Monthly Archives: July 2015

July 31, 2015

Acts 13:13-25 While reading the second lesson for today I could not help but recall the Solemn Reproaches of Good Friday: O my people, O my church, what have I done to you? How have I offended you? Answer me. … Continue reading

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July 30, 2015

Mark 2:23–3:6 Have you ever told anyone to “go to hell?” I wouldn’t wish that one anyone. Hell is not a popular subject. You rarely ever hear of it in Lutheran circles. We talk a great deal about love and … Continue reading

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July 29, 2015

1 Samuel 20:1-23; Acts 12:18-25; Mark 2:13-22 Dietrich Bonhoeffer said, “When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die.” Look at what David had to endure because God called him to be king over Israel. Though Prince Jonathan … Continue reading

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July 28, 2015

Acts 12:1-17 The internet video billboard known as YouTube has been a source of amazing sights and sounds. We have heard of singers posting their music on YouTube and becoming “overnight” successes. We have seen feats of amazing dexterity and … Continue reading

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July 27, 2015

Mark 1:29-45. Years ago when we sang the Kyrie we cried out to God for his pity: “Help, save, pity, and defend us.” I don’t know why we changed “pity” to “comfort.” Did we feel it beneath our dignity to … Continue reading

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Pentecost 9B Sermon Audio

July 26, 2015 – The Ninth Sunday After Pentecost Click the link below for sermon audio. “Jesus, the True Rest Area,” Pr. Stéphane Kalonji, Reformation Lutheran Church, New Bern, NC “The Life of Paul,” Pr. Dieter Punt, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Troutman, … Continue reading

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July 26, 2015

1 Samuel 17:31-49 What a story we have in this young shepherd who battles the champion of the Philistines. David reminds us “The battle is the LORD ‘s, and he will give you into our hand.” David goes into the … Continue reading

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July 25, 2015

1 Samuel 17:31-49 In 1Samuel, we find a favorite Bible story for many about David and Goliath – a young boy takes on a giant of a warrior and prevails. We often hear this story related to an ominous challenge … Continue reading

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July 24, 2015

Acts 10:34-48 The young man sitting next to me in the airport seemed awfully worried. His face showed much distress, perhaps do to the nature of his trip. After some time, I broke the ice. “How are you doing?” I … Continue reading

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July 23, 2015

Acts 10:17-23 I remember the time I was asked to speak with the call committee of my current congregation. My quick response to the question was, “Why would I want to do that? I am not moving to North Carolina. … Continue reading

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