Third Sunday in Advent

Third Sunday in Advent December 13, 2015 Gospel: Luke 3:7-18 Epistle: Phil 4:4-7 (8-9) Lesson: Zeph 3:14-18a Psalm: 85 (Isaiah 12:2-6) From the New International Commentary on the Testament: by Norval Geldenhuys Luke 3:7-18 Of the many admonitions addressed by John to...

Second Sunday in Advent

2nd Sunday in Advent (Series C) December 9, 2018 Gospel: Luke 3:1-6 Epistle: Philippians 1:3-11 Lesson: Malachi 3:1-4 Psalm: Psalm 126 CLB Commentary: Pastor David Rinden Luke 3:1-6, Second Sunday in Advent, Series C of ILCW. “To Luke, the emergence of John the...

First Sunday in Advent

First Sunday in Advent (Series C) December 2, 2018 Gospel: Luke 19:28-40 or Luke 21:25-36 Epistle: 1 Thess 3:9-13 Lesson: Jer 33:14-16 Psalm: Psalm 25:1-10 CLB Commentary: Pastor Bill Helland Luke 21:25-36 One of the primary themes of Advent is that of “watching” and...

Last Sunday of the Church Year

Last Sunday of the Church Year (Series B) November 25, 2018 Gospel: John 18:33-37 Epistle: Rev 1:4b-8 Lesson: Dan 7:9-10, 13-14 Psalm: Psalm 93 CLB Commentary: Dr. Gaylan Mathiesen Jesus has just finished speaking to believing Jews about the power of the Word of God...

Twenty-Sixth Sunday After Pentecost

26th Sunday After Pentecost (Series B) November 18, 2018 Gospel: Mark 13:1-13 Epistle: Heb 10:11-25 Lesson: Dan 12:1-3 Psalm: Psalm 16 CLB Commentary: Professor Brad Pribbenow The context for this pericope is Holy Week. Following the triumphal entry in Mark 11:1-11,...

Twenty-Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

25th Sunday After Pentecost (Series B) November 11, 2018 Gospel: Mark 12:38-44 Epistle: Heb 9:24-28 Lesson: 1 Kings 17:8-16 Psalm: Psalm 146 CLB Commentary: Pastor Gary Witkop Authentic Christian Living This can be a difficult text to preach from, in part because most...