Being Flesh and Blood in Spiritual Battle

Being Flesh and Blood in Spiritual Battle

In the name of the Father and of the ✠ Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. We call the Church on earth the Church Militant.  It is the Fighting Church, the Church at War. The word militant literally means “serving as a soldier.”  In his Epistle to the...
Like the Hen and Her Chicks

Like the Hen and Her Chicks

The sermon text for the 2nd Sunday in Lent is from Luke 13:34 [34] O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you...
Food of Heaven and Earth, For Strength of Body and Soul

Food of Heaven and Earth, For Strength of Body and Soul

In the name of the Father and of the ✠ Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. In the Fourth Petition of the Lord’s Prayer we pray, “Give us this day our daily bread.”  In the Small Catechism, after asking and answering, “What does this mean?”, with Martin Luther...
Tempted, But Not Trapped

Tempted, But Not Trapped

The sermon text for the 1st Sunday in Lent is from Luke 4:1–2 The Temptation of Jesus [1] And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness [2] for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing during...
Giving Up for Lent

Giving Up for Lent

In the name of the Father and of the ✠ Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. Yesterday was a day of celebration and feasting in many places around the world.  It’s a day known by several names: Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Tuesday or Pancake Day, Pfannkuchentag in...