The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
(21 June 2015)
Job 38:1–11; 2 Cor. 6:1–13; Mark 4:35–41
LSB 726: Evening and Morning
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).
Looking Forward to Sunday Morning: Pentecost 4 (3-Year Lectionary) “The Growth of the Church” – Dr. Carl Fickenscher – Issues, Etc.
Dr. Carl Fickenscher of Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind., discusses the propers for Pentecost 4 with Pr. Todd Wilken on Issues Etc (mp3, 57:19, 23.1 MB, 2015-June-15)
Worldview Everlasting - Everlasting Extras - Greek Tuesday - Mark 4:35-41
Pastor Jonathan Fisk teaching Mark 4:35-41
Lectionary Podcast - Proper 7 - Series B - Mark 4:35-41 with Prof. Jeff Pulse
Prof. Jeff Pulse, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind., exegetes the Gospel for Pentecost 4