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Sixth Sunday After Easter – John 15:26-16:4

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit “I will fight no more forever.” Chief Joseph spoke those words years ago concerning his tribe’s fight against the United States government. You and I resonate with that statement. No one likes to fight. Nevertheless, fight we must. The […]

Stoeckhardt on The Holy Spirit

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

When sin awakens, when an old guilt preys upon the conscience and simply will not be dislodged from the mind, when constant sinning, which is ever a part of us, when our wicked, corrupt heart causes us to be fearful and to potter about, at that very moment one needs the consolation: Christ has also […]

A Long and Fruitful Honeymoon

Friday, July 17th, 2009

…at least productive musically. Here are the introits for the Sundays after Easter, Ascension, Pentecost, Trinity, and the First-Eighth Sundays after. Hopefully we’ll remain caught up from here on out. After the completion of the summer introits I hope to begin transcribing the Alleluias & Verses for the Church Year. (I also intend to do […]

Sermon for Exaudi

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

  Today is an in-between Sunday. The Ascension was this past Thursday, and Pentecost is next Sunday. Jesus left the disciples, and the Spirit had not yet come. They were left to themselves. What happens when you are left to yourself? When a Christian comes face-to-face with his failings, his imperfections, his selfishness, lack of […]

More Luther on how the Holy Spirit comforts

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Again from Luther’s House Postil (vol. 2, p147): In what way, then, does the Holy Spirit comfort? The Lord says, He will witness of me. In other words, my dear child, the devil will intimidate and frighten you, the world will imprison and kill you. That you must expect; it simply won’t be different; but […]