Blessed by His Touch

  And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them… And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them. Mark 10:13,16     Christ’s Touch (A Baptism Hymn, Sung to LSB 873) Some brought...

For or Against the Christ

“For the one who is not against us is for us.”  – Mark 9:40 We are born as creatures who are dead-set against the Christ.  From the Fall of Adam onward, we are born to trouble as sparks fly upward [Job 5:7].  We born to trouble in so many ways, and...

Devotion from Eugene Brunow 9-27

Childlike Faith The gospel for this coming Sunday (Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost) is Mark 10:2-16. There are two narratives in this text. In verses 2-12 we see the Pharisees coming out of Jerusalem to where teaching was teaching. They were not there to listen to...

Devotional from Eugene Brunow 9 – 19 – 2021

Have Salt in Yourselves The gospel for this coming Sunday (Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost) is Mark 9:38-50. This text again has two narratives. Verses 39-41 have to do with John reporting on someone casting out demons and wanting to have him stopped. But Jesus...