Tag Archives: Sermon

Job 23: Looking for justification…

Oswald Bayer makes a point of illustrating man´s common pursuit for justification in our time. He goes a long way to prove, that that is a general and practically universal human endeavor, despite others pushing the agenda, that this sort … Continue reading

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Dr. Martin Luther: A Sermon on Preparing to Die (1519)

Translated by Martin H. Bertram Introduction Early in May, 1519, Luther’s friend George Spalatin forwarded to him the request of a certain Mark Schart that the Reformer give him some help in dealing with distressing thoughts about death. At the … Continue reading

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Visiting St.Nikolai in Leipzig…

Yesterday the Leipziger Thomaner (Choristers of St. Thomas in Leipzig) started their new season with a divine service in St.Nikolai. Angelika had this on our bucket-list for some time. We left Wittenberg in good time to queue in front of … Continue reading

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High Holiday of the Holy Spirit’s outpouring on Pentecost

“This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.” (Watchword from the prophet Zechariah 4:6  ) Introit from Psalm 118: This is the day … Continue reading

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Reminiscere: 2nd Sunday in Lent +

   Watchword from St. Paul’s letter to the Romans chapter 5: “God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” [Verse 8] Psalm 10: Why standest thou afar off, O Lord? … Continue reading

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Sermon during Matins

Here is the sermon by Professor John T. Pless (CTS Ft.Wayne, IN) preached during Matins this morning in the chapel of St.Timothy at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Tshwane: LTS Chapel Thursday in Trinity 9

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2nd Day of Pentecost: Holiday of the Holy Spirit’s Outpouring

“This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.” (Watchword from the prophet Zechariah 4:6  ) Introit from Psalm 118: This is the day … Continue reading

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Confessional Sermon

Here is this morning’s sermon by Professor J.T. Pless (CTS Fort Wayne) held during our confession and absolution service in the chapel of St.Timothy at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Tshwane: JT Pless Wednesday in Lent I 8 March 2017

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Called to be shepherds

“To have a cure of souls … is the highest task to which any minister (servant) can be called. To stand in the pulpit on Sunday and see the eager and expectant faces of the people turned toward you, and … Continue reading

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The Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ (Christmas of the gentiles)

The darkness is past, and the true light now shineth (1.Jo2,8b) Introit from Psalm 100: Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the … Continue reading

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