ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Proper 16C (25 August 2019)
Isaiah 66:18–23; Psalm 50:1–15; Hebrews 12:4–24, 25–29; Luke 13:22–30
Entrance: LSB 433 Glory Be to Jesus
Offertory: LSB 757 Lord, It Belongs Not to My Care
Distribution: LSB 756 Why Should Cross and Trial Grieve Me
The Cross of Christ is the Way into the Kingdom of God
With the cross of Christ, the time has come “to gather all nations and tongues” (Is. 66:18). The sign of the cross is set forth in the preaching of the Gospel, the declaration of the Lord’s glory “among the nations” (Is. 66:19). Many “will come from east and west, and from north and south, and will recline at the table in the kingdom of God” (Luke 13:29), but only by the narrow way of the cross. Those who refuse to follow Christ crucified will ultimately find only “weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Luke 13:28), whereas Christ’s disciples, called from all the nations, will eat and drink with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of God. They will come into “the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem” (Heb. 12:22).
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Encore: Worldview Everlasting – WARNING!! The Doors of Self-Justification Are Now Closing (Luke 13:22-30)
We're back! With new equipment and new content on Tuesdays and Fridays. Today you get a special Greek...Friday? Pastor Fisk was so in to the text for this week that a Doublestrike wasn't enough, so you get more on Luke 13:22-30. He spent two hours studying the text, for crying out loud! We can't let that awesomeness go to waste. Self-justification and division are major themes in this text, so buckle in for the ride. And don't worry, the swords are NOT gone for good. They will be back!!
Encore: Worldview Everlasting – A Yeasty Mustard Rainbow Door (Nom Nom Nom) (Luke 13:22-30)
It's so intense! You believe that? Old Jedi Mind Tricks, and so much more you've just got to forgive me that it really is a terrible video - except the perfect Word of God part (Luke 13:22-30) - but that's not me.
Encore: Looking Forward to Sunday Morning (3 Year Lectionary): The Narrow Door — Dr. Carl Fickenscher — Issues Etc.
Dr. Carl Fickenscher, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind., discusses the readings and propers with Pr. Todd Wilken on Issues Etc. (mp3, 57:17, 52.6 MB, 2016-Aug-15)
Encore: Lectionary Podcast Proper 16 - Series C - Luke 13:22-30 with Dr. Peter Scaer
Dr. Peter Scaer, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind., discusses Luke 13:22-30
Luke 13:22-30 (SBLGNT)
22 Καὶ διεπορεύετο κατὰ πόλεις καὶ κώμας διδάσκων καὶ πορείαν ποιούμενος εἰς Ἱεροσόλυμα.
23 εἶπεν δέ τις αὐτῷ· Κύριε, εἰ ὀλίγοι οἱ σῳζόμενοι; ὁ δὲ εἶπεν πρὸς αὐτούς·
24 Ἀγωνίζεσθε εἰσελθεῖν διὰ τῆς στενῆς θύρας, ὅτι πολλοί, λέγω ὑμῖν, ζητήσουσιν εἰσελθεῖν καὶ οὐκ ἰσχύσουσιν,
25 ἀφʼ οὗ ἂν ἐγερθῇ ὁ οἰκοδεσπότης καὶ ἀποκλείσῃ τὴν θύραν, καὶ ἄρξησθε ἔξω ἑστάναι καὶ κρούειν τὴν θύραν λέγοντες· Κύριε, ἄνοιξον ἡμῖν· καὶ ἀποκριθεὶς ἐρεῖ ὑμῖν· Οὐκ οἶδα ὑμᾶς πόθεν ἐστέ.
26 τότε ἄρξεσθε λέγειν· Ἐφάγομεν ἐνώπιόν σου καὶ ἐπίομεν, καὶ ἐν ταῖς πλατείαις ἡμῶν ἐδίδαξας·
27 καὶ ἐρεῖ λέγων ὑμῖν· Οὐκ οἶδα πόθεν ἐστέ· ἀπόστητε ἀπʼ ἐμοῦ, πάντες ἐργάται ἀδικίας.
28 ἐκεῖ ἔσται ὁ κλαυθμὸς καὶ ὁ βρυγμὸς τῶν ὀδόντων, ὅταν ὄψησθε Ἀβραὰμ καὶ Ἰσαὰκ καὶ Ἰακὼβ καὶ πάντας τοὺς προφήτας ἐν τῇ βασιλείᾳ τοῦ θεοῦ, ὑμᾶς δὲ ἐκβαλλομένους ἔξω.
29 καὶ ἥξουσιν ἀπὸ ἀνατολῶν καὶ δυσμῶν καὶ ἀπὸ βορρᾶ καὶ νότου καὶ ἀνακλιθήσονται ἐν τῇ βασιλείᾳ τοῦ θεοῦ.
30 καὶ ἰδοὺ εἰσὶν ἔσχατοι οἳ ἔσονται πρῶτοι, καὶ εἰσὶν πρῶτοι οἳ ἔσονται ἔσχατοι.
(22) And He went through by cities and villages, teaching and making progress toward Jerusalem.
(23) And one said to Him, Lord, are the ones being saved few? But He said to them,
(24) Labor to enter in through the narrow gate, for I say to you that many will seek to enter in and will not have strength.
(25) From the time the Master of the house shall have risen up, and He shuts the door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. And answering, He will say to you, I do not know you, from where you are.
(26) Then you will begin to say, We ate and drank in Your presence, and You taught in our streets.
(27) And He will say, I tell you I do not know you, from where you are. "Stand back from Me all workers of unrighteousness!"
(28) There will be weeping and gnashing of the teeth when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but yourselves being thrust outside.
(29) And they will come from east and west, and from north and south, and will recline in the kingdom of God.
(30) And, behold, there are last ones who will be first, and there are first ones who will be last.
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Satisfaction or turning away God’s anger against sin
— Glossary, Luther's Small Catechism with Explanation, 2017 ed., p. 397
1 John 2:1-2 (Literal)
(1) My little children, I write these things to you so that you do not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.
(2) And He Himself is the propitiation (prō-pĭsh′ē-ā′shən) relating to our sins, and not relating to ours only, but also relating to all the world.
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