Category Archives: Lectionary etc

Pastors ever close to their Shepherd

A good friend of mine and foreign pastor in these lands phoned me yesterday. Whereas I only use the phone for urgent messages, something like the original telegraph, he obviously uses it to catch up on visitation and the blessings … Continue reading

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1.Sunday after Trinity: Old Love song…

The Psalm for this 1st Sunday after Trinity I will praise the Lord at all times;my mouth will continually praise him.I will boast in the Lord;let the oppressed hear and rejoice.Magnify the Lord with me.Let us praise his name together.I sought the Lord’s help and he … Continue reading

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Though great our sins, yet greater still Is God’s abundant favor

The Old Testament lesson for the 5th Sunday after Easter (Rogate) The Lord spoke to Moses, “Go quickly, descend, because your people, whom you brought up from the land of Egypt, have acted corruptly. They have quickly turned aside from the way that I commanded … Continue reading

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What to look for in the gospels…

After his grandstand at the diet in Worms before emperor Charles V the banned and kidnapped Luther was banished on the Wartburg (1521). Not one to let an opportunity to spread the gospel go by, he got cracking and down … Continue reading

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Sing to the Lord a new song…

Sing to the Lord a new song, for he performs amazing deeds.His right hand and his mighty arm accomplish deliverance.The Lord demonstrates his power to deliver; in the sight of the nations he reveals his justice.He remains loyal and faithful to the family of … Continue reading

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In short: Apart from me, You can do nothing +

I am the Vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit. John 15:5a Here Christ repeats His foregoing words almost verbatim. He wants to be sure to … Continue reading

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“Jubilate”: 3rd Sunday after Easter

Candles are burning, the table is set and we´re ready for church. The restrictions have been lifted so much, that we can celebrate publicly again and with all our members. That´s a wonderful “donum superadditum” (“überschüssige Zugabe”) over and above … Continue reading

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Quasimodogeniti +

Wow! The first Sunday after Easter (Quasimodogeniti) is coming up and it´s just getting better and better… I know, I know, that´s taking the mouth quite full, but the living and triune God is so rich in His mercies and … Continue reading

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Hallelujah: Jesus lives + reigns forever + Hallelujah

All the world rejoices and sings: “Christ is risen. He´s risen indeed!” That´s the Easter jubilee all along – ever since he rose victorious from the dead and appeared to his disciples like Mary, then to that couple from Emmaus, … Continue reading

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Seeking the city, that is to come!

We´re going to be judged. We and all our life. Going to stand judgment. God the final judge and me accountable for all my thoughts, words and deeds – and even my very self, my existence and being. Standing before … Continue reading

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