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TEXTS: LUKE 8:4-15; ISAIAH 55:10-13; 2 COR. 11:19-12;9
Rev. Kenneth W. Wieting

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Dear hearers of the  Word made flesh:


When his disciples asked him what this parable meant, he said “To you it has been given to know the secrets (the mysteries) of the kingdom of God.”

Consider first St. Paul’s knowledge of the mysteries of God’s kingdom and his concern for them. While many claim to have gone to heaven and come back, Paul actually was caught up into paradise. Contrary to those who write books thought to help unlock the mysteries of heaven St. Paul says he heard things that cannot be told, which man may not utter. St. Paul did not contend for the mysteries of God by attempting to peer into what God has not revealed. Rather as he contends for God’s mysteries at that time and context in Corinth – his tongue is sharp with sarcasm.

Sermon for Septuagesima, Jan. 24, 2016

The Comparison Game
Sermon for Septuagesima, Jan. 24, 2016
Vicar Brad Akey

Complaining has become fundamental to humans. Whether we are complaining about work, relationships, our schedule, our studies, our future, our past, politics, the church, or even something as simple as the gas prices, we find something to complain about. We do this despite knowing that we should be content with what we have. We learn this from the 9th and 10th Commandments. Yet just as we break each of the other Commandments regularly, we break these two just as easily. Complaining also happens in today’s Gospel reading.

After agreeing with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. An agreement was struck, the laborers would work for a full day and they would receive a day’s wage, a single denarius. No one was taking advantage of the other. No one was cheated or tricked. But the master wanted more to be included, so He goes out and sees others standing idle in the marketplace. These idle ones are those standing and resting in their sin. They are those who have not yet heard the call of the master. This is the pool from which the master chooses to recruit his workers. Those who are lost and are serving no purpose, that is who the master chooses to gather up to Himself.


Sermon for the Epiphany of Our Lord: January 6, 2016

Sermon for the Epiphany of Our Lord: January 6, 2016
Worship with the Wise Men
St. Matthew 2:1-12
The Reverend Michael Henrichs
In Nomine Iesu

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus:

Sadly, the twelve days of Christmas have come and gone. But before the tree comes down and before the lights get unplugged for the final time, there’s still a bit of Christmas left to celebrate. Epiphany is the “other” Christmas—Christmas part two. The first Christmas involved angels and shepherds, swaddling clothes and a manger. This “other” Christmas involves wise men and a star. That first Christmas was for Israel; this “second” Christmas is for the whole world—for the Gentiles—including you and me.


But before we dig any deeper, let’s get our facts straight. Let’s separate the facts from fiction. I’ve prepared a little pop quiz to help with this. Just three true or false questions. 1. The star that led the wise men was actually an alignment of two planets. 2. The wise men knelt before Jesus in the manger. 3. The Bible tells us there were three wise men.

Let’s pause to see how well you’ve done. The star was an alignment of planets? False—at least false in that the Greek word for “star” could indicate a variety of heavenly bodies, including actual stars, planets or comets—or any alignment thereof. The wise men knelt before Jesus in the manger? False—by the time the wise men did their kneeling the holy family had upgraded their accommodations to a “house.” There were three wise men? False—at least false in the sense that while St. Matthew mentions three gifts, he never tells us exactly how many wise men.


Rev. Brian German

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

“And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light. And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him.”

Yes, our Lord’s face should be shining like the sun—he is the Sun of Righteousness, after all, that Malachi said would rise with healing in its wings. And yes, our Lord’s clothes should be white as light—He is the Light of the world, who came to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death. Light of Light, very God of very God.

But the appearance of Moses and Elijah may cause us to take a second look at the guest list. Luke tells us that they were there talking about our Lord’s “departure.” And yet, when our Lord usually talks about his departure, as he did with Peter in the verses right before our reading, he does just that, without further ado. And when our Lord wants to put his glory on display, as he did at his baptism—another occasion with the Father’s voice from above—he does just that, without any Old Testament personnel needed. But here we have the great Law-giver, Moses, and the great prophet, Elijah.

And that might be a good place to start: the law and the prophets, of course, Christ Jesus came to fulfill. He is the prophet like Moses, and a much greater Elijah.

The Second Sunday after Christmas, 3 January 2016

Matthew 2:13-18

 The Second Sunday after Christmas, 3 January 2016

Luther Memorial Chapel & University Student Center, Shorewood, WI
Rev. Jason D. Lane


GRACE, MERCY, AND PEACE FROM GOD OUR HEAVENLY FATHER AND FROM OUR LORD AND SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST. The text is the Gospel Lesson, Mt 2:13-18, the flight to Egypt and the slaughter of the innocents, and I’ll quote it as we go.

If we follow Jesus, we can expect that our lives will conform to His image. The way of Jesus is the way of the cross. It was this little Baby moments old who told us, PICK UP YOUR CROSS AND FOLLOW ME. Will we follow this heavenly Boy on the run?

At our confirmations, we swear that we’ll “suffer all things, even death rather than leave Him…” even if death is sure to come. That’s because the Church doesn’t sugarcoat the Christian life. The world doesn’t like the One we follow. And there’s a reason: those who belong to the world desire to sell their souls. The Lord Jesus desires to save their souls. The world hates Jesus because He gets in their way. And that means—as far as they’re concerned—He’s got to go. If you stand with Jesus, you’re standing with someone who was hunted from the time He was born.


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