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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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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Vigil of Easter: Christ on Holy Saturday

Lessons: Genesis 7-9, Genesis 22:1-18, Exodus 14:10-15:1, Deut. 31:19-30, Zephaniah 3:12-20, Mark 16:1-8
Hymns: LSB 458, 488, 601, 633, 478

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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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Midweek Lent 5: The Passion of our Lord, Calvary

Lesson: The Passion History of our Lord, drawn from the four Gospels
Hymns: LSB 451, 435, 887

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Judica, the Fifth Sunday in Lent: Jesus Wins the Victory over All Enemies

Jesus is teaching in the Temple.
Jesus is nearly stoned by the Pharisees in the Temple for blasphemy after faithfully proclaiming the Word of God (John 8:42-59). From a book publishing Martin Luther’s sermons, 1530.

Lessons: Genesis 22:1-14, Hebrews 9:11-15, John 8:42-59
Hymns: LSB 440, 420, 597, 429, 422, 454

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Midweek Lent 4: The Passion of our Lord, The Praetorium

Lesson: The Passion History of our Lord, drawn from the four Gospels
Hymns: LSB 423, 438, 890

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Laetare, Lent 4: Even the Smallest Details are Set by God

The Feeding of the 5000
A boy provides Jesus and his disciples with five loaves of bread and two fish to feed the multitude of 5,000 (John 6:1-15). From a book publishing Martin Luther’s sermons, 1530.

Lessons: Isaiah 49:8-13, Acts 2:41-47, John 6:1-15
Hymns: LSB 571, 743, 625, 420, 422, 692

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Midweek Lent 3: The Passion of our Lord, the Palace of the High Priest

Lesson: The Passion of our Lord
Hymns: LSB 430, 439, 880

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Oculi, Lent 3: Blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!

Exorcism of the Dumb Demoniac
Jesus casts out a demon, enabling a mute man to speak (Luke 11:14-28). From a book by Veit Dietrich summarizing the entire Bible (1562).

Lessons: Jeremiah 26:1-15, Ephesians 5:1-9, Luke 11:14-28
Hymns: LSB 714, 659, 637, 420, 422, 427

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Midweek Lent 2: The Passion of our Lord, Gethsemane

Lesson: The Passion of our Lord
Hymns: LSB 436, 434, 883

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Lent 2: Christ’s Truth Justifies Sinners

Jesus and the Canaanite Woman
Jesus heals the demon-possessed daughter of a Canaanite woman (Matthew 15:21-28). From a book by Veit Dietrich summarizing the entire Bible (1562).

Lessons: Isaiah 45:20-25, 1 Thessalonians 4:1-7, Matthew 15:21-28
Hymns: LSB 756, 615, 760, 420, 422, 575

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