Reformation Sunday

In the Truth of God’s Son, Free Indeed Saint John 8:31-36 In a section just before today’s Gospel Reading, the evangelist Saint John tells us that the Lord Jesus was teaching in the women’s court, so called because it was an area of the temple in which women, as well as men, could be. The[…]

Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

Questions and Answers Saint Matthew 22:34–46 The Pharisees and Sadducees had no love for each other. Both of these leading sects in Judaism at the time of Jesus saw themselves as the true interpreters of the Jewish faith. The Sadducees held that only the Torah, that is, the first five books of the Bible were[…]

Thanksgiving Sunday

Why Be Thankful? Saint Luke 12:13-21 Happy Thanksgiving! In the Collect for today we prayed to God, “may we receive Your gifts in humble thankfulness,” and Saint Paul declares in the Epistle, “Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!” that is, the gift of His grace in Christ Jesus, our Lord. In 1 Thessalonians[…]

Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity

God Visits His People Saint Luke 7:11–17 I’ve heard it said, or maybe read it somewhere, that every Christian church where the Gospel is preached purely and the sacraments are administered rightly according to the Gospel is, in a spiritual sense, the town of Nain, for it is here that the Lord Jesus comes to[…]