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Ask the Pastor

† Theological musings and answers to selected questions by a confessional Lutheran pastor.






25 June 2008

Sermon: Pentecost 6 — Proper 7

MP3 Audio of the Sermon for 22 June AD 2008

Saints PreservedSermon Text: “Brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death, and you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.” Matthew 10:21-23

Sermon Theme: A Test of Endurance

Readings: Psalm 91; Jeremiah 20:7-13; Romans 6:12-23; Matthew 10:5a, 21-33

  1. Introduction: With what “endurance tests” are you familiar?
  2. What endurance test would the disciples soon face?
  3. What was the cause of this hatred?
  4. How could the disciples endure fearlessly?
  5. What parts of your life test your endurance?
  6. Are your tests merely part of living in this world or do they also include the tests that only Christians face?
  7. How can you join the first disciples in enduring fearlessly?

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