Monthly Archives: March 2018

Sermon for Good Friday

Audio HERE. (Includes Choir and Solo after sermon) Every year, we prepare for Easter joy by hearing of the death of our Lord. It makes sense. Resurrection can only happen if there is a death. Easter joy can only happen … Continue reading

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Good Friday Lutherans & Empty Crosses

We’ve all heard of “C&E Christians” – that strange breed that shows up for church on Christmas and Easter, but no other time. The church just pops into existence for those two days, and then disappears so one need not … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday Sermon

UPDATE: Audio download here.¬† Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night he was betrayed, took bread…. Tonight is that night for us. The night of betrayal. The night when he gave his true body and blood under the bread and … Continue reading

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Sermon for Holy Week Wednesday

If you’re in Sunday School and you aren’t certain of the answer, it’s a good bet that “Jesus died on the cross to save us from our sins” won’t be too far off the mark. It’s the Sunday School answer. … Continue reading

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Slight Distraction

Today, I received a slight distraction from the Solemn Holy Week festivities: The Wyoming District Convention Workbook arrived in my inbox. I won’t be reading it carefully, but even a casual perusal shows a dramatic and sweeping (and really, really … Continue reading

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Sermon for Holy Tuesday

Matthew and Mark both record Jesus word from the cross, “My God My God why have you forsaken me…” It is the first verse of Psalm 22. It is the Psalm used on Maundy Thursday for the stripping of the … Continue reading

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Sermon for Holy Week Monday

The Gospel reading is John 12:1-23 (TLH). LSB adds verses at the end. Too much. Liber Usualis stops at verse 9. Too short. TLH is just right. The people came to see Lazarus, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. … Continue reading

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