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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Midweek Lent 1: The Passion of Our Lord, The Lord’s Supper

Lesson: The Passion of our Lord
Hymns: LSB 431, 433, 878

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Lent 1: The Victory of Christ Over Temptation

The Temptation of Jesus
Satan tempts Jesus on the pinnacle of the temple, on a mountain, and in the desert (Matthew 4:1-11). From Martin Luther’s Church Postils (sermons), published in 1550.

Lessons: Psalm 91, Genesis 3:1-21, Hebrews 4:14-16, Matthew 4:1-11
Hymns: LSB 424, 656, 561, 562, 422, 418

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Ash Wednesday: Return to the Lord

Lessons: Joel 2:12-19, 2 Peter 1:2-11, Matthew 6:16-21
Hymns: LSB 610, 607, 956, 628, 421, 632

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Quinquagesima: Pray in Faith

Jesus Heals a Blind Man
Jesus heals a blind beggar, from Luke 18:31-43. From a book publishing Martin Luther’s sermons, 1540.

Lessons: Isaiah 35:3-7, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, Luke 18:31-43
Hymns: LSB 702, 556, 587, 566, 417

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Sexagesima: Witnessing the Gospel

The Parable of the Sower
In the left foreground, Jesus tells his disciples the parable of the sower. In the background, the sower casts seed, with some falling among the thorns, some falling on the road, some going to the birds, and some falling on the good ground, from Luke 8:4-15. From a book publishing Martin Luther’s sermons, 1530.

Lessons: Isaiah 55:10-13, 2 Cor. 11:19-12:9, Luke 8:4-15
Hymns: LSB 589, 823, 577, 586, 566, 921

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Funeral of Betty Lou (Strobel) Luehrs

Scripture: Psalm 23, Psalm 111, Philippians 3:20-4:9, John 14:1-6
Hymns: LSB 744, 710, 685, 770, 748

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Septuagesima: Working in the Vineyard

Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard
As Jesus tells the Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard, the events of the parable take place, from Matt. 20:1-16. From a book publishing Martin Luther’s sermons, 1540.

Lessons: Exodus 17:1-7, 1 Corinthians 9:24-10:5, Matthew 20:1-16
Hymns: LSB 869, 555, 566, 412, 919

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The Transfiguration of our Lord: Jesus Only is Our Lord and Savior

Transfiguration of our Lord
As Jesus is transfigured atop a mountain, Moses (left) and Elijah (right) appear while James, John, and Peter sit in amazement and fear, based on Matthew 17:1-9. From a 1702 German printing of the Holy Bible.
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The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany: Why are You Fearful?

Jesus Calms a Storm
Jesus sleeps in a boat during a storm, but the disciples are afraid. The multitude watches from the shore, based on Matthew 8:23-27. From Martin Luther’s Church Postils (Sermons), 1554.

Lessons: Jonah 1:1-17, Romans 13:8-10, Matthew 8:23-27
Hymns: LSB 398, 557, 724, 399, 409

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Epiphany 3: Jesus is the Light for All

Jesus Heals the Leper and Centurion
Jesus heals a leper (left) and a Roman Centurion asks Jesus to heal his servant (right) based on Matthew 8:1-13. From a book publishing Martin Luther’s Epistle and Gospel Sermons, 1540.

Lessons: 2 Kings 5:1-15a, Romans 1:8-17, Matthew 8:1-13
Hymns: LSB 394, 401, 620, 399, 839

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The Second Sunday after Epiphany

Wedding at Cana
At the direction of Mary, Jesus performs His first miracle, changing water into wine at a wedding feast in Cana (John 2:1-11). From a book by Martin Luther interpreting the Epistles and Gospels, 1530.

Lessons: Amos 9:11-15, Ephesians 5:22-33, John 2:1-11
Hymns: LSB 399, 402, 408, 384, 862

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The Baptism of our Lord: Jesus, Baptized for You

Baptism of our Lord
Jesus is baptized by John the Baptist in the Jordan River. The Holy Spirit appears overhead in the form of a dove along with God the Father (Matthew 3:13-17). From Martin Luther’s Church Postils (sermons), published in 1563.

Lessons: Joshua 3:1-17, 1 Corinthians 1:26-31, Matthew 3:13-17
Hymns: LSB 399, 594, 405, 404, 601

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The Epiphany of our Lord: Jesus Christ is the Light of the World

Visitation of the Magi
The magi bring Jesus gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh (Matthew 2:1-12). From a book explaining the Epistles and Gospels by Martin Luther (1540).

Lessons: Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12
Hymns: LSB 367, 395, 397, TLH 99

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Christmas 2: The Christ-Child in Egypt

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Herod’s men kill all the male children under two-years old in Bethlehem while in the background, Joseph, Mary, and Jesus escape to Egypt (Matthew 2:13-23). From a book by Viet Dietrich summarizing the entire Bible (1562).

Lessons: Genesis 46:1-7, 1 Peter 4:12-19, Matthew 2:13-23
Hymns: LSB 376, 35, 725, 621, 377, 370

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Christmas 1: Marveling at Christ’s Birth

Presentation of our Lord
Jesus is presented in the Jerusalem temple, as Mary kneels with the sacrifice of two birds (Luke 2:22-24) and Joseph stands behind her. The righteous Simeon holds the infant Jesus (left; v.28), and the prophetess Anna stands nearby with her hands folded in a prayer of thanksgiving to God (vv. 36-38). From a book explaining the Epistles and Gospels by Martin Luther (1540).

Lessons: 2 Samuel 7:1-16, Galatians 4:1-7, Luke 2:22-40
Hymns: LSB 367, 372, 380, 383, 381

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Christmas Day: The Living Nativity

The Nativity
The shepherds visit the baby Jesus in Bethlehem (front) after learning of His birth from the angel (rear) based on Luke 2:1-20. From Martin Luther’s Church Postils (sermons), published in 1563.

Lessons: Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-20
Hymns: LSB 375, 391, 382, 358, 387

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Advent 4: Rejoice!

Witness of John the Baptist
Cover: John the Baptist baptizes in the Jordan River while the priests and the Levites, who have come out from Jerusalem (the temple appears in the background) question him. (John 1:1-28). From Martin Luther’s Church Postils (sermons), published in 1550.

Lessons: Deuteronomy 18:15-19, Philippians 4:4-7, John 1:19-28
Hymns: LSB 354, 357, 348, 349, 334, 353

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Midweek Advent 3: He Shall Defeat Them as One Man

Lessons: Psalm 42, Judges 6:11-24, Judges 7:2-9, Micah 5:2-5
Hymns: LSB 389, 666, 937, 352

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Advent 3: Confessing the Truth in Love

John in Prison
While in prison, John the Baptist sends his disciples to see if Jesus is the coming Messiah. In the background, Jesus is teaching the disciples about John (Matt. 11:2-11). From a book by Viet Dietrich summarizing the entire Bible (1562).

Lessons: Isaiah 40:1-11, 1 Corinthians 4:1-5, Matthew 11:2-11
Hymns: LSB 344, 345, 347, 334, 346

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Midweek Advent 2: The Lord Sets Up His Tent Among Us

Lessons: Psalm 105, Exodus 40:17-21, Exodus 40:34-38, John 1:14-18
Hymns: LSB 331, 834, 936, 338

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Advent 2: Knowing, Watching, and Heeding the Signs

End Times
Jesus teaches His disciples about His second coming (Luke 21:25-36). From a book publishing Martin Luther’s Church Postils (sermons), 1554.

Lessons: Malachi 4:1-6, Romans 15:4-13, Luke 21:25-36
Hymns: LSB 341, 334, 336, 337, 342

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Midweek Advent 1: Old Testament Christmas

Lessons: Psalm 105, Exodus 3:1-14, John 15:1-8
Hymns: LSB 343, 357, 933, 338

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Advent 1: O Lord , How Shall I Meet You?

The Triumphal Entry
Jesus rides into Jerusalem on a donkey to the waving of palm branches. (Matt. 21:1-9). The engraver’s knife and monogram (CE) are placed in the lower left corner, and the 4-cross in the lower center. From a book publishing Martin Luther’s Church Postils (sermons), 1563.

Lessons: Jeremiah 23:5-8, Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 21:1-9
Hymns: LSB 350, 332, 334, 335, 333

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