Archive for June, 2015

Friday of 2nd Sunday after Trinity – Luke 6:12-26

ShareLuke 6:12-26 Having been baptized and thus anointed as Prophet, Priest, and King, Jesus has begun demonstrating that the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand by His miracles.  In Luke 6, He begins a new phase of spreading the Kingdom He has come to establish: He begins to establish His Church. I want you to […]

June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of 2nd Sunday after Trinity – Luke 6:1-11

ShareLuke 6:1-11 “The Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath.” Now it might seem strange for Jesus to say that the Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath.  It would seem as if it would be obvious that God was the Lord of the Sabbath.  Maybe it would be less obvious […]

June 17, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Wednesday of 2nd Sunday after Trinity – Luke 5:27-39

ShareLuke 5:27-39 St. Paul is fond of saying that we must take off the old man and put on the new.  He meant by this, of course, that if we are united to Jesus Christ then we are new creatures.  As a new creature in Christ, you are to mortify (put to death) the Old […]

June 16, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of 2nd Sunday in Trinity – Luke 5:12-26

ShareLuke 5:12-26 Strange days have found us.  Strange days have tracked us down. We have seen strange things today! There is an invisible miracle that takes place in the Erlandson household every evening after our common supper.  A great multitude comes together to hear the report that is going around concerning Jesus of Nazareth.  A […]

June 15, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Monday of 2nd Sunday after Trinity – Luke 4:42-5:11

ShareLuke 4:42-5:11 We all like success stories, and we all seek success.  Hundreds of books purport to tell us hundreds of different secrets of success.  When really, it’s quite simple. One example of a man who was successful by many human standards was Howard Hughes.  Hughes became by turns a Hollywood movie producer, aircraft inventor, […]

June 14, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of 1st Sunday after Trinity – Luke 4:31-41

ShareLuke 4:31-41 Who do you think this Jesus of Nazareth is? Let me remind you what we’ve all seen and heard about Him.  Many heard his teaching, and they were astonished at it.  He didn’t teach like the other teachers, simply stringing together a long catena of what other teachers have said.  Nor did he […]

June 12, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Friday of 1st Sunday after Trinity – Luke 4:14-30

ShareLuke 4:14-30 He’s getting up to read the Word of the Lord, and some of you are still asleep.  He’s getting up to read the Word of the Lord, and some of you hear only the words of men. He’s getting up to preach about the Good News of God’s salvation which is fulfilled today […]

June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of 1st Sunday after Trinity – Luke 4:1-13

ShareLuke 4:1-13 I find Luke 4, in which the temptation of Christ occurs, to be one of the most humorous passages in the Bible.  It’s not actually the temptation itself but the way the events leading up to the temptation that make me laugh.  After Jesus has been baptized, the very next thing that happens […]

June 10, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of 1st Sunday after Trinity – Luke 3:1-22

ShareLuke 3:1-22 “What shall we do then?” Imagine that you are in 1st century Israel, minding your own business, groaning under the Roman Empire and looking with weariness and almost complacency for the Messiah. Suddenly, someone dressed in camel skins and a leather belt and eating bugs and bug by-products arrives in the region around […]

June 9, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of 1st Sunday after Trinity – Luke 2:41-52

ShareLuke 2:41-52 I want to challenge you this morning to answer a difficult question.  If you could ask God for one thing – just one thing – and you were certain He would grant it (as long as it’s not contrary to His revealed will) – what would it be? This is, of course, simply […]

June 8, 2015 | 0 Comments More