Tag: Ephesians

  • Readings: Trinity 21

    God Declares Us Righteous Unsheathing His Word Against All Evil “‘Let there be light,’ and there was light” (Gen. 1:1—2:3). The Father speaks, and it is so. His Word accomplishes […]

  • Readings: Trinity 20

    Jesus Invites Us to His Wedding Feast to Receive Abundant Righteousness The Holy Spirit sounds forth the Gospel call: “See, I have prepared my dinner … Come to the wedding […]

  • Readings: Trinity 19

    Jesus’ Incarnation Secures for Us Life, Forgiveness, and Healing The Lord does not require us to ascend to Him; in mercy He descends to us (Gen. 28:10–17). The ladder in […]

  • Readings: Trinity 17

    Whoever Humbles Himself Will Be Exalted “Do not put yourself forward in the king’s presence” (Prov. 25:6–14). Rather, take the lowest position at the table. Humble yourself before Him. For […]

  • Readings: Trinity 16

    Jesus Calls forth Life from Death A large funeral procession carrying the only son of a widow is confronted by another large procession, Jesus and His followers. Death and Life […]

  • Readings: St. Matthew (September 21)

    Old Testament: Ezekiel 2:8-3:11 8 “But you, son of man, hear what I say to you. Be not rebellious like that rebellious house; open your mouth and eat what I […]

  • Readings: Proper 17B

    Old Testament: Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9 1 “And now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the rules that I am teaching you, and do them, that you may live, and […]

  • Readings: Proper 16B

    Old Testament: Isaiah 29:11-19 11 And the vision of all this has become to you like the words of a book that is sealed. When men give it to one […]

  • Readings: Trinity 11

    The Lord Lifts Up the Lowly “And the Lord had regard for Abel and his offering, but for Cain and his offering he had no regard” (Gen. 4:1–15). For unlike […]

  • Readings: Proper 15B

    Old Testament: Proverbs 9:1-10 1 Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn her seven pillars. 2 She has slaughtered her beasts; she has mixed her wine; she has also […]