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Two Greatest Words of Christmas!

Luke 2:1-20 “And the angel said to them, ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.… For unto you is born this day in the city of David a … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Early

Matthew 1:18-25 Are you ready for Christmas?  You’ve been asking others, haven’t you, over these past few weeks.  And you’ve been asked the question, too, I’m sure.  It’s the social equivalent of chatting about the weather, in these latter days … Continue reading

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Two Prophets, Two Priests, Two Women: Advent 4

Two expectant mothers get together, which isn’t all that unusual in and of itself, especially considering they are related. They form quite an amazing picture, these two women – a pregnant Virgin and an expectant mother old enough to be … Continue reading

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Love Which Surpasses Knowledge

Ephesians 3 (Proper 12B) To the saints at St. Peter’s, and are faithful in Christ Jesus, grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. (Eph. 1:2-3) Ephesus was a great city in that … Continue reading

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Oct 31 in Nevada: Halloween/Reformation/Nevada Day

Ah, October 31st. Such a unique day living in Nevada, especially its capital, Carson City. For most around the country today is recognized as Halloween. And that’s true in Nevada too. The governor’s mansion and many other homes and businesses … Continue reading

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On Pastors’ Sermons and the Government

Recent outcry has been made about a recent subpoena for Houston pastors to turn in manuscripts of their recent sermons. While the intent is obvious toward some sort of bullying and threat, it should not be viewed in such a … Continue reading

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O Faithless and Twisted Generation… Let This Sink In

Text: Luke 9:37-62 His Time on KFUO Archive with Daily Lectionary Discussion and Morning Prayer, sermonette: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. They had come down from the mountain. The mountain of Transfiguration. … Continue reading

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Sheep, Doors, and Shepherds

Text: John 10:1-10 Dear sheep who hear the voice of the shepherd, grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Voices are recognizable. Children know the voices of their parents. From their time … Continue reading

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Rejoicing in Repentance – Midweek Lent 1

(Lenten services at Bethlehem this year are from the hymn “Dear Christians One and All Rejoice” LSB 556 – from the preaching seminar from Rev. John Pless, Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN) Grace to you and peace from God … Continue reading

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Purification of Mary and Presentation of Our Lord

  It’s only been 40 days since Christmas Day. I’m sure for many of you Christmas seems well into the past. 40 days have flown by and much has gone. It’s even a new year. If you were living at … Continue reading

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