Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday April 21, 2019 Gospel: Luke 24:1-12 Epistle: 1 Cor 15:19-26 Lesson: Isaiah 65:17-25 Psalm: Psalm 16 CLB Commentary: Dr. David Veum Luke 24:1-12 The familiarity of Christmas and Easter texts can present a real challenge for preachers. How do we preach on...

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Third Sunday in Lent

3rd Sunday in Lent March 24, 2019 Gospel: Luke 13:1-9 Epistle: 1 Cor 10:1-13 Lesson: Ezek 33:7-20 Psalm: Psalm 85 CLB Commentary: Dr. Gaylan Mathiesen Luke 13: 1-9, Repent or Perish Commenting on Luke’s parables, Stuart Briscoe wrote, “It has been said that when...

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Second Sunday in Lent

Second Sunday in Lent March 17th, 2019 Gospel: Luke 13:31-35 Epistle: Philippians 3:17-4:1 Lesson: Jeremiah 26:8-15 Psalm: Psalm 4 CLB Commentary – Rev. Dale Hanson The Lenten season is an important time to preach on the cross of Christ; however we must preach Christ...

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First Sunday in Lent

First Sunday in Lent March 10th, 2019 Gospel: Luke 4:1-13 Epistle: Romans 10:8b-13 Lesson: Deuteronomy 26:1-11 Psalm: Psalm 91:1-13 CLB Commentary – Dr. Eugene Boe This text forms a bridge from Jesus’ baptism, when the Holy Spirit descended upon him as a dove and the...

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4th Sunday After the Epiphany

Fourth Sunday After Epiphany February 3, 2019 Gospel: Luke 4:21-32 Epistle: 1 Cor 12:27-13:13 Lesson: Jer 1:4-10 Psalm: Psalm 71:1-6, 15-17 CLB Commentary by Pastor Bill Helland Luke 4:21-30 If you’ve ever had a parishioner gush over your preaching, but later turn on...

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Third Sunday After Epiphany

3rd Sunday After the Epiphany January 27, 2019 Gospel: Luke 4:14-21 Epistle: 1 Cor 12:12-21, 26-27 Lesson: Is 61:1-6 Psalm: Psalm 113 From the New International Commentary on the New Testament: by Norval Geldenhuys 14, 15 In these two introductory verses Luke gives a...

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Second Sunday After the Epiphany

2nd Sunday After the Epiphany (Series C) January 20, 2018 Gospel: John 2:1-11 Epistle: 1 Cor 12:1-11 Lesson: Is 62:1-5 Psalm: Psalm 36:5-10 From the New International Commentary on the New Testament: by Leon Morris John 2:1-11 It is often suggested that this miracle...

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First Sunday After the Epiphany

1st Sunday After the Epiphany January 13, 2018 Gospel: Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 Epistle: Acts 10:34-38 Lesson: Is 42:1-7 Psalm: Psalm 45:7-9 CLB Commentary by Pastor Gary Witkop Luke 3:15-17 & 21-22 Epiphany – the celebration of the coming of Christ to the Gentiles as...

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The Epiphany of Our Lord

Epiphany (Series C) January 6, 2018 Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12 Epistle: Ephesians 3:1-12 Lesson: Isaiah 60:1-6 Psalm: Psalm 72:1-11 (12-18) CLB Commentary – Rev. David Rinden (See also the following texts: Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:2-12 and Psalm 72) The Matthew...

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First Sunday After Christmas

1st Sunday After Christmas (Series C) December 30, 2018 Gospel: Luke 2:41-52 Epistle: Heb 2:10-18 Lesson: Jer 31:10-13 Psalm: Psalm 111 CLB Commentary: Dr. Eugene Boe Luke 2:41-52 This pericope for the First Sunday after Christmas breaks the silence on the boyhood...

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Fourth Sunday in Advent

Fourth Sunday in Advent December 20, 2015 Gospel: Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) Epistle: Heb 10:5-10 Lesson: Mic 5:2-4 Psalm: Psalm 80:1-7 CLB Commentary by Pastor Ken Narvesen Luke 1:39—35 Pericope Notes The first thing that strikes me as I look at this text is the simple...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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