Trinity 14: Thankful to God

Jesus Heals a Leper
Christ healing a leper. Woodcut by an unidentified cutter, 1571, after Jost Amman, based on Matthew 8:2-3, Mark 1:40-42, Luke 5:12-13

Lessons: Prov. 4:10-23, Gal. 5:16-24, Luke 17:11-19
Hymns: LSB 902, 737, 544, 820, 791

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Trinity 13: Fulfilling the Law

Parable of the Good Samaritan
A Samaritan stops to help a man wounded by thieves, while a priest and a Levite pass by (Luke 10:23–37). From a book by Martin Luther interpreting the Epistles and Gospels, 1544.

Lessons: 2 Chronicles 28:8-15, Galatians 3:15-22, Luke 10:23-37
Hymns: LSB 594, 683, 618, 820, 857

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Trinity 12: Opening the Ears and the Mouth

Healing the Deaf Mute
Jesus cures a deaf man with a speech impediment by first putting his fingers in the man’s ears, then spitting and touching the man’s tongue while looking up into heaven and saying, “Be opened,” based on Mark 7:31-37. From Martin Luther’s Church Postils (sermons), published in 1563.

Lessons: Isaiah 29:17-24, 2 Corinthians 3:4-11, Mark 7:31-37
Hymns: LSB 908, 820, 639, 578, 704

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Trinity 11: Confidence in Christ

The Pharisee and the Tax Collector
Jesus speaks of a Pharisee (kneeling in front) and a tax collector (standing in the background) praying in the Temple, based on Luke 18:9-14. From a book by Martin Luther interpreting the Epistles and Gospels, 1544.

Lessons: Genesis 4:1-15, Ephesians 2:1-10, Luke 18:9-14
Hymns: LSB 593, 559, 737, 585, 746

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Trinity 10: Peace: Comfortable or Comforting?

Cleansing the Temple
On the right, Jesus drives the merchants out of the Temple. On the left, He weeps over Jerusalem (Luke 19:41–48). From Martin Luther’s Church Postils (sermons), published in 1563.

Lessons: Jeremiah 7:1-11, Romans 9:30-10:4, Luke 19:41-48
Hymns: LSB 901, 585, 644, 642, 693

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Trinity 9: Be Wise with Your Possessions and the Gospel

Parable of the Unjust Steward
The unjust steward is called to account of his dealings before his master, based on Luke 16:1-13. From a book by Veit Dietrich summarizing the entire Bible (1562).

Lessons: 2 Samuel 22:26-34, 1 Corinthians 10:6-13, Luke 16:1-13
Hymns: LSB 592, 536, 731, 585, 689

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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 6: The Way to Eternal Life

Lessons: Exodus 20:1-17, Romans 6:1-11, Matthew 5:17-26
Hymns: LSB 590, 562, 581, 696, 920

Moses receives the Ten Commandments
Moses receives the Ten Commandments from God on Mount Sinai (Exodus 20:1-20). From a book by Valentin Friedland (1581).
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Funeral of Larry “Corky” Nienhiser

Lessons: Isaiah 25:6-9, 2 Peter 3:8-18, John 3:1-17
Hymns: LSB 673, 575, 490

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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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St. Philip and St. James, Apostles: The Bible is Clear, and it Directs us to Jesus

Lessons: Isaiah 30:18-21, Ephesians 2:19-22, John 14:1-14
Hymns: LSB 518, 459, 645, 480, 467, 718

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