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Notes for Trinity 9 – Luke 16:1-9

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

Pius Parsch, “The Church’s Year of Grace” Christ praises the unjust steward not for fraud but because of the cleverness and zeal with which he provided for his future, earthly career. The zeal of the children of this world in earthly affairs should serve as a model in our strivings after an eternal goal. (Vol. […]

Trinity 8 – Matthew 7:15-23

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit The Alleluia Verse from Psalm 78 says Give ear, O my people, to my teaching; incline your ears to the words of my mouth. Our Lord’s Church only knows one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father […]

On Skipping and the Lectionary

Monday, July 7th, 2008

I posted a reply to Todd’s question re the Michaelmass skip. My reply includes a Fenton description of one “MMass skip” system.  I failed however to indicate whether I favor such a scheme.  I do favor it and have employed it for a number of years.  My primary reason is that the 3 Last Sundays of the […]

Luther Quotes for Trinity 8

Monday, July 7th, 2008

Both of Luther’s House Postils are recommended reading for this Sunday. They are Luther at his best, poking a sharp stick in the eye of the devil and false teachers. Here’s a sampler of Luther’s amazing preaching. Christ, our dear Lord, earnestly exhorts and admonishes that we be attentive and willing hearers of God’s Word, […]

Notes on Trinity 8 – Matthew 7:15-23

Monday, July 7th, 2008

Exegetical Notes v. 15: the verb “prosexoo” can also mean “pay attention to”. I prefer “have before” because it means to keep an eye on false prophets. v. 16: the “meeti” clause expects a “no” answer.  It is a “no brainer” question. v. 23: Jesus uses first person singular future of “homologeoo”: “I confess”. This […]