Category Archives: Christmas

The Word Made Flesh, Suffers For You

Joseph bought a linen shroud, and with the help of Nicodemus prepared the body of our Lord. They were powerful, wealthy, and well educated men, they were members of the Sanheidrin, the very group that condemned Christ to death. They … Continue reading

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Epiphany: Following the Word

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. There has been all kinds of attempts to explain and tell about the Wise Men. Part of it is because it seems so unexplained. How did … 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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New Year’s: Circumcision and Name of Jesus

Luke 2:21: And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb. Merry Christmas! The days remain short this time of year. The sun is … Continue reading

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Holy Innocents: The Painful Reality of Christmas

Holy Innocents: Jeremiah 31:15-17, Matthew 2:13-18 How often do we read Scripture and just wonder, why? Why all this death? It doesn’t seem very Christmasy to be talking of such killings and death. We’ve spent this past week celebrating the … Continue reading

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The Word Was Made Flesh and Tabernacled!

John 1:1-14 In many and various ways, God spoke to His people by the prophets, but now in these last days He has spoken to us by his Son, whom He appointed the heir of all things, through whom also … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve: Unto You, Your Savior

  Merry Christmas! What a great joy it is to gather together to hear the news of our Savior’s birth. It news of great joy, news of great mirth, news of our merciful King’s birth. Of this proclamation from Luke, … Continue reading

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Holy Cross Day

The great event took place in 326 AD. Helen, the mother of Constantine, the emperor of the eastern half of the Roman Empire, found the “true” cross of Christ. After her son had made Christianity the official religion of the … Continue reading

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All Things New – Easter 2014

Readings: Acts 10:34-43; Colossians 3:1-4; Matthew 28:1-10 Alleluia, Christ is risen!He is risen indeed, alleluia! Ever get tired of it? Of course you do. There’s a reason for so many Christmas and Easter Christians. You get tired of it. We are … Continue reading

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Good Friday Passion

Old Testament and Epistle Reading as noted. The Passion of Our Lord is a conflation from all four Gospels from the LSB Altar Book and into parts. OT Reading, Isaiah 52:12-53:13: Suffering Servant “How beautiful upon the mountains are the … Continue reading

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