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Trinity XIV, September 17, 2017 - St. Luke 17:11-19

Posted: Sunday, September 17th, 2017 (0 comments)

Jesus is the Good Samaritan. He came down from heaven to a world dead in trespasses and sins. He has carried our sins in His Body and suffered our death. He has nursed us back to life with His holy Gospel, with His Word and Sacraments. So what does He desire? Mom always taught you to say “thank you.” He desires us to be Thankful Samaritans. . . .

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Trinity XIII, September 10, 2017 - St. Luke 10:23-37

Posted: Sunday, September 10th, 2017 (0 comments)

My last two living grandparents have died this past year. With a death comes the reading of the will. You learn what you might get from your deceased relative. Whether you actually get it is sometimes up to the lawyers. Your parent, your grandparent, wanted to give you something as a gift. You didn’t earn it. You didn’t work for it. You just received it, all because you’re related, all because they loved you, as a final gift. . . .

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Trinity XII, September 3, 2017 - St. Mark 7:31-37

Posted: Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 (0 comments)

Life has always been full of trouble. After Adam sinned, God told him work was going to be hard. Part of that could be that our bodies aren’t perfect anymore. We age. We try to fight it, but we still get older and can’t escape the changes that go along with it. Death comes for us. Our bodies can’t live on and on. It may come late, or it may come early, as I was reminded this week when I attended the funeral of a pastor’s wife in Michigan who died of cancer. . . .

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Trinity XI, August 27, 2017 - St. Luke 18:9-14

Posted: Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 (0 comments)

God is serious about His Word. That’s what we learn from God destroying the Temple. Rome did not destroy it. Titus didn’t want to destroy it. It was an accident. Nebuchadnezzar may have been happy to destroy the first temple, but it just wasn’t Titus’ intent. It went down because God wanted it to go. Its rites were unnecessary. They were just pointing ahead to Christ all that time. So when He came, they could go away. They didn’t need to stick around as a museum piece. Not only that, but the leaders of the Jews rejected their Savior, so God rejected them. The Temple had to go. . . .

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Trinity X, August 20, 2017 - St. Luke 19:41-48

Posted: Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 (0 comments)

It’s time for school to start. Today we welcome our Redeemer Lutheran School teachers and staff. We welcome people new to our school and welcome people returning for another year. We pray the students God is entrusting to us will learn from us to be good citizens and parents and spouses and workers. Most importantly, we pray they will learn and believe The Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ. . . .

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Trinity VIII, August 6, 2017 - St. Matthew 7:15-23

Posted: Sunday, August 6th, 2017 (0 comments)

Do you have a fruit tree at home? My grampa took care of an apple orchard on his farm. He cared for the trees, sprayed them, picked the apples, and sold them on the farm and at local farmers markets. He had tons of raspberry plants too in his large back yard. He cared for them all up into his last year. . . .

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Trinity VII, July 30, 2017 - St. Mark 8:1-9

Posted: Sunday, July 30th, 2017 (0 comments)

The Trinity Season teaches us to grow in Christian faith and love. We aren’t the way God wants us to be. He wants us to be pure and holy. He wants us to think of the needs of others far more than we think of our own. He wants us to think about Him far more than we think about our wants, which in the grand scheme of things aren’t all that great. He wants us to be sinless, selfless, His dear children who want nothing more than to please Him all the time. . . .

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Trinity VI, July 23, 2017 - St. Matthew 5:20-26

Posted: Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 (0 comments)

Sanctification. Christian faith and love. These are the broad topics we’re going to learn about over the next 3 months. The Trinity Season is all about the Christian’s growth in the Christian faith and life. That’s why we use the color green. Each one of us is supposed to grow just like the grass and flowers and trees outside. . . .

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Trinity V, July 16, 2017 - St. Luke 5:1-11

Posted: Sunday, July 16th, 2017 (0 comments)

You have been called by Christ. The prophetic-apostolic Word has rung out into your ears. It has called you to repent of your sins. It has called you to believe in Christ Jesus. It has called you to leave your sins – and your love of sinning – at The Cross where He died for them. It has called you to join the Apostles in “following Jesus.” . . .

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Trinity IV, July 9, 2017 - St. Luke 6:36-42

Posted: Sunday, July 9th, 2017 (0 comments)

The Triune God has sent out the Word of the Apostles and Prophets to you. His Word calls you to come to Him, to hear what He says to you and believe. He says you deserve to have Him condemn you, but He has chosen to save you. He has chosen to end the war Adam’s sin started between God and man. He became one of us and suffered for us, and we are reconciled. But one thing is true: We are still sinners. We are a “Congregation of Sinners.” . . .

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