All tagged Series C

Epistle: Philippians 2:5-11 (Sunday of the Passion: Series C)

It is an ineffable mystery that God suffers, and our preaching must bear out that mystery. One can only emphasize that God is truly man and that God suffers and dies on account of the personal union. But we do not emphasize the suffering apart from the divine nature, or as if the divine nature was not fully His at particular moments. The personal union causes us to deal with the whole Christ.

Gospel: Luke 20:9-20 (Lent 5: Series C)

Your hearers are not first-century religious leaders in Israel. Neither are present-day pastors and church leaders. This is an important point for a sermon on this text, because Jesus is speaking to the people of Israel about their religious leaders. What he says in this parable has significance for us today, and needs to be preached. But the application is not direct and therefore should be done carefully.

Luke 20:9-19

Pastors Paul Koch, Tim Barkett, Ernie Jeong and Matt Nolte invite you into their weekly translation group as they discuss the Word of God and how it might be proclaimed to their congregations. Music: "In the Name of the King" - Willing Virginia

Gospel: Luke 13:1-9 (Lent 3: Series C)

We’re tempted to try and connect the dots. Something bad happens to someone and we can’t help but wonder about the cause. Even if we don’t say it out loud, we are tempted to think they must have done something to deserve it. They must be guilty of something. God must be punishing them for something we don’t know about. But Jesus stops this thinking in its tracks.