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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Proper 8C

When the prophet Elijah became discouraged and despaired of his life, “the Word of the Lord came to him” and stood him “on the mount before the Lord”.
The Lord made Himself known to the prophet--not in the impressive power of gale force winds, nor in an earthquake, and nor in the fire, but in “the sound of a low whisper”.

Today God reveals Himself among us through the frail preaching of the Gospel. The Son of Man sends “messengers ahead of Him . . . to make preparations for Him”.
Those preachers “go and proclaim the kingdom of God” in the full richness of Law and Gospel. Not the power of the Law with its “yoke of slavery”, but the power of God unto salvation through the Gospel of forgiveness, by which “Christ has set us free”.

These Seeds of Faith have been sown by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bridgeport, Nebraska. I’m Pastor Allen Strawn

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