FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Proper 20C (18 September 2016)

Amos 8:4–7; Psalm 113:1–9; 1 Timothy 2:1–15; Luke 16:1–15

Entrance: LSB 847 Christ, Our Human Likeness Sharing

Of the Day: LSB 557 Seek Where You May to Find a Way

Offertory: LSB 966 Before You, Lord, We Bow

Distribution: LSB 563 Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness

Dist: LSB 853 How Clear Is Our Vocation, Lord

Closing: LSB 851 Lord of Glory, You Have Bought Us

The Lord Is Rich in His Grace and Mercy

Because God our Savior “desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Tim. 2:4), He urges “that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men” (1 Tim. 2:1). Christians should so pray “without wrath and dissension,” but “adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly” (1 Tim. 2:8, 9). For the Lord does not forget “the humble of the land” (Amos 8:4). He remembers them according to the foolishness of the cross. “For that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God” (Luke 16:15). Though we try to justify ourselves “in the sight of men,” God knows our sinful hearts and calls us to repentance (Luke 16:15). Though we are “not strong enough to dig,” and we are “ashamed to beg” (Luke 16:3), He justifies us by His grace and welcomes us into His “eternal dwellings” (Luke 16:9). More shrewd than even “the sons of this age” (Luke 16:8), He requires His stewards of the Gospel to bestow forgiveness freely.


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Looking Forward to Sunday Morning (3 Year Lectionary): The Dishonest Manager — 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, 57:16, 52.6 MB, 2016-Sept-12)


Lectionary Podcast -- Proper 20 -- Series C -- Dr. David P. Scaer

Dr. David P. Scaer, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind., discusses the Gospel reading for the coming Sunday.


Luke 16:1-15 (SBLGNT)

1 Ἔλεγεν δὲ καὶ πρὸς τοὺς μαθητάς· Ἄνθρωπός τις ἦν πλούσιος ὃς εἶχεν οἰκονόμον, καὶ οὗτος διεβλήθη αὐτῷ ὡς διασκορπίζων τὰ ὑπάρχοντα αὐτοῦ.

2 καὶ φωνήσας αὐτὸν εἶπεν αὐτῷ· Τί τοῦτο ἀκούω περὶ σοῦ; ἀπόδος τὸν λόγον τῆς οἰκονομίας σου, οὐ γὰρ δύνῃ ἔτι οἰκονομεῖν.

3 εἶπεν δὲ ἐν ἑαυτῷ ὁ οἰκονόμος· Τί ποιήσω ὅτι ὁ κύριός μου ἀφαιρεῖται τὴν οἰκονομίαν ἀπʼ ἐμοῦ; σκάπτειν οὐκ ἰσχύω, ἐπαιτεῖν αἰσχύνομαι·

4 ἔγνων τί ποιήσω, ἵνα ὅταν μετασταθῶ ἐκ τῆς οἰκονομίας δέξωνταί με εἰς τοὺς οἴκους ἑαυτῶν.

5 καὶ προσκαλεσάμενος ἕνα ἕκαστον τῶν χρεοφειλετῶν τοῦ κυρίου ἑαυτοῦ ἔλεγεν τῷ πρώτῳ· Πόσον ὀφείλεις τῷ κυρίῳ μου;

6 ὁ δὲ εἶπεν· Ἑκατὸν βάτους ἐλαίου· ὁ δὲ εἶπεν αὐτῷ· Δέξαι σου τὰ γράμματα καὶ καθίσας ταχέως γράψον πεντήκοντα.

7 ἔπειτα ἑτέρῳ εἶπεν· Σὺ δὲ πόσον ὀφείλεις; ὁ δὲ εἶπεν· Ἑκατὸν κόρους σίτου· λέγει αὐτῷ· Δέξαι σου τὰ γράμματα καὶ γράψον ὀγδοήκοντα.

8 καὶ ἐπῄνεσεν ὁ κύριος τὸν οἰκονόμον τῆς ἀδικίας ὅτι φρονίμως ἐποίησεν· ὅτι οἱ υἱοὶ τοῦ αἰῶνος τούτου φρονιμώτεροι ὑπὲρ τοὺς υἱοὺς τοῦ φωτὸς εἰς τὴν γενεὰν τὴν ἑαυτῶν εἰσιν.

9 καὶ ἐγὼ ὑμῖν λέγω, ἑαυτοῖς ποιήσατε φίλους ἐκ τοῦ μαμωνᾶ τῆς ἀδικίας, ἵνα ὅταν ἐκλίπῃ δέξωνται ὑμᾶς εἰς τὰς αἰωνίους σκηνάς.

10 Ὁ πιστὸς ἐν ἐλαχίστῳ καὶ ἐν πολλῷ πιστός ἐστιν, καὶ ὁ ἐν ἐλαχίστῳ ἄδικος καὶ ἐν πολλῷ ἄδικός ἐστιν.

11 εἰ οὖν ἐν τῷ ἀδίκῳ μαμωνᾷ πιστοὶ οὐκ ἐγένεσθε, τὸ ἀληθινὸν τίς ὑμῖν πιστεύσει;

12 καὶ εἰ ἐν τῷ ἀλλοτρίῳ πιστοὶ οὐκ ἐγένεσθε, τὸ ὑμέτερον τίς δώσει ὑμῖν;

13 οὐδεὶς οἰκέτης δύναται δυσὶ κυρίοις δουλεύειν· ἢ γὰρ τὸν ἕνα μισήσει καὶ τὸν ἕτερον ἀγαπήσει, ἢ ἑνὸς ἀνθέξεται καὶ τοῦ ἑτέρου καταφρονήσει. οὐ δύνασθε θεῷ δουλεύειν καὶ μαμωνᾷ.

14 Ἤκουον δὲ ταῦτα πάντα οἱ Φαρισαῖοι φιλάργυροι ὑπάρχοντες, καὶ ἐξεμυκτήριζον αὐτόν.

15 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· Ὑμεῖς ἐστε οἱ δικαιοῦντες ἑαυτοὺς ἐνώπιον τῶν ἀνθρώπων, ὁ δὲ θεὸς γινώσκει τὰς καρδίας ὑμῶν· ὅτι τὸ ἐν ἀνθρώποις ὑψηλὸν βδέλυγμα ἐνώπιον τοῦ θεοῦ.


Literal Translation

Luke 16:1-15

(1)  And He also said to His disciples, A certain man was rich; and he had a steward, and this one was accused to him as wasting his goods.

(2)  And calling him, he said to him, What is this I hear about you? Give the account of your stewardship, for you can no longer be steward.

(3)  And the steward said within himself, What shall I do, for my lord is taking away the stewardship from me? I am not able to dig, and I am ashamed to beg.

(4)  I know what I will do, that when I am removed from the stewardship, they will receive me into their houses.

(5)  And having called to him each one of the debtors of his lord, he said to the first, How much do you owe my lord?

(6)  And he said, A hundred baths of oil. And he said to him, Take your statements and sitting quickly write fifty.

(7)  Then he said to another, And you, how much do you owe? And he said, a hundred cors of wheat. And he said to him, Take your statement and write eighty.

(8)  And the lord praised the unrighteous steward, because he acted prudently. For the sons of this age are more prudent than the sons of light themselves are in their generation.

(9)  And I say to you, Make to yourselves friends by the unrighteous mammon, that when it fails they may take you into the eternal dwellings.

(10)  He faithful in the least is also faithful in much. And he unrighteous in the least is also unrighteous in much.

(11)  Then if you were not faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will entrust the true to you?

(12)  And if you were not faithful in that of another, who will give to you that which is yours?

(13)  No servant is able to serve two lords; for either he will hate the one, and he will love the other; or he will cling to one, and he will despise the other. You are unable to serve God and mammon.

(14)  And being lovers of money, the Pharisees also heard all these things; and they derided Him.

(15)  And He said to them, You are those justifying yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts; for the thing highly prized among men is a hateful thing before God.



FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Proper 19C (15 September 2019)

Ezekiel 34:11–24; Psalm 119:169–176; 1 Timothy 1:5–11, 12–17; Luke 15:1–10

Entrance: LSB 791 All People That on Earth Do Dwell

Of the Day: LSB 609 Jesus Sinners Doth Receive

Offertory: LSB 711 Savior, like a Shepherd Lead Us

Distribution: LSB 709 The King of Love My Shepherd Is

Dist: LSB 740 I Am Jesus’ Little Lamb

Closing: LSB 506 Glory Be to God the Father

Jesus Christ Is the Great Shepherd of His Sheep

“It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” (1 Tim. 1:15). As He had mercy on Paul, in order to “demonstrate His perfect patience” (1 Tim. 1:16), so also does He seek out His sheep “from all the places to which they were scattered on a cloudy and gloomy day” (Ezek. 34:12). To deliver His flock, He “will seek the lost, bring back the scattered, bind up the broken, and strengthen the sick” (Ezek. 34:16), and “they will no longer be a prey” (Ezek. 34:22). He sets over them one great Good Shepherd, the Son of David, who “will feed them himself and be their shepherd” (Ezek. 34:23). For Christ Jesus is the one Man who, “if he has a hundred sheep and has lost one of them,” would “leave the ninety-nine in the open pasture, and go after the one which is lost, until he finds it” (Luke 15:4). When He finds the lost one and brings it home rejoicing, “the angels of God” and all the company of heaven rejoice with Him, with great joy (Luke 15:7, 10).


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Looking Forward to Sunday Morning (3 Year Lectionary): Luke 15 — 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, 57:38, 53.0 MB, 2016-Sept-06)


Lectionary Podcast Proper 19 - Series C - Luke 15:1-10 with Dr. Peter Scaer

Dr. Peter Scaer, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind., discusses the Gospel reading


Luke 15:1-10 (SBLGNT)

1 Ἦσαν δὲ αὐτῷ ἐγγίζοντες πάντες οἱ τελῶναι καὶ οἱ ἁμαρτωλοὶ ἀκούειν αὐτοῦ.

2 καὶ διεγόγγυζον οἵ τε Φαρισαῖοι καὶ οἱ γραμματεῖς λέγοντες ὅτι Οὗτος ἁμαρτωλοὺς προσδέχεται καὶ συνεσθίει αὐτοῖς.

3 εἶπεν δὲ πρὸς αὐτοὺς τὴν παραβολὴν ταύτην λέγων·

4 Τίς ἄνθρωπος ἐξ ὑμῶν ἔχων ἑκατὸν πρόβατα καὶ ἀπολέσας ἐξ αὐτῶν ἓν οὐ καταλείπει τὰ ἐνενήκοντα ἐννέα ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ καὶ πορεύεται ἐπὶ τὸ ἀπολωλὸς ἕως εὕρῃ αὐτό;

5 καὶ εὑρὼν ἐπιτίθησιν ἐπὶ τοὺς ὤμους αὐτοῦ χαίρων,

6 καὶ ἐλθὼν εἰς τὸν οἶκον συγκαλεῖ τοὺς φίλους καὶ τοὺς γείτονας, λέγων αὐτοῖς· Συγχάρητέ μοι ὅτι εὗρον τὸ πρόβατόν μου τὸ ἀπολωλός.

7 λέγω ὑμῖν ὅτι οὕτως χαρὰ ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ ἔσται ἐπὶ ἑνὶ ἁμαρτωλῷ μετανοοῦντι ἢ ἐπὶ ἐνενήκοντα ἐννέα δικαίοις οἵτινες οὐ χρείαν ἔχουσιν μετανοίας.

8 Ἢ τίς γυνὴ δραχμὰς ἔχουσα δέκα, ἐὰν ἀπολέσῃ δραχμὴν μίαν, οὐχὶ ἅπτει λύχνον καὶ σαροῖ τὴν οἰκίαν καὶ ζητεῖ ἐπιμελῶς ἕως οὗ εὕρῃ;

9 καὶ εὑροῦσα συγκαλεῖ τὰς φίλας καὶ γείτονας λέγουσα· Συγχάρητέ μοι ὅτι εὗρον τὴν δραχμὴν ἣν ἀπώλεσα.

10 οὕτως, λέγω ὑμῖν, γίνεται χαρὰ ἐνώπιον τῶν ἀγγέλων τοῦ θεοῦ ἐπὶ ἑνὶ ἁμαρτωλῷ μετανοοῦντι.


Literal Translation

Luke 15:1-10

(1) And all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to Him, to hear Him.

(2) And the Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying, This one receives sinners and eats with them.

(3) And He spoke to them this parable, saying,

(4) What man of you having a hundred sheep, and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety nine in the deserted place and go after the lost one until he finds it?

(5) And finding it, he puts it on his shoulders, rejoicing.

(6) And coming to the house, he calls together the friends and neighbors, saying to them, Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that had been lost.

(7) I say to you that so is joy in Heaven over one sinner repenting, than over ninety nine righteous ones who have no need of repentance.

(8) Or what woman having ten drachmas, if she loses one drachma does not light a lamp and sweep the house, and look carefully until she finds it?

(9) And finding it, she calls together the friends and neighbors, saying, Rejoice with me, for I have found the drachma which I lost.

(10) I say to you, So there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner repenting.



Bugenhagen Conference 2019 Keynote Address One

July 29, 2019

St John's Lutheran Church, Racine, WI

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THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Proper 18C (08 September 2019)

Deuteronomy 30:15–20; Psalm 1:1–6; Philemon 1–21; Luke 14:25–35

Entrance: LSB 838 The Saints in Christ Are One in Every Place

Of the Day: LSB 853 How Clear Is Our Vocation, Lord

Offertory: LSB 747 No Saint on Earth Lives Life to Self Alone

Distribution: LSB 783 Take My Life and Let It Be

Dist: LSB 642 O Living Bread from Heaven

Closing: LSB 661 The Son of God Goes Forth to War

Christ Jesus Has Paid the Cost of Discipleship for You

A disciple of Jesus Christ will “carry his own cross” (Luke 14:27) and follow the Lord through death into life. Discipleship is costly because it crucifies the old man with “all his own possessions” (Luke 14:33), in order to raise up the new man in Christ. The disciple disavows “his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life” (Luke 14:26), in deference to Christ. That way of the cross is impossible, except that Christ Jesus has already paid the cost. His cross is set before you as “life and prosperity, and death and adversity” (Deut. 30:15). Taking up His cross is to “choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants, by loving the Lord your God, by obeying His voice, and by holding fast to Him” (Deut. 30:19–20). To live that life in Christ is also to bear His cross in love, “that your goodness should not be as it were by compulsion, but of your own free will” (Philemon 14).


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Looking Forward to Sunday Morning (3 Year Lectionary): Cost of Discipleship — 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, 57:21, 52.7 MB, 2016-Aug-29)


Lectionary Podcast Proper 18 - Series C - Luke 14:25-35 with Dr. David Scaer

Dr. David Scaer, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind., discusses the Gospel reading


Luke 14:25-35 (SBLGNT)

25 Συνεπορεύοντο δὲ αὐτῷ ὄχλοι πολλοί, καὶ στραφεὶς εἶπεν πρὸς αὐτούς·

26 Εἴ τις ἔρχεται πρός με καὶ οὐ μισεῖ τὸν πατέρα ἑαυτοῦ καὶ τὴν μητέρα καὶ τὴν γυναῖκα καὶ τὰ τέκνα καὶ τοὺς ἀδελφοὺς καὶ τὰς ἀδελφάς, ἔτι τε καὶ τὴν ψυχὴν ἑαυτοῦ, οὐ δύναται εἶναί μου μαθητής.

27 ὅστις οὐ βαστάζει τὸν σταυρὸν ἑαυτοῦ καὶ ἔρχεται ὀπίσω μου, οὐ δύναται εἶναί μου μαθητής.

28 τίς γὰρ ἐξ ὑμῶν θέλων πύργον οἰκοδομῆσαι οὐχὶ πρῶτον καθίσας ψηφίζει τὴν δαπάνην, εἰ ἔχει εἰς ἀπαρτισμόν;

29 ἵνα μήποτε θέντος αὐτοῦ θεμέλιον καὶ μὴ ἰσχύοντος ἐκτελέσαι πάντες οἱ θεωροῦντες ἄρξωνται αὐτῷ ἐμπαίζειν

30 λέγοντες ὅτι Οὗτος ὁ ἄνθρωπος ἤρξατο οἰκοδομεῖν καὶ οὐκ ἴσχυσεν ἐκτελέσαι.

31 ἢ τίς βασιλεὺς πορευόμενος ἑτέρῳ βασιλεῖ συμβαλεῖν εἰς πόλεμον οὐχὶ καθίσας πρῶτον βουλεύσεται εἰ δυνατός ἐστιν ἐν δέκα χιλιάσιν ὑπαντῆσαι τῷ μετὰ εἴκοσι χιλιάδων ἐρχομένῳ ἐπʼ αὐτόν;

32 εἰ δὲ μήγε, ἔτι αὐτοῦ πόρρω ὄντος πρεσβείαν ἀποστείλας ἐρωτᾷ τὰ πρὸς εἰρήνην.

33 οὕτως οὖν πᾶς ἐξ ὑμῶν ὃς οὐκ ἀποτάσσεται πᾶσιν τοῖς ἑαυτοῦ ὑπάρχουσιν οὐ δύναται εἶναί μου μαθητής.

34 Καλὸν οὖν τὸ ἅλας· ἐὰν δὲ καὶ τὸ ἅλας μωρανθῇ, ἐν τίνι ἀρτυθήσεται;

35 οὔτε εἰς γῆν οὔτε εἰς κοπρίαν εὔθετόν ἐστιν· ἔξω βάλλουσιν αὐτό. ὁ ἔχων ὦτα ἀκούειν ἀκουέτω.


Literal Translation

Luke 14:25-35

(25) And great crowds came together to Him. And turning, He said to them,

(26) If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brothers and sisters, and besides, even his own life, he cannot be My disciple.

(27) And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me, he cannot be My disciple.

(28) For who of you desiring to build a tower does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has the things to finish;

(29) that having laid a foundation, and not having strength to finish, all those seeing begin to mock him,

(30) saying, This man began to build, and did not have strength to finish.

(31) Or what king going to attack another king in war does not first sit down and take counsel whether he is able with ten thousand to meet those coming upon him with twenty thousands?

(32) But if not, he being still far off, sending a delegation, he asks the things for peace.

(33) So then every one of you who does not abandon all his possessions is not able to be My disciple.

(34) The salt is good, but if the salt becomes tasteless, with what will it be seasoned?

(35) It is not fit for soil nor for manure; they throw it out. The one having ears to hear, let him hear.



TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Proper 17C (01 September 2019)

Proverbs 25:2–10; Psalm 131:1–3; Hebrews 13:1–17; Luke 14:1–14

Entrance: LSB 813 Rejoice, O Pilgrim Throng

Of the Day: LSB 842 Son of God, Eternal Savior

Offertory: LSB 695 Not for Tongues of Heaven’s Angels

Distribution: LSB 641 You Satisfy the Hungry Heart

Dist: LSB 620 Jesus Comes Today with Healing

Closing: LSB 850 God of Grace and God of Glory

We Are Humbled and Exalted by the Cross of Christ

“Everyone who exalts himself shall be humbled,” Jesus proclaims, but “he who humbles himself shall be exalted” (Luke 14:11). For your hope is in the name of the Lord, who humbled Himself unto death on the cross and was exalted in His resurrection. So are you humbled by His cross, and “at the resurrection of the righteous,” He will say to you, “Friend, move up higher” (Luke 14:10; 13–14). By His grace, the King will honor you “in the place of great men,” where your eyes will gaze upon the Prince, His dearly-beloved Son (Prov. 25:7). As He has dealt so graciously with you, “Do not neglect doing good and sharing” (Heb. 13:16), and “do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers” (Heb. 13:2). Humble yourself and exalt your neighbor.


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Worldview Everlasting — Wedding Feast Humiliations Galore (Luke 14:1-14)

Oh you silly Pharisees. Always trying to be the best, get the best and appear as the best, when in fact, you are the worst. And your behavior at wedding feasts and meals is so humiliating. Honestly, I'm embarrassed FOR you! Prince Humperdinck is NOT going to be happy. Will you never learn? Well, here's Luke 14:1-14 to try and help, but considering you are going to crucify Jesus for saying this kind of stuff...


Worldview Everlasting — Unpretended Pits (Luke 14:1-14)

Real Sinners, Real Savior. Grek2stday and Luke 14. No biggie. Just the WORD OF GOD. +pax+ Luke 14:1-14


Worldview Everlasting — Dropkick: The Blood Remains

Worldview Everlasting Dropkick's on Hebrews 13:1-17


Looking Forward to Sunday Morning (3 Year Lectionary): He Who Humbles Himself — 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, 57:44, 53.0 MB, 2016-Aug-19)


Lectionary Podcast Proper 17 - Series C - Luke 14:1-14 with Dr. David P Scaer

Dr. David P. Scaer, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind., discusses Luke 14:1-14


Luke 14:1–14 (SBLGNT)

1 Καὶ ἐγένετο ἐν τῷ ἐλθεῖν αὐτὸν εἰς οἶκόν τινος τῶν ἀρχόντων τῶν Φαρισαίων σαββάτῳ φαγεῖν ἄρτον καὶ αὐτοὶ ἦσαν παρατηρούμενοι αὐτόν.

2 καὶ ἰδοὺ ἄνθρωπός τις ἦν ὑδρωπικὸς ἔμπροσθεν αὐτοῦ.

3 καὶ ἀποκριθεὶς ὁ Ἰησοῦς εἶπεν πρὸς τοὺς νομικοὺς καὶ Φαρισαίους λέγων· Ἔξεστιν τῷ σαββάτῳ θεραπεῦσαι ἢ οὔ;

4 οἱ δὲ ἡσύχασαν. καὶ ἐπιλαβόμενος ἰάσατο αὐτὸν καὶ ἀπέλυσεν.

5 καὶ πρὸς αὐτοὺς εἶπεν· Τίνος ὑμῶν υἱὸς ἢ βοῦς εἰς φρέαρ πεσεῖται, καὶ οὐκ εὐθέως ἀνασπάσει αὐτὸν ἐν ἡμέρᾳ τοῦ σαββάτου;

6 καὶ οὐκ ἴσχυσαν ἀνταποκριθῆναι πρὸς ταῦτα.

7 Ἔλεγεν δὲ πρὸς τοὺς κεκλημένους παραβολήν, ἐπέχων πῶς τὰς πρωτοκλισίας ἐξελέγοντο, λέγων πρὸς αὐτούς·

8 Ὅταν κληθῇς ὑπό τινος εἰς γάμους, μὴ κατακλιθῇς εἰς τὴν πρωτοκλισίαν, μήποτε ἐντιμότερός σου ᾖ κεκλημένος ὑπʼ αὐτοῦ

9 καὶ ἐλθὼν ὁ σὲ καὶ αὐτὸν καλέσας ἐρεῖ σοι· Δὸς τούτῳ τόπον, καὶ τότε ἄρξῃ μετὰ αἰσχύνης τὸν ἔσχατον τόπον κατέχειν.

10 ἀλλʼ ὅταν κληθῇς πορευθεὶς ἀνάπεσε εἰς τὸν ἔσχατον τόπον, ἵνα ὅταν ἔλθῃ ὁ κεκληκώς σε ἐρεῖ σοι· Φίλε, προσανάβηθι ἀνώτερον· τότε ἔσται σοι δόξα ἐνώπιον πάντων τῶν συνανακειμένων σοι.

11 ὅτι πᾶς ὁ ὑψῶν ἑαυτὸν ταπεινωθήσεται καὶ ὁ ταπεινῶν ἑαυτὸν ὑψωθήσεται.

12 Ἔλεγεν δὲ καὶ τῷ κεκληκότι αὐτόν· Ὅταν ποιῇς ἄριστον ἢ δεῖπνον, μὴ φώνει τοὺς φίλους σου μηδὲ τοὺς ἀδελφούς σου μηδὲ τοὺς συγγενεῖς σου μηδὲ γείτονας πλουσίους, μήποτε καὶ αὐτοὶ ἀντικαλέσωσίν σε καὶ γένηται ἀνταπόδομά σοι.

13 ἀλλʼ ὅταν δοχὴν ποιῇς, κάλει πτωχούς, ἀναπείρους, χωλούς, τυφλούς·

14 καὶ μακάριος ἔσῃ, ὅτι οὐκ ἔχουσιν ἀνταποδοῦναί σοι, ἀνταποδοθήσεται γάρ σοι ἐν τῇ ἀναστάσει τῶν δικαίων.


Literal Translation

Luke 14:1-14

(1) And it occurred, on His going into a house of one of the Pharisee leaders on a sabbath to eat bread, even they were closely observing Him.

(2) And behold, a certain man was dropsical before Him.

(3) And answering, Jesus spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, asking whether it is lawful to heal on the sabbath.

(4) And they were silent. And taking the man, He cured him and let him go.

(5) And answering to them He said, Whose ass or ox of yours shall fall into a pit, and he will not at once pull it up on the sabbath day?

(6) And they were not able to reply to Him against these things.

(7) And He spoke a parable to those who had been invited, noting how they were choosing out the chief seats, saying to them,

(8) When you are invited by anyone to wedding feasts, do not recline at the chief seat lest one more honorable than you be invited by him,

(9) and coming, he who invited you will say to you, Give this one place. And then you begin with shame to take the last place.

(10) But when you are invited, going in, recline at the last place, so that when he who has invited you may come, he may say to you, Friend, go up higher. Then glory will be to you before those reclining with you.

(11) For everyone exalting himself will be humbled, and the one humbling himself will be exalted.

(12) And He also said to him who had invited Him, When you make a dinner or supper, do not call your friends, nor your brothers, nor your relatives, nor rich neighbors, lest they also should invite you in return, and it become a repayment to you.

(13) But when you make a banquet, call the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind;

(14) and then you will be blessed, for they have nothing to repay you. For it will be repaid to you in the resurrection of the just.



ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

Proper 16C (25 August 2019)

Isaiah 66:18–23; Psalm 50:1–15; Hebrews 12:4–24, 25–29; Luke 13:22–30

Entrance: LSB 433 Glory Be to Jesus

Of the Day: LSB 510 A Multitude Comes from the East and the West

Offertory: LSB 757 Lord, It Belongs Not to My Care

Distribution: LSB 756 Why Should Cross and Trial Grieve Me

Dist: LSB 791 All People That on Earth Do Dwell

Closing: LSB 667 Saints, See the Cloud of Witnesses

The Cross of Christ is the Way into the Kingdom of God

With the cross of Christ, the time has come “to gather all nations and tongues” (Is. 66:18). The sign of the cross is set forth in the preaching of the Gospel, the declaration of the Lord’s glory “among the nations” (Is. 66:19). Many “will come from east and west, and from north and south, and will recline at the table in the kingdom of God” (Luke 13:29), but only by the narrow way of the cross. Those who refuse to follow Christ crucified will ultimately find only “weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Luke 13:28), whereas Christ’s disciples, called from all the nations, will eat and drink with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of God. They will come into “the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem” (Heb. 12:22).


Courtesy: LCMS (except hymn video)


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Dr. Peter Scaer, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind., discusses Luke 13:22-30


Luke 13:22-30 (SBLGNT)

22 Καὶ διεπορεύετο κατὰ πόλεις καὶ κώμας διδάσκων καὶ πορείαν ποιούμενος εἰς Ἱεροσόλυμα.

23 εἶπεν δέ τις αὐτῷ· Κύριε, εἰ ὀλίγοι οἱ σῳζόμενοι; ὁ δὲ εἶπεν πρὸς αὐτούς·

24 Ἀγωνίζεσθε εἰσελθεῖν διὰ τῆς στενῆς θύρας, ὅτι πολλοί, λέγω ὑμῖν, ζητήσουσιν εἰσελθεῖν καὶ οὐκ ἰσχύσουσιν,

25 ἀφʼ οὗ ἂν ἐγερθῇ ὁ οἰκοδεσπότης καὶ ἀποκλείσῃ τὴν θύραν, καὶ ἄρξησθε ἔξω ἑστάναι καὶ κρούειν τὴν θύραν λέγοντες· Κύριε, ἄνοιξον ἡμῖν· καὶ ἀποκριθεὶς ἐρεῖ ὑμῖν· Οὐκ οἶδα ὑμᾶς πόθεν ἐστέ.

26 τότε ἄρξεσθε λέγειν· Ἐφάγομεν ἐνώπιόν σου καὶ ἐπίομεν, καὶ ἐν ταῖς πλατείαις ἡμῶν ἐδίδαξας·

27 καὶ ἐρεῖ λέγων ὑμῖν· Οὐκ οἶδα πόθεν ἐστέ· ἀπόστητε ἀπʼ ἐμοῦ, πάντες ἐργάται ἀδικίας.

28 ἐκεῖ ἔσται ὁ κλαυθμὸς καὶ ὁ βρυγμὸς τῶν ὀδόντων, ὅταν ὄψησθε Ἀβραὰμ καὶ Ἰσαὰκ καὶ Ἰακὼβ καὶ πάντας τοὺς προφήτας ἐν τῇ βασιλείᾳ τοῦ θεοῦ, ὑμᾶς δὲ ἐκβαλλομένους ἔξω.

29 καὶ ἥξουσιν ἀπὸ ἀνατολῶν καὶ δυσμῶν καὶ ἀπὸ βορρᾶ καὶ νότου καὶ ἀνακλιθήσονται ἐν τῇ βασιλείᾳ τοῦ θεοῦ.

30 καὶ ἰδοὺ εἰσὶν ἔσχατοι οἳ ἔσονται πρῶτοι, καὶ εἰσὶν πρῶτοι οἳ ἔσονται ἔσχατοι.


Literal Translation

Luke 13:22-30

(22) And He went through by cities and villages, teaching and making progress toward Jerusalem.

(23) And one said to Him, Lord, are the ones being saved few? But He said to them,

(24) Labor to enter in through the narrow gate, for I say to you that many will seek to enter in and will not have strength.

(25) From the time the Master of the house shall have risen up, and He shuts the door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. And answering, He will say to you, I do not know you, from where you are.

(26) Then you will begin to say, We ate and drank in Your presence, and You taught in our streets.

(27) And He will say, I tell you I do not know you, from where you are. "Stand back from Me all workers of unrighteousness!"

(28) There will be weeping and gnashing of the teeth when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but yourselves being thrust outside.

(29) And they will come from east and west, and from north and south, and will recline in the kingdom of God.

(30) And, behold, there are last ones who will be first, and there are first ones who will be last.