Lessons and Hymns for Epiphany 4 C

Sorry for the lateness of this post … sometimes these things happen when you go out of town.

These are the Scripture readings you will hear this coming Sunday:

Jeremiah 1:4-10
1 Corinthians 12:31b-13:13
Luke 4:31-44

Jesus Has Authority to Forgive Your Sins and Give You Life

Jesus was sent to “preach the good news of the kingdom of God” (Luke 4:43). His preaching is an epiphany, or manifestation, of God because His Word reveals the authority of His cross and resurrection, by which He has atoned for the sins of the world. By the preaching of His Gospel in every place, He silences the unclean spirits and casts out demons, heals the diseases of body and soul, and restores life and health to His creation (Luke 4:40–41). For the sake of His divine love, He is “patient and kind” toward us; He “bears all things,” “endures all things” and delivers up His body to save us (1 Cor. 13:3–4, 7). So also for the sake of His love, He calls and sends His prophets, as ministers of His Word, “to pluck up and to break down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant” (Jer. 1:10).

These are the hymns you will sing:

Brightest and Best of the Stars of the Morning (LSB 400)
Son of God, Eternal Savior (LSB 842)
As with Gladness Men of Old (LSB 397)
Jesus! Name of Wondrous Love (LSB 900)
Almighty Father, Bless the Word (LSB 923)

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