Lessons and Hymns for Pentecost 13 C (Proper 15)

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

Jeremiah 23:16-29
Hebrews 11:17-31; 12:1-3
Luke 12: 49-53

Christ’s Suffering and Death Bring Division

The Lord Jesus causes fear and trembling and division because His Word is “like fire … and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces” (Jer. 23:29). His Law puts us all to death, whereas only His Gospel can bring us to life. He has fulfilled that Word for us by His cross and in His resurrection from the dead. He undergoes such a distressing Baptism, accomplished by His death, in order to open the way for us through our Holy Baptism into His cross and resurrection. So, then, if we are able “to interpret the appearance of earth and sky” (Luke 12:56), let us mark this sign of His cross — recognizing that this world is subject to death, but knowing that Christ Jesus also has conquered death and obtained life everlasting for us. Let us fix our eyes on “Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith” and “run with endurance the race that is set before us” (Heb. 12:1–2).

These are the hymns we will sing:

I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light (LSB 411)
On Eagles’ Wings (LSB 727)
Holy Spirit, Light Divine (LSB 496)
Thy Body, Given for Me, O Savior (LSB 619)
The Day Thou Gavest (LSB 886)

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