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The Good Fruit—Sermon for Trinity 8 (2008)

Sunday, July 13th, 2008

Trinity 8, July 13, 2008 A+D Rev. Benjamin T. G. Mayes, Emmaus Ev. Lutheran Church U.A.C., St. Louis, Mo. +Jesu juva!+ Matthew 7:15–23, The Good Fruit   In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Dearly Beloved: These days, it seems like health food is “in.” More and more people […]

Homily Trinity 8

Friday, July 11th, 2008

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. You know the old saying: “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me.” Likewise, you know that this little saying is entirely untrue. Words can hurt, and do hurt, in many ways, and […]

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 […]

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 […]