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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 […]

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 […]

Lent 4 – John 6:1-15

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit             Trust me. Easy to say, very hard to do, especially in this cynical age. Jesus asks Philip a “trust me” question when He asks, where are we to buy bread, so that these people may eat? Saint John […]

Lindemann on Lent IV (Laetare)

Friday, April 1st, 2011

THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT, LAETARE The name of this Sunday is startling and indicates a marked change in the tone of the Propers. A day of rejoicing in the midst of Lent! One explanation is that in ancient times Lent began on the following days, and this Sunday was regarded somewhat like Mardi gras. […]

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 […]