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January 1, 2017 “Shed for You” Luke 2:21
January 8, 2017 “Baptized For Us” Matthew 3:13-17
January 15, 2017 “Calibrating Your Faith and Life” John 1:29
January 22, 2017 “The Message of the Cross” 1 Corinthians 1:18
January 29, 2017 “Jesus’ Topsy-Turvy Teaching” Matthew 5:1-12
February 5, 2017 “Let Your Light So Shine” Matthew 5:16
February 12, 2017 “What God Has Prepared for Those Who Love Him” 1 Corinthians 2:9-10
February 19, 2017 “The Faithful Steward” 1 Corinthians 4:1-2
February 26, 2017 “The Inspiration of Scripture” 2 Peter 1:20-21
March 1, 2017 “The Lord Is My Shepherd” Psalm 23:1
March 5, 2017 “Satan’s Triple Play” Matthew 4:1-11
March 8, 2017 “I Shall Not Want” Psalm 23:1
March 12, 2017 “The Strange Story of the Bronze Snake” Numbers 21:4-9
March 19, 2017 Food to Sustain You in the Wilderness of Sin” Exodus 16:1-4, 17:1-6
March 22, 2017 “He Restoreth My Soul” Psalm 23:2-3
March 26, 2017 “Jesus Sets the Disciples Straight” Matthew 20:17-28
March 29, 2017 “He Leadeth Me in the Paths of Righteousness” Psalm 23:3
April 2, 2017 “I Will Fear No Evil” Psalm 23:4
April 5, 2017 “Thy Rod and Thy Staff They Comfort Me” Psalm 23:4
April 9, 2017 “Behold, Your King Comes to You” Zechariah 9:9
April 13, 2017 “Thou Preparest a Table Before Me” Psalm 23:5
April 14, 2017 “And I Will Dwell in the House of the Lord Forever” Psalm 23:6
April 16, 2017 “The Empty Tomb” Mark 16:1-8
April 23, 2017 “Jesus Came Among Them” John 20:19-31
April 30, 2017 “On the Road to Emmaus” Luke 24:13-35
May 7, 2017 “They Devoted Themselves” Acts 2:42
May 14, 2017 “The Most Important Job in the World” Proverbs 22:6
May 21, 2017 “Set Your Hearts Apart!” 1 Peter 3:15
May 28, 2017 “God’s Right Hand Man” Ephesians 1:20-22
June 4, 2017 “The Spirit Working in YOU” 1 Corinthians 12:4-6
June 11, 2017 “The Only True God” 1 Corinthians 8:4-6
June 18, 2017 “Christ Died for Us” Romans 5:6-8
June 25, 2017 “The Very Hairs of Your Head Are All Numbered” Matthew 10:29-31
July 2, 2017 “Government—God’s Servant” Romans 13:1-7
July 9, 2017 “St. Paul Had the Same Struggle” Romans 7:15-25
July 23, 2017 “The Parable of the Yeast” Matthew 13:33
July 30, 2017 “The Pearl of Great Price” Matthew 13:45-46
August 6, 2017 “Nothing Will Separate Us from God’s Love” Romans 8:38-39
August 13, 2017 “Elijah and the 7,000” 1 Kings 19:9-18
August 20, 2017 “How Many Times Shall I Forgive?” Matthew 18:21-35

2016
January 1, 2016 What Kind of People Ought
YOU to Be?”
2 Peter 3:11
January 3, 2016 “The Gifts of the Wise Men” Matthew 2:1-12
January 10, 2016 “The Servant of the Lord” Isaiah 42:1-7
January 17, 2016 “Miracle at Cana” John 2:1-11
January 31, 2016 “Love Is . . .” 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
February 7, 2016 “A Mountaintop Experience” Luke 9:28-36
February 10, 2016 “Where Is My Guest Room?” Mark 14:14
February 14, 2016 “What Will You Give Me
If I Betray Him?”
Matthew 26:14-16
February 17, 2016 “Could You Not Keep Watch
with Me?”
Matthew 26:36-45
February 21, 2016 Will You Really Lay Down Your Life for Me?” John 13:38
February 24, 2016 “Shall I Not Drink the Cup?” John 18:11
February 28, 2016 “If Men Do These Things . . . ?” Luke 23:31
March 2, 2016 “Are You Not One of His Disciples?” John 18:25-27
March 6, 2016 “Shall I Crucify Your King?” John 19:15
March 9, 2016 “What Is Truth?” John 18:38
March 13, 2016 “Why Do We Need Any More Witnesses?” Mark 14:63
March 16, 2016 “My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?” Matthew 27:46
March 20, 2016 “Who Is This?” Matthew 21:10
March 24, 2016 “Do You Understand What I Have Done For You?” John 13:12
March 25, 2016 “What Crime Has He Committed?” Matthew 27:23
March 27, 2016 “Why Are You Crying?” John 20:15
April 3, 2016 “Are You a Doubting Thomas?“ John 20:19-31
April 10, 2016 “Peter’s Three-Peat Repeat” John 21:1-19
April 17, 2016 “Our Good Shepherd” John 10:22-30
May 1, 2016 “Stay Connected to the Vine” John 15:1-17
May 8, 2016 “I Am with You Always” Matthew 28:20
May 15, 2016 “My Peace I Give You!” John 14:27
May 22, 2016 “Send Me!” Isaiah 6:1-8
May 29, 2016 “What We Learn from the Centurion” Luke 7:1-10
June 5, 2016 “Elijah and the Widow of Zarephath” 1 Kings 17:8-16
June 19, 2016 Drowning Your Demons” Luke 8:26-39
June 26, 2016 “Three Little Parables” Luke 9:57-62
July 3, 2016 “The Christian Citizen” Psalm 33:12
July 24, 2016 “Two Parables About Prayer” Luke 11:5-13
July 31, 2016 “Materialism: Its Cause and Cure” Luke 12:15
August 7, 2016 “Faith in God’s Promises” Genesis 15:1-6
August 14, 2016 Let Us Run with Perseverance the Race Marked Out for Us” Hebrews 12:1-3
August 21, 2016 “The Narrow Door” Luke 13:24
August 28, 2016 “Move Up to a Better Place” Luke 14:1-14
September 4, 2016 “Salt of the Earth: Precious, Peculiar, Preservative” Luke 14:34-35
September 18, 2016 “God’s Glorious Gospel” Isaiah 1:18
September 25, 2016 “Singing the Faith: Amazing Grace” 1 Timothy 1:12-17
October 9, 2016 “Singing the Faith: Rock of Ages” Exodus 33:18-23
October 16, 2016 “Singing the Faith: How Great Thou Art” Psalm 145:3-6
October 23, 2016 “Singing the Faith: O Sacred Head, Now Wounded” Isaiah 53:4-5
October 30, 2016 “Singing the Faith: A Mighty Fortress” Psalm 46
November 6, 2016 “Let Us Not Become Weary” Galatians 6:9-10
November 13, 2016 “Singing the Faith: Abide with Me” Luke 24:29
November 24, 2016 “Singing the Faith: Now Thank We All Our God” 1 Thessalonians 5:18
November 27, 2016 “Your Mandate from the Lord” Mark 13:34
December 4, 2016 “God’s Great 2-for-1 Christmas Special” Isaiah 40:1-2
December 11, 2016 “A Major Message from a Minor Prophet” Micah 5:2
December 18, 2016 “Immanuel—God with Us” Isaiah 7:14
December 24, 2016 “Unto You Is Born a Savior” Luke 2:11
December 25, 2016 “The Prophets Have Foretold It” Jeremiah 33:14-16

2015
January 1, 2015 “Twelve Blessings of Christmas: Gentleness and Self‑Control” Matthew 1:18-25
January 4, 2015 “Twelve Blessings of Christmas: Peace” Isaiah 2:1-5
January 11, 2015 “What Must I Do to Be Saved?” Acts 16:25-34
January 18, 2015 “A Letter from Christ” 2 Corinthians 3:3
January 25, 2015 “In the World But Not of the World” 1 Corinthians 7:29-31
February 1, 2015 “Spread the News!” Mark 1:40-45
February 8, 2015 “Two Parables About You” Mark 2:21-22
February 15, 2015 “A Glimpse of Glory” Mark 9:2-9
February 18, 2015 “The Characters of Lent:
Judas & Peter”
Matthew 26:14-16
Luke 22:54-6
February 22, 2015 “On the Mountain of the Lord” Genesis 22:1-18
February 25, 2015 “The Characters of Lent:
Caiaphas & Pontius Pilate”
Matthew 26:57-27:2
March 1, 2015 “Take Up Your Cross” Mark 8:34-35
March 4, 2015 “The Characters of Lent:
Herod & Barabbas”
Luke 23:1-25
March 8, 2015 “God’s Advice for a Happy Life” Exodus 20:1-17
March 11, 2015 “The Characters of Lent: Simon of Cyrene & Virgin Mary” Mark 15:20-21
John 19:25-27
March 15, 2015 “What Does John 3:16 Mean for You” John 3:14-18
March 18, 2015 “The Characters of Lent: Thief on the Cross & Roman Centurion” Luke 23:32-47
March 22, 2015 “Forgive and Forget” Jeremiah 31:34
March 25, 2015 “The Characters of Lent: Joseph of Arimathea & Mary Magdalene” Mark 15:39-47
March 29, 2015 “Everything Must Be Fulfilled That Is Written About Me” Luke 24:44
April 2, 2015 “Given and Shed for You” 1 Corinthians 11:23-25
April 3, 2015 “Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted” Isaiah 52:14
April 5, 2015 “Three Ruined Funerals and a NoShow” Mark 16:1-8
April 12, 2015 The Disciples Were Overjoyed When They Saw the Lord” John 20:19-31
April 19, 2015 “No Other Name Under Heaven” Acts 4:12
April 26, 2015 “The Abundant Life” John 10:1-10
May 10, 2015 “We Love Because
He First Loved Us”
1 John 4:19
May 17, 2015 “In the World But Not of the World” John 17:15-16
May 24, 2015 “Streams of Living Water” John 7:37-39
May 31, 2015 “The Grace, Love,
and Fellowship of God”
2 Corinthians 13:14
June 7, 2015 “The Blame Game” Genesis 3:1-15
June 14, 2015 “The Mustard Seed” Mark 4:31-32
June 21, 2015 “Five Fatherhood Examples
from the Father of Us All”
Malachi 2:10
June 28, 2015 “St. Paul Had a Problem” 2 Corinthians 12:7
July 5, 2015 “God Bless America” 1 Timothy 2:1-4
July 12, 2015 “The Forgiveness of Sins” Ephesians 1:7
July 19, 2015 “A Special Invitation” Mark 6:31
July 26, 2015 “St. Paul’s Source of Strength” 2 Corinthians 4:8-9
August 9, 2015 “The Journey Is Too Much for You” 1 Kings 19:1-8
August 16, 2015 “The Living Bread’ John 6:51-58
August 23, 2015 “The American Idols” Joshua 24:14-18
August 30, 2015 “Neither Add Nor Subtract” Deuteronomy 4:2
September 6, 2015 “Christ’s Cure for What Ails You” Mark 7:31-37
September 13, 2015 “A Beautiful Benediction” Hebrews 13:20-21
September 20, 2015 “What Does It Mean To Be a Lutheran?” Ephesians 2:8-9
September 27, 2015 “Turn Your Plans into Prayers” James 4:13-16
October 4, 2015 “The Creator Made Them Male and Female” Matthew 19:3-6
October 11, 2015 “Unlikely Heroes of the Faith: Eve” Genesis 3:1-4:1
October 18, 2015 “Unlikely Heroes of Faith: Matthew” Matthew 9:9-13
October 25, 2015 “Unlikely Heroes of Faith: Martin Luther” Romans 1:17
November 1, 2015 “The Resurrection of the Body and the Life Everlasting” 2 Corinthians 4:14
November 15, 2015 “Unlikely Heroes of the Faith: Peter” Mark 8:27-35
November 22, 2015 “Unlikely Heroes of the Faith: Paul” Acts 9:1-22
November 26, 2015 “Think, Thank, Thunk” Ephesians 5:19-20
November 29, 2015 “The Three Wise Women of Christmas: Mary” Luke 1:26-38
December 6, 2015 “The Three Wise Women of Christmas: Elizabeth” Luke 1:39-45
December 13, 2015 “The Three Wise Women of Christmas: Anna” Luke 2:36-38
December 24, 2015 “Your Part in the Christmas Pageant” Luke 2:1-20
December 25, 2015 “A Christmas Letter from Isaiah” Isaiah 9:6-7
December 27, 2015 “What Does Christmas Mean for You” Luke 2:10-11

2014
January 1, 2014 “Our Help in Ages Past—Our Hope for Years to Come” Psalm 90:1-2
January 19, 2014 Jesus Knows Our Every Weakness Isaiah 49:1-6
January 26, 2014 “Come, Follow Me” Matthew 4:12-25
February 2, 2014 “The Song of Simeon” Luke 2:29-32
February 9, 2014 Salt of the EarthLight of the World Matthew 5:13-16
February 16, 2014 “Thought, Word, and Deed” Matthew 5:20-37
February 23, 2014 “God’s Peace Plan” Leviticus 19:18
March 2, 2014 “This Is My Beloved Son” Matthew 17:1-9
March 5, 2014 “Seven Last Words:
Father, Forgive Them”
Luke 23:34
March 9, 2014 “Fighting Temptation” Matthew 4:1-11
March 12, 2014 Seven Last Words:
You Will Be With Me in Paradise
Luke 23:43
 March 16, 2014  “Nick at Night” John 3:1-17
March 19, 2014 “Seven Last Words:
Dear Woman, Here Is Your Son”
John 19:25-27
March, 23, 2014 Peace Even In Suffering” Romans 5:1-5
March 26, 2014 “Seven Last Words:
Why Have You Forsaken Me?”
Matthew 27:46
March 30, 2014 “The Blind Beggar” John 1:1-41
April 2, 2014 “Seven Last Words: I Thirst” John 19:28-29
April 6, 2014 I Will Open Your Graves” Ezekiel 37:1-14
April 9, 2014 Seven Last Words:
Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit
Luke 23:46
April 13, 2014 “One of Those Weeks?” Matthew 21:1-11
April 17, 2014 “Holy Communion—
A Feast for the Senses”
1 Corinthians 11:23-26
April 18, 2014 “Seven Last Words:
It Is Finished!”
John 19:30
April 20, 2014 “Easter Makes the Difference” Matthew 28:1-10
April 27, 2014 “We Are All Witnesses” Acts 2:32
May 4, 2014 “Walking with Jesus
on the Road of Life”
Luke 24:13-35
May 11, 2014 “Our Master’s Voice” John 10:1-18
May 18, 2014 Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled John 14:1-6
June 1, 2014 “To Each One of Us Grace Has Been Given as Christ Apportioned It” Ephesians 4:7-13
June 8, 2014 “God’s Grief Counselor” John 16:6-7
June 15, 2014 “The Triple Blessing of the Lord” Numbers 6:24-26
June 22, 2014 “You Are Worth More” Matthew 10:29-31
June 29, 2014 “A New Life” Romans 6:1-11
July 6, 2014 “I Will Give You Rest” Matthew 11:28-30
July 13, 2014 “The Parable of the Sower” Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
July 20, 2014 “Our Present Sufferings” Romans 8:18
August 3, 2014 “The Feeding of the 5,000” Matthew 14:13-21
August 17, 2014 “A Living Parable of Persistent Prayer” Matthew 15:21-28
August 24, 2014 “On This Rock
I Will Build My Church”
Matthew 16:13-18
August 31, 2014 “Living Sacrifices” Romans 12:1
September 7, 2014 “These Little Ones Who Believe in Me” Matthew 18:6
September 14, 2014 “Forgive Your Brother
From Your Heart”
Matthew 18:21-35
September 21, 2014 “Preserve Our Heritage” Psalm 78:3-7
September 28, 2014 “A Tale of Two Sons” Matthew 21:28-32
October 5, 2014 “Crossing the Finish Line” Philippians 3:12-14
October 12, 2014 “Come to the Wedding Banquet” Matthew 22:1-14
October 19, 2014 “They Shall Soar Like Eagles” Isaiah 40:29-31
October 26, 2014 “Martin Luther’s Seal” Romans 3:22-25
November 2, 2014 “Who From Their Labors Rest” Revelation 7:9-17
November 9, 2014 “The Parable of the Ten Virgins” Matthew 25:1-13
November 16, 2014 “Behold I Am Coming Soon” Revelation 22:12
November 23, 2014 “The Sheep and the Goats—
Which One Are You?”
Matthew 25:31-46
November 27, 2014 “Don’t Forget God!” Deuteronomy 8:11
November 30, 2014 “Twelve Blessings of Christmas: Patience” Luke 1:5-25
December 7, 2014 “Twelve Blessings of Christmas: Faithfulness” Luke 1:26-38
December 14, 2014 “Twelve Blessings of Christmas: Salvation” Luke 3:1-18
December 21, 2014 “Twelve Blessings of Christmas: Song” Psalm 98:4
December 24, 2014 “Twelve Blessings of Christmas: Goodwill” Luke 2:13-14
December 25, 2014 “Twelve Blessings of Christmas: Love and Joy” Galatians 5:22
December 28, 2014 “Twelve Blessings of Christmas: Kindness and Goodness” Colossians 3:12-17

2013
September 15, 2013 “God's Lost and Found Department” Luke 15:1-10
September 22, 2013 “Your Go-Between” 1 Timothy 2:3-6
September 29, 2013 “The Rich Man and Lazarus” Luke 16:19-31
October 6, 2013 “The Mustard Seed
and the Mulberry Tree”
Luke 17:6
October 13, 2013 “The Story of Ruth” Ruth 1:1-19
October 20, 2013 “Jacob at the Jabbok” Genesis 32:22-30
October 27, 2013 “The True Treasure of the Church” Romans 3:19-28
November 3, 2013 “Asleep in Jesus—
Forever with the Lord”
1 Thessalonians 4:13-14
November 10, 2013 “Stand Firm” 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17
November 17, 2013 “Watch Out that
You Are Not Deceived”
Luke 21:8
November 24, 2013 “Holy In His Sight” Colossians 1:19-22
November 28, 2013 “Why Do You Worry?” Matthew 6:25-33
December 1, 2013 “Symbols of the Season: Advent Wreath” Romans 13:11-13
December 8, 2013

“Symbols of the Season: St. Nicholas”

Hebrews 13:7

December 15, 2013 “Symbols of the Season: Shepherds” Luke 2:15-18
December 22, 2013 Symbols of the Season: Angels” Luke 2:13-14
December 24, 2013 “No Room for Jesus?” Luke 2:7
December 25, 2013 Symbols of the Season: Christmas Gifts” Matthew 2:11
December 29, 2013 Symbols of the Season: The Christmas Tree Isaiah 35:1-2

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