Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 23B)
(14 October 2018)
Amos 5:6–7, 10–15; Ps. 90:12-17; Hebrews 3:12–19; Mark 10:17–22
Entrance: LSB 700 Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
Of the Day: LSB 694 Thee Will I Love, My Strength, My Tower
Offertory: LSB 736 Consider How the Birds Above
Distribution: LSB 788 Forgive Us, Lord, for Shallow Thankfulness;
Christ Jesus Is the One and Only Good by Whom You Inherit Eternal Life
The Lord is the Author and Giver of life, as well as a consuming fire of judgment against all “who afflict the righteous, who take a bribe, and turn aside the needy in the gate” (Amos 5:12). “Seek the Lord and live,” therefore, by hating what is evil, loving what is good and doing what is just and right, according to His Word. “And so the Lord, the God of hosts, will be with you” (Amos 5:6, 14–15). Understand that “no one is good except God alone” (Mark 10:18). The life that you are called to live is found neither in your “great possessions,” nor in your good works, but only in Christ Jesus. Let go of “all that you have” and follow Him, even unto death, and “you will have treasure in heaven” (Mark 10:21–22). Do not harden your heart against His voice, nor turn away from Him, lest you “fall away from the living God.” Rather, hear and heed His call, cling to His Word and “exhort one another every day,” that you may remain steadfast in Christ and “firm to the end” (Heb. 3:12–15).
Worldview Everlasting - We're All Camels Eyeing Needles (Mark 10:17-31)
No one gets it. The disciples don’t. The crowds don’t. And we don’t. We always ask the same question - “What must I do to be saved?” And it’s always the wrong question. But often when people read today’s text, Mark 10:17-31, they think they have finally found an answer. Sell everything! Give it all the poor! Follow Jesus!! But is that what Jesus actually said? Or did his words mean something entirely different?
ENCORE: Looking Forward to Sunday Morning (3 Year Lectionary): “Jesus and the Rich Young Man” — 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, 57:11, 23.1 MB, 2015-Oct-07)
Lectionary Podcast - Pentecost 21 - Proper 23 - Series B - Mark 10:17–22 with Dr. John G. Nordling
Dr. John G. Nordling, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind., discusses the Gospel lesson from the Greek text.
17 Καὶ ἐκπορευομένου αὐτοῦ εἰς ὁδὸν προσδραμὼν εἷς καὶ γονυπετήσας αὐτὸν ἐπηρώτα αὐτόν· Διδάσκαλε ἀγαθέ, τί ποιήσω ἵνα ζωὴν αἰώνιον κληρονομήσω;
18 ὁ δὲ Ἰησοῦς εἶπεν αὐτῷ· Τί με λέγεις ἀγαθόν; οὐδεὶς ἀγαθὸς εἰ μὴ εἷς ὁ θεός.
19 τὰς ἐντολὰς οἶδας· Μὴ ⸂φονεύσῃς, Μὴ μοιχεύσῃς⸃, Μὴ κλέψῃς, Μὴ ψευδομαρτυρήσῃς, Μὴ ἀποστερήσῃς, Τίμα τὸν πατέρα σου καὶ τὴν μητέρα.
20 ὁ δὲ ⸀ἔφη αὐτῷ· Διδάσκαλε, ταῦτα πάντα ἐφυλαξάμην ἐκ νεότητός μου.
21 ὁ δὲ Ἰησοῦς ἐμβλέψας αὐτῷ ἠγάπησεν αὐτὸν καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ· Ἕν ⸀σε ὑστερεῖ· ὕπαγε ὅσα ἔχεις πώλησον καὶ δὸς ⸀τοῖς πτωχοῖς, καὶ ἕξεις θησαυρὸν ἐν οὐρανῷ, καὶ δεῦρο ἀκολούθει ⸀μοι.
22 ὁ δὲ στυγνάσας ἐπὶ τῷ λόγῳ ἀπῆλθεν λυπούμενος, ἦν γὰρ ἔχων κτήματα πολλά.
(17) And He having gone out into the highway, running up and kneeling down to Him, one questioned Him, Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?
(18) But Jesus said to him, Why do you call Me good? No one is good except One, God.
(19) You know the commandments: Do not commit adultery, do not commit murder, do not steal, do not bear false witness, do not defraud, honor your father and mother.
(20) And answering, he said to Him, Teacher, I observed all these from my youth.
(21) And looking at him, Jesus loved him, and said to him, One thing is lacking to you. Go, sell what things you have, and give to the poor. And you will have treasure in Heaven. And come, follow Me, taking up the cross.
(22) But being sad at the Word, he went away grieving; for he had many possessions.
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.