Author Archives: exegete77

About exegete77

disciple of Jesus Christ, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, teacher, and theologian

Reading Luther

As we enter this 500th year celebration of the Reformation, the danger is that we might read about Martin Luther. However, how refreshing it might be to read what Luther actually wrote. Obviously Luther wrote more than most of us … Continue reading

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Prayer in midst of tragedy

Our hearts grieve today in the face of a major tragedy when family and friends suffer so much. As Christians we turn our hearts toward God. O Lord, once again death has invaded our ordinary daily lives. Sin and evil … Continue reading

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Sermon 09/24/2017

Isaiah 55:6-11 CSB 6 Seek the LORD while he may be found; Seek the LORD while he may be found; call to him while he is near. 7  Let the wicked one abandon his way and the sinful one his … Continue reading

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Words to ponder and reflect on

Isaiah 55:6-9 GW

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Sermon: Matthew 18:15-20

Preached Sep. 10, 2017 Forgiveness in the Church and for the Church   Matthew 18:15-20 CSB 15 “If your brother sins against you, go and rebuke him in private. If he listens to you, you have won your brother. 16 … Continue reading

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Sermon Matthew 16:21-28

Sermon preached on September 3, 2017 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8XYDMInOhQENjN6VHZfVFcxY1U/view Matthew 16:21-28 (NAS) 21 From that time Jesus began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be … Continue reading

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Time—for nothing and yet for much

It’s been a while since I last blogged. I have had many thoughts and ideas. But I haven’t been able to type. July 20, 2017: A fall on concrete caused me to break two bones in my left shoulder. The … Continue reading

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