Introduction: Paul Found in His Letters

Introduction: Paul Found in His Letters

For the author: George Martin I welcome feedback, editorial suggestions, and questions. I’m going public with my chapters as they evolve in the proper order. I’m am also seeking a major publisher who will publish this book. Let me know what you think using the comments part of this website. (Please note the working title for this book had been “Meeting the St. Paul You Never Thought You’d Meet.” That has changed to reflect the basic strategy behind my research…

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Chapter 2: Paul in Arabia

Chapter 2: Paul in Arabia

This is the second chapter to my book “Paul Found: In His Letters.” I welcome comments and feedback.   Chapter 1                       Paul in Arabia (Dec. 4, 2017)   “Thus the narratives which we live out have both an unpredictable and a partially teleological character.” [Alastair McIntyre, After Virtue, 215 – 216] From Paul’s seven letters we are able to discover fragments of a man’s life. That’s the best we can…

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Chapter 3: What’s in a Name?

Chapter 3: What’s in a Name?

The Third Chapter: What’s in a Name? This is a pdf. It contains a number of images of Paul. Since it is a pdf. document it is posted differently from the first two chapters. Simply click on What‘s in a Name (2018) highlighted below. to read this chapter.   What’s in a Name (2018)

Thy Kingdom Come — July 30, 2017

Thy Kingdom Come — July 30, 2017

  Thy Kingdom Come July 30, 2017 Romans 8:26-39 George Martin Lutheran Church of the Cross, Nisswa MN   I’m going to be asking us to consider what it means when we say in the Lord’s Prayer the phrase “Thy kingdom come.” What are we asking for? The gospel for the day had five little parables —all of which Jesus said embodied the Kingdom of Heaven. So it is in that prayer the Lord taught his disciples is the petition…

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Irresponsible Farming — July 16, 2016

Irresponsible Farming — July 16, 2016

Irresponsible Farming Matthew 13:1-9 Sermon for July 16, 2017 George Martin The Lutheran Church of the Cross, Nisswa MN If you walk out the north door of our church, on the other side of parking lot, there is a solar panel, and behind it there is a fenced-in community garden. The framed in plots of soil are lush with all kinds of vegetables and a few flowers. Had you walked out there in May you would have seen some of…

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Ministry Failure — July 9, 2017

Ministry Failure — July 9, 2017

Ministry Failure Matthew 11:16-19 Sermon for July 9, 2017 Lutheran Church of the Cross, Nisswa George Martin For those of you who are guests or new to the Lutheran Church of the Cross, a year ago, just as July began, those of us who were members here, had a letter from Pastor Andy Smith that his last Sunday would be on August 14th. He had decided to seek a call to serve a church in the Twin Cities where his…

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Happy Birthday, Church! (Pentecost June 4, 2017)

Happy Birthday, Church! (Pentecost June 4, 2017)

Happy Birthday! Church! Pentecost Sunday— June 4, 2017 Lutheran Church of the Cross, Nisswa MN George Martin   Last Friday morning Caroline and I headed off for breakfast with Linda and Paul Schelin. We have a birthday club and that day actually was Linda’s birthday. We were meeting at the the Longfellow Grill on West River Parkway in Minneapolis which is next to the Mississippi river. I turned on the GPS and followed it, until, until, until I thought it was…

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Watch—Wait— Witness (May 25, 2017 Easter 7)

Watch—Wait— Witness (May 25, 2017 Easter 7)

Watch—Wait—Witness Sermon for 7 Easter—May 25, 2017 Lutheran Church of the Cross, Nisswa MN George H. Martin Three words: Watch, Wait, and Witness. All coming from our lesson from the first chapter of the Book of Acts. Watch: Why do you disciples keep starring into the heavens? That’s the question two angels ask the disciples who just saw Jesus ascend and disappear into the sky above them. What’s behind that question? I think it’s a fairly simple answer. We need…

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God in the Dock—Good Friday 2017

God in the Dock—Good Friday 2017

God in the Dock April 14, 2017 Good Friday George Martin Lutheran Church of the Cross, Nisswa MN   (Please note: This is the 3rd in a Sermon Series that began with Good Friday, and then Holy Saturday. All were indebted to the work of Alan E. Lewis (Between Cross and Resurrection) and Hans vonBalthasar (Mysterium Pascale). The main theme is that whenever the story mentions “Jesus” we should immediately conclude that this “the story of God”!)  We speak of…

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God in the Grave—Easter Saturday

God in the Grave—Easter Saturday

God in the Grave: Easter Saturday Sermon April 15, 2017 Lutheran Church of the Cross, Nisswa MN George Martin   (Please note: This is the 3rd in a Sermon Series that began with Good Friday, and then Holy Saturday. All were indebted to the work of Alan E. Lewis (Between Cross and Resurrection) and Hans vonBalthasar (Mysterium Pascale). The main theme is that whenever the story mentions “Jesus” we should immediately conclude that this “the story of God”!)  I attended…

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