18TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Proper 23 (13 October 2019)
Ruth 1:1–19a; Psalm 111:1–10; 2 Timothy 2:1–13; Luke 17:11–19
Invocation: Jesus, Thy boundless love to me (LSB 683)
Hymn of the Day: Jesus, grant that balm and healing (LSB 421)
Distribution: Come, Thou Fount of ev’ry blessing (LSB 686)
Distribution: Sing praise to God, the highest good (LSB 819)
Distribution: Jesus Christ, our blessed Savior (LSB 627)
Distribution: Your hand, O Lord, in days of old (LSB 846)
Departure: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (LSB 790)
Faith Returns Thanks to God and Worships Him in the Person of Christ Jesus
Jesus comes in mercy, and by His Word heals you in body and soul. “Go and show yourselves to the priests,” for you are cleansed (Luke 17:14), and you are granted access to the Lord’s Temple. It is “at Jesus’ feet, giving Him thanks” (Luke 17:16), that you worship God, for Christ Jesus is your great High Priest; His Body is the true Temple. In Him you “find rest, each of you in the house of her husband” (Ruth 1:9), for the Lord has “visited His people and given them food” (Ruth 1:6). The person of Jesus Christ lodges Himself in holy food—bread and wine for believers to eat and drink. You lodge where Jesus lodges; His Father is your God, His people are your people. Death cannot part you from Him, because His death and resurrection are eternally yours through Holy Baptism. “Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead” (2 Tim. 2:8–9). As surely as death could not hold Him, so surely “the Word of God is not bound” (2 Tim. 2:9). His Gospel is entrusted “to faithful men who will be able to teach others also” (2 Tim. 2:2), so that you “may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus” (2 Tim. 2:10). Such is the confession of faith for all the saints, who believe, teach, and confess the one Lord and Savior—Jesus Christ.
Looking Forward to Sunday Morning (3 Year Lectionary): The Healing of Ten Lepers — 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, 1:01:47, 56.8 MB, 2016-Oct-04)
Lectionary Podcast-Proper 23-Series C-Pentecost 22 2016
Dr. John Nordling, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind., discusses the Gospel lesson.
11 Καὶ ἐγένετο ἐν τῷ πορεύεσθαι εἰς Ἰερουσαλὴμ καὶ αὐτὸς διήρχετο διὰ μέσον Σαμαρείας καὶ Γαλιλαίας.
12 καὶ εἰσερχομένου αὐτοῦ εἴς τινα κώμην ἀπήντησαν δέκα λεπροὶ ἄνδρες, οἳ ἔστησαν πόρρωθεν,
13 καὶ αὐτοὶ ἦραν φωνὴν λέγοντες· Ἰησοῦ ἐπιστάτα, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.
14 καὶ ἰδὼν εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· Πορευθέντες ἐπιδείξατε ἑαυτοὺς τοῖς ἱερεῦσιν. καὶ ἐγένετο ἐν τῷ ὑπάγειν αὐτοὺς ἐκαθαρίσθησαν.
15 εἷς δὲ ἐξ αὐτῶν, ἰδὼν ὅτι ἰάθη, ὑπέστρεψεν μετὰ φωνῆς μεγάλης δοξάζων τὸν θεόν,
16 καὶ ἔπεσεν ἐπὶ πρόσωπον παρὰ τοὺς πόδας αὐτοῦ εὐχαριστῶν αὐτῷ· καὶ αὐτὸς ἦν Σαμαρίτης.
17 ἀποκριθεὶς δὲ ὁ Ἰησοῦς εἶπεν· Οὐχὶ οἱ δέκα ἐκαθαρίσθησαν; οἱ δὲ ἐννέα ποῦ;
18 οὐχ εὑρέθησαν ὑποστρέψαντες δοῦναι δόξαν τῷ θεῷ εἰ μὴ ὁ ἀλλογενὴς οὗτος;
19 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ· Ἀναστὰς πορεύου· ἡ πίστις σου σέσωκέν σε.
(11) And it happened in His going to Jerusalem even He passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.
(12) And He entering into a certain village, ten leprous men met Him, who stood afar off.
(13) And they lifted their voice, saying, Jesus, Master, pity us.
(14) And seeing them, He said to them, Going, show yourselves to the priests. And it happened in their going they were cleansed.
(15) And one of them, seeing that he was cured, returned glorifying God with a loud voice.
(16) And he fell on his face at His feet, thanking Him. And he was a Samaritan.
(17) And answering, Jesus said, Were not the ten cleansed? But where are the nine?
(18) Were not any found returning to give glory to God except this foreigner?
(19) And He said to him, Rising up, go! Your faith has cured you.