The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

(04 February 2018)

Isaiah 40:21–31; Ps. 147:1–11; 1 Corinthians 9:16–27; Mark 1:29–39

Entrance: LSB 797 Praise the Almighty

Of the Day: LSB 398 Hail to the Lord’s Anointed

Offertory: LSB 693 O Holy Spirit, Grant Us Grace

Distribution: LSB 846 Your Hand, O Lord, in Days of Old;

LSB 849 Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness

Closing: LSB 664 Fight the Good Fight

N.B. The words in red in the video do not match the sung words. See the hymn verses in the link above.

The Son of God, Christ Jesus, Makes Us a New Creation

The Lord alone “is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth” (Is. 40:28). He “sits above the circle of the earth” and “stretches out the heavens like a curtain” (Is. 40:22). Yet His almighty power is demonstrated chiefly by His mercy and compassion. “He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength” (Is. 40:29). The only begotten Son of the Father, the very Word by whom all things were made, becomes flesh and takes all the poverty and weakness of our sin and death upon Himself, bearing it in His body to the cross. As He dies for us there, He also raises us up, a new creation, in His resurrection from the dead. Thus, by the preaching of this Word, He heals “many who were sick with various diseases,” and He casts out “many demons” (Mark 1:34, 39). And His preaching continues through those whom He has sent, who are “entrusted with a stewardship” to “preach the gospel” (1 Cor. 9:16–17). Thus, we are set free by the Word of Christ, and we exercise our freedom in loving service to others.


Courtesy: LCMS (CPH for certain hymn videos)


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Mark 1:29–39 (SBLGNT)

29 Καὶ ⸀εὐθὺς ἐκ τῆς συναγωγῆς ⸂ἐξελθόντες ἦλθον⸃ εἰς τὴν οἰκίαν Σίμωνος καὶ Ἀνδρέου μετὰ Ἰακώβου καὶ Ἰωάννου.

30 ἡ δὲ πενθερὰ Σίμωνος κατέκειτο πυρέσσουσα, καὶ ⸀εὐθὺς λέγουσιν αὐτῷ περὶ αὐτῆς.

31 καὶ προσελθὼν ἤγειρεν αὐτὴν κρατήσας τῆς ⸀χειρός· καὶ ἀφῆκεν αὐτὴν ὁ ⸀πυρετός, καὶ διηκόνει αὐτοῖς.

32 Ὀψίας δὲ γενομένης, ὅτε ⸀ἔδυ ὁ ἥλιος, ἔφερον πρὸς αὐτὸν πάντας τοὺς κακῶς ἔχοντας καὶ τοὺς δαιμονιζομένους·

33 καὶ ⸂ἦν ὅλη ἡ πόλις ἐπισυνηγμένη⸃ πρὸς τὴν θύραν.

34 καὶ ἐθεράπευσεν πολλοὺς κακῶς ἔχοντας ποικίλαις νόσοις, καὶ δαιμόνια πολλὰ ἐξέβαλεν, καὶ οὐκ ἤφιεν λαλεῖν τὰ δαιμόνια, ὅτι ᾔδεισαν ⸀αὐτόν.

35 Καὶ πρωῒ ἔννυχα λίαν ἀναστὰς ἐξῆλθεν καὶ ἀπῆλθεν εἰς ἔρημον τόπον κἀκεῖ προσηύχετο.

36 καὶ ⸀κατεδίωξεν αὐτὸν ⸀Σίμων καὶ οἱ μετʼ αὐτοῦ,

37 καὶ ⸂εὗρον αὐτὸν καὶ⸃ λέγουσιν αὐτῷ ὅτι Πάντες ⸂ζητοῦσίν σε⸃.

38 καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς· Ἄγωμεν ⸀ἀλλαχοῦ εἰς τὰς ἐχομένας κωμοπόλεις, ἵνα καὶ ἐκεῖ κηρύξω, εἰς τοῦτο γὰρ ⸀ἐξῆλθον.

39 καὶ ⸀ἦλθεν κηρύσσων ⸂εἰς τὰς συναγωγὰς⸃ αὐτῶν εἰς ὅλην τὴν Γαλιλαίαν καὶ τὰ δαιμόνια ἐκβάλλων.


Literal Translation

(29)  And at once going out of the synagogue, they came into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.

(30)  And the mother-in-law of Simon was laid out, stricken by fever. And at once they spoke to Him about her.

(31)  And coming near, He raised her up, holding her hand. And the fever left her instantly, and she served them.

(32)  And evening coming, when the sun sank, they brought to Him all those having illness and those having been demon-possessed.

(33)  And the whole city was gathered at the door.

(34)  And He healed many who had illness of various diseases. And he cast out many demons, and He did not allow the demons to speak, because they knew Him.

(35)  And rising up quite early in the night, He went out and went away into a deserted place. And He was praying there.

(36)  And Simon and those with him searched for Him.

(37)  And finding Him, they said to Him, All are seeking You.

(38)  And He said to them, Let us go into the neighboring towns, that I may proclaim there also. For it was for this I came forth.

(39)  And He was proclaiming in their synagogues in all Galilee, and casting out the demons.


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.