Tag Archives: good works

Use It or Lose It

Mark 10:35-45      Unless you use your gifts and talents in service to others, you may lose them.      A great violinist, Nicolo Paganini, gave his violin, an incredible instrument, to the city of his birth—Genoa, Italy. He established one … Continue reading

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Ready or Not — Here I Come!

Matthew 25:1-13      My first title for this piece was “Good Works are the Ticket into the Kingdom of Heaven.” That’s a title/statement that would make the average Lutheran theologian react in defense of what he/she was taught in confirmation … Continue reading

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Born to Hunt

       I had a bird dog in the 1970’s – a Llewellin Setter. She was a pretty little thing and a good hunter. In Ohio, there were wide open fields with short grass and fencerows, so it was a … Continue reading

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Ten Bridesmaids Waiting

Matthew 25:1-13 I saw a bumper sticker that read – “Christ is coming – look busy.”  Is this how we will act when Christ comes?  Like bridesmaids scrambling to try to look like we are ready? I’ve got a secret to tell … Continue reading

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Splitting Hairs

Matthew 22:1-14 This is a Gospel text on which Martin Luther gives two sermons, so I’ll focus on his comments in this post. (Luther’s two titles are: “Parable of the King Who Made A Marriage Feast For His Son,” and … Continue reading

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