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- The 18th Sunday after Pentecost C – September 22, 2013 Psalm 113 Psalm 113  is the first of the classification known as the Hallel Psalms (113-118).  These psalms are the psalms of praise of a fairly late period of Hebrew worship.  the Hallel Psalms were sung prior to (113-114) or after (115-118) the Passover celebration. […]

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Begging for a Word

The 17th Sunday after Pentecost C – September 15, 2013 Psalm 119:169-176 Psalm 119  is the great teaching Psalm of the Hebrew Psalter.  It is one of three psalms known as the Torah Psalms,  psalms where listening to and meditating upon God”s Torah — his revealed word, his promises, his laws, his speakings to his people […]

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Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, C: "To Have a God"

The 17th Sunday after Pentecost–September 15, 2013 Ezekiel 34:11-24 “Behold, I, I myself will search for my sheep…” Vs. 11      To any of you who have ever wondered what it means to have a God, Ezekiel gives you the answer.  The Lord God himself provides the words.  To have the Lord God as your […]

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The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost C: "For Love's Sake"

The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost NT   ILT Chapel      Brookings, SD     September 6, 2013 Deuteronomy 30:15-20       Psalm 1   Philemon 1-21        Luke 14:25-30 “For Love’s Sake” Greetings to you on this day that the Lord has made–a day for us to rejoice and be glad.  Grace […]

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The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost: "The Sin of Choice"

The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost OT           Deuteronomy 30:15-20 ILT Chapel                                                                                    Psalm 1 Brookings, SD                                                                    Philemon 1-21 September 4, 2013                                                             Luke 14:25-35 “The Sin of Choice” 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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Discipleship on the Cheap?

The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost GS           Deuteronomy 30:15-20 ILT Chapel                                                                                    Psalm 1 Brookings, SD                                                                    Philemon 1-21 September 3, 2013                                                             Luke 14:25-35 “Discipleship on the Cheap?” 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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Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, C "Table Talk"

The 16th Sunday after Pentecost–September 8, 2013 Deuteronomy 30:15-20 “if your heart turns away, and you will not hear…” Vs. 17 Moses’ time is drawing to a close. In just a little while he will ascend the mountain for a glimpse of the Promised Land. His successor Joshua will lead the people into it. Moses will […]

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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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