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Trinity II, June 10, 2018 - St. Luke 14:16-24

Posted: Sunday, June 10th, 2018 (0 comments)

“Do you have your priorities straight?” Has anybody ever asked you that? Perhaps a boss, mom or dad, a friend or sibling or spouse? They might say it to us if we aren’t focused on the task at hand, if we aren’t doing the right things, if we aren’t acting like we care about anything at all. Their goal would be to refocus us, get us back to doing the right thing, back to doing what we’re supposed to be doing. . . .

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Trinity I, June 3, 2018 - St. Luke 16:19-31

Posted: Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 (0 comments)

We now stand at the midway point of The Church’s Year of Grace. The Church in her wisdom uses God’s Service to teach us each year, Sunday after Sunday, with the same Bible readings, the articles of our Faith, those things which we believe and confess. During the first part of the year she does this by leading us through the life of Christ. During this second part of the year she does this by putting before us His preaching and miracles. . . .

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Trinity Sunday, May 27, 2018 - St. John 3:1-15

Posted: Sunday, May 27th, 2018 (0 comments)

“In the confession of the only true God we worship the Trinity in Person and the Unity in Substance, of Majesty coequal.” Worship. We use that word a lot. We talk about worshiping God. But do we really understand what this means? The word rolls off our tongues, we say we’re doing it, and we never actually think about what it means. What is the worship of God? How can you worship Him? . . .

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Pentecost, May 20, 2018 - St. John 14:23-31

Posted: Sunday, May 20th, 2018 (0 comments)

Lots can happen in 50 days. You can go from winter to summer weather. You can change jobs. You can move. You can go from very healthy to very sick. An economy can take a sharp turn for the better or the worse. You can go from the afterglow of high school graduation to the anxious preparation for freshman year of college. Lots can happen in 50 days. . . .

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Sunday after Ascension, May 13, 2018 - St. John 15:26-16:4

Posted: Sunday, May 13th, 2018 (0 comments)

We are in waiting. Today is a Sunday overshadowed by what surrounds it. Thursday was Ascension, the day the God-Man was crowned in heaven. Next Sunday is Pentecost, the birthday of the Church. Today looks back to Ascension yet looks ahead to Pentecost. Today was the day St. Matthias was elected to replace Judas as an Apostle. Today you hear how the ascended Lord still speaks to us: He speaks to us through the testimony of the Holy Spirit, the testimony of the Apostles, written in Sacred Scripture. . . .

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Ascension, May 10, 2018 - Acts 1:1-11, St. Mark 16:14-20

Posted: Friday, May 11th, 2018 (0 comments)

Today the whole Church rejoices. This is no normal Thursday. If it were you wouldn’t be here. This is a special day. It’s not every day somebody’s feet come off the ground and don’t touch back down. We can jump all day and only get worn out quickly and need to lie down and never take off for heaven. Yet on this day Jesus went up from His disciples and didn’t come back. . . .

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Easter V, May 6, 2018 - St. John 16:23b-30

Posted: Sunday, May 6th, 2018 (0 comments)

Ascension Day is almost here. It feels like Easter was only a couple weeks ago, but it’s the Fifth Sunday after Easter already! We’re about to celebrate our Lord’s Ascension into heaven. After He rose, He did not stay on earth with His disciples. Instead, on the 40th day He seated Himself on heaven’s throne. . . .

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Easter IV, April 29, 2018 - St. John 16:5-15

Posted: Sunday, April 29th, 2018 (0 comments)

Are you getting ready? The Church never lets us celebrate a festival without preparing us. Advent prepares us for Christmas. St. John the Baptist tells us to repent because Christ is nigh. Lent prepares us for Easter. Christ came to destroy the devil’s work; we should repent because we want Him to destroy the devil’s work in us. . . .

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Easter III, Aprill 22, 2018 - St. John 16:16-23a

Posted: Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 (0 comments)

“Rejoice! The Lord Is Risen Indeed!” This is the message of The Church during this joyful Eastertide. She reminds us every week that Our Lord has conquered sin, death, and the grave. He has nailed these our enemies to His Cross and buried them in His Tomb. He has done it already, long ago, so rejoice! . . .

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Easter II, April 15, 2018 - I Peter 2:21-25, St. John 10:11-16

Posted: Monday, April 16th, 2018 (0 comments)

He was humiliated. No one had seen humiliation like this before. Had an innocent man ever been punished so? What makes it worse is He had never done a thing wrong in His life. Every other innocent man punished for the crimes of another at least has sinned plenty. But this man never had. He deserved to be mocked, lashed, hit, spat on, blindfolded, by nobody. He did not deserve to be crucified. He was humiliated. . . .

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