First Sunday After the Epiphany

First Sunday After the Epiphany

  First Sunday After the Epiphany (Series B) January 7, 2017 Gospel: Mark 1:4-11 Epistle: Romans 6:1-11 Lesson: Genesis 1:1-5 Psalm: Psalm 29 CLB Commentary – Rev. Bill Helland You may be thinking; “Wait a minute, didn’t I just preach on this text (or part of it...
Second Sunday After Christmas

Second Sunday After Christmas

  Second Sunday After Christmas (Series B) January 7, 2017 Gospel: Luke 2:40-52 Epistle: Eph. 1:3-14 Lesson: 1 Kings 3:4-15 Psalm: Psalm 119:97-104 CLB Commentary – Dr. Gaylan Mathiesen It is interesting how the idea of physical growth (ηὔξανεν) and spiritual growth...
First Sunday After Christmas

First Sunday After Christmas

First Sunday After Christmas (Series B) December 31, 2017 Gospel: Luke 2:22-40 Epistle: Gal. 4:4-7 Lesson: Is. 61:10-62:3 Psalm: Psalm 111 CLB Commentary – Rev. David Rinden How fortunate for us that Christmas is not over. The world quickly moves on to the next thing,...

Christmas Eve

  Christmas Eve (Series B) December 24, 2017 Gospel: Matthew 1:18-25 Epistle: 1 John 4:7-16 Lesson: Is. 7:10-14 Psalm: Psalm 110:1-4 CLB Commentary – Dr. David Veum That God is with us—Emmanuel—means that God has forgiven our sin. “You are to give him the name Jesus,...
Fourth Sunday in Advent

Fourth Sunday in Advent

  Fourth Sunday in Advent (Series B) December 24, 2017 Gospel: Luke 1:26-38 Epistle: Rom. 16:25-27 Lesson: 2 Sam. 7:1-16 Psalm: Psalm 89:1-4, 14-18 CLB Commentary – Rev. Gary Witkop Miracles! The Christmas story is all about miracles. It is about the fact that God is...
Third Sunday in Advent

Third Sunday in Advent

  Third Sunday in Advent (Series B) December 17, 2017 Gospel: John 1:6-8, 19-28 Epistle: 1 Thess. 5:16-24 Lesson: Is. 61:1-4, 8-11 Psalm: Psalm 89:1-4, 14-18 CLB Commentary – Rev. Dale Hanson At a preaching seminar so many years ago I heard this suggestion for Advent...