FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Proper 7B)

(24 June 2018)

Job 38:1–11; Ps. 85:1-6, 7-13; 2 Corinthians 6:1–13; Mark 4:35–41

Entrance: LSB 819 Sing Praise to God, the Highest Good

Of the Day: LSB 726 Evening and Morning

Offertory: LSB 818 In Thee Is Gladness

Distribution: LSB 715 Jesus, Savior Pilot Me;

LSB 714 Who Trusts in God a Strong Abode

Closing: LSB 717 Eternal Father Strong to Save

The Word of Christ Bestows Peace on His Creation through His Forgiveness of Sins

In his anguish and affliction, Job must be reminded that, as a finite creature, he is in no position to question the Maker of the heavens and the earth. Job’s “words without knowledge” are unable to penetrate the wisdom of the Lord (Job 38:1–2). For the Lord has “prescribed limits” and “set bars and doors,” so that “here shall your proud waves be stayed” (Job 38:9–11). That’s how He humbles us unto repentance. But also by His powerful Word, He calms the “great windstorm” and the waves “breaking into the boat.” He does not permit the chaos of this fallen world to overwhelm us or bring us to despair. By the Word of His Gospel, He speaks “Peace!” to us, which bestows the “great calm” of His new creation (Mark 4:37–39). Therefore, do not be afraid, and do not receive this grace of God in vain. “Now is the favorable time,” and “now is the day of salvation” (2 Cor. 6:1–2).

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THE NATIVITY OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST

(24 June 2018)

Isaiah 40:1–5; Ps. 85:1-6, 7-13; Acts 13:13–26; Luke 1:57–80

Entrance:LSB 936 Sing Praise to the God of Israel

Of the Day: LSB 346 When All the World Was Cursed

Offertory: LSB 511 Herald, Sound the Note of Judgment

Distribution: LSB 344 On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry;

LSB 545 Word of God, Come Down on Earth

Closing: LSB 345 Hark! A Thrilling Voice Is Sounding

St. John the Baptist Was Sent to Prepare the Way of the Lord

St. John the Baptist is not the Christ, only His forerunner (Acts 13:25). He was called from the womb to bring Jacob back to God through his Baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins (Is. 49:5), just as Christ was the true Servant of the Lord. Miraculously conceived by Zechariah the priest of barren Elizabeth, John was marked to be the greatest born of women (Matt. 11:11). The Church rejoices over the Lord’s mercy just as Elizabeth’s neighbors and relatives did at John’s birth (Luke 1:58). But when Zechariah’s tongue was loosed, John was not the subject of his song. Instead, he said, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people” (Luke 1:68). John is the voice crying, “Prepare the way of the Lord” (Is. 40:3); Jesus, the virgin-born Son of God, is that Lord. John is the prophet of the Most High” (Luke 1:76). He is born “to give knowledge of salvation to his people in the forgiveness of their sins,” because Christ the Dayspring is visiting (Luke 1:76–79). Thus, what John preaches is the comfort of iniquity pardoned by Jesus, the promised Savior of Israel (Acts 13:23), so that [His] salvation may reach to the end of the earth” (Is. 49:6).

Dr. Martin Luther:

FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST - Mark 4:35–41 (June 24)

“The common people are deeply moved by allegories and parables; therefore Christ also used them often. They are like pictures of a sort, which show things to simple people as though before their very eyes and for this reason have a profound effect on the mind, especially of an uneducated person.” Luther’s Works 26:433

Courtesy: LCMS (CPH for certain hymn videos)


Looking Forward to Sunday Morning (3 Year Lectionary): Fifth Sunday after Pentecost – Dr. Carl Fickenscher

Dr. Carl Fickenscher

Dr. Carl Fickenscher, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind., discusses the readings and propers with Pr. Todd Wilken on Issues Etc. (mp3, 57:31, 52.7 MB, 2018-Jun-18)


Lectionary Podcast - Pentecost 5 - Series B - Mark 4:35–41 with Prof. Jeffrey Pulse

Prof. Jeffrey Pulse, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind., discusses the Gospel lesson from the Greek text.


Mark 4:35–41 (SBLGNT)

35 Καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς ἐν ἐκείνῃ τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ὀψίας γενομένης· Διέλθωμεν εἰς τὸ πέραν.

36 καὶ ἀφέντες τὸν ὄχλον παραλαμβάνουσιν αὐτὸν ὡς ἦν ἐν τῷ πλοίῳ, καὶ ἄλλα ⸀πλοῖα ἦν μετʼ αὐτοῦ.

37 καὶ γίνεται λαῖλαψ ⸂μεγάλη ἀνέμου⸃, ⸂καὶ τὰ⸃ κύματα ἐπέβαλλεν εἰς τὸ πλοῖον, ὥστε ⸂ἤδη γεμίζεσθαι τὸ πλοῖον⸃.

38 καὶ ⸂αὐτὸς ἦν⸃ ⸀ἐν τῇ πρύμνῃ ἐπὶ τὸ προσκεφάλαιον καθεύδων· καὶ ⸀ἐγείρουσιν αὐτὸν καὶ λέγουσιν αὐτῷ· Διδάσκαλε, οὐ μέλει σοι ὅτι ἀπολλύμεθα;

39 καὶ διεγερθεὶς ἐπετίμησεν τῷ ἀνέμῳ καὶ εἶπεν τῇ θαλάσσῃ· Σιώπα, πεφίμωσο. καὶ ἐκόπασεν ὁ ἄνεμος, καὶ ἐγένετο γαλήνη μεγάλη.

40 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· Τί δειλοί ἐστε; ⸀οὔπω ἔχετε πίστιν;

41 καὶ ἐφοβήθησαν φόβον μέγαν, καὶ ἔλεγον πρὸς ἀλλήλους· Τίς ἄρα οὗτός ἐστιν ὅτι καὶ ὁ ἄνεμος καὶ ἡ θάλασσα ⸀ὑπακούει αὐτῷ;


Literal Translation

Mark 4:35-41

(35)  And evening having come, He said to them on that day, Let us pass over to the other side.

(36)  And dismissing the crowd they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other small boats also were with Him.

(37)  And a great windstorm occurred, and the waves beat into the boat so that it was filled already.

(38)  And He was on the stern, sleeping on the headrest. And they awakened Him, and said to Him, Teacher, does it not matter to You that we are perishing?

(39)  And being awakened, He rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, Silence! Be still! And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

(40)  And He said to them, Why are you so fearful? How do you not have faith?

(41)  And they feared a great fear and said to one another, Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?


Scripture quotations marked SBLGNT are from the SBL Greek New Testament. Copyright © 2010 Society of Biblical Literature and Logos Bible Software. Holmes, M. W. (2011–2013). The Greek New Testament: SBL Edition. Lexham Press; Society of Biblical Literature.



FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Proper 6B)

(17 June 2018)

Ezekiel 17:22–24; Ps. 1:1-6; 2 Corinthians 5:1–10, 11–17; Mark 4:26–34

Entrance: LSB 790 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

Of the Day: LSB 834 O God, O Lord of Heaven and Earth

Offertory: LSB 500 Creator Spirit, by Whose Aid

Distribution: LSB 625 Lord Jesus Christ, Life-Giving Bread;

LSB 742 For Me to Live Is Jesus

Closing: LSB 863 Our Father by Whose Name

The Cross of Christ Is the Tree of Life, Which Bears Abundant Fruit after Its Own Kind

The parables of our Lord convey the mysteries of the kingdom of God to those who are “able to hear it,” that is, “to his own disciples,” who are catechized to fear, love and trust in Him by faith (Mark 4:33–34). He scatters “seed on the ground,” which “sprouts and grows” unto life, even as “he sleeps and rises” (Mark 4:26–27). “On the mountain height of Israel,” He plants a young and tender twig, and it becomes “a noble cedar.” Indeed, His own cross becomes the Tree of Life, under which “every kind of bird” will dwell, and in which “birds of every sort will nest” (Ezek. 17:22–25). His cross is our resting place, even while now in mortal bodies, we “groan, being burdened” (2 Cor. 5:1–4). Yet in faith, we live for God in Christ, who for our sake “died and was raised” (2 Cor. 5:15). We know that, in His resurrected body, “we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens” (2 Cor. 5:1).

Dr. Martin Luther:

FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST - Mark 4:26–34 (June 17)

“The truth is being proclaimed and is heard, but we are rebuked for it as liars. And though we defend our position most fitly and make it clearer than the sun, we are nonetheless railed at and reviled. It is inevitable that we take abuse and are viewed with glass eyes. Well, if it cannot be otherwise, then let it remain so. This is unavoidable if people view things through painted glass, and I cannot change it. Christ experienced this too. They called Him a rebel. Yes, they called the Master of the house Beelzebub, therefore they will also call us devils.” Luther’s Works 23:241

Courtesy: LCMS (CPH for certain hymn videos)


Looking Forward to Sunday Morning (3 Year Lectionary): Third Sunday after Pentecost – Dr. Carl Fickenscher, 6/11/18

Dr. Carl Fickenscher

Dr. Carl Fickenscher, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind., discusses the readings and propers with Pr. Todd Wilken on Issues Etc. (mp3, 57:07, 52.3 MB, 2018-Jun-11)


Lectionary Podcast - Pentecost 4 - Series B - Mark 4:26–34 with Prof. Jeffrey Pulse

Prof. Jeffrey Pulse, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind., discusses the Gospel lesson from the Greek text.


Mark 4:26–34 (SBLGNT)

26 Καὶ ἔλεγεν· Οὕτως ἐστὶν ἡ βασιλεία τοῦ θεοῦ ⸀ὡς ἄνθρωπος βάλῃ τὸν σπόρον ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς

27 καὶ καθεύδῃ καὶ ἐγείρηται νύκτα καὶ ἡμέραν, καὶ ὁ σπόρος ⸀βλαστᾷ καὶ μηκύνηται ὡς οὐκ οἶδεν αὐτός.

28 ⸀αὐτομάτη ἡ γῆ καρποφορεῖ, πρῶτον χόρτον, ⸂εἶτα στάχυν, εἶτα⸃ ⸂πλήρης σῖτον⸃ ἐν τῷ στάχυϊ.

29 ὅταν δὲ ⸀παραδοῖ ὁ καρπός, ⸀εὐθὺς ἀποστέλλει τὸ δρέπανον, ὅτι παρέστηκεν ὁ θερισμός.

30 Καὶ ἔλεγεν· ⸀Πῶς ὁμοιώσωμεν τὴν βασιλείαν τοῦ θεοῦ, ἢ ἐν ⸀τίνι ⸂αὐτὴν παραβολῇ θῶμεν⸃;

31 ὡς ⸀κόκκῳ σινάπεως, ὃς ὅταν σπαρῇ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, ⸂μικρότερον ὂν⸃ πάντων τῶν ⸀σπερμάτων τῶν ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς—

32 καὶ ὅταν σπαρῇ, ἀναβαίνει καὶ γίνεται ⸂μεῖζον πάντων τῶν λαχάνων⸃ καὶ ποιεῖ κλάδους μεγάλους, ὥστε δύνασθαι ὑπὸ τὴν σκιὰν αὐτοῦ τὰ πετεινὰ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ κατασκηνοῦν.

33 Καὶ τοιαύταις παραβολαῖς πολλαῖς ἐλάλει αὐτοῖς τὸν λόγον, καθὼς ἠδύναντο ἀκούειν·

34 χωρὶς δὲ παραβολῆς οὐκ ἐλάλει αὐτοῖς, κατʼ ἰδίαν δὲ τοῖς ⸂ἰδίοις μαθηταῖς⸃ ἐπέλυεν πάντα.


Literal Translation

Mark 4:26-34

(26)  And He said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed on the earth,

(27)  and should sleep, and rise night and day; and the seed should sprout and lengthen of itself, as he does not know.

(28)  For of itself the earth bears fruit: first greenery, then an ear, then full grain in the ear.

(29)  And when the fruit yields, immediately he "sends forth the sickle, for the harvest has come."

(30)  And He said, To what shall we compare the kingdom of God? Or with what parable shall we compare it?

(31)  It is like a grain of mustard, which, when it is sown on the earth, it is lesser than all the seeds of those on the earth.

(32)  And when it is sown, it comes up and becomes greater than all the plants, and produces great branches, so as to enable the birds of the heaven to roost under its shade.

(33)  And with many such parables He spoke the Word to them, even as they were able to hear.

(34)  But He did not speak to them without a parable. And He explained all things to His disciples privately.


Scripture quotations marked SBLGNT are from the SBL Greek New Testament. Copyright © 2010 Society of Biblical Literature and Logos Bible Software. Holmes, M. W. (2011–2013). The Greek New Testament: SBL Edition. Lexham Press; Society of Biblical Literature.



THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Proper 5B)

(10 June 2018)

Genesis 3:8–15; Ps. 130:1-8; 2 Corinthians 4:13—5:1; Mark 3:20–35

Entrance: LSB 825 Rise, Shine, You People

 

Of the Day: LSB 668 Rise! To Arms! With Prayer Employ You

Offertory: LSB 569 In Adam We Have All Been One

Distribution: LSB 461 I Know that My Redeemer Lives;

LSB 714 Who Trusts in God a Strong Abode

Closing: LSB 672 Jerusalem the Golden

Jesus Has Defeated the Devil and Released Us from the Bondage of Sin and Death

The devil deceived us, enticing us to disregard and disobey the Word of God and driving us to hide “from the presence of the Lord God.” But the Lord, in His mercy, promised a Savior, who would set Himself against the devil on our behalf (Gen. 3:8–15). The Son of Man came, the incarnate Son of God, conceived and born of the woman. He “first binds the strong man,” Satan, by atoning for the sins of the world, thereby removing the condemnation of the Law and the fear of death (Mark 3:27). Now He plunders the devil’s house by calling all men to repent. Though He appears to be “out of his mind” (Mark 3:21), He fulfills the will of God and makes of us His own brothers and sisters. Therefore, “we do not lose heart,” despite the suffering, sin and death that we experience in this fallen world. “He who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus.” By His grace, we are “being renewed day by day.” For the Gospel is daily bringing us into His presence, not for punishment, but for “an eternal weight of glory” (2 Cor. 4:14–17).

Dr. Martin Luther:

THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST - Mark 3:20–25 (June 10)

“Adam would have lived for a definite time in Paradise, according to God’s pleasure; then he would have been carried off to that rest of God which God, through the sanctifying of the Sabbath, wished not only to symbolize for men but also to grant to them. Thus the physical life would have been blissful and holy, spiritual and eternal. Now we wretched men have lost that bliss of our physical life through sin, and while we live we are in the midst of death.” Luther’s Works 1:80

Courtesy: LCMS (CPH for certain hymn videos)


Looking Forward to Sunday Morning (3 Year Lectionary): “A House Divided” – Dr. Carl Fickenscher, 6/3/15

Dr. Carl Fickenscher

Dr. Carl Fickenscher, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind., discusses the readings and propers with Pr. Todd Wilken on Issues Etc. (mp3, 57:45, 23.3 MB, 2015-Jun-03)


Lectionary Podcast - Pentecost 3 - Series B - Mark 3:20-35 with Dr. Peter Scaer

Dr. Peter Scaer, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind., discusses the Gospel lesson from the Greek text.


Mark 3:20-35 (SBLGNT)

20 Καὶ ⸀ἔρχεται εἰς οἶκον· καὶ συνέρχεται πάλιν ⸀ὁ ὄχλος, ὥστε μὴ δύνασθαι αὐτοὺς ⸀μηδὲ ἄρτον φαγεῖν.

21 καὶ ἀκούσαντες οἱ παρʼ αὐτοῦ ἐξῆλθον κρατῆσαι αὐτόν, ἔλεγον γὰρ ὅτι ἐξέστη.

22 καὶ οἱ γραμματεῖς οἱ ἀπὸ Ἱεροσολύμων καταβάντες ἔλεγον ὅτι Βεελζεβοὺλ ἔχει καὶ ὅτι ἐν τῷ ἄρχοντι τῶν δαιμονίων ἐκβάλλει τὰ δαιμόνια.

23 καὶ προσκαλεσάμενος αὐτοὺς ἐν παραβολαῖς ἔλεγεν αὐτοῖς· Πῶς δύναται Σατανᾶς Σατανᾶν ἐκβάλλειν;

24 καὶ ἐὰν βασιλεία ἐφʼ ἑαυτὴν μερισθῇ, οὐ δύναται σταθῆναι ἡ βασιλεία ἐκείνη·

25 καὶ ἐὰν οἰκία ἐφʼ ἑαυτὴν μερισθῇ, οὐ ⸀δυνήσεται ⸂ἡ οἰκία ἐκείνη σταθῆναι⸃·

26 καὶ εἰ ὁ Σατανᾶς ἀνέστη ἐφʼ ἑαυτὸν καὶ ⸀ἐμερίσθη, οὐ δύναται ⸀στῆναι ἀλλὰ τέλος ἔχει.

27 ⸂ἀλλʼ οὐδεὶς δύναται⸃ ⸂εἰς τὴν οἰκίαν τοῦ ἰσχυροῦ εἰσελθὼν τὰ σκεύη⸃ αὐτοῦ διαρπάσαι ἐὰν μὴ πρῶτον τὸν ἰσχυρὸν δήσῃ, καὶ τότε τὴν οἰκίαν αὐτοῦ ⸀διαρπάσει.

28 Ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν ὅτι πάντα ἀφεθήσεται ⸂τοῖς υἱοῖς τῶν ἀνθρώπων, τὰ ἁμαρτήματα⸃ καὶ ⸂αἱ βλασφημίαι ὅσα ἐὰν⸃ βλασφημήσωσιν·

29 ὃς δʼ ἂν βλασφημήσῃ εἰς τὸ πνεῦμα τὸ ἅγιον, οὐκ ἔχει ἄφεσιν εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα, ἀλλὰ ἔνοχός ἐστιν αἰωνίου ⸀ἁμαρτήματος.

30 ὅτι ἔλεγον· Πνεῦμα ἀκάθαρτον ἔχει.

31 ⸂Καὶ ἔρχονται⸃ ⸂ἡ μήτηρ αὐτοῦ καὶ οἱ ἀδελφοὶ αὐτοῦ⸃ καὶ ἔξω ⸀στήκοντες ἀπέστειλαν πρὸς αὐτὸν ⸀καλοῦντες αὐτόν.

32 καὶ ἐκάθητο ⸂περὶ αὐτὸν ὄχλος⸃, ⸂καὶ λέγουσιν⸃ αὐτῷ· Ἰδοὺ ἡ μήτηρ σου καὶ οἱ ἀδελφοί ⸀σου ἔξω ζητοῦσίν σε.

33 καὶ ⸂ἀποκριθεὶς αὐτοῖς λέγει⸃· Τίς ἐστιν ἡ μήτηρ μου ⸀ἢ οἱ ἀδελφοί ⸀μου;

34 καὶ περιβλεψάμενος ⸂τοὺς περὶ αὐτὸν κύκλῳ⸃ καθημένους λέγει· Ἴδε ἡ μήτηρ μου καὶ οἱ ἀδελφοί μου·

35 ὃς ⸀γὰρ ἂν ποιήσῃ τὸ θέλημα τοῦ θεοῦ, οὗτος ἀδελφός μου καὶ ⸀ἀδελφὴ καὶ μήτηρ ἐστίν.


Literal Translation

Mark 3:20-35

(20) And again a crowd came together, so as they were not able even to eat bread.

(21) And hearing, those with Him went out to take hold of Him; for they said, He is out of wits.

(22) And coming down from Jerusalem, the scribes said, He has Beelzebub; and He casts out demons by the ruler of the demons.

(23) And calling them near, He spoke to them in parables, saying, How can Satan cast out Satan?

(24) And if a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.

(25) And if a house is divided against itself, that house is not able to stand.

(26) And if Satan rises upon himself, and has been divided, he is not able to stand, but he has an end.

(27) No one, not any, having entered into his house, is able to plunder the vessels of the strong one, unless he first tie up the strong one; and then he will plunder his house.

(28) Truly I say to you, All the sins will be forgiven to the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they have blasphemed;

(29) but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit has no remission unto the age, but is liable to eternal judgment

(30) (because they said, He has an unclean spirit).

(31) Then His mother and brothers came. And standing outside, they sent to Him, calling Him.

(32) And a crowd sat around Him. And they said to Him, Behold, Your mother and Your brothers seek You outside.

(33) And He answered them, saying, Who is My mother or My brothers?

(34) And having looked around on those sitting around Him in a circle, He said, Behold, My mother and My brothers!

(35) For whoever does the will of God, this one is My brother, and My sister, and My mother.


Scripture quotations marked SBLGNT are from the SBL Greek New Testament. Copyright © 2010 Society of Biblical Literature and Logos Bible Software. Holmes, M. W. (2011–2013). The Greek New Testament: SBL Edition. Lexham Press; Society of Biblical Literature.



Courtesy: Redeemer Lutheran, Ft. Wayne, Ind. via their YouTube channel

Part 6: Holy Communion through the Benediction

Part 5: Communion Setup through the Prayers

Part 4: Creed through Offering

Part 3: Readings

Part 2: Introit and Collect

Part 1: Introduction and Confession

 


SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Proper 4B)

(03 June 2018)

Deuteronomy 5:12–15; Ps. 81:1-10; 2 Corinthians 4:5–12; Mark 2:23–28; 3:1–6

Entrance: 906 O Day of Rest and Gladness

Of the Day: 566 By Grace I’m Saved

Offertory: 757 Lord, It Belongs Not to My Care

Distribution: 627 Jesus Christ, Our Blessed Savior;

639 Wide Open Stand the Gates

Closing: 849 Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness

Christ Jesus Is the Sabbath Rest that Remains for the People of God Forevermore

The Lord brought the sons of Israel out of Egypt “with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm,” in order to give them rest (Deut. 5:15). When He commanded them to “observe the Sabbath day,” therefore, it meant not doing “any work” but resting in His works (Deut. 5:12, 14). So has the same Lord, Jesus Christ, come in the flesh to fulfill the Law and to become our Sabbath Rest. As David “entered the house of God,” and not only “ate the bread of the Presence” but “also gave it to those who were with him” (Mark 2:26), the Lord Jesus entered the Holy of Holies as our great High Priest, in order to feed us with His flesh as the true bread of the Presence of God. As “lord even of the Sabbath,” He works “to do good,” to heal and “to save life” (Mark 2:28; 3:2, 4). He brings us out of sin and death and gives us rest in His own crucified and risen body. Though it is given “in jars of clay,” the life of Jesus is thereby manifested in our bodies (2 Cor. 4:7–11).

Dr. Martin Luther:

SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST - Mark 2:23–28 (3:1–6) (June 3)

“He wanted to drive home the truth that such a kingdom was not based on reason and human wisdom either. Thus the kingdom was constructed, and thus it is sustained to this day. Christ is not greatly impressed by great kings or powerful lords, by the rich of this world, or by royal lineage and great pomp, which otherwise carry weight in the world. If he had chosen only distinguished, learned, and saintly men as His apostles, no one could persuade the world to believe that the poor also belong to the kingdom of God.” Luther’s Works 22:190

Courtesy: LCMS (CPH for certain hymn videos)


Lectionary Podcast - Pentecost 2 - Series B - Mark 2:23-28 with Dr. Peter Scaer

Dr. Peter Scaer, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind., discusses the Gospel lesson from the Greek text.


Mark 2:23-28 (SBLGNT)

23 Καὶ ἐγένετο ⸂αὐτὸν ἐν τοῖς σάββασιν παραπορεύεσθαι⸃ διὰ τῶν σπορίμων, καὶ ⸂οἱ μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ ἤρξαντο⸃ ὁδὸν ποιεῖν τίλλοντες τοὺς στάχυας.

24 καὶ οἱ Φαρισαῖοι ἔλεγον αὐτῷ· Ἴδε τί ⸀ποιοῦσιν τοῖς σάββασιν ὃ οὐκ ἔξεστιν;

25 καὶ ⸀λέγει αὐτοῖς· Οὐδέποτε ἀνέγνωτε τί ἐποίησεν Δαυὶδ ὅτε χρείαν ἔσχεν καὶ ἐπείνασεν αὐτὸς καὶ οἱ μετʼ αὐτοῦ;

26 ⸀πῶς εἰσῆλθεν εἰς τὸν οἶκον τοῦ θεοῦ ἐπὶ Ἀβιαθὰρ ἀρχιερέως καὶ τοὺς ἄρτους τῆς προθέσεως ἔφαγεν, οὓς οὐκ ἔξεστιν φαγεῖν εἰ μὴ ⸂τοὺς ἱερεῖς⸃, καὶ ἔδωκεν καὶ τοῖς σὺν αὐτῷ οὖσιν;

27 καὶ ἔλεγεν αὐτοῖς· Τὸ σάββατον διὰ τὸν ἄνθρωπον ἐγένετο ⸀καὶ οὐχ ὁ ἄνθρωπος διὰ τὸ σάββατον·

28 ὥστε κύριός ἐστιν ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου καὶ τοῦ σαββάτου.


Literal Translation

Mark 2:23-28

(23)  And it happened, He went along through the grain fields in the sabbaths. And His disciples began to make way, plucking the heads of grain.

(24)  And the Pharisees said to Him, Behold, why do they do that which is not lawful on the sabbaths?

(25)  And He said to them, Did you never read what David did when he had need and hungered, he and those with him,

(26)  how he entered the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and ate the Loaves of the Presentation, which it is not lawful to eat, except for the priests, and he even gave to those being with him?

(27)  And He said to them, The sabbath came into being for man's sake, not man for the sabbath's sake.

(28)  So then the Son of Man is Lord of the sabbath also.


Scripture quotations marked SBLGNT are from the SBL Greek New Testament. Copyright © 2010 Society of Biblical Literature and Logos Bible Software. Holmes, M. W. (2011–2013). The Greek New Testament: SBL Edition. Lexham Press; Society of Biblical Literature.



Pastor William Weedon, Director of Worship for the LCMS, discusses the Athanasian Creed with Pastor Todd Wilken. 

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1. (mp3, 58:00, 53.1 MB, 2018-May-22)

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2. (mp3, 58:06, 53.2 MB, 2018-May-23)

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3. (mp3, 57:39, 52.8 MB, 2018-May-24)

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4. (mp3, 57:59, 53.1 MB, 2018-May-25)


The Feast of the Holy Trinity

(27 May 2018)

 

Isaiah 6:1–8; Ps. 29:1-11; Acts 2:14a, 22–36; John 3:1–17

Entrance: LSB 507 Holy, Holy, Holy

Of the Day: LSB 498 Come, Holy Ghost, Creator Blest

Offertory: LSB 960 Isaiah, Mighty Seer in Days of Old

Distribution: LSB 565 Thy Works, Not Mine, O Christ;

LSB 571 God Loved the World So That He Gave

Closing: LSB 822 Alleluia! Let Praises Ring

The Glory of the Lord of Hosts Shines in Mercy, Forgiveness and Salvation

When Isaiah “saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up,” he cried out and confessed that he was “a man of unclean lips.” If even the holy angels cover their faces in the presence of “the King, the Lord of hosts,” how can sinful humans stand before Him (Is. 6:1–5)? Yet, the glory of the Lord is saving grace, and with “a burning coal” from the altar the angel touched Isaiah’s lips, removing his guilt (Is. 6:6–7). Likewise, from the altar of Christ’s cross, by the ministry of the Gospel, “the whole earth is full of his glory” (Is. 6:3). For He was crucified, died and was buried, “according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God,” and God “raised him up, loosing the pangs of death” (Acts 2:23–24). He “received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:33), and He raises up the fallen world by pouring out His life-giving Spirit upon sinners through His earthly Means of Grace. To give this saving gift, God sent His Son into the world, “that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16–17).

Dr. Martin Luther:

THE HOLY TRINITY - John 3:1–17 (May 27)

“Here Christ also speaks of the Holy Spirit and teaches us to regard Baptism as a spiritual, yes, a Spirit-filled water, in which the Holy Spirit is present and active; in fact, the entire Holy Trinity is there. And thus the person who has been baptized is said to be born anew. In Titus 3:5 St. Paul terms baptism ‘a washing of regeneration and renewal in the Holy Spirit.’” Luther's Works 22:283

Courtesy: LCMS (CPH for certain hymn videos)


Worldview Everlasting – The Breathing Breathes wherever it Breaths (John 3:1-17)

Worldview Everlasting Greek Tuesday takes on John chapter 3.


Encore: Looking Forward to Sunday Morning (3 Year Lectionary): Trinity Sunday (3-Year Lectionary) — Dr. Carl Fickenscher — Issues Etc.

Dr. Carl Fickenscher

Dr. Carl Fickenscher, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind., discusses the readings and propers with Pr. Todd Wilken on Issues Etc. (mp3, 57:20, 23.2 MB, 2015-May-26)


Lectionary Podcast - Trinity Sunday - Series B - John 3:1-17 with Dr. Peter Scaer

Dr. Peter Scaer, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind., discusses the Gospel lesson from the Greek text.


John 3:1–17 (SBLGNT)

1 Ἦν δὲ ἄνθρωπος ἐκ τῶν Φαρισαίων, Νικόδημος ὄνομα αὐτῷ, ἄρχων τῶν Ἰουδαίων·

2 οὗτος ἦλθεν πρὸς αὐτὸν νυκτὸς καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ· Ῥαββί, οἴδαμεν ὅτι ἀπὸ θεοῦ ἐλήλυθας διδάσκαλος· οὐδεὶς γὰρ ⸂δύναται ταῦτα τὰ σημεῖα⸃ ποιεῖν ἃ σὺ ποιεῖς, ἐὰν μὴ ᾖ ὁ θεὸς μετʼ αὐτοῦ.

3 ⸀ἀπεκρίθη Ἰησοῦς καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ· Ἀμὴν ἀμὴν λέγω σοι, ἐὰν μή τις γεννηθῇ ἄνωθεν, οὐ δύναται ἰδεῖν τὴν βασιλείαν τοῦ θεοῦ.

4 λέγει πρὸς αὐτὸν ⸀ὁ Νικόδημος· Πῶς δύναται ἄνθρωπος γεννηθῆναι γέρων ὤν; μὴ δύναται εἰς τὴν κοιλίαν τῆς μητρὸς αὐτοῦ δεύτερον εἰσελθεῖν καὶ γεννηθῆναι;

5 ⸀ἀπεκρίθη Ἰησοῦς· Ἀμὴν ἀμὴν λέγω σοι, ἐὰν μή τις γεννηθῇ ἐξ ὕδατος καὶ πνεύματος, οὐ δύναται εἰσελθεῖν εἰς τὴν βασιλείαν τοῦ θεοῦ.

6 τὸ γεγεννημένον ἐκ τῆς σαρκὸς σάρξ ἐστιν, καὶ τὸ γεγεννημένον ἐκ τοῦ πνεύματος πνεῦμά ἐστιν.

7 μὴ θαυμάσῃς ὅτι εἶπόν σοι Δεῖ ὑμᾶς γεννηθῆναι ἄνωθεν.

8 τὸ πνεῦμα ὅπου θέλει πνεῖ, καὶ τὴν φωνὴν αὐτοῦ ἀκούεις, ἀλλʼ οὐκ οἶδας πόθεν ἔρχεται καὶ ποῦ ὑπάγει· οὕτως ἐστὶν πᾶς ὁ γεγεννημένος ἐκ τοῦ πνεύματος.

9 ἀπεκρίθη Νικόδημος καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ· Πῶς δύναται ταῦτα γενέσθαι;

10 ἀπεκρίθη Ἰησοῦς καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ· Σὺ εἶ ὁ διδάσκαλος τοῦ Ἰσραὴλ καὶ ταῦτα οὐ γινώσκεις;

11 ἀμὴν ἀμὴν λέγω σοι ὅτι ὃ οἴδαμεν λαλοῦμεν καὶ ὃ ἑωράκαμεν μαρτυροῦμεν, καὶ τὴν μαρτυρίαν ἡμῶν οὐ λαμβάνετε.

12 εἰ τὰ ἐπίγεια εἶπον ὑμῖν καὶ οὐ πιστεύετε, πῶς ἐὰν εἴπω ὑμῖν τὰ ἐπουράνια πιστεύσετε;

13 καὶ οὐδεὶς ἀναβέβηκεν εἰς τὸν οὐρανὸν εἰ μὴ ὁ ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ καταβάς, ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ ⸀ἀνθρώπου.

14 καὶ καθὼς Μωϋσῆς ὕψωσεν τὸν ὄφιν ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ, οὕτως ὑψωθῆναι δεῖ τὸν υἱὸν τοῦ ἀνθρώπου,

15 ἵνα πᾶς ὁ πιστεύων ⸂ἐν αὐτῷ⸃ ἔχῃ ζωὴν αἰώνιον.

16 Οὕτως γὰρ ἠγάπησεν ὁ θεὸς τὸν κόσμον ὥστε τὸν ⸀υἱὸν τὸν μονογενῆ ἔδωκεν, ἵνα πᾶς ὁ πιστεύων εἰς αὐτὸν μὴ ἀπόληται ἀλλὰ ἔχῃ ζωὴν αἰώνιον.

17 οὐ γὰρ ἀπέστειλεν ὁ θεὸς τὸν ⸀υἱὸν εἰς τὸν κόσμον ἵνα κρίνῃ τὸν κόσμον, ἀλλʼ ἵνα σωθῇ ὁ κόσμος διʼ αὐτοῦ.


Literal Translation

John 3:1–17

(1)  But there was a man from the Pharisees, Nicodemus his name, a ruler of the Jews.

(2)  This one came to Jesus by night and said to Him, Rabbi, we know that You have come as a teacher from God. For no one is able to do these miraculous signs which You do, except God be with Him.

(3)  Jesus answered and said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, If one is not generated from above, he is not able to see the kingdom of God.

(4)  Nicodemus said to Him, How is a man able to be generated, being old? He is not able to enter into his mother's womb a second time and be born?

(5)  Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say to you, If one is not generated out of water and Spirit, he is not able to enter into the kingdom of God.

(6)  That having been generated out of the flesh is flesh, and that having been generated out of the Spirit is spirit.

(7)  Do not wonder because I said to you, You must be generated from above.

(8)  The Spirit breathes where He desires, and you hear His voice; but you do not know from where He comes, and where He goes; so is everyone having been generated from the Spirit.

(9)  Nicodemus answered and said to Him, How are these things able to occur?

(10)  Jesus answered and said to him, You are the teacher of Israel, and you do not know these things?

(11)  Truly, truly, I say to you, That which we know, we speak; and that which we have seen, we testify. And you do not receive our testimony.

(12)  If I tell you earthly things, and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?

(13)  And no one has gone up into Heaven, except He having come down out of Heaven, the Son of Man who is in Heaven.

(14)  And even as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up,

(15)  that everyone believing into Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

(16)  For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that everyone believing into Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

(17)  For God did not send His Son into the world that He might judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.


Scripture quotations marked SBLGNT are from the SBL Greek New Testament. Copyright © 2010 Society of Biblical Literature and Logos Bible Software. Holmes, M. W. (2011–2013). The Greek New Testament: SBL Edition. Lexham Press; Society of Biblical Literature.



The Day of Pentecost

(20 May 2018)

Ezekiel 37:1–14; Ps. 139:1–12, 13–16; Acts 2:1–21; John 15:26–27; 16:4–15

Entrance: LSB 497 Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord

Of the Day: LSB 502 Holy Spirit, the Dove Sent from Heaven

Offertory: LSB 650 Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling (Starts 4:15)

Distribution: LSB 700 Love Divine, All Loves Excelling;

LSB 768 To God the Holy Spirit Let Us Pray

Closing: LSB 503 O Day Full of Grace

The Holy Spirit Brings the Dead to Life by the Righteousness of Christ

In returning to His Father by way of the cross and resurrection, Christ Jesus sends “the Helper” to His Church, that is, “the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father.” The Spirit testifies of Christ and glorifies Him, by taking what is His and declaring it to the world in the preaching of repentance for the forgiveness of sins (John 15:26; 16:7, 14). He convicts the world of sin by the word of the Law, He forgives sins and justifies sinners by the Word of the Gospel, and He bestows the faith that says “Amen” to this righteousness of God (John 16:8–11). Therefore, the Lord pours out His Spirit on the apostles, that by their preaching, the Spirit should be given to His entire Church. As the multitudes are gathered from all the nations by “this sound,” that is, by the preaching of “the mighty works of God” in Christ Jesus, so does God the Father pour out the Spirit of His Son “on all flesh” (Acts 2:6, 11, 17). The Lord God breathes upon the slain, and so shall they live; for so the Lord has spoken, and He shall do it (Ezek. 37:5–14).

Dr. Martin Luther:

PENTECOST - John 15:26–27, 16:4b–15 (May 20)

“This additional gift will be My Spirit, who will renew in your hearts these words I am now speaking to you and will fully clarify them for you, so that you will understand them ever better and know what both I and the world mean in your lives. He will give you the strength and courage to enable you to continue to adhere to Me and to pursue your course. For if He were not with you and you were to engage in daily combat with both the devil and the world, you would not be able to bear this.” Luther's Works 24:290

Courtesy: LCMS (CPH for certain hymn videos)


Worldview Everlasting – Who's Got the Spirit? - Acts 2:1-21

Total preparation for this Sunday's text from Acts 2:1-21, including understanding the meaning of Joel's prophecy.


Encore: Looking Forward to Sunday Morning (3 Year Lectionary): Pentecost (3-Year Lectionary) “The Holy Spirit Testifies of Jesus” — Dr. Carl Fickenscher — Issues Etc.

Dr. Carl Fickenscher

Dr. Carl Fickenscher, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind., discusses the readings and propers with Pr. Todd Wilken on Issues Etc. (mp3, 57:18, 23.1 MB, 2015-May-18)


Lectionary Podcast - Pentecost - Series B - John 15:26–27; 16:4–15 with Dr. James G. Bushur

Dr. James G. Bushur, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind., discusses the Gospel lesson from the Greek text.


John 15:26–27; 16:4b–15 (SBLGNT)

26 ⸀Ὅταν ἔλθῃ ὁ παράκλητος ὃν ἐγὼ πέμψω ὑμῖν παρὰ τοῦ πατρός, τὸ πνεῦμα τῆς ἀληθείας ὃ παρὰ τοῦ πατρὸς ἐκπορεύεται, ἐκεῖνος μαρτυρήσει περὶ ἐμοῦ·

27 καὶ ὑμεῖς δὲ μαρτυρεῖτε, ὅτι ἀπʼ ἀρχῆς μετʼ ἐμοῦ ἐστε.

 

4b Ταῦτα δὲ ὑμῖν ἐξ ἀρχῆς οὐκ εἶπον, ὅτι μεθʼ ὑμῶν ἤμην.

5 νῦν δὲ ὑπάγω πρὸς τὸν πέμψαντά με καὶ οὐδεὶς ἐξ ὑμῶν ἐρωτᾷ με· Ποῦ ὑπάγεις;

6 ἀλλʼ ὅτι ταῦτα λελάληκα ὑμῖν ἡ λύπη πεπλήρωκεν ὑμῶν τὴν καρδίαν.

7 ἀλλʼ ἐγὼ τὴν ἀλήθειαν λέγω ὑμῖν, συμφέρει ὑμῖν ἵνα ἐγὼ ἀπέλθω. ἐὰν ⸀γὰρ μὴ ἀπέλθω, ὁ παράκλητος ⸂οὐ μὴ ἔλθῃ⸃ πρὸς ὑμᾶς· ἐὰν δὲ πορευθῶ, πέμψω αὐτὸν πρὸς ὑμᾶς.

8 καὶ ἐλθὼν ἐκεῖνος ἐλέγξει τὸν κόσμον περὶ ἁμαρτίας καὶ περὶ δικαιοσύνης καὶ περὶ κρίσεως·

9 περὶ ἁμαρτίας μέν, ὅτι οὐ πιστεύουσιν εἰς ἐμέ·

10 περὶ δικαιοσύνης δέ, ὅτι πρὸς τὸν ⸀πατέρα ὑπάγω καὶ οὐκέτι θεωρεῖτέ με·

11 περὶ δὲ κρίσεως, ὅτι ὁ ἄρχων τοῦ κόσμου τούτου κέκριται.

12 Ἔτι πολλὰ ἔχω ⸂ὑμῖν λέγειν⸃, ἀλλʼ οὐ δύνασθε βαστάζειν ἄρτι·

13 ὅταν δὲ ἔλθῃ ἐκεῖνος, τὸ πνεῦμα τῆς ἀληθείας, ὁδηγήσει ὑμᾶς ⸂ἐν τῇ ἀληθείᾳ πάσῃ⸃, οὐ γὰρ λαλήσει ἀφʼ ἑαυτοῦ, ἀλλʼ ὅσα ⸀ἀκούσει λαλήσει, καὶ τὰ ἐρχόμενα ἀναγγελεῖ ὑμῖν.

14 ἐκεῖνος ἐμὲ δοξάσει, ὅτι ἐκ τοῦ ἐμοῦ λήμψεται καὶ ἀναγγελεῖ ὑμῖν.

15 πάντα ὅσα ἔχει ὁ πατὴρ ἐμά ἐστιν· διὰ τοῦτο εἶπον ὅτι ἐκ τοῦ ἐμοῦ λαμβάνει καὶ ἀναγγελεῖ ὑμῖν.


Literal Translation

John 15:26-27

(26)  And when the Comforter comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of Truth who proceeds from the Father, that One will witness concerning Me.

(27)  And you also witness, because from the beginning you are with Me.

John 16:4b-15

(4b) But I did not say these things to you from the beginning because I was with you.

(5)  But now I am going to Him who sent Me. And not one of you asks Me, Where are You going?

(6)  But because I have said these things to you, grief has filled your heart.

(7)  But I tell you the truth, it is advantageous for you that I should go; for if I do not go away, the Comforter will not come to you. But if I go, I will send Him to you.

(8)  And having come, that One will convict the world concerning sin, and concerning righteousness, and concerning judgment.

(9)  Concerning sin, because they do not believe into Me;

(10)  and concerning righteousness, because I am going to the Father, and you no longer see Me;

(11)  and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged.

(12)  I have yet many things to tell you, but you are not able to bear now.

(13)  But when that One comes, the Spirit of Truth, He will guide you into all Truth, for He will not speak from Himself, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will announce the coming things to you.

(14)  That One will glorify Me, for He will receive from Mine and will announce to you.

(15)  All things which the Father has are Mine. For this reason I said that He receives from Mine, and will announce to you.


Scripture quotations marked SBLGNT are from the SBL Greek New Testament. Copyright © 2010 Society of Biblical Literature and Logos Bible Software. Holmes, M. W. (2011–2013). The Greek New Testament: SBL Edition. Lexham Press; Society of Biblical Literature.



Seventh Sunday of Easter

(13 May 2018)

Acts 1:12–26; Ps. 1:1-6; 1 John 5:9–15; John 17:11b–19

Entrance: LSB 491 Up through Endless Ranks of Angels

Of the Day: LSB 539 Christ Is the World’s Redeemer

Offertory: LSB 771 Be Still, My Soul, before the Lord

Distribution: LSB 708 Lord, Thee I Love with All My Heart;

LSB 821 Alleluia! Sing to Jesus

Closing: LSB 842 Son of God, Eternal Savior

Our Great High Priest Preserves Us in the Name of His Father

On the eve of His Passion, Christ Jesus intercedes for the disciples as their merciful and great High Priest. He prays that His Father would protect them “from the evil one” and preserve them in His name (John 17:11–12, 15). Along with His prayer, Christ Himself comes to the Father by His self-sacrifice upon the cross, thereby consecrating Himself for the sake of His disciples, “that they also may be sanctified in truth” (John 17:19). To that same end, He speaks to them in the world and gives them His Father’s Word, that is, Himself. His apostles, in turn, have written these things “to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life” (1 John 5:13). For “this life is in his Son,” whom He has given by His Word, and “whoever has the Son has life” (1 John 5:11–12). By this apostolic testimony, disciples are gathered together “with one accord,” as one Body in Christ, “devoting themselves to prayer” and waiting upon the Lord in “the upper room” of His Church on earth (Acts 1:13–14). 

Dr. Martin Luther:

SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER - John 17:11b–19 (May 13)

“If I cling to Christ in true faith and remain in Him, it is impossible for sin and death to accuse and condemn me; for Christ has conquered them. This, however, is accomplished, not by our strength but by faith in Him. In this way we, like pious lambs, remain resting in the arms of Christ, the faithful Shepherd. Therefore whoever is a Christian and takes hold of Christ by faith is not terrified by the devil; nor is he cowed by sin and death.” Luther's Works 22:356

Courtesy: LCMS (CPH for certain hymn videos)


Worldview Everlasting – Everlasting Extras - Greek Tuesday - John 17:11-19

Greek Tuesday takes on John 17:11-19.


Worldview Everlasting – Homestar Runner.Satire "It's Dot Com!" (John 17:11b-19)

Worldview Everlasting Greek Tuesday takes on John 17, with a special guest appearance by everyone's favorite YouTube pas(t)time while they're waiting for Worldview Everlasting's tech issues to be resolved.

[T]his is really to show and explain why it is so important that if we’re going to have shepherds of the flocks in our midst, if we’re going to cling to the belief that God has given us the apostolic office, the office of the ministry, for the sake of proclaiming this Word in our midst, we better darn well be training those guys to be able to read the texts in the original (languages). Because if we don’t, then we are literally subverting ourselves and subjecting ourselves to other church bodies and what they have decided the Bible means, rather than what the Bible actually says …

We’re setting ourselves up for failure when we give up the languages. (4:30 - 5:08)


Looking Forward to Sunday Morning (3 Year Lectionary): The Ascension and the 7th Sunday of Easter — Dr. Carl Fickenscher — Issues Etc.

Dr. Carl Fickenscher

Dr. Carl Fickenscher, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind., discusses the readings and propers with Pr. Todd Wilken on Issues Etc. (mp3, 57:18, 23.1 MB, 2015-May-13)


Lectionary Podcast - Easter 7 - Series B - John 17:11b-19 with Dr. Roland F. Ziegler

Dr. Roland F. Ziegler, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind., discusses the Gospel lesson from the Greek text.


John 17:11b-19 (SBLGNT)

11 πάτερ ἅγιε, τήρησον αὐτοὺς ἐν τῷ ὀνόματί σου ᾧ δέδωκάς μοι, ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν ⸀καθὼς ἡμεῖς.

12 ὅτε ἤμην μετʼ ⸀αὐτῶν ἐγὼ ἐτήρουν αὐτοὺς ἐν τῷ ὀνόματί σου ⸀ᾧ δέδωκάς μοι, ⸀καὶ ἐφύλαξα, καὶ οὐδεὶς ἐξ αὐτῶν ἀπώλετο εἰ μὴ ὁ υἱὸς τῆς ἀπωλείας, ἵνα ἡ γραφὴ πληρωθῇ.

13 νῦν δὲ πρὸς σὲ ἔρχομαι, καὶ ταῦτα λαλῶ ἐν τῷ κόσμῳ ἵνα ἔχωσιν τὴν χαρὰν τὴν ἐμὴν πεπληρωμένην ἐν ⸀ἑαυτοῖς.

14 ἐγὼ δέδωκα αὐτοῖς τὸν λόγον σου, καὶ ὁ κόσμος ἐμίσησεν αὐτούς, ὅτι οὐκ εἰσὶν ἐκ τοῦ κόσμου καθὼς ἐγὼ οὐκ εἰμὶ ἐκ τοῦ κόσμου.

15 οὐκ ἐρωτῶ ἵνα ἄρῃς αὐτοὺς ἐκ τοῦ κόσμου ἀλλʼ ἵνα τηρήσῃς αὐτοὺς ἐκ τοῦ πονηροῦ.

16 ἐκ τοῦ κόσμου οὐκ εἰσὶν καθὼς ἐγὼ ⸂οὐκ εἰμὶ ἐκ τοῦ κόσμου⸃.

17 ἁγίασον αὐτοὺς ἐν τῇ ⸀ἀληθείᾳ· ὁ λόγος ὁ σὸς ἀλήθειά ἐστιν.

18 καθὼς ἐμὲ ἀπέστειλας εἰς τὸν κόσμον, κἀγὼ ἀπέστειλα αὐτοὺς εἰς τὸν κόσμον·

19 καὶ ὑπὲρ αὐτῶν ἐγὼ ἁγιάζω ἐμαυτόν, ἵνα ⸂ὦσιν καὶ αὐτοὶ⸃ ἡγιασμένοι ἐν ἀληθείᾳ.


Literal Translation

(11)  Holy Father, keep them in Your name, those whom You gave to Me, that they may be one as We are.

(12)  While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name; I guarded those whom You gave to Me, and not one of them was lost, except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.

(13)  And now I come to You, and I speak these things in the world, that they may have My joy being fulfilled in them.

(14)  I have given them Your Word, and the world hated them because they are not of the world, as I am not of the world.

(15)  I do not pray that You take them out of the world, but that You keep them from the evil.

(16)  They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

(17)  Sanctify them in Your Truth; Your Word is Truth.

(18)  As You have sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world,

(19)  and I sanctify Myself for them, that they also may be sanctified in Truth.


Scripture quotations marked SBLGNT are from the SBL Greek New Testament. Copyright © 2010 Society of Biblical Literature and Logos Bible Software. Holmes, M. W. (2011–2013). The Greek New Testament: SBL Edition. Lexham Press; Society of Biblical Literature.



The Ascension of Our Lord

(10 May 2018)

Acts 1:1–11; Ps. 47:1-9; Ephesians 1:15–23; Luke 24:44–53

Entrance: LSB 532 The Head That Once Was Crowned with Thorns

Of the Day: LSB 491 Up through Endless Ranks of Angels

Offertory: LSB 529 Since Our Great High Priest, Christ Jesus

Distribution: LSB 493 A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing;

LSB 494 See, the Lord Ascends in Triumph

Closing: LSB 339 Lift Up Your Heads, You Everlasting Doors

The Ascended Lord Jesus Is with Us Always in His Church on Earth

After He rose from the dead, the Lord Jesus presented Himself alive to the apostles, “appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God” (Acts 1:3). When He ascended to the right hand of the Father, He did not orphan His Church, but He fills all things in heaven and on earth and gives gifts to His disciples. Even now, through His Church, He continues “to do and teach” (Acts 1:1), preaching “repentance and forgiveness of sins” (Luke 24:47), even “to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8). Though the cloud hid Jesus from the sight of His disciples then, and He remains hidden from sight even now, He remains with His people through His Gospel and Sacraments. He comes to us by the word of His apostles, by the promise of His Father and by the power of the Holy Spirit, whom He pours out upon “the church, which is his body” (Eph. 1:22–23). In this holy, Christian Church, we bless God and worship Christ with joy, for in His Church He blesses us with forgiveness, lifts us up in His hands and seats us with Himself “in the heavenly places” (Eph. 1:20).

 

Dr. Martin Luther:

THE ASCENSION OF OUR LORD - Luke 24:44–53 (May 10)

“I am leaving you the Father’s and My love and friendship. You have seen and heard nothing but kind and friendly words and works from Me. And these are not Mine; they are the Father’s. Thus you possess everything you could desire from Me, even though I am leaving you and you see Me no more.” Luther's Works 24:178

Courtesy: LCMS (CPH for certain hymn videos)



Luke 24:44–53 (SBLGNT)

44 Εἶπεν δὲ ⸂πρὸς αὐτούς⸃· Οὗτοι οἱ λόγοι ⸀μου οὓς ἐλάλησα πρὸς ὑμᾶς ἔτι ὢν σὺν ὑμῖν, ὅτι δεῖ πληρωθῆναι πάντα τὰ γεγραμμένα ἐν τῷ νόμῳ Μωϋσέως ⸀καὶ προφήταις καὶ ψαλμοῖς περὶ ἐμοῦ.

45 τότε διήνοιξεν αὐτῶν τὸν νοῦν τοῦ συνιέναι τὰς γραφάς,

46 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς ὅτι οὕτως ⸀γέγραπται παθεῖν τὸν χριστὸν καὶ ἀναστῆναι ἐκ νεκρῶν τῇ τρίτῃ ἡμέρᾳ,

47 καὶ κηρυχθῆναι ἐπὶ τῷ ὀνόματι αὐτοῦ μετάνοιαν ⸀καὶ ἄφεσιν ἁμαρτιῶν εἰς πάντα τὰ ἔθνη— ⸀ἀρξάμενοι ἀπὸ Ἰερουσαλήμ·

48 ὑμεῖς ⸀ἐστε μάρτυρες τούτων.

49 καὶ ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ ⸀ἐξαποστέλλω τὴν ἐπαγγελίαν τοῦ πατρός μου ἐφʼ ὑμᾶς· ὑμεῖς δὲ καθίσατε ἐν τῇ ⸀πόλει ἕως οὗ ἐνδύσησθε ⸂ἐξ ὕψους δύναμιν⸃.

50 Ἐξήγαγεν δὲ αὐτοὺς ⸀ἕως ⸀πρὸς Βηθανίαν, καὶ ἐπάρας τὰς χεῖρας αὐτοῦ εὐλόγησεν αὐτούς.

51 καὶ ἐγένετο ἐν τῷ εὐλογεῖν αὐτὸν αὐτοὺς διέστη ἀπʼ αὐτῶν ⸂[καὶ ἀνεφέρετο εἰς τὸν οὐρανόν]⸃.

52 καὶ αὐτοὶ ⸂[προσκυνήσαντες αὐτὸν]⸃ ὑπέστρεψαν εἰς Ἰερουσαλὴμ μετὰ χαρᾶς μεγάλης,

53 καὶ ἦσαν διὰ παντὸς ἐν τῷ ἱερῷ ⸀εὐλογοῦντες τὸν ⸀θεόν.


Literal Translation

(44)  And He said to them, These are the Words which I spoke to you yet being with you, that all the things must be fulfilled having been written in the Law of Moses, and the Prophets, and the Psalms, concerning Me.

(45)  Then He opened up their mind to understand the Scriptures,

(46)  and said to them, So it is written, and so the Christ must suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day.

(47)  And repentance and remission of sins must be preached on His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.

(48)  And you are witnesses of these things.

(49)  And, behold, I send forth the promise of My Father on you. But you sit in the city of Jerusalem until you are clothed with power from on high.

(50)  He led them out as far as to Bethany. And lifting up His hands, He blessed them.

(51)  And it happened as He blessed them, He withdrew from them and was carried into Heaven.

(52)  And worshiping Him, they returned to Jerusalem with great joy,

(53)  and were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.


Scripture quotations marked SBLGNT are from the SBL Greek New Testament. Copyright © 2010 Society of Biblical Literature and Logos Bible Software. Holmes, M. W. (2011–2013). The Greek New Testament: SBL Edition. Lexham Press; Society of Biblical Literature.