Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Gospel text commentary by John Rasmussen

Sunday – Read the Text First Reading/Old Testament:                                 Deuteronomy 30:15-20 The First Reading of Scripture in the book of Deuteronomy,Chapter—30 Thanks be to God! 25 Now great crowds accompanied Jesus, and he turned and said to them, 26 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife […]

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A Life Sentence to the Torah

Pentecost 16 year C,  September 8, Psalm 1 – Theme for the week:   A Life Sentence *   Psalm 1 (ESV) The Way of the Righteous and the Wicked 1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; 2 but his delight is in the […]

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Sermon: Torn Flesh, Spilled Blood

The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost NT                     Proverbs 25:2-10 ILT Chapel                                                                                Psalm 131 Brookings, SD                                                                Hebrews 13:1-17 August 30, 2013                                                                   Luke 14:1-14 “Flesh Torn, Blood Spilled” Greetings to you on this day that the Lord has made–a day for us to rejoice and be glad.  Grace to you and peace from God our Father and from […]

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Humility

Continued from my August 27 blog post on Psalm 131, (part one), found here. History – This Psalm is placed between one of the clearest Psalms of lament (Ps. 130) in the whole Psalter and a Psalm (132) which would have been prayed after David”s death, when the “dwelling place of the Lord” was built by […]

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The Vanity of Visible Glory: the video

The Vanity of Visible Glory, 2013-08-29 ILT Chapel, Pentecost 15, Proverbs 25:2-10, the Reverend Timothy J. Swenson preaching iltbroadcasting online slots on USTREA…. 2013-08-29 ILT casino online Chapel, Pentecost 15, Proverbs 25:2-10, the Reverend Timothy J. Swenson preaching iltbroadcasting on USTREA…

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Sermon: The Vanity of Visible Glory

Sunday, September 1, 2013 The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Series C Proverbs 25:2-10 The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost                           Proverbs 25:2-10 ILT Chapel                                                                                Psalm 131 Brookings, SD                                                                Hebrews 13:1-17 August 28, 2013                                                                   Luke 14:1-14   “The Vanity of Visible Glory” Greetings to you on this day that the Lord has made–a day for us to rejoice […]

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Visible Righteousness is Civil Righteousness

The 15th Sunday after Pentecost–September 1, 2013 Proverbs 25:2-10 “It is the glory of God to conceal things…” Vs. 2      Solomon has provided you with an important teaching in these verses.  The teaching is begun by the first verse and its contrasting statements:  “the glory of God…” vs. “the glory of kings…”  It declares […]

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