“He Took With Him”

The Transfiguration of Our Lord (C)
“He Took With Him”
March 3, 2019

Sermon Text: Luke 9:28-36, Hebrews 3:1

Grace, mercy and peace be unto you from God our Father, and from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Dearly Beloved of the Lord,

This most holy day in the Church Year… The Transfiguration of Our Lord… we turn our attention particularly to two portions of our appointed readings… first, where the writer to the Hebrews declares the simple, but profound phrase, “holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling” (Hebrews 3:1)  and also our Gospel lesson where we are told that our Lord, “took with him Peter and John and James and went up on the mountain.” (Luke 9: 28)

At one time not all that long before this, Peter, James and John went wherever they wanted to go. They were their own “masters” if you will. But then… then, they met Jesus… this Jesus… and things were never the same again.

Our Lord called to the men and bid them to come and follow Him… though He did not tell them where or for how long… what they would do or what would happen.

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“Only Once”

“Only Once”  Hebrews 9:24-28
The 25th Sunday after Pentecost (B)  11/11/18
Pastor Mark H. Hein, St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Lockport, IL

It would be safe to say that all of us have “do overs.” Things in our lives… in our past…  that we would like to do over… to do in a different way… make a different decision… choose differently… act differently.

It may be something as simple and innocuous as choosing a different shampoo.

But then again, it could be something more serious like choosing a different career path.

And then… in addition to all of this… there are things that, even if we wanted to, there are no “do overs.” No second chance or opportunity. What is done, is done.

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