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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. […]

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 20 – Matthew 22:1-14

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit             Jesus compares the kingdom of heaven to a wedding feast. The king sends out servants to call those who were invited to the wedding. It’s easy to believe why Jesus says; many are called when you hear that […]

What About the Wedding Garment? – Matthew 22:12

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

One of the tricky parts of the Gospel for Trinity 20 is the wedding garment. It’s easy to preach “many are called” in the first half of our blessed Lord’s parable. How do you preach “few are chosen” without sounding like a Calvinist? Take some hints from Blessed Martin Luther’s Church Postils for Trinity 20: […]