Old Testament: Jeremiah 23: 16-29 (Pentecost 10: Series C)
The real presence of the LORD does not pop-up unannounced when Jesus institutes the Lord’s Supper—it has been a theme from the days in the Garden of Eden when He walked and talked with His people.
Epistle: Hebrews 11:17-31 (32-40); 12:1-3 (Pentecost 10: Series C)
The battle is not so much recognizing sins as admitting them. It is also not so much confessing them as repenting them or laying them aside. But we can do it. Looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith...
Gospel: Luke 12:49-56 (Pentecost 10: Series C)
Jesus is still in the business of dividing. He has come to divide us from our sinful thoughts and habits. He has come to divide us from false views of the world and distortions of His Word.
Original Sin and Actual Sins
As I weigh briefly here the advantages and disadvantages of preaching original sin and preaching actual sin, I don’t mean to argue for one and against the other. Instead, I mean to suggest a benefit in focusing a given sermon on one or the other, and that neither type of sermon should be the only type a Christian hears.
Gospel: Luke 12:22-34 (Pentecost 9: Series C)
The Father knows our needs because he knows everything. This is a comforting thought, but only if He is gracious.