Trinity III, July 2, 2017 - St. Luke 15:1-10
Posted: Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 (0 comments)
The Sacred Scriptures call out to you. The Lord’s slave invites you to the dinner with the words those Scriptures give him. His message leads you to say to God: “Turn to me and have mercy on me, for I am desolate and afflicted. See my affliction and my pain, and forgive all my sins.” For the message of the slave is this: God and sinners are reconciled! . . .
Trinity IV, July 9, 2017 - St. Luke 6:36-42
Posted: Sunday, July 9th, 2017 (0 comments)
The Triune God has sent out the Word of the Apostles and Prophets to you. His Word calls you to come to Him, to hear what He says to you and believe. He says you deserve to have Him condemn you, but He has chosen to save you. He has chosen to end the war Adam’s sin started between God and man. He became one of us and suffered for us, and we are reconciled. But one thing is true: We are still sinners. We are a “Congregation of Sinners.” . . .
Trinity V, July 16, 2017 - St. Luke 5:1-11
Posted: Sunday, July 16th, 2017 (0 comments)
You have been called by Christ. The prophetic-apostolic Word has rung out into your ears. It has called you to repent of your sins. It has called you to believe in Christ Jesus. It has called you to leave your sins – and your love of sinning – at The Cross where He died for them. It has called you to join the Apostles in “following Jesus.” . . .
Trinity VI, July 23, 2017 - St. Matthew 5:20-26
Posted: Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 (0 comments)
Sanctification. Christian faith and love. These are the broad topics we’re going to learn about over the next 3 months. The Trinity Season is all about the Christian’s growth in the Christian faith and life. That’s why we use the color green. Each one of us is supposed to grow just like the grass and flowers and trees outside. . . .
Trinity VII, July 30, 2017 - St. Mark 8:1-9
Posted: Saturday, July 29th, 2017 (0 comments)
The Trinity Season teaches us to grow in Christian faith and love. We aren’t the way God wants us to be. He wants us to be pure and holy. He wants us to think of the needs of others far more than we think of our own. He wants us to think about Him far more than we think about our wants, which in the grand scheme of things aren’t all that great. He wants us to be sinless, selfless, His dear children who want nothing more than to please Him all the time. . . .