Pentecost through Trinity 4 Reflections 2013

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June 29, 2013 - St. Peter and St. Paul

And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. (Matthew 16:18)

June 28, 2013 - Friday of the Fourth Week after Trinity

Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion. (Romans 12:16)

June 27, 2013 - Thursday of the Fourth Week after Trinity

"But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive. (Genesis 50:20)

June 26, 2013 - Wednesday of the Fourth Week after Trinity

For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen. What does this mean? This means that I should be certain that these petitions are pleasing to our Father in heaven, and are heard by Him; for He Himself has commanded us to pray in this way and has promised to hear us. Amen, amen means “yes, yes, it shall be so.” (The Small Catechism: Conclusion to the Lord's Prayer)

June 25, 2013 - The Presentation of the Augsburg Confession

I will speak of Your testimonies also before kings, And will not be ashamed. (Psalm 119:46)

June 24, 2013 - The Nativity of John the Baptist

And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Highest; For you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways (Luke 1:76)

June 23, 2013 - The Fourth Sunday after Trinity

Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful. (Luke 6:36)

June 22, 2013 - Saturday of the Third Week after Trinity

The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1 from the Introit for Trinity 4)

June 21, 2013 - Friday of the Third Week after Trinity

This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. (1 Timothy 1:15)

June 20, 2013 - Thursday of the Third Week after Trinity

'It was right that we should make merry and be glad, for your brother was dead and is alive again, and was lost and is found.' (Luke 15:32)

June 19, 2013 - Wednesday of the Third Week after Trinity

But deliver us from evil. What does this mean? We pray in this petition, in summary, that our Father in heaven would rescue us from every evil of body and soul, possessions and reputation, and finally, when our last hour comes, gives us a blessed end, and graciously take us from this valley of sorrow to himself in heaven. (The Small Catechism: The Seventh Petition)

June 18, 2013 - Tuesday of the Third Week after Trinity

Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. (1 Peter 5:6-7)

June 17, 2013 - Monday of the Third Week after Trinity

Who is a God like You, Pardoning iniquity And passing over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage? He does not retain His anger forever, Because He delights in mercy. (Micah 7:18)

June 16, 2013 - The Third Sunday after Trinity

I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance. (Luke 15:7)

June 15, 2013 - Saturday of the Second Week after Trinity

Turn Yourself to me, and have mercy on me, For I am desolate and afflicted. (Psalm 25:16 from the Introit for Trinity 3)

June 14, 2013 - 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)

June 13, 2013 - Thursday of the Second Week after Trinity

Do not marvel, my brethren, if the world hates you. (1 John 3:13)

June 12, 2013 - Wednesday of the Second Week after Trinity

And lead us not into temptation. What does this mean? God tempts no one. We pray in this petition that God would guard and keep us so that the devil, the world, and our sinful nature may not deceive us or mislead us into false belief, despair, and other great shame and vice. Although we are attacked by these things, we pray that we may finally overcome them and win the victory. (The Small Catechism: The Sixth Petition)

June 11, 2013 - St. Barnabas

As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, "Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them." (Acts 13:2)

June 10, 2013 - Monday of the Second Week after Trinity

Forsake foolishness and live, And go in the way of understanding. (Proverbs 9:6)

June 9, 2013 - The Second Sunday after Trinity

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

June 8, 2013 - Saturday of the First Week after Trinity

The Lord was my support. In the day of my calamity He brought me out into a broad place; He delivered me because He delighted in me. (Psalm 18:18 – 19)

June 7, 2013 - Friday of the First Week after Trinity

The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!" (John 12:12-13)

June 6, 2013 - Thursday of the First Week after Trinity

When he had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out." The man who had died came out, his hands and feet bound with linen strips, and his face wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Unbind him, and let him go." (John 11:43-44)

June 5, 2013 - Wednesday of the First Week after Trinity

We pray in this petition that our Father in heaven would not look upon our sins, nor deny such petitions on account of them; for we are worthy of none of the things for which we pray, neither have we deserved them; but that He would grant them all to us by grace; for we daily sin much, and indeed deserve nothing but punishment. So will we verily, on our part, also heartily forgive and also readily do good to those who sin against us. (The Small Catechism: Fifth Petition)

June 4, 2013 - Tuesday of the First Week after Trinity

  So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.   By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. (1 John 4:16-18)

June 3, 2013 - Monday of the First Week after Trinity

"Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward." (Genesis 15:1)

June 2, 2013 - The First Sunday after Trinity

"The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's side ." (Luke 16:22)

June 1, 2013 - Saturday of the Week of Trinity

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

May 31, 2013 - Friday of the Week of Trinity

"So he went and washed and came back seeing." (John 9:7)

May 30, 2013 - Thursday of the Week of Trinity

So the Jews said to him, "You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?" Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am." (John 8:57-58)

May 29, 2013 - Wednesday of the Week of Trinity

God gives daily bread, even without our prayer, to all wicked men; but we pray in this petition that He would lead us to know it, and to receive our daily bread with thanksgiving. (Fourth Petition)

May 28, 2013 - Tuesday of the Week of Trinity

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! "For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?"   "Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?   For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. (Romans 11:33-36)

May 27, 2013 - Monday of the Week of Trinity

And he touched my mouth and said: "Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for." (Isaiah 6:7)

May 26, 2013 - The Holy Trinity

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.   For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. (John 3:16-17)

May 25, 2013 - Saturday of the Week of Pentecost

Blessed the Holy Trinity and the Undivided Unity: Let us give glory to Him For He has shown mercy unto us. (Introit for Holy Trinity)

May 24, 2013 - Friday of the Week of Pentecost

While Peter was still saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word. And the believers from among the circumcised who had come with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out even on the Gentiles. (Acts 10:44-45)

May 23, 2013 - Thursday of the Week of Pentecost

Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent to them Peter and John,   who came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit,   for he had not yet fallen on any of them, but they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. (Act 8:14-16)

May 22, 2013 - Wednesday of the Week of Pentecost

How is God's will done? God's will is done when He breaks and hinders every evil plan and purpose of the devil, the world, and our sinful nature, which do not want us to hallow God's name or let His kingdom come; and when He strengthens us and keeps us firm in His Word and faith until we die. This is His good and gracious will. (The Small Catechism: Third Petition.)

May 21, 2013 - Tuesday of the Week of Pentecost

When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.   And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. (Acts 2:1-4)

May 20, 2013 - Monday of the Week of Pentecost

Then they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth." (Genesis 11:4)

May 19, 2013 - 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. 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 14:26-27)