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Archive for February, 2008

Sermon for Oculi – Comfort for those in fear of the devil

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

It’s a little bit late in coming, but… Sermon for Oculi Text: St. Luke 11:14-28 Rev. Paul L. Beisel When you look around at the world today, there doesn’t seem to be much evidence of Christ’s victory over the devil and sin. Every where you look it seems like evil reigns and good is oppressed. […]

Lent 3 – Oculi

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

(An amalgamation of sermons preached in 2004 and 2006.) In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit The strong man didn’t look so strong in the Garden. Yet he was the most cunning creature around. The seed of doubt was first planted by him, and Adam and […]

Sermon for Oculi (Lent III)

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Sermon on St. Luke 11:14-28 TLH 258, “Lord of Our Life and God of Our Salvation” Lent III – Oculi Rev. Brian Hamer Redeemer Lutheran Church Bayside, NY Jesu Juva Today’s gospel event follows Jesus on His journey to the cross through the basic, two-part plan of His mission: teaching and miracles followed by suffering […]

Notes for Lent 3 – Oculi

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

This Sunday’s liturgy has a simple and easily recognizable structure.  Christ makes us men of light, He overcomes the devil in us through Baptism and the Eucharist.  The Mass is more directly applicable to the catechumens, but the faithful too are included in all the texts. (Pius Parsch, “The Church’s Year of Grace”, Vol. 2:176-177) […]

Luther on Oculi – Lent III

Monday, February 18th, 2008

“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 into the flesh, […]