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Prophecy versus Tradition

     Jesus said, “A prophet is honored everywhere except in his own hometown and among his friends and his own family.” He couldn’t do any miracles among them except to place his hands on a few sick people and heal … Continue reading

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Love is to be the Interpreter of the Law

Matt. 22:34-46      I preached so many times on the greatest commandment, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and mind and soul” that I’m tired of it. However, you can read a centuries old method that teaches you How To … Continue reading

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You Are Loosed

  Luke 13:10-17 What burdens you and feels like the weight of the world on your shoulders? What are you tied to that you can’t escape? I think of several things as they relate to this story in Luke. The … Continue reading

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Perish the Thought

  Luke 13:1-9 If you don’t bear fruit, perish the thought, you’ll burn forever. Isn’t that why the axe lies at the foot of the tree (Matt. 3:10)? It’s to scare all the fruitless trees into taking care of the … Continue reading

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Pentecost – I get it!

John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 Has a light bulb ever gone on in your head when you realized a truth and you said, “I get it!”? That’s one way the Holy Spirit works. Martin Luther expressed a different understanding than most people … Continue reading

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Lent – Spring Cleaning

John 2:13-22 It must be time for spring cleaning. Thursday night I got home and my wife announced she had the answer to having had a long, hard two weeks at work. It was time to cleanse the kitchen in … Continue reading

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Martin Luther and the Holy Spirit

Mark 1:4-11 I can’t say that I’ve ever heard a Lutheran preacher or seminary professor teach Martin Luther’s explanation of the role of the Holy Spirit. So I’m going to let Luther himself tell you from his sermon on John 14:23-31 … Continue reading

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