2nd Sunday of Easter April 3, 2016 Gospel: John 20:19-31 Epistle: Rev 1:4-18 Lesson: Acts 5:12-20 (21-32) Psalm: Psalm 148 CLB Commentary by Pastor Bill Helland John 20:19-31 There are so many directions a preacher can go with this text. Verse 23 alone could be a sermon about forgiveness and the mission of the church in
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Easter Sunday March 27, 2016 Gospel: Luke 24:1-12 Epistle: 1 Cor 15:19-26 Lesson: Isaiah 65:17-25 Psalm: Psalm 16 CLB Commentary by 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 such a well-known story? The angel’s question in this text for Easter Sunday 15 years
Blessed to be with the So Cal Pastors’ Cluster yesterday morning! Smiled as I pulled in to the same San Dimas Denny’s where 15-20 years ago we Pasadena, Rancho, Fullerton pastors used to gather. I am so pleased to see the fellowship, mentoring, and support between these brothers: Seth Leivestad, Kyle Sears, Jim Erickson, Joshua
Palm Sunday (Series C) March 20th, 2016 Gospel: Luke 22:1-23:56 Epistle: Philippians 2:5-11 Lesson: Deuteronomy 32:36-39 Psalm: Psalm 118:19-29 or Psalm 31:9-16 CLB Commentary – Rev. Dale Hanson It is interesting that the Religious leaders plotted to kill Jesus during the Feast of Unleavened Bread or Passover. These festivals commemorated God’s deliverance and became the timing of His greatest deliverance ever.
On March 6, 2016, Scott Kopperud was installed as pastor at Rock of Ages Lutheran Brethren Church in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. CLBC President Jon Overland performed the installation.
On January 10, 2016, Michael Hussey was ordained at Sidney Lutheran Brethren Church of Sidney, Montana. Professor Brad Pribbenow officiated.
5th Sunday in Lent March 13, 2016 Gospel: Luke 20:9-20 Epistle: Phil 3:(4b-7) 8-14 Lesson: Is 43:16-21 Psalm: Psalm 126 From the New International Commentary on the New Testament: by Norval Geldenhuys By the entry into Jerusalem and purification of the Temple the Savior had already clearly and vigorously announced His Messiahship. And now He once more announces it by
February 26, 2016 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Fellowship & Mission, I humbly request and call our family of churches to a time of seeking God and presenting ourselves before Him in prayer for our shared mission vulnerabilities and opportunities. When we know our great weakness, we can know His great strength. On March 16th,
It Takes A Village Someone has said, “It takes a village to raise a child.” In regard to parenting, I’m not entirely sure that’s true. But the sentiment is deeply true when it comes to planting a church. In order for Epiphany to get started it is absolutely essential for many partners to take part
4th Sunday in Lent March 6, 2016 Gospel: Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 Epistle: 2 Cor 5:16-21 Lesson: Is 12:1-6 Psalm: Psalm 32 From the New International Commentary on the New Testament: by Norval Geldenhuys 13 The younger son collected all his possessions that he had received as a present from his father and lost no time in going and enjoying his
3rd Sunday in Lent February 28, 2016 Gospel: Luke 13:1-9 Epistle: 1 Cor 10:1-13 Lesson: Ezek 33:7-20 Psalm: Psalm 85 CLB Commentary by Dr. Gaylan Mathiesen Luke 13: 1-9, Repent or Perish Commenting on Luke’s parables, Stuart Briscoe wrote, “It has been said that when churches are looking for a pastor they sometimes search for a man who will