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Year B – Season After Pentecost – A Top-Down Faith – Proper 4 – Rest Is a Gift, Not Something To Be Earned – Mark 2

Mark 2:23–3:6 - The Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources were created to help churches allow the gospel message heard…
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Year B – Holy Trinity – A Top-Down Faith – Only a Triune God Can Deliver What Only a Triune God Can Offer – Romans 8

Romans 8:12-17 - The triune God gifts us the right to speak to our Father, the comfort of our Brother, and the indwelling of the Spirit. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation…
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Year B – Pentecost Day – Resurrection Reality – Christ Has Not Left Us Alone – John 15

John 15:26-27,16:4b-11 - Jesus promised he would not leave us alone but would send us the Spirit of truth to give us the courage and power to testify to the world. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational…
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Year B – Easter – Resurrection Reality – Ascension and Easter 7

Ascension - Christ's Ascension Means He is Closer Than Ever Ephesians 4:7-16 - St. Paul explains the power and purpose of Christ’s ascension. Jesus left this world for our good. He ascended so that he could give gifts to his people and build…
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Year B – Easter 6 – Resurrection Reality – Jesus’ Business is Love; Therefore, so is Ours – John 15

John 15:9-17 - The living Lord gives us this command. Remain in his love so that we might also love each other. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources were created…
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Year B – Easter 5 – Resurrection Reality – The Risen Lord Produces Active Faith – John 15

John 15:1-8 - Jesus is the vine who gives us, his branches, the ability to produce fruits of faith. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources were created to help churches…
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Year B – Easter 4 – Resurrection Reality – The Risen Savior Provides Good Shepherding – 1 John 4

1 John 4:1-6 - St. John encourages us to test all those who claim to have a spiritual message. Not all such individuals have been sent by God. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation…
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Year B – Easter 3 – Resurrection Reality – We Have a Meaningful Message to Share – 1 John 1

1 John 1:5–2:2 - St. John summarizes the meaningful message we have heard and been called to declare: God is light. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources were…
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Year B – Easter 2 – Resurrection Reality – The Living Lord Give Proof and Peace – John 20

John 20:19-31 - The risen Savior offers proof and peace to his disciples. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources were created to help churches allow the gospel message…
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Year B – Easter – Resurrection Reality – Easter Dawn and Easter Day

Easter Dawn - Without the Resurrection, Faith is Futile John 20:1-18 - The women and the disciples were crushed, because a dead savior is no savior at all. Christ’s resurrection changed everything. Easter Day - All Will be Made Alive Job…
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Year B – Holy Thursday – Rethinking Religion – Rethinking Our Appetites – 1 Corinthians 10

1 Corinthians 10:16,17 - We thirst for loving fellowship with God one another. That thirst is quenched in the cup of thanksgiving. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources…
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Year B – Palm Sunday – Rethinking Religion – Rethinking Real Strength – Hebrews 12

Hebrews 12:1-3 - Jesus demonstrated strength by enduring the cross. He did so for the joy set before him: redeeming us from our sin. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation…
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Year B – Lent 5 – Rethinking Religion – Rethinking Devoted Commitment – John 12

John 12:20-33 - Though the thought of the cross troubled his soul, Jesus was committed to glorifying his Father’s name by winning eternal life for us. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services.…
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Year B – Lent 4 – Rethinking Religion – Rethinking the Solution to Sin – Numbers 21

Numbers 21:4-9 - The LORD promised a solution for the bite of venomous snakes. That solution perhaps seemed nonsensical. Yet, all those who trusted God’s promise lived. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational…
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Year B – Lent 3 – Rethinking Religion – Rethinking the Worth of Worship – John 2

John 2:13-22 - Jesus restores his Father’s house to what it was supposed to be: a place of worship for all people. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources were created…
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Year B – Lent 2 – Rethinking Religion – Rethinking Suffering Under the Cross – Mark 8

Mark 8:31-38 - Jesus teaches of the absolute necessity of the cross, both his and ours. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources were created to help churches allow…
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Year B – Lent 1 – Rethinking Religion – Rethinking Trials, Tests, and Temptations – Genesis 22

Genesis 22:1-18 - God gives Abraham a test which will demonstrate who Abraham loves and trusts most. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources were created to help churches…
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Year B – Transfiguration – From the River to the Mountain – A Glimpse of His Glory – Mark 9

Mark 9:2-9 - Jesus gives Peter, James, and John a glimpse of his true glory. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources were created to help churches allow the gospel…
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Year B – Epiphany 5 – From the River to the Mountain – The Devil’s Work Undone – 1 Peter 5

1 Peter 5:6-11 - Our enemy the devil may stalk us like a hungry lion hunting prey, but the God of all grace cares for us and promises deliverance. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The…
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Year B – Epiphany 4 – From the River to the Mountain – Absolute Authority – Mark 1

Mark 1:21-28 - Jesus demonstrates absolute authority. Even his enemies, the demons, have to obey him. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources were created to help…
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Year B – Epiphany 3 – From the River to the Mountain – Committed to a Lofty Charge – 2 Corinthians 5

2 Corinthians 5:14-21 - Christ has committed to us, as his ambassadors, the message of reconciliation. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources were created to help…
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Year B – Epiphany 2 – From the River to the Mountain – The Kindness in His Calling – John 1

John 1:43-51 - Jesus proves to Nathanael that he knows absolutely everything about us. In kindness, Jesus calls Philip and Nathanael to follow him. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services.…
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Year B – Epiphany 1 – From the River to the Mountain – It Begins With Baptism – Romans 6

Romans 6:1-11 - St. Paul connects our baptism to Christ, and he discusses the results of that connection in our lives. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources were…
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Year B – Epiphany of Our Lord – Good News of Great Joy – For All People – Matthew 2

Matthew 2:1-12 - Magi from the east are miraculously led to their Savior, and they worship him. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources were created to help churches…
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Year B – Christmas 1 – Good News of Great Joy – Peace on Earth – Luke 2

Luke 2:22-40 - God allows elderly Simeon and Anna to see their Savior with their own eyes. This fills them with peace. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources were…
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Year B – Christmas Eve and Christmas Day – Good News of Great Joy

Luke 2:1-20 - The account of our Savior’s birth. John 1:1-18 - The mystery of the incarnation—God became man; the Word became flesh. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation…
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Year B – Advent 4 – The King Shall Come – Just as God Promised – Luke 1

Luke 1:26-38 - In the womb of the Virgin Mary, God kept his promise to send a Savior who would establish an everlasting kingdom. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources…
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Year B – Advent 3 – The King Shall Come – He is Bringing Perfect Joy – Isaiah 61

Isaiah 61:1-3,10,11 - Through the prophet Isaiah, the Savior-King proclaims good news of great joy for all those who are brokenhearted. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation…
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Year B – Advent 2 – The King Shall Come – Prepare to Meet Him – 2 Peter 3

2 Peter 3:8-14 - St. Peter reminds us that judgment day will come at an unexpected time. So prepare with daily repentance. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources…
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Year B – Advent 1 – The King Shall Come – He is Coming to Save Us – Mark 11

Mark 11:1-10 - On Palm Sunday Jesus rides into Jerusalem as a king. The crowd shouts, “Hosanna!” which means, “Save us!” The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources…
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Year A – Proper 24 – Godly Government – Romans 13

Romans 13:1-7 - St. Paul leaves no loopholes. Everyone is to submit to the governing authorities precisely because they have been established by God. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services.…
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Year A – Last Sunday – The Time In Between – A Time to Yearn for the End – Matthew 25

Matthew 25:31-46 - Jesus describes the end of days, when he shall come in glory and separate sheep from goats. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources were created…
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Year A – Proper 28 – The Time In Between – A Time for Faithful Service – Matthew 25

Matthew 25:14-30 - Through a parable Jesus calls his followers to faithful service in grateful response to the gifts that the master has given and in joyful anticipation of the master’s impending return. The Foundation Preacher Podcast…
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Year A – Proper 27 – The Time In Between – A Time for Watchfulness – Matthew 25

Matthew 25:1-13 - The wise, those who are watching and ready for the Bridegroom, enter into the great wedding banquet. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources were…
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Year A – All Saints’ Day – The Time In Between – A Time to Focus on Future Glory – Revelation 7

Revelation 7:9-17 - St. John’s vision lets us see all the saints in heaven so that we might remember the future glory that waits for us. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation…
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Year A – Reformation – The Time In Between – A Time for Steadfast Faith – Daniel 6

Daniel 6:10-12,16-23 - Even though it potentially meant death by lion, Daniel got on his knees and prayed to the Lord as he always had, demonstrating steadfast faith. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational…
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Year A – Proper 23 – Tell Us A Story – A Story of Insane Rejection – Matthew 22

Matthew 22:1-14 - Jesus tells a story of those who insanely rejected a king’s gracious invitation. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources were created to help churches…
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Year A – Proper 22 – Tell Us A Story – A Story of Reckless Patience – Matthew 21

Matthew 21:33-43 - Jesus tells us a story of God’s reckless patience. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources were created to help churches allow the gospel message…
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Year A – Proper 21 – Tell Us A Story – A Story of Spiritual Insincerity – Matthew 21

Matthew 21:23-32 - Through a story Jesus teaches that sincere love for God involves not just saying what God wants to hear but doing what God wants done. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services.…
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Year A – Proper 20 – Tell Us A Story – A Story of Perplexing Generosity – Matthew 20

Matthew 20:1-16 - Jesus tells us a story of God’s perplexing generosity. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources were created to help churches allow the gospel message…
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Year A – Proper 19 – The Church God Wants – A Church That’s Quick to Forgive – Genesis 50

Genesis 50:15-21 - Joseph’s brothers had treated him badly. Joseph was quick to forgive them and free them from the prison of their past. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation…
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Year A – Proper 18 – The Church God Wants – A Church Willing to Say Hard Things – Galatians 2

Galatians 2:11-16 - Paul is put in the uncomfortable position of having to confront Cephas (also known as Peter). In doing so, Paul wins Peter over to the truth of the gospel. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS…
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Year A – Proper 17 – The Church God Wants – A Church That Takes Up Its Crosses – Matthew 16

Matthew 16:21-26 - Jesus calls his Church to walk in his path: first comes the cross, then comes the crown. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources were created to…
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Year A – Proper 16 – The Church God Wants – A Church That Really Knows Jesus – Exodus 34

Exodus 34:5-9 - God proclaimed to Moses what he was like. Likewise, the Church’s job is to proclaim to the world who Christ is and what he is like. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services.…
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Year A – Proper 15 – The Church God Wants – A Church for All People – Matthew 15

Matthew 15:21-28 - In the face of Jesus’ test a Canaanite woman demonstrates great faith, proving that God’s Church is meant for all people. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The…
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Year A – Proper 14 – Define Christian – The Christian Answers Doubt With Faith – Romans 8

Romans 8:28-39 - Paul teaches that in all things, good times and bad, we can trust that God is carrying out his perfect plan for his glory and our salvation. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational…
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Year A – Proper 13 – Define Christian – The Christian Trusts God to Provide – 1 Kings 17

1 Kings 17:1-6 - Elijah told a wicked king God would send years of drought and famine. In those dark times, the Lord provided food for his faithful prophet. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services.…
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Year A – Proper 12 – Define Christian – The Christian Seeks Spiritual Wealth – Matthew 13

Matthew 13:44-52 - Through a series of parables Jesus teaches the value of spiritual wealth. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources were created to help churches…
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Year A – Proper 11 – Define Christian – The Christian Lives as Wheat Among Weeds – Matthew 13

Matthew 13:24-30,36-43 - The Lord has a plan to separate wheat and weeds. Christians will be perfectly separated from every evil at the final harvest. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services.…
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Year A – Proper 10 – Define Christian – The Christian is Planted by the Word – Isaiah 55

Isaiah 55:6-11 - God’s Word always works—a seed that produces the fruit that God earnestly desires. The Foundation Preacher Podcast is provided to you by WELS Congregational Services. The Foundation resources were created to help…