Oculi: The Third Sunday in Lent

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The Scripture ReadingsExodus 8:16–24Ephesians 5:1–9Luke 11:14–28Summary: Jesus Overcomes the Strong ManJeremiah was charged with speaking evil when he spoke the Word of the Lord (Jer. 26:1–15). So also, Jesus is accused of doing evil when in fact He is doing good. He casts out a . . . . Continue Reading »

Free Digital Church Year Calendar

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Did you know that there is a free digital calendar for the Christian Church Year, along with the secular calendar, available here? There are a variety of formats: Microsoft Outlook, Entourage, iCal and Google Calendar. Courtesy of Concordia Publishing House. It includes every Sunday in the Church . . . . Continue Reading »

No Middle Ground: Satan or Christ

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An excellent presentation by Pastor Mason Beecroft. Well worth our careful reading and attention.Last year I was invited to give a lecture in the Wiseman Series at First Presbyterian in Tulsa. Oswald Hoffman was a regular presenter. Well, for whatever reason, they asked me to return this year. Here . . . . Continue Reading »