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Did you know there are absolutely no instances of demon possession in the Hebrew scripture, the Tanakh? There are a few evil spirits, but they’re usually just causing jealousy or vengeance. Some are even said to be sent by God to false prophets… so they will then fool King Ahab, Jezebel’s husband…. Complicated. But in the Hebrew Bible, there aren’t any instances of demonic possession and certainly no examples of exorcism, the casting out of the demons that possess people. Yet the first three Gospels are full of people possessed by demons!
In the 2003 film “Luther” starring Joseph Fiennes, Martin Luther is seen rather early in his ministry as wrestling with the character and intention of God. You may be aware that Martin Luther was chief architect of what eventually became a sprawling reformation movement – a movement deeply opposed to how the established church (at the time there was only the Roman Catholic tradition) – how the church understood its role in the world’s relationship with God.
July 3, 2016 at 11 o’clock
Voluntary in A Major
William Selby (1738-1789)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Aria from The Creation
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Gigue Fugue in C
Dietrich Buxtehude (ca. 1637-1707)
Hymns this Sunday: 474, 521, 541, 609
Our soloist today is Joseph Beutel, bass.