Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

Faith and Love Saint Luke 17:11–19 The Gospel account that is before us this morning, dear friends, is a straightforward and plain narrative—a moment in the life of our Lord Jesus and ten men with the disease of leprosy that requires little explanation. Jesus encounters the lepers while He is on His way to Jerusalem[…]

Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity

How To Do Likewise Saint Luke 10:23–37 “You go, and do likewise.” I don’t think that there have ever been spoken more daunting words of Law than these. “You go, and do likewise.” This is what Jesus said to a lawyer, that is, to one of the Jewish scribes, an expert in the Law of[…]

Twelfth Sunday after Trinity

Ears To Hear and Tongues To Confess Saint Mark 7:31-37 In today’s Epistle Reading, Saint Paul tells us, “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with[…]

Eleventh Sunday after Trinity

Justified By Grace Saint Luke 18:9–14 The very first Gospel proclamation in the Bible comes in the 3rd chapter of Genesis where the Lord God says that, while the devil would bruise the heel of the offspring of the woman, the woman’s offspring would crush the devil’s head. Of course, we know that offspring of[…]

Tenth Sunday after Trinity

The Tears of Jesus For You Saint Luke 19:41–48 On Palm Sunday, Jesus looked upon the city of Jerusalem and wept. He wept for the dead, as He had done not long before in Bethany when His tears were shed for Lazarus, brother of Mary and Martha, who had fallen ill and died. In Jerusalem,[…]