Sunday, November 19, 2017

Posted on Nov 17 2017
MATTHEW 25:13f = PARABLE OF THE TALENTS Bible Background: This is the 3rd of 4 ‘judgement/end times’ parables that Matthew places just prior to the plot to kill Jesus; the Last Supper; and events that follow. These parables seem to have some ‘shock-value’, as they call
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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Posted on Nov 10 2017
Matthew 25 on “Being Prepared” Bible Background: Matthew 24–25 are two chapters on the end of time and the future coming of Christ. Scenes of judgement abound. Matthew makes clear that “no one knows the day or the hour”, and that staying faithful while we wait is
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All Saints Sunday, November 5, 2017

Posted on Nov 03 2017
MATTHEW 5:1-12=BLESSED ARE… Bible Background: In Matthew’s gospel, Jesus’ standout teaching is summarized in the Sermon on the Mount (chapters 5-7). We need not assume that this was all one ‘sermon’! That would be a lot of content! Moses went up on the mountaintop
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Reformation Sunday, October 29, 2017

Posted on Oct 27 2017
KEY LUTHERAN TEACHINGS On this 500th Anniversary of the Reformation of the Church, let’s review some key Lutheran teachings: Grace Alone: Luther insisted that we are “justified by God’s grace as a gift” (Romans 3:24) rather than by good works. We do not make ourselves
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