Trinity Reflections 2007

Reflections for the season of the Holy Trinity for 2007.

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December 1, 2007 - Saturday in the Last Week

“Behold, your King is coming to you; He is just and endowed with salvation.”        (Zechariah 9:9b)

November 28, 2007 - Wednesday in the Last Week

“For in this way, in former times, the holy women also, who hoped in God, used to adorn themselves, being submissive to their own husbands. Thus Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, and you have become her children if you do what is right without being frightened by any fear."      (1 Peter 3:5-6)

November 29, 2007 - Thursday in the Last Week

“But you are a CHOSEN RACE, a royal PRIESTHOOD, a HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God’s OWN POSSESSION, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him Who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; for you once were NOT A PEOPLE, but now you are THE PEOPLE OF GOD; you had NOT RECEIVED MERCY, but now you have RECEIVED MERCY.”        (1 Peter 2:9-10)

November 30, 2007 - Friday in the Last Week


“Act as free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but as bond-slaves of God…”        (1 Peter 2:16)

November 27, 2007 - Tuesday in the Last Week

“Now as to the times and epochs, brethren, you have no need of anything to be written for you. For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. While they are saying, `Peace and safety!’ then destruction will come upon them suddenly like birth pangs upon a woman with child.”        (1 Thessalonians 5:1-3)

November 26, 2007 - Monday in the Last Week

"It will also come to pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear.”        (Isaiah 65:24)

November 25, 2007 - The Sunday of the Fulfillment

“Then the kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom… Now while the bridegroom was delaying, they all got drowsy and began to sleep. But at midnight there was a shout. `Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’”        (Matthew 25:1, 5-6)

November 24, 2007 - Saturday in the Second Last Week

“The ransomed of the LORD shall return and come with joyful shouting to Zion, with everlasting joy upon their heads. They will find gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.”        (Isaiah 35:10)

November 23, 2007 - Friday in the Second Last Week

“Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astounded…`Was it not three men we cast bound into the midst of the fire?’…`Look, I see four men loosed, walking in the midst of the fire without harm, and the appearance of the forth is like a son of gods!’ Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the door of the furnace of blazing fire…`Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego, come out…’”        (Daniel 3:24-26)

November 22, 2007 - Thursday in the Second Last Week

“The king answered and said to Daniel…`Are you able to make known to me the dream which I have seen, and its interpretation?’ Daniel answered, `As for the mystery about which the king has inquired, neither wise men, conjurers, magicians, nor diviners are able to declare to the king. However, there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries…’”        (Daniel 2:26-28a)

November 19, 2007 - Monday in the Second Last Week

“I kept looking in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven, One like a Son of Man was coming, and He came up to the Ancient of Days and was presented before Him. And to Him was given dominion, glory, and a kingdom…”        (Daniel 7:13-14a)

November 20, 2007 - Tuesday in the Second Last Week

"But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells. Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless…”        (2 Peter 3:13-14)

November 21, 2007 - Wednesday in the Second Last Week

“You husbands likewise, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with a weaker vessel, since she is a woman; and grant her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.”        (1Peter 3:7)

November 18, 2007 - The 2nd Last Sunday in the Church Year

“`For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat, I was thirsty and you game Me drink…`Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, `Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty and give You a drink?”        (Matthew 25:35-37)

November 17, 2007 - Saturday in the Third Last Week

“Save me, O God, by Your Name, and vindicate me by Your strength. Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth.”        (Introit for 2nd Last Sunday: Psalm 54:1-2)

November 16, 2007 - Friday in the Third Last Week

“Then when Judas, who had betrayed Him, saw that He had been condemned, he felt remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, saying, `I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.’ But they said, `What is that to us?’...And he threw the pieces of silver into the sanctuary and departed; and he went away and hanged himself.”        (Matthew 27:3-5)

November 15, 2007 - Thursday in the Third Last Week

“For thus says the LORD,`I have heard a sound of terror, of dread, and there is no peace. Ask now, and see if a male can give birth. Why do I see every man, his hands on his loins, as a woman in childbirth, and have all faces turned pale? Alas! For that day is great, there is none like it; and it is the time of Jacob’s distress, but he will be saved from it.’”        (Jeremiah 30:5-7)

November 14, 2007 - Wednesday in the Third Last Week

“For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.”        (Lord's Prayer, Conclusion)

November 13, 2007 - Tuesday in the Third Last Week

“For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the Archangel, and with the trumpet of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and thus we shall always be with the Lord.”        (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)

November 11, 2007 - The Third Last Sunday in the Church Year

Collect: Almighty God, we implore You, show Your mercy to Your humble servants, that we who put no trust in our own merits may not be dealt with after the severity of Your judgment, but according to Your mercy, through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord…
Matthew 24:21 “…for then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever shall.”

November 12, 2007 - Monday in the Third Last Week

“Now then, let Me alone, that My anger may burn against them, and that I may destroy them; and I will make of you a great nation. Then Moses entreated the LORD his God and said, O LORD, why doth Thine anger burn against Thy people whom Thou hast brought out of the land of Egypt… So the LORD changed His mind about the harm which He said He would do to His people."        (Exodus 32:10-11, 14)

November 10, 2007 - Saturday in the 22nd Week After Trinity

Have mercy on me, O LORD, for I am in trouble; Deliver me from the hand of my enemies. Do not let me be ashamed, O LORD, for I have called upon You.        (Introit for Third Last Sunday)

 

November 09, 2007 - Friday in the 22nd Week After Trinity

“And the foolish said to the prudent, `Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ But the prudent answered, saying, `No, there will not be enough for us and you; go instead to the dealers and buy for yourselves.’”        (Matthew 25:8-9)

November 07, 2007 - Wednesday in the 22nd Week After Trinity

“But deliver us from evil,”        (Seventh Petition of the Lord's Prayer)

November 06, 2007 - Tuesday in the 22nd Week After Trinity

“I am confident of this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus … so that you may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ…”        (Philippians 1:6, 10)

November 08, 2007 - Thursday in the 22nd Week After Trinity

“Cursed be the day when I was born; Let the day not be blessed when my mother bore me.”        (Jeremiah 20:14)

November 05, 2007 - Monday in the 22nd Week After Trinity

" …and what does the LORD require of you, but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God…"        (Micah 6:8)

November 04, 2007 - Twenty-Second Sunday After Trinity

“Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus says to him, “I do not say to you up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.”      (Matthew 18:21-22)

November 03, 2007 - Saturday in the 21st Week After Trinity

"If You, LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But there is forgiveness with You, that You may be feared.”      (Psalm 130:4-5)

November 02, 2007 - Friday in the 21st Week After Trinity

(Sixth Petition) “Lead us not into temptation.”

November 01, 2007 - The Festival of All Saints

Matthew 5:1-12 (All Saints' Day)

October 31, 2007 - Reformation Day

“But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it – the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe.”        (Romans 3:21-22)

October 30, 2007 - Tuesday in the 21st Week After Trinity

“According to His great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”        (1 Peter 1:3)

October 29, 2007 - Monday in the 21st Week After Trinity

“Thus says the Lord: Stand in the court of the Lord's house, and speak to all the cities of Judah that come to worship in the house of the Lord all the words that I command you to speak to them; do not hold back a word.”        (Jeremiah 26:2)

October 28, 2007 - Twenty-First Sunday After Trinity - Feast of Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles

“If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.”        (John 15:19)

October 27, 2007 - Saturday in the 20th Week After Trinity

“Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord!”        (Psalm 119:1)

October 26, 2007 - Friday in the 20th Week After Trinity

“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.”        (Matthew 18:15)

October 25, 2007 - Thursday in the 20th Week After Trinity

“Keep silence and hear, O Israel: this day you have become the people of the Lord your God.”        (Deuteronomy 27:9)
 

October 24, 2007 - Wednesday in the 20th Week After Trinity

How is God's will done on earth as it is in heaven?    When God breaks and hinders every evil counsel and will which would not let us hallow the name of God nor let His kingdom come, such as the will of the devil, the world and our flesh; but strengthens and keeps us steadfast in His Word and in faith unto our end. This is His gracious and good will.        (Luther’s Small Catechism)

August 1, 2007 - Wednesday in the Eighth Week after Trinity

"We should fear and love God so that we lead a sexually pure and decent life in what we say and do, and husband and wife love and honor each other.” (The Sixth Commandment; Small Catechism)

August 10, 2007 - Friday in the Ninth Week after Trinity

"This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy.”        (I Corinthians 4:1-2)

August 11, 2007 - Saturday in the Ninth Week after Trinity

“I call to God and He hears my voice; He redeems my soul in safety. Cast your burden on the Lord, and He will sustain you. Give ear to my prayer, O God, and hide not Yourself from my plea for mercy! My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death have fallen upon me. Fear and trembling come upon me, and horror overwhelms me. But I call to God, and the Lord will save me.”        (Portions of Psalm 55; Introit for Trinity 10) 

August 12, 2007 - Tenth Sunday after Trinity

Now as [Jesus] drew near, He saw the city and wept over it, saying, “If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes..’        (St. Luke 19:41-42)

August 13, 2007 - Monday in the Tenth Week after Trinity

“Therefore I will give their wives to others, and their fields to those who will inherit them; because from the least even to the greatest everyone is given to covetousness; from the prophet even to the priest everyone deals falsely.”        (Jeremiah 8:10)

August 14, 2007 - Tuesday in the Tenth Week after Trinity

“Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant.”        (I Corinthians 12:1)

August 15, 2007 - Saint Mary, Mother of Our Lord

“For He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name. And His mercy is on those who fear Him, from generation to generation.”        (St. Luke 1:49-50) 

August 16, 2007 - Thursday in the Tenth Week after Trinity

 

“The Eighth Commandment: You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not tell lies about our neighbor, betray him, slander him, or hurt his reputation, but defend him, speak well of him, and explain everything in the kindest way.”        (Luther’s Small Catechism)

August 17, 2007 - Friday in the Tenth Week after Trinity

“Moreover, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware that all our fathers were under the cloud, all passed through the sea, all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that rock was Christ.”        (I Corinthians 10:1-4)

August 18, 2007 - Saturday in the Tenth Week after Trinity

“Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our salvation.”        (Psalm 68:19, portion of Introit for Trinity 11)

August 19, 2007 - Eleventh Sunday after Trinity

[Jesus said]: I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other, for everyone who exalts himself will be abased, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.        (St. Luke 8:14)

August 2, 2007 - Thursday in the Eighth Week after Trinity

"Festus said with a loud voice, "Paul, you are out of your mind; your great learning is driving you out of your mind." (Acts 26:24)

August 20, 2007 - Monday in the Eleventh Week after Trinity

“My punishment is greater than I can bear!”        (Genesis 4:13)

August 21, 2007 - Tuesday in the Eleventh Week after Trinity

“For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.”        (I Corinthians 15:3-4)

August 22, 2007 - Wednesday in the Eleventh Week after Trinity

The Ninth Commandment: You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. What does this mean?  We should fear and love God so that we do not scheme to get our neighbor’s inheritance or house, or get it in a way which only appears right, but help and be of service to him in keeping it.        (Luther’s Small Catechism)

August 23, 2007 - Thursday in the Eleventh Week after Trinity

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”        (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)

August 24, 2007 - Saint Bartholomew, Apostle

“But you are those who have continued with Me in My trials.”    (St. Luke 22:28)

August 25, 2007 - Saturday in the Eleventh Week after Trinity

“Make haste, O God, to deliver me! Make haste to help me, O Lord! Let them be ashamed and confounded who seek my life. Let them be turned back and confused who desire my hurt. Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You. But I am poor and needy; make haste to me, O God! You are my help and my deliverer; O Lord, do not delay.” (Introit for Trinity 12: Psalm 70:1-2, 4-5)

August 26, 2007 - Twelfth Sunday after Trinity

“Immediately his ears were opened, and the impediment of his tongue was loosed, and he spoke plainly.”        (St. Mark 7:34-35)

August 27, 2007 - Monday in the Twelfth Week after Trinity

“Yet I have reserved seven thousand in Israel, all whose knees have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him.”    (I Kings 19:18)

August 28, 2007 - Tuesday in the Twelfth Week after Trinity

“And we have such trust through Christ toward God. Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God.”        (2 Corinthians 3:4-5)

August 29, 2007 - Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist

“Some were saying, “John the Baptist has been raised from the dead…”        (St. Mark 6:14b)

August 3, 2007 - Friday in the Eight Week after Trinity

“So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and struck the Philistine and killed him.” (1 Samuel 17:50)

August 30, 2007 - Thursday in the Twelfth Week after Trinity

The Tenth Commandment: You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.

August 31, 2007 - Friday in the Twelfth Week after Trinity

“Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work”        (II Corinthians 9:7-8)

August 4, 2007 - Saturday in the Eighth Week after Trinity

“Save me, O God, by Your name, and vindicate me by Your strength.”        (Portion of the Introit for Trinity 9 – Psalm 54:1)

August 5, 2007 - Ninth Sunday after Trinity

“No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other.  You cannot serve God and mammon.’”        (St. Luke 16:13)

August 6, 2007 - Monday in the Ninth Week after Trinity

“God is my strength and my power, and He makes my way perfect.”        (2 Samuel 22:33)

August 7, 2007 - Tuesday in the Ninth Week after Trinity

“No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, he will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.”    (I Corinthians 10:13)

August 8, 2007 - Wednesday in the Ninth Week after Trinity

The Seventh Commandment: You shall not steal. What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not take our neighbor’s money or possessions, or get them in any dishonest way, but help him to improve and protect his possessions and income.        (Luther’s Small Catechism)

August 9, 2007 - Thursday in the Eighth Week after Trinity

"Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you?”        (1 Corinthians 3:16)

July 1, 2007 - Fourth Sunday after Trinity

“First take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother's eye.” (Luke 6:42)

July 10, 2007 - Tuesday in the Fifth Week after Trinity

“In your hearts regard Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.” (1 Peter 3:15)

July 11, 2007 - Wednesday in the Fifth Week after Trinity

“We should fear and love God so that we do not despise preaching and His Word, but hold it sacred and gladly hear and learn it.” (The Third Commandment; Small Catechism)

July 12, 2007 - Thursday in the Fifth Week after Trinity

“If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed.” (Galatians 1:9)

July 13, 2007 - Friday in the Fifth Week after Trinity

“It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.” (Galatians 2:19)

July 14, 2007 - Saturday in the Fifth Week after Trinity

“To you, O LORD, I call; my rock, be not deaf to me, lest, if you be silent to me, I become like those who go down to the pit.” (Psalm 28:1; Introit for the Sixth Sunday after Trinity)

July 15, 2007 - Sixth Sunday after Trinity

“Unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:20)

July 16, 2007 - Monday in the Sixth Week after Trinity

"I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.” (Exodus 20:2)

July 17, 2007 - Tuesday in the Sixth Week after Trinity

"We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.” (Romans 6:4)

July 18, 2007 - Wednesday in the Sixth Week after Trinity

"We should fear and love God so that we do not despise or anger our parents and other authorities, but honor them, serve and obey them, love and cherish them.” (The Fourth Commandment; Small Catechism)

July 19, 2007 - Thursday in the Sixth Week after Trinity

“For it has seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay on you no greater burden than these requirements: that you abstain from what has been sacrificed to idols, and from blood, and from what has been strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you keep yourselves from these, you will do well.” (Acts 15:28-29)

July 2, 2007 - The Visitation

“My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.”        (Luke 1:46-47)

July 20, 2007 - Friday in the Sixth Week after Trinity

“And the LORD came and stood, calling as at other times, "Samuel! Samuel!" And Samuel said, "Speak, for your servant hears.” (1 Samuel 3:10)

July 21, 2007 - Saturday in the Sixth Week after Trinity

"Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout to God with the voice of triumph!" (Psalm 47:8; Introit for the Seventh Sunday after Trinity)

July 22, 2007 - St. Mary Magdalene

“Jesus said to her, ‘Mary.’ She turned and said to him in Aramaic, ‘Rabboni!’ (which means Teacher).” (John 20:16)

July 23, 2007 - Monday in the Seventh Week after Trinity

“They ate and were satisfied.” (Mark 8:8)

July 24, 2007 - Tuesday in the Seventh Week after Trinity

“Of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”        (Genesis 2:17)

July 25, 2007 - St. James the Elder

“And Jesus said to them, "The cup that I drink you will drink, and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized.”        (Mark 10:39)

July 26, 2007 - Thursday in the Seventh Week after Trinity

“We should fear and love God so that we do not hurt or harm our neighbor in his body, but help and support him in every physical need.”        (The Fifth Commandment; Small Catechism)

July 27, 2007 - Friday in the Seventh Week after Trinity

"The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord”        (Romans 6:23)

July 28, 2007 - Saturday in the Seventh Week after Trinity

"We have thought, O God, on Your loving-kindness, in the midst of Your temple.”        (Psalm 48:9; Introit for the Eighth Sunday after Trinity)

July 29, 2007 - Eighth Sunday after Trinity

"So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit."        (Matthew 7:17)

July 3, 2007 - Tuesday in the Fourth Week after Trinity

"Please forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of your father.” (Genesis 50:17)

July 30, 2007 - Monday in the Eighth Week after Trinity

"The anger of the LORD will not turn back until he has executed and accomplished the intents of his heart. In the latter days you will understand it clearly.”        (Jeremiah 23:20)

July 31, 2007 - Tuesday in the Eighth Week after Trinity

"For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, ‘Abba! Father!’” (Romans 8:15)

July 4, 2007 - Wednesday in the Fourth Week after Trinity

“We should fear and love God so that we do not curse, swear, use satanic arts, lie, or deceive by His name, but call upon it in every trouble, pray, praise, and give thanks.” (Second Commandment; Small Catechism)

July 5, 2007 - Thursday in the Fourth Week after Trinity

“For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now.” (Romans 8:21)

July 6, 2007 - Friday in the Fourth Week after Trinity

“Thus says the Lord… ‘And you went over the Jordan and came to Jericho, and the leaders of Jericho fought against you, and also the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Girgashites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. And I gave them into your hand. And I sent the hornet before you, which drove them out before you’… ‘Choose this day whom you will serve… As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” (Joshua 24:2, 11-12, 15)

July 7, 2007 - Saturday in the Fourth Week after Trinity

“Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice! Have mercy also upon me, and answer me.” (Psalm 27:7; Introit for the Fifth Sunday after Trinity.)

July 8, 2007 - Fifth Sunday after Trinity

“When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, "Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord." (Luke 5:8)

July 9, 2007 - Monday in the Fifth Week after Trinity

“Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah you shall anoint to be prophet in your place." (1 Kings 19:16)

June 1, 2007 - Pentecost Friday

“And He said to him, ‘Truly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in paradise.’” (St. Luke 23:43)

June 10, 2007 - The First Sunday after Trinity

“And the rich man called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.” (St. Luke 16:24)

June 11, 2007 - Monday in the First Week after Trinity

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (St. John 13:34-35)

October 23, 2007 - St. James of Jerusalem, Martyr and Brother of Our Lord

“The testing of your faith produces steadfastness.” (James 1:3)

June 12, 2007 - Tuesday in the Second Week of Trinity

“Sing praises to the Lord, O you His saints, and give thanks to His holy name. For His anger is but for a moment, and His favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes in the morning.” (Psalm 30:4-5)

June 13, 2007 - Wednesday in the Second Week after Trinity

“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” (St. John 14:27)

June 14, 2007 - Thursday in the Second Week after Trinity

“I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in Me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” (St. John 15:5)

June 15, 2007 - Friday in the Second Week after Trinity

“This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this,that someone lays down his life for his friends.” (St. John 15:12-13)

June 16, 2007 - Saturday in the Second Week after Trinity

“A just balance and scales are the Lord’s; all the weights in the bag are His work.” (Proverbs 16:11)

June 17, 2007 - The Second Sunday after Trinity

“Jesus said, ‘And the master said, “Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled.”’” (St. Luke 14:23)

June 18, 2007 - Monday in the Second Week after Trinity

“Jesus said, ‘I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word, that they may all be one, just as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You have sent Me.” (St. John 17:20-21)

June 19, 2007 - Tuesday in the Second Week after Trinity

“Then David’s anger was greatly kindled against the man, and he said to Nathan, ‘As surely as the Lord lives, the man who has done this deserves to die’…Nathan said to David, ‘You are the man!’” (2 Samuel 12:5 & 7)

June 2, 2007 - Pentecost Saturday

“And Jesus said to them, ‘O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into His glory?’” (St. Luke 24:25-26)

June 20, 2007 - Wednesday in the Second Week after Trinity

“Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man, lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare.” (Proverbs 22:24-25)

June 21, 2007 - Thursday in the Second Week after Trinity

“For through the Law I died to the law, so that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” (Galatians 2:19-20)

June 22, 2007 - Friday in the Second Week after Trinity

“When Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, ‘It is finished,’ and He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.” (St. John 19:30)

June 23, 2007 - Saturday in the Second Week after Trinity

“For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer.” (Psalm 32:3-4) 

June 24, 2007 - The Third Sunday after Trinity - Nativity of St. John the Baptist

“A voice cries: ‘In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places smooth.’” (Isaiah 40:3-4)

June 25, 2007 - Monday in the Third Week after Trinity - Presentation of the Augsburg Confession

“So everyone who acknowledges Me before men, I also will acknowledge before My Father who is in Heaven, but whoever denies Me before men, I also will deny before My Father who is in heaven.” (St. Matthew 10:32-33)

June 26, 2007 - Tuesday in the Third Week after Trinity

“Now a large herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside, and they begged Jesus to let them enter these. So He gave them permission. Then the demons came out of the man and entered the pigs, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and were drowned.” (St. Luke 8:32-33)

June 27, 2007 - Wednesday in the Third Week after Trinity

"I was ready to be sought by those who did not ask for Me; I was ready to be found by those who did not seek Me. I said, ‘Here am I, here am I,’ to a nation that was not called by My name. I spread out My hands all the day to a rebellious people, who walk in a way that is not good, following their own devices.” (Isaiah 65:1-2)

June 28, 2007 - Thursday in the Third Week after Trinity

“For as many of you as were Baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And, if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s off-spring, heirs according to the promise.” (Galatians 3:27-29)

June 29, 2007 - Friday in the Third Week after Trinity

"When many days had passed, the Jews plotted to kill him, but their plot became known to Saul. They were watching the gates day and night in order to kill him, but his disciples took him by night and let him down through an opening in the wall, lowering him in a basket.”        (Acts 9:23-25)

June 3, 2007 - Holy Trinity Sunday

“Jesus answered him, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.’” (St. John 3:3)

June 30, 2007 - Saturday in the Third Week after Trinity

“One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.” (Psalm 27:4; Introit for the Fourth Sunday after Trinity.)

June 4, 2007 - Monday in the Week of Holy Trinity

"But when Jesus heard it He said, ‘This illness does not lead to death. It is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.’” (St. John 11:4)

June 5, 2007 - Tuesday in the Week of Holy Trinity

“Martha said to Jesus, ‘Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that whatever You ask from God, God will give you.’” (St. John 11:21-22)

June 6, 2007 - Wednesday in the Week of Holy Trinity

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

June 7, 2007 - Thursday in the Week of Holy Trinity

“And she said to Elijah, ‘What have you against me, O man of God? Have you come to bring my sin to remembrance and to cause the death of my son!’" (1 Kings 17:18)

June 8, 2007 - Friday in the Week of Holy Trinity

“For I would have you know, brothers, that the Gospel that was preached by me is not man’s Gospel. For I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ.” (Galatians 1:11-12)

June 9, 2007 - Saturday in the Week of Holy Trinity

“And Jesus went with them. When He was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to Him, ‘Lord, do not trouble Yourself, for I am not worthy to have You come under my roof. Therefore I did not presume to come to you. But say the word, and let my servant be healed.” (St. Luke 7:6-7)

May 27, 2007 - The 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.” (St. John 14:26)

May 28, 2007 - Pentecost Monday

“And the believers from among the circumcised who had come with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out even on the Gentiles.” (Acts 10:45)

May 29, 2007 - Pentecost Tuesday

“To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.” (St. John 10:3)

May 30, 2007 - Pentecost Wednesday

“And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the saying of the Lord, how He had said to him, “Before the rooster crows today, you will deny me three times.” (St. Luke 22:61)

May 31, 2007 - Pentecost Thursday

“But they cried out together, ‘Away with this man [Jesus] and release to us Barabbas.’” (St. Luke 23:18)

October 1, 2007 - Monday in the 17th Week After Trinity

 

“Like clouds and wind without rain is a man who boasts of a gift he does not give.”        (Proverbs 25:14)

October 10, 2007 - Wednesday in the 18th Week After Trinity

Hallowed be Thy name.    ...But he that teaches and lives otherwise than God's Word teaches profanes the name of God among us. From this preserve us, Heavenly Father!

October 11, 2007 - Thursday in the 18th Week After Trinity

“You have been rebellious against the Lord from the day that I knew you.” (Deuteronomy 9:24)

October 12, 2007 - Friday in the 18th Week After Trinity

"And a man was there with a withered hand. And they asked him, 'Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?' - so that they might accuse him."        (Matthew 12:10)

October 13, 2007 - Saturday in the 18th Week After Trinity

“Say to my soul, 'I am your salvation. The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears. He delivers them out of all their troubles.”        (Psalm 34)

October 14, 2007 - Nineteenth Sunday After Trinity

“When the crowds saw it, they were afraid, and they glorified God, who had given such authority to men.”        (Matthew 9:8)

October 15, 2007 - Monday in the 19th Week After Trinity

“Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” (Genesis 28:15)

October 16, 2007 - Tuesday in the 19th Week After Trinity

“Put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and... be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and... put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.”        (Ephesians 4:22-24)

October 17, 2007 - Wednesday in the 19th Week After Trinity

“Thy kingdom come.” The kingdom of God comes indeed without our prayer, of itself; but we pray in this petition that it may come unto us also.        (Luther’s Small Chatechism)

October 18, 2007 - Saint Luke, Evangelist

“And when [the king] sits on the throne of his kingdom, he shall write for himself in a book a copy of this law, approved by the Levitical priests. And it shall be with him, and he shall read in it all the days of his life.”        (Deuteronomy 17:18-19)

October 19, 2007 - Friday in the 19th Week After Trinity

“So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and, beginning to sink, he cried out, 'Lord, save me.'” (Matthew 14:29-30)

October 2, 2007 - Tuesday in the 17th Week After Trinity

“I, therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”        (Ephesians 4:1-3)

October 20, 2007 - Saturday in the 19th Week After Trinity

“The Lord is righteous in all His works toward us, for we have not obeyed His commandments. Glorify Your Name, O Lord: and deal with us according to Your great mercy.”        (Prayer of Azariah)

October 21, 2007 - Twentieth Sunday After Trinity

“Then [the king] said to his servants, 'The wedding feast is ready, but those invited were not worthy. Go therefore to the main roads and invite to the wedding feast as many as you find.”        (Matthew 22:8-9)

October 22, 2007 - Monday in the 20th Week after Trinity

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord." (Isaiah 55:8)

October 3, 2007 - Wednesday in the 17th Week After Trinity

Our Father, who art in heaven.
God would thereby [with this little introduction] tenderly urge us to believe that He is our true Father, and that we are His true children, so that we may ask Him confidently with all assurance, as dear children ask their dear father.        (Luther’s Small Catechism)

October 4, 2007 - Thursday in the 17th Week After Trinity

[Moses said,] “The Lord was angry with me because of you.”        (Deuteronomy 4:21)

October 5, 2007 - Friday in the 17th Week After Trinity

“And behold, all the city came out to meet Jesus, and when they saw him, they begged him to leave their region.”        (Matthew 8:34)

October 6, 2007 - Saturday in the 17th Week After Trinity

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: May they prosper who love you.”        (Psalm 122:6)

October 7, 2007 - Eighteenth Sunday After Trinity

“And no one was able to answer him a word, nor from that day did anyone dare to ask him any more questions.” (Matthew 22:46)

October 8, 2007 - Monday in the 18th Week After Trinity

“And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to keep the commandments and statutes of the Lord, which I am commanding you today for your good?”        (Deuteronomy 10:12-13)

October 9, 2007 - Tuesday in the 18th Week After Trinity

“[He] will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.”        (1 Corinthians 1:8)

September 1, 2007 - Saturday in the Twelfth Week after Trinity

“Remember Your congregation, which You have purchased of old, which You have redeemed to be the tribe of Your heritage.”        (Psalm 74:2, from the Introit for Trinity 13)

September 10, 2007 - Monday in the Fourteenth Week after Trinity

“My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart.”        (Proverbs 4:20-21)

September 11, 2007 - Tuesday in the Fourteenth Week after Trinity

“And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.”        (Galatians 5:24)

September 12, 2007 - Wednesday in the Fourteenth Week after Trinity

“We should fear and love God…”

September 13, 2007 - Thursday in the Fourteenth Week after Trinity

“…giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.”        (Colossians 1:12)

September 14, 2007 - Friday in the Fourteenth Week after Trinity – Holy Cross Day

“And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself.”        (St. John 12:32)

September 15, 2007 - Saturday in the Fourteenth Week after Trinity

“But You, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious; turn to me and be gracious to me.”        (Psalm 86:15, from the Introit for Trinity 15)

September 16, 2007 - Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity

“Your heavenly father knows that you need all these things.” (St. Matthew 6:32)

September 17, 2007 - Monday in the Fifteenth Week after Trinity

“And Elijah said to her, ‘Do not fear; go and do as you have said, but make me a small cake from it first, and bring it to me; and afterward make some for yourself and your son.’”        (I Kings 17:13)

September 18, 2007 - Tuesday in the Fifteenth Week after Trinity

“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”        (Galatians 6:2)

September 19, 2007 - Wednesday in the Fifteenth Week after Trinity

“Our Father, who art in heaven...”        (Lord’s Prayer - Introduction)

September 2, 2007 - Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity

“And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested Him, saying, ‘Teacher, what must I do to be saved?’”.”        (St. Luke 10:25)

September 20, 2007 - Thursday in the Fifteenth Week after Trinity

"And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.”        (I Timothy 3:16)

September 21, 2007 - St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

“As Jesus passed on from there, He saw a man named Matthew sitting in the tax office. And He said to him, ‘Follow Me.’ So he arose and followed Him.”        (St. Matthew 9:9)

September 22, 2007 - Saturday in the Fifteenth Week after Trinity

“Incline Your ear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.”        (Psalm 86:1 – from the Introit for Trinity 16)

September 23, 2007 - The Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity

Then He came and touched the open coffin, and those who carried him stood still. And He said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.”        (Luke 7:14)

September 24, 2007 - Monday in the Sixteenth Week after Trinity

Some time later the son of the woman who owned the house became ill. He grew worse and worse, and finally stopped breathing. She said to Elijah, "What do you have against me, man of God? Did you come to remind me of my sin and kill my son?"        (1 Kings 17:17-18)

September 25, 2007 - Tuesday in the Sixteenth Week after Trinity

“For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man,”        (Ephesians 3:14-16)

September 26, 2007 - Wednesday in the Sixteenth Week after Trinity

“Hallowed be Thy Name” What does this mean? God's name is certainly holy in itself, but we pray in this petition that it may be kept holy among us also. How is God's name kept holy? God's name is kept holy when the Word of God is taught in its truth and purity and we, as the children of God, also lead holy lives according to it. Help us to do this, dear Father in heaven! But anyone who teaches or lives contrary to God's Word profanes the name of God among us. Protect us from this, heavenly Father!        (The Small Catechism, Lord's Prayer, First Petition)

September 27, 2007 - Thursday in the Sixteenth Week after Trinity

“Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say,‘In what way have we robbed You?’ In tithes and offerings. You are cursed with a curse, For you have robbed Me, Even this whole nation. Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this,” Says the LORD of hosts,“If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it.        (Malachi 3:8-10)

September 28, 2007 - Friday in the Sixteenth Week after Trinity

For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.        (Matthew 5:20)

September 29, 2007 - Saint Michael and All Angels

[Jesus said,] “See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.”        (Matthew 1:10)

September 3, 2007 - Monday in the Thirteenth Week after Trinity

“Therefore, my beloved…work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.”        (Philippians 2:12-13)

September 30, 2007 - Seventeenth Sunday After Trinity

[Jesus said,] “But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he may say to you, 'Friend, move up higher.' Then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at the table with you.”        (Luke 14:10)

September 4, 2007 - Tuesday in the Thirteenth Week after Trinity

 

“But our citizenship is in heaven, from which we all eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.”        (Philippians 3:20-21)

September 5, 2007 - Wednesday in the Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity

“What does God say about all these Commandments? He says...I…am a jealous God, punishing…those who hate Me, but showing love to...those who love Me.”        (Exodus 20:5 – The Close of the Commandments)

September 6, 2007 - Thursday in the Thirteenth Week after Trinity

“…and the child opened his eyes.” (2 Kings 4:35)

September 7, 2007 - Friday in the Thirteenth Week after Trinity

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.”        (Ephesians 6:1)

September 8, 2007 - Saturday in the Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity

“How lovely is Your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts! My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the Lord.”        (Psalm 84:1, from the Introit for Trinity 14)

September 9, 2007 - Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

“And [Jesus] said to him, ‘Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well.”        (St. Luke 17:19)