Second S. in Lent (Reminiscere): Holding God to His Word Gen 32:22-32; 1 Thess. 4:1-7; Rom. 5:1-5; Matt. 15:21-28; Psalm 121 — Memorization Verses:Gen 32:26 Jacob said, ―I will not let you our Lord Jesus Christ.go unless you bless me.‖ Matt. 15:27 Lord, yet even the dogs1 Thess. 4:1 For this is the will of eat the crumbs that fall from theirGod, your sanctification. masters table.Rom. 5:1-5 Since we have been justified Psalm 121:2 My help comes fromby faith, we have peace with God through the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
•What are yourfavorite promises ofGod / verses?…especially in times oftribulation. 2 Peter 1:4 And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises.
…let us pray to the Lord. deed... …Lord, have mercy. 4. For the unbelieving and 1. For the peace of our all those outside the nation and of the Church, that our heavenly Use your prayer notes. world, that evil may be Father would create in Use a verse from the bible to reflect on. bound and crippled, and them a living desire for the Pray about God’s good order cultivated and blessed crumbs of His promises. preserved... Word that He provides so P raise 2. For the Church of profusely and earnestly for R epentance God, that it unfailingly their feeding and A ppreciation confess the Lord’s work nourishment... Y ou E veryone and willingly suffer for the 5. For all pastors, that our R esolve well-being of its enemies... almighty Father would 3. For the president of our sanctify such impure and nation, our state fallen men for holy use in governor, and all others in His hands, just as He has positions of civil most surely justified them authority, that they serve by His Son and called faithfully and be them in ordination...
…let us pray to the Lord. those in disappointment, …Lord, have mercy. pain, anger, frailty, guilt, 6. For all who are preparing fear, desperation who are to receive the Lord’s Supper, tempted to despair of God’s Use your prayer notes. that with contrite, believing mercy and aid, including Use a verse from the hearts we recognize the those enslaved by addictions, bible to reflect on. bread and the wine of the that God would strengthen Pray about God’s Holy Eucharist to be the them to wrestle, endure and promises. very, true body and blood of hold fast His ways in the P raise our Lord Jesus Christ that certain hope of His ongoing R epentance A ppreciation was delivered up and and future healing of body Y ou crucified, killed, buried and and soul... E veryone raised for the forgiveness of ---- And now we also pray R esolve all our sins, that we may be for...(open petitions) healed and strengthened by Into Your hands, O Lord, we this gift... commend all for whom pray, 7. For the sick, the shut-in, trusting in Your mercy, the immobile, the lonely, the through Jesus Christ, our depressed, the mentally-ill, Lord. Amen. the trapped, the dying and all
1 When in the hour of deepest needWe know not where to look for aid; 4 And so we come, O God, todayWhen days and nights of anxious And all our woes before You lay;thought For sorely tried, cast down, we stand,No help or counsel yet have brought, Perplexed by fears on evry hand.2 Then is our comfort this alone 5 O from our sinsLord, turn Your face;That we may meet before Your throne Absolve us through Your boundlessTo You, O faithful God, we cry grace.For rescue from our misery. Be with us in our anguish still; Free us at last from evry ill.3 For You have promised, Lord, toheed 6 So we with all our hearts each dayYour childrens cries in time of need To You our glad thanksgiving pay,Through Him whose name alone is Then walk obedient to Your Wordgreat, And now and ever praise You, LordOur Savior and our Advocate.
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Genesis 32:22-32 said, ―Jacob.‖ 28 Then he said, ―Your name shall no longer be calledJacob Wrestles with God Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven22 The same night he arose and took his with God and with men, and havetwo wives, his two female servants, and prevailed.‖ 29 Then Jacob askedhis eleven children, and crossed the ford him, ―Please tell me your name.‖ But heof the Jabbok. 23 He took them and sent said,―Why is it that you ask my name?‖them across the stream, and everything And there he blessed him.30 So Jacobelse that he had. 24 And Jacob was left called the name of the placealone. And a man wrestled with him Peniel, saying, ―For I have seen Goduntil the breaking of the day. 25 When the face to face, and yet my life has beenman saw that he did not prevail against delivered.‖ 31 The sun rose upon him asJacob, he touched his hip socket, and he passed Penuel, limping because of hisJacobs hip was put out of joint as he hip. 32 Therefore to this day the people ofwrestled with him. 26 Then he said, ―Let Israel do not eat the sinew of the thighme go, for the day has broken.‖ But that is on the hip socket, because heJacob said, ―I will not let you go unless touched the socket of Jacobs hip on theyou bless me.‖ 27 And he said to sinew of the thigh.him, ―What is your name?‖ And he
1 Thessalonians 4:1-7 control his own body in holinessA Life Pleasing to God and honor, 5 not in the passion of4 Finally, then, brothers, we ask lust like the Gentiles who do notand urge you in the Lord know God; 6 that no oneJesus, that as you received from transgress and wrong his brotherus how you ought to walk and to in this matter, because the Lordplease God, just as you are is an avenger in all thesedoing, that you do so more and things, as we told youmore. 2 For you know what beforehand and solemnlyinstructions we gave you warned you. 7 For God has notthrough the Lord Jesus. 3 For called us for impurity, but inthis is the will of God, your holiness.sanctification: that you abstainfrom sexual immorality; 4 thateach one of you know how to
Romans 5:1-5 endurance, 4 and endurancePeace with God Through produces character, andFaith character produces5 Therefore, since we have hope, 5 and hope does not putbeen justified by faith, we have us to shame, because Godspeace with God through our love has been poured into ourLord Jesus Christ. 2 Through hearts through the Holy Spirithim we have also obtained who has been given to us.access by faith into thisgrace in which westand, and we rejoice in hope ofthe glory of God. 3 Not onlythat, but we rejoice in oursufferings, knowing thatsuffering produces
Matthew 15:21-28 us.‖ 24 He answered, ―I wasThe Faith of a Canaanite sent only to the lost sheep ofWoman the house of Israel.‖ 25 But she21 And Jesus went away from came and knelt beforethere and withdrew to the him, saying, ―Lord, helpdistrict of Tyre and me.‖ 26 And he answered, ―It isSidon. 22 And behold, a not right to take the childrensCanaanite woman from that bread and throw it to theregion came out and was dogs.‖ 27 Shecrying, ―Have mercy on me, O said, ―Yes, Lord, yet even theLord, Son of David; my dogs eat the crumbs that falldaughter is severely oppressed from their mastersby a demon.‖ 23 But he did not table.‖28 Then Jesus answeredanswer her a word. And his her, ―O woman, great is yourdisciples came and begged faith! Be it done for you ashim, saying, ―Send her you desire.‖ And her daughteraway, for she is crying out after washealed instantly.
Psalm 121 will neither slumber norMy Help Comes from sleep.the LORD 5 The LORD is your keeper;A Song of Ascents. the LORD is your shade on121 I lift up my eyes to the your right hand.hills. 6 The sun shall not strike you From where does my help by day,come? nor the moon by night.2 My help comes from 7 The LORD will keep youthe LORD, from all evil; who made heaven and he will keep your life.earth. 8 The LORD will keep3 He will not let your foot be your going out and yourmoved; coming in he who keeps you will not from this time forth andslumber. forevermore.4 Behold, he who keeps Israel
SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT (Reminiscere)Genesis 32:22–321 Thessalonians 4:1–7or Romans 5:1–5Matthew 15:21–28Holding God to His WordJacob wrestled with God; he would not let Him go until he received a blessing from Him (Gen.32:22–32). So it was with the Canaanite woman. Though Jesus seemed to ignore and rejecther, she continued to call upon His name and look to Him for help (Mt. 15:21–28). Even whenthe Lord called her a little dog, she held on to Him in faith and would not let Him wriggle out ofHis words: ―Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” ThisGentile woman shows herself to be a true Israelite, who struggles with God and man in Christand prevails. ―O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire‖ (Mt. 15:27–28).This is the sanctifying will of God (1 Thess. 4:1–7)—to test your faith in order that it may berefined and strengthened. For tribulation produces perseverance; perseverance, character;character, hope. And hope in Christ does not disappoint (Rom. 5:1–5).
1 Jesus, lover of my soul, 3 Thou, oh, Christ, art all I want, Let me to thy bosom fly, More than all in thee I find; While the nearer waters roll, Raise the fallen, cheer the faint, While the tempest still is high; Heal the sick, and lead the blind, Hide me, oh, my Savior, hide, Just and holy is thy Name, Till the storm of life is past; I am all unrighteousness! Safe into the haven guide, Vile and full of sin I am, O receive my soul at last. Thou art full of truth and grace. 2 Other refuge have I none, 4 Plenteous grace with thee is Hangs my helpless soul on thee, found, Leave, ah! leave me not alone, Grace to pardon all my sin; Still support and comfort me; Let the healing streams abound, All my trust on thee is stayed, Make and keep me pure within; All my help from thee I bring, Thou of life the Fountain art, Cover my defenseless head Freely let me take of thee, With the shadow of thy wing. Spring thou up within my heart, Rise to all eternity.
Third S. in Lent (Oculi): Jesus Overcomes the Strong Man Ex. 8:16-21 3rd and 4th Plagues: Gnats and Flies or Jer. 26: 1-15 Jeremiah Threatened with Death Eph. 5:1-9 Walk in Love Luke 11:14-28 Jesus and Beelzebul; Return of an Unclean Spirit; True Blessedness Psalm 136:1-16 His Steadfast Love Endures Forever or Psalm 4 Answer Me When I Call
Ex. 8:16-21; Jer. 26: 1-15; Eph. 5:1-9; Luke 11:14-28; Psalm 136:1- your ways and your deeds, and obey the voice of theLord your16; Psalm 4 God, and the Lord will relent of the disaster that he has Psalm 136:1-16 pronounced against you. 14 But as for me, behold, I am in your His Steadfast Love Endures ForeverExodus 8:16-21 hands. Do with me as seems good and right to you. 15 Only know 136 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,The Third Plague: Gnats for certain that if you put me to death,you will bring innocent for his steadfast love endures forever.16 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Say to Aaron, „Stretch out your blood upon yourselves and upon this city and its inhabitants, for in 2 Give thanks to the God of gods,staff and strike the dust of the earth, so that it may become gnats in truth the Lord sent me to you to speak all these words in your for his steadfast love endures forever.all the land of Egypt.‟” 17 And they did so. Aaron stretched out his ears.” 3 Give thanks to the Lord of lords,hand with his staff and struck the dust of the earth, and there were for his steadfast love endures forever;gnats on man and beast. All the dust of the earth became gnats in Ephesians 5:1-9 4 to him who alone does great wonders,all the land of Egypt. 18 The magicians tried by their secret arts to Walk in Love for his steadfast love endures forever;produce gnats, but they could not. So there were gnats on man and 5 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. 2 Andwalk in 5 to him who by understanding made the heavens,beast. 19 Then the magicians said to Pharaoh, “This is the finger of love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for for his steadfast love endures forever;God.” But Pharaohs heart was hardened, and he would not listen us, afragrant offering and sacrifice to God. 6 to him who spread out the earth above the waters,to them, as the Lord had said. 3 But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousnessmust not for his steadfast love endures forever;The Fourth Plague: Flies even be named among you, as is proper among saints. 4 Let there 7 to him who made the great lights,20 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Rise up early in the morning and be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of for his steadfast love endures forever;present yourself to Pharaoh, as he goes out to the water, and say to place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. 5 For you may be sure 8 the sun to rule over the day,him, „Thus says the Lord, “Let my people go, that they may serve of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is for his steadfast love endures forever;me. 21 Or else, if you will not let my people go, behold, I will send covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of 9 the moon and stars to rule over the night,swarms of flies on you and your servants and your people, and into Christ and God. 6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for for his steadfast love endures forever;your houses. And the houses of the Egyptians shall be filled with because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of 10 to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt,swarms of flies, and also the ground on which they stand. disobedience. 7 Therefore do not become partners with for his steadfast love endures forever; them; 8 for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in 11 and brought Israel out from among them,Jeremiah 26:1-15 the Lord. Walk as children of light 9 (for the fruit of light is found for his steadfast love endures forever;Jeremiah Threatened with Death in all that is good and right and true), 12 with a strong hand and an outstretched arm,26 In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of for his steadfast love endures forever;Josiah, king of Judah, this word came from the Lord: 2 “Thus says Luke 11:14-28 13 to him who divided the Red Sea in two,the Lord: Stand in the court of the Lords house, and speak to all Jesus and Beelzebul for his steadfast love endures forever;the cities of Judah that come to worship in the house of the Lord all 14 Now he was casting out a demon that was mute. When the demon 14 and made Israel pass through the midst of it,the words that I command you to speak to them; do not hold back had gone out, the mute man spoke, and the people marveled. 15 But for his steadfast love endures forever;a word. 3 It may be they will listen, and every one turn from his evil some of them said, “He casts out demons by Beelzebul, the prince 15 but overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red Sea,way, that I may relent of the disaster that I intend to do to of demons,” 16 while others,to test him, kept seeking from him a for his steadfast love endures forever;them because of their evil deeds. 4 You shall say to them, „Thus says sign from heaven.17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said to 16 to him who led his people through the wilderness,theLord: If you will not listen to me, to walk in my law that I have them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and a for his steadfast love endures forever;set before you, 5 and to listen to the words of my servants the divided household falls. 18 And if Satan also is divided againstprophets whom I send to you urgently, though you have not himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that I cast out Psalm 4listened, 6 then I will make this house like Shiloh, and I will make demons by Beelzebul. 19 And if I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by Answer Me When I Callthis city a curse for all the nations of the earth.‟” whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they will be your To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Psalm of David.7 The priests and the prophets and all the people heard Jeremiah judges. 20 But if it is by the finger of God that I cast out 4 Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness!speaking these words in the house of the Lord.8 And when demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. 21 When a You have given me relief when I was in distress.Jeremiah had finished speaking all that the Lordhad commanded strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are Be gracious to me and hear my prayer!him to speak to all the people, then the priests and the prophets safe; 22 but when one stronger than he attacks him and overcomes 2 O men, how long shall my honor be turned into shame?and all the people laid hold of him, saying, “You shall die! 9 Why him, he takes away hisarmor in which he trusted and divides his How long will you love vain words and seek afterlies? Selahhave you prophesied in the name of the Lord, saying, „This house spoil. 23 Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does 3 But know that the Lord has set apart the godly for himself;shall be like Shiloh, and this city shall be desolate, without not gather with me scatters. the Lord hears when I call to him.inhabitant‟?” And all the people gathered around Jeremiah in the Return of an Unclean Spirit 4 Be angry, and do not sin;house of theLord. 24 “When the unclean spirit has gone out of a person, it passes ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent. Selah10 When the officials of Judah heard these things, they came up through waterless places seeking rest, and finding none it says, „I 5 Offer right sacrifices,from the kings house to the house of the Lord and took their seat will return to my house from which I came.‟25 And when it comes, it and put your trust in the Lord.in the entry of the New Gate of the house of theLord. 11 Then the finds the house swept and put in order. 26 Then it goes and brings 6 There are many who say, “Who will show us some good?priests and the prophets said to the officials and to all the seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they enter and dwell Lift up the light of your face upon us, O Lord!”people, “This man deserves the sentence of death, because he has there. And the last state of that person is worse than the first.” 7 You have put more joy in my heartprophesied against this city, as you have heard with your own True Blessedness than they have when their grain and wine abound.ears.” 27 As he said these things, a woman in the crowd raised her voice 8 In peace I will both lie down and sleep;12 Then Jeremiah spoke to all the officials and all the and said to him, “Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.