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Proper 13 (Year C)

Living for earthly things and being driven by vanity is “an unhappy business.” The person who lives like that has nothing to show for all the work and striving; it all adds up to sorrow, for covetousness is idolatry, making a god out of that which cannot give life or happiness. For “one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” Instead, seek Christ, “who is your life.” In giving us Himself, He gives us all the wealth of heaven.

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Pastor Nettleton's message (mp3)

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Proper 12 (Year C)

Jesus promises, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” Indeed, “how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him”? Thus, Abraham was bold in his prayer because he believed the gracious promise of the Lord, that he would “surely become a great and mighty nation.” When we pray in Jesus’ name, we also hold fast to Him, “rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith.

Pastor Funke’s message (mp3) [Preceded by a dialogue performed by RoxAnn Karkhoff-Schweizer and Tom Miles]

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Proper 11 (Year C)

The Lord visited Abraham and received his hospitality, but Abraham received a much greater gift: the gracious promise of a son. Mary and Martha were also blessed by a visit from God. Jesus received Martha’s hospitality, though she was “distracted with much serving.” But Mary “sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to His teaching.” The service of love is no sin, but “one thing is necessary” for both faith and love: the word of Christ.

Pastor Nettleton's message (mp3)

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Proper 10 (Year C)

The Law commands that “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart … and your neighbor as yourself.” Christ Jesus demonstrated this love; with divine compassion He saved us from all evil, taking our sin and death upon Himself and bearing them to the cross. He binds up our wounds with the healing balm of His Gospel and brings us into His Church, where He cares for us at His own expense. He tells us to “go, and do likewise,” and by faith we share this love with our neighbor.

Pastor Nettleton’s message (mp3)

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Proper 09 (Year C)

Christ sends out His messengers like lambs in the midst of wolves. Our only advantage is the sacrifice of His cross, by which God’s kingdom has come near; we do not “boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Wherever this Gospel enters, Satan is cast out “like lightning from heaven.” Then, beneath the cross of Jesus, we are restored: satisfied with the pure milk of the Word and enabled by the Holy Spirit to “bear one another’s burdens” in love.

Pastor Funke’s message (mp3)

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