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12th Sunday After Pentecost

  Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost (Series C) August 7th, 2016 Gospel: Luke 12:22-34 (35-40) Epistle: Hebrews 11:1-16 Lesson: Genesis 15:1-6 Psalm: Psalm 33:12-22 CLB Commentary – Dr. Richard Erickson Luke’s larger context for this pericope includes (a) the way he arranges the Gospel and (b) the way Luke and Acts operate together as one work. The season of Pentecost focuses

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11th Sunday After Pentecost

  Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost (Series C) July 31st, 2016 Gospel: Luke 12:13-21 Epistle: Colossians 3:1-11 Lesson: Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-26 Psalm: Psalm 100 CLB Commentary – Rev. David Rinden The Gospel of Luke may be divided into three major parts: Jesus’ Galilean ministry, Luke 4:14-9:50; Jesus’ ministry in Judea and Perea, Luke 9:51-19:27; Jesus’ final week in Jerusalem, Luke

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10th Sunday After Pentecost

  Tenth Sunday After Pentecost (Series C) July 24th, 2016 Gospel: Luke 11:1-13 Epistle: Colossians 2:6-15 (16-19) Lesson: Genesis 18:(17-19) 20-33 Psalm: Psalm 138 CLB Commentary – Dr. David Veum CLICK HERE to download Dr. Veum’s sermon on this text After the request of the disciples to be taught to pray and the giving of the model prayer, this

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8th Sunday After Pentecost

  Eighth Sunday in Pentecost (Series C) July 10th, 2016 Gospel: Luke 10:25-37 Epistle: Colossians 1:1-14 Lesson: Leviticus (18:1-5) 19:9-18 Psalm: Psalm 41 CLB Commentary – Rev. Dale Hanson This well-known story (Parable) of the Good Samaritan is actually addressing the important issue of eternal life. The account begins with a lawyer (a scholar of the law) who had

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7th Sunday After Pentecost

Seventh Sunday in Pentecost (Series C) July 3rd, 2016 Gospel: Luke 10:1-20 Epistle: Galatians 6:1-10, 14-18 Lesson: Isaiah 66:10-14 Psalm: Psalm 66:1-7 CLB Commentary – Dr. Eugene Boe This passage belongs to the context of the narration of Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem which is given special prominence in Luke (Luke 9:51).  Immediately prior to our text, Jesus teaches what

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6th Sunday After Pentecost

Sixth Sunday in Pentecost (Series C) June 26th, 2016 Gospel: Luke 9:51-62 Epistle: Galatians 5:1, 13-25 Lesson: 1 Kings 19:9b-21 Psalm: Psalm 16 CLB Commentary – Rev. Omar Gjerness Jesus and his followers are traveling through Samaria. Usually the Samaritans were somewhat open to Jesus and His ministry, but this time He and His followers were met with hostility. The

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5th Sunday After Pentecost

  Fifth Sunday in Pentecost (Series C) June 19th, 2016 Gospel: Luke 8:26-39 Epistle: Galatians 3:23-4:7 Lesson: Isaiah 65:1-9 Psalm: Psalm 3 CLB Commentary – Prof. Brad Pribbenow Luke 8:22-56 is a section of Luke’s Gospel which displays Jesus’ complete authority. Darrell L. Bock writes: “…this series of miracles shows God’s reclamation of people through the demonstration of Jesus’

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Fourth Sunday After Pentecost

  Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (Series C) June 12th, 2013 Gospel: Luke 7:36-8:3 Epistle: Galatians 2:15-21; 3:10-14 Lesson: 2 Samuel 11:26-12:10, 13-14 Psalm: Psalm 32:1-7 CLB Commentary – Pastor Bill Helland 4th Sunday after Pentecost Luke 7:36-8:3 This text provides us the opportunity to address one of the great sins of the church – pride. I’m talking about self-righteous pride that says

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3rd Sunday After Pentecost

  Third Sunday after Pentecost (Series C) June 5th, 2013 Gospel: Luke 7:11-17 Epistle: Galatians 1:11-24 Lesson: 1 Kings 17:17-24 Psalm: Psalm 30 CLB Commentary – Dr. Gaylan Mathiesen Picture the scene—it’s a hot day in northern Galilee, the sun glaring overhead as a large funeral procession gathers outside the home of a now doubly-grieved widow. As per the custom,

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2nd Sunday after Pentecost

  2nd Sunday after Pentecost (Series C) May 29th, 2016 Gospel: Luke 7:1-10 Epistle: Galatians 1:1-12 Lesson: 1 Kings 8:22-24, 27-29, 41-43 Psalm: Psalm 96:1-9 CLB Commentary – Pastor Ken Narvesen Pericope Commentary on Luke 7:1—10 Subordinate Issue #1: Parallel texts Bul in his notes states: Matthew 8:5-13 is a parallel passage. Everyone agrees with this. But John 4:46-52 ought be placed

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1st Sunday after Pentecost

  1st Sunday after Pentecost (Series C) May 22nd, 2016 Gospel: John 8:48-59 Epistle: Acts 2:14a, 22-36 Lesson: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 Psalm: Psalm 8 CLB Commentary – Pastor Gary Witkop John 8:48 – 59 Sometimes from the pulpit you explain life as a Christian, sometimes you get to talk about coming to faith and sometimes you need to deal with the deeper

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