Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 27)
(10 November 2019)
Exodus 3:1-15; Ps. 148; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-8, 13-17; Luke 20:27-40
Hymn of Invocation
Preserve Your Word, O Savior (LSB 658)
Hymn of the Day
From God can nothing move me (LSB 713)
Hymns for the Distribution of the Holy Communion
Christ sits at God’s right hand (LSB 564)
O Lord, how shall I meet You (LSB 334)
Jesus, Thy boundless love to me (LSB 683)
I know that my Redeemer lives (LSB 461)
Hymn of Departure / Catechetical Hymn of the Week
Who trusts in God a strong abode (LSB 714)
The Triune God Curbs Evil and Overcomes Death with Resurrection
Christians live as “sons of God, being sons of the resurrection” (Luke 20:36), for the Lord our God “is not God of the dead, but of the living” (Luke 20:38). “Those who deny that there is a resurrection” (Luke 20:27) neither know the Scriptures nor the power of God, but the baptized faithful know “that the dead are raised” (Luke 20:37). For the Lord, who was, and is, and is to come, knows Israel’s sufferings and has “come down to deliver them” (Ex. 3:7-8). Moses reveals the name of Yahweh to God’s chosen people, by which He is “remembered throughout all generations” (Exodus 3:15). In contrast to that sacred remembrance of His Name, St. Paul warns against the antichrist, who “takes his seat in the temple of God” (2 Thess. 2:4). That lawless man preaches and practices the activity of Satan. Christians, however, are comforted by the coming of the Lord Jesus, who slays the antichrist and refutes his false doctrine “with the breath of His mouth” (2 Thess. 2:8). By His preaching, “stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught” (2 Thess. 2:15). Hear, receive, and believe God’s promise of love, comfort, and good hope.
27 Προσελθόντες δέ τινες τῶν Σαδδουκαίων, οἱ * ἀντιλέγοντες ἀνάστασιν μὴ εἶναι, ἐπηρώτησαν αὐτὸν 28 λέγοντες· Διδάσκαλε, Μωϋσῆς ἔγραψεν ἡμῖν, ἐάν τινος ἀδελφὸς ἀποθάνῃ ἔχων γυναῖκα, καὶ οὗτος ἄτεκνος * ᾖ, ἵνα λάβῃ ὁ ἀδελφὸς αὐτοῦ τὴν γυναῖκα καὶ ἐξαναστήσῃ σπέρμα τῷ ἀδελφῷ αὐτοῦ. 29 ἑπτὰ οὖν ἀδελφοὶ ἦσαν· καὶ ὁ πρῶτος λαβὼν γυναῖκα ἀπέθανεν ἄτεκνος· 30 καὶ * ὁ δεύτερος* 31 καὶ ὁ τρίτος ἔλαβεν * αὐτήν, ὡσαύτως δὲ καὶ οἱ ἑπτὰ οὐ κατέλιπον τέκνα καὶ ἀπέθανον· 32 ὕστερον * καὶ ἡ γυνὴ ἀπέθανεν* . 33 * ἡ γυνὴ οὖν ἐν τῇ* ἀναστάσει τίνος αὐτῶν γίνεται γυνή; οἱ γὰρ ἑπτὰ ἔσχον αὐτὴν γυναῖκα.
34 * Καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς ὁ Ἰησοῦς· Οἱ υἱοὶ τοῦ αἰῶνος τούτου γαμοῦσιν καὶ * γαμίσκονται, 35 οἱ δὲ καταξιωθέντες τοῦ αἰῶνος ἐκείνου τυχεῖν καὶ τῆς ἀναστάσεως τῆς ἐκ νεκρῶν οὔτε γαμοῦσιν οὔτε * γαμίζονται· 36 * οὐδὲ γὰρ ἀποθανεῖν ἔτι δύνανται, ἰσάγγελοι γάρ εἰσιν καὶ υἱοί * εἰσιν θεοῦ τῆς ἀναστάσεως υἱοὶ ὄντες. 37 ὅτι δὲ ἐγείρονται οἱ νεκροὶ καὶ Μωϋσῆς ἐμήνυσεν ἐπὶ τῆς βάτου, ὡς λέγει κύριον τὸν θεὸν Ἀβραὰμ * καὶ θεὸν Ἰσαὰκ * καὶ θεὸν Ἰακώβ· 38 θεὸς δὲ οὐκ ἔστιν νεκρῶν ἀλλὰ ζώντων, πάντες γὰρ αὐτῷ ζῶσιν. 39 ἀποκριθέντες δέ τινες τῶν γραμματέων εἶπαν· Διδάσκαλε, καλῶς εἶπας· 40 οὐκέτι * γὰρ ἐτόλμων ἐπερωτᾶν αὐτὸν οὐδέν.
(27) And some of the Sadducees coming up, those speaking against a resurrection, that it was not to be, they questioned Him,
(28) saying, Teacher, Moses wrote to us, If anyone's brother dies having a wife, and this one should die childless, that his brother should take the wife and raise up seed to his brother.
(29) Then there were seven brothers. And having taken a wife, the first died childless.
(30) And the second took the wife, and this one died childless.
(31) And the third took her, and likewise also the seven did not leave children, and died.
(32) And last of all the woman died.
(33) Then in the resurrection, of which of them does she become wife? For the seven had her as wife.
(34) And answering, Jesus said to them, The sons of this world marry and are given in marriage.
(35) But those counted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage.
(36) For they are not able to die any more; they are equal to angels, and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.
(37) But that the dead are raised, even Moses pointed out at the Bush, when he calls the Lord "the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob."
(38) But He is not God of the dead, but of the living, for all live to Him.
(39) And answering, some of the scribes said, Teacher, you speak well.
(40) And they did not dare to question Him any more, not a thing.