The Sixteenth Sunday After Trinity, 2015
Luke 7:11-17
Rev. Benjamin Tyler Holt

There are two processions: one of life and one of death. When they meet, we behold the whole reason Jesus came to earth—the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.

“It was a strange and dreadful strife,” writes Martin Luther, “When life and death contended; The victory remained with life, The reign of death was ended…Death is swallowed up by death, It’s sting is lost forever. Alleluia” (“Christ Jesus Law in Death’s Strong Bands,” stz. 4).

That’s how we should see today’s Gospel lesson. (more…)

Trinity 16, 2016
Luke 7:11-17
Rev. Benjamin Tyler Holt

How does God interact with you?

How does He speak to you?

How do you know what God wants?

What is God’s will for your life?

And are you sure?

These questions all have simple answers, but we turn them into a kind of torture of the soul.