Trinity 8: Doing the Will of God

Jesus Warns against False Prophets
Jesus teaches the Pharisees about false prophets, while on the left, wolves approach in sheep’s clothing (Matt. 7:15-23). From Martin Luther’s Church Postils (sermons), published in 1562.

Lessons: Jeremiah 23:16-29, Acts 20:27-38, Matthew 7:15-23
Hymns: LSB 658, 745, 623, 585, 647

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Trinity 7: Our Triune God Graciously Provides

Jesus Feeding the Four Thousand
Jesus feeds the 4,000 with seven loaves of bread and a few small fish. Afterwards, seven baskets of leftovers are collected (Mark 8:1-9). From Martin Luther’s Church Postils (sermons), published in 1563.

Lessons: Genesis 2:7-17, Romans 6:19-23, Mark 8:1-9
Hymns: LSB 616, 819, 563, 585, 918

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Trinity 5: Peter is Called to Be a Fisher of Men

Teaching from a Boat and Fishing
Jesus teaches a crowd from the boat and enables Peter and his companions to catch a large number of fish (Luke 5:1-11). From Martin Luther’s Church Postils (sermons), published in 1563.

Lessons: 1 Kings 19:11-21, 1 Peter 3:8-15, Luke 5:1-11
Hymns: LSB 869, 688, 750, 696, 826

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Trinity 4: Judge Not?

Judging Others
Jesus speaks about judging others as a person with a plank in his eye corrects another with a speck in his eye and two blind people fall in a hole attempting to lead each other (Luke 6:36-42). From Martin Luther’s Church Postils (sermons), published in 1563.

Lessons: Genesis 50:15-21, Romans 12:14-21, Luke 6:36-42
Hymns: LSB 496, 696, 627, 845, 649

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The Third Sunday after Trinity: True Freedom in Christ

Parables of Lost Sheep and Lost Coin
A woman searches her house for a lost coin while a shepherd brings a lost sheep home, based on Luke 15:1-10. From a book by Martin Luther interpreting the Epistles and Gospels, 1544.

Lessons: Micah 7:18-20, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Luke 15:1-10
Hymns: LSB 608, 609, 864, 696, 966

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Trinity 2: Do Not Marvel if the World Hates You

Parable of the Great Banquet
A rich man invites the poor, blind, lame, and crippled to a feast after the original guests have declined the invitation (Luke 14:15-24). From Martin Luther’s Church Postils (sermons), published in 1563.

Lessons: Proverbs 9:1-10, 1 John 3:13-18, Luke 14:15-24
Hymns: LSB 904, 510, 622, 696, 683

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Trinity 1: Proper Preparations for Eternal Life

Lazarus and the Rich Man
Lazarus sits at the gate of the rich man, who lives in luxury. In the rear, the rich man begs Abraham to allow Lazarus to put water on his tongue to quench his torment (Luke 16:19-31). From a book by Martin Luther interpreting the Epistles and Gospels, 1544.

Lessons: Genesis 15:1-6, 1 John 4:16-21, Luke 16:19-31
Hymns: LSB 876, 732, 571, 696, 730

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The Feast of the Holy Trinity: Who is God’s Counselor?

Isaiah's Call
Isaiah’s vision of the heavenly throne room above the temple of Jerusalem. An angel touches a hot coal to Isaiah’s lips with a pair of tongs, based on Isaiah 6:1-7. From a book by Veit Dietrich summarizing the entire Bible (1562).

Lessons: Isaiah 6:1-7, Romans 11:33-36, John 3:1-17
Hymns: LSB 504, 953, 621, 940, 505

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The Feast of Pentecost

Joel and Pentecost
As the prophet Joel delivers his message, its fulfillment is depicted as the Holy Spirit comes down on the day of Pentecost, based on Joel 2:28-32 and Acts 2:1-41. From a book by Veit Dietrich summarizing the entire Bible (1562).

Lessons: 1 Kings 22:5-28, Acts 2:1-21, John 14:23-31
Hymns: LSB 913, 497, 630, 498, 650

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Exaudi, the Seventh Sunday of Easter: The End of All Things is at Hand

The World Hates the Disciples
Jesus explains to his disciples that the world will hate them, just as it hated him. In the background, Jesus’ crucifixion is shown, based on John 15:26-16:4. From a book by Veit Dietrich summarizing the entire Bible (1562).

Lessons: Ezekiel 36:22-28, 1 Peter 4:7-14, John 15:26-16:4
Hymns: LSB 465, 553, 633, 768

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The Ascension of our Lord: the Ascended Christ Reigns

The Ascension of our Lord
Cover: Leaving his disciples below, Jesus is taken up into heaven to sit at the right hand of God (Acts 1:1-11). From Martin Luther’s Church Postils (Sermons), 1549.

Lessons: 2 Kings 2:5-15, Acts 1:1-11, Luke 24:44-53
Hymns: LSB 491, 492, 493, 495

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Rogate, the Sixth Sunday of Easter: God Hears our Prayers and Answers Them

Jesus Teaches His Disciples
Jesus teaches his disciples about God the Father, based on John 16:23-33. From a book by Veit Dietrich summarizing the entire Bible (1562).

Lessons: Numbers 21:4-9, James 1:22-27, John 16:23-33
Hymns: LSB 668, 459, 663, 766, 478

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Cantate, The Fifth Sunday of Easter: Receive with Meekness the Implanted Word

Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit
Jesus tells his disciples of the Holy Spirit’s power to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment., based on John 16:5-15. From a book by Veit Dietrich summarizing the entire Bible (1562).

Lessons: Isaiah 12:1-6, James 1:16-21, John 16:5-15
Hymns: LSB 463, 459, 790, 741, 475

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Jubilate, the Fourth Sunday of Easter: Joy in Life

Jesus Instructs His Disciples on Sorrow and Joy
Jesus bids farewell to his disciples and tells them that their grief will turn into joy, based on John 16:16-22. From Martin Luther’s Church Postils (Sermons), 1554.

Lessons: Lamentations 3:22-33, 1 John 3:1-3, John 16:16-22
Hymns: LSB 487, 459, 483, 466, 467, 548

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Quasimodogeniti, Easter 2: Fruit of the Resurrection

Jesus appears before Thomas
The resurrected Jesus appears to the disciples. Thomas, who had previously told the other disciples that he would not believe in the Resurrection unless he could touch Jesus’ wounds, now falls down before Jesus and confesses his belief, saying, “My Lord and my God” (John 20:19-31). From a book by Philipp Melanchthon, 1545.

Lessons: Ezekiel 37:1-14, 1 John 5:4-10, John 20:19-31
Hymns: LSB 614, 459, 468, 470, 467, 464

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The Resurrection of our Lord: Christ is Risen, Just as He Told You!

Christ Has Triumphed
From the stained glass in the narthex at Grace, we see that Christ Jesus, who is crucified, has been raised from the dead. Alleluia! Christ is risen! (Mark 16:1-9).

Lessons: Job 19:23-27, 1 Cor. 5:6-8, Mark 16:1-8
Hymns: LSB 457, 488, 459, 458, 461, 467, 483, 490

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Good Friday: The Words of Jesus are Words of Truth

Christ Jesus is Crucified
Jesus is crucified to take away the sins of the world (John 19). From an early edition of Luther’s Small Catechism.

Lessons: Isaiah 52:13-53:12, 2 Corinthians 5:14-21, Luke 23:33-46, John 19:25-30, Matt. 27:45-46,
Hymns: LSB 451, 453, 448, 441, 447

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Palmarum, Palm Sunday: The Lamb of God Enters Jerusalem for our Salvation

The Triumphal Entry
Jesus enters Jerusalem on a donkey as the people throw their garments and branches on the road in front of Him (John 12:12-19). From a book by Veit Dietrich summarizing the entire Bible (1562).

Lessons: John 12:12-19, Zechariah 9:9-12, Philippians 2:5-11, Matthew 21:1-9
Hymns: LSB 443, 442, 450, 420, 422, 441

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