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New York, NY 10128
The Bible Lessons:
1 Samuel 3:1-20, Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17
1 Corinthians 6:12-20, John 1:43-51
Dear Members and Friends of Immanuel Lutheran Church,
If you should like a title for this Sunday’s sermon, I call it “A Modest Sermon Against Fornication.” When is the last time you heard a sermon against fornication? Well, I am going to give it a try. I call it a “modest” sermon because there is nothing groundbreaking here. I am simply trying to lift up the teaching of the Bible and of the long-standing tradition of the church. My sermon is mostly based on this Sunday’s Epistle Lesson. If there is anything distinctive about this sermon perhaps it is simply my intention to speak with love concerning my subject. I have sympathy for Christians wrestling with questions of sexual morality, and I hope to condemn no one, but rather to help us all along.
I hope to see you in church this Sunday. Have a great weekend, everyone.