Trinity 17 through the last Sunday of the Church Year Reflections 2017

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The 24thSunday after Trinity

Now when the crowd was cast outside, He entered and grasped her hand, and the girl was raised. (Matthew 9:25)

Monday of the 24thWeek After Trinity

Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD! Awake as in the ancient days, In the generations of old. Are You not the arm that cut Rahab apart, And wounded the serpent? Are You not the One who dried up the sea, The waters of the great deep; That made the depths of the sea a road For the redeemed to cross over? (Isaiah 51:9-10 NKJV)

Tuesday of the 24thWeek After Trinity

Who rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins." (Colossians 1:13-14)

Wednesday of the 24thWeek After Trinity

Who receives this Sacrament worthily? Fasting and bodily preparation are certainly fine outward training. But that person is truly worthy and well prepared who has faith in these words, "Given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins." But anyone who does not believe these words or doubts them is unworthy and unprepared, for the words, "for you" require all hearts to believe. (Small Catechism: The Sacrament of the Altar, Part 5)

Thursday of the 24thWeek After Trinity

For if you will indeed obey this word, then there shall enter the gates of this house kings who sit on the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, they and their servants and their people. But if you will not obey these words, I swear by myself, declares the LORD, that this house shall become a desolation. (Jeremiah 22:4-5)

Friday of the 24thWeek After Trinity

A declaration of Yahweh: "Behold, days are coming, when I establish a righteous Branch for David. A King will reign, be wise, and do justice and righteousness in the land." (Jeremiah 23:5)

Saturday of the 24thWeek After Trinity

Deliver me in Your righteousness. Bow down Your ear to me; deliver me speedily. (Psalm 31:2 from the Introit for Trinity 25)

The Third-last Sunday in the Church Year

"Therefore when you see the 'abomination of desolation,' spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place" (whoever reads, let him understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. (Matthew 24:15-16)

Monday of the Third-Last Week

Now when the people saw that Moses delayed coming down from the mountain, the people gathered together to Aaron, and said to him, "Come, make us gods that shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him." (Exodus 32:1)

Tuesday of the Third-Last Week

Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words. (1 Thessalonians 4:17-18)

Wednesday of the Third-Last Week

1. Do you believe that you are a sinner? Yes, I believe it. I am a sinner. 2. How do you know this? From the Ten Commandments, which I have not kept. (Catechism: Christian Questions 1-2)

Thursday of the Third-Last Week

Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, "The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, 'See here!' or 'See there!' For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you." (Luke 17:20-21)

Friday of the Third-Last Week

Since his days are determined, The number of his months is with You; You have appointed his limits, so that he cannot pass. (Job 14:5)

Saturday of the Third-Last Week

For He has delivered me out of all trouble; And my eye has seen its desire upon my enemies. (Psalm 54:7 from the Introit for the Second-Last Sunday)

The Second-Last Sunday in the Church Year

"All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. (Matthew 25:32)

Monday of the Second-Last Week

Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, That all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion, Which shall not pass away, And His kingdom the one Which shall not be destroyed. (Daniel 7:14)

Tuesday of the Second-Last Week

The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9)

Wednesday of the Second-Last Week

3. Are you sorry for your sins? Yes, I am sorry that I have sinned against God. 4. What have you deserved from God because of your sins? His wrath and displeasure, temporal death, and eternal damnation. See Romans 6:21, 23. (Small Catechism: Christian Questions 3-4)


And He said to them, "Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses." (Luke 12:15)

Friday of the Second-Last Week

And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. (Revelation 21:3)

Saturday of the Second-Last Week

LORD, make me to know my end, And what is the measure of my days, That I may know how frail I am. (Psalm 39:4 from the Introit for the Sunday of the Fulfillment.)

Sunday of the Fulfillment

But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept. (Matthew 25:5)

Monday of the Last Week

For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; And the former shall not be remembered or come to mind. (Isaiah 65:17)

Tuesday of the Last Week

For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, (1 Thessalonians 5:9)

Wednesday of the Last Week

5. Do you hope to be saved? Yes, that is my hope. 6. In whom, then, do you trust? In my dear Lord Jesus Christ. (Small Catechism: Christian Questions 5-6)

St. Andrew, Apostle

One of the two who heard John speak and followed Jesus was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. He first found his own brother Simon and said to him, "We have found the Messiah" (which means the Christ). (John 1:40-41)

Friday of the Last Week

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear. (1 Peter 3:15)

Saturday of the Last Week

To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul. (Psalm 25:1 from the Introit for Advent 1)