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Blessed Martin Luther on Lent 4 – John 6:1-15

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

From his Church Postil In today’s Gospel Christ gives us another lesson in faith, that we should not be overanxious about our daily bread and our temporal existence, and stirs us up by means of a miracle; as though to say by his act what he says by his words in Matthew 6:33: “Seek ye […]

C.F.W. Walther on Lent 4 – John 6:1-15

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Walther’s Gospel Postil takes a different tack on the multiplication of loaves and fishes. He focuses on the last couple of verses where the people try to take Jesus and make Him king by force. The title of Walther’s sermon is “Even Now Many Want to Seize Jesus and Make Him King”. Here are a […]

Lent 4 – John 6:1-15

Monday, March 15th, 2010

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit I love this place. Everything about this church building declares the presence of Christ in preaching, baptism, absolution, and the Lord’s Supper. The large cross draws the eye to the altar, where the focus of attention belongs. The decor […]

Lent 4 – John 6:1-15

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit Three weeks ago, we heard Jesus tell Satan man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. The sign of feeding five thousand men with five loaves and two fishes […]

Notes for Lent 4 – John 6:1-15

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Dom Prosper Gueranger, “The Liturgical Year” This Sunday, called, from the first word of the Introit, Laetare Sunday, is one of the most solemn of the year. The Church interrupts her lenten mournfulness; the chants of the mass speak of nothing but joy and consolation; the organ, which has been silent during the preceding three […]