Twentieth Sunday after Trinity 2018October14

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"The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; this was the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes."


O LORD, LOOK DOWN FROM HEAVEN, BEHOLD Martin Luther’s versification and music (in Hypophrygian Mode) of Psalm 12 is a plea to the Lord of the Church to watch and guard Her from false teaching. He is a Lord Who has pity on Her, even though She be small in number (Stanza 1). Though She is beset on all sides by false teachers, within and without, God will have the last word (Stanzas 2 & 3)! When teachers have no care for God and challenge Him, God’s reply is: “I must arise” to help the poor in spirit (Stanza 4). His saving Word fights to defend the poor. That same Word burns away the dross from each Christian, that they live holy lives before God and the nations (Stanza 5). The final stanza (6) is a plea that God would CONTINUE to defend the Church from the evil and to keep Her under the Lord of Her salvation. (Kantor Thomas E. Lock)

Sunday School October Memory Verses:

October 7 – 1 Corinthians 6:20 – “For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.”

October 14 – Job 28:28 - 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.'

October 21 – Psalm 119:105 – “Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light unto my path.”

October 28 – Matthew 5:6 – “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.”

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