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About michaelrinehart

Bishop of the Texas Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod, of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

6.7.15 is Pentecost 2B, 2 Corinthians 4

A Heart for Reconciliation: A Walk Through 2 Corinthians Background Material and Sermon Helps 1 Samuel 8:4-11, (12-15), 16-20, (11:14-15) – The people ask for a king to succeed Samuel, despite his warnings. OR Genesis 3:8-15 – The curse of Adam and Eve. Psalm … Continue reading

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The Heavens and Planet X: A Layman Looks at the Planets

In July, a very cool thing is going to happen. New Horizons, launched in 2006, will arrive at Pluto. I am not an astronomer, but I have always loved the planets in the stars. I had books on space as … Continue reading

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May 31, 2015 is Trinity

Isaiah 6:1-8 – Call of Isaiah. Six-winged seraph. Holy, holy, holy. Psalm 29 – Worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. (Ps. 29:2) Romans 8:12-17 – Life in the Spirit. Present suffering incomparable to the glory to be revealed. Creation eagerly waits… in … Continue reading

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May 24, 2015 is Pentecost B

Acts 2:1-21 – Day of Pentecost. Rushing wind. Tongues of flame. Multi-lingual, multicultural event. Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. OR Ezekiel 37:1-14 – Valley of the Dry Bones. I will put my spirit … Continue reading

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Quba Islamic Institute Rebuilding

Let us set an example of hospitality and freedom with a gesture of support to our brothers and sisters at the Quba Islamic Institute in Houston. Continue reading

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May 17, 2015 is Ascension B

Acts 1:1-11 – Ascension. You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and the ends of the earth. Psalm 47 – God has gone up with a shout. (Ps. 47:5) or Psalm 93 – Ever since the world began, your throne has been established. … Continue reading

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A Heart for Reconciliation

In June and the first week of July, the appointed epistle texts come from 2 Corinthians.  At http://bishopmike.com/2-corinthians look for: 1. Daily devotions – A Heart for Reconciliation, a daily devotional book available in paperback and Kindle. 2. Weekly Bible study – Discussion Qs … Continue reading

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