting out a demon, and it was mute. So it was, when the demon had gone out, that the mute spoke” (14). The rest of the Gospel lesson tells us about three reactions to this miracle, which will call us to repent of our sins and fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.

Lent 3 – Luke 11:14-28

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

I am indebted to Rev. Larry L. Beane, II for some of his thoughts. Soli Deo Gloria! In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit When we take our eyes off something, it can be hard to find it again. Golfers have trouble following a little white […]