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28Apr
2013
Sun
22:38
author: Stingray
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Cantate

John 16:5-15

Cantate 2013 Wordle
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

It’s been four weeks since we celebrated the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ. In three weeks, we will celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit, the Comforter as it will have been 50 days since the Resurrection—Pentecost! We hear of Jesus speaking about precisely this moment in the history of the church:

Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: of sin, because they do not believe in Me; of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.

However, He said this before He was crucified and died.

19Apr
2013
Fri
09:53
author: Stingray
category: My Ramblings
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The Story of LEGO

14Apr
2013
Sun
21:41
author: Stingray
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Misericordias Domini

John 10:11-16

Misericordias Domini 2013 Wordle
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them. The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep. I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd.

What do you hear when you hear those words? You likely hear about a gentle and self-sacrificing Savior giving to you in the picture of a shepherd—the Good Shepherd. You likely hear of the tender-hearted mercies of God—the Merciful Heart of the Lord, Misericordias Domini. I hear that, too, and it is quite a comfort. But there is something else that I hear, that I’m sure many other pastors also hear. If we are completely honest with ourselves and our God, we pastors hear a little of ourselves in the hireling. Now, before I continue, I will say that I do care about God’s sheep, though certainly not as I ought, and definitely not to the best of my ability. We pastors also hear what it is we ought to be doing. We all hear comfort with Jesus as our Good Shepherd while clergy also hear a job description.

9Apr
2013
Tue
20:18
author: Stingray
category: My Ramblings
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A Wishlist

in case anyone who shops for me is looking for gift ideas

If you remember from a previous post wherein I showed a custom slide end plate on my Glock 17, I am a handgun owner. Well, there are things that can be purchased for it. If you feel so inclined to buy something for me and have it shipped to me, here is my Glockstore Wishlist.

Thank you!

7Apr
2013
Sun
18:32
author: Stingray
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Quasimodo Geniti

John 20:19-31

Quasimodo Geniti 2013 Wordle
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Dr. Normal Nagel, in bridging the gap between systematic theology, that is, doctrine, what we believe, teach, and confess, and practical theology, how it is that we express what we believe, teach, and confess, asks two questions of Biblical texts:

  • How does this text give us Jesus?
  • What prevents us from receiving Jesus in this text?

These are practical Gospel and Law questions which force us to delve into a text and explain how it is that we get from it to what we believe, teach, and confess.

4Apr
2013
Thu
20:30
author: Stingray
category: My Ramblings
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New Sermons Posted

more than just noted in the menu

I had fallen behind in getting my backlog of sermons posted. I had some time today to post them, so I did. You won't see all of them listed in the menu, so here's the list of newly posted sermons: