Trinity 1: Faith Trusts in Christ for Life EternalGen. 15:1-6; 1 John 4:16-21; Luke 16:19-31; Psalm 33:12-22Memorization Verses:Gen. 15:5 ―Look toward heaven and countthe stars, if you are able to count them.‖Then he said to him, ―So shall yourdescendants be.‖1 John 4:16 So we have known and believethe love that God has for us. God islove, and those who abide in love abide inGod, and God abides in them.Luke 16:25 But Abrahamsaid, ‗Child, remember that during yourlifetime you received your good things, andLazarus in like manner evil things; but nowhe is comforted here, and you are in agony.Psalm 33:12 Happy is the nation whoseGod is the LORD, the people whom he haschosen as his heritage.
Use your prayer notes. Use a verse from thebible to reflect on. Pray to trust in Christfor eternal life. P raiseR epentanceA ppreciationY ouE veryoneR esolveLord, in your mercy,Hear our prayer.1. Let us pray for the wholepeople of God in ChristJesus and for all peopleaccording to their needs.Heavenly Father, EternalGod, in Your aboundingfaithfulness You kept Yourpromise of offspring toAbraham. Continue tobless, preserve and multiplyYour Church on earth, thatYour children may glorifyYour name...2. Founder and perfecter offaith, You alone cause allthings to grow. Renew ourhearts and increase ourfaith, that as we trust in Yourpromises Your Gospel mayshine forth through us...3. Merciful Father, in lovingkindness You give good giftsto the poor and food to thehungry. Feed and nourish usthis day with Your preciousbody and blood, that we mayreceive forgiveness of sinsand be strengthened in allwe do...4. O God of creation, weknow that you control thewind and the waves. Blessour land with favorableweather, that with joy andgratitude we may see theabundance of the earth...
Use your prayer notes. Use a verse from thebible to reflect on. Pray to trust in Christfor eternal life. P raiseR epentanceA ppreciationY ouE veryoneR esolveLord, in your mercy,Hear our prayer.5. Almighty God, Ruler of thenations, guide and protect ourmilitary personnel and theirfamilies. Give them courage intheir vocation and peace inYour love, that they may serveYou daily and faithfully...6. Lord God, we thank You forall who serve in thiscongregation. Continue to usethem as instruments of Yourwill, that we may rejoice in thework You accomplish throughthem...7. O Healer and Comforter, bewith all who are sick andsuffering amongus, [especially, _________].Grant them peace, comfort andfaith, that they may rest in Yourlove and promises. OPENPRAYER8. Ever living King, You giveYour children a share in the lifethat has no end. Receive ourthanks for all whose souls havedeparted in Christ and whosebodies rest now, awaiting theday of resurrection. Bring us toshare with them the day thatknows no end in YourKingdom...9. Into Your hands, OLord, we commend all forwhom we pray, trusting in Yourmercy, through Your Son, JesusChrist, our Lord. Amen.
To God the Holy Spirit let us prayMost of all for faith upon our wayThat He may defend us when life isendingAnd from exile home we are wending.Lord, have mercy!O sweetest Love, Your grace on usbestow;Set our hearts with sacred fire aglowThat with hearts united we love eachother,Every stranger, sister, and brother.Lord, have mercy!Transcendent Comfort in our everyneed,Help us neither scorn nor death to heedThat we may not falter nor courage failusWhen the foe shall taunt and assail us.Lord, have mercy!Shine in our hearts, O Spirit, preciouslight;Teach us Jesus Christ to know arightThat we may abide in the Lord whobought us,Till to our true home He has broughtus.Lord, have mercy!
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Genesis 15:1-6God’s Covenant with Abram15 After these things the word ofthe LORD came to Abram in avision, ―Do not be afraid, Abram, I amyour shield; your reward shall be verygreat.‖ 2 But Abram said, ―OLord GOD, what will you give me, for Icontinue childless, and the heir of myhouse is Eliezer of Damascus?‖[a] 3 AndAbram said, ―You have given me nooffspring, and so a slave born in myhouse is to be my heir.‖ 4 But the wordof the LORD came to him, ―This manshall not be your heir; no one but yourvery own issue shall be your heir.‖ 5 Hebrought him outside and said, ―Looktoward heaven and count the stars, ifyou are able to count them.‖ Then hesaid to him, ―So shall your descendantsbe.‖ 6 And he believed the LORD; andtheLORD[b] reckoned it to him asrighteousness.
1 John 4:16-2116 So we have known and believe thelove that God has for us. God is love,and those who abide in love abide inGod, and God abides in them. 17 Lovehas been perfected among us in this:that we may have boldness on the dayof judgment, because as he is, so are wein this world.18 There is no fear in love,but perfect love casts out fear; for fearhas to do with punishment, and whoeverfears has not reached perfection inlove. 19 We love[a]because he first lovedus. 20 Those who say, ―I love God,‖ andhate their brothers or sisters,[b] are liars;for those who do not love a brother orsister[c] whom they have seen, cannotlove God whom they have notseen. 21 The commandment we havefrom him is this: those who love Godmust love their brothers andsisters[d] also.
Luke 16:19-31The Rich Man and Lazarus19 ―There was a rich man who was dressedin purple and fine linen and who feastedsumptuously every day. 20 And at his gatelay a poor man named Lazarus, coveredwith sores, 21 who longed to satisfy hishunger with what fell from the rich man‘stable; even the dogs would come and lickhis sores. 22 The poor man died and wascarried away by the angels to be withAbraham.[a] The rich man also died and wasburied. 23 In Hades, where he was beingtormented, he looked up and saw Abrahamfar away with Lazarus by his side.[b] 24 Hecalled out, ‗Father Abraham, have mercy onme, and send Lazarus to dip the tip of hisfinger in water and cool my tongue; for Iam in agony in these flames.‘ 25 ButAbraham said, ‗Child, remember thatduring your lifetime you received yourgood things, and Lazarus in like mannerevil things; but now he is comfortedhere, and you are in agony. 26 Besides allthis, between you and us a great chasm hasbeen fixed, so that those who might want topass from here to you cannot do so, and noone can cross from there to us.‘27 Hesaid, ‗Then, father, I beg you to send him tomy father‘s house— 28 for I have fivebrothers—that he may warn them, so thatthey will not also come into this place oftorment.‘ 29 Abraham replied, ‗They haveMoses and the prophets; they should listento them.‘ 30 He said, ‗No, father Abraham;but if someone goes to them from thedead, they will repent.‘ 31 He said to him, ‗Ifthey do not listen to Moses and theprophets, neither will they be convincedeven if someone rises from the dead.‘‖
Psalm 33:12-2212 Happy is the nation whose God isthe LORD,the people whom he has chosen as hisheritage.13 The LORD looks down from heaven;he sees all humankind.14 From where he sits enthroned hewatchesall the inhabitants of the earth—15 he who fashions the hearts of them all,and observes all their deeds.16 A king is not saved by his great army;a warrior is not delivered by his greatstrength.17 The war horse is a vain hope forvictory,and by its great might it cannot save.18 Truly the eye of the LORD is on thosewho fear him,on those who hope in his steadfastlove,19 to deliver their soul from death,and to keep them alive in famine.20 Our soul waits for the LORD;he is our help and shield.21 Our heart is glad in him,because we trust in his holy name.22 Let your steadfast love, O LORD, beupon us,even as we hope in you.
FIRST SUNDAY AFTER TRINITYGenesis 15:1–61 John 4:16–21Luke 16:19–31Faith Trusts in Christ for Life EternalWhen the beggar Lazarus died, he was carried by the angels to Abraham‘s bosom. For hewas truly Abraham‘s seed. Like Abraham, he believed in the Lord, and the Lord ―countedit to him as righteousness‖ (Gen. 15:6). The name Lazarus means ―God is my help.‖ Theunnamed rich man, on the other hand, did not love and trust in God. For he evidently caredlittle for the beggar at his gate. And ―he who does not love his brother whom he has seencannot love God whom he has not seen‖ (1 John 4:20). He who loved and trusted inpossessions and prestige died and was in torments in Hades (Luke 16:19–31). Repentanceand faith are worked only through Moses and the prophets—that is, the Word of God, for itpoints us to Christ. Only through His death and resurrection are we brought the comfort oflife everlasting.
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Second Sunday after Trinity:The Gospel Call Goes Out toAll Prov. 9:1-10 Wisdom‘s Feast;General Maxims Eph. 2:13-22 One in Christ or 1 John 3:13-18 Love OneAnother Luke 14:15-24 The Parable ofthe Great Dinner Psalm 34:12-22 Praise forDeliverance from Trouble
Prov. 9:1-10; Eph. 2:13-22; 1 John 3:13-18;Luke 14:15-24; Psalm 34:12-22Proverbs 9:1-10Wisdom’s Feast9 Wisdom has built her house,she has hewn her seven pillars.2 She has slaughtered her animals, she has mixedher wine,she has also set her table.3 She has sent out her servant-girls, she callsfrom the highest places in the town,4 ―You that are simple, turn in here!‖To those without sense she says,5 ―Come, eat of my breadand drink of the wine I have mixed.6 Lay aside immaturity,[a] and live,and walk in the way of insight.‖General Maxims7 Whoever corrects a scoffer wins abuse;whoever rebukes the wicked gets hurt.8 A scoffer who is rebuked will only hate you;the wise, when rebuked, will love you.9 Give instruction[b] to the wise, and they willbecome wiser still;teach the righteous and they will gain in learning.10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning ofwisdom,and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.Ephesians 2:13-2213 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were faroff have been brought near by the blood of Christ.14 For he is our peace; in his flesh he has made bothgroups into one and has broken down the dividingwall, that is, the hostility between us. 15 He hasabolished the law with its commandments andordinances, that he might create in himself one newhumanity in place of the two, thus making peace, 16and might reconcile both groups to God in onebody[a] through the cross, thus putting to death thatproclaimed peace to you who were far off and peaceto those who were near; 18 for through him both ofus have access in one Spirit to the Father. 19 Sothen you are no longer strangers and aliens, but youare citizens with the saints and also members of thehousehold of God,20 built upon the foundation ofthe apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himselfas the cornerstone.[c] 21 In him the whole structureis joined together and grows into a holy temple inthe Lord; 22 in whom you also are built togetherspiritually[d] into a dwelling place for God.1 John 3:13-1813 Do not be astonished, brothers and sisters,[a] thatthe world hates you.14 We know that we havepassed from death to life because we love oneanother. Whoever does not love abides in death. 15All who hate a brother or sister[b] aremurderers, and you know that murderers do nothave eternal life abiding in them. 16 We know loveby this, that he laid down his life for us—and weought to lay down our lives for one another. 17How does God‘s love abide in anyone who has theworld‘s goods and sees a brother or sister[c] in needand yet refuses help?18 Little children, let us love, not in word orspeech, but in truth and action.Luke 14:15-24The Parable of the Great Dinner15 One of the dinner guests, on hearing this, said tohim, ―Blessed is anyone who will eat bread in thekingdom of God!‖ 16 Then Jesus[a] said tohim, ―Someone gave a great dinner and invitedmany. 17 At the time for the dinner he sent his slaveto say to those who had been invited, ‗Come; foreverything is ready now.‘ 18 But they all alikebegan to make excuses. The first said to him, ‗Ihave bought a piece of land, and I must go out andsee it; please accept my regrets.‘ 19 Another said, ‗Ihave bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going totry them out; please accept my regrets.‘ 20 Anothercannot come.‘ 21 So the slave returned and reportedthis to his master. Then the owner of the housebecame angry and said to his slave, ‗Go out at onceinto the streets and lanes of the town and bring inthe poor, the crippled, the blind, and the lame.‘ 22And the slave said, ‗Sir, what you ordered has beendone, and there is still room.‘ 23 Then the mastersaid to the slave, ‗Go out into the roads andlanes, and compel people to come in, so that myhouse may be filled. 24 For I tell you,[b] none ofthose who were invited will taste my dinner.‘‖Psalm 34:12-2212 Which of you desires life,and covets many days to enjoy good?13 Keep your tongue from evil,and your lips from speaking deceit.14 Depart from evil, and do good;seek peace, and pursue it.15 The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous,and his ears are open to their cry.16 The face of the LORD is against evildoers,to cut off the remembrance of them from theearth.17 When the righteous cry for help, the LORDhears,and rescues them from all their troubles.18 The LORD is near to the brokenhearted,and saves the crushed in spirit.19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous,but the LORD rescues them from them all.20 He keeps all their bones;not one of them will be broken.21 Evil brings death to the wicked,and those who hate the righteous will becondemned.22 The LORD redeems the life of his servants;none of those who take refuge in him will becondemned.