"Abraham and Isaac," John August Swanson. Used by permission from the artist.
Image © by John August Swanson. Artwork held in the Luther Seminary Fine Arts Collection, St. Paul, Minn.
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First Sunday of Advent
Matthew 24:36-44 Commentary
by James Boyce
Be honest! What are your first thoughts as you anticipate the first Sunday of Advent? For me, both as preacher and as worshiper in the pew, the church year and the gospel readings always seem somehow out ...
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Isaiah 2:1-5 Commentary
by Fred Gaiser
To preach on this text stands us in good stead: Isaiah preached on it, too! Or so it seems. The text occurs twice in the Bible-with minor variations-here in Isaiah and again in Micah 4:1-3.
Romans 13:11-14 Commentary
by Susan Eastman
In this brief but extremely rich passage, Paul tells us that as Christians we are all "morning people." The time is just before dawn, the sky is brightening, the alarm is ringing, day is at hand. It is ...
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