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Looking for Lenten midweek inspiration? Revisit Matt Skinner's five-part preaching series from 2016 on sensing the Gospel.
First Sunday of Advent
Luke 21:25-36 Commentary
by Michal Beth Dinkler
Today’s lectionary passage is situated in a longer apocalyptic discourse in which Jesus warns of coming persecutions and foretells the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple.
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Jeremiah 33:14-16 Commentary
by Michael J. Chan
God’s word can find us anywhere -- even in prison, as Jeremiah discovered: “The word of the Lord came to Jeremiah a second time, while he was still confined in the court of the guard” ...
Psalm 25:1-10 Commentary
by Beth L. Tanner
Happy New Year!
1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 Commentary
by Carla Works
Paul’s Macedonian mission began with scandal and imprisonment, and his sojourn in Thessalonica did not prove any easier.
Nothing Lasts Forever
by Karoline Lewis
December 02, 2018
“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.”
Well, Jesus. Those are words I am holding onto dearly these days. For dear life, in fact. A promise ...
Sermon Brainwave #635 - First Sunday of Advent
Discussion on texts for First Sunday of Advent (Dec. 2, 2018): (Gospel) Luke 21:25-36; (First Reading) Jeremiah 33:14-16; Psalm 25:1-10; (Second Reading) 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for Working Preacher.