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The Majesty of God (Psalm 8)

Psalm 8 is not a glorification of man, but of God. Though man seems childish and insignificant in comparison with God's creation, Christ proves to us that God cares for us.
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Sixth Sunday after Trinity: Romans 6:3-11

To be like Christ means to rise with Christ, both inwardly and outwardly.  Being like Him only inwardly means that we have no hope.  Being like Him only outwardly means not being like Him at all.  But through baptism, we have been raised with Him inwardly and outwardly, never to die again.
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Fifth Sunday after Trinity: 1 Peter 3:8-15

Let not let your adorning be external--the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear--but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious.
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Fourth Sunday after Trinity: Romans 8:18-23

Even if we must suffer, we suffer with Christ.  Even if we must wait for the fullness of our salvation, we wait with Christ.  Even if we must die, we die with Christ.  Our war with sin is not fruitless or pointless, but part of separating us from the body of death and making us heirs of eternal life.
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Trinity Sunday: Romans 11:33-36

God controls all things, and this perfect control also means that He uses what are dark and mysterious paths to us to accomplish His goals.  What men mean for evil, God intends for good, bringing about the salvation of His elect without fail.
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Pentecost: Acts 2:1-21

Pentecost is the beginning of an abundance unlike anything previously.  The time of seeding and tending came in the days of the Law and of the prophets among the nation of Israel almost exclusively, but the fullness of the harvest goes out into all the world.
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Ascension: Acts 1:1-11

Christ does not ascend into heaven in order to disappear until the Second Coming, but sits down at the right hand of God so that His Word would increase through His Church.
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Sunday after Epiphany: Romans 12:6-16

You have been chosen from before the beginning of the world to be holy in the sight of God through Jesus Christ. It is God who works in you, and in Him you are able to do what is pleasing in His sight.
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Epiphany: Ephesians 3:1-12

Paul's sin does not make him uniquely qualified or anything similar, as if greater sins made for greater preachers.  Paul's sin magnifies his own inadequacy to make the grace of God all the clearer.
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First Sunday after Christmas: Galatians 4:1-7

Circumcision was a part of the guardianship of Sinai, not the means of righteousness. The ceremonies attached to the Law pointed toward the coming righteousness by faith, and therefore, properly understood, are expressions of the Gospel.
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Holy Trinity Sunday – John 3:1-15

The identity of Jesus and his work on the cross are the key to understanding all that Jesus speaks about in this dialog with Nicodemus. Spirit, water, regeneration, rebirth, new creation, Holy Baptism, and the death of Jesus are intimately tied together.