Lessons and Hymns for Easter 3 A

These are the Scripture readings you will hear this Sunday:

Acts 2:14a,36-41
Psalm 116:1-14
1 Peter 1:17-25
Luke 24:13-35

The Risen Lord Jesus Is with Us in Holy Baptism and in “the Breaking of the Bread”

From “before the foundation of the world” until heaven and earth pass away, “the word of the Lord remains forever” (1 Peter 1:20, 25). This “living and abiding word of God” is the preaching of Christ Jesus, namely that God “raised him from the dead and gave him glory” (1 Peter 1:21, 23). By this living word, we “have been born again” to eternal life (1 Peter 1:23) and ransomed from our sinful and mortal life “with the precious blood of Christ” (1 Peter 1:18–19). This living word also calls us to repentance, to dying and rising in Holy Baptism “in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins” (Acts 2:38). In this, we receive the Holy Spirit “for you and for your children and for all who are far off” (Acts 2:39). Through the preaching of His cross and resurrection, Jesus draws near to bring us “into his glory” (Luke 24:26). As He opens the Scriptures, He opens our minds to comprehend “the things concerning himself” (Luke 24:27), and He brings us to know Him “in the breaking of the bread” (Luke 24:35).

These are the hymns we will sing:

Christ the Lord Is Risen Today (LSB 469)
With High Delight Let Us Unite (LSB 483)
Stay With Us (LSB 879)
Thine the Amen, Thine the Praise (LSB 680)

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