Sexagesima

Oh, What of That Saint Luke 8:4-15 “Oh, what of that, and what of that?” This is what the heart of the sower of the good seed cries out in the Martin Franzmann hymn that we just sang. “Oh, what of that, and what of that?” It’s what comes to mind for the sower as[…]

Septuagesima

The Pure Grace of God Saint Matthew 20:1-16 God gives and we grumble. That’s always been the way of it … well, actually, not always. There was a brief time when the people of this world delighted in everything that they received from the gracious hand of God and had only love and thanksgiving in[…]

Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord

A Story of Encouragement Saint Matthew 17:1-9 Last Sunday in Bible Study we took up the first epistle of Saint Peter. He wrote this letter to encourage Christians who had fled Rome because of persecution against them by the Emperor Nero. The Christians of Rome had become the emperor’s scapegoat, taking the blame for the[…]

The Baptism of our Lord

Numbered With Us Saint Matthew 3:13-17 The Prophet Isaiah said of the promised Messiah, “he poured out his soul to death and was numbered with the transgressors.” On Good Friday, our Lord Jesus was nailed to a cross and put to death in a manner that was anything but noble. It was bloody and filled[…]