The Holy Trinity Reveals Himself to SinnersIs. 6:1-7; Rom. 11:33-36; John 3:1-17; Psalm 29Memorization Verses:Is. 6:3 ―Holy, holy, holy isthe LORD Almighty;the whole earth is full of his glory.‖Rom. 11:33-34 Oh, the depth of theriches of the wisdom and knowledge ofGod! How unsearchable his judgments,and his paths beyond tracing out!John 3:16 For God so loved the worldthat he gave his one and only Son, thatwhoever believes in him shall not perishbut have eternal life.Psalm 29:2 Ascribe to the LORD theglory due his name; worship the LORD inthe splendor of his holiness.
Hypostases: ―One God in three persons‖.The three persons are distinct, yet are one―substance, essence or nature‖ (What notwho).Each person is God, whole and entire,but distinct from one another in theirrelations of origin. Father generates, Sonbegotten, Spirit proceeds. Distinct inrelations with one another, they are onein all else.•How can you try to explainthis mystery of the Christianfaith to a new believer?
Use your prayer notes. Use a verse from thebible to reflect on. Pray to know Himmore. P raiseR epentanceA ppreciationY ouE veryoneR esolveIn peace, let us pray to the Lord:Lord, have mercy.1. That we may be strengthenedby the revelation of the One, trueGod: Father, Son and HolySpirit, coeternal, coequal — oneGod in three persons, the Trinity inUnity and Unity in Trinity — inwhom we have been baptized, andby whose grace we live and moveand have our being…2. That we may be renewed infaith and zeal by the incarnation ofour Lord Jesus Christ, who tookour humanity into Himself in orderto bear our sin, suffer ourdeath, reconcile us to the Fatherand restore us to everlasting life;and that, through faith in Him andHis promises of mercy, we may begiven courage to stand before Himon the Last Day clothed in Hisrighteousness, innocence andblessedness…3. That by His Word and Spirit wemay be defended against everyform of false teaching, pluralismand worldly wisdom, which wouldcompromise our faithfulconfession of the one trueGod, weaken our faith in Him whoalone is the Way, the Truth and theLife, and thereby imperil oursalvation and threaten to cause usto perish eternally…4. That God would bless ourcatechists and catechumens, thatboth those who teach and thosewho learn would be conformed tothe image of Christ, formed firmlyin the faith once entrusted to thesaints, preserved in their baptismalgrace, made fit partakers of theSacrament of our Lord‘s body andblood, and be strengthened therebyfor faithful service in this world, tothe praise of His glorious grace…
Use your prayer notes. Use a verse from thebible to reflect on. Pray to know Himmore. P raiseR epentanceA ppreciationY ouE veryoneR esolve5. That, especially on this MemorialDay weekend, our Father in heavenwould be pleased to accept ourthanksgiving for those who haveserved our nation through militaryservice, especially those who havemade the supreme sacrifice,beholding from afar the privilegestheir sacrifice gained for us. That wemay be led to increasing gratitudefor the gifts we enjoy through them.And that we, too, would find ways toprotect and increase these privilegesfor those who come after us, lookingalways to our heavenly Fatherthrough whom they come…6. That the Lord of mercy wouldshow His kindness to the sick,[especially those whom we namebefore him now_____________];that He would preserve them in thetrue faith while they suffer fromtheir afflictions, and that, accordingto His good and gracious will, Hewould give them either speedyrestoration to health or grace to livefaithfully and peacefully under theircrosses grants them deliverance fromtheir sorrows…7. That in His great kindness andlove, the Lord Jesus would grant usto partake worthily of His mostblessed Eucharist to His glory andour abundant blessing…OPEN PRAYER8. That our kind Master would grantus our portion with His saints inlight and raise us with them from thedead to the glory of the new heavensand new earth…9. Into Your hands, O Lord, wecommend all for whom we pray,trusting in Your mercy; through Himwho gave Himself for us, even JesusChrist, our Lord, who lives andreigns with You and the Holy Spirit,ever one God, world without end. Oblessed Trinity, glory to You! Amen.
1 Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest,And make our hearts Your place of rest;Come with Your grace and heavnly aidAnd fill the hearts which You have made.2 To You, the Counselor, we cry,To You, the gift of God Most High;The fount of life, the fire of love,The souls anointing from above.3 In You, with graces sevenfold,We Gods almighty hand beholdWhile You with tongues of fire proclaimTo all the world His holy name.4 Your light to evry thought impart,And shed Your love in evry heart;The weakness of our mortal stateWith deathless might invigorate.5 Drive far away our wily foe,And Your abiding peace bestow;With You as our protecting guide,No evil can with us abide.6 Teach us to know the Father, Son,And You, from both, as Three in OneThat we Your name may ever blessAnd in our lives the truth confess.7 Praise we the Father and Son,And Holy Spirit, with them One,And may the Son on us bestowThe gifts that from the Spirit flow!
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Isaiah 6:1-7Isaiah’s Commission6 In the year that King Uzziah died, Isaw the Lord, high and exalted, seatedon a throne; and the train of hisrobe filled the temple. 2 Above him wereseraphim, each with six wings: With twowings they covered their faces, with twothey covered their feet, and with twothey were flying.3 And they were callingto one another:―Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty;the whole earth is full of his glory.‖4 At the sound of their voices thedoorposts and thresholds shook and thetemple was filled with smoke.5 ―Woe to me!‖ I cried. ―I am ruined! ForI am a man of unclean lips, and I liveamong a people of unclean lips, and myeyes have seen the King, theLord Almighty.‖6 Then one of the seraphim flew to mewith a live coal in his hand, which hehad taken with tongs from thealtar. 7 With it he touched my mouth andsaid, ―See, this has touched yourlips; your guilt is taken away and yoursin atoned for.‖
Romans 11:33-36Doxology33 Oh, the depth of the riches of thewisdom and[a] knowledge of God!How unsearchable his judgments,and his paths beyond tracing out!34 ―Who has known the mind of theLord?Or who has been his counselor?‖[b]35 ―Who has ever given to God,that God should repay them?‖[c]36 For from him and through him and forhim are all things.To him be the glory forever! Amen.
John 3:1-17Jesus Teaches Nicodemus3 Now there was a Pharisee, a man namedNicodemus who was a member of the Jewishruling council. 2 He came to Jesus at nightand said, ―Rabbi, we know that you are ateacher who has come from God. For no onecould perform the signs you are doing if Godwere not with him.‖3 Jesus replied, ―Very truly I tell you, no onecan see the kingdom of God unless they areborn again.[a]‖4 ―How can someone be born when they areold?‖ Nicodemus asked. ―Surely they cannotenter a second time into their mother‘s wombto be born!‖5 Jesus answered, ―Very truly I tell you, noone can enter the kingdom of God unlessthey are born of water and the Spirit. 6 Fleshgives birth to flesh, but the Spirit[b] givesbirth to spirit. 7 You should not be surprisedat my saying, ‗You[c] must be bornagain.‘ 8 The wind blows wherever it pleases.You hear its sound, but you cannot tell whereit comes from or where it is going. So it iswith everyone born of the Spirit.‖[d]9 ―How can this be?‖ Nicodemus asked.10 ―You are Israel‘s teacher,‖ said Jesus, ―anddo you not understand these things? 11 Verytruly I tell you, we speak of what weknow, and we testify to what we haveseen, but still you people do not accept ourtestimony. 12 I have spoken to you of earthlythings and you do not believe; how then willyou believe if I speak of heavenlythings?13 No one has ever gone intoheaven except the one who came fromheaven—the Son of Man.[e]14 Just as Moseslifted up the snake in the wilderness, so theSon of Man must be lifted up,[f]15 thateveryone who believes may have eternal lifein him.‖[g]16 For God so loved the world that hegave his one and only Son, that whoeverbelieves in him shall not perish but haveeternal life. 17 For God did not send his Soninto the world to condemn the world, but tosave the world through him.
Psalm 29A psalm of David.1 Ascribe to the LORD, you heavenlybeings,ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.2 Ascribe to the LORD the glory due hisname;worship the LORD in the splendor ofhis[a]holiness.3 The voice of the LORD is over thewaters;the God of glory thunders,the LORD thunders over the mightywaters.4 The voice of the LORD is powerful;the voice of the LORD is majestic.5 The voice of the LORD breaks thecedars;the LORD breaks in pieces the cedars ofLebanon.6 He makes Lebanon leap like a calf,Sirion[b] like a young wild ox.7 The voice of the LORD strikeswith flashes of lightning.8 The voice of the LORD shakes the desert;the LORD shakes the Desert of Kadesh.9 The voice of the LORD twists the oaks[c]and strips the forests bare.And in his temple all cry, ―Glory!‖10 The LORD sits enthroned over theflood;the LORD is enthroned as King forever.11 The LORD gives strength to his people;the LORD blesses his people withpeace.
HOLY TRINITYIsaiah 6:1–7Romans 11:33–36John 3:1–15 (16–17)The Holy Trinity Reveals Himself to SinnersWhen Isaiah beheld the glory of the Lord, he cried out ―Woe is me!” For the sinner cannotstand in the presence of a holy God and live (Is. 6:1–7). But God the Father lifted up HisSon Jesus for us on the cross, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but haveeternal life. This eternal life of Christ is given us according to the Holy Spirit‘s goodpleasure in Baptism. ―Unless one is born [again] of water and the Spirit, he cannot enterthe kingdom of God‖ (John 3:5). To sinners in fear of death, the messengers of God placeon our lips the living body and blood of Christ and speak His words of absolution, ―Yourguilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for‖ (Is. 6:7). Having received forgiveness and lifefrom the Father through the Son by the Holy Spirit, we join with the angels in praising theblessed Trinity, ―Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts!‖ (Is. 6:3). ―For from Him andthrough Him and to Him are all things. To Him be glory forever. Amen‖ (Rom. 11:33–36).
Father, I adore YouLay my life before YouHow I love YouJesus…Spirit…God is Three in One…The Father makes all things,The Son sets us free,The Holy Spirit brings help to me.
The 1st Sunday after Trinity:Faith Trusts in Christ for LifeEternal Gen. 15:1-6 God‘s Covenantwith Abram 1 John 4:16-21 God is Love Luke 16:19-31 The Rich Manand Lazarus Psalm 33:12-22 The Greatnessand Goodness of God
Gen. 15:1-6; 1 John 4:16-21; Luke 16:19-31;Psalm 33:12-22Genesis 15:1-6God’s Covenant with Abram15 After these things the word ofthe LORD came to Abram in a vision, ―Do notbe afraid, Abram, I am your shield; yourreward shall be very great.‖ 2 But Abramsaid, ―O Lord GOD, what will you give me, forI continue childless, and the heir of my house isEliezer of Damascus?‖[a] 3 And Abramsaid, ―You have given me no offspring, and soa slave born in my house is to be myheir.‖ 4 But the word of the LORD came tohim, ―This man shall not be your heir; no onebut your very own issue shall be yourheir.‖ 5 He brought him outside and said, ―Looktoward heaven and count the stars, if you areable to count them.‖ Then he said to him, ―Soshall your descendants be.‖ 6 And he believedthe LORD; and theLORD[b] reckoned it to him asrighteousness.1 John 4:16-2116 So we have known and believe the love thatGod has for us.God is love, and those who abide in love abidein God, and God abides in them. 17 Love hasbeen perfected among us in this: that we mayhave boldness on the day of judgment, becauseas he is, so are we in this world.18 There is nofear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; forfear has to do with punishment, and whoeverfears has not reached perfection in love. 19 Welove[a]because he first loved us. 20 Those whosay, ―I love God,‖ and hate their brothers orsisters,[b] are liars; for those who do not love abrother or sister[c] whom they have seen, cannotlove God whom they have not seen. 21 Thecommandment we have from him is this: thosewho love God must love their brothers andsisters[d] also.Luke 16:19-31The Rich Man and Lazarus19 ―There was a rich man who was dressed inpurple and fine linen and who feastedsumptuously every day. 20 And at his gate lay apoor man named Lazarus, covered withsores, 21 who longed to satisfy his hunger withwhat fell from the rich man‘s table; even thedogs would come and lick his sores. 22 Thepoor man died and was carried away by theangels to be with Abraham.[a] The rich manalso died and was buried. 23 In Hades, where hewas being tormented, he looked up and sawAbraham far away with Lazarus by hisside.[b] 24 He called out, ‗Father Abraham, havemercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip ofhis finger in water and cool my tongue; for Iam in agony in these flames.‘ 25 But Abrahamsaid, ‗Child, remember that during yourlifetime you received your good things, andLazarus in like manner evil things; but now heis comforted here, and you are inagony. 26 Besides all this, between you and us agreat chasm has been fixed, so that those whomight want to pass from here to you cannot doso, and no one can cross from there to us.‘27 Hesaid, ‗Then, father, I beg you to send him to myfather‘s house— 28 for I have five brothers—that he may warn them, so that they will notalso come into this place oftorment.‘ 29 Abraham replied, ‗They haveMoses and the prophets; they should listen tothem.‘ 30 He said, ‗No, father Abraham; but ifsomeone goes to them from the dead, they willrepent.‘ 31 He said to him, ‗If they do not listento Moses and the prophets, neither will they beconvinced even if someone rises from thedead.‘‖Psalm 33:12-2212 Happy is the nation whose God is the 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 he watchesall 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 for victory,and by its great might it cannot save.18 Truly the eye of the LORD is on those whofear him,on those who hope in his steadfast love,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, be upon us,even as we hope in you.