Monthly Archives: August 2014

Pentecost 12A Sermon Audio

August 31, 2014 – Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost “Dancing with God,” Pr. Dieter Punt, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Troutman, NC “Get Behind,” Pr. Mark Ryman, Saint John’s Lutheran Church, Asheboro, NC

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August 31, 2014

Judges 6:1-24 In the sixth chapter of Judges, the Lord appeared before Gideon and directed him to lead his clan against the Midianites in order to save Israel. Gideon had apprehensions about taking up the task. He acknowledged his clan … Continue reading

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August 30, 2014

Judges 5:19-31; Acts 2:22-36; Matthew 28:11-20 Just as death came to Sisera, death comes to us all. May it not come to us so violently and unexpectedly. Nevertheless, one must be prepared to face death. There is only one way … Continue reading

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August 29, 2014

Acts 2:1-21; Matthew 28:1-10 Living in South Africa and going to a stadium to worship with people praying the Lord’s Prayer in all eleven official languages reminds me a little of what this first Pentecost Sunday must have been like. But … Continue reading

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August 28, 2014

Judges 4:4-23; Acts 1:15-26; Matthew 27:55-66 “Has not the Lord…commanded you?” Deborah asked Barak. He had delayed action even though the Lord had promised to be with him in the battle. Because Deborah then agreed to go with him into … Continue reading

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August 27, 2014

Acts 1:1-14 In the beginning of Luke’s second volume, the Acts of the Apostles, we read Jesus’ command to the disciples that they should stay in Jerusalem and wait for the promise of the Father: the gift of his Holy … Continue reading

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August 26, 2014

Matthew 27:32-44 The soldiers of the governor compelled Simon of Cyrene to carry the cross of Jesus. Compel means to press into service. When one is pressed into service, one does not necessarily know the perimeters—assignment, duration, steps to completion—all … Continue reading

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August 25, 2014

Matthew 27:24-31 “It’s not my fault! I didn’t do it!” How often did that disclaimer echo through my childhood home, where there were seven children—so there was always a scapegoat on whom to pin the blame! We live in a … Continue reading

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Pentecost 11A Sermon Audio

August 24, 2014 – Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost “God’s Providence Through Human Agents,” Pr. Stéphane Kalonji, Reformation Lutheran Church, New Bern, NC “Priorities and Discouragement,” Pr. Dieter Punt, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Troutman, NC “Yield,” Pr. Mark Ryman, Saint John’s Lutheran Church, Asheboro, … Continue reading

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August 24, 2014

Mark 2:23-28 Did you know that a growing number of physicians are now actively inviting pastoral staff to join the patient care team? They are asked not just to say a prayer, but to be with a family in a … Continue reading

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