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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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Trinity III, July 2, 2017 - St. Luke 15:1-10

Posted: Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 (0 comments)

The Sacred Scriptures call out to you. The Lord’s slave invites you to the dinner with the words those Scriptures give him. His message leads you to say to God: “Turn to me and have mercy on me, for I am desolate and afflicted. See my affliction and my pain, and forgive all my sins.” For the message of the slave is this: God and sinners are reconciled! . . .

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Trinity II, June 25, 2017 - St. Luke 14:16-24

Posted: Sunday, June 25th, 2017 (0 comments)

How did The Church start? How does it keep on going? That’s what the Trinity season is all about. On Pentecost The Holy Spirit came down from heaven and the Apostles preached. On Trinity Sunday we heard we enter God’s Kingdom by being born from above by water with the word – Holy Baptism put God’s Name on us and washed away our sins. Last Sunday we heard the message is brought to us by the writings of the Apostles and Prophets – The Sacred Scriptures. . . .

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Trinity I, June 18, 2017 - St. Luke 16:19-31

Posted: Sunday, June 18th, 2017 (0 comments)

Last Sunday we confessed God is Trinity. He is not like the Unitarian god of Jews or Muslims who is utterly one. He is Three Persons in One God, united in a wonderful and mysterious way. This union shows itself in love. The Father loves The Son and The Spirit. The Son loves The Father and The Spirit. The Spirit loves The Father and The Son. This love is not self-serving. It’s shown in the love shown us, love revealed to us by the Apostles and Prophets. . . .

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Trinity Sunday, June 11, 2017 - St. John 3:1-15

Posted: Sunday, June 11th, 2017 (0 comments)

The first half of The Church Year was a review of New Testament Bible History. We started with Jesus’ Birth. We heard about His ministry of preaching and miracles during Epiphany and Lent. We accompanied Him to the Upper Room, Gethsemane, Pilate’s Court, Calvary, and The Tomb. We heard the angel cry, “He is risen!” We saw Him ascend into heaven. Finally a week ago we heard The Holy Ghost come down from heaven. . . .

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RLS Chapel Devotion, June 6, 2017 - Acts 2:37-47

Posted: Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 (0 comments)

Sunday was Pentecost. On that day in the year 33A+D the Holy Spirit came down from heaven. He came to the gathered Church in the Upper Room. Something like tongues of fire appeared over all the believers there. They spoke to everyone who was there not in Hebrew or Aramaic, but in the languages those people had spoken when they were your age. . . .

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Pentecost, June 4, 2017, St. John 14:23-31

Posted: Sunday, June 4th, 2017 (0 comments)

“You send forth Your Spirit, they are created, and You renew the face of the earth.” When God created the heavens and the earth out of nothing, The Holy Spirit was hovering over the waters, ready and waiting to breathe life out and to be breathed into man to give us life. He breathed into Adam earthly life, the life we breathe to this day. He also breathed into Adam eternal life, the very thing Adam lost when he sinned.. . .

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RLS Chapel Devotion, June 2, 2017 - St. John 11:28-44

Posted: Friday, June 2nd, 2017 (0 comments)

Death and resurrection. That’s what Christianity is all about. “The wages of sin is death,” St. Paul writes. Adam’s sin infects us all. That’s why we have sickness. That’s why we have death. . . .

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2017 Baccalaureate, June 1, 2017 - Jeremiah 29:10-14

Posted: Friday, June 2nd, 2017 (0 comments)

Jeremiah is not talking to you. You are not going into Babylon. You live in America. You might never go to Iraq. If you do, you won’t be there 70 years. Our school isn’t Jerusalem anyways. Your fortunes might be pretty good, as you look ahead to a new school, a new life, perhaps a job not too far off. You’re imagining how you might make an impact on your school, your town, everyone around you. . . .

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