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Trinity 20 – Matthew 9:1-8

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit             The eyes of all look to You, and You give them their food in due season. You open Your hand; You satisfy the desire of every living thing. That verse from Psalm 145 is how Luther’s Small Catechism […]

What About the “Wedding Garment”? (Trinity 20 – Matthew 9:1-8)

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Three from Luther: The wedding garment is Christ himself, which is put on by faith, as the Apostle says in Rom. 13:14: “Put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ.” Then the garment gives forth a luster of itself, that is, faith in Christ bears fruit of itself, namely, love which works through faith in Christ. […]

Trinity 19 – Matthew 9:1-8

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit             Seeing Jesus raise a paralytic from his bed is a big deal. It’s not every day that a man who cannot walk rises and walks home. The bigger deal behind the miracle is that THE SON OF MAN […]

Robert Farrar Capon on “Many Are Called But Few Are Chosen” (Trinity 20 – Matthew 22:1-14)

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

What then do I make of, “Many are called but few are chosen”? Just this. The sad truth of our fallen condition is that we don’t want anything to do with a system of salvation that works by grace through faith. We want our merits, sleazy though they may be, rewarded – and we want […]

Trinity 18 – Matthew 22:34-46

Friday, October 5th, 2012

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit Behind every question lurks an agenda. The person asking a question may or may not know the answer. However, the person asking a question has a motive behind the question. In the case of today’s Gospel, the Pharisees have […]