Pentecost through Trinity 4 Reflections 2017

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Festival of Pentecost

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. (John 14:26)

Friday of the First Week after Trinity

Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy. (Proverbs 27:6)

Friday of the Fourth Week after Trinity

The righteous shall live by faith. (Galatians 3:11b)

Friday of the Second Week after Trinity

But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. (Ephesians 2:13)

Friday of the Third Week after Trinity

The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. (1 Timothy 1:15)

Friday of the Week of Pentecost

So Ananias departed and entered the house. And laying his hands on him he said, "Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus who appeared to you on the road by which you came has sent me so that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit. (Acts 9:17)

Friday of the Week of the Holy Trinity

Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body. (Proverbs 16:24)

Holy Trinity

Do not marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born again.' The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit. (John 3:7-8)

Monday of the First Week after Trinity

"Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them." Then he said to him, "So shall your offspring be." (Genesis 15:5)

Monday of the Fourth Week after Trinity

But Joseph said to them, "Do not fear, for am I in the place of God? As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today." (Genesis 50:19-20)

Monday of the Second Week after Trinity

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight (Proverbs 9:10).

Monday of the Third Week after Trinity

He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in steadfast love. (Micah 7:18b)

Monday of the Week of Pentecost

Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth. And from there the Lord dispersed them over the face of all the earth. (Genesis 11:9)

Saturday of the Fourth Week after Trinity

Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart. (Psalm 27:14, from the Introit for Trinity 5)

Saturday of the Second Week after Trinity

Turn Yourself to me, and have mercy on me, for I am desolate and afflicted. Look on my affliction and my pain, and forgive all my sins. (Psalm 25:16, 18 from the Introit for Trinity 3)

Saturday of the Third Week after Trinity

One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, for in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; he shall set me high upon a rock. (Psalm 27:405 from the Introit for Trinity 4)

Saturday of the Week of Pentecost

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. (Psalm 8:1 from the Introit for Holy Trinity)

Saturday of the Week of the Holy Trinity

I will sing to the Lord, because He has dealt bountifully with me. (Psalm 13:6, from the Introit for Trinity 1)

St. Barnabas, Apostle

While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them." (Acts 13:2)

St. Peter and St. Paul, Apostles

For he who worked through Peter for his apostolic ministry to the circumcised worked also through me for mine to the Gentile. (Galatians 2:8)

The First Sunday after Trinity

'If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.' (Luke 16:31)

The Fourth Sunday after Trinity

Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you. (Luke 6:38b)

The Nativity of St. John the Baptist

And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways, to give knowledge of salvation to his people in the forgiveness of their sins. (Luke 1:76-77)

The Second Sunday after Trinity

And the master said to the servant, 'Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled" (Luke 14:23).

The Visitation

And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me? (Luke 1:43)

Thursday of the First Week after Trinity

Do not put yourself forward in the king's presence or stand in the place of the great, for it is better to be told, "Come up here," than to be put lower in the presence of a noble. (Proverbs 25:6-7)

Thursday of the Fourth Week after Trinity

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. (Romans 8:18)

Thursday of the Third Week after Trinity

"For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found." And they began to celebrate. (Luke 15:24)

Thursday of the Week of Pentecost

For behold, in those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem. (Joel 3:1)

Thursday of the Week of the Holy Trinity

"Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!" (Isaiah 6:3)

Tuesday of the First Week after Trinity

We love because he first loved us. (1 John 4:19)

Tuesday of the Fourth Week after Trinity

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:21)

Tuesday of the Second Week after Trinity

By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers (1 John 3:16).

Tuesday of the Third Week after Trinity

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. (1 Peter 5:10)

Tuesday of the Week of Pentecost

And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Acts 2:21)

Tuesday of the Week of the Holy Trinity

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! (Romans 11:33)

Wednesday of the First Week after Trinity

God threatens to punish all who sin against these commandments. Therefore, we should fear His wrath and not act contrary to these commandments. But He promises grace and every blessing to all who keep these commandments. Therefore, we should also love and trust in Him and gladly do what He commands. (Small Catechism: Explanation to Close of the Commandments)

Wednesday of the Fourth Week after Trinity

God's kingdom comes when our heavenly Father give us His Holy Spirit, so that by His grace we believe His holy Word and lead godly lives here in time and there in eternity. (Small Catechism: Lord's Prayer, Second Petition)

Wednesday of the Second Week after Trinity

With these words God tenderly invites us to believe that He is our true Father and that we are His true children, so that with all boldness and confidence we may ask Him as dear children ask their dear father (Small Catechism: Lord's Prayer, Introduction).

Wednesday of the Third Week after Trinity

God's name is kept holy when the Word of God is taught in its truth and purity, and we, as the children of God, also lead holy lives according to it. Help us to do this, dear Father in heaven! (Small Catechism: Lord's Prayer, First Petition)

Wednesday of the Week of Pentecost

You shall not covet your neighbor's house. What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we may not craftily seek to get our neighbor's inheritance or house, or obtain it by a show of justice and right, or any other means, but help and be of service to him in keeping it. (Small Catechism: 9thCommandment and Explanation)

Wednesday of the Week of the Holy Trinity

You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant, or his maidservant, or his cattle, or anything that is his. What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we may not turn, force, or entice away our neighbor's wife, servants, or cattle, but urge them to stay and carefully do their duty. (Small Catechism: 10th Commandment and Explanation)