The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Proper 12

(26 July 2015)

Gen. 9:8–17; Ephesians 3:14–21; Mark 6:45–56

LSB 754: Entrust Your Days and Burdens

Creation Is Redeemed and Sanctified by the Word of Christ Jesus

Having spared faithful Noah and his family from the flood, the Lord established His covenant with them, “and with every living creature,” that never again would there be “a flood to destroy the earth” (Gen. 9:9–11). He signed and sealed this everlasting covenant with His rainbow in the clouds, by which He sees and remembers His promise that “the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh” (Gen. 9:13–16). Although creation suffers under the curse of sin, the Lord preserves and orders creation for the benefit of His Church. In particular, all of creation is redeemed and sanctified by the incarnate Son of God. “Take heart,” and “do not be afraid,” for He is with you on the sea. He is not a ghost, but He has come in the flesh to save you. He has gotten “into the boat” with you, and the wind that was against you has ceased (Mark 6:45–51). For He is the Word and promise of the Father, and His own flesh and blood are the covenant by which you are “strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being” (Eph. 3:16–17).

Lectionary Podcast - Proper 12 - Series B - Mark 6:45-56 with Dr. Arthur Just

Dr. Arthur Just, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind., exegetes the Gospel for Pentecost 9


Mark 6:45-54: και ευθεως ηναγκασεν τους μαθητας αυτου εμβηναι εις το πλοιον και προαγειν εις το περαν προς βηθσαιδα εως αυτος απολυση τον οχλον 46 και αποταξαμενος αυτοις απηλθεν εις το ορος προσευξασθαι 47 και οψιας γενομενης ην το πλοιον εν μεσω της θαλασσης και αυτος μονος επι της γης 48 και ειδεν αυτους βασανιζομενους εν τω ελαυνειν ην γαρ ο ανεμος εναντιος αυτοις και περι τεταρτην φυλακην της νυκτος ερχεται προς αυτους περιπατων επι της θαλασσης και ηθελεν παρελθειν αυτους 49 οι δε ιδοντες αυτον περιπατουντα επι της θαλασσης εδοξαν φαντασμα ειναι και ανεκραξαν 50 παντες γαρ αυτον ειδον και εταραχθησαν και ευθεως ελαλησεν μετ αυτων και λεγει αυτοις θαρσειτε εγω ειμι μη φοβεισθε 51 και ανεβη προς αυτους εις το πλοιον και εκοπασεν ο ανεμος και λιαν εκ περισσου εν εαυτοις εξισταντο και εθαυμαζον 52 ου γαρ συνηκαν επι τοις αρτοις ην γαρ η καρδια αυτων πεπωρωμενη 53 και διαπερασαντες ηλθον επι την γην γενησαρετ και προσωρμισθησαν 54 και εξελθοντων αυτων εκ του πλοιου ευθεως επιγνοντες αυτον

Looking Forward to Sunday Morning: (3-Year Lectionary) Jesus Walks on the Water – Dr. Carl Fickenscher – Issues, Etc.

Dr. Carl Fickenscher of Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind., discusses the propers for Pentecost 9 with Pr. Todd Wilken on Issues Etc (mp3, 57:10, 23.1 MB, 2015-July-22)