Bring Them Back

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Ninth Sunday after Pentecost: Old Testament, Jeremiah 23:1-6       Jeremiah 23:1-6  My how the Lord loves His flock. There can be no doubt of that when one carefully reads the Scriptures. And the reason we know of His love is that God gives Himself to His flock as...

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Heart on a Platter

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Eighth Sunday after Pentecost: Gospel, Mark 6:14-29 Mark 6:14-29 Don’t jump too quickly at today’s title after you read the text. The title will stand and I think you will know why. In Amos this week we saw the bent of man’s heart toward the clear declaration of the law. We...

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Nothing Doing

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Eighth Sunday after Pentecost: Epistle, Ephesians 1:3-14               Ephesians 1:3-14  So many great hymns there are extolling the grace of God. I believe that this week’s epistle reading could be seen as the foundation stone for many. Just...

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No Wiggle in the Law

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Eighth Sunday after Pentecost: Old Testament, Amos 7:7-15                       Amos 7:7-15 Just recently I heard a discussion regarding the teaching ministry of the first President of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, C.F.W...

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Mistaken Identity

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Seventh Sunday after Pentecost: Gospel, Mark 6:1-13                      Mark 6:1-13 The overall astonishment of the crowds at Jesus came from His teaching. At the words that came from His mouth. His teaching in His hometown fostered a...

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Scorned

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Seventh Sunday after Pentecost: Psalm, Psalm 123 Psalm 123 It was an interesting thing to find that one of my daily Psalm readings is also the psalm reading for this Sunday. Psalm 123 belongs to that wonderful set of shorter psalms known as the “Psalms of Ascent.” Traditionally...

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No Doubt

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Seventh Sunday after Pentecost: Old Testament, Ezekiel 2:1-5 Ezekiel 2:1-5 Boy, oh boy the religious culture of our day is filled with voices. Myriads of voices who all claim to not only speak for God (whoever that is), but to speak for Him with clarity and specificity. Now at the same time...

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Seek Him

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Sixth Sunday after Pentecost: Gospel, Mark 5:21-43 Mark 5:21-43 I’m not writing this morning from a good mindset. The gospel reading helps a little, but is really a picture of the challenge I am walking through. You see, I know in my heart of hearts that Jesus, the Lord IS the answer to...

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Hard for Me

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Sixth Sunday after Pentecost: Epistle, 2 Corinthians 8:1-9, 13-15 2 Corinthians 8:1-9, 13-15 I guess I’m venturing out on personal life territory here. I have always been greatly encouraged, and frankly a bit jealous when I read the passages that speak of the great generosity of the...

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Take It

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Sixth Sunday after Pentecost: Old Testament, Lamentations 3:22-33 Lamentations 3:22-33 We’re so geared toward complaining aren’t we? I guess I will admit it first. But, yes I am bent in that direction. When things don’t go my way, well I am good at wallowing. You? In our Old...

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