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Lent 6 (Palm Sunday) – Matthew 21:1-9

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit             The processional Gospel from Matthew chapter 21 is read twice in the Church Year. It is first read on the First Sunday in Advent and again as we begin Holy Week. When we hear this reading in Advent, […]

Lent 5 – John 8:46-59

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit             Jesus says in Mark chapter four: With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use for it? It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown on the ground, is […]

Lent 4 – John 6:1-15

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit             The Lord provided manna and quail for the Israelites as they traveled through the wilderness to the Promised Land. God reminded them of how He provided for them in Deuteronomy chapter eight: Remember all the ways that the […]

Lent 3 – Luke 11:14-28

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit             Nothing beats a clean house. In my house, we do everything possible to clean up the place before we go out of town. After a few days of living out of a suitcase, it’s nice to come home […]

Johann Gerhard on John 6:1-15 (Lent 4)

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

In the “our Father” [the Lord’s Prayer], we not only pray for the forgiveness of sins, but also for daily bread and food. Thus, we confess with this that we cannot only not make payment for our sin before God the Lord, but that we are also unable to earn our daily bread. Instead, we […]