Tenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 12B)
(29 July 2018)
Genesis 9:8–17; Ps. 136:1-9; Ephesians 3:14–21; Mark 6:45–56
Of the Day: LSB 754 Entrust Your Days and Burdens
Offertory: LSB 535 How Wide the Love of Christ
Distribution: LSB 809 Great Is Thy Faithfulness;
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).
ENCORE: Looking Forward to Sunday Morning (3 Year Lectionary): Jesus Walks on the Water — 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, 57:10, 23.1 MB, 2015-Jul-22)
Lectionary Podcast - Pentecost 10 - Series B - Mark 6:45-56 with Dr. Arthur Just
Dr. Arthur Just, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind., discusses the Gospel lesson from the Greek text.
45 Καὶ ⸀εὐθὺς ἠνάγκασεν τοὺς μαθητὰς αὐτοῦ ἐμβῆναι εἰς τὸ πλοῖον καὶ προάγειν ⸂εἰς τὸ πέραν⸃ πρὸς Βηθσαϊδάν, ἕως αὐτὸς ⸀ἀπολύει τὸν ὄχλον.
46 καὶ ἀποταξάμενος αὐτοῖς ἀπῆλθεν εἰς τὸ ὄρος προσεύξασθαι.
47 Καὶ ὀψίας γενομένης ἦν τὸ πλοῖον ἐν μέσῳ τῆς θαλάσσης, καὶ αὐτὸς μόνος ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς.
48 καὶ ⸀ἰδὼν αὐτοὺς βασανιζομένους ἐν τῷ ἐλαύνειν, ἦν γὰρ ὁ ἄνεμος ἐναντίος ⸀αὐτοῖς, περὶ τετάρτην φυλακὴν τῆς νυκτὸς ἔρχεται πρὸς αὐτοὺς περιπατῶν ἐπὶ τῆς θαλάσσης· καὶ ἤθελεν παρελθεῖν αὐτούς.
49 οἱ δὲ ἰδόντες αὐτὸν ⸂ἐπὶ τῆς θαλάσσης περιπατοῦντα⸃ ἔδοξαν ⸂ὅτι φάντασμά ἐστιν⸃ καὶ ἀνέκραξαν,
50 πάντες γὰρ αὐτὸν εἶδον καὶ ἐταράχθησαν. ⸂ὁ δὲ εὐθὺς⸃ ἐλάλησεν μετʼ αὐτῶν, καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς· Θαρσεῖτε, ἐγώ εἰμι, μὴ φοβεῖσθε.
51 καὶ ἀνέβη πρὸς αὐτοὺς εἰς τὸ πλοῖον, καὶ ἐκόπασεν ὁ ἄνεμος. καὶ λίαν ⸂ἐκ περισσοῦ⸃ ἐν ἑαυτοῖς ⸀ἐξίσταντο,
52 οὐ γὰρ συνῆκαν ἐπὶ τοῖς ἄρτοις, ⸂ἀλλʼ ἦν⸃ αὐτῶν ἡ καρδία πεπωρωμένη.
53 Καὶ διαπεράσαντες ⸂ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν ἦλθον εἰς⸃ Γεννησαρὲτ καὶ προσωρμίσθησαν.
54 καὶ ἐξελθόντων αὐτῶν ἐκ τοῦ πλοίου ⸀εὐθὺς ἐπιγνόντες αὐτὸν
55 ⸂περιέδραμον ὅλην τὴν χώραν ἐκείνην καὶ⸃ ἤρξαντο ἐπὶ τοῖς κραβάττοις τοὺς κακῶς ἔχοντας περιφέρειν ὅπου ἤκουον ⸀ὅτι ἐστίν.
56 καὶ ὅπου ἂν εἰσεπορεύετο εἰς κώμας ἢ ⸂εἰς πόλεις ἢ εἰς⸃ ἀγροὺς ἐν ταῖς ἀγοραῖς ⸀ἐτίθεσαν τοὺς ἀσθενοῦντας, καὶ παρεκάλουν αὐτὸν ἵνα κἂν τοῦ κρασπέδου τοῦ ἱματίου αὐτοῦ ἅψωνται· καὶ ὅσοι ἂν ⸀ἥψαντο αὐτοῦ ἐσῴζοντο.
(45) Immediately he made his disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd.
(46) And after he had taken leave of them, he went up on the mountain to pray.
(47) And when evening came, the boat was out on the sea, and he was alone on the land.
(48) And he saw that they were making headway painfully, for the wind was against them. And about the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. He meant to pass by them,
(49) but when they saw him walking on the sea they thought it was a ghost, and cried out,
(50) for they all saw him and were terrified. But immediately he spoke to them and said, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.”
(51) And he got into the boat with them, and the wind ceased. And they were utterly astounded,
(52) for they did not understand about the loaves, but their hearts were hardened.
(53) When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret and moored to the shore.
(54) And when they got out of the boat, the people immediately recognized him
(55) and ran about the whole region and began to bring the sick people on their beds to wherever they heard he was.
(56) And wherever he came, in villages, cities, or countryside, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and implored him that they might touch even the fringe of his garment. And as many as touched it were made well.
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.