Pentecost through Trinity 4 Reflections 2017

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Festival of Pentecost

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. (John 14:26)

Friday of the First Week after Trinity

Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy. (Proverbs 27:6)

Friday of the Week of Pentecost

So Ananias departed and entered the house. And laying his hands on him he said, "Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus who appeared to you on the road by which you came has sent me so that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit. (Acts 9:17)

Friday of the Week of the Holy Trinity

Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body. (Proverbs 16:24)

Holy Trinity

Do not marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born again.' The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit. (John 3:7-8)

Monday of the First Week after Trinity

"Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them." Then he said to him, "So shall your offspring be." (Genesis 15:5)

Monday of the Second Week after Trinity

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight (Proverbs 9:10).

Monday of the Week of Pentecost

Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth. And from there the Lord dispersed them over the face of all the earth. (Genesis 11:9)

Saturday of the Week of Pentecost

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. (Psalm 8:1 from the Introit for Holy Trinity)

Saturday of the Week of the Holy Trinity

I will sing to the Lord, because He has dealt bountifully with me. (Psalm 13:6, from the Introit for Trinity 1)

St. Barnabas, Apostle

While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them." (Acts 13:2)

The First Sunday after Trinity

'If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.' (Luke 16:31)

The Nativity of St. John the Baptist

And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways, to give knowledge of salvation to his people in the forgiveness of their sins. (Luke 1:76-77)

The Second Sunday after Trinity

And the master said to the servant, 'Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled" (Luke 14:23).

Thursday of the First Week after Trinity

Do not put yourself forward in the king's presence or stand in the place of the great, for it is better to be told, "Come up here," than to be put lower in the presence of a noble. (Proverbs 25:6-7)

Thursday of the Week of Pentecost

For behold, in those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem. (Joel 3:1)

Thursday of the Week of the Holy Trinity

"Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!" (Isaiah 6:3)

Tuesday of the First Week after Trinity

We love because he first loved us. (1 John 4:19)

Tuesday of the Week of Pentecost

And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Acts 2:21)

Tuesday of the Week of the Holy Trinity

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! (Romans 11:33)

Wednesday of the First Week after Trinity

God threatens to punish all who sin against these commandments. Therefore, we should fear His wrath and not act contrary to these commandments. But He promises grace and every blessing to all who keep these commandments. Therefore, we should also love and trust in Him and gladly do what He commands. (Small Catechism: Explanation to Close of the Commandments)

Wednesday of the Week of Pentecost

You shall not covet your neighbor's house. What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we may not craftily seek to get our neighbor's inheritance or house, or obtain it by a show of justice and right, or any other means, but help and be of service to him in keeping it. (Small Catechism: 9thCommandment and Explanation)

Wednesday of the Week of the Holy Trinity

You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant, or his maidservant, or his cattle, or anything that is his. What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we may not turn, force, or entice away our neighbor's wife, servants, or cattle, but urge them to stay and carefully do their duty. (Small Catechism: 10th Commandment and Explanation)