The Last Sunday of the Church Year: Prepared for Our Lord’s Return

Wise and Foolish Virgins
Only the five virgins who brought enough oil are allowed into the wedding banquet. (Matt. 25:1-13). From a book publishing Martin Luther’s House Postils (sermons), 1550.

Lessons: Isaiah 65:17-25, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, Matthew 25:1-13
Hymns: LSB 514, 516, 508, 672, 515

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Trinity 22: Forgiven and Forgiving

Parable of the Unmerciful Servant
Jesus tells the Parable of the Unmerciful Servant in the bottom right as the events unfold in the rest of the picture, based on Matthew 18:21-35. From a book by Martin Luther interpreting the Epistles and Gospels, 1544.

Lessons: Micah 6:6-8, Philippians 1:3-11, Matthew 18:21-35
Hymns: LSB 915, 703, 513, 672, 674

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The Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity: Two Kinds of People

Jesus Heals a Paralytic
Jesus forgives a paralyzed man of his sins, at which point the scribes accuse Him of blasphemy. To prove His authority, Jesus orders the man to get up and walk, which he does. (Matt. 9:1-8). From a book by Martin Luther interpreting the Epistles and Gospels, 1544.

Lessons: Genesis 4:1-15, Ephesians 4:22-28, Ephesians 4:22-28
Hymns: LSB 611, 569, 634, 758, 716

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Trinity 18: Let the Word of Christ Dwell in You Richly

Attempt to trap Jesus
The Pharisees, Sadducees, and Herodians attempt to trap Jesus but having received inspiration from God Jesus answers wisely (Matt. 22:15-46). From a book by Philipp Melanchthon, 1561.

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Hymns: LSB 579, 708, 631, 758, 580
Lessons: Deuteronomy 10:12-21, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, Matthew 22:34-46

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Trinity 17

Healing on the Sabbath
Jesus heals a man with dropsy while eating dinner at a Pharisee’s house on the Sabbath; outside, an ox is removed from a pit (Luke 14:1-11). From a book by Martin Luther interpreting the Epistles and Gospels, 1544.

Lessons: Prov. 25:6-14, Eph. 4:1-6, Luke 14:1-11
Hymns: LSB 613, 557, 636, 758, 531

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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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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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Trinity 27: The Lord Comes as a Thief in the Night

Wise and Foolish Virgins
Only the five virgins who brought enough oil are allowed into the wedding banquet. (Matt. 25:1-13). From a book publishing Martin Luther’s House Postils (sermons), 1550.

Lessons: Isaiah 65:17-25, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, Matthew 25:1-13
Hymns: LSB 514, 516, 513, 674, 673, 515

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Confidence in Christ Despite Scoffers

Sheep and Goats
Jesus returns and separates the sheep (believers) from the goats (unbelievers) (Matt. 25:31-46). From a book by Martin Luther interpreting the Epistles and Gospels, 1544.

Lessons: Daniel 7:9-14, 2 Peter 3:3-14, Matthew 25:31-46
Hymns: LSB 872, 508, 513, 639, 355, 701

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Trinity 21: Armored in the Word of our Creator and Savior

Creation
God speaks the earth into existence, as indicated by the encircling phrase, “Godes Wortt” (God’s word), while the infant Jesus proceeds from God carrying a cross toward earth (Gen. 1:1-31). From a book by Martin Luther interpreting the Epistles and Gospels, 1530.

Lessons: Genesis 1:1-2:3, Ephesians 6:10-17, John 4:46-54
Hymns: LSB 790, 607, 619, 716, 923

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The Twentieth Sunday after Trinity

Lessons: Isaiah 55:1-9, Ephesians 5:15-21, Matthew 22:1-14
Hymns: LSB 912, 716, 568, 631, 924
Service conducted by Rev. Paul Mehl

Parable of the Wedding Feast
As Jesus tells the Parable of the Wedding Banquet, in the background the banquet takes place, the city is destroyed, and the servant is treated spitefully. (Matt. 22:1-14). From a book by Martin Luther interpreting the Epistles and Gospels, 1563.
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Trinity 19: Take Heart!

Jesus forgives a paralyzed man of his sins, at which point the scribes accuse Him of blasphemy. To prove His authority, Jesus orders the man to get up and walk, which he does. (Matt. 9:1-8). From a book by Martin Luther interpreting the Epistles and Gospels, 1544.

Lessons: Genesis 28:10-17, Ephesians 4:22-28, Matthew 9:1-8
Hymns: LSB 916, 614, 620, 716, 814

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