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Trinity 9 – Luke 16:1-9

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Lots of help on this one from different places. I took a different tack with this text courtesy of Robert Farar Capon. It’s a way of preaching this text, one of many angles. I tried to weave in a more traditional way to look at this parable as well. I leave it to the Holy […]

Robert Farar Capon on Trinity 9 – Luke 16:1-9

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

I don’t read Robert Farar Capon as often as I should. He’s quirky, but often has a different view of the text that many of us, if not all of us, never thought. Here’s Capon up to his old tricks again from Kingdom, Grace, Judgment: ———————– Grace works only on those it finds dead enough […]

Sțckhardt on Trinity 9 РLuke 16:1-9

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

George Stöckhardt’s sermon for Trinity 9 in Gnade um Gnade is quite good. Here are a few choice quotes, some are extended quotes. The wisdom which the Lord enjoins is but a special outflow and evidence of the wisdom that is generally fitting for the children of light, for believers. Not only in relation to […]

Trinity 8 – Matthew 7:15-23

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit The Alleluia verse for the Eighth Sunday after Trinity is from Psalm 78: Give ear, O my people, to my teaching; incline your ears to the words of my mouth! The Psalmist’s words are more than a command to […]

Johann Gerhard on Trinity 8 – Matthew 7:15-23

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Gerhard’s Postil for Trinity 8 is fantastic. I recommend the entire sermon! The book is available here. There now follows some choice quotes. Gerhard first summarizes Nehemiah 4:7-8. Nehemiah orders those working in Jerusalem to keep one hand on their sword and the other hand busy working. Gerhard continues: You see, this is a perfect […]