Summary of the Day:
Faith Trusts in Christ for Life Eternal
When the beggar Lazarus died, he was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. For he was truly Abraham’s seed. Like Abraham, he believed in the Lord, and the Lord “counted it to him as righteousness” (Gen. 15:6). The name Lazarus means “God is my help.” The unnamed rich man, on the other hand, did not love and trust in God. For he evidently cared little for the beggar at his gate. And “he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen” (1 John 4:20). He who loved and trusted in possessions and prestige died and was in torments in Hades (Luke 16:19–31). Repentance and faith are worked only through Moses and the prophets–that is, the Word of God, for it points us to Christ. Only through His death and resurrection are we brought the comfort of life everlasting.
Sunday Divine Service – 9:30 am
If you are unable to join us this Sunday, please use this resource to lead your family together in hearing the Word and in prayer. Use this bulletin with a Lutheran Service Book and pray along with our live stream.
Introit: Ps. 13:1-4; antiphon: Ps. 13:5-6
Old Testament: Gen. 15:1-6
Psalm 33:12-22 (antiphon: v. 20)
Epistle: 1 John 4:16-21
Proper Verse: Ps. 7:1
Gospel: Luke 16:19-31
The Congregation at Prayer – Each Morning at 8 am
Wednesday Bible Study – 7:30 pm
Join us for a Bible Study on 1 Corinthians each Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm. You’ll be able to find our class live on our Facebook and YouTube channels (note: we are not using Zoom). Post your questions in the comments, and I’ll respond in realtime or later.