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Ezekiel And Jesus

Every commentator I've ever read says that "son of man" in Ezekiel has nothing to do with that term as it applies to Jesus. But I must ask, why? We know that Ezekiel is a type of Christ, even as are all the prophets (Acts 10:43 et. al.). So why the man, but not the title? I suspect that, like so many other presuppositions, that this is one more false conclusion that has ...

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Wolves

"Watch out for false prophets.They come to you in sheep's clothing,But inwardly they are ferocious wolves."Mathew 7:15 NIV Wolves are not detected because of inferior costume design.On the contrary, they know their craft and dress themselves accordingly. They've studied the trends and understand the importance of adapting to the sheep's ever-changing preferences and des...

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War

They say that, "War is hell," and how true it is. The present Russian Ukrainian war is the first ever to be brought to you live from the battlefield. Yes we've all seen pixels of previous wars in the Middle East, in Viet Nam. But never before were there instant updates on social media from the battleground, from the soldiers, from the survivors of the civilians who were s...

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A Rethink Of Deuteronomy 26

The appointed lesson for Lent 1 (Series C) for the LCMS is Deuteronomy 26:1-11 which says in part: 1 When you come into the Land that the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance and have taken possession of it and live in it 2 you shall take some of the first of all the fruit of the GROUND which you harvest from the GROUND that the LORD your God gives you, and you s...

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A Re-Think Of Luke 9:36

Concerning the reading from St. Luke for Transfiguration, this account/liturgy is pregnant with dedokatuplets so that a dozen full sermons could easily be preached on it. If I have time I will list some of those later, but for now I call your attention to just one verse: 36 "And after the voice had spoken, Jesus alone was there; and they kept silent and told no one in thos...

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Holy Holy Holy

The Sanctus, which is the liturgy of Isaiah 6 and Revelation 4:8, calls us away from earth, and all earthly cares, to "fix our minds on the things that are above, and not the things below" (Col. 3). I don't know if anything in Divine Worship expresses this better than the Cherubic Hymn of the St. John Chrysostom Liturgy. Please enjoy this article which explains things mor...

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Christmas Cards 2021

Dear Christians if you are going to send Christmas Cards to your friends, family and business associates this year may I suggest that the message be one that is patently Christian, and not generic such as "happy holidays" etc.; or with pictures of your children or pets. Christmas is about none of those things. But about God becoming incarnate in Christ to redeem us from s...

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A Retake on St. Mark Chapter Thirteen - Part 2

1 As he went out of the temple one of his disciples said to him, "Teacher! Look! All these marvelous stones and wonderful buildings!" 2 And Jesus, answering, said to them, "Do you see these magnificent buildings? There shall not be left one stone standing on top another, that shall not be thrown down." Mark 13:1-2 The notion that the Lord is speaking about the Jerusalem t...

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A Retake On St. Mark Chapter Thirteen

Christ Lutheran ChurchRev. Dean KavourasNovember 9, 2021 A Retake On Mark Chapter Thirteen It has been long assumed that the predictions the Lord makes in Mark 13 concern the destruction of the Jerusalem temple, and telescope out to the end of the world. This has been assumed for so long and by so many that it is now "settled science" as President Obama once said about ...

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A Tribute And Memorial For September 11 - 20th Remembrance

A Tribute and Memorial ToThe Victims And RespondersOf September 11, 2001 Rev. Dean Kavouras, ChaplainCleveland Emergency Services (1995 to present)Federal Bureau of Investigation (1997 to 2014) September 11, 2021Soldiers and Sailors MonumentCleveland, Ohio Thank you for the invitation to address you in this Memorial and Tribute for the victims and responders of the even...

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