In this Gottescast, The Gottesdienst Crowd discusses the importance of reclaiming the household, its piety and traditions. Douglas Spittel (pastor of First Trinity Lutheran Church, Pittsburgh, PA) joins us for the discussion.

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In this Gottescast, The Gottesdienst Crowd discusses Trinity Sunday. Sean Daenzer (pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Great Bend, ND, and Peace Lutheran Church, Barney, ND) joins us for the discussion.

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SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Proper 7C (23 June 2019)

Isaiah 65:1–9; Psalm 3:1–8; Galatians 3:23—4:7; Luke 8:26–39

Entrance: LSB 825 Rise, Shine, You People

Of the Day: LSB 601 All Who Believe and Are Baptized

Offertory: LSB 653 In Christ There Is No East or West

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

Dist: LSB 623 Lord Jesus Christ, We Humbly Pray

Closing: LSB 594 God’s Own Child, I Gladly Say It

Jesus Brings Release from the Bonds of Sin, Death, and the Devil

The Lord finds those who did not seek Him or ask for Him. He spreads out His hands “to a rebellious people” (Is. 65:2) and calls them to be His people and to dwell in peace upon His holy mountain (Is. 65:9). For wherever Jesus Christ enters in, Satan is cast out. Those who were enslaved and driven mad by the assaults and accusations of the devil, are set free by the Word of Christ. He drowns and destroys the old Adam in us with the waters of Holy Baptism and thereby brings us out of death into life. No longer naked in our shame, living “among the tombs” (Luke 8:27), we are brought into the Lord’s house, fully clothed by Christ. For He has come, in “the fullness of time” (Gal. 4:4) to fulfill the Law on our behalf and to redeem us from its every accusation. Therefore, having been justified by His grace through faith in His Gospel, “you are no longer a slave, but a son” (Gal. 4:7).


Courtesy: LCMS


Encore: Worldview Everlasting – Produce My Words (Luke 8:26-39)

The lectionary skips a chapter ahead this week as Greek Tuesday takes on Luke 8:26-39 and Jesus casting out Legion. Some of the details of this account can be confusing, so Pastor Fisk puts the whole thing in the context of what comes before and after to help it make a bit more sense. It's all about producing Jesus' words!


Encore: Worldview Everlasting – Jesus Christ of the Eco-Destruction (Luke 8:26-39)

Ecocidal Tendencies, Demonologies, 21st and a Half Century Pork, When Kittens Attack, Using Smart Cars to Destroy the World (or something like that) Running Around Naked, Gravedigging, Addiction to Pain and so much more you simply must watch.


Encore: Worldview Everlasting – The Fix: I Pity the Fool Who Believes in Hebrew Roots (Galatians 3)

Why you dissin’ the Gospel, bruh?


Encore: Looking Forward to Sunday Morning (3 Year Lectionary): Jesus Heals a Man with a Demon — 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, 57:18, 52.7 MB, 2016-June-15)


Encore: Lectionary Podcast Proper 7 - Series C - Luke 8:26-39 with Dr. Arthur Just

Dr. Arthur Just, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind., discusses the Gospel reading for Proper 7.


Luke 8:26–39 (SBLGNT)

26 Καὶ κατέπλευσαν εἰς τὴν χώραν τῶν Γερασηνῶν, ἥτις ἐστὶν ἀντιπέρα τῆς Γαλιλαίας.

27 ἐξελθόντι δὲ αὐτῷ ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν ὑπήντησεν ἀνήρ τις ἐκ τῆς πόλεως ἔχων δαιμόνια· καὶ χρόνῳ ἱκανῷ οὐκ ἐνεδύσατο ἱμάτιον, καὶ ἐν οἰκίᾳ οὐκ ἔμενεν ἀλλʼ ἐν τοῖς μνήμασιν.

28 ἰδὼν δὲ τὸν Ἰησοῦν ἀνακράξας προσέπεσεν αὐτῷ καὶ φωνῇ μεγάλῃ εἶπεν· Τί ἐμοὶ καὶ σοί, Ἰησοῦ υἱὲ τοῦ θεοῦ τοῦ ὑψίστου; δέομαί σου, μή με βασανίσῃς·

29 παρήγγελλεν γὰρ τῷ πνεύματι τῷ ἀκαθάρτῳ ἐξελθεῖν ἀπὸ τοῦ ἀνθρώπου. πολλοῖς γὰρ χρόνοις συνηρπάκει αὐτόν, καὶ ἐδεσμεύετο ἁλύσεσιν καὶ πέδαις φυλασσόμενος, καὶ διαρρήσσων τὰ δεσμὰ ἠλαύνετο ὑπὸ τοῦ δαιμονίου εἰς τὰς ἐρήμους.

30 ἐπηρώτησεν δὲ αὐτὸν ὁ Ἰησοῦς· Τί σοι ὄνομά ἐστιν; ὁ δὲ εἶπεν· Λεγιών, ὅτι εἰσῆλθεν δαιμόνια πολλὰ εἰς αὐτόν.

31 καὶ παρεκάλουν αὐτὸν ἵνα μὴ ἐπιτάξῃ αὐτοῖς εἰς τὴν ἄβυσσον ἀπελθεῖν.

32 Ἦν δὲ ἐκεῖ ἀγέλη χοίρων ἱκανῶν βοσκομένη ἐν τῷ ὄρει· καὶ παρεκάλεσαν αὐτὸν ἵνα ἐπιτρέψῃ αὐτοῖς εἰς ἐκείνους εἰσελθεῖν· καὶ ἐπέτρεψεν αὐτοῖς.

33 ἐξελθόντα δὲ τὰ δαιμόνια ἀπὸ τοῦ ἀνθρώπου εἰσῆλθον εἰς τοὺς χοίρους, καὶ ὥρμησεν ἡ ἀγέλη κατὰ τοῦ κρημνοῦ εἰς τὴν λίμνην καὶ ἀπεπνίγη.

34 Ἰδόντες δὲ οἱ βόσκοντες τὸ γεγονὸς ἔφυγον καὶ ἀπήγγειλαν εἰς τὴν πόλιν καὶ εἰς τοὺς ἀγρούς.

35 ἐξῆλθον δὲ ἰδεῖν τὸ γεγονὸς καὶ ἦλθον πρὸς τὸν Ἰησοῦν, καὶ εὗρον καθήμενον τὸν ἄνθρωπον ἀφʼ οὗ τὰ δαιμόνια ἐξῆλθεν ἱματισμένον καὶ σωφρονοῦντα παρὰ τοὺς πόδας τοῦ Ἰησοῦ, καὶ ἐφοβήθησαν.

36 ἀπήγγειλαν δὲ αὐτοῖς οἱ ἰδόντες πῶς ἐσώθη ὁ δαιμονισθείς.

37 καὶ ἠρώτησεν αὐτὸν ἅπαν τὸ πλῆθος τῆς περιχώρου τῶν Γερασηνῶν ἀπελθεῖν ἀπʼ αὐτῶν, ὅτι φόβῳ μεγάλῳ συνείχοντο· αὐτὸς δὲ ἐμβὰς εἰς πλοῖον ὑπέστρεψεν.

38 ἐδεῖτο δὲ αὐτοῦ ὁ ἀνὴρ ἀφʼ οὗ ἐξεληλύθει τὰ δαιμόνια εἶναι σὺν αὐτῷ· ἀπέλυσεν δὲ αὐτὸν λέγων·

39 Ὑπόστρεφε εἰς τὸν οἶκόν σου, καὶ διηγοῦ ὅσα σοι ἐποίησεν ὁ θεός. καὶ ἀπῆλθεν καθʼ ὅλην τὴν πόλιν κηρύσσων ὅσα ἐποίησεν αὐτῷ ὁ Ἰησοῦς.


Literal Translation

Luke 8:26-39

(26) And they sailed down to the country of the Gadarenes, which is across from Galilee.

(27) And He going out onto the land, a certain man out of the city met Him, who had demons from a long time. (And he put no garment on; and he did not stay in a house, but among the tombs).

(28) And seeing Jesus, and crying out, he fell down before Him, and with a loud voice said, What to me and to You, Jesus, Son of God the Most High? I beg You, do not torment me.

(29) For He charged the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For many times it had seized him, and he was bound with chains and fetters, being guarded. And tearing apart the bonds, he was driven by the demons into the deserted places.

(30) And Jesus asked him, saying, What is your name? And he said, Legion (because many demons entered into him).

(31) And they begged Him that He not order them to go away into the abyss.

(32) And there was a herd of many pigs feeding there in the mount. And they begged Him that He would allow them to enter into those. And He allowed them.

(33) And coming out from the man, the demons entered into the pigs; and the herd rushed down the cliff into the lake and was choked.

(34) And seeing the thing, those feeding the pigs fled. And leaving, they reported to the city and to the farms.

(35) And they went out to see the thing happening, and came to Jesus. And they found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and of sound mind. And they were afraid.

(36) And also those who had seen related to them how the one having been demon-possessed was healed.

(37) And all the multitude of the neighborhood of the Gadarenes were seized with a great fear. And they asked Him to depart from them. And entering into the boat, He returned.

(38) And the man from whom the demons had gone out begged Him, desiring to be with Him. But Jesus sent him away, saying,

(39) Go back to your house and tell what God did to you. And he went away proclaiming through all the city what things Jesus did to him.



HOLY TRINITY

(16 June 2019)

Proverbs 8:1–4, 22–31; Psalm 8:1–9; Acts 2:14a, 22–36; John 8:48–59

Entrance: LSB 507 Holy, Holy, Holy

Of the Day: LSB 498: Come, Holy Ghost, Creator Blest

Offertory: LSB 815 All Praise to Thee, for Thou, O King Divine

Distribution: LSB 950 Splendor and Honor

LSB 506 Glory Be to God the Father

Closing: LSB 822 Alleluia! Let Praises Ring

The Triune God Reveals Himself in Christ Jesus

The divine Word of the Father also is the holy wisdom who “was beside him, like a master workman,” who “was daily his delight, rejoicing before him always” (Prov. 8:30). This Word became flesh and suffered death in order to bestow life by the preaching of His Gospel “to the children of man” (Prov. 8:4). He honors the Father, and the Father glorifies Him by raising Him from the dead, so that all who keep His Word “will never see death” (John 8:51). Long ago, “father Abraham rejoiced” in the day of Christ, for “he saw it and was glad” (John 8:56). Though Christ was “crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men,” “God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death” (Acts 2:23, 24). As He “received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:33), so it is by and through the Son that God the Father pours out the Holy Spirit upon His Church.


Courtesy: LCMS


Worldview Everlasting – Spocktual Criticism (John 8:48-59)

Water, lights, festivals, interruptions, antilegomena and legit textual criticism. What else could it be but Greek Tuesday! Pastor Fisk takes you through John 8:48-59, as well as the two preceding chapters to give the full context of the Gospel text for this upcoming Trinity Sunday.


Worldview Everlasting – I Do Not Have a Demon (John 8:48-59)

Grek2sDay, John 8, Keeping Words, Having or Not Having Demons, Being or Not Being Free, Truth Telling, Glorifying, Not Enough Monkeys But a Cool Dragon (and a Sword) and more! (All in under 9 mins of insane, last minute, hot tuesday workaholism!!! :) )


Worldview Everlasting – Everlasting Extras - Greek Tuesday - Acts 2:14-36

Greek Tuesday takes on the second half of Acts 2:14-36, in which Death gets a tummy ache and vomits up Jesus.


Worldview Everlasting – The Fix: For All Nations (Acts 2, part 2)

Preach the Gospel using words, because that’s necessary.


Looking Forward to Sunday Morning (3 Year Lectionary): Trinity Sunday — Dr. Carl Fickenscher — Issues Etc.

Dr. Carl Fickenscher

Dr. Carl Fickenscher, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind., discusses the readings and propers with Pr. Todd Wilken on Issues Etc. (mp3, 57:15, 52.6 MB, 2016-May-16)


John 8:48–59 (SBLGNT)

48 Ἀπεκρίθησαν οἱ Ἰουδαῖοι καὶ εἶπαν αὐτῷ· Οὐ καλῶς λέγομεν ἡμεῖς ὅτι Σαμαρίτης εἶ σὺ καὶ δαιμόνιον ἔχεις;

49 ἀπεκρίθη Ἰησοῦς· Ἐγὼ δαιμόνιον οὐκ ἔχω, ἀλλὰ τιμῶ τὸν πατέρα μου, καὶ ὑμεῖς ἀτιμάζετέ με.

50 ἐγὼ δὲ οὐ ζητῶ τὴν δόξαν μου· ἔστιν ὁ ζητῶν καὶ κρίνων.

51 ἀμὴν ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν, ἐάν τις τὸν ἐμὸν λόγον τηρήσῃ, θάνατον οὐ μὴ θεωρήσῃ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα.

52 εἶπον αὐτῷ οἱ Ἰουδαῖοι· Νῦν ἐγνώκαμεν ὅτι δαιμόνιον ἔχεις. Ἀβραὰμ ἀπέθανεν καὶ οἱ προφῆται, καὶ σὺ λέγεις· Ἐάν τις τὸν λόγον μου τηρήσῃ, οὐ μὴ γεύσηται θανάτου εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα·

53 μὴ σὺ μείζων εἶ τοῦ πατρὸς ἡμῶν Ἀβραάμ, ὅστις ἀπέθανεν; καὶ οἱ προφῆται ἀπέθανον· τίνα σεαυτὸν ποιεῖς;

54 ἀπεκρίθη Ἰησοῦς· Ἐὰν ἐγὼ δοξάσω ἐμαυτόν, ἡ δόξα μου οὐδέν ἐστιν· ἔστιν ὁ πατήρ μου ὁ δοξάζων με, ὃν ὑμεῖς λέγετε ὅτι θεὸς ἡμῶν ἐστιν,

55 καὶ οὐκ ἐγνώκατε αὐτόν, ἐγὼ δὲ οἶδα αὐτόν· κἂν εἴπω ὅτι οὐκ οἶδα αὐτόν, ἔσομαι ὅμοιος ὑμῖν ψεύστης· ἀλλὰ οἶδα αὐτὸν καὶ τὸν λόγον αὐτοῦ τηρῶ.

56 Ἀβραὰμ ὁ πατὴρ ὑμῶν ἠγαλλιάσατο ἵνα ἴδῃ τὴν ἡμέραν τὴν ἐμήν, καὶ εἶδεν καὶ ἐχάρη.

57 εἶπον οὖν οἱ Ἰουδαῖοι πρὸς αὐτόν· Πεντήκοντα ἔτη οὔπω ἔχεις καὶ Ἀβραὰμ ἑώρακας;

58 εἶπεν αὐτοῖς Ἰησοῦς· Ἀμὴν ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν, πρὶν Ἀβραὰμ γενέσθαι ἐγὼ εἰμί.

59 ἦραν οὖν λίθους ἵνα βάλωσιν ἐπʼ αὐτόν· Ἰησοῦς δὲ ἐκρύβη καὶ ἐξῆλθεν ἐκ τοῦ ἱεροῦ.


Literal Translation

John 8:48-59

(48) Then the Jews answered and said to Him, Do we not say well that You are a Samaritan and have a demon?

(49) Jesus answered, I do not have a demon; but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me.

(50) But I do not seek My glory; there is One who seeks and judges.

(51) Truly, truly, I say to you, If anyone keeps My Word, he will not behold death to the age, never!

(52) Then the Jews said to Him, Now we know that You have a demon. Abraham died, and the prophets, and You say, If anyone keeps My Word, he will not taste of death to the age, never!

(53) Are You greater than our father Abraham who died? And the prophets died! Whom do You make Yourself?

(54) Jesus answered, If I glorify Myself, My glory is nothing; it is My Father who glorifies Me, whom you say is your God.

(55) And you have not known Him; but I know Him, And if I say that I do not know Him, I shall be like you, a liar. But I know Him, and I keep His Word.

(56) Your father Abraham leaped for joy that he should see My day, and he saw, and rejoiced.

(57) Then the Jews said to Him, You do not yet have fifty years, and have You seen Abraham?

(58) Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Before Abraham came to be, I AM!

(59) Because of this, they took up stones that they might throw them on Him. But Jesus was hidden, and went forth out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.



In this Gottescast, The Gottesdienst Crowd discusses with Fritz Eckardt (Editor-in-Chief of Gottesdienst: The Journal of Lutheran Liturgy and pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran, Kewannee, IL) the Feast of Pentecost and the person and work of the Holy Spirit.

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In this Gottescast, The Gottesdienst Crowd jumps on the bandwagon of advice givers for newly-minted pastors, though its good for those not so new too. David Petersen (pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, IN, and author of the recurring column "Commentary on the War" in the Gottesdienst Journal) joins us for the discussion.

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THE DAY OF PENTECOST

(09 June 2019)

Genesis 11:1–9; Psalm 143:1–12; Acts 2:1–21; John 14:23–31

Entrance: LSB 497: Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord

Of the Day: LSB 502 Holy Spirit, the Dove Sent from Heaven

Offertory: LSB 650 Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling

Distribution: LSB 496 Holy Spirit, Light Divine

LSB 768 To God the Holy Spirit Let Us Pray

Closing: LSB 503 O Day Full of Grace

The Holy Spirit Gives Peace

Following the flood, Noah’s descendants failed to spread out and fill the earth as God had spoken. Rather, they exalted themselves; with “one language and the same words” (Gen. 11:1), they spoke proudly and arrogantly. The Lord humbled them by confusing “the language of all the earth,” dividing and dispersing the people (Gen. 11:9). That dispersal was reversed on Pentecost Day (the 50th day of Easter), when God caused the one Gospel of the Lord, Jesus Christ, to be preached in a multitude of languages. “At this sound the multitude came together” (Acts 2:6), for the preaching of Christ is the primary work of the Holy Spirit, whereby He gathers people from all nations into one Church. The Holy Spirit teaches and brings to our remembrance the words of Jesus, which are the words of the Father who sent Him. These words bestow forgiveness and peace to those who keep and hold on to them in love for Jesus. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid” (John 14:27).


Courtesy: LCMS


Worldview Everlasting – Don't Just Do It (John 14:23-31)

Greek2sDay: Disobedient Translations, Green Bird White Bird?, Called With Perry Mason, Synonymous Risings, and more!


Worldview Everlasting – The Word is Powerer than the Feels (John 14:23-31)

Greek Tuesday is back with John 14:23-31. God's Word is living and active in this passage, giving, creating, delivering - all sorts of active stuff!


Worldview Everlasting – Everlasting Extras - Greek Tuesday - Acts 2:1-21

Greek Tuesday covers Acts 2:1-21. Pentecost! Fire! Wind! Drunkenness! Wait…not that last one. But if you are a Charismatic or Pentecostal, you might not like this video.


Looking Forward to Sunday Morning (3 Year Lectionary): The Day of Pentecost — Dr. Carl Fickenscher — Issues Etc.

Dr. Carl Fickenscher

Dr. Carl Fickenscher, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind., discusses the readings and propers with Pr. Todd Wilken on Issues Etc. (mp3, 57:50, 53.1 MB, 2016-May-10)


Lectionary Podcast - Pentecost - Series C - John 14:23-31 with Prof. Jeff Pulse

Prof. Jeff Pulse, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind., discusses the Gospel reading for Pentecost.


John 14:23-31 (SBLGNT)

23 ἀπεκρίθη Ἰησοῦς καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ· Ἐάν τις ἀγαπᾷ με τὸν λόγον μου τηρήσει, καὶ ὁ πατήρ μου ἀγαπήσει αὐτόν, καὶ πρὸς αὐτὸν ἐλευσόμεθα καὶ μονὴν παρʼ αὐτῷ ποιησόμεθα.

24 ὁ μὴ ἀγαπῶν με τοὺς λόγους μου οὐ τηρεῖ· καὶ ὁ λόγος ὃν ἀκούετε οὐκ ἔστιν ἐμὸς ἀλλὰ τοῦ πέμψαντός με πατρός.

25 Ταῦτα λελάληκα ὑμῖν παρʼ ὑμῖν μένων·

26 ὁ δὲ παράκλητος, τὸ πνεῦμα τὸ ἅγιον ὃ πέμψει ὁ πατὴρ ἐν τῷ ὀνόματί μου, ἐκεῖνος ὑμᾶς διδάξει πάντα καὶ ὑπομνήσει ὑμᾶς πάντα ἃ εἶπον ὑμῖν.

27 εἰρήνην ἀφίημι ὑμῖν, εἰρήνην τὴν ἐμὴν δίδωμι ὑμῖν· οὐ καθὼς ὁ κόσμος δίδωσιν ἐγὼ δίδωμι ὑμῖν. μὴ ταρασσέσθω ὑμῶν ἡ καρδία μηδὲ δειλιάτω.

28 ἠκούσατε ὅτι ἐγὼ εἶπον ὑμῖν· Ὑπάγω καὶ ἔρχομαι πρὸς ὑμᾶς. εἰ ἠγαπᾶτέ με ἐχάρητε ἄν, ὅτι πορεύομαι πρὸς τὸν πατέρα, ὅτι ὁ πατὴρ μείζων μού ἐστιν.

29 καὶ νῦν εἴρηκα ὑμῖν πρὶν γενέσθαι, ἵνα ὅταν γένηται πιστεύσητε.

30 οὐκέτι πολλὰ λαλήσω μεθʼ ὑμῶν, ἔρχεται γὰρ ὁ τοῦ κόσμου ἄρχων· καὶ ἐν ἐμοὶ οὐκ ἔχει οὐδέν,

31 ἀλλʼ ἵνα γνῷ ὁ κόσμος ὅτι ἀγαπῶ τὸν πατέρα, καὶ καθὼς ἐνετείλατο μοι ὁ πατὴρ οὕτως ποιῶ. Ἐγείρεσθε, ἄγωμεν ἐντεῦθεν.


Literal Translation

John 14:23-31

(23) Jesus answered and said to him, If anyone loves Me, he will keep My Word, and My Father shall love him. And We will come to him and will make a dwelling place with him.

(24) The one who does not love Me does not keep My Words. And the Word which you hear is not Mine but of the Father who sent Me.

(25) I have spoken these things to you, abiding with you;

(26) but the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He shall teach you all things and shall remind you of all things that I said to you.

(27) I leave peace to you; My peace I give to you. Not as the world gives I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be timid.

(28) You heard that I said to you, I am going away, and I am coming again to you. If you loved Me, you would have rejoiced that I said, I am going to the Father; for My Father is greater than I.

(29) And now I have told you before it occurs, that when it shall occur you may believe.

(30) I shall no longer speak many things with you, for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me.

(31) But that the world may know that I love the Father, even as the Father commanded Me, so I do. Rise up, let us go from here.


Acts 2:1-21 (SBLGNT)

1 Καὶ ἐν τῷ συμπληροῦσθαι τὴν ἡμέραν τῆς πεντηκοστῆς ἦσαν πάντες ὁμοῦ ἐπὶ τὸ αὐτό,

2 καὶ ἐγένετο ἄφνω ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ ἦχος ὥσπερ φερομένης πνοῆς βιαίας καὶ ἐπλήρωσεν ὅλον τὸν οἶκον οὗ ἦσαν καθήμενοι,

3 καὶ ὤφθησαν αὐτοῖς διαμεριζόμεναι γλῶσσαι ὡσεὶ πυρός, καὶ ἐκάθισεν ἐφʼ ἕνα ἕκαστον αὐτῶν,

4 καὶ ἐπλήσθησαν πάντες πνεύματος ἁγίου, καὶ ἤρξαντο λαλεῖν ἑτέραις γλώσσαις καθὼς τὸ πνεῦμα ἐδίδου ἀποφθέγγεσθαι αὐτοῖς.

5 Ἦσαν δὲ ἐν Ἰερουσαλὴμ κατοικοῦντες Ἰουδαῖοι, ἄνδρες εὐλαβεῖς ἀπὸ παντὸς ἔθνους τῶν ὑπὸ τὸν οὐρανόν·

6 γενομένης δὲ τῆς φωνῆς ταύτης συνῆλθε τὸ πλῆθος καὶ συνεχύθη, ὅτι ἤκουον εἷς ἕκαστος τῇ ἰδίᾳ διαλέκτῳ λαλούντων αὐτῶν·

7 ἐξίσταντο δὲ καὶ ἐθαύμαζον λέγοντες· Οὐχ ἰδοὺ πάντες οὗτοί εἰσιν οἱ λαλοῦντες Γαλιλαῖοι;

8 καὶ πῶς ἡμεῖς ἀκούομεν ἕκαστος τῇ ἰδίᾳ διαλέκτῳ ἡμῶν ἐν ᾗ ἐγεννήθημεν;

9 Πάρθοι καὶ Μῆδοι καὶ Ἐλαμῖται, καὶ οἱ κατοικοῦντες τὴν Μεσοποταμίαν, Ἰουδαίαν τε καὶ Καππαδοκίαν, Πόντον καὶ τὴν Ἀσίαν,

10 Φρυγίαν τε καὶ Παμφυλίαν, Αἴγυπτον καὶ τὰ μέρη τῆς Λιβύης τῆς κατὰ Κυρήνην, καὶ οἱ ἐπιδημοῦντες Ῥωμαῖοι,

11 Ἰουδαῖοί τε καὶ προσήλυτοι, Κρῆτες καὶ Ἄραβες, ἀκούομεν λαλούντων αὐτῶν ταῖς ἡμετέραις γλώσσαις τὰ μεγαλεῖα τοῦ θεοῦ.

12 ἐξίσταντο δὲ πάντες καὶ διηπόρουν, ἄλλος πρὸς ἄλλον λέγοντες· Τί θέλει τοῦτο εἶναι;

13 ἕτεροι δὲ διαχλευάζοντες ἔλεγον ὅτι Γλεύκους μεμεστωμένοι εἰσίν.

14 Σταθεὶς δὲ ὁ Πέτρος σὺν τοῖς ἕνδεκα ἐπῆρεν τὴν φωνὴν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἀπεφθέγξατο αὐτοῖς· Ἄνδρες Ἰουδαῖοι καὶ οἱ κατοικοῦντες Ἰερουσαλὴμ πάντες, τοῦτο ὑμῖν γνωστὸν ἔστω καὶ ἐνωτίσασθε τὰ ῥήματά μου.

15 οὐ γὰρ ὡς ὑμεῖς ὑπολαμβάνετε οὗτοι μεθύουσιν, ἔστιν γὰρ ὥρα τρίτη τῆς ἡμέρας,

16 ἀλλὰ τοῦτό ἐστιν τὸ εἰρημένον διὰ τοῦ προφήτου Ἰωήλ·

17 Καὶ ἔσται ἐν ταῖς ἐσχάταις ἡμέραις, λέγει ὁ θεός, ἐκχεῶ ἀπὸ τοῦ πνεύματός μου ἐπὶ πᾶσαν σάρκα, καὶ προφητεύσουσιν οἱ υἱοὶ ὑμῶν καὶ αἱ θυγατέρες ὑμῶν, καὶ οἱ νεανίσκοι ὑμῶν ὁράσεις ὄψονται, καὶ οἱ πρεσβύτεροι ὑμῶν ἐνυπνίοις ἐνυπνιασθήσονται·

18 καί γε ἐπὶ τοὺς δούλους μου καὶ ἐπὶ τὰς δούλας μου ἐν ταῖς ἡμέραις ἐκείναις ἐκχεῶ ἀπὸ τοῦ πνεύματός μου, καὶ προφητεύσουσιν.

19 καὶ δώσω τέρατα ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ ἄνω καὶ σημεῖα ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς κάτω, αἷμα καὶ πῦρ καὶ ἀτμίδα καπνοῦ·

20 ὁ ἥλιος μεταστραφήσεται εἰς σκότος καὶ ἡ σελήνη εἰς αἷμα πρὶν ἢ ἐλθεῖν ἡμέραν κυρίου τὴν μεγάλην καὶ ἐπιφανῆ.

21 καὶ ἔσται πᾶς ὃς ἐὰν ἐπικαλέσηται τὸ ὄνομα κυρίου σωθήσεται.


Literal Translation

Acts 2:1-21

(1) And in the fulfilling of the day of Pentecost, they were all with one mind in the same place.

(2) And suddenly a sound came out of the heaven, as being borne along by a violent wind! And it filled all the house where they were sitting.

(3) And tongues as of fire appeared to them, being distributed, and it sat on each one of them.

(4) And they were all filled of the Holy Spirit, and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave ability to them to speak.

(5) And Jews were living in Jerusalem, devout men from every nation of those under the heaven.

(6) But this sound occurring, the multitude came together and were confounded, because they each heard them speaking in his own dialect.

(7) And all were amazed and marveled, saying to one another, Behold, are not all these, those speaking, Galileans?

(8) And how do we hear each in our own dialect in which we were born,

(9) Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and those living in Mesopotamia, both Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,

(10) both Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt, and the regions of Libya over against Cyrene, and the temporarily residing Romans, both Jews and proselytes,

(11) Cretans and Arabians; in our own languages we hear them speaking the great deeds of God?

(12) And all were amazed and puzzled, saying to one another, What would this wish to be?

(13) But ridiculing, others said, They are full of sweet wine.

(14) But standing up with the Eleven, Peter lifted up his voice and spoke out to them, Men, Jews, and all those living in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to my words:

(15) For these are not drunk, as you imagine, for it is the third hour of the day.

(16) But this is that which has been spoken by the prophet Joel,

(17) "And it shall be" in the last days, God says, "I will pour from My Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy;" "and your young men shall see visions," "and your old men shall dream dreams;"

(18) "and also I will pour out My Spirit on My slaves and slave women in those days," and they shall prophesy.

(19) "And I will give wonders in the heaven above," and miraculous signs "on the earth below, blood and fire and vapor of smoke.

(20) The sun will be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the" "coming of the great and glorious" "day of the Lord."

(21) "And it shall be that everyone who shall call on the name of the Lord will be saved."



SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

(02 June 2019)

Acts 1:12–26; Psalm 133:1–3; Revelation 22:1–6, 7–11, 12–20; John 17:20–26

Entrance: LSB 491 Up through Endless Ranks of Angels

Of the Day: LSB 539 Christ Is the World's Redeemer (starts 2:25)

Offertory: LSB 623 Lord Jesus Christ, We Humbly Pray

Distribution: LSB 529 Since Our Great High Priest, Christ Jesus

LSB 821 Alleluia! Sing to Jesus

Closing: LSB 895 Now Thank We All Our God

Jesus Is with Us in His Holy Christian Church

On the night when He was betrayed, Jesus interceded for His Church — for His apostles and all who believe in Him through their word — that all of His disciples “may become perfectly one” in the Father and the Son (John 17:21–23). For Jesus became flesh and dwells among us in order to reveal the Father and His name, to share with us the glory of His righteousness, and to bring us to the Father in Himself. As the Father loved the Son from “before the foundation of the world” (John 17:24), so He loves the whole world (John 17:23, 26). Through the apostolic witness to the Baptism, cross and resurrection of Jesus (Acts 1:21–22), the Lord gathers His disciples throughout the world “with one accord” as one Body in Christ (Acts 1:14). And so with one voice and by one Spirit, His Bride prays, “Come” (Rev. 22:17). And He comes to us. He gives us “the water of life without price” to wash our robes and quench our thirst (Rev. 22:17); He feeds us from “the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit” (Rev. 22:2).


Courtesy: LCMS


Worldview Everlasting – The NotSoProBono Unification Project (John 17:20-26)

Greek2sDay, MeFirst Gimme Gimme style, (with special guest Jool), + bonus email: What Happened to Judas (?) and Who's Going to Hell (?); Terminus Techni, Missing P(i)e(a)ces, Totelaow! and more.


Worldview Everlasting – The Fix: Living Water World (Revelation 22)

Jesus is coming soon. And he’s bringing vengeance and freedom with him.


Lectionary Podcast - Easter 7 - Series C - John 17:20-26 with Dr. Charles Gieschen

Dr. Charles Gieschen, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind., discusses one of the Gospel readings for Easter 7.


John 17:20-26 (SBLGNT)

20 Οὐ περὶ τούτων δὲ ἐρωτῶ μόνον, ἀλλὰ καὶ περὶ τῶν πιστευόντων διὰ τοῦ λόγου αὐτῶν εἰς ἐμέ,

21 ἵνα πάντες ἓν ὦσιν, καθὼς σύ, πάτερ, ἐν ἐμοὶ κἀγὼ ἐν σοί, ἵνα καὶ αὐτοὶ ἐν ἡμῖν ὦσιν, ἵνα ὁ κόσμος πιστεύῃ ὅτι σύ με ἀπέστειλας.

22 κἀγὼ τὴν δόξαν ἣν δέδωκάς μοι δέδωκα αὐτοῖς, ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν καθὼς ἡμεῖς ἕν,

23 ἐγὼ ἐν αὐτοῖς καὶ σὺ ἐν ἐμοί, ἵνα ὦσιν τετελειωμένοι εἰς ἕν, ἵνα γινώσκῃ ὁ κόσμος ὅτι σύ με ἀπέστειλας καὶ ἠγάπησας αὐτοὺς καθὼς ἐμὲ ἠγάπησας.

24 πάτερ, ὃ δέδωκάς μοι, θέλω ἵνα ὅπου εἰμὶ ἐγὼ κἀκεῖνοι ὦσιν μετʼ ἐμοῦ, ἵνα θεωρῶσιν τὴν δόξαν τὴν ἐμὴν ἣν δέδωκάς μοι, ὅτι ἠγάπησάς με πρὸ καταβολῆς κόσμου.

25 Πάτερ δίκαιε, καὶ ὁ κόσμος σε οὐκ ἔγνω, ἐγὼ δέ σε ἔγνων, καὶ οὗτοι ἔγνωσαν ὅτι σύ με ἀπέστειλας,

26 καὶ ἐγνώρισα αὐτοῖς τὸ ὄνομά σου καὶ γνωρίσω, ἵνα ἡ ἀγάπη ἣν ἠγάπησάς με ἐν αὐτοῖς ᾖ κἀγὼ ἐν αὐτοῖς.


Literal Translation

John 17:20-26

(20) And I do not pray concerning these only, but also concerning those who will believe in Me through their word;

(21) that all may be one, as You are in Me, Father, and I in You, that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.

(22) And I have given them the glory which You have given Me, that they may be one, as We are One:

(23) I in them, and You in Me, that they may be perfected in one; and that the world may know that You sent Me and loved them, even as You loved Me.

(24) Father, I desire that those whom You have given Me, that where I am, they may be with Me also, that they may behold My glory which You gave Me, because You loved Me before the foundation of the world.

(25) Righteous Father, indeed the world did not know You, but I knew You; and these have known that You sent Me.

(26) And I made known to them Your name, and will make it known, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.



THE ASCENSION OF OUR LORD

(30 May 2019)

Acts 1:1–11; Psalm 47:1–9; Ephesians 1:15–23; Luke 24:44–53

Entrance: LSB 532 The Head That Once Was Crowned with Thorns

Of the Day: LSB 491 Up Through Endless Ranks of Angels

Offertory: LSB 529 Since Our Great High Priest, Christ Jesus

Distribution: LSB 493 A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing

LSB 494 See, the Lord Ascends in Triumph

Closing: LSB 339 Lift Up Your Heads, You Everlasting Doors

Christ Ascended Is with You Always

In His resurrection, the Lord Jesus presented Himself alive to the apostles, “appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God” (Acts 1:3). Then He ascended to the right hand of the Father, not orphaning His Church, but filling all things in heaven and on earth, and giving gifts to His disciples. So today, He continues to preach “repentance and forgiveness of sins” (Luke 24:47) through “the apostles whom he had chosen” (Acts 1:2), even “to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8). Jesus comes among us today by His Word and Spirit, whom He pours out upon “the church, which is his body” (Eph. 1:22–23). In His Church, He blesses us with forgiveness, lifts us up in His hands and seats us with Himself “in the heavenly places” (Eph. 1:20).


Courtesy: LCMS


Encore: Worldview Everlasting – It is, like, Totally Necessary (Luke 24:36-49)

Worldview Everlasting Greek Tuesday takes on Luke 24 and then some. Luke 24:36-49


Encore: Looking Forward to Sunday Morning (3 Year Lectionary): The Ascension — 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, 56:26, 51.9 MB, 2016-May-02)


Encore: Lectionary Podcast - Ascension - Series B & C

Dr. Arthur A. Just, Jr., Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind., discusses the Gospel reading from the Greek text


Luke 24:44–53 (SBLGNT)

44 Εἶπεν δὲ πρὸς αὐτούς· Οὗτοι οἱ λόγοι μου οὓς ἐλάλησα πρὸς ὑμᾶς ἔτι ὢν σὺν ὑμῖν, ὅτι δεῖ πληρωθῆναι πάντα τὰ γεγραμμένα ἐν τῷ νόμῳ Μωϋσέως καὶ προφήταις καὶ ψαλμοῖς περὶ ἐμοῦ.

45 τότε διήνοιξεν αὐτῶν τὸν νοῦν τοῦ συνιέναι τὰς γραφάς,

46 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς ὅτι οὕτως γέγραπται παθεῖν τὸν χριστὸν καὶ ἀναστῆναι ἐκ νεκρῶν τῇ τρίτῃ ἡμέρᾳ,

47 καὶ κηρυχθῆναι ἐπὶ τῷ ὀνόματι αὐτοῦ μετάνοιαν καὶ ἄφεσιν ἁμαρτιῶν εἰς πάντα τὰ ἔθνη— ἀρξάμενοι ἀπὸ Ἰερουσαλήμ·

48 ὑμεῖς ἐστε μάρτυρες τούτων.

49 καὶ ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ ἐξαποστέλλω τὴν ἐπαγγελίαν τοῦ πατρός μου ἐφʼ ὑμᾶς· ὑμεῖς δὲ καθίσατε ἐν τῇ πόλει ἕως οὗ ἐνδύσησθε ἐξ ὕψους δύναμιν.

50 Ἐξήγαγεν δὲ αὐτοὺς ἕως πρὸς Βηθανίαν, καὶ ἐπάρας τὰς χεῖρας αὐτοῦ εὐλόγησεν αὐτούς.

51 καὶ ἐγένετο ἐν τῷ εὐλογεῖν αὐτὸν αὐτοὺς διέστη ἀπʼ αὐτῶν [καὶ ἀνεφέρετο εἰς τὸν οὐρανόν].

52 καὶ αὐτοὶ [προσκυνήσαντες αὐτὸν] ὑπέστρεψαν εἰς Ἰερουσαλὴμ μετὰ χαρᾶς μεγάλης,

53 καὶ ἦσαν διὰ παντὸς ἐν τῷ ἱερῷ εὐλογοῦντες τὸν θεόν.


Literal Translation

Luke 24:44-53

(44) And He said to them, These are the Words which I spoke to you yet being with you, that all the things must be fulfilled having been written in the Law of Moses, and the Prophets, and the Psalms, concerning Me.

(45) Then He opened up their mind to understand the Scriptures,

(46) and said to them, So it is written, and so the Christ must suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day. No OT passage

(47) And repentance and remission of sins must be preached on His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.

(48) And you are witnesses of these things.

(49) And, behold, I send forth the promise of My Father on you. But you sit in the city of Jerusalem until you are clothed with power from on high.

(50) He led them out as far as to Bethany. And lifting up His hands, He blessed them.

(51) And it happened as He blessed them, He withdrew from them and was carried into Heaven.

(52) And worshiping Him, they returned to Jerusalem with great joy,

(53) and were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.



In this Gottescast, The Gottesdienst Crowd discusses the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord. Ben Ball (pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hamel, IL) joins us for the discussion.

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