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  • 1. All Saints' Day: Saints Are Blessed in the Eternal Presence of Christ Rev. 7:2-17; 1 John 3:1-3; Matt. 5:1-12; Psalm 149
  • 2. • Let‘s paint a picture of the Saints!
  • 3. In peace, let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy.     and creation lovingly served; and that her life and witness would ever testify to the grace of the Lord Jesus For an increased appreciation of the Christ, the love of God the Father communion of saints to which and the communion of the Holy Use your prayer notes. Christ has called us; for strength in Spirit; let us pray to the Lord: Lord, Use a verse from the our daily life of faith, that we may have mercy. ever live with the sure and certain bible to reflect on. hope of everlasting life; and for a For the merciful, that by His grace Give thanks for the blessed end, that we may join those they may manifest the mercy of saints. who have gone before us in the Christ, whose tender mercy P raise faith, rejoicing with them in the prevailed even when He was cruelly R epentance salvation Christ has won and given mocked; for the peacemakers, that A ppreciation to His holy people; let us pray to the they may make known the peace of Y ou Lord: Lord, have mercy. Christ in word and deed in matters both temporal and eternal; for those E veryone For the holy Christian Church who are persecuted for their R esolve throughout the world, that she be confession of Christ, that they may preserved from false teaching, gracefully endure their afflictions, deceptive doctrines and every faithfully testify to the Lord who temptation that would destroy body bore the cross for us all and or soul; that she be upheld and trustingly remain in Christ Jesus; let strengthened in every good deed, so us pray to the Lord: Lord, have that Christ‘s name would be mercy. reverently honored and His people
  • 4.     For the sick, the homebound, those who mourn and all for whom our prayers are desired, [especially ______________,] Use your prayer notes. that they may be supported in Use a verse from the their suffering, loneliness and grief with the strength of Christ bible to reflect on. Give thanks for the who endured the cross and the grave; for the comfort of all the saints. afflicted, that through the P raise compassion of Christ, He R epentance would gird them in the true A ppreciation faith until He gives them final Y ou deliverance, health and peace; E veryone R esolve and for us all, that neither sickness nor health, prosperity nor loss, life nor death may tear us from confidence in Christ, our Savior; let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy. All these things and whatever else You know that we need, heavenly Father, grant us for the sake of Your Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave Himself into death for our trespasses and rose again for our justification that we might live together with all Your saints in Him, who with You and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns one God, now and forever. Amen.
  • 5. 1 For all the saints who from their labors rest, who thee by faith before the world confessed, thy name, O Jesus, be forever blest. Alleluia! Alleluia! long, steals on the ear the distant triumph song, and hearts are brave again, and arms are strong. Alleluia! Alleluia! 5 From earth's wide bounds, from ocean's 2 Thou wast their rock, their fortress, and farthest coast, their might; through gates of pearl streams in the thou, Lord, their captain in the well-fought countless host, fight; singing to Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, thou, in the darkness drear, their one true Alleluia! Alleluia! light. Alleluia! Alleluia! 3 O blest communion, fellowship divine! We feebly struggle; they in glory shine; yet all are one in thee, for all are thine. Alleluia! Alleluia! 4 And when the strife is fierce, the warfare
  • 6. Saints Are Blessed in the Eternal Presence of Christ  Meet w/teams 3-5 min per box  What are the major points of your text?  How does your topic fit the pericope theme?  How does it connect to the other texts? How is it unique?
  • 7. Revelation 7:2-17 2 Then I saw another angel ascending from the rising of the sun, with the seal of the living God, and he called with a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm earth and sea, 3 saying, ―Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, until we have sealed the servants[a] of our God on their foreheads.‖ 4 And I heard the number of the sealed, 144,000, sealed from every tribe of the sons of Israel: 5 12,000 from the tribe of Judah were sealed, 12,000 from the tribe of Reuben, 12,000 from the tribe of Gad, 6 12,000 from the tribe of Asher, 12,000 from the tribe of Naphtali, 12,000 from the tribe of Manasseh, 7 12,000 from the tribe of Simeon, 12,000 from the tribe of Levi, 12,000 from the tribe of Issachar, 8 12,000 from the tribe of Zebulun, 12,000 from the tribe of Joseph, 12,000 from the tribe of Benjamin were sealed. A Great Multitude from Every Nation 9 After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 10 and crying out with a loud voice, ―Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!‖ 11 And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12 saying, ―Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.‖ 13 Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, ―Who are these, clothed in white robes, and from where have they come?‖14 I said to him, ―Sir, you know.‖ And he said to me, ―These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 ―Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence. 16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat. 17 For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.‖
  • 8. 1 John 3:1-3 3 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2 Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears[a] we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. 3 And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.
  • 9. Matthew 5:1-12 The Sermon on the Mount 5 Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. The Beatitudes 2 And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: 3 ―Blessed are the poor in spirit, fortheirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 ―Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. for they shall receive mercy. 8 ―Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. 9 ―Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons[a] of God. 10 ―Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 ―Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all
  • 10. Psalm 149 Sing to the LORD a New Song 149 Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of the godly! 2 Let Israel be glad in his Maker; let the children of Zion rejoice in their King! 3 Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with tambourine and lyre! 4 For the LORD takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with salvation. 5 Let the godly exult in glory; let them sing for joy on their beds. 6 Let the high praises of God be in their throats and two-edged swords in their hands, 7 to execute vengeance on the nations and punishments on the peoples, 8 to bind their kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron, 9 to execute on them the judgment written! This is honor for all his godly ones. Praise the LORD!
  • 11. ALL SAINTS’ DAY (November 1) (observed the first Sunday in November) Revelation 7:(2–8) 9–17 1 John 3:1–3 Matthew 5:1–12 Saints Are Blessed in the Eternal Presence of Christ “A great multitude from all tribes and peoples and languages,” cry out “salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne” (Rev. 7:9–17). Faith-filled saints from every place and time with unified voices eternally magnify the Lamb of God. As His beloved children, we too, “shall see him as he is” (1 John 3:1–3). Joined with the throng of angels and a myriad of saints, we shall “serve him day and night in his temple” (Rev. 7:9–17). In our earthly tension vacillating between saint and sinner, faith and doubt, sacred and profane, we earnestly seek Jesus to calm our fears, comfort our spirits, and forgive our sins. The Holy Spirit, through faith in Christ propels us forward, fortifying us in Word and Sacrament, to our eternal home. In the midst of our constant struggle as believers, we need to be blessed. And so we are. The poor in spirit, the meek, the hungry, the thirsty, the merciful, the pure, and the persecuted are all blessed and we will most certainly inherit the kingdom of heaven (Matt. 5:1–12).
  • 12.  24th Sunday After Trinity: The Strength of the Lord Is Our Salvation from Sin, Death, and Darkness  Is. 51:9-16 The Lord‘s Comfort for Zion  Col. 1:9-14 Thanksgiving and Prayer  Matt. 9:18-26 A Girl Restored to Life and a Woman Healed  Psalm 126 Restore Our Fortunes, O Lord
  • 13. Is. 51:9-16; Col. 1:9-14; Matt. 9:18-26; Psalm 126 Isaiah 51:9-16 9 Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in days of old, the generations of long ago. Was it not you who cut Rahab in pieces, who pierced the dragon? 10 Was it not you who dried up the sea, the waters of the great deep, who made the depths of the sea a way for the redeemed to pass over? 11 And the ransomed of the LORD shall return and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away. 12 ―I, I am he who comforts you; who are you that you are afraid of man who dies, of the son of man who is made like grass, 13 and have forgotten the LORD, your Maker, who stretched out the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth, and you fear continually all the day because of the wrath of the oppressor, when he sets himself to destroy? And where is the wrath of the oppressor? 14 He who is bowed down shall speedily be released; he shall not die and go down to the pit, neither shall his bread be lacking. 15 I am the LORD your God, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar— the LORD of hosts is his name. 16 And I have put my words in your mouth and covered you in the shadow of my hand, establishing[a] the heavens and laying the foundations of the earth, and saying to Zion, ‗You are my people.‘‖ Colossians 1:9-14 9 And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him,bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. 11 May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patiencewith joy, 12 giving thanks[a] to the Father, who has qualified you[b] to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. 13 Hehas delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Matthew 9:18-26 A Girl Restored to Life and a Woman Healed 18 While he was saying these things to them, behold, a ruler came in and knelt before him, saying, ―My daughter has just died, but come and lay your hand on her, and she will live.‖19 And Jesus rose and followed him, with his disciples. 20 And behold, a woman who had suffered from a discharge of blood for twelve years came up behind him and touched the fringe of his garment, 21 for she said to herself, ―If I only touch his garment, I will be made well.‖ 22 Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, ―Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well.‖And instantly[a] the woman was made well. 23 And when Jesus came to the ruler's house and saw the flute players and the crowd making a commotion, 24 he said, ―Go away, for the girl is not dead but sleeping.‖ And they laughed at him. 25 Butwhen the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took her by the hand, and the girl arose. 26 And the report of this went through all that district. Psalm 126 Restore Our Fortunes, O LORD A Song of Ascents. 126 When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream. 2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, ―The LORD has done great things for them.‖ 3 The LORD has done great things for us; we are glad. 4 Restore our fortunes, O LORD, like streams in the Negeb! 5 Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy! 6 He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.