Twenty-First Sunday after Trinity 2018October21

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"Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe."


A versified summary of Psalm 130 by Martin Luther, the hymn text has some additions. The psalm begins, “Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord,” which the hymn retains, but also states that all Christians endure tribulation in this life. The Christian cries for mercy, for without mercy God would not deign to help. Only His mercy, grace, and love avail; even the Christian’s holiest works fail to conquer sin. Only the blood of Christ crucified cancels sin. Therefore, the Christian does not have a wishful hope but a sure and strong hope. The Lord will send the needed aid, even though sometimes He delays until the best time. When Christians sing of Israel, they sing about the Israel from above—the Church. Thus, the line, “O Israel, trust in God your Lord,” sings about the Church, “Born of the Spirit and the Word” (cf. Romans 9:6; Galatians 4). Though great is our sin, far greater is the mercy of our Lord Who hears our cries (Romans 5:20–21) and frees us from our direst enemy, sin. —Kantor Lock for Logia Online

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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