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Lent 1 – Matthew 4:1-11

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

I am indebted to Rev. W.M. Cwirla for some thoughts on this text. Soli Deo Gloria! In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit             Most dangerous things have a fail-safe device. A fail-safe device responds in a way that will cause no harm, or at least […]

Prosper Gueranger on Luke 11:14-28 (Lent 3)

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Let us also listen, with holy fear, to what our Savior tells us with regard to our invisible enemies. They are so powerful and crafty, that our resistance would be useless, unless we had God on our side, and His holy angels, who watch over us and join us in the great combat. It is […]

Luther on Luke 11:14-28 (Lent 3)

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

We need to know that Christ’s work of driving out the devil never ceases but continues to go on in the Christian world until the Last Day. Wherever Christ’s kingdom is, his wondrous work continues, causing the dumb to speak, the blind to see, and the deaf to hear. When Christ came in to the […]

Robert Farrar Capon on Luke 11:14-28 (Lent 3)

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

(Jesus’) parabolic retort (“Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, etc.”) seems at first to be saying little more than, “If the devil is behind this , how come he’s fighting against himself?” But what Jesus really seems to be getting at, once again, is the inability of the world to straighten itself up […]

Quinquagesima – Luke 18:31-43

Monday, February 11th, 2013

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit             Two weeks ago, we considered God’s grace at work in the parable of the vineyard. Last week we considered God’s Word at work in the Seed sown into the soil by the sower. Today we consider how we […]