2nd Sunday in Lent February 21, 2016 Gospel: Luke 13:31-35 Epistle: Phil 3:17-4:1 Lesson: Jer 26:8-15 Psalm: Psalm 4 From the New International Commentary on the New Testament: by Norval Geldenhuys The Pharisees’ warning may have been perfectly sincere and prompted by a concern for Jesus’ safety; on the other hand, some expositors have inferred that, enraged
1st Sunday in Lent February 14, 2016 Gospel: Luke 4:1-13 Epistle: Rom 10:8b-13 Lesson: Deut 26:1-11 Psalm: Psalm 91:1-13 From the New International Commentary on the New Testament: by Norval Geldenhuys Because Christ Jesus came as our Redeemer, “it behoved him in all things to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful
Last Sunday After the Epiphany February 7, 2016 Gospel: Luke 9:28-36 Epistle: 2 Cor 4:3-6 Lesson: Deut 34:1-12 Psalm: Psalm 99:1-5 CLB Commentary by Pastor David Rinden Luke 9:28-36, The Transfiguration Of Our Lord 1. Luke fixes the time of the Transfiguration as “About eight days” after the confession of Peter that Jesus is “the Christ of God.” After this profound confession
4th Sunday After the Epiphany January 31, 2016 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 you (even to the point of wanting to run you out of the church) then you can relate to this
3nd Sunday After the Epiphany (Series C) January 24, 2016 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 general characterization of Jesus’ actions during that period in Galilee. He particularly notes the
2nd Sunday After the Epiphany (Series C) January 17, 2016 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 is not historical, but that, when the wine ran out, Jesus commanded water to be used.