Showing posts from April, 2011

Monroe Hero 30

"Monroe" is part of a series of ads being run by Lutherans For Life of South Dakota.  “Life: A Better Choice” is an educational advertising campaign sponsored by Lutherans For Life of South Dakota. We would like to continue to broadcast, on statewide television, a series of ads that deal with important life issues honestly, but sensitively and tactfully.
to encourage individuals and to influence our culture to make a better choice when it comes to life issues. to create an awareness of the mission and work of Lutherans For Life. to share the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ with those who are experiencing the guilt and despair associated with past sins related to life choices. to raise $50,000 each year, which could purchase more than 7,500 ads on statewide broadcast television.

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Sermon for Palm Sunday, preached at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Dimock, SD on April 17, 2011

A Different Kind of King
The text for today is from our Gospel, Matthew 21:5: “Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your King is coming to you, humble, and mounted on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.’”This is the Word of the Lord. Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God the Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In October of 331 B.C., Alexander the Great entered the ancient city of Babylon.The city manager came out to meet him with troops and horses to surrender.The high priest had the road carpeted with flowers.Silver altars were set up alongside of the road.And they brought gifts of herds of cattle and horses and lions and leopards.Alexander rode into the city on a chariot followed by a procession of priests chanting his greatness and musicians playing instruments. This is how a great king is received into a city.Like modern popes, presidents, and prime ministers, Alexander understood that pomp and circumstance is important.Image is everything.No wonder he…