Category Archives: Life

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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Advent 4 – Impregnated By Word and Faith

Advent 4 Readings (Series B): Luke 1:26-38; 2 Sam. 7:1–11,16; Romans 16:25-27 Pregnancy is a time of eager anticipation. So much is still unknown. The are unknowns throughout with anticipation of the babies gender, concern and wonder about the child’s health, … Continue reading

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Robin Williams, Depression, and Death

As probably expected the top trending topics on Facebook and Twitter for Tuesday August 12, 2014 have to do with something regarding the death of Robin Williams. Perhaps the greatest problem most are having with Robin Williams’ death is that … Continue reading

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In Trouble He Will Comfort You

We all have those people in our lives who have done more for us than they ever will know or realize. There are certainly parents, family, and many people close to us who form us and provide for us. Then … Continue reading

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Dried, Dead Bones With Life – Lent 5A

Reading: Ezekiel 37:1-14, John 11 “Can these bones live?” Can a dry, dusty valley full of bones live? Imagine the valley of bones Ezekiel saw, a valley of many dead bodies perhaps after a battle, laying there, picked apart by … Continue reading

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Possessed by Sin, Bound By Death – Midweek Lent 2

Dear Christians, One And All Rejoice (stanzas 2-3) John 8:31-47 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. We pride ourselves on living in “the land of the free and the home of … Continue reading

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Honestly, Thrivent… What I See Happening

Honestly Thrivent, I am disappointed in this news that no longer will great organizations will be eligible to receive funds. The LCMS response was pretty basic and simple, and while I agree it is not much other than this, expressing … Continue reading

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Slaughter of Innocents – Christmas 1

Readings: Galatians 2:4-7, Matthew 2:13-23 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins, to delver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday

Text: Exodus 12:1-14; 1 Corinthians 11:23-32; John 13:1-17, 31-35 Maundy Thursday. If you follow the Biblical timeline that has been given, a lot has happened since Palm Sunday and the shouts of “hosanna!” On the day after that entry into … Continue reading

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HHS Mandate and Religious Freedom

There has been much discussed on Facebook, Twitter, the blogosphere, and the news about the HHS enacting the “Affordable Care Act” and President Obama’s “accommodation” following the public backlash. Many have argued this to be outside of the church’s realm … Continue reading

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