Trinity Reflections 2005

Reflections for the season of the Holy Trinity for 2005.

November 20, 2005 - Sunday of the Fulfillment

“The bridegroom delayed and they all got drowsy and fell asleep.” (St. Matthew 25:5)

November 13, 2005 - Second Last Sunday

"And the King answered and said to them, "Amen I say to you, inasmuch as you did for one of the least of these My brothers, you did for Me.'" (St. Matthew 25:40)

November 6, 2005 - Third Last Sunday of the Church Year

"Then if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is Christ!' or 'there!' do not believe them." (St. Matthew 24:23)

November 1, 2005- All Saints' Day

“And they overcame him by the blood of the lamb and the word of their testimony and they did not love their lives up to the point of death” (Rev. 12:11 – Introit for All Saints Day)

October 30, 2005 - Reformation

In the name of Jesus. Amen. The great thing about being a Lutheran is that you're free--freed by the Son.

October 23, 2005 - Trinity XXII

"Then Peter came to Him and said to Him, 'Lord, how many times shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven?'" (St. Matthew 18:21)

October 16, 2006 - Trinity XXI

“Jesus said to him, 'Go, your son will live.' The man believe the word that Jesus spoke to him and he went.” (St. John 4:50)

October 9, 2005 - Trinity XX

“For many are called, but few are chosen.” (St. Matthew 22:14)

October 2, 2005 - Trinity XVIIII

“And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, ‘Why do you think about evil your hearts? For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk?’” (St. Matthew 9:4-5)

September 25, 2005 - Trinity XVIII

In the name of Jesus. Amen. Way to go Jesus! First, Jesus sent the Sadducees running for cover. Then, He tears through the Pharisees and their little "inquisition!" Three cheers for Jesus! Well, hold on there just a second. Jesus doesn’t need our cheers. He doesn’t need anymore people being on His team. He doesn’t stick the Pharisees for the sake of scoring points. No, He does what He does to save you and me from our interrogation of God.

September 18, 2005 - Trinity XVII

“For all of you who exalts himself will be humbled and the one humbling himself will be exalted.” (St. Luke 14:11)

September 11, 2005 - Trinity XVI

“And He went up and touched the coffin and those who were carrying him stood still, and He said, ‘You man, I say to you, arise.’” (St. Luke 7:14)

September 4, 2005 - Trinity XV

“No one is able to serve two masters. For either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” (St. Matthew 6:24)

August 28, 2005 - Trinity XIV

“And He said to him, ‘Arise, go. Your faith has saved you.’” (St. Luke 17:19)

August 21, 2005 - Trinity XIII

And behold a certain lawyer stood up and tested Him saying, ‘Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?’” (St. Luke 10:25)

August 14, 2005 - Trinity XII

“And leading him away from the crowd by himself and put His fingers into his ears, and spitting He touched his tongue.” (St. Mark 7:34)

August 7, 2005 - Trinity XI

“And the tax collector, standing far off, did not even begin to raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, “God, be merciful to me a sinner!” (St. Luke 18:13)

July 31, 2005 - Trinity X

“And seeing the city as He drew near, He wept over her.” (St. Luke 19:41)

July 24, 2005 - Trinity IX

“And I say to you, make friends for yourselves out of the unrighteous mammon, so that when it is used up, they may receive you into eternal homes” (St. Luke 16:9)

July 17, 2005 - Trinity VIII

“Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are vicious wolves.” (St. Matthew 7:15-23)

July 10, 2005 - Trinity VII

“And He commanded the crowd to recline on the ground. And taking the seven loaves, giving thanks He broke them and gave them to the disciples to set them before them, and they set them before the people.” (St. Mark 8:6)

July 3, 2005 - Trinity VI

“Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.” (Matthew 5:17)

June 26, 2005 - Trinity V

“And Simon answered saying, ‘Master, through the whole night we have worked hard and have caught nothing.  Nevertheless, at your word, I will let down the nets.” (Luke 5:1-11)

June 19, 2005 - Trinity IV

“And judge not, and you shall not be judged. And condemn not, and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven.” (Luke 6:37)

June 12, 2005 - Trinity III

“What man among you having one hundred sheep, if he loses one of them does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one which is lost until he finds it?’” (St. Luke 15:4)

June 5, 2005 - Trinity II

“And He said ‘A certain man was giving a great supper and he invited many; and He sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were invited, ‘Come, for everything is ready now.’” (Luke 14:16-17)

May 29, 2005 - Trinity I

The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried.  In hell, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. (St. Luke 16:19-31)

May 22, 2005 - Holy Trinity Sunday

“Jesus answered, ‘Amen, amen, I say to you, unless one is born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3)