Category Archives: Catechism

Easter 3 and Confirmation: Acts 9, Blinded By Light

Alleluia, Christ is risen! He is risen indeed, alleluia! We live in a time when glowing personal testimonies are often regarded as God’s sure action.People may yawn at Scripture texts but get goose bumps over something that has no sure … Continue reading

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Silent and Afraid to Ask

Proper 20B, Sept. 20th Dear children of God our Father, grace to you and peace through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. One of the greatest trials of the Christian faith is simply acknowledging reality as God reveals it.  There is … Continue reading

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New, Excited, Anticipated, and Unexpected – Pentecost

Pentecost: Ezekiel 37:1-14; Acts 2:1-21; John 15:26-27; 16:4-15 Alleluia, Christ is risen! He is risen indeed, alleluia! Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Everyone likes something new. There is just something … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday: The Lord Who Serves You

Exodus 12:1-14; 1 Cor. 11:23-32; John 13:1-15, 31-35 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. This night at 6pm does indeed start the Passover. As from the beginning in Genesis days were … Continue reading

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Testing And Temptation As God Creates and Provides

First Sunday in Lent Genesis 22:1-18, James 1:12-18, Mark 1:9-15 Lent is a season of preparation and anticipation. A season in which we see Christ preparing to fulfill why He has come, leading to Holy Week in His death and … Continue reading

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What have you to do with us Jesus? Listen Up to the Word.

Fourth Sunday After Epiphany: Mark 1:21-28   Imagine it, a man walks in on the Sabbath, the day of worship, in the midst of hearing and receiving God’s Word and a demon possessed man walks in. Not only does he … Continue reading

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12 Year Old Jesus – Christmas 2

Wisdom. We usually associate “wisdom” with people who are older. Wisdom, we often assume, comes with experience, gray hair, the school of “hard knocks.” Even in the temple, one could not read the Wisdom Literature of the Old Testament until … Continue reading

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St. Michael and All Angels

Readings: Daniel 10:10-14, 12:1-3; Revelation 12:7-12; Matthew 18:1-11 It’s hard to think that such an important day would lose it’s history and significance in such a short time. Michaelmas, as it had been known, the day of St. Michael and … Continue reading

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Love and Keeping the Commandments – Easter 6

John 14:15-21 Alleluia, Christ is risen!He is risen indeed, alleluia! “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” It’s a hard saying. Most of you probably thought, “great, if I love God I have to obey all the commandments … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday and Passover

This is one crazy week. For us it began Sunday in recalling Palm Sunday and the triumphal entry. If we had a service every day this week as the early Christians did and many continue to still, we’d have heard … Continue reading

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