Category Archives: Lent

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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Lätare – oder kleines Ostern

Freuet euch mit Jerusalem und seid fröhlich über die Stadt, alle, die ihr sie lieb habt! Freuet euch mit ihr, alle, die ihr über sie traurig gewesen seid. Denn nun dürft ihr saugen und euch satt trinken an den Brüsten … Continue reading

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Go to dark Gethsemane…

1 Go to dark Gethsemane,You who feel the tempter’s pow’r;Your Redeemer’s conflict see;Watch with Him one bitter hour;Turn not from His griefs away;Learn of Jesus Christ to pray. 2 Follow to the judgment hall;View the Lord of life arraigned;O the … Continue reading

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When I survey the wonderous cross…

1 When I survey the wondrous crosson which the Prince of glory died,my richest gain I count but loss,and pour contempt on all my pride. 2 Forbid it, Lord, that I should boastsave in the death of Christ, my God!All … Continue reading

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O Lord, throughout these 40 days

1 Lord, who throughout these forty daysfor us did fast and pray, teach us with you to mourn our sins and close by you to stay.  2 As you with Satan did contend,and did the victory win, O give us strength in you … Continue reading

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O Christ, You walked the road… (LSB 424)

O Christ, You walked the road Our wand’ring feet must go. You faced with us temptation’s pow’r And fought our ancient foe. No bread of earth alone Can fill our hung’ring hearts. Lord, help us seek Your living Word, The … Continue reading

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Invocavit: Luther contra iconoclasts

The iconoclasts – radical reformers under the raving extremism of Dr.Andreas Karlstadt – were throwing out the baby with the bath water. Trying to introduce the precious gospel of our Lord, they went overboard and started to attack art work, … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday: 5th & last Sunday in Lent +

Watchword from the gospel of St. John: “The Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.” (3:14b-15) Introit Psalm 69 Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto … Continue reading

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Judica: 5th Sunday in Lent +

Watchword from the evangelist St.Matthew twentieth chapter “The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” [Verse 28] Introit Psalm 43 Judge me, O God, and plead … Continue reading

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Laetare: 4th Sunday in Lent +

Watchword from the gospel of the evangelist St. John chapter 12 “Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many … Continue reading

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