Genesis 4:1-15: Sin is Crouching at Your Door

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In the store you are picking up a couple of items and close by a child is throwing a tantrum.  Angry words, screaming, the stomping of feet, echoes in every aisle.  Nothing the frustrated parent says calms the raging child.  Of course, he tries to reason, but to no effect.  A few minutes later, an […]

Jesus, our Brother, has Come into the Flesh

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Now in those days, it came to pass that a decree went out from the Prince of Darkness, the Prince of this World, that all the world should be taxed. And this was the first taxing when Adam chose to become Lord of his life and master of his soul. For when he ate of […]

Genesis 4:1-15: Eve, Cain, and the Messiah

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Luther’s translation of the German Bible rushes in where other translations fear to tread.  We see that in the first verse of our Old Testament reading for today.  There are two basic ways to understand that verse.  The most common is what I read to you a few minutes ago: “I have gotten a man […]