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  • "Thus It Is Written, Fulfilled, and Proclaimed" (Sermon for the Third Sunday of Easter, on Luke 24:36-49)

    04/13/2024 7:55:13 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    My Facebook page ^ | April 14, 2024 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Thus It Is Written, Fulfilled, and Proclaimed” (Luke 24:36-49) Do you want to know what the Bible is all about? Do you want to know what Jesus came to do? Do you want to know what the church’s preaching should emphasize? If so, then I’ve got good news for you. The answers to all three of these questions are found in today’s Gospel reading from Luke 24, specifically, in these verses: “Then Jesus said to them, ‘These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of...
  • The Chosen - Season Four SPOILER WARNING (Episodes 1-3)

    02/11/2024 5:26:02 AM PST · by FRinCanada2 · 71 replies
    Multiple venues - The Chosen Rise Up Ticket Finder ^ | Sunday 11 Feb 2024 | FReeper Opinions CHAT (Spoilers Okay S4.1.2.2
    The Chosen Rise Up —- http://TheChosenRiseUp.com SPOILERS OKAY here on this thread Now that Episodes 1-3 of Season 4 have been in theaters for ONE week and has held a SOLID #2 Nationwide position for Theatrical releases for the past 7 days -RAW theatrical revenue Data here: https://www.boxofficemojo.com/releasegroup/gr4002566661/?ref_=bo_rl_su As of this posting: $10,317,554 (Worldwide for just episodes 1-3) With episodes 4,5,6 to be released in theaters on 15 February 2024 it is time to talk through Episodes 1-3 I am particularly interested in what FReeper chosen fans or chosen haters have to say about the NON-Biblical atory lines playing out...
  • "Departing in Peace" (Sermon for the First Sunday after Christmas, on Luke 2:22-40)

    12/30/2023 7:28:46 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 4 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | December 31, 2023 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Departing in Peace” (Luke 2:22-40) Are you ready to go? What I mean is, are you ready to leave? No, I don’t mean right now. It would be nice if you’d stick around until the end of the service. But then, at the end of the service, will you be ready to leave? Will you be ready to depart in peace, satisfied and content and ready for whatever comes next? What makes you ready to leave, to leave any situation? For instance, this year is coming to an end. Are you ready to put 2023 behind you and move on...
  • Luke Chapter 2, Verses 8-14 Bible (Protestant - Meme)

    11/29/2023 2:04:38 AM PST · by SaveFerris · 3 replies
    The Bible ^ | November 29, 2023 | A wretched servant
  • "Thus It Is Written, Thus You Shall Preach" (Sermon for the Ascension of the Lord, on Luke 24:44-53)

    05/18/2023 8:34:46 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | May 18, 2023 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Thus It Is Written, Thus You Shall Preach” (Luke 24:44-53) During the forty days from Christ’s resurrection to his ascension, our Lord met with his disciples on a number of occasions. Jesus was preparing these disciples to be his apostles, his sent-out ones, who would preach and teach and begin to carry out the church’s worldwide mission. So he needed to instruct them, to make it clear to them what their mission would be. And that’s what we find going on in the reading today from Luke 24. Jesus makes clear what the content of their preaching and teaching will...
  • "On the Road and at the Table with Jesus" (Sermon for the Third Sunday of Easter, on Luke 24:13-35)

    04/22/2023 10:21:49 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 4 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 23, 2023 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “On the Road and at the Table with Jesus” (Luke 24:13-35) The painting I’m holding in front of you--and you can see it on your bulletin insert--is called, in German, “Gang nach Emmaus,” or in English, “The Road to Emmaus.” It’s by a 19th-century Swiss artist, Robert Zünd. And it’s one of my favorite paintings. Imagine putting yourself into this picture and getting to walk alongside Jesus as he opens up the Scriptures! And then when you get to Emmaus, to be right there at the table with Jesus! What a day! What an experience! “On the Road and at...
  • "Jesus!" (Sermon for the Circumcision and Name of Jesus, on Luke 2:21)

    12/31/2022 9:11:48 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | January 1, 2023 | The Revs. Charles Henrickson and Friedrich Wyneken
    “Jesus!” (Luke 2:21) [In 2022 and now into 2023, we are celebrating the 175th anniversary year of our Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Today, on this eighth day of Christmas, we are observing the Circumcision and Name of Jesus. And today is January 1, New Year’s Day. Our message this morning brings together all three of these themes. This past week I came across a sermon by Friedrich Wyneken, the second president of the Missouri Synod, on the Circumcision and Name of Jesus, preached on New Year’s Day, January 1, 1868. I read it and thought it was excellent. So I edited...
  • "O Holy Night" (Sermon for Christmas Eve, on Luke 2:1-20)

    12/24/2022 9:41:35 AM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | December 24, 2022 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “O Holy Night” (Luke 2:1-20) It’s Christmas Eve! A night to celebrate. A holy night. For on Christmas Eve we start our annual celebration of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Tonight we hear again the familiar Christmas Gospel. We sing the Christmas carols. We light the candles. This is a night to gather here in church with our family and to celebrate as a church family. It is a holy night indeed. And so our theme this evening: “O Holy Night.” But imagine for a moment that instead of coming here, you went out to a place where...
  • "Day of Judgment, Day of Redemption, Days of Distress" (Sermon on Malachi 4:1-6 and Luke 21:5-36)

    11/12/2022 11:09:59 AM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | November 13, 2022 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Day of Judgment, Day of Redemption, Days of Distress” (Malachi 4:1-6; Luke 21:5-36) “Day of Judgment, Day of Redemption, Days of Distress”: We hear about all of these days in our readings today. All these days are guaranteed. God’s word makes it so. All these days will happen. In fact, some of them are happening already. But there is a day ahead that is not yet here. It’s still to come. And we need to be ready for it. Let’s find out. Day of judgment, day of redemption: That is the day that is still to come. And really, it’s...
  • "God, Be Merciful to Me, a Sinner!" (Sermon on Luke 18:0-17)

    10/22/2022 8:21:48 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | October 23, 2022 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “God, Be Merciful to Me, a Sinner!” (Luke 18:9-17) “So this Pharisee and a tax collector walk into a temple. . . .” No, this isn’t the start of some kind of a joke. Rather, it’s the start of a parable that Jesus tells. And this story makes a very important point. So we will be wise to listen up and take it to heart. Our text is the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector, from Luke 18. And we’re told why Jesus proceeds to tell this story. It’s because there were people “who trusted in themselves that...
  • "The Holy Apostle Luke Painted this Image" ~ The traditional Lucan origin of the icon of the Hodegetria

    10/18/2022 2:19:06 PM PDT · by Antoninus · 48 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | October 18, 2022 | Florentius
    Today is the feast of Saint Luke, a father of the ancient Church renowned as Evangelist, Historian, and Physician. We should be aware of one additional title that is traditionally attributed to this early disciple of Christ: Artist. For the name of Saint Luke is attached to one of the most venerable works of art of the ancient Church—the Hodegetria icon which resided in Constantinople until its destruction in 1453. While the origins of the Hodegetria icon are shrouded in mystery, its connection to St. Luke is based upon traditions stretching back to the early centuries of Constantinople as a...
  • Report: Witness Prepared to Identify Two Killers of Seth Rich

    07/09/2018 11:44:06 AM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 131 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9 July 2018 | Alicia Powe
    Disclaimer: This shocking information was given to The Gateway Pundit this weekend. We decided to report this news and will post an update following Tuesday’s press conference. The Washington, D.C. lobbyist who has been on the hunt for Seth Rich’s killer found a “credible” witness who will identify the two men he believes murdered the DNC staffer. Jack Burkman, a Washington-based attorney and lobbyist who has worked with a private investigative team to solve the Seth Rich murder mystery, told The Gateway Pundit that the witness has conclusive evidence that will bring Rich’s killers to justice within a month. “We...
  • "The Poor Man and Rich Lazarus" (Sermon on Luke 16:19-31)

    09/24/2022 9:20:14 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 7 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | September 25, 2022 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Poor Man and Rich Lazarus” (Luke 16:19-31)Our text today is the story commonly known as “The Rich Man and Poor Lazarus.” But I’m going to suggest to you today that we could just as well call this story “The Poor Man and Rich Lazarus.” As we shall see. So let’s go. Jesus starts out the story with the rich man: “There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day.” Now this is quite a picture Jesus is painting with just a few words. The man is described as a...
  • "God's Open, Narrow Door" (Sermon on Luke 13:22-30)

    08/20/2022 9:14:18 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | August 21, 2022 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “God’s Open, Narrow Door” (Luke 13:22-30)In our text today, someone asks Jesus a question: “Lord, will those who are saved be few?” Well, that seems like a reasonable question, something you might ask a visiting rabbi. An interesting academic question, to be sure: “Are only a few people going to be saved?” But what was the question behind the question? Why did the guy ask this? Let’s consider the possibilities. Was it just idle curiosity, like, “How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?” Could be. Or maybe this fellow thinks God is too loose, letting in...
  • "Do Not Be Anxious about Your Life" (Sermon on Luke 12:22-34)

    08/06/2022 11:05:09 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 8 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | August 7, 2022 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Do Not Be Anxious about Your Life” (Luke 12:22-34) In the Holy Gospel for today, Jesus says, “Do not be anxious about your life.” Really, Jesus? Are you kidding me? “Do not be anxious”?? How can you say that? I mean, look at my life. There’s so much to be anxious about! Take my personal finances, for instance. Since January 1, year-to-date, in just seven months my individual retirement accounts are down almost $9,000. And this, for an individual approaching retirement! In these past seven months, I’ve had to buy a new phone and a new used car. During this...
  • "Distracted Discipleship and the One Thing Needful" (Sermon on Luke 10:38-42)

    07/16/2022 5:33:05 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | July 17, 2022 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Distracted Discipleship and the One Thing Needful” (Luke 10:38-42) Are you anxious and troubled about many things? Does your busy-ness distract you from the one thing needful? If so, join the club. That’s where I find myself all too often. But if that’s you too, then our message today is what you need to hear. For Jesus is in the house today, and when Jesus speaks, we need to listen. And so our theme this morning: “Distracted Discipleship and the One Thing Needful.” Our text is the Holy Gospel for today, from Luke chapter 10. Jesus enters a village. We...
  • "The Good Samaritan" (Sermon on Luke 10:25-37)

    07/09/2022 9:50:02 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | July 10, 2022 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Good Samaritan” (Luke 10:25-37) Our text is the Holy Gospel for today, from Luke chapter 10. It’s the parable of “The Good Samaritan.” And, as often happens, there’s something that happens in real life that leads Jesus to tell this or that parable. On this occasion, it’s an interaction Jesus has with a certain lawyer in the crowd. Now when it says “lawyer” here, it’s not talking about the kind of lawyer you see advertising their law office on a billboard or TV commercial. It’s not the kind of prosecuting or defense attorney you see portrayed on TV shows...
  • "Peace Be to This House!" (Sermon on Luke 10:1-20)

    07/01/2022 6:56:23 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | July 3, 2022 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Peace Be to This House!” (Luke 10:1-20) “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Yes, peace to you! Peace be to this house! That’s what Jesus told me to tell you, isn’t it? He sends out his laborers into the harvest field and instructs them, “Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house.’” So today, the first thing I want to say to you is what Jesus told me to tell you: Peace be to this house. Friends, today I want to tell you why you need this peace and...
  • "Lifting Up His Hands He Blessed Them" (Sermon for the Ascension of Our Lord, on Luke 24:44-53)

    05/26/2022 9:49:41 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | May 26, 2022 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Lifting Up His Hands He Blessed Them” (Luke 24:44-53) Reading again from the Holy Gospel for the Ascension of Our Lord, from Luke 24: “Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them. While he blessed them, he parted from them and was carried up into heaven.” Today we consider those hands of Jesus, the hands with which he blessed his disciples, as he ascended into heaven. For what Jesus did back then, he does for us, too. And so our theme on this Ascension Day: “Lifting Up His Hands He Blessed...
  • "The Power of the Easter Promise" (Sermon for The Resurrection of Our Lord: Easter Day; on Luke 24:1-12)

    04/16/2022 1:48:11 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 17, 2022 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Power of the Easter Promise” (Luke 24:1-12) Alleluia! Christ is risen! (He is risen indeed! Alleluia!) This morning I want to tell you about the power of a promise. Our reading from Luke 24 puts on display the power of a promise. It’s a promise that was good, because of the one who made it. It’s a promise that was good, even though people forgot that the promise had been made; and even though when some people did think about it, they just knew that the promise wasn’t any good after all. It’s about what happened at the tomb...