Trinity 19: Jesus’ Incarnation Secures for Us Life,
Forgiveness, and Healing
Gen. 28:10-17; Eph. 4:22-28; Matt. 9:1-8; Psalm 84
• Jacob‟s ladder isn‟t for you to climb.
Jesus descends to us and brings us the
• What are the ways people falsely
think they‟ll get to “heaven”?
Use your prayer notes.
Use a verse from the
bible to reflect on.
Pray for Jesus‟ healing.
Let us pray to the living God, the God
of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, who has
promised to be with us and to keep us
wherever we go.
Heavenly Father, You gave us Your
Son, Jesus, the authority on earth to
forgive sins. Grant that we may
always rejoice to receive this
forgiveness in Your Church, through
Your Absolution and Your Sacraments
of Baptism and the Lord‟s Supper.
Keep us faithful in receiving Your
gifts, that by Your grace we may cling
to You in faith unto life everlasting.
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Almighty God, our Savior sent forth
His Church to the ends of the earth to
proclaim the Good News of salvation
in Him. Give us willing hearts to
support the preaching of Your Word in
our community and throughout the
world. And today we especially ask
Your blessing upon the work of the
Lutheran Women‟s Missionary
League and all who proclaim the
Good News in Christ, that through
their efforts, all the families of the
earth may be blessed…
Merciful Lord, You blessed Jacob
with offspring as numerous as the dust
of the earth. Give comfort to those in
our midst who long for children but
are unable to conceive. May they find
in the Church a family to love and
Gracious Father, in the waters of
Baptism You rescued us from our
fallen condition and adopted us as
Your own children. Guide those who
are seeking to adopt children of their
own, that they may be a model of
Your love. Give them patience and
endurance, as they work through the
adoption process. Place children in
need into loving homes with faithful
parents, that they may be baptized in
Your name and taught the truth of
Use your prayer notes.
Use a verse from the
bible to reflect on.
Pray for Jesus‟ healing.
Almighty God, You have given to
man the breath of life. Provide
Your ongoing care to those who
are unable to leave their homes
and to those who are nearing
death. Give them consolation,
that they may know You are with
them as they await the hour when
they will be raised to a glorious
life with You in Your kingdom....
Merciful Father, by His authority
on earth, Your Son made the lame
to walk. Restore all who are ill,
injured or in need of treatment
___________________ ]. Grant
them swift recovery, that they
may rejoice in You as the source
of all healing of both body and
Bountiful Lord, You have
prepared a feast for us in which
You have given us the
forgiveness of all our sins. Help
us to put away all falsehood and
be reconciled with one another,
that through this meal we may be
renewed in Your Spirit, putting on
the new self, created after Your
likeness in true righteousness and
Join our prayers and praises to
those of Your faithful people of
every time and every place, and
unite them in the ceaseless
petitions of our great High Priest,
Jesus Christ, until He comes
again as victorious Lord of all.
Through Him, with Him and in
Him, in the unity of the Holy
Spirit, all glory and honor is
Yours, almighty Father, forever
and ever. Amen.
1 Lord, Thee I love with all my heart;
I pray Thee, ne'er from me depart,
With tender mercy cheer me.
Earth has no pleasure I would share,
Yea, heav'n itself were void and bare
If Thou, Lord, were not near me.
And should my heart for sorrow break,
My trust in Thee no one could shake.
Thou art the portion I have sought;
Thy precious blood my soul has bought.
Lord Jesus Christ, My God and Lord, my
God and Lord,
Forsake me not! I trust Thy Word.
2 Yea, Lord, 'twas Thy rich bounty gave
My body, soul, and all I have
In this poor life of labor.
Lord, grant that I in ev'ry place
May glorify Thy lavish grace
And help and serve my neighbor.
Let no false doctrine me beguile;
And Satan not my soul defile.
Give strength and patience unto me
To bear my cross and follow Thee.
Lord Jesus Christ, My God and Lord, my
God and Lord,
In death Thy comfort still afford.
3 Lord, let at last Thine angels come,
To Abram's bosom bear me home,
That I may die unfearing;
And in its narrow chamber keep
My body safe in peaceful sleep
Until Thy reappearing.
And then from death awaken me
That these mine eyes with joy may see,
O Son of God, Thy glorious face,
My Savior and my fount of grace,
Lord Jesus Christ, my prayer attend, my
And I will praise Thee without end.
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Jesus Makes Fishers of Men
10 Jacob left Beersheba and went
toward Haran. 11 And he came to a
certain place and stayed there that
night, because the sun had set.
Taking one of the stones of the
place, he put it under his head and
lay down in that place to
sleep. 12 And he dreamed, and
behold, there was a ladder[a] set up
on the earth, and the top of it
reached to heaven. And behold, the
angels of God were ascending and
descending on it!13 And
behold, the LORD stood above
it[b]and said, “I am the LORD, the
God of Abraham your father and
the God of Isaac. The land on
which you lie I will give to you
and to your offspring.14 Your
offspring shall be like the dust of
the earth, and you shall spread
abroad to the west and to the east
and to the north and to the south,
and in you and your offspring shall
all the families of the earth be
blessed.15 Behold, I am with you
and will keep you wherever you
go, and will bring you back to this
land. For I will not leave you until
I have done what I have promised
you.” 16 Then Jacob awoke from
his sleep and said, “Surely
the LORDis in this place, and I did
not know it.”17 And he was afraid
and said, “How awesome is this
place! This is none other than the
house of God, and this is the gate
22 to put off your old
self,[a] which belongs to your
former manner of life and is
corrupt through deceitful
desires,23 and to be renewed in
the spirit of your minds, 24 and
to put on the new self, created
after the likeness of God in true
righteousness and holiness.
25 Therefore, having put away
falsehood, let each one of
you speak the truth with his
neighbor, for we are members
one of another. 26 Be angry and
do not sin; do not let the sun go
down on your anger, 27 and give
no opportunity to the
devil. 28 Let the thief no longer
steal, but rather let him
labor,doing honest work with
his own hands, so that he may
have something to share with
anyone in need.
Jesus Heals a Paralytic
9 And getting into a boat
he crossed over and came
to his own city. 2 And
behold, some people
brought to him a paralytic,
lying on a bed. And when
Jesus saw their faith, he
said to the paralytic, “Take
heart, my son; your sins
are forgiven.” 3 And behold,
some of the scribes said to
themselves, “This man is
blaspheming.” 4 But
thoughts, said, “Why do
you think evil in your
hearts? 5 For which is
easier, to say, „Your sins
are forgiven,‟ or to say,
„Rise and walk‟? 6 But that
you may know that the
Son of Man has authority
on earth to forgive sins”—
he then said to the
paralytic—“Rise, pick up
your bed and go
home.” 7 And he rose and
went home. 8 When the
crowds saw it, they were
afraid, and they glorified
God, who had given such
authority to men.
My Soul Longs for the Courts of
To the choirmaster: according to The
Gittith.[a] A Psalm of the Sons of Korah.
84 How lovely is your dwelling place,
O LORD of hosts!
2 My soul longs, yes, faints
for the courts of the LORD;
my heart and flesh sing for joy
to the living God.
3 Even the sparrow finds a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may lay her young,
at your altars, O LORD of hosts,
my King and my God.
4 Blessed are those who dwell in your
house, ever singing your praise!Selah
5 Blessed are those whose strength is in
you, in whose heart are the highways
6 As they go through the Valley of Baca
they make it a place of springs;
the early rain also covers it with pools.
7 They go from strength to strength;
each one appears before God in Zion.
8 O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer;
give ear, O God of Jacob!Selah
9 Behold our shield, O God;
look on the face of your anointed!
10 For a day in your courts is better
than a thousand elsewhere.
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the
house of my God
than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
11 For the LORD God is a sun andshield;
the LORD bestows favor and honor.
No good thing does he withhold
from those who walk uprightly.
12 O LORD of hosts,
blessed is the one who trusts in you!
THE NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
Jesus’ Incarnation Secures for Us Life, Forgiveness, and Healing
The Lord does not require us to ascend to Him; in mercy He descends to us (Gen. 28:10–
17). The ladder in Jacob‟s dream was not for climbing; it was the means by which the Lord
came to bless Jacob. This event finds its fulfillment in Christ who descended from His
throne to save and bless us. By His incarnation He is the eternal bridge between heaven
and earth. “The Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins” (Matt. 9:1–8). The
Lord was present in the flesh to absolve the paralytic. Jesus also healed and restored this
man‟s body. “For where there is forgiveness of sins, there is also life and salvation”
(Small Catechism). The Lord still has power on earth to forgive sins. In holy absolution He
raises up the new man (Eph. 4:22–28) and bestows the healing medicine which will bring
about our resurrection on the Last Day. Thus we say with Jacob, “This is none other than
the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven!” (Gen. 28:17)
Twentieth Sunday after
Trinity: Jesus Invites Us to
His Wedding Feast to Receive
Is 55:1-9 The Compassion of
Eph 5:15-21 Walk in Love
Matt 22:1-14 The Parable of
the Wedding Feast
Matt 21:33-44 The Parable of
Psalm 27:1-9 The Lord is My
Light and My Salvation
Is 55:1-9; Eph 5:15-21; Matt 22:1-14; Matt 21:33-44; Psalm
The Compassion of the LORD
55 “Come, everyone who thirsts,
come to the waters;
and he who has no money,
come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
without money and without price.
2 Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread,
and your labor for that which does not satisfy?
Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good,
and delight yourselves in rich food.
3 Incline your ear, and come to me;
hear, that your soul may live;
and I will make with you an everlasting covenant,
my steadfast, sure love forDavid.
4 Behold, I made him a witness to the peoples,
a leader and commander for the peoples.
5 Behold, you shall call a nation that you do not know,
and a nation that did not know you shall run to you,
because of the LORD your God, and of the Holy One of Israel,
for he has glorified you.
6 “Seek the LORD while he may be found;
call upon him while he is near;
7 let the wicked forsake his way,
and the unrighteous man his thoughts;
let him return to the LORD, that he may have compassion on
and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as
wise, 16 making the best use of the time, because the days are
evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the
will of the Lord is. 18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that
is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, 19 addressing one
another inpsalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and
making melody to the Lord with your heart, 20 giving thanks
always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our
Lord Jesus Christ,21 submitting to one another out of reverence
The Parable of the Wedding Feast
22 And again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying, 2 “The
kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a
wedding feast for his son, 3 andsent his servants[a] to call those
who were invited to the wedding feast, but they would not
come. 4 Again he sent other servants, saying, „Tell those who
are invited, “See, I have prepared mydinner, my oxen and my
fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready.
Come to the wedding feast.”‟5 But they paid no attention and
went off, one to his farm, another to his business, 6 while the
rest seized his servants, treated them shamefully, andkilled
them. 7 The king was angry, and he sent his troops and
destroyed those murderers and burned their city. 8 Then he said
to his servants, „The wedding feast is ready, but those invited
were not worthy. 9 Go therefore to the main roads and invite to
the wedding feast as many as you find.‟ 10 And those servants
went out into the roads andgathered all whom they found, both
bad and good. So the wedding hall was filled with guests.
11 “But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw
there a man who had no wedding garment. 12 And he said to
him, „Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding
garment?‟ And he was speechless. 13 Then the king said to the
attendants, „Bind him hand and foot and cast him into the outer
darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of
teeth.‟ 14 For many are called, but few are chosen.”
PsThe Parable of the Tenants
33 “Hear another parable. There was a master of a house who
planted a vineyard and put a fence around it and dug a
winepress in it and built a tower and leased it to tenants, and
went into another country. 34 When the season for fruit drew
near, he sent his servants[a]to the tenants to get his fruit. 35
And the tenants took his servants and beat one, killed
another, and stoned another.36 Again he sent other
servants, more than the first. And they did the same to them. 37
Finally he sent his son to them, saying, „They will respect my
son.‟ 38 But when the tenants saw the son, they said to
themselves, „This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and have his
inheritance.‟ 39 And they took him and threw him out of the
vineyard and killed him. 40 When therefore the owner of the
vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?” 41 They
said to him,“He will put those wretches to a miserable death
and let out the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the
fruits in their seasons.”
42 Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures:
“„The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone;[b]
this was the Lord's doing,
and it is marvelous in our eyes‟?
43 Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away
from you and given to a people producing its fruits.44 And the
one who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; and when
it falls on anyone, it will crush him.”[c]
The LORD Is My Light and My Salvation
27 The LORD is my light and mysalvation;
whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold[a] of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When evildoers assail me
to eat up my flesh,
my adversaries and foes,
it is they who stumble and fall.
3 Though an army encamp against me,
my heart shall not fear;
though war arise against me,
yet[b] I will be confident.
4 One thing have I asked of theLORD,
that will I seek after:
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of theLORD
and to inquire[c] in his temple.
5 For he will hide me in his shelter
in the day of trouble;
he will conceal me under the cover of his tent;
he will lift me high upon a rock.
6 And now my head shall be lifted up
above my enemies all around me,
and I will offer in his tent
sacrifices with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make melody to the LORD.
7 Hear, O LORD, when I cry aloud;
be gracious to me and answer me!
8 You have said, “Seek[d] my face.”
My heart says to you,
“Your face, LORD, do I seek.”[e]
9 Hide not your face from me.
Turn not your servant away in anger,
O you who have been my help.
Cast me not off; forsake me not,
O God of my salvation!